Wednesday, April 14, 2021

GOOD LUCK! Country Music Association of Ontario Award Nominees (including local artists)


Recently, the nominees for the 2021 Country Music Association of Ontario Awards were announced and quite a number of local artists were given the nod. We're hoping a lot of them will win during the ceremony being held at the Ancaster Fairgrounds on May 30, 2021. 

From the CMAO newsletter

The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) is excited to announce the nominees for the 9th Annual CMAOntario Awards, taking place Sunday, May 30, 2021 as a drive-in style event at the Ancaster Fairgrounds in Hamilton, Ontario. Leading the nominations are 15 time CMAOntario Award winner Meghan Patrick, nine time CMAOntario Award winner Tim Hicks, and viral sensation Robyn Ottolini, with five nominations each.

Hosted by Jason McCoy and Beverley Mahood, the CMAOntario Award Show will close out the CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend May 28 – 30, 2021. After presenting the first ever, live, drive-in country music awards show in October 2020, CMAOntario is happy to do it all again this year in Hamilton. The CMAOntario Awards, presented by Slaight Music, will acknowledge the talent and achievements of Ontario’s country music industry across 18 categories.

Below is complete list of nominees. Local acts are bolded. 

Single

Album

Songwriter(s)

  • Tim Hicks (St. Catharines): “No Truck Song” (co-written by Bruce Wallace, Jeffrey Coplan)
  • Callie McCullough: “After Midnight” (co-written by, Scotty Kipfer)
  • Owen Barney: “Thank Her For That” (co-written by Jamie Appleby, Alyssa Reid, Dave Thomson)
  • Meghan Patrick: “Girls Like Me" (co-written by Jobe Fortner, Ryan Nelson)
  • Robyn Ottolini: “F-150” (co-writen by Mark Schroor, Erik Fintelman)

Female Artist

Male Arist

  • Tim Hicks (St. Catharines)
  • Aaron Allen
  • Andrew Hyatt
  • Darcy John
  • David Boyd Janes

Group or Duo

Music Video

Fan's Choice

Record Producer

  • J. Richard Hutt (Kitchener) – Jamie Warren, Sean Hogan, Jessie T (Kitchener), Tianna Woods (Burlington)
  • Dustin Olyan – Callie McCullough, Twin Kennedy, Mallory Johnson
  • Jeff Dalziel – Aaron Allen, David Boyd Janes, River Town Saints
  • Mark Schroor, Erik Fintelman – Robyn Ottolini, Alexa Goldie, Cory James Mitchell
  • Shawn Moore – Ben Hudson, Matt Teed, Emily Clair, Evan Farrell, Emily Kate

Roots Artist or Group

Radio Station (Large Market)

Radio Station (Small Market)

  • CKYY COUNTRY 89, Welland
  • CFDC COUNTRY 105, Shelburne
  • CHAW COUNTRY 103, Little Current
  • CHVR PURE COUNTRY 96.7, Pembroke
  • CICX PURE COUNTRY 106, Orillia
  • CJDL COUNTRY 107.3, Tillsonburg

Francophone Artist

  • Kristine St-Pierre
  • Les Rats D’Swompe
  • Melissa Ouimet
  • Reney Ray
  • Stef Paquette

Rising Star

  • Buck Twenty
  • Callie McCullough
  • Elyse Saunders
  • Robyn Ottolini
  • Sacha

Music Industry Person

  • Amanda Kingsland, Country 92.3/Rogers Communications
  • Dave Woods, In The Country
  • Randy Owen, Radio Host/Personality
  • Steve Coady, Warner Music Canada
  • Tommy KW Lam, Reve Music Group Inc.

Radio Station (Medium Market)

  • CFCO COUNTRY 92.9, Chatham
  • CHCQ-FM COOL 100.1 FM, Belleville
  • CJQM COUNTRY 104.3, Sault Ste. Marie
  • CKQM PURE COUNTRY 105, Peterborough
  • CKXC COUNTRY 93.5, Kingston

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