[Updated] CCMA Industry And Musician Awards

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• September 11, 2012

The Canadian Country Music Association recently presented industry and musician honors at the Industry Brunch Awards, CCMA Gala Awards and CCMA All-­Star Band Awards.

Open Road Recordings took home the title Record Company of the Year, while EMI Music Canada’s Ron Harwood celebrated a win in the Record Company Person of the Year category.

Gord Bamford, Roger Brown and Byron Hill took home the award for Songwriters of the Year for Bamford’s 2012 nominated track, “Is It Friday Yet?” Additionally Hill and Bamford won Producer of the Year honors for the track.

Johnny Burke and Ralph Murphy were inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.

2012 Industry Brunch Award Winners

Record Producer(s) of the Year Gord Bamford/Byron Hill (“Is It Friday Yet?” Gord Bamford)

Management Company of the Year RGK Entertainment Group Inc.

Country Club of the Year Ranchman’s Cookhouse & Dancehall – Calgary, AB

Album Design of the Year Mitch Nevins/Mark Maryanovich/Jill Snell – Dirt (Dean Brody)

Recording Studio of the Year Bart McKay Productions – Saskatoon, SK

Retailer of the Year iTunes Canada

Booking Agency of the Year The Agency Group

Music Director of the Year– Major Market Scott Phillips – CKRY FM/CISN-FM – Calgary, AB/Edmonton, AB

Music Director of the Year– Secondary Market Tim Day – CKGY FM- Red Deer, Ab

On-Air Personality of the Year (Major Market) Toff And Melissa Of the Morning Ride – CHKX FM, Hamilton

On-Air Personality of the Year (Secondary Market) KG Mornings With Greg, Tera Lee & Al – CKGY FM, Red Deer

Video Director of the Year Stephano Barberis (“Is It Friday Yet?” – Gord Bamford; “Somebody Somewhere” – Dallas Smith)

Country Festival, Fair, or Exhibition of the Year Calgary Stampede – Calgary, AB

Country Music Program or Special of the Year Employee of the Week (CMT)

2012 Gala Dinner Winners

Ron Sakamoto Talent Buyer or Promoter of the Year Lindsay Ell/Rod Tate (Calgary Stampede)

Music Publishing Company of the Year ole

Record Company of the Year Open Road Recordings

Record Company Person of the Year Ron Harwood (EMI)

Station of the Year (Major Market) CISN FM, Edmonton

Station of the Year (Second Market) CJKX FM, Oshawa

Artist Hall of Fame Inductee Johnny Burke

Builder Hall of Fame Inductee Ralph Murphy

Roots Artist or Group of the Year Jimmy Rankin

Slaight Music Humanitarian Award Tenille

Songwriter(s) of the Year
“Is It Friday Yet?” (Written By Gord Bamford/Roger Brown/Byron Hill; Performed By Gord Bamford)

Top Selling Canadian Album of the Year (Canadian sales only) Johnny Reid, Fire It Up

Top Selling International Album of the Year (Canadian sales only) Lady Antebellum, Own The Night

Interactive Artist or Group of the Year Gord Bamford

Hank Smith Award of Excellence Larry Delaney

2012 All Star Band Award Winners

All Star Bass Lisa Dodd (Gord Bamford)

All Star Drums Chad Melchert (Gord Bamford)

All Star Fiddle Denis Dufresne (Pear/Deric Ruttan)

All Star Guitar Ryan Davidson (Gord Bamford)

All Star Keyboards Rob Shapiro (Hey Romeo)

All Star Special Instrument Shane Chisholm, Gastank Bass (Shane Chisholm)

All Star Steel Guitar Jeff Bradshaw (session)

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