Leading nominee Johnny Reid was the opening performer at last night’s Canadian Country Music Awards and went on to win three trophies. At the event in Hamilton, Ontario he received CMT Video of the Year for “Today I’m Gonna Try And Change The World,” Male Artist of the Year, and the coveted Fans’ Choice Award. His album A Place Called Love also won Top Selling Canadian Album of the Year at the previous night’s Gala Awards.
Dean Brody took home two 2011 Canadian Country Music Awards, Single of the Year for “Trial of Life,” and Album of the Year for Trial of Life. Terri Clark went home with Female Artist of the Year and trio Hey Romeo took Group or Duo of the Year. Last year’s New Artist Showcase winner Chad Brownlee won his first Canadian Country Music Award for Rising Star.
Canada’s biggest country artists graced the stage at Hamilton’s Copps Coliseum. Presenters included Deric Ruttan, Chantal Kreviazuk, Ronnie Dunn, Ron James, Howie Dorough and Michelle Wright as well as a rare duet by Doc Walker and Luke Bryan, collaborating on a performance of their songs that share the same name, “Country Girl.”
Fans’ Choice Award: Johnny Reid
Single Of The Year: “Trail In Life” Dean Brody
Album Of The Year: Trail In Life, Dean Brody
CMT Video Of The Year: “Today I’m Gonna Try And Change The World” Johnny Reid
Female Artist Of The Year: Terri Clark
Male Artist Of The Year: Johnny Reid
Group Or Duo Of The Year: Hey Romeo
Rising Star: Chad Brownlee