Congrats to the 2015 CMAO Winners!

2015 CMAO Winners
Deric Ruttan – Photos by Barry Roden / Grant Martin

This week the 3rd annual Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) Awards, presented by Slaight Music, was full of action and electrifying music from some of  the industry’s most talented musicians. The sold-out Award show was hosted by the Road Hammers’ Jason McCoy for the 2nd year and many great winners were announced at the event at the Flato Markham Theatre.

The Small Town Pistols claimed three Awards including Single of the Year for their song “I Only Smoke When I Drink.” 2015 CMAO Awards Show house band The Western Swing Authority received two Awards – Group or Duo of the Year and Roots Artist or Group of the Year. Tim Hicks was thrilled to accept both Album of the Year and Male Artist of the Year awards and legendary performer Michelle Wright was named Female Artist of the Year!

2015 CMAO Winners
Leah Daniels

The 2015 CMAO Awards included incredible performances from 12 of the 2015 CMAO Awards nominees, including Beverley Mahood and Lace, Deric Ruttan, Jason Blaine, Lindsay Broughton, Tebey, and 2015 Rising Star Award winner Leah Daniels.

Congrats to all the winners!

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

  • Small Town Pistols – “I Only Smoke When I Drink”

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Tim Hicks – 5:01

SONGWRITERS OF THE YEAR

  • Alyssa Bonagura          “I Only Smoke When I Drink” – Small Town Pistols
  • Patricia Conroy
  • Amanda Wilkinson
  • Tyler Wilkinson

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Michelle Wright

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Tim Hicks

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

  • The Western Swing Authority

ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • The Western Swing Authority

RISING STAR AWARD

  • Leah Daniels

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Small Town Pistols – “I Only Smoke When I Drink”

RECORD PRODUCER OF THE YEAR 

  • Jason Barry – Single – “Night In Night Out” by Genevieve Fisher AND Single – “One Of Us Is Lying” by The Western Swing Authority

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (MAJOR MARKET)

  • CHKX – KX94.7 FM – HAMILTON

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (SECONDARY MARKET)

  • CJDL – COUNTRY 107.3 FM – TILLSONBURG

IMPACT AWARD

  • Paula Chopik & Ed Leslie – Havelock Country Jamboree

 

 

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