Langley’s Karen Lee Batten was honoured with the female vocalist of the year and presidents citation awards at the BC Country Music Association Awards. Photo via BCCMA Facebook page

Langley talent honoured at BC Country Music Association Awards

Karen Lee Batten presented with the female vocalist of the year and presidents citation awards

Some of the top country musicians in British Columbia were honoured Oct. 22 at the 41st annual BC Country Music Association Awards, including several Langley talents.

Longtime Langley resident Karen Lee Batten, who co-hosted the awards show at Coquitlam’s Molson Canadian Theatre, was honoured with the female vocalist of the year and presidents citation awards.

Linda Corscadden, the organization’s president, won the Don Adam’s Country Music Person the Year award.

Musician Aaron Pritchett, who used to call Langley home, was named male vocalist of the year and won video of the year for song When a Momma’s Boy Meets a Daddy’s Girl.

Popular night spot Gabby’s Country Cabaret was named as country venue of the year.

OTHER WINNERS INCLUDE:

  • Album / EP of the Year: Chris Buck Band – Self Titled
  • Country Club Act of the Year: Ben Klick
  • Country On Air Personality Area Code 604/250: Curtis Pope – Country 107.1 Abbotsford
  • Entertainer of the Year: The Washboard Union
  • Fans Choice Award: The Washboard Union
  • Gaylord Wood Traditional Country Award: The Washboard Union
  • Group Duo of the Year: The Washboard Union
  • 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
  • Mike Norman All Star Band – Special Instrument: Philip Puxley – Banjo
  • Mike Norman All Star Band – Steel Guitar/Dobro: John Ellis – Steel Guitar
  • Mike Norman All Star Band – Fiddle/Mandolin: Mike Sanyshyn – Fiddle
  • Producer of the Year: Jeff Johnson
  • Recording Professional of the Year: Soren Lonnqvist
  • Radio Station of the Year: Country 107.1 – Abbotsford
  • Ray McAuley Horizon Award: Rollin’ Trainwreck
  • Recording Studio of the Year: Studio Downe Under
  • Single of the Year Award: The Washboard Union – Head Over Heels
  • Socan Songwriter of the Year Award: The Washboard Union – Head Over Heels (Chris Dunner, David Roberts, Aaron Grain, Phil Barton)
  • Video Director of the Year Award: Stephano Barberis
  • Website of the Year Award: Chris Dunner – www.thewashboardunion.com
  • Humanitarian of the Year Award: Todd Richard – Variety the Children’s Charity (Follow Your Heart)
  • Volunteer of the Year Award: Nadine Vegt
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Kelly Brock – Female Vocalist
  • Hall of Fame Induction: Greg Holiday

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