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2023 SCMA Awards Winners

Female Artist of the Year: Shantaia

Male Artist of the Year: Justin LaBrash

Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year: Teagan Littlechief

Songwriter of the Year: Running Away – Composers: Justin LaBrash, Doug Sylvester, Dan Sully Performing Artist: Justin LaBrash

Emerging Artist of the Year: Adam Johnson

Country Album of the Year: The Neon Palm Tree – Performing Artist: Justin LaBrash

Alternative Country Album of the Year: Everybody But Me – Performing Artist: Jake Vaadeland

Video of the Year: A Letter To Dad – Performing Artist: JJ Voss

Interactive Artist or Group of the Year: Hunter Brothers

Bass Player of the Year: Luke Hunter

Drummer of the Year: Darcy Deschambault

Fiddle Player of the Year: Dean Bernier

Guitar Player of the Year: Scott Patrick

Keyboard Player of the Year: Jeffery Straker

Radio Station of the Year – Major Market: Saskatoon – 92.9 The Bull (92.9 FM)

Radio Station of the Year – Secondary Market: Melfort – FM Country CJVR (105.1 FM)

On Air Personality of the Year: Cody Glydon

Music Director of the Year: Colin Lovequist

Record Producer of the Year: Producer: Bart McKay Song: Watch It – Performing Artist: Brett Kissel

Recording Studio of the Year: Bart McKay Productions

Country Music Person of the Year: Bart McKay

Music Venue of the Year: The Happy Nun Cafe

Music Festival of the Year: Country at the Creek

Fans Choice Entertainer of the Year: Hunter Brothers

Single of the Year: Back Then, Right Now – Tenille Arts

Hall of Fame Induction for Group Achievement: Hunter Brothers

Hall of Fame Induction for Female Artist Achievement: Tenille Arts

National/International Artist Achievement: Hunter Brothers

Legends and Legacy Award: Faster Gun


If you missed the 34th Annual SCMA Awards, watch the on the SCMA YouTube Channel. Watch the entire Show here.


34th Annual SCMA Awards

at the Southland Co-op Centre in Assiniboia

The SCMA weekend kicked off Thursday with the Stars and Guitars Banquet at the Prince of Wales Centre with performances by Jordyn Pollard and JJ Voss.

Then on Friday the Kick Off Party heated up the Southland Co-op Centre with performances by Karissa Hoffart, Justin LaBrash, Jordyn Pollard and Shantaia followed by special guests 4-time Canadian Country Music Association group of the year, Juno nominees, and country music superstars, The Washboard Union. Lastly SCMA’s sweetheart Lisa Moen and her band (Myles Myrol, Garth Howell, and Damon Tupper) kept the venue rocking until 1:30 in the morning.

On Saturday the day started with a President’s Breakfast featuring Karissa Hoffart, followed by a Gospel and Emerging Artist Showcase hosted by Doug Sylvester with performances by Michael Dey, Ken & Esther, Andreea The Narrative, and Alli Daine. The program closed with a Songwriters’ showcase hosted by Doug Sylvester and performances by Adam Johnson, Tommy John Ehman, Jeffery Straker and Dan Cugnet.

The crowd then moved outside to the Parking Lot Party and Outdoor Stage with over 20 vendors and food trucks, a bouncy castle, a beer garden and an outdoor SCMA stage showcasing Darryl Anderson (with Cam Sawatsky, Kevin Adair, and Kurtis Kopp), Teagan Littlechief (with Morgan Turk), Adam Johnson, Karissa Hoffart (with Micah Walbaum, Carter Kent, Parker Nabis and Nick Strelic), Tommy John Ehman (with Rob Ehman), and The Crosby Harle Band (Tanner Crosby and Jared Harle).

At 8:00pm sharp the show went live on AccessNow TV. In addition to 29 award presentations by our sponsors, there were 12 performances from The Washboard Union, the House Band (Hal Schrenk, Bart McKay, Josh Palmer, Evan Friesen, and Jesse Dawson), and other SCMA artists:

  • The Washboard Union (I Run on Country, accompanied by the House Band)
  • Dan Cugnet (So Long Cowboy, accompanied by Morgan Turk)
  • Karissa Hoffart (Whiskey Mood, accompanied by the House Band)
  • Justin LaBrash (Running Away, accompanied by the House Band )
  • JJ Voss (A Letter to Dad, accompanied by the House Band)
  • Teagan Littlechief (Heartbreak Song, accompanied by Morgan Turk)
  • Amanda Hagel (Dirty Up Good, accompanied by the House Band)
  • Adam Johnson (Drinking with the Boys, accompanied by the House Band)
  • Jordyn Pollard (Upside of Being Down, accompanied by the House Band)
  • Jeffery Straker (One Foot on Main Street, accompanied by the House Band)
  • Faster Gun (Dean Kush, Aaron Habicht, Rick Armbruster, Chip Barsi, Brian Kelly)
  • The Washboard Union (Country Thunder, accompanied by the House Band)

Following the awards show, the after party kicked up the heat with performances by The Washboard Union (accompanied by the House Band) and JJ Voss (accompanied by A Damn Good Band: Brian Kelly, Dave Lawlor, Grady Birns, and Mike Thompson). The party could have kept going all night but the liquor law said nope!

The SCMA is grateful to our partners, The Assiniboia Civic Improvement Association, the Town of Assiniboia, and all our sponsors:

Access Communications Co-operative, presenting sponsor, Creative Saskatchewan, Town of Assiniboia, Nelson GM, South Country Equipment, Southland Co-op, JGL Group of Companies, Babich Farms, E Bourassa & Sons, Westrum Lumber Timbermart, Integra Tire, Young’s Equipment, Aikens Farms, Dave Mihalicz Excavating, Giselle’s Showtyme Dance Studio, Outlaw Trail Spirits Distillery, Phantom Light Distillery, Cat Country 98, SGI, Saskatchewan Ministry of Parks, Culture & Sport, SaskMusic, Long & McQuade, Pure Country 92.7, GX94 Radio, Country 600 CJWW, 92.9 The Bull, 620 CKRM, 105 CJVR, Golden West Radio, Western Litho Printers, Big Bang International, K2 Laser Design, Cowtown, Canalta Hotel Assiniboia, Lisa Peters, Fresh Start Catering