Carolyn Dawn Johnson Scores Four Canadian Country Awards

Carolyn Dawn Johnson took home four awards to lead the list of winners at the 2004 Canadian Country Music Awards that took place Monday night (Sept. 13) in Edmonton, Alberta. Johnson’s “Die of a Broken Heart,” which she co-wrote with Shaye Smith, won SOCAN Song of the Year. In addition to an album of the year nod for her Dress Rehearsal, Johnson’s “Simple Life” was named single of the year and CMT Canada’s video of the year. Terri Clark, who was named female artist of the year, also won the Fan’s Choice award for an unprecedented fourth year in a row, making it her fifth overall. Alan Jackson’s Greatest Hits won the top selling album award. Jason McCoy was named male artist of the year for a second time, and Doc Walker won the group of the year award. The Corb Lund Band took home the roots artist of the year honor. Newcomer George Canyon, who recently signed a recording contract in the U.S. with Universal South Records, received the rising star of 2004 award. The Good Brothers were named this year’s Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductees in recognition of a career that spans more than three decades.