Archive for June, 2016

Five Year Old Copies Hero Bruce Lee!

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Check This Out! A Five Year Old Japanese Boy Emulates Bruce Lee Moves To A Tee In His Martial Arts Workout!

The Good Family_The CMAO’s ‘Roots Artist of the Year’!

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

The Good Family Took Home The Award For ‘Roots Artist Of The Year’ At The Country Music Association of Ontario Awards Show Held Recently In Markham. I Had A Chance To Chat With Them Backstage Following Their Award Presentation.

Brighton’s Cold Creek County Has A Big Night At The CMAO Award Show!

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Local Band Cold Creek County had a huge night attending their first Country Music Association of Ontario Awards Show!

The fourth annual Country Music Association of Ontario awards show was held this past Monday, May 30, 2016, at the Flato Theatre in Markham, Ontario.  Myself along with Dani Guppy, who takes care of the music here at CJBQ attended and we pretty much spent our evening hanging out with other media folk in the backstage area catching the award winners for pictures and interviews.
The sold out show, as has been the case in previous years, showcased the best in country music this province has to offer. Once again the night was hosted by Jason McCoy of the Roadhammers. Scheduled performers included: Autumn Hill, Cold Creek County, Jessica Mitchell, Leah Daniels, River Town Saints, Tianna Woods, Runaway Angel, Genevieve Fisher and Meghan Patrick.

Brighton’s Cold Creek County, on the strength of three singles released this past year, including their debut ‘Our Town’, took home three awards out of the five categories they were nominated in. They won for Group of the Year, Rising Star, and Fan’s Choice.

The other big winner on the night was Pembroke, Ontario’s Jason Blaine who took home three awards including Male Artist, Songwriter of the Year (shared with Deric Ruttan), and Music Video of the Year.

This year the CMAO recognized the legendary country group Prairie Oyster 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.

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

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

Single of the Year

When The Buzz Wears Off _ Tebey

Album of the Year

What Love Is All About_Johnny Reid

Songwriter (s) of the Year

Jason Blaine and Deric Ruttan, Country Side, performed by Jason Blaine

Female Artist of the Year

Leah Daniels

Male Artist of the Year

Jason Blaine

Group or Duo of the Year

Cold Creek County

Roots Artist or Goup of the Year

The Good Family

Rising Star Award

Cold Creek County

Fan’s Choice

Cold Creek County

Record Producer (s) of the Year

Jason Barry_Run Angel Run by Runaway Angel


And finally, some pictures from the CMAO Awards night!

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Brighton's Cold Creek County With One Of Their Three CMAO Awards!

Leah Daniels...Female Artist Of The Year


Pre-show_Catching Up With Marshall Dane


Lindsay Broughton_Smiling for the cameras!


The Show's Host Jason McCoy of the Roadhammers


Jason Blaine, three time award winner on the night, including Male Artist of the Year


Tebey with his Award for Single of the Year...'When The Buzz Wears Off'


Tim Hicks...Says he's looking forward to opening The Empire's 'RockFest!


Legendary country outfit Prairie Oyster with their CMAO Impact Award...l to r...John Allen, Joan Besen and Russell deCarle

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