Paul Brandt sporting his Hall of Fame medallion
Paul Brandt sporting his Hall of Fame medallion

Off-Screen CCMA Award Winners

The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) announced winners in a variety of categories Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8 and 9. These awards were presented during the first of three ceremonies as part of PotashCorp Country Music Week 2017 with the final names announced on the gala CBC telecast Sunday night live from the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon.

2017 CCMA Award winners announced this evening:

2017 CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

ARTIST INDUCTEE
Paul Brandt

STAN KLEES BUILDER AWARD – BUILDER INDUCTEE
L. Harvey Gold

CCMA AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT

SLAIGHT MUSIC HUMANITARIAN AWARD
Country 105 Caring For Kids Radiothon

LEONARD T. RAMBEAU INTERNATIONAL AWARD
Franck Boucheraud

ARTIST AWARDS

CCMA DISCOVERY AWARD presented by Country 107.3
Kalsey Kulyk

ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Washboard Union

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

INTERACTIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Brett Kissel

 

MUSICIAN AWARDS

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Travis Switzer

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR
Ben Bradley

FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Shane Guse *

*This is Guse’s 5th win in the Fiddle Player of the Year category. As such, he is now entered into the Musician Awards Hall of Honour, reserved for musicians who have been awarded 5 or more CCMA Musician Awards in the same category. 

STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Mitch Jay

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

 

RADIO AWARDS

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

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

 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 PERSONALITY(IES) 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.

 

INDUSTRY AWARDS

BOOKING AGENCY OF THE YEAR
Invictus Entertainment Group

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

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. 

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

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

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

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

RETAILER OF THE YEAR
Apple Canada

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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