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Country Music of Association Award Show winners

Kira Isabella. photo credit: Sony Music Canada.

Country music is alive and well in the province of Ontario here in Canada. Last night, the Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) held their award show in Markham, and we have your full list of winners! The night was hosted by award-winning artist Charlie Major and featured performances by some of Canada’s hottest country stars – including Deric Ruttan, Jason Blaine, Michelle Wright, Small Town Pistols, Kira Isabella, and more.

Female Artist of the Year
Kira Isabella

Group/Duo of the Year
The Stellas

Male Artist of the Year
Johnny Reid

Rising Star
(TIE) Autumn Hill & Lindsay Broughton

Album of the Year
Deric Ruttan – Up All Night

Single of the Year
Jason Blaine – They Don’t Make ‘Em Like That Anymore

Songwriter of the Year
Jason Blaine, Deric Ruttan – They Don’t Make ‘Em Like That Anymore

Radio Station of the Year (Major Market)
CJKX – KX96 Oshawa/Toronto

Radio Station of the Year (Secondary Market)
CICX-FM – KICX 106 FM Orillia
IMPACT AWARD
In this first and important year, the CMAO has also established a special award. The CMAO Impact Award recognizes an artist, group, industry personality or company/organization who has left an enduring and indelibly positive footprint on the landscape of country music in Ontario. This year’s Impact Award was given to the Canadian Country Music Association.

Recap of the Canadian Country Music Association Awards

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The Canadian Country Music Association Awards was definitely enough to remind Canadians of the amazing talent that represents us in the country music industry. Tonight (09/09), we saw some of the best of the best rock the stage in Saskatoon and accept awards that they were most deserving of.

Dean Brody opened the show with his hit “Canadian Girls,” kicking off a show that would see him win two awards: Best Male Artist and Album of the Year.

Other country faves taking home hardware at this year’s show included Carolyn Dawn Johnson, who won Female Artist of the Year and Hey Romeo, this year’s Group or Duo of the Year. Ottawa’s sweetest and brightest new talent, Kira Isabella, took home the Rising Star award. The Stellas, who have been out on the road with Johnny Reid, took home the award for CMT Video of the Year for their song “In This House.” Johnny, who had a whopping eight nominations tonight, was the recipient of the Fans’ Choice award.

CCMA Nominees Announced

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Canadians can’t wait for the nation’s biggest night in country music! The countdown has begun for the Canadian Country Music Association Awards which will be held in Saskatoon, SK on September 9 at 8PM. Fans can tune in to CBC to catch the awards as they air LIVE.

“All of today’s nominees deserve ample recognition for their excellence as well as their tremendous contribution to Canadian country music,” said Don Green, Executive Director, CCMA. “This year’s nominees reflect the depth of musical talent in Canada, and we’re so proud to be able to recognize those artists – both established and emerging – who have impacted Canadians with their music.”

A personal fave, Johnny Reid, leads the nominations with a total of eight. Country cutie Dean Brody follows close behind with seven of his own.

Performers expected to light up the stage at the Awards include Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies, Eric Church, Paul Brandt, Dean Brody, George Canyon, Johnny Reid, Deric Ruttan, Gord Bamford, Terri Clark, Chad Brownlee and High Valley.

Check out the list of nominees below!

Review of CMT Hitlist Tour in Ottawa

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The CMT Hitlist Tour made a stop in Ottawa, Ontario Tuesday night – one of  26 stops on a cross-country tour. Dean Brody, Deric Ruttan, and Aaron Lines graced the stage of Centrepoint Theatre, performing for a crowd of all different ages.

The boys, backed up by a four-piece band, came out to the stage together to first perform “Hey Good Lookin’”. Just after, the show featured a set by Dean. He started by performing his current single, “Little Yellow Blanket”, followed by his hit song “Wildflower”, a performance that captivated the audience and even brought a woman in the front row to giving a rose to the artist. He played other crowd favourites including, “People Know You By Your First Name” and “Trail In Life”. Without a doubt, his live performance definitely showcases his voice and it’s unique quality and capability.

Aaron Lines followed Dean to the stage, playing past hits that spoke to his relationship with his wife and two daughters. He started with “Moments That Matter”, a song that got cheers from the crowd when one of the lyrics mentioned hockey – obviously a staple to the Canadian identity. He went on to play “You Can’t Hide Beautiful”, a song he wrote originally for his wife but is now hoping to teach the words to his young daughters so that they may be instilled with the message that beauty is about remaining true to yourself. His set included other hits such as “Turn It Up”, “Lights of My Hometown”, and the crowd favourite “Cheaper to Keep Her”. His humble personality and love for his family was quite evident in his set, making his performance very relatable to the crowd and remarkably enjoyable to watch.

CMT Hitlist Tour To Stop In Ottawa

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The CMT Hitlist Tour will roll through Ottawa, Ontario at Centrepoint Theatre on Wednesday, October 12. This stop, one of 26, will feature sets from Canadian artists  Dean Brody, Deric Ruttan, and Aaron Lines.

Dean Brody dominated the CCMA Awards this past September, winning Album of the Year for his current album Train In Life, as well as Single of the Year and Songwriter of the Year for the same-titled single. Dean has spent most weeks sitting at #1 on Canadian country radio over the past year. The artist will most definitely be performing his current hit “Little Yellow Blanket” which has moved into the Top 10 in only seven weeks – his fastest charting single thus far in his career.

Deric Ruttan received five nominations at the 2011 CCMA Awards for his 2010 CD release titled Sunshine. His second single from that album, “Up All Night” was the most-played Canadian country song of 2010. He is currently promoting his new live album Up All Night – Deric Ruttan which came out just weeks ago.

