Archive for May, 2014

Gordon Lightfoot Honoured At Second CMAO Awards Show

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Another Great Night at Country Music Association of Ontario Awards Show!

The second annual Country Music Association of Ontario awards show was held May 26, 2014, at the Markham Theatre, in Markham, Ontario.
The sold out show, as it was last year, showcased the best in country music this province has to offer. The night was hosted by Jason McCoy, of the Roadhammers. He kept the crowd entertained with his easy going style and banter. The night was just one great performance after another from Tim Hicks, Autumn Hill, Beverly Mahood, Deric Ruttan, Tebey, The Good Family, Small Town Pistols, Jason McCoy, Jason Blaine, Marshall Dane and the Western Swing Authority to name a few. Among the highlights of the evening was a great performance of ’26 Cents’ by the Wilkinsons .
This year the CMAO recognized the legendary Gordon Lightfoot with its Impact Award. The award recognizes an artist, group or industry personality or company/organization that has left a positive footprint on the landscape of country music in Ontario. The award was presented by Brian Good, of the Good Brothers, and Sylvia Tyson, of Ian and Sylvia fame. Both shared great stories of their first meetings with Lightfoot. It‘s a well deserved honour for Gordon Lightfoot, who gave the audience a very heartfelt acceptance speech.

The night was capped off by all performers taking the stage in a fine salute to Gordon Lightfoot with a rendition of his classic ‘Alberta Bound’.

Congratulations to the CMAO for putting on a great evening of country music entertainment!

The following is a list of this year’s CMAO winners.

Single of the Year

Take The Week Off-Deric Ruttan

Album of the Year

Small Town Pistols_Small Town Pistols

Songwriter (s) of the Year

Mine Would Be You (Written by Jessi Alexander/Connie Harrington /Deric Ruttan/ performed by Blake Shelton)

Female Artist of the Year

Kira Isabella

Male Artist of the Year

Tim Hicks

Group or Duo of the Year

Autumn Hill

Roots Artist or Goup of the Year

The Western Swing Authority

Rising Star Award

Jordan McIntosh

Record Producer (s) of the Year

Jason Barry/Tebey (The Wait-Tebey)

Radio Station of the Year ( Major Market)

CJKX-KX 96-FM, Oshawa

Radio Station of the Year (Secondary Market)

CJDL-Country 107.3 FM, Tillonsburg

Gordon Lightfoot CMAO's 2014 Impact Award winner


The show was hosted by Jason McCoy, who did an excellent job!


The Wilkinsons did a great job performing their hit '26 Cents' !


Tim Hicks_Male Artist of the Year


Kira Isabella_Female Artist of the Year


Sylvia Tyson and Brian Good presented the Impact Award to Gordon Lightfoot


Johnny Burke and Naomi Bristow_Award Presenters


Deric Ruttan_A multiple award winner on the night.


Marshall Dane performed his single 'Alcohol Abuse'

A couple of local ladies_Amanda Wilkinson and Sarah Cripps





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