Gord Bamford had a not too shabby Sunday night.

The Aussie-born Canuck country star scored big at the 2015 Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Bamford earned prizes for Male Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year (shared with Buddy Owens and Phil O’Donnell) and his tune “Where a Farm Used To Be”; was crowned Single of the Year. There are certainly worse ways to spend an evening.


“I really didn’t expect any of this tonight… I’m actually really shocked that I’m standing up here, but at the same time, every time it happens it’s the best thing ever,”; he told the Halifax crowd. “It never gets old.”;

Bamford wasn’t the only act to walk away with some mantleworthy loot. “Cheap Wine and Cigarettes”; talent Jess Moskaluke earned the CCMA Award for Best Female Artist, Johnny Reid added to his collection of Fans’ Choice Award wins and Dallas Smith nabbed Album of the Year thanks to his sophomore solo record Lifted.