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
Group/Duo of the Year
Male Artist of the Year
(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
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.