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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.

Country stars react to Mindy McCready’s suicide

Mindy McCready.

It’s been a tragic twenty-four hours for the country music community after learning about the passing of singer Mindy McCready. The “Ten Thousand Angels” artist was found dead from an apparent suicide last night in Arkansas. Mindy was 37 years old and leaves behind a six year old and a nine-year old son.

See what some of country’s brightest stars had to share about the sad news:

Oak Ridge Boys: We sang “Farther Along” last night in honor of Mindy McCready. One day we will know!!!!!

John Rich: Very sad to hear about Mindy McCready. When I was in Lonestar she was our label mate and we were friends. A tragic end to a talented life.

Jana Kramer: So sad to hear about the loss of Mindy. What an insanely talented woman.

Michelle Wright: As you may know Mindy McCready has passed on. She was a young promising country music artist in the mid ’90′s but faced a number of challenges and I’m so sad that she lost the battle with addiction and mental illness which can also cause depression. I’ve been sober now for several years and I know how hard it can be sometimes. RIP Mindy.

Jimmy Wayne: RIP @mindymccready We met 14 years ago @ Acuff & Rose. Who’d thought 14 years later on this day…. #why

Jason Blaine: Sad to hear about the passing of Mindy McCready. Thoughts & prayers for her young children. Tragic situation.

Carrie Underwood: I grew up listening to Mindy McCready… so sad for her family tonight. Many prayers are going out to them…

See more reactions below:

REVIEW: Farm Aid Ottawa

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The weather may have been cool but the music was most definitely hot. Yesterday, (09/16) a crowd of a few thousand gathered at Ottawa Stadium for a great cause, as well as great music.

Farm Aid Ottawa, put on by DNA Presents, featured performances by great Canadian country talent to raise money that would go directly to farmers to assist them with inflated feed prices and buying seeds for next year’s crop.

Early in the afternoon, Jordan McIntosh, Gail Gavan and Ambush took to the stage to perform a few of their songs. Shortly after, Jason Blaine‘s presence became well known as several female fans spotted him beside the stage asking for pictures. A group of girls immediately assembled to wait for pictures with the country star who took the time to talk to and take pictures with each one of them.

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!

Day Two: Miranda and Carrie’s Showstopping Duet

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Day two of the Capital Hoedown opened up with even longer lines than the first day, with fans starting to line-up as early as ten A.M. to see Jason Blaine, Billy Currington, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood. While doors didn’t open until 3 P.M., the fans were ready to go in the heat. Lebreton Flatts park was ready to rock the second fans started running across the field to get as close as possible to the large stage.

Things started off with Canadian Jason Blaine. While he now lives in Nashville trying to get his career to go international, his family were all in attendance and got shout-outs from him during his performance. He gave a solid opening number to get the day off started with a party atmosphere yet again.

Day Two: Miranda and Carrie's Showstopping Duet

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Day two of the Capital Hoedown opened up with even longer lines than the first day, with fans starting to line-up as early as ten A.M. to see Jason Blaine, Billy Currington, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood. While doors didn’t open until 3 P.M., the fans were ready to go in the heat. Lebreton Flatts park was ready to rock the second fans started running across the field to get as close as possible to the large stage.

Things started off with Canadian Jason Blaine. While he now lives in Nashville trying to get his career to go international, his family were all in attendance and got shout-outs from him during his performance. He gave a solid opening number to get the day off started with a party atmosphere yet again.