2016 Winners & Nominees

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
(sponsored by KICX 106)

“Blame” – Autumn Hill
“Bring Your Own Sunshine” – Tianna Woods
“Country Side” – Jason Blaine
“Go Back” – Leah Daniels
“My Someday” – Runaway Angel
“Our Town” – Cold Creek County
“When the Buzz Wears Off” – Tebey *WINNER*

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
(sponsored by HMV Canada)

5:01+ – Tim Hicks
Anchor – Autumn Hill
Pistology – Small Town Pistols
Tianna Woods – Tianna Woods
What It Feels Like – Leah Daniels
What Love Is All About – Johnny Reid *WINNER*

SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR
(sponsored by SOCAN)

Deric Ruttan, Jonathan Singleton – “Don’t It Feel Good” performed by Deric Ruttan
Jason Blaine, Deric Ruttan – “Country Side” performed by Jason Blaine *WINNER*
Leah Daniels, Beverley Mahood, Patricia Conroy – “Dream Without You” performed by Leah Daniels
Shane Guse, Larry Wayne Clark – “Sweet Harriet” performed by The Western Swing Authority
Stacey Zegers, Cadence Grace, Ann Chaplin, Dave Thomson – “My Someday” performed by Runaway Angel
Tebey – “When The Buzz Wears Off” performed by Tebey

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
(sponsored by Spring Tree Farm)

Genevieve Fisher
Jessica Mitchell
Kira Isabella
Leah Daniels *WINNER*
Lindsay Broughton
Tianna Woods

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Deric Ruttan
Jason Blaine *WINNER*
Johnny Reid
Marshall Dane
Tebey
Tim Hicks

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
(sponsored by The Remington Group)

Autumn Hill
Blackwell
Cold Creek County *WINNER*
Runaway Angel
Small Town Pistols
The Western Swing Authority

ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
(sponsored by Skelton Truck Lines Ltd.)

Heather Ballentine
Lindi Ortega
The Good Family *WINNER*
The Lovelocks
The Western Swing Authority
Whitney Rose

RISING STAR AWARD
(sponsored by Slaight Music)

Ben Hudson
Brooklyn Roebuck
Cold Creek County *WINNER*
Cory Marquardt
Heather Ballentine
Jessica Mitchell

FANS’ CHOICE
(sponsored by Ontario Media Development Corporation)

Autumn Hill
Cold Creek County *WINNER*
Jason Blaine
Steven Lee Olsen
Tebey
Tim Hicks

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

“A Picture of You” – Johnny Reid
“Country Side” – Jason Blaine *WINNER*
“My Someday” – Runaway Angel
“Old Piano” – Leah Daniels
“One Horse Town” – The Road Hammers Feat. Tim Hicks
“When The Buzz Wears Off” – Tebey

RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR
(sponsored by MetalWorks Studios)

Dave “Dwave” Thomson – Old Piano by Leah Daniels
Jason Barry – Run Angel Run by Runaway Angel; Now Playing and Sweet Harriet by The Western Swing Authority; Boomerang by Genevieve Fisher; Toes by Scotty James *WINNER*
Jason Blaine & Deric Ruttan – Country Side by Jason Blaine
Rick Hutt – Bring Your Own Sunshine by Tianna Woods
Scott Cooke, Co-Produced by Doug Oliver – Our Town by Cold Creek County
Tebey & Danick Dupelle – When The Buzz Wears Off/Jealous Of The Sun by Tebey

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (MAJOR MARKET)
(sponsored by Canadian Country Spotlight)

CHCQ-FM (Cool 100.1 FM), Belleville
CHKX-FM (KX 94.7), Hamilton *WINNER*
CICX-FM (KICX 106), Orillia
CJKX-FM 95.9 (KX 96), Oshawa
CKBY-FM (Country 101.1), Smith Falls
CKDK-FM 103.9 (Country 104), Woodstock
CKKL-FM (New Country 94), Ottawa

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (SECONDARY MARKET)
(sponsored by Lucknow’s Music in the Fields)

CFCO-FM 92.9 (Country 929), Chatham
CFRM-FM (Country 103), Little Current
CHVR-FM 96.7 (Star 96FM), Pembroke
CJDL-FM (Country 107.3), Tillsonburg *WINNER*
CJQM-FM 104 (Country 104.3), Sault Ste Marie
CKYC-FM 93.7 (Country 93), Owen Sound