2008 WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC AWARD WINNERS are...

Edmonton, Alberta

Artistic Awards

  • Outstanding Aboriginal Recording - Tracy Bone – No Lies
  • Outstanding Blues Recording - Little Miss Higgins – Junction City
  • Outstanding Children’s Recording - TIE – Googol Power – Crazy 4 Math, The Kerplunks – The Kerplunks
  • Outstanding Christian/Gospel Recording - Steve Bell – The Symphony Sessions
  • Outstanding Classical Composition - Elizabeth Raum – Dark Thoughts (How Bodies Make Ecstatic Marks)
  • Outstanding Classical Recording - Jasper Wood – A Child’s Cry from Izieu
  • Outstanding Country Recording - Paul Brandt – Risk
  • Outstanding Album francophone de l’année / Outstanding Francophone Recording - Ariane Mahryke Lemire – Double Entendre
  • Outstanding Instrumental Recording - Bob Evans – 4 on 6
  • Outstanding Jazz Recording - Altered Laws – Metaphora
  • Outstanding Pop Recording - The Liptonians – The Liptonians
  • Outstanding Rock Recording - State of Shock – Life, Love & Lies
  • Outstanding Roots Recording Duo/Group - Twilight Hotel – Highway Prayer
  • Outstanding Roots Recording Solo - Corb Lund – Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier!
  • Outstanding Urban Recording - Souljah Fyah – Truth Will Reveal
  • Outstanding World Recording of the Year - Alex Cuba – Agua Del Pozo
  • Outstanding Independent Album Award - The Weakerthans – Reunion Tour
  • Songwriter(s) of the Year - The Weakerthans – Reunion Tour
  • Video of the Year - Civil Twilight – The Weakerthans
  • Hall of Fame Inductees - Senator Tommy Banks & Spirit of the West

Industry Awards

  • Agency of the Year - Paquin Entertainment
  • Best Album Design - Nick Perreault (In Transit – James Murdoch)
  • Engineer of the Year - Mike Fraser
  • Independent Record Label of the Year - Nettwerk Music Group
  • Live Music Venue of the Year - The Commodore Ballroom
  • Manager of the Year - Allen Moy
  • Producer of the Year - Steve Dawson
  • Talent Buyer of the Year - Ian Low, Live Nation Canada
  • Industry Builder Award Recipient - Gary McGowan
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