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Music PEI Award Winners

January 18, 2009 | On Saturday night, sixteen nominees for the 2009 Music PEI Awards played to a sold out house at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in an awards gala that saw a total of 22 awards handed out.

This year, Meaghan Blanchard swept the 2009 Ocean 100/K-Rock 105.5 Music PEI Awards Gala winning a total of 4 awards, including Female Vocalist of the Year and Folk Recording of the Year.

John Connolly walked away with 3 awards for his self-titled release. The Grass Mountain Hobos, relative newcomers to the Island music scene have capped off a busy year by taking home an impressive 3 Music PEI awards including Bluegrass/Country Recording of the Year.

The evening wasn’t without surprises when there was not 1 but 2 ties for awards in the Alternative and Pop Recording of the Year categories.

And the winners are…

Male Vocalist of the Year - John Connolly
Female Vocalist of the Year - Meaghan Blanchard
Group of the Year - Vishten
Urban Recording of the Year - Eric Broadbent & Mike Amelia
Songwriter of the Year - Meaghan Blanchard
Album of the Year - John Connolly
*tie* Alternative Recording of the Year – (1) John Connolly (2) Pat Deighan and The Orb Weavers
Rock Recording of the Year - Battery Point
Folk Recording of the Year- Meaghan Blanchard
New Artist Recording of the Year- Meaghan Blanchard
Roots Traditional - Group of the Year- Vishten
Roots Traditional - Solo of the Year- Colette Cheverie
Instrumental Recording of the Year - JJ Chaisson
Bluegrass/Country Recording of the Year - Grass Mountain Hobos
*tie* Pop Recording of the Year – (1) Kris Taylor (2) New Royalty
Studio of the Year - Big Grey Sound Studios
Venue of the Year – Hunter’s Ale House
Weekend Warrior – Grass Mountain Hobos
Entertainer of the Year – Grass Mountain Hobos
Lifetime Achievement – Ken MacCaull
Lifetime Achievement – Scott MacAulay
Industry Person of the Year – Steve Horne

Meaghan Blanchard – 4;
John Connolly – 3;
Grass Mountain Hobos – 3;
Vishten – 2;
Eric Broadbent & Mike Amelia – 1;
Pat Deighan & The Orb Weavers – 1;
Battery Point – 1;
Colette Cheverie – 1;
JJ Chaisson – 1;
Kris Taylor – 1;
New Royalty – 1
Big Grey Sound Studios – 1;
Hunter’s Ale House – 1;
Steve Horne – 1;
Ken MacCaull – 1;
Scott MacAulay – 1