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2017 CCMA Awards Winners List!

Dean Brody

The 2017 Canadian Country Music Association Awards honour the best and brightest in Canada’s country music scene.

This year’s awards show took place Sunday night at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Dean Brody, Gord Bamford and Brett Kissel are just some of the talented names that were vying for honours and recognition.

RELATED: Dean Brody, Brett Kissel, James Barker Band Lead CCMA Awards

Hall Of Fame Artist Inductee:

WINNER: Paul Brandt

CCMA Discovery Award:

WINNER: Kalsey Kulyk

Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award:

WINNER: Dean Brody
Gord Bamford
Chad Brownlee
High Valley
Dallas Smith

Roots Artist Of The Year:

WINNER: The Washboard Union
The Lovelocks
Jessica Mitchell
Lindi Ortega
JJ Shiplett

Female Artist Of The Year:

WINNER: Meghan Patrick
Lindsay Ell
Madeline Merlo
Jess Moskaluke

Male Artist Of The Year:

WINNER: Brett Kissel
Gord Bamford
Chad Brownlee
Tim Hicks
Aaron Pritchett
Dallas Smith

Group Or Duo Of The Year:

WINNER: The Road Hammers
Cold Creek County
High Valley
James Baker Band
The Washboard Union

Rising Star:

WINNER: Meghan Patrick
Dan Davidson
Aaron Goodvin
James Barker Band
JoJo Mason

Single Of The Year:

WINNER: “Autograph,” Dallas Smith
“Cool With That,” Brett Kissel
“Lawn Chair Lazy,” James Barker Band
“Take Me Home,” Jess Moskaluke
“Time,” Dean Brody

Video Of The Year:

WINNER: “I Didn’t Fall in Love With Your Hair,” Brett Kissel
“Chills,” James Barker Band
“That’s When You Know,” Chris Buck Band feat. Kira Isabella
“Time,” Dean Brody
“When a Momma’s Boy Meets a Daddy’s Girl,” Aaron Pritchett

Songwriter(s) Of The Year:

WINNER: Dean Brody: “Time” (performed by Dean Brody)
James Barker, Gavin Slate, Travis Wood, Donovan Woods: “Chills” (performed by James Barker Band)
Ted Hewitt, Brett Kissel, Phil O’Donnell: “Cool With That” (performed by Brett Kissel)
Clayton Bellamy, Dan Davidson: “Found” (performed by Dan Davidson)
Patricia Conroy, Jessica Mitchell, David Thomson: “Workin’ on Whiskey” (performed by Jessica Mitchell)

Interactive Artist Or Group Of The Year:

WINNER: Brett Kissel
Shae Dupuy
Tim Hicks
Hunter Brothers
Wes Mack

Guitar Player Of The Year:

WINNER: Matt McKay
Derek Caven
Ryan Davidson
Darren Savard
Brennan Wall

Keyboard Player Of The Year:

WINNER: Bart McKay
Scott Galloway
Mike Little
Carly McKillip

Special Instrument Player Of The Year:

WINNER: Denis Dufresne (banjo)
Shane Guse (mandolin)
Tyler Vollrath (mandolin)

Bass Player Of The Year:

WINNER: Travis Switzer
Chris Byrne
Lisa Dodd
Justin Kudding
James Murdoch

Drummer Of The Year:

WINNER: Ben Bradley
Jimmy Boudreau
Jayson Brinkworth
Rich DaSilva
Chad Melchert

Fiddle Player Of The Year:

WINNER: Shane Guse
Denis Dufresne
Julie Kennedy
Mike Sanyshyn
Tyler Vollrath

Steel Guitar Player Of The Year:

WINNER: Mitch Jay
John Ellis
Smokey Fennell
Doug Johnson
Scott Smith

Music Publishing Company Of The Year:

Royalty Music Publishing Inc.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada
Universal Music Publishing Canada
Warner/Chappell Music Canada

Record Company Of The Year:

WINNER: Warner Music Canada
MDM Recordings Inc.
ole red dot
Open Road Recordings Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.

Record Company Person Of The Year:

WINNER: Mike Denney, MDM Recordings Inc.
Steve Coady, Warner Music Canada
Warren Copnick, Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.
Ron Kitchener, Open Road Recordings, Inc.
Louis O’Reilly, Big Star Recordings Inc.

Music Director Of The Year (Large Market):

WINNER: Amanda Kingsland, CKBY-FM, Ottawa
Larry Donohue, CFCW, Edmonton
Steph Hansen, CKRY-FM/CISN-FM, Calgary/Edmonton
Brittany Thompson, CKKL-FM, Ottawa
Peter Walker, CJKX-FM, Oshawa, Ont.