The show will also feature hit maker Aaron Lines, who was the most played Canadian artist on country radio from 2000 to 2010. With past wins at the CCMA’S for awards such as Male Artist of the Year and Rising Star Award, Aaron was recognized at the 2011 show with a nomination for Album of the Year for his CD Sunday Afternoon.

After the show in Ottawa, the tour will make stops in London, Guelph, Belleville, and Parry Sound before heading out East.

Tickets can be purchased at www.cmt.ca/cmthitlisttour.

We Have The Winners For The 2011 CCMA Awards

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It was a hot night in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada last night as they were the ones to host the 2011 Canadian Country Music Association Awards. The award show aired live from Copps Coliseum on CBC Television. The event marked the end of Canadian Country Music Week in the city, which took place between September 9th and September 12th. The CCMA week included street performances, autograph signings and activities for Canadian country music fans.

Johnny Reid was the big winner of the night, taking home three awards including “Fan’s Choice Award,” “CMT Video Of The Year,” and “Male Artist Of The Year.” Dean Brody won the second most and took home two for “Single Of The Year” for “Trail In Life,” and “Album Of The Year.” Terri Clark took home “Female Artist Of The Year,” and the trio Hey Romeo took home “Group Or Duo Of The Year.” Chad Bromlee, last year’s “New Artist Showcase” winner, took home the “Rising Star” award last night. For a full list of winners click the “read more” button.

The night was highlighted with performances from Ronnie Dunn, Doc Walker, Luke Bryan, Michelle Wright, Deric Ruttan, Ron James, Chantal Kreviazuk, and Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough.

Next year’s CCMAs will be hosted in Saskatoon, Sasketchewan on September 9th live from the Credit Union Centre. The 2012 Canadian Country Music Week will take place from September 6th through to the 9th.

Deric Ruttan Will Be “Up All Night” In September

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Canadian artist Deric Ruttan is getting ready to release his first ever live album “Up All Night” on September 10th, 2011. The album was recorded at his performance at the 2011 Calgary Stampede, and will feature his biggest hits from his past albums as well as three new studio tracks. The lead single, and first studio track, “She’s Like a Song,” will be sent to radio on August 29th, 2011.

“Sometime during my 2010 Sunshine Tour, on stage somewhere between Vancouver and Summerside, I made the decision that my next CD would be a live album,” says Ruttan. “There’s an excitement and energy that happens when my band and I play these songs for people. I wanted to capture that spirit and our live show on an album. I think we did just that with Up All Night – Deric Ruttan Live. The three new songs I recorded for the album fit right in with the energy and vibe of the live album concept, and I’m anxious for radio to hear those.”

Deric recently received multiple Canadian Country Music Association  (CCMA) Award nominations including Male Artist of the Year, CMT Video Of The Year, Single Of The Year and Songwriter Of The Year. His independent label, Black T Records, also earned a 2011 CCMA nomination for Record Label Of The Year. He was nominated for a Juno Award earlier in the year for his self-produced album “Sunshine” (2010).

He’s also had his songs recorded by other artists including Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan, Terri Clark and Aaron Pritchett. Eric Church’s huge hit “Hell On The Heart” hit number 8 on the mediabase charts and was co-written by Deric. In 2003, he collaborated with Brett Beavers for Dierks Bentley’s hit “What Was I Thinkin’” and Dierks’ “Lot Of Leaving Left To Do” was also a Deric write. Dierks took the later song to number five on the Billboard charts.

Deric will join fellow CCMA award nominees Dean Brody and Aaron Lines on the CMT Hitlist tour. The CMT Hitlist tour is a 26-city cross-Canada tour launches in Kelowna, British Columbia on September 22nd.

For a full list of tour dates and the track listing for Deric’s album, click the “Read More” button.

Deric Ruttan Will Be "Up All Night" In September

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Canadian artist Deric Ruttan is getting ready to release his first ever live album “Up All Night” on September 10th, 2011. The album was recorded at his performance at the 2011 Calgary Stampede, and will feature his biggest hits from his past albums as well as three new studio tracks. The lead single, and first studio track, “She’s Like a Song,” will be sent to radio on August 29th, 2011.

“Sometime during my 2010 Sunshine Tour, on stage somewhere between Vancouver and Summerside, I made the decision that my next CD would be a live album,” says Ruttan. “There’s an excitement and energy that happens when my band and I play these songs for people. I wanted to capture that spirit and our live show on an album. I think we did just that with Up All Night – Deric Ruttan Live. The three new songs I recorded for the album fit right in with the energy and vibe of the live album concept, and I’m anxious for radio to hear those.”

Deric recently received multiple Canadian Country Music Association  (CCMA) Award nominations including Male Artist of the Year, CMT Video Of The Year, Single Of The Year and Songwriter Of The Year. His independent label, Black T Records, also earned a 2011 CCMA nomination for Record Label Of The Year. He was nominated for a Juno Award earlier in the year for his self-produced album “Sunshine” (2010).

He’s also had his songs recorded by other artists including Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan, Terri Clark and Aaron Pritchett. Eric Church’s huge hit “Hell On The Heart” hit number 8 on the mediabase charts and was co-written by Deric. In 2003, he collaborated with Brett Beavers for Dierks Bentley’s hit “What Was I Thinkin’” and Dierks’ “Lot Of Leaving Left To Do” was also a Deric write. Dierks took the later song to number five on the Billboard charts.

Deric will join fellow CCMA award nominees Dean Brody and Aaron Lines on the CMT Hitlist tour. The CMT Hitlist tour is a 26-city cross-Canada tour launches in Kelowna, British Columbia on September 22nd.

For a full list of tour dates and the track listing for Deric’s album, click the “Read More” button.