March 25

Nominees Announced for the Country Music Association of Ontario Awards

 The Country Music Association of Ontario
Announces 
2022 CMAOntario Awards Nominees

Meghan Patrick, Robyn Ottolini, Tebey, and Jade Eagleson
Lead In Nominations

The hosts of CMAOntario Awards Show: Robyn Ottolini and Jason McCoyMarch 24, 2022 (TORONTO)The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) is excited to announce the nominees for the 10th Annual CMAOntario Awards, taking place on Sunday, June 5 at Centennial Hall in London, Ontario. Meghan Patrick and Robyn Ottolini lead with six nominations apiece, followed by Tebey and Jade Eagleson with four nominations each.Hosted by Jason McCoy and Robyn Ottolini, the CMAOntario Awards Show will close out the CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend June 2-5, 2022. The CMAOntario Awards, presented by Slaight Music, will acknowledge the talent and achievements of Ontario’s country music industry across 19 categories. Tickets for the CMAOntario Awards Show are on sale now.

The CMAOntario Awards Show will also include two presentations of the Impact Award, which recognizes an artist, group, industry personality or organization that has left an enduring and indelibly positive footprint on the landscape of country music in Ontario.
The Nominees for the 10th Annual CMAOntario Awards are:SINGLE OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Pure Country 93“Cool About It” – Meghan Patrick“Playing Favourites” – Genevieve Fisher“Relationship Goals” – Steven Lee Olsen“Shotgun Rider” – Tebey“Trust Issues” – Robyn OttoliniALBUM OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Country 106.7Campfire Troubadour – Tim HicksFree – Elyse SaundersHeart on My Glass – Meghan PatrickHonkytonk Revival – Jade EaglesonThe But I’m Not Always Sad Either EP – Robyn OttoliniSONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR – sponsored by SOCANCory Marks, Kevin Churko, Kane Churko – Blame It On The Double recorded by Cory Marks ft. Tyler Connolly & Jason HookMeghan Patrick, Cary Barlowe, Corey Crowder – Cool About It recorded by Meghan PatrickRobyn Ottolini, Jesse Slack – Tell You Everything recorded by Robyn OttoliniSteven Lee Olsen, Brandon Day, Ava Suppelsa – Relationship Goals recorded by Steven Lee OlsenStuart Walker, Jenna Walker, Gavin Slate, Travis Wood – More Drinkin’ than Fishin’ recorded by Jade EaglesonFEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Forrest Jones EntertainmentGenevieve FisherKelsi MayneMeghan PatrickRobyn OttoliniSachaMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR Cory MarksDavid Boyd JanesJade EaglesonJason BlaineTim HicksGROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Country 103Blue RodeoBuck TwentyRiver Town SaintsThe AbramsThe ReklawsROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR Emily ClairMackenzie Leigh MeyerThe AbramsThe Redhill ValleysThe Western Swing AuthorityFRANCOPHONE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR – sponsored by DesjardinsGabrielle GouletKristine St-PierreLes Rats d’SwompeReney RayVincent BishopRISING STAR AWARD – sponsored by Slaight MusicAlli WalkerGraham Scott FlemingNate HallerSachaShae DupuyMUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR – sponsored by MNP“Cool About It” – Meghan Patrick“F-150” – Robyn Ottolini“More Drinkin’ than Fishin’” – Jade Eagleson“Song of the Summer” – Tebey ft. Una Healy“Sunshine State of Mind” – Elyse SaundersFANS’ CHOICE – sponsored by Tourism LondonAndrew HyattJade EaglesonJames Barker BandMeghan PatrickRobyn OttoliniTebeyThe ReklawsTim HicksRECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR Erik Fintelman and Mark Schroor – Robyn OttoliniJ. Richard Hutt – Colin Amey, Dayna Shereck, Jamie Warren, Rebekah Stevens, Sean Hogan, Tianna WoodsJeff Dalziel – Aaron Allen, David Boyd Janes, Mackenzie Leigh Meyer, New Moon Junction Tebey Ottoh and Danick Dupelle – Tebey The Agenda – Graham Scott FlemingMUSIC INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR – sponsored by ManrkēAJ Astle, Roadhouse ProductionsDave Woods, In the Country Hendrik Pape, Soundcheck EntertainmentSamantha Pickard, Strut EntertainmentSteve Coady, Warner Music CanadaRADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET) – sponsored by Fielding Estate WineryCountry 104, LondonCountry 106.7, KitchenerKX 94.7, HamiltonKX96, OshawaPure Country 94, OttawaRADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM MARKET) – sponsored by Lucknow’s Music in the FieldsCOOL 100.1, BellevilleCountry 92.9, ChathamCountry 93.5, KingstonHot Country 93.9, BrantfordPure Country 99, KingstonRADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (SMALL MARKET)100.1FM The Ranch, ListowelCountry 103, ManitoulinCountry 105, ShelburneCountry 89, WellandPURE COUNTRY 106, Orillia
As part of the evening’s honours, Carroll Baker and Larry Delaney will each be presented with the Impact Award.

