Watch the Canadian Country Music Awards Live On GAC!

Terri Clark Photo Courtesy of Mercury Nashville

Some of Canada's biggest country superstars will be at the 2006 Canadian Country Music Association Awards Show in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada! Terri Clark, George Canyon, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Emerson Drive, Amanda Wilkinson, The Road Hammers and many others will rock the stage. Watch the show live on GAC, Monday, September 11 at 7 p.m. Eastern!

Also, catch our CCMA Awards preview show, hosted by George Canyon, who is himself nominated for three Canadian Country Music Awards! George will highlight the top nominees for Male Vocalist, Female Vocalist, Group or Duo and the fan favorite for the 2006 Canadian CMA. Plus, we'll talk with George's fellow nominees, Emerson Drive and Carolyn Dawn Johnson! Don't miss our CCMA Awards preview airing Sunday, September 10 at 11 a.m. Eastern!

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Click here to see photos from the 2005 CCMA Awards!

George Canyon at the 2005 Canadian Country Music Awards

Who's nominated for the 2006 CCMA Awards? Check out the list!

Nominees:

KRAFT CHEEZ WHIZ FANS’ CHOICE AWARD
Paul Brandt
George Canyon
Terri Clark
Aaron Lines
The Road Hammers


SINGLE OF THE YEAR
"Big Wheel"--Aaron Pritchett
"East Bound And Down"--The Road Hammers
"It’s Okay To Cry"--Amanda Wilkinson
"Missing An Angel"--Johnny Reid
"Somebody Wrote Love"--George Canyon


ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Amanda Wilkinson--Amanda Wilkinson
Big Wheel--Aaron Pritchett
Hair In My Eyes Like A Highland Steer--Corb Lund
Life Goes On--Terri Clark
Summertown Road--Brad Johner
The $#!t Hits The Fans--Wendell Ferguson


SOCAN SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR
"Big Wheel" (written by Daryl Burgess / Mitch Merrett / Aaron Pritchett; recorded by Aaron Pritchett)

"Crybaby" (written by Carolyn Dawn Johnson / Gordie Sampson / Troy Verges;
recorded by Carolyn Dawn Johnson)

"Jesus, Take The Wheel" (written by Brett James / Hillary Lindsey / Gordie Sampson;
recorded by Carrie Underwood)

"Missing An Angel" (written by Craig Headon / Johnny Reid; recorded by Johnny Reid)

"She Ain’t Missin’ Missin’ Me" (written by Odie Blackmon / Jason McCoy
recorded by Jason McCoy)


VIDEO OF THE YEAR
"A Good Man"--Emerson Drive
"East Bound And Down"--The Road Hammers
"It’s Okay To Cry"--Amanda Wilkinson
"I’ve Got It Good--Brad Johner
"She Didn’t Have Time"--Terri Clark


TOP SELLING ALBUM
(This is a non-voting category)

The Legend Of Johnny Cash--Johnny Cash
Me And My Gang--Rascal Flatts
Reflected, Hits Volume 2--Tim McGraw
The Road Hammers--The Road Hammers
Timeless--Martina McBride


FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Lisa Brokop
Terri Clark
Patricia Conroy
Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Amanda Wilkinson


MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
George Canyon
Brad Johner
Corb Lund
Jason McCoy
Aaron Pritchett

Emerson Drive photo courtesy of Midas Records Nashville

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
The Cruzeros
Doc Walker
Emerson Drive
The Poverty Plainsmen
The Road Hammers


ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Cruzeros
Kathleen Edwards
Sean Hogan
Corb Lund
Charlie Major


CHEVY TRUCKS RISING STAR AWARD
Gord Bamford
Jason Blaine
Brett Kissel
Damian Marshall
Johnny Reid


INDEPENDENT MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Gord Bamford
Brad Johner
Corb Lund
Aaron Pritchett
Johnny Reid


INDEPENDENT FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Diane Chase
Patricia Conroy
Lisa Hewitt
Samantha King
Beverley Mahood


INDEPENDENT GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Ambush
The Cruzeros
Desert Heat
The Poverty Plainsmen
The Wilkinsons


INDEPENDENT SINGLE OF THE YEAR
"All About Her"--Gord Bamford
"Big Wheel"--Aaron Pritchett
"I’ve Got It Good"--Brad Johner
"Load Me Up"--The Cruzeros
"Missing An Angel"--Johnny Reid


INDEPENDENT RECORD COMPANY OF THE YEAR
306 Records _ ICON Records DG _ Open Road Recordings _ Royalty Records Inc.
Stony Plain Recording Co. Ltd.
MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Dean Brokop (Lisa Brokop)
Ron Kitchener (Doc Walker / Corb Lund /Jason McCoy / Johnny Reid / The Road Hammers)
Gerry Leiske (Emerson Drive) _ Mitch Merrett (Aaron Pritchett)
Louis O’Reilly (Patricia Conroy / Brad Johner / Marlee Scott / Shane Yellowbird)


BOOKING AGENT OF THE YEAR
Jim Cressman (Cressman / Sakamoto Agency Inc.)
Nick Meinema (LiveTourArtists)
Julien Paquin (Paquin Entertainment Agency)
Mark Smith (Big Dog Entertainment)
Ron Sparling (Laurie-Ann Entertainment Agency)


TALENT BUYER OR PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
Kelly Berehulka (Casinos of Winnipeg)
Jack Blakely (Havelock Country Jamboree Inc.)
Jan Campbell (Calgary Stampede)
Ron Sakamoto (Gold & Gold Productions Ltd.)
Ron Sparling (Laurie-Ann Entertainment Agency)
Larry Werner (Panhandle Productions Ltd.)


