Winners of the 2021 CMA Ontario Awards

Aaron Allen wins two CMAO Awards

Every year, the country music community in Ontario gets together to celebrate the best in the province’s country music. The CMA Ontario awards is a weekend filled with country music.

The 2021 CMA Ontario awards took place in Hamilton at the Ancaster Fairgrounds and operated as a drive-in concert. The weekend included the Fresh Faces Showcase, the Legacy Showcase, and of course the CMAOntario Awards. It was a great weekend.

RELATED: The first-ever drive-in awards show took place at the 2020 CMAO Awards in London …

The award show, and other official CMAO shows may have taken place outdoors this year, but it was still a homecoming of sorts for the industry. It was the first time many of these artists were able to see each other in person in almost two years.

The awards took place last year in London, but the restrictions were so stringent that no one was able to get together. This year, while social distancing was still present, the community was able to get together and celebrate together.

Meghan Patrick from Bowmanville, Ontario lead with three wins, followed by Aaron Allen from London, Ontario with two wins.

Hosted by Jason McCoy and Beverly Mahood, the 9th Annual CMAOntario Awards was a drive-in country music awards show that included live performances by Aaron AllenSusan Aglukark, Buck TwentyDavid Boyd JanesOwen Barney, Reney RayTim HicksRobyn OttoliniKelly Prescott, SachaElyse SaundersThe Redhill Valleys, and the CMAOntario Awards house band The Western Swing Authority.

Winners From The 2021 CMAOntario Awards 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR sponsored by PURE COUNTRY 93       

“No Truck Song” – Tim Hicks

Tim Hicks wins Single of the Year at the 2021 CMAO Awards
📸 – Grant Martin Photography

RELATED: Learn more about Tim Hicks’ Campfire Troubadour tour …

ALBUM OF THE YEAR sponsored by Country 106.7

Highway Mile – Aaron Allen

Aaron Allen at the CMAO Awards
📸 – Grant Martin Photography

SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR sponsored by SOCAN

Owen Barney, Alyssa Reid, Dave Thomson, Mike Wise, Jamie Appleby – “Thank Her For That”, Recorded By Owen Barney

Owen Barney won songwriter of the year at the CMAOntario Awards
📸 – Grant Martin Photography

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR sponsored by Countryfest Productions

Meghan Patrick

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR sponsored by Boreal Botanical

Aaron Allen

Aaron Allen and his wife Aimee at the CMAOntario Awards
📸 – Grant Martin Photography

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR sponsored by Country 103

Buck Twenty

Buck Twenty won Group or Duo of the Year at the 2021 CMAOntario Awards
📸 – Grant Martin Photography

ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR sponsored by Skelton Truck Lines

The Abrams 

FRANCOPHONE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR sponsored by Desjardins

Les Rats D’Swompe

RISING STAR sponsored by Slaight Music

Robyn Ottolini

Robyn Ottolini won Rising Star award at the 2021 CMAO Awards.
📸 – Grant Martin Photography

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR sponsored by MNP

“Girls Like Me” – Meghan Patrick

FANS’ CHOICE sponsored by Tourism Hamilton

Meghan Patrick

RECORD PRODUCER OF THE YEAR sponsored by Metalworks Recording Studios

Jeff Dalziel – Aaron Allen, David Boyd Janes, River Town Saints

Record Producer Jeff Dalziel with his artists David Boyd Janes and Aaron Allen
📸 – Grant Martin Photography

MUSIC INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Calcul8

Randy Owen, Radio Host/Personality

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET) sponsored by Fielding Estate Winery

CKDK Country 104, Woodstock

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM MARKET) sponsored by Lucknow’s Music in the Fields 

CHCQ-FM Cool 100.1 FM, Belleville

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (SMALL MARKET) sponsored by Niagara Falls Craft Distillers

CICX Pure Country 106, Orillia

MRC DATA COMPASS AWARD

The Reklaws

THE HOLLY & STEVE KASSAY GENEROUS SPIRIT AWARD

Patrice Whiffen

Patrice Whiffen won the Generous Spirit Award at the 2021 CMAOntario Awards
📸 – Grant Martin Photography

Highlights from the 2021 CMA Ontario Awards in Hamilton

In country music, the Front Porch has long been a place of reflection. A place where you can look at the life you have inside that front door. A place where time almost seems to stand still, where you can get away. It’s also a place where you can go to observe the world as it passes by you. To think about your place out there beyond the driveway.

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