Editorial: 2023 CCMA Awards

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September 16, 2023, the 2023 CCMA Awards took place. The Country duo, The Recklaws, hosted the event in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It was a fun event with incredible musical performances.

Congratulations to all the winners!


-Opening Act: The Recklaws with Drake Milligan
*Honky Tonkin’ About
It was a lovely way to start the 2023 CCMA Awards. 

-Dallas Smith
Singing in a Beer
Dallas Smith gave an upbeat, lively performance. 

-Carly Pearce
What He Didn’t Do
She sang a song about heartbreak with passion. Carly Pearce was remarkable. 

-Jade Eagleson
Shakin’ in Them Boots
He gave a fantastic performance. He sang dynamically. 

-Sam Hunt
He sang this song with style and edge. 

-Sacha & Tyler Shaw 
They gave a heartfelt and touching performance. 

-Tyler Shaw 
Love You Still
He gave a beautiful performance of his emotional new single. 

-High Valley & Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Do This Life
They gave a dynamic performance, singing with heart and soul.

-Train & Tenille Townes
*I Know
*Drive By
They gave fantastic performances of two incredible singles (including a great hit from Train, Drive By)

-Josh Ross
He gave a lovely, emotional performance of his new single. 

-Dean Brody
*Right Around Here
He sang his single with a fun, upbeat vibe.

Tyler Jo Miller & Matt Lang
Never Met a Beer
They gave a bold and lively performance. 

– Brett Kissel & Cooper Alan
Two of Us
They sang the single confidently, with heart and soul.

-James Barker Band & Dalton Dover 
On The Water
It was a fun, cheerful way to end the 2023 CCMA Awards. The exciting part was when the hosts, The Recklaws duo, dressed up in shark costumes, opened them up and popped out of them, creating an element of surprise.
It had a lovely Summer vibe.


-Breakthrough Artist of the Year: Josh Ross

-Group or Duo of the Year: The James Barker Band

-Male Artist of the Year: Jade Eagleson

-Female Artist of the Year: Tenille Townes

-Single of the Year: Lindsay Ell- Right On Me

-Entertainer of the Year: Jade Eagleson 

-TD Aeroplan Fans Choice Award: James Barker Band

-Album of the Year: Tim & The Glory Boys – Eponym Album 

-Top of the Country Award: Hailey Benedict

The Country duo, The Recklaws, did an excellent job hosting the event. The performances were entertaining and so much fun to watch.

Congratulations again to all the winners of the 2023 CCMA Awards. 

Flora Youssef

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