2006 Western Canadian Music Award Artistic Winners

Entertainer of the Year

The Bills

Outstanding Major Label Album

Michael Bublé – It’s Time

Outstanding Aboriginal Recording

Andrea Menard – Simple Steps

Outstanding Blues Recording

The Perpetrators – The Gas and The Clutch

Outstanding Childrens Recording

Lana Rae – I Gotta Be Me!

Outstanding Christian Recording

Fresh I.E. – Truth Is Fallin’ In Tha Streetz

Outstanding Classical Composition

Stephen Chatman Lawren S. Harris Suite for Piano Quintet – Vancouver Visions

Outstanding Classical Recording

Land’s End Chamber Ensemble – Rollin’ Down #1

Outstanding Country Recording

The Road Hammers – Self-titled

Outstanding Francophone Recording

La Raquette à Claquettes – Quand La Pluie Viendra

Outstanding Independent Recording

Corb Lund – Hair In My Eyes Like A Highland Steer

Outstanding Instrumental Recording

Joel Fafard – …and another thing…

Outstanding Jazz Recording

Brad Turner Quartet – What Is

Outstanding Pop Recording

Jann Arden – Self-titled

Outstanding Rap/Hip-Hop Recording

Mood Ruff – I Do My Own Stunts

Outstanding Rock Recording

Nickelback – All the Right Reasons

Outstanding Roots Recording

Corb Lund – Hair in My Eyes Like a Highland Steer

Songwriter of the Year

Corb Lund – Hair in My Eyes Like a Highland Steer


2006 Western Canadian Music Award Industry Winners

Producer of the Year

Jann Arden/Russell Broom for Self-Titled by Jann Arden

Video of the Year

Bif Naked – Let Down

Agency of the Year

Paquin Entertainment

Best Album Design

Ron Sawchuk, Album: Paris to Kyiv – Fragmenti

Engineer of the Year

Brandon Friesen

Independent Publicist/Radio Promoter

Ken Beattie

Independent Record Label/Distributor of the Year

Stony Plain Records

Live Music Venue of the Year

West End Cultural Centre

Manager of the Year

Terry McBride

Media Person of the Year

Peter North

Musician of the Year

Murray Pulver

Recording Studio of the Year

The Warehouse

Talent Buyer of the Year

Ron Sakamoto

Industry builder

Heather Bishop

Heritage Award

Howard Mandshein

Hall of Fame