The 2012 Canadian Country Music Association Awards took place at Saskatoon’s Credit Union Centre last night (9/9), where Johnny Reid won the evening’s top prize, the coveted Fan’s Choice Award. The previous night he was honored at the CCMA Gala Awards for Top Selling Canadian Album of the Year.
Dean Brody received CCMA Awards for Album of the Year and Male Artist of the Year. He set the stage for an outstanding night of performances with his opening number, “Canadian Girls.”
Other big name performers included Jason Aldean, Pistol Annies, Eric Church and Miranda Lambert.
The 2012 CCMA Generation Award went to Taylor Swift. Carolyn Dawn Johnson was named Female Artist of the Year.
Presenters included Swift, Alan Doyle, Allan Hawco, Amber Marshall and Graham Wardle, and Theo Fleury.
The CCMA Awards were presented as part of PotashCorp Country Music Week, which took place in Saskatoon, SK Sept. 6 – 9.
Fans’ Choice Award Johnny Reid
Album of the Year Dirt, Dean Brody
Female Artist of the Year Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Male Artist of the Year Dean Brody
Group or Duo of the Year Hey Romeo
CMT Video of the Year In This House, The Stellas
Rising Star Kira Isabella
Single of the Year “They Don’t Make Em’ Like That Anymore,” Jason Blaine
CCMA Generation Award Taylor Swift
The 2013 Country Music Week will take place in Edmonton, AB from Sept. 5-8, culminating with the 2013 Canadian Country Music Association Awards on Sun., Sept. 8, 2013.