MECHANIC FALLS – More than 20 awards were presented Oct. 19 before a large crowd at the 26th annual Maine Country Music Awards show held at the Silver Spur Club. Recipients are as follows:

Senior Entertainer of The Year: Perley Curtis, now in Gatlin, Tenn.

Female Vocalist: Diana (Dee Dee) Record of Oxford

Male Vocalist: Bobby Reed of Boothbay

Gospel Artist: Country Jim Palmer of Corinna

Senior Most Promising Artist: Tim Sprague of Boothbay

Instrumentalist: drummer Burt Hopler of Howland

Vocal Duo: Elton & Diana Record of Oxford

Vocal Group: Record Family Band of Oxford

Modern Country Band: Gloria Jean & The E Z Riders of Scarborough

Traditional Country Band: Bobby Reed & Wildhorse of Boothbay

Bluegrass Band: The Gelina Family of Gardiner

Solo Artist: Jewell Clark of Bethel

Folk Artist: Jewell Clark & Country Jim Palmer

Comedy Artist: Miss Petunia of Corinna

Junior Entertainer Of The Year: Patrick Libby of Livermore Falls

Junior Male Vocalist: Patrick Libby

Junior Most Promising Newcomer: Travis Pinkham of Farmington

Junior Vocal Duo: Cliff Randall & Mandy Garnett of Gardiner

The following special awards were also presented:

Gospel Songwriter for “Little Girl”: Tim Sprague of Boothbay

Bluegrass Song for “Sweet Strawberry Wine”: Country Jim Palmer of Corinna

Modern Country Song: “Never Been This Blue,”Country Jim Palmer

Traditional Country Song for “Thank God For Heroes”: Tim Sprague

Country Album of the Year: “Thru The Years,” Slim Andrews & The Cumberland Valley Revue

Barry Dean Award: Diana Record of Oxford

Marie Adams Award: Romeo Langelier of Chesterville

Fiddling Harold Carter Award: Burt Hopler of Howland

Hal Lone Pine Memorial Award: Elton Record of Oxford

Duke Knight Award: Gary Leet of Winthrop

Lifetime Membership Award: Elwood Yeaton of Paris


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