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October 22, 2007

Western Canadian Music Award Winners Announced

Written by
cindy mcleod

music news, Canada

Manitoba takes the lion’s share home

The Western Canadian Music Awards were handed out on Sunday night in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewn, at the Snowbirds Hanger 6. Musicians from Manitoba dominating the wins with eight awards, while B.C. artists came away with six awards, including Jim Byrnes win for Outstanding Blues Recording. Edmonton-based Kent Sangster took home the award for Outstanding Jazz Recording.

A list of 2007 Artistic Awards winners is listed below:

Outstanding Aboriginal Recording
Winner: Leela Gilday – Sedzé

Outstanding Blues Recording
Winner: Jim Byrnes – House of Refuge

Outstanding Children’s Recording
Winner: Pied Pumkin – Pumkids

Outstanding Christian Recording
Winner: Fresh I.E. – The Warren Project

Outstanding Classical Composition
Winner: Owen Underhill – Canzone di Petra

Outstanding Classical Recording
Winner: James Ehnes – Barber Korngold Walton

Outstanding Country Recording
Winner: Doc Walker – Doc Walker

Outstanding Francophone Recording
Winner: Johnny Cajun – Johnny Cajun

Outstanding Instrumental Recording
Winner: Moses Mayes – Second Ring

Outstanding Jazz Recording
Winner: Kent Sangster – Obsession

Outstanding Pop Recording
Winner: Joel Kroeker – Closer To The Flame

Outstanding Rock Recording
Winner: The Blood Lines – The Blood Lines

Outstanding Roots Recording – Duo/Group
Winner: Nathan – Key Principles

Outstanding Roots Recording – Solo
Winner: Romi Mayes – Sweet Somethin’ Steady

Outstanding Urban Recording
Winner: Skavenjah – El Ritmo de la Vida

Outstanding Album / Independent Artist
Winner: Doc Walker – Doc Walker

Songwriter of the Year
Winner: Romi Mayes – Sweet Somethin’ Steady

Video of the Year
Winner: Kris Demeanor – I Have Seen The Future

International Achievement Award
Jann Arden
Nelly Furtado
Diana Krall

Hall of Fame
Buffy Sainte-Marie
Queen City Kids

for more information visit www.westerncanadianmusicawards.ca

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