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Carroll Baker, Larry Delaney To Be Honoured At CMAOntario Awards

The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) has announced the nominees for the 10th Annual CMAOntario Awards.

Carroll Baker, Larry Delaney To Be Honoured At CMAOntario Awards

By FYI Staff

The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) has announced the nominees for the 10th Annual CMAOntario Awards. Meghan Patrick and Robyn Ottolini lead the way with six nominations apiece, followed by Tebey and Jade Eagleson with four nominations each. 


The awards take place on Sunday, June 5 at Centennial Hall in London, Ontario, as the culmination of the CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend, running June 2-5. 

Hosted by Jason McCoy and Robyn Ottolini, the CMAOntario Awards Show, presented by Slaight Music, will acknowledge the talent and achievements of Ontario’s country music industry across 19 categories. Tickets for the CMAOntario Awards Show are on sale here.

The CMAOntario Awards Show will also include two presentations of the Impact Award, which recognizes an artist, group, industry personality or organization that has left an enduring and indelibly positive footprint on the landscape of country music in Ontario. This year's recipients are Carroll Baker and Larry Delaney.

Known as Canada's First Lady Of Country Music, Carroll Baker epitomizes every value that has made country music the enduring form that it is: honesty, reality, genuine feeling, hard work, love, family, friendship and respect for others. With a career spanning more than 40 years, she has achieved more than 20 number one records, 12 of which were consecutive. Baker is an inductee of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame and Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame; recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from both the Province of Nova Scotia and Ontario; multiple winner of Juno, CCMA and SOCAN/BMI awards; and in 2009, appointed a Member of the Order of Canada. 

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Larry Delaney, from Eastview, Ontario, launched Capital Country News on April 1, 1980, to provide Canadian country music artists and industry with accurate and informative media coverage. Within two years, the monthly newspaper had generated a national readership and re-branded to become Country Music News. It was published monthly for 32 years for a total of 383 monthly issues. Larry Delaney is an inductee of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame (1989) and CCMA’s Hall of Honour (1996); is jointly inducted with wife Joanne in the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall Of Fame (1993); is an 11-time recipient of the CCMA’s Country Music Person Of Year, and in 2012 was awarded the CCMA’s Hank Smith Award Of Excellence. Since the closure of Country Music News, Delaney has remained active in supporting Canadian country music and its artists, as a freelance writer for various local, national and international-based magazines as well as the popular Ontario Country Pioneers reports featured in CMAOntario’s monthly online Newsletter.  

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Voting for the awards is restricted to CMAOntario members, with the exception of the Fans’ Choice award, which is open to both public and membership voting. Eligible members will have the opportunity to vote on the final ballot up until April 7, 2022, at cmaontario.ca/awards/voting. Music fans can cast their votes for the Fans’ Choice award as of April 15th.

The Nominees for the 10th Annual CMAOntario Awards are:

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SINGLE OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Pure Country 93

“Cool About It” – Meghan Patrick

“Playing Favourites” – Genevieve Fisher

“Relationship Goals” – Steven Lee Olsen

“Shotgun Rider” – Tebey

“Trust Issues” – Robyn Ottolini

ALBUM OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Country 106.7

Campfire Troubadour – Tim Hicks

Free – Elyse Saunders

Heart on My Glass – Meghan Patrick

Honkytonk Revival – Jade Eagleson

The But I’m Not Always Sad Either EP – Robyn Ottolini

SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR – sponsored by SOCAN

Cory Marks, Kevin Churko, Kane Churko – Blame It On The Double recorded by Cory Marks ft. Tyler Connolly & Jason Hook

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Meghan Patrick, Cary Barlowe, Corey Crowder – Cool About It recorded by Meghan Patrick

Robyn Ottolini, Jesse Slack – Tell You Everything recorded by Robyn Ottolini

Steven Lee Olsen, Brandon Day, Ava Suppelsa – Relationship Goals recorded by Steven Lee Olsen

Stuart Walker, Jenna Walker, Gavin Slate, Travis Wood – More Drinkin’ than Fishin’ recorded by Jade Eagleson

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Forrest Jones Entertainment

Genevieve Fisher

Kelsi Mayne

Meghan Patrick

Robyn Ottolini

Sacha

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR 

Cory Marks

David Boyd Janes

Jade Eagleson

Jason Blaine

Tim Hicks

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Country 103

Blue Rodeo

Buck Twenty

River Town Saints

The Abrams

The Reklaws

ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR 

Emily Clair

Mackenzie Leigh Meyer

The Abrams

The Redhill Valleys

The Western Swing Authority

FRANCOPHONE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Desjardins

Gabrielle Goulet

Kristine St-Pierre

Les Rats d’Swompe

Reney Ray

Vincent Bishop

RISING STAR AWARD – sponsored by Slaight Music

Alli Walker

Graham Scott Fleming

Nate Haller

Sacha

Shae Dupuy

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR – sponsored by MNP

“Cool About It” – Meghan Patrick

“F-150” – Robyn Ottolini

“More Drinkin’ than Fishin’” – Jade Eagleson

“Song of the Summer” - Tebey ft. Una Healy

“Sunshine State of Mind” – Elyse Saunders

FANS’ CHOICE – sponsored by Tourism London

Andrew Hyatt

Jade Eagleson

James Barker Band

Meghan Patrick

Robyn Ottolini

Tebey

The Reklaws

Tim Hicks

RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR 

Erik Fintelman and Mark Schroor – Robyn Ottolini

J. Richard Hutt – Colin Amey, Dayna Shereck, Jamie Warren, Rebekah Stevens, Sean Hogan, Tianna Woods

Jeff Dalziel – Aaron Allen, David Boyd Janes, Mackenzie Leigh Meyer, New Moon Junction 

