Doc Walker, the Juno-nominated country rock act, won Album of the Year at the 2007 Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA) in Regina. The awards show, which took place on September 10, was the culmination of the four-day long Canadian Country Music Week.
Doc Walker was also nominated for the Kraft Cheez Whiz Fans’ Choice Award, Group of the Year and Single of the Year for “Driving with the Brakes On” from its self-titled album which beat out a strong field to take home the Album of the Year prize. Doc Walker’s management company, RGK Entertainment Group Inc. was named Management Company of the Year. Craig Medwyduk of Winnipeg’s Guppy Graphic Design picked up a trophy for Album Design of the Year for Doc Walker’s latest self-titled CD.
As one of the country’s largest music events, the 2008 Canadian Country Music Week and Awards will take place in Winnipeg, September 5-8.
“Congratulations to Doc Walker on their win for a fantastic album,” says Carole Vivier, CEO of MANITOBA FILM & SOUND, which provided funding support to the group. “We look forward to them and the rest of the best in Canadian country music coming to Winnipeg for the 2008 CCMAs.”
"Doc Walker's win is a great way to start the lead-up to the 2008 CCMAs in Winnipeg," says Sam Baardman, Executive Director of the Manitoba Audio Recording Industry Association. "It's a very exciting time for country music in Manitoba and Doc Walker has been a huge part of creating that buzz. Congratulations to the band, its team, and to all the winners."
For a complete list of winners, please visit www.ccma.org.