2016 Canadian Country Music Association Awards – Winners

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This year’s Canadian Country Music Association Awards was held in London, Ontario with the main gala taking place on Sunday, September 11, 2016 hosted by funny lady Jessi Cruickshank. British Columbia bred Dean Brody and Alberta’s Brett Kissel led the nominations with five each. The Washboard Union had the most for a group or duo at four, while the leading female was Saskatchewan’s Jess Moskaluke with three. Dean Brody took home four trophies (an additional one for best-selling single of the year) and Brett Kissel took home three. Jess Moskaluke scored a three-peat by winning Female Artist of the Year for the third year in a row. Murray McLauchlan was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Yoan won the award for Top Selling Canadian country album of the year for his bilingual self-titled work. The gala was attended by an estimated 8,000.

Below are the artist nominees with the winners bolded in red. Find musician, radio, and industry winners at the Official CCMA Website.

FANS’ CHOICE
Dean Brody
Brett Kissel
Johnny Reid
Dallas Smith
Yoan

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Edge Of The Storm – Wes Mack
Hearts On Fire – Chad Brownlee
I Got This – George Canyon
Tin Roof – Gord Bamford
Tougher Than Love – Bobby Wills

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Lindsay Ell
Kira Isabella
Madeline Merlo
Jess Moskaluke
MacKenzie Porter

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Gord Bamford
Dean Brody
Brett Kissel
Johnny Reid
Dallas Smith

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Autumn Hill
Cold Creek County
High Valley
The Road Hammers
The Washboard Union

ROOTS ARTIST OF THE YEAR
The Lovelocks
Jessica Mitchell
Lindi Ortega
The Washboard Union
The Western Swing Authority

RISING STAR
Alee
Cold Creek County
David James
River Town Saints
The Washboard Union

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Airwaves – Brett Kissel
Bring Down The House – Dean Brody
Cheap Seats – Dallas Smith
Don’t Let Her Be Gone – Gord Bamford
Won’t You Be Mine – Bobby Wills

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Bring Down The House – Dean Brody
Hearts On Fire – Chad Brownlee
Kiss Me Quiet – Jess Moskaluke
Maybe It’s The Moonshine – The Washboard Union
Our Town – Cold Creek County
What Love Is All About – Johnny Reid

SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR
Chad Kroeger, Meghan Patrick
Song: Bow Chicka Wow Wow (Performed By: Meghan Patrick)
Dean Brody
Song: Bring Down The House (Performed By: Dean Brody)
Deric Ruttan, Craig Wiseman
Song: Came Here To Forget (Performed By: Blake Shelton)
Gord Bamford, Wade Kirby, Phil O’Donnell
Song: Heard You In A Song (Performed By: Gord Bamford)
Matt Johnson, Michael Pyle, Bobby Wills
Song: Won’t You Be Mine (Performed By: Bobby Wills)

INTERACTIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Leah Daniels
Tim Hicks
Brett Kissel
Wes Mack
Jess Moskaluke
Dallas Smith