Manitoba Country Music Awards Announce 2021 Nominees

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Desiree Dorion is up for eight Manitoba Country Music Awards
Banned & Outlawed
Brandi Vezina
Chris Ising
Chris Micheal
David James
Desiree Dorion
Doc Walker
Don Amero
Emma Peterson
Greg Arcade
Jade Turner
Jason Kirkness
Jerry Sereda
Kendra Kay
Leanne Pearson
Lucien Spence
Nelson Little
Past the Perimeter
Petric
Quinton Blair
Renee Lamoureux
Ryan Keown
Two Crows For Comfort
Tyler Del Pino

The Manitoba Country Music Association is celebrating the hard work and talent of Manitoba's country music community, announcing this year's Manitoba Country Music Awards nominees. The live stream awards show is set for November 6. 

Artists with three or more nominations this year include Desiree Dorion, Petric, Don Amero, Jerry Sereda, Nelson Little, Banned & Outlawed, The Moonlit Road, and Two Crows for Comfort


Voting for the Fan's Choice Award is ops until September 21 at www.manitobacma.com/fanvote.php

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. 

Check out this year's nominees...

FAN’S CHOICE
Desiree Dorion
Don Amero
Greg Arcade
Kendra Kay
Leanne Pearson
Petric

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Banned & Outlawed
Doc Walker
Past the Perimeter
Petric
The Moonlit Road
Two Crows for Comfort

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Desiree Dorion
Emma Peterson
Jade Turner
Kendra Kay
Leanne Pearson
Renee Lamoureux

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
David James
Don Amero
Jerry Sereda
Quinton Blair
Ryan Keown
Tyler Del Pino

EMERGING ARTIST AWARD
Banned & Outlawed
Brady Kenneth
Chris Michael
Daniel Desorcy
Nelson Little
The Moonlit Road

ROOTS ARTIST, DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Banned & Outlawed
Greg Arcade
Jaryn Friesen
Nelson Little
Quinton Blair
Two Crows for Comfort

INTERACTIVE ARTIST, DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Chris Michael
Desiree Dorion
Don Amero
Leanne Pearson
Petric
The Moonlit Road

NCI FM INDIGENOUS COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD
Brandi Vezina
Desiree Dorion
Jade Turner
Lucien Spence
Nelson Little
Renee Lamoureux

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Jason Kirkness "A Little Party"
Chris Ising "Good Times"
Petric "Kids"
Leanne Pearson "Miles Away"
Desiree Dorion "Sometimes I Drink"
Don Amero ""You Can't Always Be 21"

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Desiree Dorion Break The Chain
Jerry Sereda Classic Country Couple
Petric Flashbacks
Tyler Del Pino In The End
Two Crows for Comfort Show Me the Light
The Moonlit Road The View from Here

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Jason Kirkness "A Little Party"
Petric "All Who Wander"
Jerry Sereda "Anywhere But Me"
Leanne Pearson "Miles Away"
Desiree Dorion "Sometimes I Drink"
Don Amero ""You Can't Always Be 21"

SONG OF THE YEAR (SONGWRITERS)
"All Roads Lead to You" Chris Ising, Pat Aureli
"Deja Vu" Brad Rempel, Jason Petric, Jordan Day, Seth Mosley, Tom Petric
"Hurt Like Hell" Emma Peterson
"Miles Away" Leanne Pearson
"Something To Do With You" Jason Petric, Jordan Day, Jordan Rainer, Kevin Brandt, Tom Petric
"Sometimes I Drink" Crystal Shawanda, Desiree Dorion

ALL STAR BAND OF THE YEAR - GUITAR
Brad Moggie
Brennan Wall
Jordan Day
Rylan Knaggs
Stephen Arundell
Troy Flamand

ALL STAR BAND OF THE YEAR - BASS
Ben Mak-Wiebe
Evan Taplin
Jon Mushaluk
Josh Gareau
Mucha Bee
Noel Linsey

ALL STAR BAND OF THE YEAR - DRUMS
Cody Iwasiuk
Daniel Hnatishin
Jon Plett
Josh Ayers
Paul Fontaine
Stephen Broadhurst

ALL STAR BAND OF THE YEAR - SPECIALTY
Brad Moggie
Brenton Thorvaldson
Chris Makonechny
Logan Picton
Michael Audette
Rory Verbugge

RADIO ON-AIR PERSONALITY OR TEAM OF THE YEAR
Alex Devries, 730 CKDM
Brian Cook, Now Country 104.7
Brody Jackson & Randy Parker, QX 104
Dave Anthony, Country 107.7
Morgan James (MJ), Now Country 104.7
Stefan Richard, Now Country 104.7

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR
730 CKDM FM (Dauphin)
Country 93.1 FM (Portage la Prairie)
Country 107.7 FM (Steinbach)
NCI FM 105.1 (Manitoba)
Now Country 104.7 FM (Winnipeg)
QX 104 FM (Winnipeg)

DAUPHIN'S COUNTRYFEST FESTIVAL OR EVENT OF THE YEAR
Amero Little Christmas Live @ The Burton Cummings Theatre (Live Stream)
Howl At The Moon Music Festival
Petric Live @ The Burton Cummings Theatre (Live Stream)
Niverville Olde Tyme Country Fair
Safe At Home Gestival Manitoba Arts Network
Summer In The City

VENUE OF THE YEAR
Cowboys Roadhouse
The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre by Canad Inns
The Park Theatre
The Royal George Hotel
Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club
Trans Canada Brewing Co.

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