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2010 Music PEI Award Winners

January 24, 2010 | Charlottetown, PE - Saturday night, in front a sold out house at the 9th Annual Music PEI Awards Gala, Catherine MacLellan walked away with four awards including top honours for Songwriter of the Year. Other multiple award winners for the evening included Entertainer of the Year Grass Mountain Hobos, Group of the Year Tim Chaisson & Morning Fold and New Artist of the Year Haunted Hearts.

The 9th Annual Music PEI Awards Gala kept the packed theatre on the edge of their seats from the moment the Grass Mountain Hobos kicked off the night with their own foot stompin’ brand of bluegrass, swing and honky tonk until the time the curtain fell on Island sweetheart Catherine MacLellan who had gathered a group of musical friends and fellow nominees to finish up the night. Other musical highlights of the evening included Chas Guay’s performance of New Bartender and Tim Chaisson & Morning Fold being joined on stage by Kinley Dowling (formerly of hey rosetta!) and Matthieu Hughes for a performance of Broken Hearted Beat.

A number of awards were handed out at events throughout the week during 2010 Music PEI Week, but regardless of where the award was handed out all nominees and winners were recognized from the stage by the evening’s hosts Fraser McCallum and Lennie MacPherson. In total 25 awards were handed out by Music PEI this year at an awards gala that featured 13 performances by nominated musicians.

And the winners are:

Songwriter of the Year: Catherine MacLellan - “Take a Break”

New Artist of the Year: Haunted Hearts

Male Vocalist of the Year: Chas Guay

Female Vocalist of the Year: Catherine MacLellan

Group of the Year: Tim Chaisson & Morning Fold

Album of the Year: Catherine MacLellan - Water in the Ground

Entertainer of the Year: Grass Mountain Hobos

Francophone Recording of the Year: Vishten - Vishten Live

Alternative Recording of the Year: Haunted Hearts - Thank You, Goodnight

Bluegrass/Country Recording of the Year: Grass Mountain Hobos - Zoot!

Folk Recording of the Year: Catherine MacLellan - Water in the Ground

Jazz Recording of the Year: Teresa Doyle - Late Night Parlour

Pop Recording of the Year: Tim Chaisson & Morning Fold - Broken Hearted Beat

Rock Recording of the Year: English Words (Smothered in Hugs) - Healing Power of Injury

Roots Traditional Recording of the Year: Scott MacAulay - Great Scott!

Urban Recording of the Year: The Dogs Will Hunt - Ship to China

Lifetime Achievement: Angele Arsenault

Industry Person of the Year: John Bulman

Educator of the Year: Todd MacLean

Event of the Year: Bootlegger’s Ball

Musician of the Year: Remi Arsenault

Studio of the Year: Big Grey Studio

Venue of the Year: Harmony House Theatres

Visual Artist of the Year: Ryan Hutchinson

Weekend Warrior of the Year: Vintage

Lynn Grishko Memorial Burary: Meaghan Blanchard

Multiple Award Winners

4 - Catherine MacLellan
2 - Haunted Hearts
2 - Tim Chaisson & Morning Fold
2 - Grass Mountain Hobos