Ontario’s finest to celebrate talent at 2019 CMAOntario Awards Show in Ottawa

A celebration of the country music of Canada’s most populous province is coming to Ottawa.

The Country Music Association of Ontario will present the 7th annual CMAOntario Award Show to the National Arts Centre on June 16.  The event will cap off a weekend of activities, including a conference featuring several keynote speakers and interactive presentations.

The show in the NAC’s Southam Hall will include performances by six time CMAOntario Award winner, Jason Blaine; seven time CMAOntario Award winner, Meghan Patrick, 2018 CCMA Rising Star Award winner, The Reklaws, five time CMAOntario Award winner, Tim Hicks, reigning CMAOntario Songwriter of the Year winner, Tebey, and two time CMAOntario and CCMA Award winner, Kira Isabella, three time CMAOntario Award winners.  The Western Swing Authority will return as the CMAOntario Awards incomparable house band, and 2019 Juno Breakthrough Group of the Year winners, the Washboard Union, will make a special guest performance.

Tickets for the show start at $59 and are available online at www.ticketmaster.ca, by phone at 1-888-991-2787 and at the National Arts Centre box office.  For more information about the CMAOntario Awards, conference and to vote for this year’s Fan Choice award, make sure to visit cmaontario.ca.

Your 2019 CMAOntario Award nominees are:

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
“Denim on Denim” – Tebey
“Feels Like That” – The Reklaws
“Little Girl” – Kira Isabella
“Loud” – Tim Hicks
“Walls Come Down” – Meghan Patrick

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Country Music Made Me Do It – Meghan Patrick
Feels Like That – The Reklaws
Heart of Glass – Jessica Mitchell
New Tattoo – Tim Hicks
The Story – Leah Daniels

SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR
Jason Blaine, Deric Ruttan, Brett Beavers – “Ain’t Got Growin’ Up Down Yet” (Jason Blaine)
Meghan Patrick, Kelly Archer, Justin Weaver – “Walls Come Down” (Meghan Patrick)
Tebey, Ryan Lafferty – “Who’s Gonna Love You” (Tebey)
Tebey, Sam Ellis, Elizabeth Elkins – “Little Girl” (Kira Isabella)
Tim Hicks, Todd Clark, Gavin Slate, Travis Wood – “Loud” (Tim Hicks)
Todd Clark, Jenna Walker, Stuart Walker, Travis Wood, Donovan Woods – “Feels Like That” (The Reklaws)

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Jessica Mitchell
Kira Isabella
Leah Daniels
Meghan Patrick
Tianna Woods

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Andrew Hyatt
Eric Ethridge
Jason Blaine
Jim Cuddy
Tebey
Tim Hicks

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Cold Creek County
James Barker Band
Johnson Crook
The Redhill Valleys
The Reklaws

ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Jessica Mitchell
Mackenzie Leigh Meyer
The Abrams
The Redhill Valleys
The Western Swing Authority

FRANCOPHONE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Gabrielle Goulet
Kristine St-Pierre
Les Rats d’Swompe
Reney Ray
Stef Paquette

RISING STAR
Brad James
Jade Eagleson
Kris Barclay
Robyn Ottolini
Ryan Langdon

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“1 st ” – Leah Daniels
“Blaze of Nothing” – Kansas Stone
“Got Your Name On It” – Jade Eagleson
“The Worst Kind” – Tim Hicks (feat. Lindsay Ell)
“Walls Come Down” – Meghan Patrick

FANS’ CHOICE
James Barker Band
Meghan Patrick
Tebey
The Reklaws
Tim Hicks

RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR
Richard Hutt – Tianna Woods, “My Eyes Are Up Here”
Jason Barry – The Western Swing Authority, Big Deal
Jeff Dalziel – Ryan Langdon, “Leave Me Right”; The Washboard Union, What We’re Made Of
Karen Kosowski – The Common Cause Collective, “Rise Up Redux”; Kira Isabella, “I Don’t Wanna Know”, Jessica Mitchell, Heart of Glass; Leah Daniels, The Story
Scott Cooke, Doug Oliver – Cold Creek County, “Money”

INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR
Amanda Kingsland, Country 101.1
Dave Woods, In The Country
Mike Denney, MDM Recordings
Ron Kitchener, RGK Entertainment
Steve Coady, Warner Music Canada

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET)
CJBX BX 93, London
CJKX KX96, Oshawa
CKBY Country 101.1, Ottawa
CKDK NEW Country 104, Woodstock
CKKL COUNTRY 94, Ottawa

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM MARKET)
CFCO Country 92.9, Chatham
CHCQ-FM Cool 100.1 FM, Belleville
CICS KICX 91.7, Sudbury
CKQM Country 105, Peterborough
CKXC Country 93.5, Kingston

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (SMALL MARKET)
CHAW Country 103, Little Current
CICX KICX 106, Orillia
CJDL-FM Country 107.3, Tillsonburg
CKYC Country 93, Owen Sound
CKYY Country 89, Welland

IMPACT AWARD
The Good Brothers

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