2020 AWARD NOMINEES

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ARTIST AWARDS

TD ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Dean Brody
  • Brett Kissel
  • The Reklaws
  • Dallas Smith
  • Tenille Townes

ALBUM OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Black Sheep – Dean Brody
  • Love, Heartbreak, & Everything In Between – Tenille Arts
  • Now Or Never – Brett Kissel
  • Singles Only – James Barker Band
  • Wild As Me – Meghan Patrick

FANS’ CHOICE AWARD

  • Dean Brody
  • Jade Eagleson
  • Hunter Brothers
  • James Barker Band
  • Brett Kissel
  • MacKenzie Porter
  • The Reklaws
  • Dallas Smith
  • Tebey
  • Tenille Townes

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Lindsay Ell
  • Jess Moskaluke
  • Meghan Patrick
  • MacKenzie Porter
  • Tenille Townes

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • High Valley
  • Hunter Brothers
  • James Barker Band
  • The Reklaws
  • The Washboard Union

INTERACTIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • Dan Davidson
  • Lindsay Ell
  • Aaron Goodvin
  • Nice Horse
  • Tenille Townes

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Dean Brody
  • Jade Eagleson
  • Brett Kissel
  • Dallas Smith
  • Tebey

RISING STAR AWARD

  • Tenille Arts
  • Matt Lang
  • Tyler Joe Miller
  • Emily Reid
  • Sons Of Daughters

ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Everbound – The Washboard Union
  • Fingers Crossed – JJ Shiplett
  • Kalsey Kulyk – Kalsey Kulyk
  • Love Wins – Kelly Prescott
  • The Other Way – Donovan Woods

SINGLE OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Count The Ways – Jade Eagleson
  • Drop – Dallas Smith
  • Keep It Simple – James Barker Band
  • Single Man – High Valley
  • Whiskey In A Teacup – Dean Brody

SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Skip Black, Aaron Goodvin, Matt Nolen      
    • Song: Good Ol’ Bad Days (Performed By: Aaron Goodvin)
  • Brad Rempel, Ben Stennis, Jenna Walker, Stuart Walker  
    • Song: I Do Too (Performed By: The Reklaws)
  • Tina Parol, Gordie Sampson, Tenille Townes          
    • Song: Jersey On The Wall (I’m Just Asking) (Performed By: Tenille Townes)
  • Jeff Coplan, Tim Hicks, Bruce Wallace         
    • Song: No Truck Song (Performed By: Tim Hicks)
  • MacKenzie Porter, Jordan Sapp, Parker Welling    
    • Song: These Days (Performed By: MacKenzie Porter)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Country Thunder – The Washboard Union
  • Drink About Me – Brett Kissel
  • Jersey On The Wall (I’m Just Asking) – Tenille Townes
  • No Truck Song – Tim Hicks
  • Silver Lining – Hunter Brothers

MUSICIAN AWARDS

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Kirby Barber
  • Lisa Dodd
  • Curtis Ebner
  • Doug Elash
  • Matt Genereux
  • Justin Kudding

*Please note, there are more than 5 nominees in this category*


DRUMMER OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Matthew Atkins
  • Ben Bradley
  • Spencer Cheyne
  • Flavio Cirillo
  • Rob Wells
  • Greg Williamson

*Please note, there are more than 5 nominees in this category*


FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Linsey Beckett
  • Tyler Beckett
  • Denis Dufresne
  • Matt Piche
  • Mike Sanyshyn
  • Tyler Vollrath

*Please note, there are more than 5 nominees in this category*


GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR  AWARD PRESENTED BY PRS GUITARS

  • Paul Chapman
  • Ryan Davidson
  • Matt McKay
  • Chad Murphy
  • Darren Savard

KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Mike Little
  • Brendan Waters
  • Scott Wilkinson

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Mitch Jay
  • Connor Riddell
  • Tyler Vollrath

STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Chris Altmann
  • Doug Johnson
  • Mitch Jay

RADIO AWARDS

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET)

  • Steph Hansen – CISN-FM/CKRY-FM – Edmonton, AB/Calgary, AB
  • Jaxon Hawks – CJJR-FM – Vancouver, BC
  • A.J. Keller – CFCW – Edmonton, AB
  • Amanda Kingsland – CKBY-FM – Ottawa, ON
  • Peter Walker – CJKX-FM/CHKX-FM – Oshawa, ON/Hamilton, ON

