Millbrook’s Jade Eagleson named Rising Star at 2019 CCMA Awards

25-year-old singer-songwriter got his big break at Boots & Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase in 2017

Bailieboro native Jade Eagleson performing at the 2019 CCMA Awards in Calgary on September 8, 2019, where he received the Rising Star Award. (Photo: Canadian Country Music Association)
Bailieboro native Jade Eagleson performing at the 2019 CCMA Awards in Calgary on September 8, 2019, where he received the Rising Star Award. (Photo: Canadian Country Music Association)

Millbrook’s Jade Eagleson was named Rising Star at the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards on Sunday night (September 8) at the Saddledome in Calgary.

The 25-year-old singer-songwriter — whose deep voice has been compared to Johnny Cash, George Jones, and Randy Travis — beat out Shawn Austin, Eric Ethridge, JoJo Mason, and Sons of Daughters to win the award.

Eagleson was raised on the family farm in Bailieboro and, inspired by the country music played by his grandfather, learned guitar and began writing songs when he was 12 years old. After a few years when he stopped pursuing music, he began playing in Peterborough bars and eventually entered the Boots & Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase in 2017, performing for 20,000 country fans, and won.

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That led to a deal with Universal Music and his debut single “Got Your Name On It”, which garnered over 23 million streams and peaked at #6 at Canadian Country Radio. Eagleson subsequently released his debut self-titled EP and completed tour across Canada with Gord Bamford in 2018.

The 2019 CCMA Awards took place at three separate events in Calgary over the weekend, culminating in the televised show on Sunday night. Here’s the complete list of winenrs:

Official 2019 CCMA Awards Winners

  • Entertainer of the Year – Dallas Smith
  • Ford Album of the Year – Feels Like That (The Reklaws)
  • Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award – Brett Kissel
  • Female Artist of the Year – Tenille Townes
  • Group or Duo of the Year – The Washboard Union
  • MNP Male Artist of the Year – Dallas Smith
  • Rising Star – Jade Eagleson
  • Single of the Year – “Somebody’s Daughter” (Tenille Townes)

2019 CCM Gala Dinner & Awards Winners

  • Interactive Artist or Group of the Year presented by Miller Thomson – Lindsay Ell
  • Roots Album of the Year – Both Ways (Donovan Woods), What We’re Made Of (The Washboard Union)
  • Anthem Entertainment Songwriter(s) of the Year – Barry Dean, Luke Laird, Tenille Townes for “Somebody’s Daughter” (performed by Tenille Townes)
  • Top Selling Album of the Year – Graffiti U (Keith Urban)
  • Top Selling Canadian Album of the Year presented by Music Canada – 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard (Guylaine Tanguay)
  • Top Selling Canadian Single of the Year presented by ACTRA RACS – Long Live The Night (The Reklaws)
  • Radio Station of the Year (Large Market) – CKBY-FM (Ottawa, ON)
  • Radio Station of the Year (Medium or Small Market) – CKGY-FM (Red Deer, AB)
  • Music Publishing Company of the Year – ole (Anthem Entertainment)
  • Record Company of the Year – Warner Music Canada
  • Industry Person of the Year – Steve Coady (Vice President, Radio Promotions, Warner Music Canada)
  • Ron Sakamoto Talent Buyer or Promoter of the Year – Paul Biro (Sakamoto Agency)
  • Video of the Year – Somebody’s Daughter (Tenille Townes)

2019 CCMA Industry Brunch & Awards Winners

  • Bass Player of the Year – Lisa Dodd
  • Guitar Player of the Year – Matt McKay
  • Keyboard Player of the Year – Bart McKay
  • Specialty Instrument Player of the Year – Mitch Jay
  • Drummer of the Year – Chad Melchert
  • Fiddle Player of the Year – Tyler Vollrath
  • Steel Guitar Player of the Year – Mitch Jay
  • Music Director of the Year (Large Market) – Amanda Kingsland – CKBY-FM – Ottawa, ON
  • Music Director of the Year (Medium or Small Market) – Paul Ferguson – CHCQ-FM – Belleville, ON
  • On-Air Personality(ies) of the Year (Large Market) – CISN in The Mornings with Chris, Jack & Matt – CISN-FM – Edmonton, AB
  • On-Air Personality(ies) of the Year (Medium or Small Market) – The Real Wake Up with Vinnie & Randi – CKGY-FM – Red Deer, AB
  • Booking Agency of the Year – The Feldman Agency
  • Country Club of the Year – Rock ‘N’ Horse Saloon (Toronto, ON)
  • Country Festival, Fair or Exhibition of the Year – Cavendish Beach Music Festival (Cavendish, PE)
  • Country Music Program or Special of the Year – Girl Power Hour (Rogers Media)
  • Management Company of the Year – Invictus Entertainment Group
  • Creative Director(s) of the Year – Design Team: Buckspring Inc.; Photography: Andrik Langfield, Tanner Wendell Stewart, Jonathan Taylor Sweet, Paul Tellefsen; Albums: The Journey YYC Vol. 1, The Journey BNA Vol. 2, The Journey YYC-BNA Deluxe Volume;
  • Single: Bittersweet feat. Lindsay Ell; Tour Graphics: The Journey Tour (Artist: Paul Brandt)
  • Recording Studio of the Year – Revolution Recording (Toronto, ON)
  • Record Producer(s) of the Year – Jeff Dalziel for Juliet (Artist: Dan Davidson)
  • Retailer of the Year – Apple Music
  • Video Director of the Year – Ben Knechtel
  • 2019 Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees – Charlie Major and Anya Wilson
  • 2019 Slaight Music Humanitarian Award – Paul Brandt

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