Manitoba Country Music Awards Announce 2022 Nominees

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Petric (left) and Nelson Little Lead with Six MCMA Nominations Each
Banned & Outlawed
Brandi Vezina
Chris Micheal
Cowboys
Daniel Désorcy
Desiree Dorion
Doc Walker
Emma Peterson
Jade Turner
Jaryn Friesen
Jason Kirkness
Jerry Sereda
JR Charron
Kendra Kay
Leanne Pearson
Manitoba Country Music Association (MCMA)
Mitchell Makoons
Morden Corn & Apple Festival
NCI FM - Manitoba
Nelson Little
NOW Country 104.7
Park Theatre
Past the Perimeter
Petric
Quinton Blair
Royal George
Ryan Keown
Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club
Trans Canada Brewing Company
Two Crows For Comfort
Watson Art Centre

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 gala awards show returns to the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre on November 5. 

There are plenty of artists with multiple nominations this year. Nelson Little and Petric are both nominated in six categories while Brandi Vezina and Emma Peterson are up for five awards each. Banned & Outlawed, Desiree Dorion, Jade Turner, JR Charron, Kendra Kay, and Quinton Blair all picked up nods in four categories. Jason Kirkness and Mitchell Makoons are triple nominees while the list of double nominees includes Brad Moggie, Jerry Sereda, Leanne Pearson, and Two Crows for Comfort. Scroll down for the complete list of this year's nominations.

Voting for the Fan's Choice Award is open 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. 

2022 MANITOBA COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD NOMNINEES

FANS CHOICE
Brandi Vezina
Emma Peterson
JR Charron
Kendra Kay
Nelson Little
Petric

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
The Younger Brothers (Clint, Jim, Keith, Tom Dutiaume)

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Brandi Vezina
Desiree Dorion
Emma Peterson
Jade Turner
Kendra Kay
Leanne Pearson

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Jason Kirkness
Jerry Sereda
JR Charron
Nelson Little
Quinton Blair
Ryan Keown

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Banned & Outlawed
Doc Walker
Foster Martin Band
Past the Perimeter
Petric
Two Crows for Comfort

EMERGING ARTIST AWARD
Amanda Cannon
Banned & Outlawed
Brandi Vezina
Jaryn Friesen
JR Charron
Nelson Little

ROOTS ARTIST, DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Jaryn Friesen
JR Charron
Nelson Little
Mitchell Makoons
Quinton Blair
Two Crows for Comfort

NCI FM INDIGENOUS COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD
Brandi Vezina
Desiree Dorion
Jade Turner
Jerry Sereda
Mitchell Makoons
Nelson Little

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Brandi Vezina - Don’t Settle
Emma Peterson - Just For The Record
Jade Turner - Jade Turner

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Quinton Blair - “20 Dollar Bottle”
Jason Kirkness - “Anywhere The Night Goes”
Banned & Outlawed - “Don’t Get Much Better Than This”
Petric - “Flirtin’”
Emma Peterson - “Just For The Record”
Kendra Kay - “Say It Again”

FAY WALKER SONG OF THE YEAR (SONGWRITERS)
“20 Dollar Bottle” by Jason Blaine, Quinton Blair
“City Girl” by Jason Blaine, Jason Petric
“Flirtin’” by Emily Doty, James Show, Jason Petric, Jordan Day, Tom Petric
“High Road” by David Wasyliw, Nelson Little, Stephen Arundell
“Saddle” by Amanda Cannon, Derek Grocholsk
“Still My Father’s Son” by Mitchell Makoons

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Jason Kirkness - “Anywhere The Night Goes”
Daniel Desorcy - “City Girl”
Kendra Kay - “Homegrown Heart”
Leanne Pearson - “Little Man”
Petric - “Safe with Me”
Desiree Dorion feat. Dave Wasyliw - “Wouldn’t That Be Fun?”

INTERACTIVE ARTIST, DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Banned & Outlawed
Chris Michael
Desiree Dorion
Emma Peterson
Jade Turner
Petric

ALL STAR BAND OF THE YEAR

GUITAR
Brad Moggie
Lachlan McLean
Rylan Knaggs
Sean Borton
Stephen Arundell
Troy Flamand

BASS
Ben Mak-Wiebe
Evan Taplin
Jon Mushaluk
Josh Gareau
Mucha Bee
Ray Grenier

DRUMS
Cam Cordoviz
Daniel Hnatishin
Jon Plett
Josh Ayers
Mark Kohan
Stephen Broadhurst

SPECIALTY
Blaine Badiuk
Brad Moggie
Brenton Thorvaldson
Chris Nakonechny
Michael Audette
Rory Verbrugge

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

RADIO STATIONS OF THE YEAR
730 CKDM AM (Dauphin)
CFRY 920 AM (Portage La Prairie)
Country 107.7 FM (Steinbach)
NCI FM 105.1 (Manitoba)
Now Country 104.7 FM (Winnipeg)
QX 104 FM (Winnipeg)

COVER/TRIBUTE ARTIST, DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Catie St. Germain
Mike Sacharko Band
Midnight Renegade
Sean Taylor Band
Titans of Country Tribute Show
Tulsa Time Don Williams Tribute

VENUE OF THE YEAR
Cowboys Roadhouse
The Park Theatre
The Royal George Hotel
Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club
Trans Canada Brewing Co.
Watson Art Centre

DAUPHIN’S COUNTRYFEST FESTIVAL OR EVENT OF THE YEAR
Hanover Ag Fair
Morden Corn and Apple Festival
Niverville Olde Tyme Country Fair
Summer in The City
Summer Winds Family Music Festival
Winkler Harvest Festival

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