Tenille Townes Leads Canadian Country Music Awards Winners

Tenille Townes led the evening with four trophy wins at Sunday evening’s (Sept. 8) Canadian Country Music Awards. Townes took home Female Artist of the Year, Single of the Year (“Somebody’s Daughter”), Songwriters of the Year (“Somebody’s Daughter,” alongside Creative Nation’s Barry Dean and Luke Laird), and Video of the Year (“Somebody’s Daughter”).

Dallas Smith took home the overall Entertainer of the Year honor, along with the MNP Male Artist of the Year award.

A full list of honorees from last night’s awards is below:

ARTIST AWARDS
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Paul Brandt
Dean Brody
Tim Hicks
Brett Kissel
Dallas Smith – WINNER

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The Fall – Dallas Smith
Feels Like That – The Reklaws – WINNER
The Journey BNA Vol. 2 – Paul Brandt
Love A Girl – Tebey
New Tattoo – Tim Hicks
State Of Mind – Hunter Brothers

APPLE MUSIC FANS’ CHOICE
Gord Bamford
Paul Brandt
Dean Brody
Tim Hicks
Hunter Brothers
James Barker Band
Brett Kissel – WINNER
The Reklaws
Dallas Smith
Guylaine Tanguay

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Lindsay Ell
Jess Moskaluke
Meghan Patrick
Guylaine Tanguay
Tenille Townes – WINNER

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
High Valley
Hunter Brothers
James Barker Band
The Reklaws
The Washboard Union – WINNER

INTERACTIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Lindsay Ell – WINNER
Aaron Goodvin
James Barker Band
Brett Kissel
Nice Horse

MNP MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Paul Brandt
Dean Brody
Tim Hicks
Brett Kissel
Dallas Smith – WINNER

RISING STAR
Shawn Austin
Jade Eagleson – WINNER
Eric Ethridge
JoJo Mason
Sons of Daughters

ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion – Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion
Both Ways – Donovan Woods – WINNER
Heart Of Glass – Jessica Mitchell
Juliet – Dan Davidson
What We’re Made Of – The Washboard Union – WINNER

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
“Criminal” – Lindsay Ell
“Dive Bar” – Gord Bamford
“Good Together” – James Barker Band
“Somebody’s Daughter” – Tenille Townes – WINNER
“Walls Come Down” – Meghan Patrick

ANTHEM ENTERTAINMENT SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR
Brett Kissel, Seth Mosley, Brad Rempel
Song: “Cecilia” (Performed By: Brett Kissel)

Gord Bamford, Bart Butler, Brice Long
Song: “Down” (Performed By: Gord Bamford)

James Barker Band, Todd Clark, Gavin Slate, Travis Wood
Song: “Keep It Simple” (Performed By: James Barker Band)

Corey Crowder, Jess Moskaluke, Jared Mullins
Song: “Save Some Of That Whiskey” (Performed By: Jess Moskaluke)

Barry Dean, Luke Laird, Tenille Townes – WINNER
Song: “Somebody’s Daughter” (Performed By: Tenille Townes)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Camouflage” – Jess Moskaluke
“Criminal” – Lindsay Ell
“Feels Like That” – The Reklaws
“Somebody’s Daughter” – Tenille Townes – WINNER
“Walls Come Down” – Meghan Patrick

MUSICIAN AWARDS
BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Kirby Barber
Lisa Dodd – WINNER
Curtis Ebner
Doug Elash
Justin Kudding

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR
Ben Bradley
Flavio Cirillo
Rich DaSilva
Chad Melchert – WINNER
Rob Wells

FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Linsey Beckett
Tyler Beckett
Denis Dufresne
Mike Sanyshyn
Tyler Vollrath – WINNER

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Paul Chapman
Ryan Davidson
Matt McKay – WINNER
Darren Savard
Geoff Torrn

KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Mike Little
Bart McKay – WINNER
Brendan Waters

