The Manitoba Country Music Association celebrated its first awards show in nearly two decades on November 10 at the The Park Theatre, recognizing the hard work and talent of Manitoba's country music community. Hosted by QX104's Leanne Carter, the event featured awards presentation and performances by several local acts.
The MCMA also handed out special honours this year, including the Impact Award to country music trailblazers, Doc Walker, the Manitoba Development Award to radio station QX104, and a Hall of Fame honour for local legend, Ray Martin.
The MCMA is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the promotion, development, and enhancement of all aspects of Manitoba country music at the local, national, and international level. The MCMA endeavors to create venues for the promotion of Manitoba country artists through sponsorship of its own events and involvement in other organization's events. Find out more about the MCMA Awards at manitobacma.com
Check out this year's winners...
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
EMERGING ARTIST AWARD
GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
ABORIGINAL COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Ryan Keown - "Amen"
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Doc Walker - The 8th
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
David James - "What We Weren't Looking For"
ROOTS ARTIST, DUO, OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
SONG OF THE YEAR (Songwriters)
"And When I'm Dead" - Chris Ising , Laurie Williams (Chris Ising performer)
RADIO ON-AIR PERSONALITY OR TEAM
Leanne Doty (880 CKLQ)
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (Secondary Market)
730 CKDM (Dauphin)
VENUE OF THE YEAR
FESTIVAL OR EVENT OF THE YEAR
MANITOBA DEVELOPMENT AWARD
HALL OF FAME