2004 Western Canadian Music Award Artistic Winners

Outstanding Aboriginal Recording - Jill Paquette – self-titled

Outstanding Blues Recording - Big Dave McLean – Blues From the Middle

Outstanding Childrens Recording - Lulu and the Tomcat – 3 2 1 Kadoozee

Outstanding Christian Recording - Jill Paquette – self-titled

Outstanding Classical Composition - Robert Turner – Third Symphony (Robert Turner: CDN Composer Portrait)

Outstanding Classical Recording - CBC Radio Orchestra – Jacques Hétu: Concertos & Chor Leoni Men’s Choir – Yuletide Fires

Outstanding Country Recording - Doc Walker – Everyone Aboard

Entertainer of the Year - Doc Walker

Outstanding Francophone Recording - Danielle Hébert – Aventurière Accidentelle

Outstanding Album (Independent) - The Weakerthans – Reconstruction Site

Outstanding Album (Major Label) - Nickelback – The Long Road

Outstanding Instrumental Recording - Great Uncles of the Revolution – Blow the House Down

Outstanding Jazz Recording - Marilyn Lerner / Sonny Greenwich – Special Angel

Outstanding Pop Recording - Nelly Furtado – Folklore

Outstanding Rap/Hip-Hop Recording - Swollen Members – Heavy

Outstanding Rock Recording - Matthew Good – avalanche

Outstanding Roots Recording - The Wailin’ Jennys – 40 Days

Outstanding Songwriter - John K. Samson/The Weakerthans – The Weakerthans “Reconstruction Site”

Video of the Year - Kyle Davison – In A World Called Catastrophe (Matthew Good)


2004 Western Canadian Music Award Industry Winners

Agency of the Year - Paquin Entertainment

Outstanding Producer - Jann Arden/Russell Broom for – Jann Arden – “Love Is The Only Soldier ”

Engineer of the Year - Randy Staub

Independent Label/Distributor of the Year - Stony Plain Records

Manager of the Year - Terry McBride

Radio, TV or Print Media Person of the Year - Peter North

Recording Studio of the Year - The Warehouse

Talent Buyer/Promoter of the Year - Rick Fenton

Live Music Venue of the Year - West End Cultural Centre

Independent Publicist/Radio Promoter - Aimée Hill – All Access Entertainment

Best Album Design - Mike Carroll, MB with illustrations by Marcel Dzama … for the “The Weakerthans” package

Industry Builder Award - R. Harlan Smith

Heritage Award - Garry McDonall

Hall of Fame Inductee - The Stampeders