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TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Sept. 14, 2015) – ole made history at this year’s Canadian Country Music Awards on Sunday, September 13, claiming the longest win streak of any publisher, major or independent, by taking home its ninth consecutive Music Publishing Company of the Year Award. ole songwriters Gord Bamford, Phil O’Donnell, Jeremy Stover and Lindi Ortega also fared […]
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 14, 2015) - ole made history at this year's Canadian Country Music Awards on Sunday, September 13, claiming the longest win streak of any publisher, major or independent, by taking home its ninth consecutive Music Publishing Company of the Year Award. ole songwriters Gord Bamford, Phil O'Donnell, Jeremy Stover and Lindi Ortega also fared well at the ceremony, resulting in a total of seven wins for ole and ole-affiliated acts. ole co-founder, Chairman and CEO Robert Ott was also honored with the Leonard T. Rambeau International Award, which recognizes an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary effort in assisting the aims and initiatives of the Canadian country music industry internationally. He was presented with the award at a private industry event held earlier in CCMA Country Music Week.
Bamford added to his impressive collection of CCMA trophies, including honors for Male Artist of the Year, as well as Single of the Year and Songwriter of the Year for "Where a Farm Used to Be," which he co-wrote with recent ole signing Phil O'Donnell. Lindi Ortega took home the Roots Artist of the Year award, and three of the five Album of the Year nominations had contributions from ole writers, including the winner, Lifted by Dallas Smith - Jeremy Stover co-wrote the title track.
"We are happy to be recognized once again by the Canadian Country Music Association and congratulate all of our songwriters on their awards," said Ott. "In the year ahead, ole is dedicated to expanding our holdings even further while continuing to support the best songwriters in Canada and throughout the world. We look forward to next year's event."
A full list of award wins for ole and ole-affiliated songwriters, tracks, albums, and more can be found below.
MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY OF THE YEAR
LEONARD T. RAMBEAU INTERNATIONAL AWARD
MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
"Where a Farm Used to Be" - Gord Bamford, Phil O'Donnell
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Gord Bamford and Phil O'Donnell - "Where a Farm Used to Be"
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Lifted - Dallas Smith (Jeremy Stover, writer on "Lifted")
ROOTS ARTIST OF THE YEAR
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