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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.

Johnny Reid Wins Album of the Year at The JUNOS

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Canadian country artist Johnny Reid was recognized at The 2013 JUNO Awards this past Sunday with the award for COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR, sponsored by Potashcorp. The artist saw himself facing great competition in the category from other great talent, including Dallas Smith, Chad Brownlee, Emerson Drive and Dean Brody.

Fire It Up, the winning album, is the seventh studio album for Johnny. After being released last spring, the album reached number two on the Canadian Albums Chart and was also certified platinum. It includes duets from Canadians Serena Ryder and Carolyn Dawn Johnson.

You can check out the full JUNO Awards at CTV.ca/Junos.

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!

Recap of The 2012 JUNO Awards

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Last night, the JUNO Awards took over Ottawa. Fans and artists came together as one to celebrate the tremendous musical talent this nation has to offer. While our U.S. friends may have been watching the ACMs, all eyes above the border were on the JUNO Awards.

The energy was electrifying inside Ottawa’s Scotiabank Place. The performances and winners of the categories were true testaments to the diversity and appreciation of such within the Canadian boundaries.

UPDATE: The JUNO Awards Take Over Ottawa

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Right now, being in Ottawa is electrifying.

As the nation’s capital is about to welcome The JUNOS this Sunday (April 1), both the city and the fans are starting to get into the swing of things in anticipation of the show.

There are several events set up in advance of the show featuring some of the music industry’s best, including Canada’s talented country singers.

The JUNO Cup, taking place on Friday, March 30th, will feature a collaboration of both NHL greats and musical talents on the ice, including Brad and Curtis Rempel of High Valley and Jim Cuddy.

Another popular event, the JUNO Songwriters’ Circle, will include Canada’s talented Terri Clark, among others, as they share both songs and stories on stage.

Of course, all eyes are on the actual show, taking place at the Scotiabank on Sunday night. Nominees for Country Album of the Year are:

Doc Walker16 & 1
High Valley – High Valley
Jason McCoyEverything
Jimmy RankinForget About the World
Terri Clark – Roots and Wings

In addition, Jim Cuddy will be up against some other great contenders for the Songwriter of the Year award. A favourite here at Keepin’ It Country, Johnny Reid, is also nominated for Single of the Year for his hit “Let’s Go Higher”; his fellow nominees include Canadian talents like Hedley, City and Colour, Nickelback, and The Sheepdogs.

Not only will Blue Rodeo be performing, but The JUNOS will  honour them for being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

The JUNOs will be hosting a LIVE CHAT with Bell Media personalities during the show at Facebook.com/CTV, JUNOS.CTV.ca and on the CTV iPad App Social Screen. Also, check out the ongoing JUNOS Fantasy Poll on Facebook – you can select YOUR picks for some of the biggest categories of the show!

Tickets for the show can still be purchased HERE, as well as tickets for events around the city preceding the show that any of our Ottawa readers would like to attend!

The JUNOs will air LIVE on Sunday, April 1st at 8PM EST on CTV.

The Best Valentines Day Songs

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Here at Keepin’ It Country, we like to get a little festive. With Valentines Day tomorrow, we thought it would be fun to put together some of our favourite songs that celebrate love and are thus appropriate to celebrate during this time of year. We recognize some oldies (but goodies), as well as some more modern tunes. Nonetheless, it was rather hard trying to narrow down this list to just ten! Let us know how you feel about our picks!

Nominees for the 2012 Juno Awards Announced

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Today, nominees for the 2012 Juno Awards were announced. The show will take place in Ottawa, Ontario on April 1st at Scotiabank Place – it will also be broadcast on CTV. In addition, it was unveiled that William Shatner will be the host of the event.

Among the nominees are some of our favourite Canadian country artists!

Single of the Year
Fragile Bird – City and Colour
Invincible – Hedley
Let’s Go Higher – Johnny Reid
When We Stand Together – Nickelback
I Don’t Know – The Sheepdogs.

Songwriter of the Year
Dallas Green
Dan Mangan
Feist
Jim Cuddy
Ron Sexsmith.

Country Album of the Year
16 & 1 – Doc Walker
High Valley -High Valley
Everything – Jason McCoy
Forget About the World – Jimmy Rankin
Roots and Wings – Terri Clark.

The award show will also feature Blue Rodeo being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

 

Johnny Reid Announces 2012 Tour

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Today, Johnny Reid announced that he will hit the road in April 2012 on his FIRE IT UP, Let Love Live Again tour.

The 20+ city tour, with stops all across Canada, will include meet & greet opportunities for fan club members at each show.

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 18th to the general public, but will also be available for fan club members beginning Tuesday, November 15th. Check out Johnny Reid’s official website for more information.

 

FIRE IT UP, Let Love Live Again Tour Dates

April 10 – Victoria, BC
April 12 – Kamloops, BC
April 13 – Kelowna, BC
April 14 – Vancouver, BC
April 16 – Prince George, BC
April 17 – Dawson Creek, BC
April 19 – Edmonton, AB
April 20 – Cranbrook, BC
April 21 – Lethbridge, AB
April 23 – Saskatoon, SK
April 24 – Regina, SK
April 26 – Brandon, MB
April 27 – Winnipeg, MB
April 29 – Thunder Bay, ON
April 30 – Sault Ste Marie, ON
May 1 – Sudbury, ON
May 2 – Barrie, ON
May 4 – Windsor, ON
May 5 – Hamilton, ON
May 7 – Kitchener, ON
May 8 – London, ON
May 10 – Oshawa, ON
May 11 – Kingston, ON
May 12 – Ottawa, ON
May 14 – Moncton, NB
May 15 – Saint John, NB
May 16 – Halifax, NS
July 13 – Calgary, AB

Just Announced: Johnny Reid To Play At 2012 Calgary Stampede

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Johnny Reid is the first performer announced for the 2012 Stampede Concert Series!

Johnny is a two-time Juno Award winner and fifteen-time Canadian Country Music Award winner.

The concert will take place Friday, July 13, 2012 at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 18 and will start at $39.