Johnny Reid, Dean Brody Big Winners At CCMA Awards

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• September 10, 2012

Johnny Reid wins the Fans Choice Award. Photo: Liam Richards/The Canadian Press

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 SwiftCarolyn 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.

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