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT PLAYER OF THE YEAR
David Barber
Denis Dufresne
Shane Guse
Mitch Jay – WINNER
Connor Riddell

STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Darrek Anderson
Mitch Jay – WINNER
Doug Johnson

RADIO AWARDS
MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET)
Steph Hansen – CISN-FM/CKRY-FM – Edmonton, AB/Calgary, AB
A.J. Keller – CFCW – Edmonton, AB
Amanda Kingsland – CKBY-FM – Ottawa, ON – WINNER
Rebecca Lafrance – CKKL-FM – Ottawa, ON
Peter Walker – CJKX-FM/CHKX-FM – Oshawa, ON/Hamilton, ON

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM OR SMALL MARKET)
Shilo Bellis – CJXL-FM – Moncton, NB
Paul Ferguson – CHCQ-FM – Belleville, ON – WINNER
Luca James – CKGY-FM – Red Deer, AB
Cory Noel – CKLJ/CKVG – Olds, AB/Vegreville, AB

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET)
CKBY-FM – RED DEER, ALBERTA – WINNER

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM OR SMALL MARKET)
CKGY-FM – Red Deer, Alberta – WINNER

ON-AIR PERSONALITY(IES) OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET)
CISN in the Mornings with Chris, Jack & Matt – CISN-FM – Edmonton, Alberta – WINNER

ON-AIR PERSONALITY(IES) OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM OR SMALL MARKET)
The Real Wake Up with Vinnie & Randi – CKGY-FM – Red Deer, Alberta – WINNER

INDUSTRY AWARDS
BOOKING AGENCY OF THE YEAR
The Feldman Agency – WINNER
Invictus Entertainment Group
Paquin Artists Agency
Sakamoto Agency
United Talent Agency

COUNTRY CLUB OF THE YEAR
Cook County Saloon – Edmonton, AB
OK Corral & Cabaret – Kelowna, BC
Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall – Calgary, AB
Rock ‘N’ Horse Saloon – Toronto, ON – WINNER

COUNTRY FESTIVAL, FAIR OR EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR
Big Valley Jamboree – Camrose, AB
Boots And Hearts Music Festival – Oro-Medonte, ON
Calgary Stampede – Calgary, AB
Cavendish Beach Music Festival – Cavendish, PE – WINNER
Havelock Country Jamboree – Havelock, ON

COUNTRY MUSIC PROGRAM OR SPECIAL OF THE YEAR
CBC q Live At The Grand Ole Opry – CBCq
The Dungarees Christmas Special – Rogers Media and The Dungarees
Girl Power Hour – Rogers Media – WINNER
Jess Moskaluke’s A Small Town Christmas – MDM Recordings Inc.
Paul McGuire’s Country Countdown – ole TV

MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Big Loud Management
Cache Entertainment
Invictus Entertainment Group – WINNER
MDM Artist Management Services
Starseed Entertainment

MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY OF THE YEAR
BMG Rights Management Canada
ole/Anthem Entertainment – WINNER
Royalty Records Publishing
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Warner Chappell Music Canada

RECORD COMPANY OF THE YEAR
MDM Recordings Inc.
Open Road Recordings
Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.
Universal Music Canada
Warner Music Canada – WINNER

INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR
Steve Coady – Vice President, Radio Promotions – Warner Music Canada – WINNER
Mike Denney – President – MDM Recordings Inc.
Brianne Deslippe – Vice President of Promotion/General Manager – Canada – Big Loud Records
Ron Kitchener – President, CEO – RGK Entertainment Group Inc.
Shannon McNevan – Director of A&R – Universal Music Canada

CREATIVE DIRECTOR(S) OF THE YEAR
Design Team: Bronwin Parks
Album: All In, Artist Merchandise (Artist: Chris Buck Band)

Design Team: Alee, Photography: Uryelle Dimailig
Single: Don’t Make Me Miss You (Artist: Alee)

