Gord Bamford, The Stellas Winners At Sunday’s CCMAs

Gord Bamford accepts during the 2013 CCMAs. Photo: Larry Wong, Edmonton Journal

Gord Bamford accepts during the 2013 CCMAs. Photo: Larry Wong, Edmonton Journal

Gord Bamford and Taylor Swift were among the big winners at the 31st Annual Canadian Country Music Association Awards Sunday night (Sept. 8) in Edmonton.

Swift’s Red received Top Selling Album of the Year during the evening’s festivities, while Bamford––nominated for seven awards––took home three recognitions during the evening for Album, Single, and CMT Video of the Year, alongside previously accepting Songwriter of the Year and Record Producer of the Year honors earlier in the week. Terri Clark took home the Fans Choice Award during the ceremony, which was kicked off by Emerson Drive’s performance of “We Are This Town.” Darius Rucker and Hunter Hayes also performed and presented awards during the telecast.

Dean Brody took the trophy Male Artist of the Year, while the Group/Duo of the Year honors went to The Stellas, a husband/wife duo from Whitby, Ontario, whose daughters Lennon and Maisy appear on the ABC-TV sitcom Nashville.

The Band Perry also performed during the show and announced news of their upcoming Canadian tour backstage at the event, according to the Edmonton Journal. View a complete list of the winners here.

2013 CCMA Winners:
Fans’ Choice Award – Terri Clark
Single of the Year: “Leaning On a Lonesome Song” – Gord Bamford
Album of the Year: Is It Friday Yet? – Gord Bamford
Female Artist of the Year: Kira Isabella
Male Artist of the Year: Dean Brody
Group or Duo of the Year: The Stellas
Rising Star Award: Bobby Wills
Songwriter(s) of the Year: “Leaning On a Lonesome Song” – Gord Bamford, Buddy Owens, Ray Stephenson
Interactive Artist of the Year: High Valley
Top Selling Album of the Year: Red by Taylor Swift

 

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