First Round of 2014 CCMA Award Winners announced as part of Country Music Week

In the first of four awards ceremonies taking place as part of Country Music Week, the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) revealed today the winners in 14 industry categories for the 2014 CCMA Awards. These are the first of over 40 awards to be presented during Country Music Week, on now through September 7.

“The CCMA Awards that were presented today recognize some of Canada’s most influential professionals in the music industry,” said Don Green, President of the CCMA. “During Country Music Week, we take the time to appreciate and commend all facets of country music, and today was no exception. From radio to retailers and country clubs to country festivals – it takes a wide array of committed professionals to propel Canadian country music, and we’re thankful for them all.”

2014 CCMA Award winners announced today within the industry categories are:

Album Design of the Year
Crop Circles (Dean Brody)
Design Team: Kristin Barlowe/Mitchell Nevins

Booking Agency of the Year
The Agency Group

Country Club of the Year
Cook County Saloon – Edmonton, AB

Country Festival, Fair, or Exhibition of the Year
Boots and Hearts Music Festival – Bowmanville, ON

Country Music Program or Special of the Year
Gord Bamford: Christmas in Canada – CMT

Management Company of the Year
RGK Entertainment Group Inc.

Music Director of the Year – Major Market
Scott Phillips – CKRY-FM, Calgary/CISN-FM, Edmonton

Music Director of the Year – Secondary Market
Paul Ferguson – CHCQ-FM – CHCQ-FM, Belleville, ON

On-air Personalities of the Year – Major Market
Toff & Melissa – KX 94.7 FM, Hamilton, ON

On-air Personalities of the Year – Secondary Market
Jack & Carey, KICX 106, Orillia, ON

Record Producer(s) of the Year
Joey Moi (Album: Tippin’ Point EP, Artist: Dallas Smith)

Recording Studio of the Year
MCC Recordings Studio – Calgary, AB

Retailer of the Year
iTunes Canada

Video Director of the Year
Stephano Barberis
(Artist: Gord Bamford, Video: When Your Lips Are So Close; Artist: Dallas Smith, Video: Nothing But Summer; Artist: Dallas Smith, Video: Tippin’ Point)

Tomorrow (Saturday, September 6), at the CCMA Gala Dinner & Awards, a total of 11 awards will be presented, in addition to the CCMA Awards of Achievement and Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame presentations. Later that evening, seven awards, celebrating musicians, will be presented at the CCMA All Star Band Awards.