COUNTRY CLUB OF THE YEAR
Cook County Saloon--Edmonton, AB
Lil Big Horn Bar and Grill--Cambridge, ON
The Pump Roadhouse--Regina, SK
Ranchman’s Restaurant--Calgary, AB
Stampede Ranch--Guelph, ON


ALBUM DESIGN OF THE YEAR
Patrick Duffy/Denise Grant, Design Team--Getaway (Colin Amey)
Richard Beland / Sean Bryson, Design Team--Greatest Hits 1995 - 2005 (Jason McCoy)
Dustin Delfs / Jeff Sylvester, Design Team--Hair In My Eyes Like A Highland Steer (Corb Lund)
Barry Mathers / The Merry Bathers / Guenter Schulz, Design Team--Scandalosa (The Cruzeros)
Greg Hargaten / Kevin Hogarth, Design Team--Summertown Road (Brad Johner)


WEB SITE OF THE YEAR
Amrik Randhawa, Web Master--aaronpritchett.com (Aaron Pritchett)
Mahmoud Hayawan/Hassan Kurabi/Louis O’Reilly, Web Masters--bradjohner.com (Brad Johner)

Deb Dilworth, Web Master--corblund.com (Corb Lund)

Wendy Gilmour, Web Master--georgecanyon.com (George Canyon)

Dana Bisset, Web Master--johnnyreid.com (Johnny Reid)


VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Margaret Malandruccolo, Director--"Crybaby" (Carolyn Dawn Johnson)
Margaret Malandruccolo, Director--"East Bound And Down" (The Road Hammers)
Joel Stewart, Director--"Hair In My Eyes Like A Highland Steer" (Corb Lund)
Margaret Malandruccolo, Director--"One Good Friend" (George Canyon)
Joel Stewart, Director--"The Truck Got Stuck" (Corb Lund)


MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Blue Leaf Music Ltd.
Cruzaroo Music Corporation
EMI Music Publishing Canada
ole
Universal Music Publishing Group


RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR
Tom McKillip/Mitch Merrett--Big Wheel (Aaron Pritchett)
Steve Fox--Lunch With Chet (Steve Fox)
Chris Butlin/The Cruzeros/Joe Hardy--Scandalosa (The Cruzeros)
Joel Feeney/Gil Grand--Somebody’s Someone (Gil Grand)
Chris Farren/Brad Johner/Bart McKay--Summertown Road (Brad Johner)


RECORDING STUDIO OF THE YEAR
The Armory Studio--Vancouver, BC
Bart McKay Productions--Saskatoon, SK
Cedartree Recording Studio--Kitchener, ON
Louis Sedmak Productions--Edmonton, AB
Music Centre Canada--Calgary, AB


MAJOR RECORD COMPANY OF THE YEAR
EMI Music Canada
Sony BMG Music (Canada) Inc.
Universal Music Canada
Warner Music Canada Ltd.


RECORD COMPANY PERSON OF THE YEAR
Rui Da Silva (ICON Records DG)
Ed Harris (Royalty Records Inc.)
Ron Harwood (Universal Music Canada)
Ron Kitchener (Open Road Recordings)
Louis O’Reilly (306 Records)


COUNTRY FESTIVAL, FAIR, OR EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR
Big Valley Jamboree--Camrose, AB
Calgary Stampede--Calgary, AB
Dauphin’s Countryfest--Dauphin, MB
Havelock Country Jamboree--Havelock, ON
Merritt Mountain Music Festival--Merritt, BC


COUNTRY MUSIC PROGRAM OR SPECIAL OF THE YEAR
Canadian Coast to Coast (CJVR-FM)
Central (CMT)
George Canyon’s Christmas (CMT)
Live From Studio B (CKBY-FM)
The Wilkinsons (CMT)


MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Major Market
Karen Black--CFQX-FM, Winnipeg, MB
Larry Donohue--CFCW, Edmonton, AB
Mark Patric--CJJR-FM, Vancouver, BC
Scott Phillips--CKRY-FM, Calgary, AB
Dawn Woroniuk--CJWW, Saskatoon, SK


DRUMS
Mark Branconnier (Gord Bamford)
Corbett Frasz (The Road Hammers)
Brad Johnson (The Poverty Plainsmen)
Mike Melancon (Emerson Drive)
Chris Sutherland (Doc Walker)


BASS
Joe Butcher (George Canyon)
Chris Byrne (The Road Hammers)
John Dymond (Lisa Brokop)
Brian Kelly (The Poverty Plainsmen)
Derek Stremel (Aaron Lines / Duane Steele / Tracy Millar)


GUITAR
Jason Barry (Jason Blaine / Aaron Lines / Charlie Major)
Danick Dupelle (Emerson Drive)
Johnny Gasparic (The Poverty Plainsmen)
Tom McKillip (Lisa Brokop)
Mitch Merrett (Aaron Pritchett)


KEYBOARDS
Don Jorgensen (The Poverty Plainsmen)
Mike Little (The Road Hammers)
Bart McKay (Brad Johner)
Mike Norman (Aaron Pritchett)
Dale Wallace (Emerson Drive)


FIDDLE
Denis Dufresne (PEAR)
Donny Parenteau (Donny Parenteau)
David Pichette (Emerson Drive)
Benjamin Rutz (Johnny Reid)
Mike Sanyshyn (Aaron Pritchett / Session)
Tyler Vollrath (Adam Gregory)

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