This weekend in Saskatoon the Canadian Country Music Association has come together to honour its members.   Last night at the Gala they handed out some of the awards that aren’t televised.  We have compiled a list of the winners.  

We will have the full recap tomorrow of the entire weekend!

2017 CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

ARTIST INDUCTEE

Paul Brandt

Paul Brandt – Photo: Sean Sisk

CCMA AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT

SLAIGHT MUSIC HUMANITARIAN AWARD

Country 105 Caring For Kids Radiothon

Leonard T. Rambeau International Award 

Franck Boucheraud

ARTIST AWARDS 

CCMA DISCOVERY AWARD presented by Country 107.3 –  Kalsey Kulyk
ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR – The Washboard Union

Washboard Union – Photo Bill Woodcock

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR presented by ole 
Dean Brody – Song: Time (Performed By: Dean Brody)
INTERACTIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR – Brett Kissel

Brett Kissel makes one lucky fan very happy! Photo: Scott Burns

MUSICIAN AWARDS
GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR presented by Cithara Guitars – Matt McKay

Matty McKay of the Brett Kissel Band performs at The Rose Theatre. Photo: Scott Burns

KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Bart McKay
BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Travis Switzer

Travis Switzer – Photo James Bennett

FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Shane Guse (What No Fiddle Shot?) Sorry…

Shane Guse – Photo: Corey Kelly

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Denis Dufresne – Banjo

Denis Dufresne – Photo: Corey Kelly

STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR – MITCH JAY

Mitch Jay – Photo: Corey Kelly

RADIO AWARDS
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET) – CKRY FM – Calgary, AB
 
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM OR SMALL MARKET)
CHCQ FM – Belleville, ON
MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET)
Amanda Kingsland – CKBY FM – Ottawa, ON
MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (Sm/Med Market)
Paul Ferguson – CHCQ FM – Belleville, ON
ON-AIR PERSONALITY(IES) OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET)
Chris Scheetz, Jacqueline Sweeney, Matt DeBeurs (CISN in the Mornings with Chris, Jack & Matt) 103.9 Country – CISN-FM – Edmonton, AB
ON-AIR PERSONALITY(IES) OF THE YEAR (SM / MED MARKET)
Casey Clarke and Roo Phelps (The Casey Clarke Show with Roo Phelps)
New Country 100.7 – CIGV-FM – Kelowna, B.C.
INDUSTRY AWARDS 
MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY OF THE YEAR – Ole
RECORD COMPANY OF THE YEAR – Warner Music Canada
RECORD COMPANY PERSON OF THE YEAR
Mike Denney – MDM Recordings Inc.
RON SAKAMOTO TALENT BUYER OR PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
Jim Cressman – Invictus Entertainment Group
TOP SELLING ALBUM OF THE YEAR Ripcord – Keith Urban

Keith Urban performs at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto. Photo: Scott Burns

TOP SELLING CANADIAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR presented by Music Canada
Side Effects – Dallas Smith

Dallas Smith – Photo: James Bennett

TOP SELLING CANADIAN SINGLE OF THE YEAR presented by ACTRA RACS
Bush Party – Dean Brody

Dean Brody and his ukulele – Photo: Tom Paille

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