ccma2013noms

The nominees for the 2013 Canadian Country Music Association Awards were announced today in Toronto, ON and Gord Bamford and Dean Brody lead the pack with seven nominations and five nominations respectively.

During today’s press conference the CCMA also announced that Emerson Drive, Dallas Smith and The Band Perry will perform at the 2013 Awards Broadcast being held live from Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta on Sunday, September 8th and being broadcast by CBC-TV with additional airings on CMT Canada.

Congratulations to all the 2013 nominees!

 

FANS’ CHOICE AWARD

Gord Bamford

Dean Brody

George Canyon

Terri Clark

Johnny Reid

 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

It’s Friday – Dean Brody feat. Great Big Sea

Jumped Right In – Dallas Smith

Leaning On A Lonesome Song – Gord Bamford

Main Street, 1979 – Deric Ruttan

Show Some Respect – Bobby Wills

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Classics II – George Canyon

Is It Friday Yet? – Gord Bamford

Jumped Right In – Dallas Smith

Roll – Emerson Drive

Small Town Pistols – Small Town Pistols

 

SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR

Baby I Know It (written by Caeland Garner/Johnny Reid; performed by Johnny Reid feat. Carolyn Dawn Johnson)

Bob Marley (written by Dean Brody; performed by Dean Brody)

Cool (written by Jason Blaine/Deric Ruttan; performed by Jason Blaine)

It’s Friday (written by Dean Brody; performed by Dean Brody feat. Great Big Sea)

Leaning On A Lonesome Song (written by Gord Bamford/Buddy Owens/Ray Stephenson; performed by Gord Bamford)

 

CMT VIDEO OF THE YEAR

A Little More Work – Kira Isabella

Hope & Gasoline – Beverley Mahood

I’m Movin’ On – Terri Clark feat. Dean Brody

Leaning On A Lonesome Song – Gord Bamford

Maybe You Remember Me Now – Hey Romeo

 

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Terri Clark

Jaida Dreyer

Kira Isabella

Carolyn Dawn Johnson

Michelle Wright

 

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Gord Bamford

Dean Brody

Chad Brownlee

Dallas Smith

Bobby Wills

 

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

Emerson Drive

Hey Romeo

High Valley

Small Town Pistols

The Stellas

 

ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Clayton Bellamy

Shane Chisholm

The Heartbroken

Corb Lund

Lindi Ortega

 

RISING STAR

Autumn Hill

Tim Hicks

MacKenzie Porter

Tebey

Bobby Wills

 

INTERACTIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Terri Clark

Leah Daniels

High Valley

Codie Prevost

Tenille

 

DRUMS

Matthew Atkins (Jason Blaine/Deric Ruttan)

Ben Bradley (Gord Bamford)

Steve Broadhurst (Doc Walker)

Chad Melchert (Gord Bamford/Session)

Brad Tebble (Hey Romeo)

 

BASS

Shane Chisholm (Shane Chisholm)

Lisa Dodd (Gord Bamford)

Curtis Ebner (Hey Romeo)

Brent Pearen (Doc Walker)

Travis Switzer (Jason Blaine/Deric Ruttan)

 

GUITAR

Jason Barry (Jason Blaine/Dean Brody/Aaron Lines/Michelle Wright)

Ryan Davidson (Gord Bamford)

Darren Gusnowsky (Hey Romeo)

Murray Pulver (Doc Walker)

Darren Savard (Deric Ruttan/Dallas Smith)

 

KEYBOARDS

Mike Little (George Canyon)

Bart McKay (Brad Johner)

Carly McKillip (One More Girl)

Rob Shapiro (Hey Romeo)

Dale Wallace (Emerson Drive)

 

FIDDLE

Denis Dufresne (Sarah Beth Keeley/PEAR/Deric Ruttan)

Lynae Dufresne (PEAR)

Allison Granger (Gord Bamford)

Shane Guse (Jason Blaine/George Canyon/Marshall Dane/The Western Swing Authority)

Mike Sanyshyn (Deric Ruttan/Session)Page 4 of 8

 

STEEL GUITAR

John Ellis (Chad Brownlee/Doc Walker/Hayley)

Smokey Fennell (Danny Hooper/Brett Kissel/Krysta Scoggins)

Doug Johnson (Marshall Dane/Session)

Ed (Peewee Charles) Ringwald (George Canyon/Session/The Western Swing Authority)

 

SPECIAL INSTRUMENT

Shane Chisholm – Gastank Bass (Shane Chisholm)

Denis Dufresne – Mandolin (PEAR)

Allison Granger – Mandolin (Gord Bamford)

Shane Guse – Mandolin (Jason Blaine)

Mike Sanyshyn – Mandolin (Deric Ruttan/Session)

 

MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Invictus Entertainment Group

Johnny Mac Entertainment

MDM Recordings Inc.

O’Reilly International Entertainment Management

RGK Entertainment Group Inc.

 

BOOKING AGENCY OF THE YEAR

The Agency Group

Big Air Entertainment Ltd.

The Feldman Agency

Invictus Entertainment Group

Paquin Entertainment

 

RON SAKAMOTO TALENT BUYER OR PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

Kelly Berehulka (Casinos of Winnipeg)

Jim Cressman (Invictus Entertainment Group)

Lindsay Ell/Rod Tate (Calgary Stampede)

Shawn Sakamoto (Gold & Gold Productions)

Rob Waloschuk (Dauphin’s Countryfest)

 

COUNTRY CLUB OF THE YEAR

Cook County Saloon – Edmonton, AB

The Corral – Oshawa, ON

Fandango’s Live Entertainment Saloon – Edmonton, AB

The Ranch – Edmonton, AB

Ranchman’s Cookhouse & Dancehall – Calgary, AB

 

ALBUM DESIGN OF THE YEAR

The Boom Chucka Boys (The Boom Chucka Boys) – Joel Rathjen/S&J Creative/Andrea Sogge

Cigarettes & Truck Stops (Lindi Ortega) – Julie Moe/Andrew Robinson

Classics II (George Canyon) – Kale Canyon/Karen Corbin/Patrick Fraser

If It Was That Easy (Bobby Wills) – Juan Pont Lezica/O’Reilly International

Roll (Emerson Drive) – Kristin Barlowe/Jesse Barrios III/Mitchell Nevins/Lili Pichette

Twist Of Fate (Hey Romeo) – Ashley Champagne/Mediavandals/Ryan Taylor

 

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Stephano Barberis (Bob Marley – Dean Brody; Maybe You Remember Me Now – Hey Romeo; What Kinda Love – Dallas Smith)

John Fucile/Lisa Fucile/Deric Ruttan (My Kind Of Freedom – Deric Ruttan)

Margaret Malandruccolo (Anything At All – Autumn Hill; Run Run Run – One More Girl; Testify – Alan Doyle)

Troy Niemans (Show Some Respect – Bobby Wills; Somebody Will – Bobby Wills)

Warren P. Sonoda (Pancho And Lefty – George Canyon feat. Jim Cuddy)

 

MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Little Red Bungalow/CSS Rights Management

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Royalty Music Publishing Inc.

 

RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR

Gord Bamford/Byron Hill (The Boom Chucka Boys – The Boom Chucka Boys)

Jason Barry/Tebey (The Wait – Tebey)

Jay Buettner/George Canyon (Classics II – George Canyon)

Mitch Merrett (Crash – Chad Brownlee; Listen – Chad Brownlee; Catch Me If You Can – Jess Moskaluke)

Joey Moi (Small Town Pistols – Small Town Pistols; Jumped Right In – Dallas Smith)

 

RECORDING STUDIO OF THE YEAR

Armoury Studios – Vancouver, BC

Barrytone Studios – St. Clements, ON

Bart McKay Productions – Saskatoon, SK

MCC Recording Studio – Calgary, AB

Metalworks Studios – Toronto, ON

 

RECORD COMPANY OF THE YEAR

MDM Recordings Inc.

On Ramp Records

Open Road Recordings Inc.

Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.

Universal Music Canada

 

RECORD COMPANY PERSON OF THE YEAR

Warren Copnick (Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.)

Brianne Deslippe (Open Road Recordings Inc.)

Ron Harwood (Universal Music Canada)

Ron Kitchener (Open Road Recordings Inc.)

Rob Smith (Royalty Records Inc.)

 

RETAILER OF THE YEAR

HMV Canada Inc.

iTunes Canada

Lammle’s Western Wear & Tack

Walmart Canada Corp.

 

COUNTRY MUSIC PROGRAM OR SPECIAL OF THE YEAR

Canadian Coast To Coast (CJVR-FM)

Canadian Country Spotlight (Syndicated)

Chevrolet Top 20 Countdown (CMT)

CMT Presents Dean Brody Live (CMT)

 

COUNTRY FESTIVAL, FAIR, OR EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR

Big Valley Jamboree – Camrose, AB

Boots And Hearts Music Festival – Bowmanville, ON

Calgary Stampede – Calgary, AB

Dauphin’s Countryfest – Dauphin, MB

Manitoulin Country Fest – Little Current, ON

 

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR- MAJOR MARKET

Larry Donohue – CFCW – Edmonton, AB

Joel Lamoureux – CKBY-FM – Ottawa, ON

Jason Lee – CJWW – Saskatoon, SK

Mark Patric – CJJR-FM – Vancouver, BC

Scott Phillips- CKRY-FM/CISN-FM – Calgary, AB/Edmonton, AB

 

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR- SECONDARY MARKET

Tim Day – CKGY-FM – Red Deer, AB

Paul Ferguson – CHCQ-FM – Belleville, ON

Cal Gratton – CIXM-FM/CJVR-FM – Whitecourt, AB/Melfort, SK

Jody Seeley – CFXD-FM – High River, AB

Peter Walker – CJKX-FM – Oshawa, ON