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2021 CCMA MUSIC INDUSTRY GALA DINNER AND AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED

By November 29, 2021 CCMA News

CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES TOP TALENT AT
CCMA MUSIC INDUSTRY GALA DINNER & AWARDS PRESENTED BY MUSIC CANADA

 


2021 CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
PATRICIA CONROY AND RANDY STARK HONOURED ALONGSIDE THIS YEAR’S
GARY SLAIGHT MUSIC HUMANITARIAN AWARD WINNER CP HOLIDAY TRAIN

   CALGARY ANNOUNCED AS 2022 CCMA AWARDS HOST CITY,
HOSTING THE AWARDS FOR THE TENTH TIME 

REMAINING 8 AWARDS TO BE HANDED OUT TOMORROW
AT THE 2021 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD

 

(November 28, 2021) – Tonight the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) celebrated wins in 29 categories at the CCMA Music Industry Gala Dinner & Awards presented by Music Canada. This evening’s Gala kicked off the first of two awards ceremonies being held this weekend in London.

The 2021 CCMA Music Industry Gala Dinner & Awards presented by Music Canada is the first time the Canadian country music industry gathered in-person to celebrate in more than two years. Recognized as the most formal event of Country Music Week, the evening celebrated the best in the industry — from industry executives and artist-driven companies to recognized songwriters and performers. Hosted by Don Amero, JoJo Mason and Jess Moskaluke, the evening included unforgettable performances by Jade Eagleson, Genevieve Fisher, Aaron Goodvin, Corb Lund ft. Katie Rox & Brandi Sidoryk (Nice Horse), Sacha and Tim & The Glory Boys.

Taking home her first-ever CCMA Awards was Big Loud Records’ Brianne Deslippe (Industry Person of the Year presented by MNP) while Stephano Barberis collected his twelfth win in the Video Director of the Year category. The evening award ceremony also saw Ben Bradley and Matthew Atkins tie for a win in the Drummer of the Year category and Brett Kissel: Live At The Drive-In walked away with the Live Innovation Award, a new award handed out this year to celebrate a live, virtual event or concert series that strove to continue to celebrate live Canadian country music during the global pandemic. The evening was made whole with Jennifer Campbell’s contributions to country radio being recognized as she was named Country Personality(ies) of the Year for 2021.

Adding to the evening’s excitement was the announcement of Calgary as the 2022 CCMA Awards Host City. Scheduled for next fall, Country Music Week 2022 will culminate with the CCMA Awards Show, to take place at the Scotiabank Saddledome next Fall.

“We are thrilled that the Canadian Country Music Awards and Country Music Week will be returning once again to Calgary in 2022,” said Jeff Hessel, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Tourism Calgary. “Building on the success of the 2019 event, we are excited to showcase Calgary’s diverse music scene and growing reputation as the ultimate host city.”

 

2021 CCMA MUSIC INDUSTRY GALA DINNER + AWARDS PRESENTED BY MUSIC CANADA WINNERS

Drummer of the Year
Matthew Atkins*
Ben Bradley*
*Tie

Fiddle Player of the Year
Tyler Vollrath

Specialty Instrument Player of the Year
Mitch Jay

Creative Director(s) of the Year
Bronwin Parks, Emma-Lee
Album: Everbound, Stage Banner (Artist: The Washboard Union)

 

Country Music Program or Special of the Year
Brett Kissel: Live At The Drive-In – BAK 2 BAK Entertainment Inc, Backroad Productions

Management Company of the Year
MDM Artist Management Services

Top Selling Canadian Album of the Year presented by Music Canada
Timeless – Dallas Smith

Top Selling Canadian Single of the Year
Can’t Help Myself – Dean Brody & The Reklaws

Recording Studio of the Year
MCC Recording Studio – Calgary, AB

Music Publishing Company of the Year presented by CMRRA
Warner Chappell Music Canada

Music Director of the Year (Medium or Small Market)
Paul Ferguson – CHCQ – FM Belleville, ON

Music Director of the Year (Large Market)
Amanda Kingsland – CKBY-FM – Ottawa, ON

Ron Sakamoto Talent Buyer or Promoter of the Year
Paul Biro – Sakamoto Agency

Interactive Artist or Group of the Year
Lindsay Ell

Booking Agency of the Year
Sakamoto Agency

Industry Person of the Year presented by MNP
Brianne Deslippe – Vice President, International – Big Loud Records

Country Personality(ies) of the Year
Jennifer Campbell – CIKZ – FM

Radio Station of the Year (Medium or Small Market)
CHCQ – FM – Bellville, ON
CKGY – FM – Red Deer, AB
*Tie

Radio Station of the Year (Large Market)
CFCW – Edmonton, AB

Alternative Country Album of the Year
Agricultural Tragic – Corb Lund

Record Company of the Year presented by MRC Data
Warner Music Canada

Songwriter(s) of the Year presented by SOCAN
Patricia Conroy, Ester Dean, Andrew DeRoberts, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Shane McAnally, Madeline Merlo, Tina Parol, Hillary Scott, Ryan Tedder, Dave Thomson — “Champagne Night”

Record Producer(s) of the Year
Danick Dupelle
(“Sometimes I Don’t, But Sometimes I Do,” Tyler Joe Miller)

Retailer of the Year
Apple Music

Video Director of the Year
Stephano Barberis

PRS Guitars Video of the Year
Make A Life, Not A Living – Brett Kissel

Live Innovation Award
Brett Kissel: Live At The Drive-In

Gary Slaight Music Humanitarian Award
CP Holiday Train

CCMA Hall of Fame Inductions
Patricia Conroy (Artist Inductee)
Randy Stark (Stan Klees Builder)

 

The 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD, hosted by Lindsay Ell and Priyanka will livestream exclusively on the Global TV App and Prime Video on Monday, November 29 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT and will be available to watch until 1 a.m. ET / 10 p.m. PT following the live presentation. The Award Show will also be available across Corus-owned radio stations Country 105 (Calgary), CISN (Edmonton) and Country 104 (London) on Monday, November 29 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, with an encore presentation of the show airing Friday, December 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Global and available to stream on demand with STACKTV and the Global TV App.

Tickets to the 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD continue to be available for purchase at budweisergardens.com. For each ticket sold, $1 will go directly to the CCMA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Canadian Country Music Association. Funds raised will be leveraged in support of The Unison Fund and MusiCounts.

 

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ABOUT the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)

Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2021 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, Radio Starmaker and the Government of Ontario.

 

 

 

For the Canadian Country Music Association:

Tiffany Astle | tiffany@penelopepr.com | 416.554.7329