2014 Winners & Nominees

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Anything At All – Autumn Hill
Get By – Tim Hicks
Rock It Country Girl – Jason Blaine
Saturday Night – Billy J White
Take The Week Off – Deric Ruttan
Till It’s Gone – Tebey
Winner: Take The Week Off – Deric Ruttan


ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Everything I Love – Jason Blaine
Favourite Mistake – Autumn Hill
One Of These Days – Marshall Dane
Small Town Pistols – Small Town Pistols
Take The Week Off – Deric Ruttan
Throw Down – Tim Hicks
Winner: Small Town Pistols – Small Town Pistols


SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR
Beer Necessities (written by Jeffrey East/Jake Mathews/Dave Thomson/; performed by Jake Mathews)
Blame It On Your Truck (written by Kira Isabella/Jason Phelps; performed by Kira Isabella)
Fire(written by Jamie Appleby/Tareya Green/Alyssa Reid/Mike Robbins/Thomas Salter; performed by Autumn Hill)
Get By (written by Shawn Hamm/Tim Hicks/Tyler Hubbard/Brian Kelley/Casey Marshall/Neil Sanderson; performed by Tim Hicks)
Mine Would Be You(written by Jessi Alexander/Connie Harrington/Deric Ruttan/; performed by Blake Shelton)
Take The Week Off (written by Deric Ruttan/Ryan Tyndell; performed by Deric Ruttan)
Winner: Mine Would Be You (written by Jessi Alexander/Connie Harrington/Deric Ruttan; performed by Blake Shelton)


FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Victoria Banks
Lindsay Broughton
Kira Isabella
Beverley Mahood
Lindi Ortega
Michelle Wright
Winner: Kira Isabella


MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Jason Blaine
Marshall Dane
Tim Hicks
Jason McCoy
Johnny Reid
Deric Ruttan
Winner: Tim Hicks


GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Autumn Hill
Small Town Pistols
The Abrams Brothers
The Heartbroken
The Reklaws
The Western Swing Authority
Winner: Autumn Hill


ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Lindi Ortega
South Mountain
The Abrams Brothers
The Good Family
The Heartbroken
The Western Swing Authority
Winner: The Western Swing Authority


RISING STAR AWARD
Leah Daniels
Jaida Dreyer
Jordan McIntosh
The Lovelocks
The Reklaws
Kate Todd
Winner: Jordan McIntosh


RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (MAJOR MARKET)
CHCQ – Cool 100 FM, Belleville
CHKX – KX 94.7 FM, Hamilton
CICX – KICX 106 FM, Orillia
CJKX – KX 96 FM, Oshawa
CKBY – Country 101.1 FM, Ottawa
CKXC, KIX 93.5 FM, Kingston
Winner: CJKX – KX 96 FM, Oshawa


RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (SECONDARY MARKET)
CFCO – Country 92.9 FM, Chatham
CFRM – The Island FM, Manitoulin
CJBQ – CJBQ 800 AM, Belleville
CJDL – Country 107.3 FM, Tillsonburg
CKNX – AM 920, Wingham
CKYC – Country 93 FM, Owen Sound
Winner: CJDL – Country 107.3 FM, Tillsonburg


IMPACT AWARD
For our second awards show, the CMAO continued our tradition of presenting The CMAO Impact Award to an artist, group, industry personality or company/organization who has left an enduring and indelibly positive footprint on the landscape of country music in Ontario. This year’s Impact Award was given to the legendary Gordon Lightfoot.