Nice Horse — a country group with central Alberta ties — won multiple 2021 Alberta Country Music Awards over the weekend.
The group is made up of four women — including guitarist Katie Marie (Rox) a former Red Deer College music student, and bassist Brandi Caroline (Sidoryk) who was raised in Rocky Mountain House.
Along with their bandmates, drummer Krista Wodelet and lead guitarist Tara McLeod, Nice Horse won three awards at the virtual ceremony on Feb. 28.
The Calgary-based group won the Horizon Group of the Year award, as well as Interative Artist of the Year, and Horizon Single of the Year for the tune, Cowgirl.
The Female Artist of the Year award went to Tenille Townes during the virtual celebration and Aaron Goodvin grabbed the Male Artist of the Year. Townes also won the Single of the Year with Come as you are.
The Album of the Year award went to Ryan Lindsay for The ride.
Every little town by The Prairie States claimed the Video of the Year award as well the Songwriter(s) of the Year. The Prairie States also won the Community Spirit award.
Group or Duo of the Year award went to High Valley, while the Horizon Female and Male Artist of the Year awards went to Mariya Stokes and Ryan Lindsay.
The Horizon Youth award went to Hannah Gazso and Krissy Feniak won the Rising Star award.
Fans’ Choice award went to Donny Lee and the Roots Artist of the Year went to Clayton Bellamy.