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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