Murray McLauchlan receives an extra honour from wife Denise at his CCMA induction on Saturday. Photo: Wayne Newton
Murray McLauchlan receives an extra honour from wife Denise at his CCMA induction on Saturday. Photo: Wayne Newton

CCMA Winners In London This Weekend

Murray McLauchlan was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Association's Hall of Fame at a gala on Saturday that was one of two special events at the 40th annual CCMA Awards in London, ON this past weekend. PIctured here, Murray with wife Denise Donlon who births her autobiography on House of Anansi on Nov. 5. Fellow inductee is longstanding CCMA builder and country music impresario Paul Mascioli who has built a North America-wide entertainment empire since starting out in BC in the early days of the CCMA.

 2016 CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

ARTIST INDUCTEE
Murray McLauchlan

STAN KLEES BUILDER AWARD – BUILDER INDUCTEE
Paul Mascioli


CCMA AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT

2016 SLAIGHT MUSIC HUMANITARIAN AWARD
Mike Stevens
 

ARTIST AWARDS

FANS’ CHOICE AWARD presented by SiriusXM
Brett Kissel

ALBUM OF THE YEAR presented by Jack Daniel’s
Tin Roof – Gord Bamford

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Jess Moskaluke

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Brett Kissel

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
High Valley

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Bring Down The House – Dean Brody

CMT VIDEO OF THE YEAR presented by Coors Banquet
Bring Down The House – Dean Brody

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR presented by ole
Dean Brody
Song: Bring Down The House (Performed By: Dean Brody)

ROOTS ARTIST OF THE YEAR
The Washboard Union

INTERACTIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Brett Kissel

RISING STAR
The Washboard Union

CCMA DISCOVERY AWARD presented by Country 107.3
Eric Ethridge


MUSICIAN AWARDS

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Travis Switzer

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR
Chad Melchert

FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Shane Guse

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Jason Barry*

KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Mike Little

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Shane Guse – Mandolin

STEEL GUITER PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Ed "Pee Wee Charles" Ringwald*

*This is Jason and Ed’s fifth win in their respective musician categories. As such, they are now entered into the All-Star Band 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)
*TIE*
Leanne Cater (Boss Lady Leanne Cater)
QX104 – CFQX-FM – Winnipeg, MB

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)
Jack Latimer and Carey Moran (Jack & Carey)
105.9 KICX 106 – CICX-FM – Orillia, ON

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET)
103.9 Country – CISN-FM – Edmonton, AB

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM OR SMALL MARKET)
KG Country 95.5 – CKGY-FM – Red Deer, AB


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
Chevy Top 20 Countdown – CMT Canada

MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Invictus Entertainment Group

MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY OF THE YEAR
ole

RECORD COMPANY OF THE YEAR
MDM Recordings Inc.

RECORD COMPANY PERSON OF THE YEAR
Steve Coady – Warner Music Canada

RECORD PRODUCERS OF THE YEAR
Mickey Jack Cones, Brett Kissel, Bart McKay
Album: Pick Me Up (Artist: Brett Kissel)

RECORDING PACKAGE OF THE YEAR
Pick Me Up
Design Team: Patrick Duffy [Attention]; Photography: Juan Pont Lezica (Artist: Brett Kissel)

RECORDING STUDIO OF THE YEAR presented by Fanshawe College
Barrytone Studios – St. Clements, ON

RETAILER OF THE YEAR
iTunes Canada

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

TOP SELLING ALBUM OF THE YEAR presented by Arts & Entertainment Health Insurance Plan
Kill The Lights – Luke Bryan

TOP SELLING CANADIAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR presented by Music Canada
Yoan – Yoan

TOP SELLING CANADIAN SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Bring Down The House – Dean Brody

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Stephano Barberis
Video: Cheap Seats (Artist: Dallas Smith), Video: Don’t Let Her Be Gone (Artist: Gord Bamford),
Video: Hearts On Fire (Artist: Chad Brownlee), Video: So Much For Taking It Slow (Artist: Bobby Wills)

And here is a music video to stir the juices, "Shot of Glory" by The Washboard Union--winner of the CCMA Rising Star and Roots awards this past weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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