Meghan Patrick Heads List Of CMAOntario Awards Winners
A perennial winner at the show celebrating Ontario country artists and industry, Meghan Patrick (pictured) took home three trophies on Sunday night.
By Kerry Doole
On Sunday night, Meghan Patrick led the list of winners at the 10th Anniversary of the CMAOntario Awards, presented by Slaight Music, taking home trophies for Album of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, and the Compass Award.
The Country Music Association of Ontario hosted the awards show at Centennial Hall in London. Other notable winners in the 20 categories included Tebey, Tim Hicks, Steven Lee Olsen, The Abrams, The Western Swing Authority, Nate Haller, and Robyn Ottolini.
Hosted by Jason McCoy and Robyn Ottolini, the CMAOntario Awards included performances by Tebey, Ottolini, Genevieve Fisher, Sacha, Jason Blaine, Kristine St-Pierre, Haller, River Town Saints, The Western Swing Authority and special guest Aaron Goodvin.
Cory Marks and Tim Hicks teamed up for Blame It On The Double, and, in a tribute to Impact Award recipient Carroll Baker, the CMAOntario Awards also included a performance from guest artists Michelle Wright, Beverley Mahood, Stacey Lee Guse, and Patricia Conroy.
THE WINNERS OF THE 10TH ANNUAL CMAONTARIO AWARDS ARE:
SINGLE OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Pure Country 93
Shotgun Rider – Tebey
ALBUM OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Country 106.7
Heart on My Glass – Meghan Patrick
SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR – sponsored by SOCAN
Steven Lee Olsen, Brandon Day, Ava Suppelsa – Relationship Goals recorded by Steven Lee Olsen
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Forrest Jones Entertainment
MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Auralis Botanical Brewing
GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Country 103
ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Western Swing Authority
FRANCOPHONE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Desjardins
RISING STAR AWARD – sponsored by Slaight Music
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR – sponsored by MNP
F-150 – Robyn Ottolini
FANS’ CHOICE – sponsored by Tourism London
RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR
Erik Fintelman and Mark Schroor – Robyn Ottolini
MUSIC INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Manrkē
Samantha Pickard, Strut Entertainment
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET) – sponsored by Fielding Estate Winery
Country 104, London
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM MARKET) – sponsored by Lucknow’s Music in the Fields
COOL 100.1, Belleville
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (SMALL MARKET)
PURE COUNTRY 106, Orillia
COMPASS AWARD – sponsored by Luminate
HOLLY & STEVE KASSAY GENEROUS SPIRIT AWARD
The CMAOntario Awards closed out the CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend June 2-5, with a series of events and concerts packed with Ontario’s finest country music stars in London, Ontario. The weekend included the Legacy Revival, Songs & Stories: Songwriters in the Round, Bonfire, Tailgate Party, the 2-day R2i TuneUp Conference plus an all-new, free Street Fair.
The CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend was presented by Slaight Music with support from Ontario Creates and Tourism London. More info at cmaontario.ca.