Design Team: Buckspring Inc., Photography: Andrik Langfield, Tanner Wendell Stewart, Jonathan Taylor Sweet, Paul Tellefsen – WINNER
Albums: The Journey YYC Vol. 1, The Journey BNA Vol. 2, The Journey YYC-BNA Deluxe Volume;
Single: Bittersweet feat. Lindsay Ell, Tour Graphics: The Journey Tour (Artist: Paul Brandt)

Design Team: Bronwin Parks
Album: Sides, EP: Side A + Side B (Digital Release), Single: Danger Danger, Artist Merchandise (Artist: KIRA)

Design Team: Scotty Kipfer, Photography: Brad Kelly
Taking My Time (Artist: Scotty Kipfer)

RECORDING STUDIO OF THE YEAR
Barrytone Studios – St. Clements, ON
Bart McKay Productions – Saskatoon, SK
MCC Recording Studio – Calgary, AB
OCL Studios – Chestemere, AB
Revolution Recording – Toronto, ON – WINNER

RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR
Jeff Dalziel – WINNER
Album: Juliet (Artist: Dan Davidson)

Danick Dupelle, Tebey
Single: Who’s Gonna Love You (Artist: Tebey)

Adam Gregory, Bart McKay
Album: Perfect World (Artist: Adam Gregory)

Mitch Merrett, F. Reid Shippen
Album: Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion (Artist: Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion)

Joey Moi, Dave Cohen
Album: The Fall (Artist: Dallas Smith)

RETAILER OF THE YEAR
Amazon Music
Apple Music – WINNER
Spotify Canada Inc.

RON SAKAMOTO TALENT BUYER OR PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
Paul Biro – Sakamoto Agency – WINNER
Jim Cressman – Invictus Entertainment Group
Adam Oppenheim – Stampede Entertainment Inc.
Lisa Zechmeister – Republic Live

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Stephano Barberis
Video: 20 Dollars In My Pocket (Artist: The Lovelocks), Video: 24 Reasons (Artist: Kadooh), Video: Dive Bar (Artist: Gord Bamford), Video: Downtown Kids (Artist: David James), Video: Everything Girl (Artist: Dave Hartney), Video: Make ‘Em Like You (Artist: Dallas Smith), Video: Walls Come Down (Artist: Meghan Patrick);

Ben Knechtel – WINNER
Video: Ain’t My Fault (Live From Toronto / 2019) (Artist: Jade Eagleson), Video: Count The Ways (Artist: Jade Eagleson), Video: Dear Drunk Me (Artist: Chad Brownlee ), Video: Feels Like That (Artist: The Reklaws), Video: Forever’s Gotta Start Somewhere (Artist: Chad Brownlee ), Video: Got Your Name On It (Artist: Jade Eagleson), Video: Keep It Simple (Artist: James Barker Band) Video: Long Live The Night (Artist: The Reklaws), Video: Lost (Artist: Hunter Brothers) Video: Never Be The Same (Artist: James Barker Band), Video: Save Some Of That Whiskey (Artist: Jess Moskaluke), Video: The Worst Kind feat. Lindsay Ell (Artist: Tim Hicks);

Wes Mack
Video: Camouflage (Artist: Jess Moskaluke), Video: Never Have I Ever feat. Sons of Daughters (Artist: Wes Mack), Video: PBR State of Mind (Artist: Wes Mack);

Travis Nesbitt
Video: Can’t Help Myself (Artist: Dan Davidson), Video: Don’t Hold Back (Artist: The Dungarees), Video: I’ll Get Along (Artist: Danny Hooper), Video: Little Log Cabin (Artist: Danny Hooper), Video: These Are My People (Artist: Dan Davidson);

Joel Stewart
Video: Feel Like That (Artist: The Washboard Union), Video: She Gets Me (Artist: The Washboard Union), Video: You Are (Artist: Aaron Goodvin), Video: Zamboni (Artist: The Road Hammers).

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