2008 Western Canadian Music Award Artistic Winners

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

2008 Western Canadian Music Award Industry Winners

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

Hall of Fame Inductees - Senator Tommy Banks & Spirit of the West