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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

2008 CCMA Winners

It turned out to be a beautiful life for Doc Walker, the Manitoba band that cleaned up at the Canadian Country Music Awards last night.The hometown favourite walked away with five awards ceremony in Winnipeg.
After garnering the most nominations of any musician this year, west Coast newbie Jessie Farrell won female artist of the year, beating out awards host Terri Clark, last year's winner Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Lisa Brokop and Crystal Shawanda.
The Vancouver musician, who burst onto the Canadian country scene this year with her single "Best of Me," also picked up the rising star award and top female talent of the year.
Male artist of the year and top-selling Canadian album went to Scots born Johnny Reid, who belted out his soulful ballad "Thank You" during the show.
The awards ceremony was broadcast on CBC-TV nationally, with encore broadcasts to be aired on CMT.
Winners of the 2008 Canadian Country Music Awards:
Fans' choice: Doc Walker
Single of the year: "Beautiful Life" (Doc Walker)
Album of the year: "Beautiful Life" (Doc Walker)
Video of the year: "Beautiful Life" (Doc Walker)
Female artist of the year: Jessie Farrell
Male artist of the year: Johnny Reid
Group of the year: Doc Walker
Rising star: Jessie Farrell