The 2019 CMAO Awards in Ottawa

Nominees for the 2019 CMAO Awards

The 2019 CMAO Awards are fast approaching, and the list of nominees for this year’s awards have officially been announced! These nominees, paired with the previously announced performers at this year’s awards ceremony, will make this a memorable night for everyone.

The 2019 CMAO awards are in Ottawa on June 16th, 2o19 at the National Arts Centre. It’s a night that celebrates everything Ontario country music has to offer. From top artists, songwriters, producers, radio stations, musicians, and more. Leading the nominations are seven-time CMAOntario Award winner Meghan Patrick, and five-time CMAOntario Award winner Tim Hicks, with six nominations each.

Voting for the CMAOntario Awards is restricted to members, with the exception of the Fans Choice Awards, sponsored by Slaight Music. The nominees for this year’s Fans Choice Awards are: James Barker Band, Meghan Patrick, Tebey, The Reklaws and Tim Hicks.

It’s going to be a great night of Canadian country music! Here’s a full list of the nominees for the awards:

Full List of Nominees For the 2019 CMAO Awards in Ottawa

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

2019 CMAO Nominees for Single of the Year

Sponsored by KICX 106

Denim on Denim” – Tebey
Feels Like That” – The Reklaws
Little Girl” – Kira Isabella
Loud” – Tim Hicks
Walls Come Down” – Meghan Patrick                              

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

The nominees for the 2019 CMAO Album of the Year

Country Music Made Me Do It – Meghan Patrick
Feels Like That – The Reklaws
Heart of Glass – Jessica Mitchell
New Tattoo – Tim Hicks
The Story – Leah Daniels                              

SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by SOCAN

Jason Blaine, Deric Ruttan, Brett Beavers – “Ain’t Got Growin’ Up Down Yet”, Recorded by Jason Blaine
Meghan Patrick, Kelly Archer, Justin Weaver – “Walls Come Down”, Recorded by Meghan Patrick
Tebey, Ryan Lafferty – “Who’s Gonna Love You If I Don’t”, Recorded by Tebey
Tebey, Sam Ellis, Elizabeth Elkins – “Little Girl”, Recorded by Kira Isabella
Tim Hicks, Todd Clark, Gavin Slate, Travis Wood – “Loud”, Recorded by Tim Hicks
Todd Clark, Jenna Walker, Stuart Walker, Travis Wood, Donovan Woods – “Feels Like That”, Recorded by The Reklaws

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Spring Tree Farm

Jessica Mitchell
Kira Isabella
Leah Daniels
Meghan Patrick
Tianna Woods                           

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by ECAO/IBEW

Andrew Hyatt
Eric Ethridge
Jason Blaine
Jim Cuddy
Tebey
Tim Hicks                           

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Country 103

Cold Creek County
James Barker Band
Johnson Crook
The Redhill Valleys
The Reklaws                           

ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR 

Sponsored by Skelton Truck Lines

Jessica Mitchell
Mackenzie Leigh Meyer
The Abrams
The Redhill Valleys
The Western Swing Authority

FRANCOPHONE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR 

Sponsored by Desjardins

Gabrielle Goulet
Kristine St-Pierre
Les Rats d’Swompe
Reney Ray
Stef Paquette

RISING STAR AWARD

Sponsored by Slaight Music

Brad James
Jade Eagleson
Kris Barclay
Robyn Ottolini
Ryan Langdon                           

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

“1st ” – Leah Daniels
“Blaze of Nothing” – Kansas Stone
“Got Your Name On It” – Jade Eagleson
“The Worst Kind” – Tim Hicks (feat. Lindsay Ell)
“Walls Come Down” – Meghan Patrick                              

FANS’ CHOICE AWARD

Sponsored by Ontario Creates

Nominees for the 2019 CMAO Fans Choice Awards

James Barker Band
Meghan Patrick
Tebey
The Reklaws
Tim Hicks                         

RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR 

J. Richard Hutt – Tianna Woods, “My Eyes Are Up Here
Jason Barry – The Western Swing Authority, “Big Deal
Jeff Dalziel – Ryan Langdon, “Leave Me Right”; The Washboard Union, What We’re Made Of
Karen Kosowski – The Common Cause Collective, “Rise Up Redux”; Kira Isabella, “I Don’t Wanna Know”, Jessica Mitchell, Heart of Glass; Leah Daniels, The Story
Scott Cooke, Doug Oliver – Cold Creek County, “Money

INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Seeds CPA

Amanda Kingsland, Country 101.1
Dave Woods, In The Country
Mike Denney, MDM Recordings
Ron Kitchener, RGK Entertainment
Steve Coady, Warner Music Canada                           

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET) 

CJBX BX 93, London
CJKX KX96, Oshawa
CKBY Country 101.1, Ottawa
CKDK NEW Country 104, Woodstock
CKKL COUNTRY 94, Ottawa                           

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM MARKET)

Sponsored by Lucknow’s Music in the Fields

CFCO Country 92.9, Chatham
CHCQ-FM Cool 100.1 FM, Belleville
CICS KICX 91.7, Sudbury
CKQM Country 105, Peterborough
CKXC Country 93.5, Kingston                              

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (SMALL MARKET) 

CHAW Country 103, Little Current
CICX KICX 106, Orillia
CJDL-FM Country 107.3, Tillsonburg
CKYC Country 93, Owen Sound
CKYY Country 89, Welland

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