The genre's clean-cut image has led big media outlets hungry for click-bait headlines to be wary of Canada's country music scene.
Meghan Patrick became an overnight star Sunday with twin trophy wins, and Dean Brody earned several prestigious awards in the two-hour telecast.
After warming up for Dean Brody on Toronto's Budweiser Stage last week, double CCMA nominee Tim Hicks is ready for his own cross-Canada arena tour.
It was a big night for Ron Kitchener's RKG Entertainment team last night as star act Dean Brody headlined at the 16,000 seat amphitheatre in Toronto.
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Another banner week for homegrown acts on Canadian radio, with Dean Brody's "Soggy Bottom Summers" featuring Alan Doyle topping the list.
It's gonna be a tight race to see who wins the most trophies at this year's event, but upstart indie outfit the James Barker Band is surely a top contender.