The 2018 CCMA (Canadian Country Music Association) Awards are now officially in the record books. The awards happened in Hamilton, Ontario over three nights, September 7 – 9. Stingray Music was there to participate in the ceremonies as a perennial sponsor of the CCMA under our Stingray Rising Stars program.
The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters.
This year we were honoured to present the prestigious, Video of the Year Award at the Saturday evening CCMA Gala Dinner & Awards on September 8 in the beautiful Chedoke Room at the Hamilton Convention Center.
This year’s Video of the Year nominees were:
- "The Bad Guy," Meghan Patrick
- "Drive Me Away," Jess Moskaluke
- "Hometown Kids," The Reklaws
- "Sky Stays This Blue," Dallas Smith
- "We Were That Song," Brett Kissel
It was Stingray Music’s Country Music programmer, Greg Torrington who had the pleasure to announce multiple nominee Dallas Smith as the Video of The Year Award winner for his song “Sky Stays This Blue”. Dallas also took home the esteemed Male Artist of the Year Award for the very first time!
Click here for a full list of the nominees and winners.
As the country genre evolves to embrace new styles, it is reflecting new versions of our Canadian identity, as well as our heritage. The Canadian Country Music Association Awards continue to be a celebration of the music and the artists that represent our unique culture.
You can hear all CCMA Award winners and nominees on our 2018 CCMA Awards channel available on mobile & web.
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