Dean Brody handily won the influential Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award last night in a CBC two-hour live broadcast live from Saskatoon’s SaskTel Centre with close to 453,000 ballots cast his way. It was one of the several trophies his name was attached to this past weekend, including being named Songwriter of the Year for his composition, “Time” and Top Selling Canadian single for his “Bush Party” hit.
Dallas Smith took home one of the biggest awards of the night, Album of the Year, for the second time in his career; plus Single of the Year. Brett Kissel was named Male Artist for the second year and also walked off with the Video trophy.
Newcomer Meghan Patrick had one heck of an evening, winning both Female Artist of the Year and the SiriusXM Rising Star Award. Thanks to a new partnership with SiriusXM, she also receives a $10,000 bursary as part of the satellite radio service's continuing support for Canadian artists.
Country-rock act, The Road Hammers, took home Group or Duo of the Year, for the third time.
And The Washboard Union — made up of David Roberts, Aaron Grain and Chris Duncombe — took the Roots Group of the year award, as well as putting on one of the evening’s highlight performances.
Here is the list of winners from last night’s televised show with the winners highlighted in bold face type.
APPLE MUSIC FANS’ CHOICE AWARD
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Dean Brody – Beautiful Freakshow
High Valley – Dear Life
Dallas Smith – Side Effects
Meghan Patrick – Grace & Grit
James Barker Band – Game On
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Cold Creek County
James Barker Band
The Road Hammers
ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Washboard Union
James Barker Band
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
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
Brett Kissel – I Didn’t Fall in Love with Your Hair
James Barker Band – Chills
Chris Buck Band feat. Kira Isabella – That’s When You Know
Dean Brody – Time
Aaron Pritchett – When A Momma’s Boy Meets A Daddy’s Girl
SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR presented by ole
James Barker, Gavin Slate, Travis Wood, Donovan Woods
Song: Chills (Performed by James Barker Band)
Ted Hewitt, Brett Kissel, Phil O’Donnell
Song: Cool With That (Performed by Brett Kissel)
Clayton Bellamy, Dan Davidson
Song: Found (Performed by Dan Davidson)
Song: Time (Performed by Dean Brody)
Patricia Conroy, Jessica Mitchell, David Thomson
Song: Workin’ On Whiskey (Performed by Jessica Mitchell)
INTERACTIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR