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Wendy Boomer named CCMA Country Personality of the Year

Radio veteran Wendy Boomer claimed the 2023 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Country Personality of the Year honour, as the CCMA wrapped up Canadian Country Music Week in Hamilton with its annual awards shows recognizing industry talent on the weekend.

Boomer serves as the National Music Director for Rogers Sports & Media’s Country radio network, as well as Assistant Program Director at Country 92.3 (CKBY-FM) Smiths Falls/Ottawa. In addition to hosting afternoons on Country 92.3, she also helms hour-long, national Canadian talent spotlight “Boomer’s Canadian Club,” which airs weekends on network stations.

Starboard Communications’ Cool 100.1 (CHCQ-FM) Belleville, ON secured Radio Station of the Year (Medium or Small Market), while Pattison Media’s JR Country (CJJR-FM) Vancouver won in the Large Market category.

Other industry award honourees included:

Video Director of the Year
Travis Nesbitt

Video of the Year, presented by Stingray
Float – Tim & The Glory Boys

Retailer or Commercial Platform of the Year
Spotify Canada

Recording Studio of the Year
MCC Recording Studio – Calgary, AB

Industry Person of the Year, presented by TD
Warren Copnick – Sony Music Entertainment (Canada)

2023 Canadian Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductees
Brian Edwards (Stan Klees Builder)
Jason McCoy (Artist)

2023 Gary Slaight Music Humanitarian Award
Dean Brody

Country Music Program or Special of the Year
Christmas Time with Tenille Townes 2022 (Sony Music Entertainment Canada)

Find the full list of CCMA winners here.

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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