Big winner Meghan Patrick earned the Female Artist, Fans Choice, and Music Video of the Year honours (the last one for “Girls Like Me”) at the 2021 Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) Awards, held Sept. 3-5, 2021, at three live, drive-in, tailgate concerts at the Ancaster Fairgrounds in Southern Ontario. This is Patrick’s fourth consecutive win in the Female Artist category. Aaron Allen won for Male Artist and Album of the Year (the latter for Highway Mile).
The SOCAN-sponsored Songwriter(s) of the Year honour went to the Owen Barney song “Thank Her for That,” co-written by Barney and professional songwriters Alyssa Reid, Dave “Dwave” Thomson, Mike Wise, and Jamie Appleby.
Other multiple winners at the ninth annual CMAO Awards included Tim Hicks (Single of the Year for “No Truck Song”); Buck Twenty (for Group or Duo of the Year); Les Rats d’Swompe (for Francophone Artist or Group of the Year); and The Abrams (for Roots Artist or Group of the Year).
For a complete list of winners, click here.