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Monday, September 10, 2012

CCMA Awards 2012

British Columbian born Dean Brody was the only multiple winner on the televised Canadian Country Music Awards show, held this year in Saslatoon, taking home the honours of best male artist and album of the year.
It was the second year in a row he won the CCMA for best album – last year he won for Trail in Life, this year forDirt.
As he accepted the best album trophy, he spoke about how tough it had been to make that album and thanked fans for embracing it.
The rest of the hardware was distributed among a who’s who of Canadian country music’s biggest stars, including Johnny Reid who took Fans’ Choice, Carolyn Dawn Johnson who is best female artist and Hey Romeo who claimed best group for the second year in a row.
It was the fourth year running that Lanarkshire born Johnny Reid took the fan-voted Fans’ Choice Award.
Young Canadian talent was also on display. Ottawa singer Kira Isabella, just 19, won the Rising Star Award, marking her as one to watch in future years. Fellow Ontarian Jason Blaine won song of the year for his They Don't Make 'Em That Way Anymore, which celebrates old-fashioned values with lyrics like "He still combs his hair like Elvis, Pays cash for everything and he'll only drive a Chevy.
The Stellas , also from Ontario, were overlooked in the Rising Star category, but took the best video honour for In This House.
As well as the top Canadian talent on display, Americans Taylor Swift ,Eric Church, Miranda Lambert & The Pistol Annie’s  performed
 the ceremony.
CCMA winners
Fans' Choice: Johnny Reid
Male artist: Dean Brody
Female artist: Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Best group: Hey Romeo
Rising Star: Kira Isabella
Best video: The Stellas,In This House
Best song: Jason Blaine, They Don't Make 'Em Like That Anymore
Best album: Dean Brody, Dirt