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM / SMALL MARKET)

  • Shilo Bellis – CJXL-FM – Moncton, NB
  • Paul Ferguson – CHCQ-FM – Belleville, ON
  • Cal Gratton – CJVR-FM – Melfort, SK
  • Luca James – CKGY-FM – Red Deer, AB
  • Peter Morena – CKYY-FM – St. Catharines, ON

COUNTRY PERSONALITY(IES) OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Wendy Boomer – CKBY-FM
  • Shannon Ella – Pure Country
  • Paul McGuire – Stingray
  • Randy Owen – CJDL-FM
  • Sarah Scott – CFXO-FM

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET)

  • CFCW – Edmonton, AB
  • CJKX-FM – Oshawa, ON
  • CKBY-FM – Ottawa, ON
  • CKKL-FM – Ottawa, ON
  • CKRY-FM – Calgary, AB

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM / SMALL MARKET)

  • CFXO-FM – High River, AB
  • CHCQ-FM – Belleville, ON
  • CICX-FM – Orillia, ON
  • CJXL-FX – Moncton, NB
  • CKGY-FM – Red Deer, AB

INDUSTRY AWARDS

BOOKING AGENCY OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • The Feldman Agency
  • Invictus Entertainment Group
  • Paquin Artist Agency
  • Sakamoto Agency
  • United Talent Agency

COUNTRY CLUB OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Cook County Saloon – Edmonton, AB
  • Cowboys Roadhouse – Winnipeg, MB
  • King Eddy – Calgary, AB
  • Ranchman’s Cookhouse And Dancehall – Calgary, AB
  • Rock ‘N’ Horse Saloon – Toronto, ON

COUNTRY FESTIVAL, FAIR OR EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Boots And Hearts Music Festival – Oro-Medonte, ON
  • Calgary Stampede – Calgary, AB
  • Cavendish Beach Music Festival – Cavendish, PE
  • Centerfield Music Festival – St. Paul, AB
  • Diesel Bird Digital Music Festival – Online

COUNTRY MUSIC PROGRAM OR SPECIAL OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • A Kissel Country Christmas – BAK 2 BAK Entertainment Inc./Stingray
  • Canada Together: In Concert – Corus Entertainment
  • Casey Clarke Country Countdown – Casey Clarke Productions
  • Girl Power Hour – Rogers Media
  • The Paul McGuire Show – Stingray

MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Big Loud Management
  • Invictus Entertainment Group
  • MDM Artist Management Services
  • RGK Entertainment Group
  • Starseed Entertainment

MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Anthem Entertainment
  • Big Loud Publishing
  • Sony / ATV Music Publishing
  • Universal Music Publishing Group
  • Warner Chappell Music Canada

RECORD COMPANY OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • MDM Recordings Inc.
  • Open Road Recordings
  • Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.
  • Universal Music Canada
  • Warner Music Canada

INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY MNP

  • Steve Coady – Warner Music Canada – Vice President, Radio Promotion
  • Warren Copnick – Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc. – Director of National Promotion
  • Mike Denney – MDM Recordings Inc – President
  • Brianne Deslippe – Big Loud Records – Vice President of Promotion/General Manager Canada
  • Anya Wilson – Anya Wilson Promotion – Radio Promoter

Creative Director(s) of the Year Award

  • Design Team: Mitchell Nevins, Madeline Merlo, Photography: Emma-Lee
    • Digital Single Packaging: Kiss Kiss, If You Never Broke My Heart, It Didn’t, Digital Singles, Newsletter Template, Zoom Digital Background Filter, Instagram Filter, Website (Artist: Madeline Merlo)
  • Design Team: Bronwin Parks
    • Single: Just Let Go (Artist: Gord Bamford), Album, Vinyl and Artist Merchandise: It Was A Song (Artists: Ryan Langlois) Singles: (Country Thunder, Country Thunder Acoustic, Dock Rock, Artist Branding (Artist: The Washboard Union)
  • Design Team: Wes Mack, Kyle Bottoms      
    • Album: Soul (Artist: Wes Mack)
  • Design Team: Nick Perreault, James Murdoch, Ben Shillabeer     
    • Album: Twenty Something, Single: Homesick For The Holidays, Social Graphics (Artist: The Dungarees)
  • Design Team: Brett Kissel, Connor Schefler
    • Album: Now Or Never (Artist: Brett Kissel)

