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The Country Music Association of Ontario Announces Winners of the
9th Annual CMAOntario Awards

 

September 5, 2021 (TORONTO)

The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) tonight celebrated the talent and achievements of Ontario’s country music industry across 18 categories with a drive-in award show at Ancaster Fairgrounds in Hamilton. Meghan Patrick from Bowmanville, Ontario led with three wins, followed by Aaron Allen from London, Ontario with two wins.

Hosted by Jason McCoy and Beverly Mahood, the 9th Annual CMAOntario Awards was a drive-in country music awards show that included live performances by Aaron AllenSusan Aglukark, Buck TwentyDavid Boyd JanesOwen Barney, Reney Ray, Tim HicksRobyn OttoliniKelly Prescott, SachaElyse SaundersThe Redhill Valleys, and the CMAOntario Awards house band The Western Swing Authority.

THE WINNERS OF THE 9TH ANNUAL CMAONTARIO AWARDS ARE:

 SINGLE OF THE YEAR sponsored by PURE COUNTRY 93
“No Truck Song” – Tim Hicks

ALBUM OF THE YEAR sponsored by Country 106.7
Highway Mile – Aaron Allen

SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR sponsored by SOCAN
Owen Barney, Alyssa Reid, Dave Thomson, Mike Wise, Jamie Appleby – “Thank Her For That”, Recorded By Owen Barney

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR sponsored by Countryfest Productions
Meghan Patrick

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR sponsored by Boreal Botanical
Aaron Allen

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR sponsored by Country 103
Buck Twenty

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

FRANCOPHONE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR sponsored by Desjardins
Les Rats D’Swompe

RISING STAR sponsored by Slaight Music
Robyn Ottolini

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR sponsored by MNP
“Girls Like Me” – Meghan Patrick

FANS’ CHOICE sponsored by Tourism Hamilton
Meghan Patrick

RECORD PRODUCER OF THE YEAR sponsored by Metalworks Recording Studios
Jeff Dalziel – Aaron Allen, David Boyd Janes, River Town Saints

MUSIC INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Calcul8
Randy Owen, Radio Host/Personality

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET) sponsored by Fielding Estate Winery
CKDK Country 104, Woodstock

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM MARKET) sponsored by Lucknow’s Music in the Fields
CHCQ-FM Cool 100.1 FM, Belleville

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (SMALL MARKET) sponsored by Niagara Falls Craft Distillers
CICX Pure Country 106, Orillia

MRC DATA COMPASS AWARD
The Reklaws

THE HOLLY & STEVE KASSAY GENEROUS SPIRIT AWARD
Patrice Whiffen

The CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend hosted three drive-in tailgate concerts at Ancaster Fairgrounds September 3-5, 2021 including the New Faces Showcase & Concert, the Legacy Revival, and the 9th Annual CMAOntario Awards, presented by Slaight Music, with support from Ontario Creates.

CMAOntario will donate a portion of proceeds from the New Faces Showcase and the Legacy Revival concert to local charities Hamilton Food Share and Tim Hortons Foundation Camps.

CMAOntario would like to thank their partners and sponsors Slaight Music, Ontario Creates, Tourism Hamilton, Bayshore Broadcasting, Blackburn Radio, Country 103, Cithara Guitars Inc, Country 104, Country 106.7, Country 89, CountryFest Productions, Country Wild Music Festival, Desjardins, Fielding Estate Winery, GrowUp Conference, Havelock Country Jamboree, Hot Country 93.9, Just Hunt Inc, KX Country 94.7, KX Country 95.9, Long & McQuade Musical Instruments, Lucknow Music in the Fields, MNP Consulting, MRC Data Nielsen Music, Music Ontario, Niagara Falls Craft Distillery, Pure Country 93, Pure Country 106, Rogers, RVezy, Seeds & Co, Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, Skelton Truck Lines, SOCAN, Super Crawl, The Syndicut & Willow Sound, Tourism London, VEC Entertainment Group, and Warner Music.

The 2022 CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend will take place in London, Ontario.

www.cmaontario.ca
Facebook / Twitter / Instagram: @theCMAOntario

Media Contact: Damien Nelson, damien@wantandable.ca

About CMAOntario:
In 2007, Rob MacArthur and founding patron Linda Wright together with a number of key industry professionals founded the Country Music Association of Ontario. The Association’s mandate is to foster the growth and development of Ontario’s country music and its industry, provincially, nationally and internationally. The CMAOntario has hosted eight annual Awards Shows and six two-day Road to Independence educational conferences with the generous assistance of presenting sponsor Slaight Music and support of Ontario Creates.
www.cmaontario.ca

About Slaight Music:
Slaight Music was started in 2011 with a mandate to support the Canadian music community through a variety of initiatives, and to develop Canadian talent via strategic partnerships with industry peers. We work with artists from across the country and across the musical spectrum, helping to further careers and get great music heard. We’re also invested in the technology sphere, helping Canadian music entrepreneurs develop the next generation of digital platforms and services. And, we support a variety of music-related events, causes and charities.
www.slaightmusic.com