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Former Vernon Viper Brownlee Wins Two Awards At 2016 BCCMA Country Music Awards:

Former Vernon Vipers defenceman Chad Brownlee took home two awards at the 2016 BCCMA Country Awards.

Brownlee won Album/EP of the Year (Hearts on Fire) & Male Vocalist of the Year.

Brownlee a current Country music star "The Best That I Can (Superhero)",  his first single, was released in November 2009. Brownlee's self-titled debut album, produced by Mitch Merrett, was released in August 2010. Brownlee won the 2011 CCMA Rising Star award winner, also a recipient of his first JUNO Award nomination for Country Album of the Year on February 19, 2013.

Brownlee played two years in Vernon (2001-03). In 113 regular season games with the Vipers, Brownlee collected (14-goals-28-assists-42-points). Brownlee was drafted in 2003 in the 6th round, by the NHL Vancouver Canucks but retired from hockey after a short stint in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) with the Idaho Steelheads following a series of injuries, before becoming a Country music star.

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This was posted on the Country 107.1 website:

The Full List Of BCCMA Award Winners

by curtis.pope on October 24, 2016

BC Country Music Association ANNOUNCES the 2016 WINNERS !!

The BCCMA is proud to announce the winners from this years 40th Annual BCCMA Awards

Album / EP of the Year
Chad Brownlee – Hearts On Fire

Country Club Act of the Year
Chris Buck Band (Philip Puxley, Michael Vanderlans, Jesse Burch, Taylor Allum )

Country Venue of the Year
The Roxy – Vancouver (Christian Aldred )

Don Adam’s Country Music Person of the Year
Linda Corscadden

Country On Air Personality Area Code 250
Louis BigRig McIvor – Country 103.1 Kamloops

Country On Air Personality Area Code 604
Curtis Pope– Country 107.1 Abbotsford

Entertainer of the Year
Dallas Smith

Fans Choice Award
Aaron Pritchett

Female Vocalist of the Year
Madeline Merlo

Gaylord Wood Traditional Country Award
Jackson Hollow (Tianna Lefebvre-Sanyshyn, Mike Sanyshyn, David Barber& Kirby Barber )

Group Duo of the Year
The Washboard Union (Brett Ellis, Chris Dunner & David Roberts )

Male Vocalist of the Year
Chad Brownlee

Mike Norman All Star Band – Bass
Kirby Barber

Mike Norman All Star Band – Drums
Pat Steward

Mike Norman All Star Band – Guitar
Darren Savard

Mike Norman All Star Band – Keyboard
Carly McKillip Carly Savard

Mike Norman All Star Band – Special Instrument
Mike Sanyshyn – Fiddle

Producer of the Year
Jeff Johnson

Radio Station of the Year
Country 107.1 – Abbotsford

Ray McAuley Horizon Award
The Heels (Kyla Rawlins, Bobbi Smith Brittni Dominelli & Georgia Dominelli)

Recording Studio of the Year
Studio Downe Under (Soren Lonnqvist )

Roots Canadiana of the Year Award
The Washboard Union

Single of the Year Award
Aaron Pritchett – Dirt Road In Em

Socan Songwriter of the Year Award
The Washboard Union – Maybe It’s The Moonshine
(Chris Duncombe, David Roberts, Aaron Grain, Grant Vogelfanger, and Witt McKay)

Video Director of the Year Award
Stephano Barberis

Video of the Year Award
Aaron Pritchett – Dirt Road In Em

Website of the Year Award
Ben Klick –

Humanitarian of the Year Award
Twin’s Cancer, Gone Country – Here for the Cure

Volunteer of the Year Award
Murray Bureyko

Presidents Citation
Steve Adams Barb Adams – Tim Hortons Surrey


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