Saskatchewan Country Music Association (SCMA) Announces 2018 Award Nominees
2018 Awards Weekend April 27-29, Prince Albert SK
March 23, 2018 in Industry News
The Saskatchewan Country Music Association (SCMA) has announced its nominees for the 29th Annual Saskatchewan Country Music Awards. The final nominees in 26 categories represent Saskatchewan’s top musicians and industry personnel as recognized by their peers and the SCMA Board of Directors.
Tenille Arts leads the charge with five nominations (Album of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Interactive Artist of the Year and Video of the Year). Tenille shares the company of Samara Yung, who follows close behind with four nominations (Female Artist of the Year, Songwriter of The Year, Album of the Year and Video of the Year).
Blake Berglund also garnered four nominations (Male Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Video of the Year, and Interactive Artist of the Year), followed by Chris Henderson, Justin LaBrash, and Amy Nelson who each received three nods.
Hosted by JUNO-nominated, Platinum recording artist Jess Moskaluke, the 2018 awards weekend will be held April 27-29 in Prince Albert SK, with awards being presented at ceremonies including a televised awards show the evening of April 28.
Tickets for the awards show, as well as delegate packages for the entire weekend, are on sale now at Picatic. Early Bird pricing of $145 for the weekend is in effect until March 30.
2018 SCMA Nominees
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Brothers Wayward
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Brody Siebert, Aaron Goodvin & Kristina Kidd for "Ring On It"
Chris Henderson & Troy Kokol for "My Regret"
Codie Prevost & Adam Wheeler for "You Won't Sleep Tonight"
Samara Yung, Hannah Ellis & Cameron Bedell for "Highlights"
Tenille Arts, Adam Wheeler & Mark Narmore for "Rain Drops, Dirt Roads"
ALBUM OR EP OF THE YEAR
Blake Berglund, "Realms"
Chris Henderson, "The Charm"
Samara Yung, "Steamroller"
Tenille Arts, "Rebel Child"
Tommy John Ehman, "Day Night"
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Blake Berglund, "Pretty Good Guy", Little Jack Films - Director
Justin LaBrash, "Front Row Seat", Francois Denysschen - Director
LJ Tyson, "Locals", Evan Jenkins - Director
Samara Yung, "Fireproof", David Pichette - Director
Tenille Arts, "Cold Feet", Patrick Tohill – Director
EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
INTERACTIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Jay & Jo
Tommy John Ehman
SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT PLAYER OF THE YEAR
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR - MAJOR MARKET
92.9 The Bull Saskatoon
Big Dog 92.7 Regina
900 CKBI Prince Albert
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR - SECONDARY MARKET
CJNB North Battleford
CKSW Swift Current
ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR - MAJOR MARKET
ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR - SECONDARY MARKET
MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - MAJOR MARKET
RECORD PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
RECORDING STUDIO OF THE YEAR
Bart McKay Studios
Big Bang Studios
COUNTRY MUSIC PERSON OF THE YEAR
TV OR RADIO SHOW OF THE YEAR
Canadian Coast to Coast- Cal Gratton
Made in Canada- Jay Richards
Number Ones at One- Colin Lovequist
Pickin' It Country- Reg Wilke
Timberline Music Show- Larry Krause
Winners are voted upon by the SCMA membership. Visit http://scma.sk.ca/ for more info about the SCMA and the awards weekend in Prince Albert.