2005 Western Canadian Music Award Artistic Winners

Entertainer of the Year - Corb Lund

Outstanding Album (Major Label) - Diana Krall – The Girl in the Other Room

Outstanding Album (Independent) - The Waking Eyes – Video Sound

Outstanding Aboriginal Recording - Burnt Project 1 – Hometown

Outstanding Blues Recording - Amos Garrett – Amos Garrett Acoustic Album

Outstanding Childrens Recording - Bob King Band – Rock & Roll Teachers

Outstanding Christian Recording - Greg Sczebel – Here to Stay

Outstanding Classical Composition - Stephen Chatman – Proud Music of the Storm

Outstanding Classical Recording - Land’s End Chamber Ensemble – Four Degrees of Freedom

Outstanding Country Recording - Ian Tyson – Songs from the Gravel Road

Outstanding Francophone Recording - Ya Ketchose – En Route

Outstanding Instrumental Recording - Jack Semple – Qu’Appelle

Outstanding Jazz Recording - Ryga/Rosnes Quartet – Deep Cover

Outstanding Pop Recording - Sarah McLachlan – Afterglow Live CD/DVD set

Outstanding Rap/Hip-Hop Recording - Josh Martinez – Midriff Music

Outstanding Rock Recording - The Waking Eyes – Video Sound

Outstanding Roots Recording - The Duhks – Self Titled

Outstanding Songwriter of the Year - Nathan – Jimson Weed


2005 Western Canadian Music Award Industry Winners

Outstanding Producer - Tommy LiPuma & Diana Krall for: The Girl in the Other Room – Diana Krall

Agency of the Year - Paquin Entertainment

Engineer of the Year - Johnny Gasparic

Independent Record Label/Distributor of the Year - Festival Distribution

Video of the Year - Nathan – “Sunset Chaser” – Directed by Sean M. Turrel

Manager of the Year - Chris Burke-Gaffney

Musician of the Year - Gilles Fournier

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

Recording Studio of the Year - Private Ear Recording

Talent Buyer/Promoter of the Year - Gilles Paquin

Live Music Venue of the Year - Commodore Ballroom

Independent Publicist/Radio Promoter of the Year - Aimée Hill

Best Album Design - Jeff Sylvester for the Album: Tape Deck Classics – Paul Bellows

Heritage Award - Dal Richards

Industry Builder Award - Sam Feldman

Hall of Fame- Loverboy