The second batch of awards, 13 in total, from the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) were presented last night (Saturday) during the annual Gala Dinner in Calgary. And the winners are…

Artist Awards:

-Barry Dean, Luke Laird and Tenille Townes won the Songwriters’ award for Tenille’s #1 hit “Somebody’s Daughter,” the first time any of them won in this category;

-Tenille also claimed her second award of the night with Video of the Year, also for “Somebody’s Daughter;”

(Tenille Townes)

[BTW, Single of the Year will be presented on tonight’s televised show and Tenille is nominated in that category, too. Sixteen songs have won both the Single and Songwriter(s) in the same year. Only five songs have won Single, Songwriter(s) and Video of the year in the same year.]

-Lindsay Ell was named Interactive Artist of the Year for the first time, a trophy Brett Kissel has won for the past 5 years;

(Lindsay Ell)

-there were 2 winners of Roots Album of the Year (which replaces the Roots Artist this year), The Washboard Union for “What We’re Made Of” and Donovan Woods for “Both Ways” (it’s the Sarnia-born artist’s first CCMA award);

(Washboard Union)

-the top-selling country album in Canada this year is Keith Urban’s “Graffitti U,” Keith having won the award in 2017 for “Ripcord;”

-Quebec artist Guylaine Tanguay won Best Selling Canadian Country Album with “3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard” (her first CCMA award comes as this was her first year to be nominated in any category! – and, BTW, the Quebec market has shown huge sales in past years, too);

-Stu and Jen, The Reklaws, picked up the Top Selling Canadian Country Single for “Long Live the Night,” their second CCMA award after winning Rising Star last year;

(The Reklaws)

Industry Awards:

-Warner Music Canada has been named Record Company of the Year for the third straight year;

-Steve Coady, Vice President of Radio Promotions with Warner Music Canada, was named Industry Person of the Year for the second year in-a-row;

-ole won Music Publishing Company of the Year, their 13th consecutive win in this category (and the longest consecutive win streak in CCMA history);

-Paul Biro, of the Sakamoto Agency, won his first Talent Buyer/Promoter of the Year award;

Radio Awards:

-for the first time, Ottawa radio station CKBY-FM won Radio Station of the Year (Large Market), while CKGY-FM in Red Deer, Alberta, won the Medium or Small Market award for the fourth time.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Eight awards (Entertainer, Fans’ Choice, Male Artist, Female Artist, Group or Duo, Rising Star, Single and Album of the Year) will be presented on tonight’s show, airing on the Global Television Network at 9pm (Eastern).