Dylan Menzie earned the SOCAN Songwriter of the Year honour, as well as those for Entertainer of the Year and and Buzz Album Art of the Year (for Lost in Dreams, which tied with Lawrence Maxwell’s Almost Natural), at the 2021 Music P.E.I. Awards, held the afternoon of March 28, 2021, at an invitation-only event at the Delta PEI Convention Centre in Charlottetown that followed COVID-19 rules.

Catherine MacLellan was the other big winner of the day, earning awards for Song (for “This Storm,” co-written with Tara MacLean), Solo Recording, and Contemporary Roots Recording of the Year (both for Coyote).

Double-winner Vishtèn took home the trophies for both Francophone Artist and Livestream of the Year; double-winner Kinley took the honours for both Digital Achievement and Video of the Year; Rachel Beck won Album of the Year (for Stronger Than You Know); and Logan Richard was recognized as the New Artist of the Year, on the strength of his album Everyday.

A finale, with performances by MacLellan, Menzie, and others was held at the Convention Centre the same night.

Fort a complete list of winners, click here.