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Dallas Smith, Brett Kissel & Meaghan Patrick Win Big at CCMA Awards

September 11th, 2017

Brett Kissel at the 2017 CCMA Awards [Photo: Grant W. Martin Photography]

Brett Kissel at the 2017 CCMA Awards [Photo: Grant W. Martin Photography]

The 2017 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards Show took place last night at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, SK, and was televised on CBC. During the two-hour event, eight of the most sought-after CCMA Awards were presented and fourteen exceptional performances entertained fans.

Dallas Smith took home one of the biggest awards of the night, Album of the Year, for the second time in his career; in addition to also winning Single of the Year. Brett Kissel took home Male Artist of the Year for the second year in a row, along with Video of the Year. Newcomer Meaghan Patrick also had a great night, winning both Female Artist of the Year and the SiriusXM Rising Star Award. Thanks to a new partnership with SiriusXM, the CCMA also announced that as this year’s SiriusXM Rising Star Award winner, Patrick will also receive a $10,000 bursary as part of SiriusXM’s continued efforts to support Canadian artists. Fan-favourites, The Road Hammers, took home Group or Duo of the Year, for the third time.

Leading up to and during the first hour of the 2017 CCMA Awards Show, country music fans could vote online at fanvote.ccma.org or via social media via one of five unique hashtags for their favourite Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award nominee. A staggering 452,850 votes were received and Dean Brody was crowned winner of the night’s most coveted award.

Gord Bamford joined by Jim Cuddy, Dean Brody with Shevy Price, Chad Brownlee, Tim Hicks, High Valley, James Barker Band, Brett Kissel, Meghan Patrick, Madeline Merlo, Jess Moskaluke, Dallas Smith and The Washboard Union all took to the CCMA Awards Show stage.

2017 CCMA Award winners announced this evening:

APPLE MUSIC FANS’ CHOICE AWARD
Dean Brody

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Side Effects – Dallas Smith

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Meghan Patrick

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Brett Kissel

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
The Road Hammers

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Autograph – Dallas Smith

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
I Didn’t Fall In Love With Your Hair – Brett Kissel

SIRIUSXM RISING STAR
Meghan Patrick

On Saturday evening the  CCMA Gala Dinner & Awards was held to give out the non-televised industry and artist awards, including inductions into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame and the presentation of two CCMA Awards of Achievement.

The winners of the CCMA Awards handed out at the gala are:

2017 CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

ARTIST INDUCTEE
Paul Brandt

STAN KLEES BUILDER AWARD – BUILDER INDUCTEE
L. Harvey Gold

CCMA AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT

SLAIGHT MUSIC HUMANITARIAN AWARD
Country 105 Caring For Kids Radiothon

LEONARD T. RAMBEAU INTERNATIONAL AWARD
Franck Boucheraud

ARTIST AWARDS

CCMA DISCOVERY AWARD presented by Country 107.3
Kalsey Kulyk

ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Washboard Union

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR presented by ole 
Dean Brody
Song: Time (Performed By: Dean Brody)

INTERACTIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Brett Kissel

MUSICIAN AWARDS

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR presented by Cithara Guitars
Matt McKay

KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Bart McKay

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Denis Dufresne – Banjo

RADIO AWARDS

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET)
CKRY FM – Calgary, AB

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM OR SMALL MARKET)
CHCQ FM – Belleville, ON

INDUSTRY AWARDS

MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY OF THE YEAR
ole

RECORD COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Warner Music Canada

RECORD COMPANY PERSON OF THE YEAR
Mike Denney – MDM Recordings Inc.

RON SAKAMOTO TALENT BUYER OR PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
Jim Cressman – Invictus Entertainment Group

TOP SELLING ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Ripcord – Keith Urban

TOP SELLING CANADIAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR presented by Music Canada

Side Effects – Dallas Smith

TOP SELLING CANADIAN SINGLE OF THE YEAR presented by ACTRA RACS
Bush Party – Dean Brody

The 2018 CCMA Awards Show will take place in Hamilton, ON. Visit www.ccma.org for event details.

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