Canadian country star Dean Brody returned to Toronto last week for a sold-out show at Budweiser Stage alongside Open Road Recordings label-mate Tim Hicks and rising Big Machine Records artist Carly Pearce. On Friday afternoon, Ron Kitchener, Brody’s manager and president of RGK Entertainment Group, surprised the artist with a custom award plaque commemorating his newly Canadian Gold-certified albums Gypsy Road (2015), Crop Circles (2013),and Trail In Life (2010).The plaque also commemorated Brody’s 2012 album Dirt, which was certified Gold in 2013.
Congratulations to the 2014 Canadian Country Music Association Award winners, which were presented this past weekend during Canadian Country Music Week in Edmonton, AB.
During the Awards broadcast Sunday night, Dean Brody won Album of the Year for ‘Crop Circles’, while Gord Bamford won Single of the Year for ‘When Your Lips Are So Close’, in addition to picking up the Male Artist of the Year Award. Jess Moskaluke won Female Artist of the Year, while Small Town Pistols were recognized as Group or Duo of the Year. Brett Kissel was honoured with the CMT Video of the Year award for ‘3-2-1’, as Tim Hicks won the Rising Star award, and Johnny Reid was the Fans’ Choice Award winner.
Music Canada would like to extend special congratulations to Deane Cameron, who was honoured with the Hank Smith Award of Excellence, which recognizes an individual who has gone above and beyond in contributing his or her time and talents for the advancement of Canadian country music nationally. We would also like to congratulate Beverley Mahood, who received the 2014 Slaight Music Humanitarian Award, as well as Wendell Ferguson, who was the 2014 Artist Inductee to the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, and Ron Sakamoto, who was the 2014 Builder Inductee to the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.
Congratulations as well to Open Road Recordings, who was named the Record Company of the Year at the CCMA Gala, a category that is proudly sponsored by Music Canada.
For a full list of winners, see the listing on the CCMA website.
Congratulations to all involved with the Int’l @Indigmusic Summit, which concludes tonight, following five days of programming that brought Indigenous artists and music industry professionals together to honour tradition and forge new pathways.
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Starting today, tune into the virtual International Indigenous Music Summit, a global event dedicated to creating awareness, sharing resources, & building opportunities for the Indigenous music community & industry professionals. Register here: https://www.indigenousmusicsummit.com/register.php
We’re so grateful to @thehipofficial for showing their support for Unison at The 50th Annual @TheJUNOAwards last night. Thank you for always joining us in our mission to help Canadian music people in need 🎵❤️ #BandTogetherInUnison (📸 creds: Elle Marie)
Congratulations to @TheJUNOAwards 2021 nominees & winners! Thank you to CARAS for bringing the JUNOS to us all at home, at a time when we couldn’t be together in person.
The #JUNOS50 celebrated the Canadian music community & highlighted Canada’s important musical achievements.