Kootenay Music Awards handed out

We are so honoured to be able to promote local talent from around the Kootenays.

Artist of the Year - Dawson Rutledge from Cranbrook.

The Kootenay Music Awards and Kootenay Co-op Radio want to congratulate and thank all of our nominees and winners for their involvement in this year’s event.

We are so honoured to be able to promote local talent from around the Kootenays.

The Kootenay Music Awards could not continue without support from the community including sponsors, performers, attendants, voters, and lover of Kootenay music far and wide. This event is well on its way to becoming a career benchmark for musicians in the area.

With over 170 submissions from 36 distinct areas throughout the West and East Kootenays, it is a great accomplishment just to be nominated. Every artist nominated was eligible to win Artist of the Year, which was decided by over 2000 votes from the community in a People’s Choice vote. Lifetime Achievement Award winners were chosen by members of the community for their ongoing dedication to the local music industry.

And the winners are…

Best Electronic Song – Dekker from Nelson

Best Blues Song – The Burn Ins from Elkford

Best Pop Song – Emma Kade (featuring Terrance Richmond) from Creston

Best Reggae Song – The Hillties from Nelson

Best Roots Song – Ella and Talel from Nelson

Best Rock Song – Rainboard from Salmo

Best Cover Band – Heavy Airship from Nelson

Best Music Video – Sexton Blake from Rossland

Best Music Venue – Spiritbar at The Hume Hotel

Lifetime Achievement – The Pride: Mike (Hoola ) Paine & Sara Spicer Paine

Artist of the Year – Dawson Rutledge from Cranbrook

Winners will be receiving a variety of prizes which may include recording and mixing time at Twisted Cable Studios or Becoming Sound Studio, a professional photo shoot with Louis Bockner Photography, exposure of their winning music video at the Civic Theatre and Vogue Theatre, ad time on Kootenay Co-op Radio, instrument rental from Mountain Fruit Folklore Centre, or passes to the Calgary Folk Festival.

To listen to this year’s winners and nominees, please head to our website, kootenaymusicawards.ca.


Best Music Video - Sexton Blake from Rossland.

Lifetime Achievement – The Pride: Mike (Hoola ) Paine & Sara Spicer Paine.

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