Tenille Townes was the big winner at the 2022 Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMAs), where she took home five honours – for Entertainer, Female Artist, Album of the Year (for Masquerades), Single of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year (both for “Girl Who Didn’t Care”).
SOCAN presented the songwriter award to Townes and her co-writers on the song, Steph Jones and David Pramik, as the ceremonies for the 40th annual edition were held in a broadcast show, televised on Global, on Sept. 11, 2022, at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, and the previous night at the Music Industry Gala Dinner & Awards.
Dallas Smith earned the Male Artist of the Year and Fans’ Choice Award, while The Reklaws celebrated their second Group or Duo of the Year honour, and Andrew Hyatt won his first-ever CCMA Award in the Rising Star category. George Fox and Randall Prescott were inducted into CCMA Hall of Fame.
On the music industry front, Anthem Entertainment earned the Music Publishing Company of the Year Award, while The Unison Fund received the Gary Slaight Music Humanitarian Award, and was announced as the recipient of a $10 million grant from the Slaight Family Foundation.
For a full list of the broadcast show award winners, click here; for the industry gala award winners, click here. SOCAN congratulates all of its members and music industry colleagues who won Canadian Country Music Awards this year!