The 2024 CMAB Awards: Winners Announced and Rewatch

2024 CMAB Awards

The 13th annual Country Music Alberta Awards (CMABs) just wrapped up and it was a great weekend celebrating the best country music in Alberta. It was an amazing night of great performances and good times.

This year’s CMAB Awards were in Edmonton at the Edmonton Convention Centre with events and industry conference from March 9-10, 2024. The awards show was hosted by Ashley Callingbull and featured tons of performances and appearances from some of the best in the biz.

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Leading the pack of winners Was Kyle McKearney and Hailey Benedict who each received more than one award.

“The CMAB awards are a highlight of my year! I can’t wait to see my Alberta family and which new artists are popping off” – Kyle McKearney

Kalsey Kulyk, secured five nominations, demonstrating her growing influence and talent.

“The CMAB’s have been such a welcoming and supportive organization to be a part of,” she says. “Every year, the awards shows are incredible and show off the professionalism of every person who runs behind the scenes and in front of the scenes of the show. I am very grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of such a wonderful group of people working towards making country music the best it can be!” 

Be sure to get your tickets for this year’s show.

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Full List Of Nominees and Winners For The 2024 CMAB Awards

Here’s the full list of nominees – the winners for each category are displayed in bold.

Horizon Female Artist of the Year presented by The Co-operators

Kalsey Kulyk
Alex Hughes
Hailey Benedict
Brettyn Rose
Ashley Ghostkeeper
Julia Vos

Horizon Group or Duo of the Year presented by MCC Recording Studio

Nice Horse

Female Artist of the Year presented by The Co-Operators

Tenille Townes
MacKenzie  Porter
Lindsay Ell

Male Artist of the Year presented by Livestar Entertainment

Dan Davidson
Brett Kissel
Bobby Wills
Corb Lund
Gord Bamford
Aaron Goodvin

Group of the Year presented by Sirroma Entertainment

The Prairie States
High Valley

Roots Artist of the Year presented by Bow Valley Exteriors Ltd.

Ryan Langlois
The Dungarees
Kyle McKearney
Lena Daniels
Justin Sutton

Fans’ Choice Award presented by Blu Lantern Wellness

Brandon Lorenzo
Devin Cooper
Nice Horse
Foxx Worthee
Kalsey Kulyk
Kyle McKearney
Hailey Benedict
Drew Gregory
Ashley Ghostkeeper
Brayden King

Album of the Year presented by Old Hippy Wood Products

“Where I’m Meant To Be” / Stirling John
“Southern Accent” / Tommy Charles
“Leaving You” / Garrett Gregory
“Down In A Small Town” / Donny Lee
“A Traveler’s Lament” / Kyle McKearney

Interactive Artist of the Year presented by OCL Studios

Hailey Benedict
Devin Cooper
Nice Horse
Kalsey Kulyk
Brad Sims

Community Spirit Award presented by Craig Senyk Initiatives

Devin Cooper
Ryan Langlois
Stirling John
Julia Vos

Live Event of the Year presented by Sylvan Lake Country Music Festival 2024

Big Valley Jamboree
Calgary Stampede
Country Thunder Alberta
Blue Jay Sessions: YEG Edition
Ponoka Stampede

Horizon Male Artist of the Year presented by Shattered Glass

Devin Cooper
Tommy Charles
Brayden King
Drew Gregory
Brandon Lorenzo

Horizon Single of the Year presented by Cache Entertainment

“Damn You July” / Hailey Benedict
“Livin’ The Dream” / Brayden King
“Somethin’ ‘Bout You” / Nice Horse
“Neon Time” / Drew Gregory
“Love Me Like An Outlaw” / Kalsey Kulyk

Horizon Youth Award presented by Karma Concerts

Mya Kate
Hayley Isabel
Kat Krys
Halle Hobbs
Grace Forestier

Musician of the Year presented by Sakamoto Agency

Lisa Jacobs (Bass Guitar)
Lisa Dodd (Bass Guitar)
Dustyn Fink (Guitar)
Brennan Wall (Guitar)
Johnny Gasparic (Guitar)
Josh Ruzycki (Guitar)

Songwriter(s) of the Year presented by Rivers Casino For McMurray

“Stuck” / Written By: Drew Gregory, Devin Cooper / Performed By: Drew Gregory

“Sober” / Written By: Kyle McKearney, Lydia Sutherland, Aaron Pollock / Performed By: Kyle McKearney

“Somethin’ ‘Bout You” / Written By: Katie Biever, Aaron Goodvin, Edward Hill, Brandi Sidoryk / Performed By: Nice Horse

“Jude” / Written By: Julia Vos, Matty McKay / Performed By: Julia Vos

“Dying to be Beautiful” / Written By: Troy Kokol, Tenille Townes / Performed By: Troy Kokol & Trinity Bradshaw

Single of the Year presented by Mr. Mikes

“Sweet Spot” / Lindsay Ell
“Do This Life” / High Valley ft. Alison Krauss
“Never Have I Ever” / Brett Kissel
“Chasing Tornadoes” / MacKenzie Porter
“Country Dance” / Aaron Goodvin

Video of the Year presented by The Shop Live

“Lead Balloon” / Troy Kokol
“To Fall in Love” / Megan Dawson
“Ain’t Enough Whiskey” / Kalsey Kulyk
“Neon Time” / Drew Gregory
“Whispering Pines” / Kyle McKearney ft. Sarah McKearney

Visual Creative of the Year presented by Second City Print Solutions

Jeff Ojeda, Chris Doi, Roberta Landreth, Kyle McKearney
Ray Banman
Codi McIvor
Dan Davidson, Travis Nesbitt
Bronwin Parks, Phil Crozier
Michelle Spice

Industry Person of the Year presented by H Factor Productions

Tera Lee Flaman / GPS Promotion
Codi McIvor / Video Director, Photographer, and Content Creator
Dan Clapson / The Prairie Emporium, Blue Jay Sessions
Johnny Gasparic / MCC Recording Studio
Chard Morrison / Shattered Glass Music Group

Live Venue or Presenting Series of the Year

Ranchman’s Calgary / Calgary
Cook County Saloon / Edmonton
Blue Jay Sessions / Calgary
Track on 2 – Stillhouse Songwriter Series / Lacombe
Rig Hand Distillery / Nisku

Talent Buyer of the Year presented by Oilers Group

Rob Cyrynowski / Livestar Entertainment Group
Adam Oppenheim / Stampede Entertainment
Carla Hackman / Fame Group Inc.
Bradly Tucker / Rig Hand Distillery
Dan Clapson / Blue Jay Sessions

Logan Miller - Front Porch Music Founder
Logan Miller

As the founder of Front Porch Music, I believe that music has the ability to connect people. I love country music, and I love the country music industry as a whole. My goal is to help music fans find new artists to fall in love with.

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