2018 CMAOntario Awards winners
Written By: Tuesday, June 5th 2018

CMAOntario is thrilled to announce the 2018 Award recipients. Hosted by Jason McCoy, the awards show featured performances by standout Ontarian country acts and emerging artists. Andrew Hyatt, Dan Davidson Jason Blaine, River Town Saints The Reklaws, Meghan Patrick, Michelle Wright, Tebey, Tim Hicks, Cold Creek County and Western Swing Authority all performed at Centennial Hall in London, ON this past Sunday, June 3. Attendees were treated to a rousing collective performance in which the featured nominees and recipients closed the night with Aloe Blacc’s Wake Me Up.

Michelle Wright received the 2018 Impact Award. The CMAOntario Impact Award recognizes an artist, group, industry personality or company/organization that has left an enduring and indelibly positive footprint on the landscape of country music in Ontario. Previous recipients include Blue Rodeo, Prairie Oyster, Paula Chopik and Ed Leslie (producers of Havelock Country Jamboree) and Gordon Lightfoot. This year marked the presentation of the inaugural Compass Award, sponsored by Nielsen. It recognizes total content consumption of an Act (Group, Duo or Solo Artist) determined by accumulation of the following metrics as tracked by Nielsen, including on-demand streams (audio, visual), single and album sales and total social media following on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Both Tim Hicks and the James Barker Band tied for the honour.

The sixth annual CMAOntario Awards, presented by Slaight Music, with support from the Ontario Media Development Corporation, acknowledge the talent and achievements of Ontario’s country music industry across 16 categories. Please see full list of recipients below.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR- sponsored by Freedom Music & Creative
Game On – James Barker Band

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR- sponsored by Spring Tree Farm
Meghan Patrick

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR- sponsored by Country 103
Cold Creek County

INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR- sponsored by Seeds & Co
Ron Kitchener, RKG Entertainment

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR- sponsored by ECAO / IBEW
Jason Blaine

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Country Music Made Me Do It – Meghan Patrick

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET)
CKBY, Country 101, Ottawa

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM MARKET)- sponsored by Lucknow’s Music in the Fields
CFCO, Country, 92, Chatham

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (SMALL MARKET)
CJDL, Country 107.3, Tilsonburg

RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR
Jeff Dalziel

RISING STAR AWARD- sponsored by Slaight Music
Andrew Hyatt

ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR- Sponsored by Skelton Truck Lines
The Lovelocks

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Chills- James Barker Band

SONGWRITERS OF THE YEAR- sponsored by Socan
Kelly Archer, Adam Hambrick, Tebey Ottoh

FAN’S CHOICE- sponsored by OMDC
Meghan Patrick

NIELSEN COMPASS AWARD
Tim Hicks and James Barker Band (Tie)

LINKS

Home


https://www.facebook.com/thecmaontario/

https://www.instagram.com/thecmaontario/

#Trending