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For the 4th year in a row, the Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) handed out multiple CMAO awards to some of the best talent in Canadian Country music presented by Slaight Music.  Jason McCoy hosted the show once again at the Flato Markham theatre for an evening of performances and recognizing some of Ontario’s best and brightest stars.

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Cold Creek County

The night started off with lots of Canadian talent arrivals on the red carpet, then kicking it straight off to Cold Creek County‘s opening performance . The band won multiple awards for the night including Rising Star Award, Group or Duo of the year, and Fan’s choice. 

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Leah Daniels

Canada’s brightest new country singer Leah Daniels performed with her new single “Your kiss is Killing Me” and took home the award for Female Artist of the Year. 

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Meghan Patrick

One of our favourite new upcoming performers Meghan Patrick also took the stage with her single “Bow Chicka Wow Wow”. We’ll definitely be seeing  a lot more Patrick this year, as she will be playing Boots & Hearts, Cavendish, and CMT Music Festival this summer.

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Autumn Hill

We can’t forget about country duo and multi-nominees Autumn Hill who performed their newest single “Good night for going nowhere” . Proceeding the night, The Road Hammers closed out the evening with special guest Tim Hicks.

The complete list of 2016 CMAO award winners are:

SINGLE OF THE YEAR (sponsored by KICX 106)
“When the Buzz Wears Off” – Tebey

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (sponsored by hmv Canada)
What Love Is All About – Johnny Reid

Jason Blaine, Deric Ruttan – “Country Side” performed by Jason Blaine

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR (sponsored by Spring Tree Farm)
Leah Daniels

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR (sponsored by Havelock Country Jamboree)
Jason Blaine

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR (sponsored by The Remington Group)
Cold Creek County

ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR (sponsored by Skelton Truck Lines Ltd.)
The Good Family

RISING STAR AWARD (sponsored by Slaight Music)
Cold Creek County

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR (sponsored by Kylemore Communities)
“Country Side” – Jason Blaine

FANS’ CHOICE (sponsored by Ontario Media Development Corporation)
Cold Creek County

RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR (sponsored by MetalWorks Studios)
Jason Barry – Run Angel Run by Runaway Angel; Now Playing and Sweet Harriet by The Western Swing Authority; Boomerang by Genevieve Fisher; Toes by Scotty James

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (MAJOR MARKET) (sponsored by Canadian Country Spotlight)
CHKX-FM (KX 94.7), Hamilton

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (SECONDARY MARKET) (sponsored by Lucknow’s Music in the Fields)
CJDL-FM (Country 107.3), Tillsonburg

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