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The Country Music Association of Ontario Announces Winners of the 2024 CMAOntario Awards


2024 CMAOntario Awards


The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) is excited to announce the winners of the 12th Annual CMAOntario Awards, presented by Slaight Music, which took place on Sunday, June 2 in Hammerson Hall at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga. 


Jason Blaine, Owen Riegling, and James Barker Band each took home two CMAOntario trophies.


Hosted by Pure Country Radio’s Jason McCoy and country TikTok sensation Teigen Gayse, the CMAOntario Awards acknowledged the talent and achievements of Ontario’s country music industry across 17 categories plus special awards. The show included special performances by 2024 CMAOntarioaward winners Owen Riegling, Jason Blaine, Nicole Rayy, and Elyse Saunders, and nominees Karli June, Griffen Palmer, River Town Saints, Sugar Crush, Callie McCullough, Ryan Langdon, and The Western Swing Authority.



2024 CMAOntario Awards


The Winners of the 12th Annual CMAOntario Awards are:


SINGLE OF THE YEAR sponsored by Pure Country

The Road that Raised You Up - Jason Blaine 


ALBUM OF THE YEAR sponsored by Country 106.7 Kitchener

Greatest Show on Dirt - Meghan Patrick 


SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR sponsored by SOCAN

Jason Blaine, The Road the Raised You Up, recorded by Jason Blaine 


FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR sponsored by IBEW Local 353

Elyse Saunders 


MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR sponsored by IBEW Local 353

Owen Riegling 


GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR sponsored by Country 103

James Barker Band 


RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR

Shawn Moore 


ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Mackenzie Leigh Meyer 


BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR sponsored by Slaight Music

Owen Riegling 


MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR sponsored by Jim Dunlop Productions

Honky Tonkin About - The Reklaws ft. Drake MilliganDirty - Nicole Rayy(Tied) 


INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR sponsored by Manrkē

Dave Woods 


FRANCOPHONE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Reney Ray 


FANS’ CHOICE sponsored by Visit Mississauga

Tim Hicks 


MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR sponsored by Cithara Guitars

Shane Guse 


COMPASS AWARD

James Barker Band


HOLLY & STEVE KASSAY GENEROUS SPIRIT AWARD

Walter Nowakowski


IMPACT AWARD

Charlie Major 


RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET) sponsored by Fielding Estate Winery

KX 94.7, Hamilton 


RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM MARKET) sponsored by Lucknow’s Music in the Fields

Hot Country 93.9, Brantford 


RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (SMALL MARKET)

Pure Country 106, Orillia

 


The CMAOntario Award Show was preceded by a weekend of activities in Mississauga as part of the CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend, May 31-June 2, 2024. The CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend included Songs & Stories: Songwriters in the Round, R2i TuneUp Conference, Street Fair, Bonfire and Tailgate Party. The CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend will return to Mississauga in 2026.



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2024 CMAOntario Awards


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