2020 Winners & Nominees

SINGLE OF THE YEAR sponsored by Pure Country 106

“If You Met Me First” – Eric Ethridge
“Keep it Simple” – James Barker Band *WINNER
“Old Country Soul” – The Reklaws
“What A Song Should Do” – Tim Hicks
“Wild As Me” – Meghan Patrick

ALBUM OF THE YEAR sponsored by Country 106.7

Big Deal – The Western Swing Authority
Cain – Andrew Hyatt
Freshman Year – The Reklaws
Singles Only – James Barker Band
Wild As Me – Meghan Patrick *WINNER

SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR sponsored by SOCAN

Jessica Mitchell – “Somebody Gonna Get Hurt”, recorded by Jessica Mitchell ft. Tim Hicks
Meghan Patrick, Jordan Rager, Michael Whitworth – “Wild As Me”, recorded by Meghan Patrick *WINNER
Stuart Walker, Jenna Walker, Brad Rempel, Ben Stennis – “I Do Too”, recorded by The Reklaws
Tebey Ottoh, Kylie Sackley, Matt Rogers – “The Good Ones”, recorded by Tebey & Marie Mai
Tim Hicks, Emma-Lee, Karen Kosowski – “What A Song Should Do”, recorded by Tim Hicks

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR sponsored by Spring Tree Farm

Genevieve Fisher
Jessica Mitchell
Leah Daniels
Meghan Patrick *WINNER
Nicole Rayy
Tianna Woods

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR sponsored by ECAO/IBEW

Aaron Allen
Andrew Hyatt
Eric Ethridge
Jade Eagleson
Jim Cuddy
Tim Hicks *WINNER

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR sponsored by Country 103

James Barker Band
Jess and Tay
The Abrams
The Reklaws *WINNER
The Western Swing Authority

ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR sponsored by Skelton Truck Lines

Jessica Mitchell
Kelly Prescott
The Abrams *WINNER
The Redhill Valleys
The Western Swing Authority

FRANCOPHONE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR sponsored by Desjardins

Edouard Landry
Kristine St-Pierre
Les Rats D’Swompe *WINNER
Reney Ray
Stef Paquette

RISING STAR sponsored by Slaight Music

Aaron Allen *WINNER
Alli Walker
David Boyd Janes
Dustin Bird
Kelsi Mayne

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR sponsored by MNP

“Feels Like That” – The Reklaws
“If You Met Me First” – Eric Ethridge
“Keep It Simple” – James Barker Band *WINNER
“The Good Ones” – Tebey & Marie Mai
“ToGetHer” – Leah Daniels
“Wild as Me” – Meghan Patrick

FANS’ CHOICE sponsored by Ontario Creates

Jade Eagleson
James Barker Band
Meghan Patrick
Tebey
The Reklaws *WINNER
Tim Hicks

RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR sponsored by Metalworks Recording Studios

J.R. Hutt – Giselle Sanderson, Jamie Warren, Rebekah Stevens, Sean Hogan, Tianna Woods
Jason Barry – Amanda Jordan, Charlie Major, Josh David, Western Swing Authority, Billy Ray Cyrus
Jeff Dalziel – Aaron Allen, The Abrams, Dan Davidson, Chris Labelle, Ryan Langdon *WINNER
Mark Schroor & Erik Fintelman – David Boyd Janes, Robyn Ottolini, Emily Clair
Tebey Ottoh & Danick Dupelle – Tebey & Marie Mai

INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR sponsored by Calcul8

Dave Woods, In the Country
Johnathan Smalley, Rock N Horse
KT Timmermans, Country 103/Manitoulin Country Fest
Ron Kitchener, RGK Entertainment
Shannon Ella, Pure Country/Complete Country *WINNER

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET)

CHKX KX 947, Hamilton
CJBX Pure Country 93, London
CJKX KX96, Oshawa
CKBY Country 101.1, Ottawa *WINNER
CKDK NEW Country 104, Woodstock

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

CFCO Country 92.9, Chatham
CHCQ-FM Cool 100.1 FM, Belleville *WINNER
CICS Pure Country 91.7, Sudbury
CJQM-FM Country 104.3, Sault Ste Marie
CKXC Country 93.5, Kingston

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (SMALL MARKET)

CHAW Country 103, Little Current
CICX Pure Country 106, Orillia *WINNER
CJDL-FM Country 107.3, Tillsonburg
CKYC Country 93, Owen Sound
CKYY Country 89, Welland

NIELSEN COMPASS AWARD

Tim Hicks *WINNER