Known as Canada’s First Lady Of Country Music, Carroll Bakerepitomizes every value that has made country music the enduring form that it is: honesty, reality, genuine feeling, hard work, love, family, friendship and respect for others. With a career spanning more than 40 years, she has achieved more than 20 number one records, 12 of which were consecutive. Carroll is an inductee of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame and Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame; recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from both the Province of Nova Scotia and Province of Ontario; multiple winner of JUNO, CCMA and SOCAN/BMI awards; and in 2009, appointed a Member of the Order of Canada. Larry Delaney, from Eastview, Ontario, launched “Capital Country News” on April 1, 1980 to provide Canadian country music artists and industry with accurate and informative media coverage. Within two years, the monthly newspaper had generated a national readership, and re-branded to become “Country Music News”. Country Music News published monthly for 32 years for a total of 383 monthly issues. Larry Delaney is an inductee of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame (1989) and CCMA’s Hall of Honour (1996); is jointly inducted with wife Joanne in the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall Of Fame (1993); is an 11-time recipient of the CCMA’s Country Music Person Of Year; and in 2012 was awarded the CCMA’s Hank Smith Award Of Excellence. Since the closure of Country Music News, Larry Delaney has remained active in supporting Canadian country music and its artists, as a freelance writer for various local, national and international based magazines as well as the popular “Ontario Country Pioneers” reports featured in CMAOntario’s monthly online Newsletter.  Voting for the awards is restricted to CMAOntario members, with the exception of the Fans’ Choice award, which is open to both public and membership voting. Eligible members will have the opportunity to vote on the final ballot as of today up until April 7, 2022 at www.cmaontario.ca/awards/voting. Music fans can cast their votes for the Fans’ Choice award as of April 15th.

The CMAOntario Award Show is preceded by a weekend of activities, starting with the Legacy Revival concert on Thursday, June 2, 2022. The CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend,June 2-5, 2022, will also include Songs & Stories: Songwriters in the Round, R2i TuneUp Conference, Street Fair, Bonfire (formerly New Faces Showcase & Concert) and Tailgate Party. Additional details, including performers, will be announced in the coming weeks.Tickets for the CMAOntario Awards are available for purchase now at Eventbrite or by phone at 1.888.999.8980. Early bird pricing is in effect with prices ranging from $69.00 (plus taxes and service fees) for regular reserved seating to $225.00 (plus taxes and service fees) for fan VIP packages. Full ticket pricing goes into effect as of April 1, 2022. www.cmaontario.ca
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 About CMAOntario: In 2007, Rob MacArthur and founding patron Linda Wright together with a number of key industry professionals founded the Country Music Association of Ontario. The Association’s mandate is to foster the growth and development of Ontario’s country music and its industry, provincially, nationally and internationally. The CMAOntario has hosted nine annual Awards Shows and six two-day Road to Independence educational conferences with the generous assistance of presenting sponsor Slaight Music and support of Ontario Creates. www.cmaontario.caAbout Slaight: Slaight Music was started in 2011 with a mandate to support the Canadian music community through a variety of initiatives, and to develop Canadian talent via strategic partnerships with industry peers. We work with artists from across the country and across the musical spectrum, helping to further careers and get great music heard. We’re also invested in the technology sphere, helping Canadian music entrepreneurs develop the next generation of digital platforms and services. And, we support a variety of music-related events, causes and charities. www.slaightmusic.com

We would like to thank Damien Nelson, Want & Able Arts Consulting for the press release.