CMAO Award nominations are out! Who's going to win?

The Country Music Association of Ontario will host their annual awards show at London’s Centennial Hall this June 3rd.

This morning, the CMAO announced their list of performers & nominee’s.  Tim Hicks, Meghan Patrick, Cold Creek County, Western Swing Authority, Impact Award recipient Michelle Wright, Tebey & host Jason McCoy of The Road Hammers will all perform for the audience in attendance June 3rd.

 

The full list of nominee’s is below, copied from the press release:

SINGLE OF THE YEAR:     
Born To Love – Jason Blaine
Chills – James Barker Band
Country Music Made Me Do It – Meghan Patrick
Slide Over – Tim Hicks
You Me We – Genevieve Fisher

ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
Game On – James Barker Band
Homemade – Cold Creek County
Iron and Ashes – Andrew Hyatt
River Town Saints – River Town Saints
The Squeeze – The Road Hammers

SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR:
Clayton Bellamy, Chris Byrne, Jason McCoy – Crazy About You, Recorded by The Road Hammers
Dan Isbell, Meghan Patrick, Jeremy Stover – Country Music Made Me Do It, Recorded by Meghan Patrick
James Barker, Gavin Slate, Travis Wood, Donovan Woods – Chills,
Recorded by James Barker Band
Jessica Mitchell, Matthew Tishler – Don’t Love Me, Recorded by Jessica Mitchell
Kelly Archer, Adam Hambrick, Tebey Ottoh – Somebody Else Will, Recorded by Justin Moore

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Dani Strong
Genevieve Fisher
Jessica Mitchell
Meghan Patrick
Tianna Woods

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Andrew Hyatt
Anthony Tullo
Jason Blaine
Tebey
Tim Hicks

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR:
Blue Rodeo
Cold Creek County
James Barker Band
Runaway Angel
The Lovelocks
The Reklaws

ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR:
Jessica Mitchell
Lindi Ortega
The Abrams
The Lovelocks
The Western Swing Authority

RISING STAR:
Andrew Hyatt
Eric Ethridge
Nicole Rayy
Shae Dupuy
The Reklaws

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR:
Chills – James Barker Band
Country Music Made Me Do It – Meghan Patrick
Haulin’ Ass – The Road Hammers
Homemade – Cold Creek County
Slide Over – Tim Hicks
Woke Up Like This – River Town Saints

FANS’ CHOICE:   
James Barker Band
Tim Hicks
Meghan Patrick
River Town Saints
The Road Hammers

RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR:
David “Dwave” Thomson, Jason Blaine – Jason Blaine, Born to Love
Jason Barry – Runaway Angel, Zero; Western Swing Authority, I’m Sending You My Heart This Christmas; Dean Brody, Beautiful Freakshow
Jeff Dalziel – The Washboard Union, Shine; Dan Davidson, Barn Burner; River Town Saints
Karen Kosowski – Jessica Mitchell, Don’t Love Me; Madeline Merlo, Motel Flamingo
Scott Cooke, Doug Oliver – Cold Creek County, Homemade
The Agenda – Justine Chantale, Fly

INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR:
Amanda Kingsland, Country 101.1
Anya Wilson, Anya Wilson Promotion & Publicity
Mike Denney, MDM Recordings
Ron Kitchener, RGK Entertainment
Steve Coady, Warner Music Canada

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET)
CHKX KX 94.7, Hamilton
CJBX BX 93, London
CJKX KX96, Oshawa
CKBY County 101.1, Ottawa
CKDK NEW Country 104, Woodstock

 

After the nominations were announced, I took to Facebook Live to make my early predictions.

 

Some of our favourite Ontario country artists were quick to respond on social media, too.

 

See you June 3rd in London!

 

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