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Old 09-11-2001, 12:03 AM   #1
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Lightfoot received the CCMA Hall of Fame award Monday night in Clagary, Alberta.

Gord was at the awards in Calgary with Rick Haynes. He had on his red velvet jacket with the shawl collar and an open necked black shirt. Black dress pants and black dress boots. Looked good!!! Anne Murray sang Cotton Jenney, Ron Sexsmith sanf IYCRMM and Ian Tyson did Early Morning Rain. There were old photos being shown behind them and when Ian said Gord's name he looked at Rick and said "sheould I go up now?" Rick nodded and said "Yes - go up." Gord walked up very hesitantly and climbed the few stairs. He went to shake Tyson's hand but then turned and gave Anne Murray a big hug first. The audience was on it's feet and Gord began speaking before they sat down. He said he was happy to be there and to be a Canadian. He thanked Ian, Anne and Ron for being there and he said he's been touring and writing and planning on doing that for quite some time. He thanked the association for the honour of naming him to the hall of fame and once again said he was proud to be a Canadian. He also said it was hard to categorize singer/songwriters. I guess because he's really not a country artist. The funniest part of the whole thing was when Ian was introducing Gord he said the CCMA is proud to welcome the luckiest guy from Orillia Ontario, Gordon Lightfoot. For those of you who have seen the famous speech from the Juno Hall of Fame show that Gord made you'd kill yourself laughing. Every other line was Gord saying "I'm the luckiest guy from Orillia". I thought it was hilarious and I think that's what threw Gord off in not knowing when to go on stage. He kept this speech short and sweet - I wish he had performed though.
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Old 09-11-2001, 07:21 AM   #2
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CCMA article and pics. cut and paste into browser.
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another article - Toronto Star
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Carolyn Dawn Johnson tops at country awards

Canadian Country Music Association
List of award winners
CALGARY (CP) There was nothing complicated about Carolyn Dawn Johnson's dominance Monday night at the Canadian Country Music Awards.

The Alberta-born singer-songwriter took five awards, including single and SOCAN song of the year for Complicated, one of two No. 1 hits in Canada from her debut album, Room with a View.

"Wow," said the Nashville-based Johnson, who took an unprecedented 10 nominations into the ceremony, but had never before won an award for her own performing.

"I hope I keep making you proud," she told the audience, her voice quavering with emotion.

Prior to the awards, Johnson fretted that with her family attending the ceremony, she'd hate to go home empty-handed.

She needn't have worried. As it was, she took an armful of trophies.

She was honoured as top female artist of the year and rising star. Room with a View, which has topped Canada's country charts and cracked Billboard's Top 10 country list, was named top album.

Fellow Albertan Terri Clark won the fans' choice award as top entertainer. Clark's video No Fear, a tribute to the Special Olympics, was named best video.

In the evening's most emotional moment, dozens of special Olympians waving Canadian flags joined Clark on stage when she performed the song. Many were caught off guard when Clark presented her trophy to a young mentally disabled girl, saying: "This is for all of you."

"I'm so glad No Fear was seen as a song of inspiration," said Clark, who co-wrote the tune with Mary Chapin Carpenter.

Clark was shaking after being named the fans' choice.

"I've had a trying time the past few months personally and professionally and you still love me," said Clark, who earlier this year was arrested in Nashville on a charge of drunk driving. She pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of reckless driving.

Ontario's Jason McCoy was male artist of the year, while top group honours went to the Wilkinsons, the family trio from the Trenton, Ont., area, who were hosting the show.

Cape Breton fiddling sensation Natalie MacMaster, who was Grammy-nominated for best traditional folk album, was named the best roots artist the first time Canadian country music has honoured the genre.

The awards show included a tribute to legendary singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, who was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Association's Hall of Fame.

"His work has characterized a nation and is held dear by its people," said Anne Murray, who recorded Lightfoot's Cotton Ginny.

An understated Lightfoot said he has been surprised at the length of his career: "When I first started out, I wasn't sure how long it would last. Now it's become quite simple do it as long as I can."

Veteran Lisa Brokop took home two awards best independent female artist and independent song of the year for Something Undeniable.

Duane Steele was named independent male artist, while the Poverty Plainsmen took home independent group.

Faith Hill's Breathe was named the top-selling album in Canada.

Edmonton's high-school heart-throb Adam Gregory, who was up for four awards, went home empty-handed.

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Hello to everyone,
What a nightmare - I watch the tape of the CCMA and I'm happy as a clam! Then I switch to the news and we're under attack. Please pray for all the victims.
Sorry to be so downbeat,
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There is a certain numbness gripping us now, and everyone I talk to feels sort of guilty about getting on with life...which we must do. And the little interests that we have, whatever they may be -- chatting about our favorite entertainer -- can't be seen as disrespectful. I don't want to be a victem, or put my life on hold because a group of people don't appreciate the joy of a free society. Regardless of whether you take a pacifist view or retaliatory view, no one is honored if we live in fear.

I finally got to watch the CCMA show and loved Gord's segment -- you Canadians have lots of video and photos we've never seen down here! I'm jealous.

I think we need the small details of our ordinary lives. Pause and enjoy the much as we remember where we were the morning of Sept. 11, we will note the first plane we next see in the sky. I'd rather see shapes in the clouds.
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Old 10-21-2018, 11:24 AM   #6
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Default CCMA - September 2001 - VIDEO

Gordon Lightfoot was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame at the September 2001 Canadian Country Music Association Awards: VIDEO of Ian Tyson, Anne Murray and Ron Sexsmith sing Lightfoot tunes and Gordon accepting his award.
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