Wednesday, September 16, 2015
– Gord Bamford won three Canadian Country Music Association Awards on Sunday. Johnny Reid took the big honor, the Fans' Choice Award.
Bamford took home Male Artist of the Year, Single of the Year for "Where a Farm Used to Be" and songwriter of the year for the same song along with Buddy Owens and Phil O'Donnell.
Other winners were:
Album of the Year - Dallas Smith - "Lifted"
Female Artist - Jess Moskaluke
Group or Duo: High Valley
Video of the Year - Dean Brody - "Upside Down"
Roots Artist - Lindi Ortega
Interactive Artist/Group - Brett Kissel
Rising Star - Madeline Merlo
CCMA Discovery Award - Raquel Cole
Musician awards went to Lisa Dodd on bass, Chad Melchert on drums, Denis Dufresne on fiddle, Ryan Davidson on guitar, Mike Little and Bart McKay in a tie on keyboards, Robin Pelletier (mandolin) for special instrument and Ed (Peewee Charles) Ringwald for steel guitar.
Album Design of the Year went to "Ramble" by The Boom Chucka Boys with Brandon Heard for design and Ashley Champagne for photography.
Joey Moi took producer of the year for Smith's "Lifted."
Video Director of the Year went to Stephano Barberis for "Undressed" by Bobby Wills, "Boat on the Water" by Aaron Pritchett; "I Only Smoke When I Drink" by Small Town Pistols.
Hall of Fame inductees were Dianne Leigh and Elizabeth "Ma" Henning.
MusicCounts won the Slaight Music Humanitarian Award. Robert Ott took the Leonard T. Rambeau International Award.
The top selling album of the year went to "Crash My Party" by Luke Bryan. Yoan won the Top Selling Canadian Album for its self-titled disc.