RECORDING STUDIO OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Barrytone Studios – Miramichi, NB
  • Bart McKay Productions – Saskatoon, SK
  • MCC Recording Studio – Calgary, AB
  • Noble Street Studios – Toronto, ON
  • OCL Studios – Chestermere, AB

RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Jeff Dalziel     
    • EP: Highway Mile (Artist: Aaron Allen), Single: Hot Mess (Artist: Nice Horse), Single: I Do (Artist: Dan Davidson)
  • Jacob Durrett, Brett Kissel, Bart McKay
    • Album: Now Or Never (Artist: Brett Kissel)
  • Karen Kosowski
    • Single: Country Thunder (Artist: The Washboard Union)
  • Scott Moffatt
    • Album: What You See Is What You Get (Artist: Luke Combs)
  • Joey Moi, Dave Cohen
    • Single: These Days (Artist: MacKenzie Porter)

RETAILER OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Amazon Music
  • Apple Music
  • Spotify Canada Inc.

RON SAKAMOTO TALENT BUYER OR PROMOTER OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Paul Biro – Sakamoto Agency
  • Jim Cressman – Invictus Entertainment Group
  • Adam Oppenheim – Stampede Entertainment Inc.

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Stephano Barberis    
    • Video: All The Time (Artist: David James), Video: As If We Won’t (Artist: JoJo Mason), Video: Better On You (Artist: JoJo Mason), Video: Country Girls (Artist: Jess Moskaluke), Video: Country Thunder (Artist: The Washboard Union), Video: Dear Me (Artist: Madeline Merlo), Video: Timeless (Artist: Dallas Smith)
  • Emma Higgins
    • Video: I Needed That (Artist: Andrew Hyatt), Video: She Drives Me Crazy (Artist: Brett Kissel), Video: Your Mama (Artist: High Valley)
  • Ben Knechtel 
    • Video: Ain’t My Fault (Live @ MOD CLUB) (Artists: Jade Eagleson), Video: Bars & Churches (Artist: Aaron Goodvin), Video: Can’t Help Myself (Artist: Dean Brody x The Reklaws), Video: Count The Ways (Artist: Jade Eagleson), Video: Loved You Like That (Artist: Kris Barclay), Video: Old Country Soul (Artist: The Reklaws), Video: Still Gonna Be You (Artist: Jade Eagleson), Video: The Way You Roll (Artist: Chad Brownlee), Video: There’s A Drink For That (Artist: James Barker Band)
  • Raphael Mazzucco
    • Video: The Good Ones (Artists: Tebey and Marie-Mai)
  • Travis Nesbitt
    • Video: Bad Guy – Billie Eilish Bluegrass Cover (Artist: DD and the Butterlovers) , Video: Church (Artist: Dan Davidson), Video: Days Go By – Keith Urban Cover (Artist: Jess Moskaluke), Video: Good Life (Aritst: Nice Horse), Video: Halfway Home (Artist: Jess Moskaluke), Video: I Do (Artist: Dan Davidson), Video: If I Can’t Have You – Shawn Mendes Bluegrass Cover (Artist: DD and the Butterlovers), Video: If The World Was Ending – JP Saxe Cover (Artist: Ryan Lindsay), Video: Resistorz (Artist: Clayton Bellamy & The Congregation), Video: Say My Name – Destiny’s Child Cover (Artist: Jess Moskaluke), Video: Symphony Of Destruction – Megadeath Bluegrass Cover (Artist: DD and the Butterlovers), Video: They Don’t Make Em Like they Used To (Artist: The Dungarees), Video: This Love – Maroon 5 Cover (Artist: Jess Moskaluke), Video: Unkiss Her (Artist: Dan Davidson), Video: Way Back When (Artist: Ryan Lindsay), Video: Wild (Artist: Ryan Lindsay), Video: Wolves At The Door (Artist: Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion)