Country 92.9 CFCO Nominated for a CMAO Award!

Published On April 11, 2017 | By Cheryl Johnstone | Blogs, Mornings

The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) is pleased to announce the nominees for the fifth annual CMAOntario Awards. Presented by Slaight Music, with support from the Ontario Media Development Corporation, the awards recognize the talent and achievements of Ontario’s country music industry across 16 categories.

Meghan Patrick leads the pack with seven nominations while James Barker Band, River Town Saints, Jessica Mitchell, Cold Creek County, Jason Blaine, Tim Hicks and The Abrams are among the multiple nominees being honoured at the ceremony on Sunday, June 11th at Centennial Hall in London, Ontario.

This year’s awards, hosted by Jason McCoy, will feature newly added performances by Genevieve Fisher, Jessica Mitchell, River Town Saints, and Aaron Pritchett alongside previously announced performers Jason Blaine, Cold Creek County and The Western Swing Authority.

The CMAOntario Impact Award, will be presented to one of Canada’s most iconic bands, Blue Rodeo.

The 2017 CMAOntario award nominees are:

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

“Beer Weather” – Cold Creek County

“Cherry Bomb” – River Town Saints

“Lawn Chair Crazy ” – James Barker Band

“Still Loving You” – Meghan Patrick ft. Joe Nichols

“Workin’ On Whiskey” – Jessica Mitchell

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Born to Love – The Lovelocks

Country Side – Jason Blaine

Grace and Grit – Meghan Patrick

Shake These Walls – Tim Hicks

Till The Wheels Come Off – Cold Creek County

SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR sponsored by SOCAN

Deric Ruttan, Craig Wiseman – “Came Here to Forget”

performed by Blake Shelton

James Barker, Gavin Slate, Travis Wood – “Lawn Chair Lazy”

performed by James Barker Band

Jessica Mitchell, Dave Thomson, Patricia Conroy – “Workin’ on Whiskey”

performed by Jessica Mitchell

Meghan Patrick, Patricia Conroy, Philip Barton – “Grace and Grit”

performed by Meghan Patrick

Tim Hicks, Todd Clark, Gavin Slate, Travis Wood – “Stompin’ Ground”

performed by Tim Hicks

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR sponsored by Spring Tree Farm

Genevieve Fisher

Jessica Mitchell

Leah Daniels

Meghan Patrick

Tianna Woods

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR sponsored by Havelock Country Jamboree

Deric Ruttan

Jason Blaine

Marshall Dane

Tebey

Tim Hicks

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR sponsored by Remington Group

Autumn Hill

Cold Creek County

James Barker Band

River Town Saints

The Abrams

ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Kelly Prescott

Jessica Mitchell

Lindi Ortega

The Abrams

The Western Swing Authority

RISING STAR AWARD sponsored by Slaight Music

Buck Twenty

Dani Strong

Meghan Patrick

River Town Saints

The Abrams

FANS’ CHOICE sponsored by OMDC

Autumn Hill

Cold Creek County

James Barker Band

Jason Blaine

Meghan Patrick

River Town Saints

Tebey

Tim Hicks

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR sponsored by Long & McQuade

“Bow Chicka Wow Wow” – Meghan Patrick

“Cherry Bomb” – River Town Saints

“Dance With My Daughter” – Jason Blaine

“Lawn Chair Crazy” – James Barker Band

“What Love Is All About” – Johnny Reid

RECORD PRODUCER (S) OF THE YEAR

Dan Brodbeck (Dani Strong)

Dave Thomson (Jessica Mitchell)

Gavin Brown (The Abrams)

Jason Barry (Dean Brody, Genevieve Fisher, The Western Swing Authority, Tianna Woods)

The Agenda, Leah Daniels (Leah Daniels)

INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR sponsored by Seeds & Co.

Amanda Kingsland, Rogers Radio

Catherine Faint, Catherine Faint Entertainment

Dave Woods, In The Country

Mike Denney, MDM Recordings

Steve Coady, Warner Music Canada

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM MARKET) sponsored by Lucknow’s Music in the Fields

CFCO-FM 92.9 (Country 92.9), Chatham

CHCQ-FM (Cool 100.1 FM), Belleville

CICS-FM (KICX 91.7), Sudbury

CJQM-FM (Country 104.3), Sault Ste Marie

CKXC-FM (Country 93.5), Kingston

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