|The Radisson Plaza Saskatchewan Hotel Regina. Sue Frause photo.|
I tuned into the CBC last night to watch the Canadian Country Music Awards hosted by Paul Brandt. Held at Brandt Centre (no relation to Paul) in Regina, the big winner of the evening was Emerson Drive. The group snagged three awards, including Single of the Year for Moments. It's the first single by a Canadian band to hit No. 1 on the Billboard country chart.
Other winners were Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Female Artist of the Year and Brad Johner, Male Artist of the Year. The most unusual award was the Kraft Cheez Whiz Fans Choice Award that went to Terri Clark.She's received it seven times in 11 years.