The Country Music Association of Ontario Announces 2019 CMAOntario Awards Nominees

The Country Music Association of Ontario Announces 2019 CMAOntario Award Show Performers Tim Hicks, Tebey, Kira Isabella, and The Western Swing Authority
March 20, 2019
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The Country Music Association of Ontario Announces 2019 CMAOntario Awards Nominees

Meghan Patrick and Tim Hicks Lead In Nominations  

Cold Creek Country, The Abrams, Ryan Langdon, Gabrielle Goulet and Jade Eagleson Set to Perform

The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) is excited to announce the nominees for the 7th Annual CMAOntario Awards. Leading the nominations are seven time CMAOntario Award winner Meghan Patrick, and five time CMAOntario Award winner Tim Hicks, with six nominations each.

Taking place Sunday, June 16, 2019 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, the 7th Annual CMAOntario Awards, presented by Slaight Music with support from Ontario Creates, will acknowledge the talent and achievements of Ontario’s country music industry across 16 categories, and will include newly added performances by:

  • five time CMAOntario Award winners and four time CCMA nominees Cold Creek County
  • Fourth generation musicians and 2017 CMAOntario Roots Group of the Year winners The Abrams
  • A 2018 iHeartRadio Future Star Ryan Langdon, celebrating the release of his single Leave Me Right
  • the first ever CMAOntario Awards French language performer, and 2016 SOCAN Song of the Year winner, Gabrielle Goulet
  • Jade Eagleson, whose 2018 music video for Got Your Name On It has 9.7 million views and counting, and more than one million streams on Spotify

Hosted by Jason McCoy, the CMAOntario Award Show will also include performances by; six time CMAOntario Award winner Jason Blaine; 2019 Juno Award nominee Tim Hicks; two time CMAOntario winner Kira Isabella; reigning CCMA Female Artist of the Year Meghan Patrick; 2018 CCMA Rising Star Award winners The Reklaws; two time CMAOntario Award winner Tebey; a special guest performance by The Washboard Union, 2019 JUNO winners of Breakthrough Group of the Year; and three time CMAOntario Award winners Western Swing Authority.

Guests will also be treated to a performance by multi-award winning country vocal group The Good Brothers who will be honoured with the 2019 Impact Award, for their enduring and indelibly positive footprint on the landscape of country music in Ontario.

The Final Nominees for the 7th Annual CMAOntario Awards are:

SINGLE OF THE YEAR – Sponsored by KICX 106
“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 – Sponsored by SOCAN
Jason Blaine, Deric Ruttan, Brett Beavers – “Ain’t Got Growin’ Up Down Yet”, Recorded by Jason Blaine
Meghan Patrick, Kelly Archer, Justin Weaver – “Walls Come Down”, Recorded by Meghan Patrick
Tebey, Ryan Lafferty – “Who’s Gonna Love You”, Recorded by Tebey
Tebey, Sam Ellis, Elizabeth Elkins – “Little Girl”, Recorded by Kira Isabella
Tim Hicks, Todd Clark, Gavin Slate, Travis Wood – “Loud”, Recorded by Tim Hicks
Todd Clark, Jenna Walker, Stuart Walker, Travis Wood, Donovan Woods – “Feels Like That”, Recorded by The Reklaws

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR – Sponsored by Spring Tree Farm
Jessica Mitchell
Kira Isabella
Leah Daniels
Meghan Patrick
Tianna Woods

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR – Sponsored by ECAO/IBEW
Andrew Hyatt
Eric Ethridge
Jason Blaine
Jim Cuddy
Tebey
Tim Hicks

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR – Sponsored by Country 103
Cold Creek County
James Barker Band
Johnson Crook
The Redhill Valleys
The Reklaws

ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR – Sponsored by Skelton Truck Lines
Jessica Mitchell
Mackenzie Leigh Meyer
The Abrams
The Redhill Valleys
The Western Swing Authority

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

RISING STAR – Sponsored by Slaight Music
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 – Sponsored by Ontario Creates
James Barker Band
Meghan Patrick
Tebey
The Reklaws
Tim Hicks

RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR
J. 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 – Sponsored by Seeds CPA
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)  – Sponsored by Lucknow’s Music in the Fields
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

Voting for the awards is restricted to CMAOntario members, with the exception of the Fans’ Choice award, which is open to both public and membership voting. Eligible members will have the opportunity to vote on the final ballot as of today up until April 23, 2019. Music fans can cast their votes for the Fans’ Choice award during the same period at www.cmaontario.ca/awards/voting.

The CMAOntario Award Show will close out the CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend in Ottawa June 14 – 16, 2019.

The CMAOntario Awards are presented by Slaight Music with support from Ontario Creates.

CMAOntario Award Show
Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 7pm
Southam Hall, National Arts Centre
1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Tickets are $59 – $79 (plus HST and fees)  and are available
online at www.ticketmaster.ca or by phone at 1.888.991.2787

CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend
June 14 – 16, 2019
Ottawa, Ontario
www.cmaontario.ca

Facebook / Twitter / Instagram: @theCMAOntario

Media Contact: Damien Nelson, damien@wantandable.ca
Media Accreditation is now open here: https://cmaontario.ca/media-accreditation/

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 six annual Awards Shows and five two-day Road to Independence educational conferences with the generous assistance of presenting sponsor Slaight Music and support from 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

 

About Ontario Creates:
Ontario Creates (formerly OMDC) is a provincial agency that facilitates economic development, investment and collaboration in Ontario’s creative industries including the music, book, magazine, film, television and interactive digital media sectors. www.ontariocreates.ca

Ontario Créatif (anciennement la SODIMO) est un organisme provincial qui encourage le développement économique, les investissements et la collaboration au sein des industries de la création de l’Ontario, notamment dans les secteurs de la musique, de l’édition de livres et de revues, du cinéma et de la télévision, et des produits multimédias interactifs numériques. www.ontariocreates.ca/accueil.htm