Manitoba Country Music Association Announces 2015 Awards Nominees

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Country music fans have something to get excited about this November. The Manitoba Country Music Association will be hosting its first awards show in nearly two decades. Taking place on November 10 at The Park Theatre and hosted by QX104, the event is set to feature awards presentation and performances by several local acts. This year's list of nominees features a lot of familiar local names in 14 categories. Check them out...

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ashley Robertson
Desiree Dorion
Frannie Klein
Kayla Luky
Kendra Kay
Kimberley Dawn
Leanne Pearson
Lindsay Rae
Rachel Ashley
Sol James
Tracy Bone

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR Chris Ising
David James
David Pestrak
Don Amero
Ed Penner
Jason Kirkness
Quinton Blair
Ray St. Germain
Ross Roteliuk
Ryan Keown

EMERGING ARTIST AWARD
Ashley Robertson
The Bros. Landreth
Chris Ising
David James
David Pestrak
Don Amero
Kendra Kay
Kimberley Dawn
Leanne Pearson
Petric
Quinton Blair
Ryan Keown
Trevor Johnson

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
4 Mile Road
The Bros. Landreth
Doc Walker
Foster Martin Band
Keith & Renee
Petric

ABORIGINAL COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD
Ashley Robertson
Chris Barker Band
Desiree Dorion
Don Amero
Kimberley Dawn
Ray St. Germain
Rick Dixon
Stu Porteous
Tracy Bone

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Ashley Robertson - "Heatwave"
David James - "What We Weren't Looking For"
Don Amero - "Love Like That"
Kendra Kay - "Some things go together like that"
Kimberley Dawn - "'Til the Cowboys Come Home"
Leanne Pearson - "Tuned Into You"
Leanne Pearson - "Worth Fighting For"
Petric - "Here Goes Everything"
Ryan Keown - "Amen"
Ryan Keown - "Nothin"

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Chris Ising - Serenity
Doc Walker - The 8th
Don Amero - Refined
Keith and Renee - Feel Good Thing
Kendra Kay - Broken EP
Kimberley Dawn - 'Til the Cowboys Come Home

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Chris Ising - "I'm From The Country"
David James - "What We Weren't Looking For"
Don Amero - "Love Like That"
Heather Longstaffe - "Slingshot"
Kendra Kay - "Some Things Go Together Like That"
Kimberley Dawn - "Till The Cowboys Come Home"
Leanne Pearson - "Tuned Into You"
Leanne Pearson - "Worth Fighting For"
Ryan Keown - "Nothin'"

ROOTS ARTIST, DUO, OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Ashley Robertson
The Bros. Landreth
Del Barber
Doc Walker
Don Amero
Ed Penner
Jerry Sereda
Kayla Luky
Keith & Renee
Kimberley Dawn
Leanne Pearson
Luke Reimer
Quinton Blair
Rhia Rae
Ridley Bent
Sierra Noble
Sol James

SONG OF THE YEAR (Songwriters)
"And When I'm Dead" - Chris Ising , Laurie Williams (Chris Ising Performer)
"Heatwave" - Ashley Robertson, Fiona Culley, Rachel Button (Ashely Robertson Performer)
"I Love My Country" - Keith Macpherson, Renee Lamoureux, Chris Burke Gaffney, Arun Chaturvedi (Keith & Renee Performers)
"Love Like That" - Don Amero, Murray Pulver (Don Amero Performer)
"Shake It Like Its Saturday Night" - Chris Thorsteinson, Dave Wasyliw (Doc Walker Performer)
"Tuned Into You" - Leanne Pearson, Willie Mack (Leanne Pearson Performer)
"When Life Happens" - Chris Ising (Chris Ising Performer)
"Worth Fighting For" - Leanne Pearson, Willie Mack and Jake Mathews (Leanne Pearson Performer)

RADIO ON-AIR PERSONALITY OR TEAM
Al Gaines (730 CKDM)
Alex DeVries (730 CKDM)
Brian Cook (NCI FM)
Brody and Samantha (QX104)
Bruce LePerre (730 CKDM)
Karen Black (Country 107)
Leanne Cater (QX104)
Leanne Doty (880 CKLQ)
Ray St. Germain and Naomi Clark (NCI FM)
Ty Hildebrandt (Country 88.9)

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (Secondary Market)
101.1 The Farm (Brandon)
730 CKDM (Dauphin)
CFAM Radio 950 (Altona )
CFRY 920 (Portage La Prairie)
CKLQ 880 (Brandon)
Country 107 (Steinbach)
Country 88.9 FM (Winkler)
Country 93.1 (Portage La Prairie)
NCI FM (Winnipeg)

VENUE OF THE YEAR
Club Regent Casino Event Center
Cowboys Roadhouse
Houstons Country Roadhouse
Palomino Club
The 40
The Great Western Roadhouse
The Handsome Daughter
The Park Theatre
The Royal George
Times Changed High & Lonesome
Whiskey Dix

FESTIVAL OR EVENT OF THE YEAR
Dauphin's Countryfest
Dukefest Rossburn
Festival du Voyageur
Harvest Moon Festival
Morden Corn and Apple Festival
Red River Exhibition
Steinbach Summer In The City
Winkler Harvest Festival

Find out more about the MCMA Awards at manitobacma.com

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