The best in country music in Ontario passed through the Country Music Association of Ontario Awards Red Carpet on Sunday night at Centennial Hall in London. There were so many memorable moments! Let’s take a look at the Top 10 highlights as captured by Canadian Beats photographer, Nicole Wolfe!
Number 1 – Michelle Wright
Michelle absolutely dazzled on the Red Carpet. The CMAOntario paid special tribute to her on Sunday as she was awarded the 2018 Impact Award for her contributions to country music in Ontario. Michelle also played an intimate acoustic set on Sunday in the 2018 CMAOntario Legacy Revival. Stay tuned for our coverage of this show!
Number 2 – The Western Swing Authority
The Western swing Authority have had the honour of being the house band at the awards show for several years. Their warm smiles and personalities always light up the Red Carpet!
Number 3 – River Town Saints
It is no secret that we love these boys from Ottawa and they certainly scored bonus points on Sunday night! It was so touching to see lead singer, Chris Labelle, bring a fan on the Red Carpet with him to experience the magic and give him a night he will never forget.
Number 4 – Runaway Angel
A moment we all held our breath for was watching the lovely ladies of Runaway Angel walk the Red Carpet. It was so wonderful to see Cadence Grace well enough to join her bandmates as she has been at home dealing with medical issues. We are behind you every step of the way!
Number 5 – Blackie Jackett Jr.
Although new to the country music scene, these music veterans were absolute pros on the Red Carpet. This band is a total party in a can that you just want to pop the lid off!
Number 6 – Alessia Cohle
It was impossible to select a favourite outfit on the Red Carpet, but Alessia’s beautiful gown was definitely one of our favourites!
Number 7 – Jason Blaine
A true country gentleman! Jason entered the Red Carpet doing a live broadcast on social media, but handled his moment in front of the camera with grace and poise. He then took the time to shake the hands of every photographer and thank them for their time. We love you too, Mr. Blaine!
Number 8 – Meghan Patrick
Meghan took time out of the celebrations to bring her tiny little niece on the Red Carpet with her! The many flashes were a bit startling but we can see a future Red Carpet star in the making!
Number 9 – Tebey
Tebey totally owned the Red Carpet! We loved his confidence. He must have walked a few Red Carpets in his time!
Number 10 – Jason McCoy
No matter the time and place, fans flock to Jason McCoy and its not hard to see why! Jason is always a total ham for the camera and his antics continued on stage as he thoroughly entertained us as the night’s host yet again.
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I’m Nicole, a biology teacher by day, but my life revolves around music. I’m that girl that you will always find with the concert t-shirt on and ear buds in. It is rare that you find me without some type of music playing in the background. I connect all of my life experiences to music. It truly has its own language in my heart. There is nothing more exciting than taking in all that a concert has to offer. I love to support local Canadian acts and attend as many shows that I can.