Photo supplied by CCMA
This entire weekend is devoted to celebrating Canada’s best in country music with several awards events taking place throughout Country Music Week 2018 in Hamilton, ON. On Friday, key industry players were recognized at the CCMA Industry Lunch & Awards presented by Nielsen Music. Eighteen awards were handed out at this event, hosted by Steve Kassay, including Travis Switzer winning Bass Player of the Year for the 5th time entering the Musician Hall of Honour for winning the Bass Player of the Year for the 5th time.
Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees!
Bass Player of the Year
Drummer of the Year
Fiddle Player of the Year
Steel Guitar Player of the Year
Music Director of the Year (Large Market)
Amanda Kingsland – CKBY-FM – Ottawa, ON
Music Director of the Year (Medium or Small Market)
Paul Ferguson – CHCQ-FM – Belleville, ON
On-Air Personality(ies) of the Year (Large Market)
“KX Morning Ride with Ellis & Archer” – CJKX-FM – Oshawa, ON
On-Air Personality(ies) of the Year (Medium or Small Market)
“Jason, Jack & Carey Morning Show” – CICX-FM – Orillia, ON
Booking Agency of the Year
The Feldman Agency
Country Club of the Year
Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall – Calgary, AB
Country Festival, Fair or Exhibition of the Year
Cavendish Beach Music Festival – Cavendish, PE
Country Music Program or Special of the Year
Jess Moskaluke – Home Movie – Corus Entertainment
Management Company of the Year
Invictus Entertainment Group
Creative Director(s) of the Year
Design Team: Antoine Moonen , Mediavandals, Photography: Delaney Royer
Album: Past The Past (Artist: Jess Moskaluke)
Recording Studio of the Year
Bart McKay Productions – Saskatoon, SK
Record Producer(s) of the Year
Jeff Dalziel – Album: What We’re Made Of (Artist: The Washboard Union)
Retailer of the Year
Spotify Canada Inc.
Video Director of the Year
Video: The Bad Guy (Artist: Meghan Patrick), Video: Coming Clean (Artist: Shirley Gnome), Video: Dirt Covered Rhinestone (Artist: Jade Mya), Video: Heart Of A Woman (Artist: Johnny Reid), Video: Hold The Line (Artist: Jesse Mast), Video: Might As Well Be Me (Artist: Chad Brownlee), Video: Neon Smoke (Artist: Gord Bamford), Video: Out Of The Blue (Artist: Chad Brownlee), Video: Sky Stays This Blue (Artist: Dallas Smith), Video: Something To Wrap My Heart Around (Artist: JoJo Mason), Video: What We’re Made Of (Artist: The Washboard Union)
Today the CCMA will hand out an additional 14 awards at the 2018 Gala Dinner & Awards, including Songwriter(s) of the Year (presented by ole) and Stingray Video of the Year.
You can catch the final seven CCMA Awards be handed out at the 2018 Canadian Country Music Awards, hosted by Shania Twain, live nationwide on CBC and and cbcmusic.ca/ccmas at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT).
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.