The Manitoba Country Music Association celebrated the hard work and talent of Manitoba's country music community again this month. The annual Manitoba Country Music Awards gala handed out the hardware at The Met on November 5.
Quinton Blair was the big winner this year, picking up wins in three categories: Male Artist of the Year, Roots Artist of the Year, and Song of the Year (with Jason Blaine). Emma Peterson was a double winner with Album of the Year and Interactive Artist of the Year. Nelson Little also brought home two trophies for Emerging Artist of the Year and Indigenous Artist of the Year. Petric also picked up two awards this year for Group of the Year and Single of the Year.
Music legends The Younger Brothers—Clint, Jim, Keith, and Tom Dutiaume—were inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Hosted by Jason McCoy, the event handed out the hardware and featured performances by Jade Turner, Emma Peterson, Daniel Désorcy, Brandi Vezina, Desiree Dorion, Kendra Kay, Petric, Quinton Blair, Nelson Little, and more.
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 organizations' events.
Check out this year's winners...
2022 MANITOBA COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD NOMINEES
HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
The Younger Brothers (Clint, Jim, Keith, Tom Dutiaume)
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
EMERGING ARTIST AWARD
ROOTS ARTIST, DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
NCI FM INDIGENOUS COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Emma Peterson - Just For The Record
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Petric - “Flirtin’”
FAY WALKER SONG OF THE YEAR (SONGWRITERS)
“20 Dollar Bottle” by Jason Blaine, Quinton Blair
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Desiree Dorion feat. Dave Wasyliw - “Wouldn’t That Be Fun?”
INTERACTIVE ARTIST, DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
ALL STAR BAND OF THE YEAR
RADIO ON-AIR PERSONALITY OR TEAM OF THE YEAR
Brody Jackson, QX 104
RADIO STATIONS OF THE YEAR
Now Country 104.7 FM (Winnipeg)
COVER/TRIBUTE ARTIST, DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Mike Sacharko Band
VENUE OF THE YEAR
The Royal George Hotel
DAUPHIN’S COUNTRYFEST FESTIVAL OR EVENT OF THE YEAR
Morden Corn and Apple Festival