Manitoba Country Music Awards Celebrate Local Music Community

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November 5, 2016

The Manitoba Country Music Association celebrates the hard work and talent of Manitoba’s country music community again this month. Presented with Daupin’s Countryest, the second annual Manitoba Country Music Awards gala is set for November 10 at the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre.

Hosted by QX104’s Leanne Carter, the event will hand out the hardware and feature performances by several local acts and nominees, including Doc Walker, David Pestrak, Don Amero, Kayla Luky, Kendra Kay, Petric, Quinton Blair, Renee Lamoureux, Ryan Keown, 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 organization’s events.

Check out this year’s nominees…

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ashley Robertson
Elsie Morden
Frannie Klein
Heather Longstaffe
Katie Lynn
Kayla Luky
Kendra Kay
Kimberley Dawn
Leanne Pearson
Lindsay Rae
Renee Lamoureux

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Aaron Star
Chris Ising
Country Steve
David James
David Pestrak
Ed Wayne
Greg Arcade
Quinton Blair
Ray St. Germain
Ryan Keown

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
4 Mile Road
Ball & Chain
Doc Walker
Foster Martin Band
Keith and Renee
The Madtrappers
Past the Perimeter
Petric
Poets & Lies

ABORIGINAL COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD
Aaron Starr
Ashley Robertson
Dan Scramstad
Don Amero
Frannie Klein
Kimberley Dawn
Ray St. Germain
Renee Lamoureux
Richard Inman
Tracy Bone
William Prince

SONG OF THE YEAR (Songwriters)
Band Of Brothers – Jason Petric, Tom Petric, Chris Burke Gafney, Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Beneath The Stars – Lindsay Rae
Dying Of A Broken Heart – Greg Arcade
Everything I Needed – Leanne Pearson, Kris Bergnes
Following Him Around – Quinton Blair, Del Barber, Blake Berglund
I Take My Country – Kendra Kay,Jack Williams, Josh Shada
I’m A Fighter – Renee Lamoureux
I’m Not Ready To Let Go – Chris Ising
Jack Daniels – Heather Longstaffe
That’s What I’m Talkin’ About – David Pestrak, David Borys

ROOTS ARTIST, DUO, OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Ashley Robertson
Ball & Chain
Del Barber
Greg Arcade
Kayla Luky
Keith and Renee
Lindsay Rae
Poets & Lies
Quinton Blair
Renee Lamoureux

EMERGING ARTIST AWARD
Aaron Star
Ashley Robertson
Country Steve
David Pestrak
Elsie Morden
Frannie Klein
Greg Arcade
Katie Lynn
Kayla Luky
Poets & Lies
Renee Lamoureux
Ryan Keown

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Chris Ising – And When I’m Dead
David James – Some Hearts
Heather Longstaffe – Easier For You
Katie Lynn – Running On Empty
Kendra Kay – I Take My Country
Petric – All She Wrote
Poets & Lies – Crowning The Turtles
Renee Lamoureux – I’m A Fighter
Ryan Keown – AMEN

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Ball & Chain – Chasing That Sunset
Chris Ising – I’m Not Ready To Let Go
David James – Lonely Girl
David Pestrak – That’s What I’m Talkin’ About
Greg Arcade – Dying Of A Broken Heart
Kendra Kay – I Take My Country
Leanne Pearson- Everything I Needed
Lindsay Rae – Beneath The Stars
Petric – All She Wrote
Quinton Blair – Following Him Around
Renee Lamoureux – I’m A Fighter

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
David James – Songs About A Girl
Del Barber – The Puck Drops Here
Don Amero – Refined (Acoustic Version)
Petric – It Girl
Renee Lamoureux – Dare To Be You
William Prince – Earthly Days

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (Secondary Market)
730 CKDM (Dauphin)
Country 88.9 FM (Winkler)
Country 107 FM (Steinbach)
NCI FM (Winnipeg)
CKLQ 880 (Brandon)
101.1 FM The Farm (Brandon)

RADIO ON-AIR PERSONALITY OR TEAM OF THE YEAR
Al Gaines
Alex DeVries
Brian Cook
Brody and Samantha
Bruce Leperre
Karen Black
Leanne Cater
Leanne Doty
Pamela Roz
Ty Hildebrand

FESTIVAL OR EVENT OF THE YEAR
Dauphin’s Countryfest
Festival du Voyageur
Greg Arcade’s Thursday Night Country Showcase (at Wee Johnny’s)
Morden Corn & Apple Festival
Niverville Olde Tyme County Fair
Red River Ex
Rossburn DUKE Fest
Steinbach Summer In The City
Stonewall Quarry Days
Winkler Harvest Festival

VENUE OF THE YEAR
Cowboys Roadhouse
The Handsome Daughter
Nashville’s Winnipeg
The 40 – Brandon
King’s Head Pub and Eatery
The Park Theatre
The Royal George
Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club
Watson Art Centre
Wee Johnny’s

FANS’ CHOICE
Aaron Star
Austin Mitchells
David James
David Pestrak
Doc Walker
Greg Arcade
Kendra Kay
Leanne Pearson
Lindsay Rae
Petric
Renee Lamoureux
Ryan Keown

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