Tebey Ottoh and Danick Dupelle – Tebey 

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The Agenda – Graham Scott Fleming

MUSIC INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Manrkē

AJ Astle, Roadhouse Productions

Dave Woods, In the Country 

Hendrik Pape, Soundcheck Entertainment

Samantha Pickard, Strut Entertainment

Steve Coady, Warner Music Canada

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET) – sponsored by Fielding Estate Winery

Country 104, London

Country 106.7, Kitchener

KX 94.7, Hamilton

KX96, Oshawa

Pure Country 94, Ottawa

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

COOL 100.1, Belleville

Country 92.9, Chatham

Country 93.5, Kingston

Hot Country 93.9, Brantford

Pure Country 99, Kingston

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (SMALL MARKET)

100.1FM The Ranch, Listowel

Country 103, Manitoulin

Country 105, Shelburne

Country 89, Welland

PURE COUNTRY 106, Orillia


As part of the evening’s honours, Carroll Baker and Larry Delaney will each be presented with the Impact Award.

Known as Canada's First Lady Of Country Music, Carroll Baker epitomizes every value that has made country music the enduring form that it is: honesty, reality, genuine feeling, hard work, love, family, friendship and respect for others. With a career spanning more than 40 years, she has achieved more than 20 number one records, 12 of which were consecutive. Carroll is an inductee of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame and Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame; recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from both the Province of Nova Scotia and Province of Ontario; multiple winner of JUNO, CCMA and SOCAN/BMI awards; and in 2009, appointed a Member of the Order of Canada. 

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Larry Delaney, from Eastview, Ontario, launched “Capital Country News” on April 1, 1980, to provide Canadian country music artists and industry with accurate and informative media coverage. Within two years, the monthly newspaper had generated a national readership, and re-branded to become “Country Music News”. Country Music News was published monthly for 32 years for a total of 383 monthly issues. Larry Delaney is an inductee of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame (1989) and CCMA’s Hall of Honour (1996); is jointly inducted with wife Joanne in the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall Of Fame (1993); is an 11-time recipient of the CCMA’s Country Music Person Of Year, and in 2012 was awarded the CCMA’s Hank Smith Award Of Excellence. Since the closure of Country Music News, Larry Delaney has remained active in supporting Canadian country music and its artists, as a freelance writer for various local, national and international-based magazines as well as the popular “Ontario Country Pioneers” reports featured in CMAOntario’s monthly online Newsletter.  

Voting for the awards is restricted to CMAOntario members, with the exception of the Fans’ Choice award, which is open to both public and membership voting. Eligible members will have the opportunity to vote on the final ballot as of today up until April 7, 2022, at www.cmaontario.ca/awards/voting. Music fans can cast their votes for the Fans’ Choice award as of April 15th.

The CMAOntario Award Show is preceded by a weekend of activities, starting with the Legacy Revival concert on Thursday, June 2, 2022. The CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend, June 2-5, 2022, will also include Songs & Stories: Songwriters in the Round, R2i TuneUp Conference, Street Fair, Bonfire (formerly New Faces Showcase & Concert) and Tailgate Party. Additional details, including performers, will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets for the CMAOntario Awards are available for purchase now at Eventbrite or by phone at 1.888.999.8980. Early bird pricing is in effect with prices ranging from $69.00 (plus taxes and service fees) for regular reserved seating to $225.00 (plus taxes and service fees) for fan VIP packages. Full ticket pricing goes into effect as of April 1, 2022. 

www.cmaontario.ca
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About CMAOntario: In 2007, Rob MacArthur and founding patron Linda Wright together with a number of key industry professionals founded the Country Music Association of Ontario. The Association’s mandate is to foster the growth and development of Ontario’s country music and its industry, provincially, nationally and internationally. The CMAOntario has hosted nine annual Awards Shows and six two-day Road to Independence educational conferences with the generous assistance of presenting sponsor Slaight Music and support of Ontario Creates. www.cmaontario.ca

About Slaight: Slaight Music was started in 2011 with a mandate to support the Canadian music community through a variety of initiatives, and to develop Canadian talent via strategic partnerships with industry peers. We work with artists from across the country and across the musical spectrum, helping to further careers and get great music heard. We’re also invested in the technology sphere, helping Canadian music entrepreneurs develop the next generation of digital platforms and services. And, we support a variety of music-related events, causes and charities. www.slaightmusic.com

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