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Meghan Patrick, James Barker Band Win Big At CMAO Awards

Meghan Patrick and the James Barker Band took top honours at the Country Music Association of Ontario’s Awards gala Sunday at London, ON’s Centennial Hall.

Meghan Patrick, James Barker Band Win Big At CMAO Awards

By FYI Staff

Meghan Patrick and the James Barker Band took top honours at the Country Music Association of Ontario’s Awards gala Sunday at London, ON’s Centennial Hall.


 

Patrick also took home the Fan’s Choice award, female artist and music video of the year for her album (and single) entitled Country Music Made Me Do It.

Matching her was the James Barker Band who won for album, Game On, single for “Chills” and tied with Tim Hicks for the Compass Award.

The show, attended by about 1,000 industry people and country music fans, featured performances by rising star award winner Andrew Hyatt, Dan Davidson, Jason Blaine, River Town Saints, The Reklaws, Patrick, (Impact Award winner) Michelle Wright, Tebey, Hicks, Cold Creek County and Western Swing Authority.

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Further coverage by Joe Belanger (London Free Press) and consult the CMA Ontario website for the complete winners’ list.

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Allison Russell accepting the Billboard Canada Women in Music Breakthrough Artist of the Year award
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Allison Russell accepting the Billboard Canada Women in Music Breakthrough Artist of the Year award

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Allison Russell Named Billboard Canada Women In Music Breakthrough Artist of the Year

The Nashville-based musician from Montreal has been having a huge year, including her first Grammy and her first Hot 100 appearance. Accepting the award on June 19 at the iHeartRadio Canada studio, she talked about her LGBTQ+ advocacy work and the importance of playing with underrepresented musicians.

It was a special Juneteenth for Allison Russell.

Not only did she serve as the special Toronto opener for Sarah McLachlan on the Canadian icon’s Fumbling Towards Ecstasy 30th anniversary tour, but she earned another big honour: Billboard Canada Women In Music Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

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