Music Director Of The Year (Medium/Small Market):

WINNER: Paul Ferguson, CHCQ-FM, Belleville, Ont.
Shilo Bellis, CJXL-FM, Moncton
Cal Gratton, CJVR-FM, Melfort, Sask.
Roo Phelps, CIGV-FM, Kelowna, B.C.
Brendan Seeley, CKGY-FM, Red Deer, Alta.

Booking Agency Of The Year:

WINNER: Invictus Entertainment Group
The Feldman Agency
Paquin Artists Agency
Sakamoto Agency
United Talent Agency

Country Club Of The Year:

WINNER: Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall, Calgary
Boots & Bourbon Saloon, Toronto
Cook County Saloon, Edmonton
Cowboys Dance Hall, Calgary
Knoxville’s Tavern, Edmonton

Country Festival, Fair Or Exhibition Of The Year:

WINNER: Boots and Hearts Music Festival, Oro-Medonte, Ont.
Big Valley Jamboree, Camrose, Alta.
Calgary Stampede, Calgary
Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Cavendish, P.E.I.
Rockin’ River Country MusicFest, Merritt, B.C.

Country Music Program Or Special Of The Year:

WINNER: Brett Kissel, Home Movie (Corus Entertainment)
Canadian Coast to Coast (Fabmar Communications)
Chevy Top 20 Countdown (Corus Entertainment)
Coors Banquet One Horse Town (Corus Entertainment)
The Casey Clarke Show with Roo Phelps (Casey Clarke Productions)

Management Company Of The Year:

WINNER: Invictus Entertainment Group
Chief Music Management
Gold & GOld Productions Ltd.
MDM Recordings Inc.
RGK Entertainment Group Inc.

Recording Package Of The Year:

WINNER: Dean Brody, Beautiful Freakshow (design team: Mitchell Nevins; photography: Phil Crozier)
Doc Walker, Echo Road: The Best of Doc Walker (design team: Mitchell Nevins)
Tim Hicks, Shake These Walls (design team: Mitchell Nevins; photography: Phil Crozier)
JJ Shiplett, Something to Believe In (design team: Janelle Shiplett; photography: Brent Mykytyshyn, Ari Heinikainen, Mike Peleshok
Madeline Merlo, War Paint (design team: Mitchell Nevins, Madeline Merlo)

Recording Studio Of The Year:

WINNER: Bark McKay Productions, Saskatoon, Sask.
Barrytone Studios, St. Clements, Ont.
MCC Recording Studio, Calgary
OCL Studios, Chestermire, Alta.
Revolution Recording, Toronto

Record Producer(s) Of The Year:

WINNER: Chris Baseford, Vince GIll, Jeff Johnson, Chad Kroeger, Carly McKillip, Justin Niebank (Grace & Grit, Meghan Patrick)
Scott Cooke (The Score, Aaron Pritchett)
Scott Cooke, Ben Glover, Mitch Merrett (Hearts on Fire, Chad Brownlee)
Joey Moi (Side Effects, Dallas Smith)
Phil O’Donnell (Tin Roof, Gord Bamford)

Retailer Of The Year:

WINNER: Apple Canada
Spotify Canada Inc.
Sunrise Records
Walmart Canada

Video Director Of The Year:

WINNER: Stephano Barberis (videos: “I Hate You For It,” Chad Brownlee; “One Little Kiss,” Dallas Smith; “Red Dress,” JoJo Mason; “Somethin’ we Shouldn’t Do,” Chad Brownlee; “Summer Girl,” Bucko & Toad; “Time,” Dean Brody)
Emma Higgins (video: “Still Loving You,” Meghan Patrick)
Ben Knechtel (videos: “Chills,” James Barker Band; “Cool With That,” Brett Kissel; “Drive Me Away,” Jess Moskaluke; “Elevator,” Jess Moskaluke; “Every Week’s Got a Friday,” High Valley; “Starts With a Girl,” David James)
Travis Nesbitt (video: “Found,” Dan Davidson)
Joel Stewart (video: “I Didn’t Fall in Love With Your Hair,” Brett Kissel

Ron Sakamoto Talent Buyer Or Promoter Of The Year:

WINNER: Jim Cressman, Invictus Entertainment Group
Kelly Berehulka, Casinos of Winnipeg
Paul Biro, Sakamoto Agency
Adam Oppenheim, Stampede Entertainment Inc.
Emmanuel Patterson, Live Nation Entertainment

Top-selling Canadian Album Of The Year:

WINNER: “Side Effects”, Dallas Smith

Top-Selling Canadian Single Of The Year:

WINNER: “Bush Party”, Dean Brody

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2017 CCMA Awards Performers And Attendees

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