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The Road Hammers Win Big At CCMA

SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Road Hammers were chosen as best group as well as picking up an award for Best Video at the Canadian Country Music Awards.

They weren't the only double-winners, George Canyon scooped best single for his song "Somebody Wrote Love" to go along with his best male singer award while Carolyn Dawn Johnson took the award for best female artist. Cord Lund won two awards as well for best roots act and for best album "Hair In My Eyes"

The evening saw performances by Canyon, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Emerson Drive, Great Big Sea, Amanda Wilkinson, Aaron Lines, and Aaron Pritchett and Tyler Connelly in a duet. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

2006 CCMA Award Winners

Kraft Cheez Whiz Fans’ Choice Award: Terri Clark
Single of the Year: Somebody Wrote Love (George Canyon, Universal Music Canada)
Album of the Year: Hair In My Eyes Like A Highland Steer (Corb Lund, Stony Plain Recording Co. Ltd.)
SOCAN Songwriter(s) of the Year: Brett James, Hillary Lindsey & Gordie Sampson
(Jesus, Take The Wheel, Carrie Underwood)
CMT Video of the Year: East Bound and Down (The Road Hammers)
Female Artist of the Year: Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Male Artist of the Year: George Canyon
Group or Duo of the Year: The Road Hammers
Roost Artist or Group of the Year: Corb Lund
Chevy Trucks Rising Star Award: Johnny Reid
Leonard T. Rambeau International Award: Bruce Allen
Hall of Fame Induction, Builder: Brian Ahern
Hall of Fame Induction, Artist: Terry Carisse

2006 CCMA Independent Award Winners

Independent Female Artist of the Year: Patricia Conroy
Independent Group or Duo of the Year: The Poverty Plainsmen
Independent Male Artist of the Year: Johnny Reid
Independent Single of the Year: Missing An Angel (recorded by Johnny Reid, Open Road/Universal)
Independent Record Company of the Year: Open Road Recordings

2006 CCMA Industry Award Winners

Booking Agent of the Year: Julien Paquin, Paquin Entertainment
Talent Buyer or Promoter of the Year: Ron Sakamoto, Gold & Gold Productions Ltd.
Country Club of the Year: Ranchman’s Restaurant, Calgary, AB
Album Design of the Year: Hair In My Eyes Like A Highland Steer, Dustin Delfs & Jeff Sylvester (Corb Lund)
Website of the Year:, Wendy Gilmour (George Canyon)
Video Director of the Year: Margaret Malandruccolo (Crybaby, Carolyn Dawn Johnson)
Recording Studio of the Year: The Armory Studio, Vancouver, BC
Country Festival, Fair or Exhibition of the Year: Big Valley Jamboree, Camrose, AB
Music Director of the Year (Major Market): Dawn Woroniuk, CJWW, Saskatoon, SK
Top Selling Album: The Legend of Johnny Cash – Johnny Cash
Manager of the Year: Ron Kitchener (Corb Lund/Doc Walker/Jason McCoy/The Road Hammers)
Record Producer(s) of the Year: Joel Feeney & Gil Grand (Somebody’s Someone, Gil Grand)
Music Publishing Company of the Year: Universal Music Publishing Group
Major Record Company of the Year: Universal Music Canada
Record Company Person of the Year: Ron Harwood, Universal Music Canada