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WINNERS CROWNED DURING CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT, THE 2017 CCMA AWARDS

Dean Brody

Dean Brody

DEAN BRODY WINS COVETED APPLE MUSIC FANS’ CHOICE AWARD
MEAGHAN PATRICK TAKES HOME SIRIUSXM RISING STAR AWARD AND $10,000

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September 10, 2017 (Saskatoon, SK) – The 2017 Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) Awards Show had Saskatoonians on their feet at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and Canadians from coast-to-coast cheering for all their favourite country stars on CBC when the awards were broadcast exclusively by the national public broadcaster at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT). In the action-packed two-hour event, eight of the most sought-after CCMA Awards were presented and fourteen exceptional performances blew fans away.

Brett Kissel

Brett Kissel

Dallas Smith took home one of the biggest awards of the night, Album of the Year, for the second time in his career; in addition to also winning Single of the Year. Brett Kissel took home Male Artist of the Year for the second year in a row, along with Video of the Year. Newcomer Meaghan Patrick also had a great night, winning both Female Artist of the Year and the SiriusXM Rising Star Award. Thanks to a new partnership with SiriusXM, the CCMA is pleased to announce that as this year’s SiriusXM Rising Star Award winner, Patrick will also receive a $10,000 bursary as part of SiriusXM’s continued efforts to support Canadian artists. Fan-favourites, The Road Hammers, took home Group or Duo of the Year, for the third time.

Leading up to and during the first hour of the 2017 CCMA Awards Show, country music fans could vote online at fanvote.ccma.org or via social media via one of five unique hashtags for their favourite Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award nominee. A staggering 452,850 votes were received and Dean Brody was crowned winner of the night’s most coveted award.

Gord Bamford joined by Jim Cuddy, Dean Brody with Shevy Price, Chad Brownlee, Tim Hicks, High Valley, James Barker Band, Brett Kissel, Meghan Patrick, Madeline Merlo, Jess Moskaluke, Dallas Smith and The Washboard Union all took to the CCMA Awards Show stage.

Looking ahead, the 2018 CCMA Awards Show will take place in Hamilton, Ontario. Visit ccma.org for event details.

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2017 CCMA Award winners announced this evening:

APPLE MUSIC FANS’ CHOICE AWARD
Dean Brody

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Side Effects – Dallas Smith

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Meghan Patrick

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Brett Kissel

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
The Road Hammers

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Autograph – Dallas Smith

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
I Didn’t Fall In Love With Your Hair – Brett Kissel

SIRIUSXM RISING STAR
Meghan Patrick

2017 CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

ARTIST INDUCTEE
Paul Brandt

STAN KLEES BUILDER AWARD – BUILDER INDUCTEE
L. Harvey Gold

CCMA AWARDS OF ACHIEVEMENT

SLAIGHT MUSIC HUMANITARIAN AWARD
Country 105 Caring For Kids Radiothon

LEONARD T. RAMBEAU INTERNATIONAL AWARD
Franck Boucheraud

ARTIST AWARDS

APPLE MUSIC FANS’ CHOICE AWARD
Dean Brody

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Side Effects – Dallas Smith

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Meghan Patrick

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Brett Kissel

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
The Road Hammers

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Autograph – Dallas Smith

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
I Didn’t Fall In Love With Your Hair – Brett Kissel

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR presented by ole
Dean Brody
Song: Time (Performed By: Dean Brody)

ROOTS GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Washboard Union

INTERACTIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Brett Kissel

SIRIUSXM RISING STAR
Meghan Patrick

CCMA DISCOVERY AWARD presented by Country 107.3
Kalsey Kulyk

MUSICIAN AWARDS

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Travis Switzer

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR
Ben Bradley

FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Shane Guse

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR presented by Cithara Guitars
Matt McKay

KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Bart McKay

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Denis Dufresne – Banjo

STEEL GUITER PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Mitch Jay

*This is Shane Guse’s fifth win in the Fiddle Player of the Year category. As such, he is now entered into the Musician Awards Hall of Honour. The Hall of Honour is reserved for musicians who have been awarded the same CCMA Musician Award five (5) or more times. Upon achieving their fifth award, their name is entered into the Hall in celebration of their great contribution to Canadian country music.

RADIO AWARDS

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET)
Amanda Kingsland – CKBY FM – Ottawa, ON

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM OR SMALL MARKET)
Paul Ferguson – CHCQ FM – Belleville, ON

ON-AIR PERSONALITIES OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET)
Chris Scheetz, Jacqueline Sweeney, Matt DeBeurs (CISN in the Mornings with Chris, Jack & Matt)
103.9 Country – CISN-FM – Edmonton, AB

ON-AIR PERSONALITY(IES) OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM OR SMALL MARKET)
Casey Clarke and Roo Phelps (The Casey Clarke Show with Roo Phelps)
New Country 100.7 – CIGV-FM – Kelowna, B.C.

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET)
CKRY-FM – Calgary, AB

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM OR SMALL MARKET)
CHCQ-FM – Belleville, ON

INDUSTRY AWARDS

BOOKING AGENCY OF THE YEAR
Invictus Entertainment Group

COUNTRY CLUB OF THE YEAR
Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall – Calgary, AB

COUNTRY FESTIVAL, FAIR OR EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR
Boots And Hearts Music Festival – Oro-Medonte, ON

COUNTRY MUSIC PROGRAM OR SPECIAL OF THE YEAR
Brett Kissel – Home Movie – Corus Entertainment

MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Invictus Entertainment Group

MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY OF THE YEAR
ole

RECORD COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Warner Music Canada

RECORD COMPANY PERSON OF THE YEAR
Mike Denney – MDM Recordings Inc.

RECORD PRODUCERS OF THE YEAR
Chris Baseford, Vince Gill, Jeff Johnson, Chad Kroeger, Carly McKillip, Justin Niebank
Album: Grace & Grit (Artist: Meghan Patrick)

RECORDING PACKAGE OF THE YEAR
Design Team: Mitchell Nevins; Photography: Phil Crozier (Artist: Dean Brody)
Album: Beautiful Freakshow

RECORDING STUDIO OF THE YEAR
Bart McKay Productions – Saskatoon, SK

RETAILER OF THE YEAR
Apple Canada

RON SAKAMOTO TALENT BUYER OR PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
Jim Cressman – Invictus Entertainment Group

TOP SELLING ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Ripcord – Keith Urban

TOP SELLING CANADIAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR presented by Music Canada
Side Effects – Dallas Smith

TOP SELLING CANADIAN SINGLE OF THE YEAR presented by ACTRA RACS
Bush Party – Dean Brody

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Stephano Barberis
Video: I Hate You For It (Artist: Chad Brownlee), Video: One Little Kiss (Artist: Dallas Smith),
Video: Red Dress (Artist: JoJo Mason), Video: Somethin’ We Shouldn’t Do (Artist: Chad Brownlee), Video: Summer Girl (Artist: Bucko & Toad), Video: Time (Artist: Dean Brody)

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About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA):
Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of PotashCorp Country Music Week and the 2017 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, Radio Starmaker Fund, the Province of Saskatchewan, the City of Saskatoon, Tourism Saskatchewan and Tourism Saskatoon. Produced with the participation of the Bell Fund.About CBC/Radio-Canada:
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective. In 2017, CBC/Radio-Canada will be at the heart of the celebrations and conversations with special 2017-themed multiplatform programming and events across Canada.

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