2022 BC Country Music Award Winners

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The winners of the 2022 BCCMA awards were announced Sunday evening at the Vogue Theatre.

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The winners of the 45th annual BC Country Music Awards (BCCMA) were announced Sunday night at the Vogue Theater.

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Veteran on-air personality Byron James hosted the star-studded tribute to twang. A familiar voice on stations such as 93.7 JR Country, 94.5 Virgin Radio and elsewhere, James currently DJs at Yale, Farm Country Brewing and other venues.

What are BCCMAs?

The non-profit British Columbia Country Music Association was established in 1975. The Canadian artists’ organization works to promote, develop and disseminate British Columbia country music. The BCCMA works locally, nationally and internationally. The BCCMA Awards are the association’s flagship event.

Who won artist of the year?

Singer JoJo Mason won this award. Mason’s single Broken Umbrella is a big hit and is part of his upcoming album Sky Full of Stars.

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Who were the big winners in several categories?

Singer Karen Lee Batten scored Video of the Year, Female Artist of the Year and Fans’ Choice. Tyler Joe Miller was Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, SOCAN Songwriter of the Year and Single of the Year for Sometimes I Do. Perennial favorites The Washboard Union won Group/Duo of the Year and Roots/Canadiana.

Who were the top instrumental award winners?

The Mike Norman All-Star Band included the following honorees: Matt Genereaux (bass), Pat Steward (drums), Ryan Stead (guitar), Geoff Robertson (keyboard), Michael Meroniuk (fiddle/mandolin), Marcus Ramsey (steel guitar /Dobro) and special instrument winner Tom McKillip on saxophone.

Where is the best place to listen to live country music in British Columbia?

The Country Venue of the Year was the Roxy, located at 932 Granville St.

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