Dean Brody wins Songwriter, Single, Video of the Year at 2016 Country Music Awards

September 12, 2016

Dean Brody won Songwriter, Single and Video of the Year Awards at the 2016 Country Music Awards (CMAs) on Sept. 10 and 11 in London, ON, all for his song “Bring Down the House.”

SOCAN also separately honoured “Bring Down the House” with a SOCAN No. 1 Song Award, presented to Brody on Sept. 10 at the Lonestar Texas Grill in London, after Brody’s interview with Paul McGuire for the Chevy Top 20 Countdown on CMT. The song, written by Brody and published by Scurvy Dog Music, reached the top of the CMT Countdown on Sept. 14, 2015.


SOCAN presents Dean Brody with a SOCAN No. 1 Song Award Award for writing "Bring Down the House." Left to right: CMT Chevy Top 20 Countdown Host Paul McGuire, Countdown Producer Stephen Krajinovic, SOCAN President Stan Meissner, SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste, Dean Brody, SOCAN Chief Membership & Business Development Officer Michael McCarty, RGK Management’s Ron Kitchener, and Brody’s album producer Matt Rovey.

Brett Kissel took home Male Artist and Interactive Artist of the Year honours, as well as the coveted Fan Choice Award, while Jess Moskaluke won her third consecutive Female Artist of the Year Award. Murray McLauchlan was moved to tears while being inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. For a complete list of winners, click here.

During Country Music Week, leading up to the awards, SOCAN sponsored three days of the Songwriters’ Series, Sept. 9-11 at Wolf Performance Hall. The intimate acoustic event featured performances and stories from well-established acts and emerging songwriters alike each afternoon, including Hey Romeo, Patricia Conroy, Small Town Pistols, Jessica Mitchell, Doc Walker, Deric Ruttan, Kelly Prescott, and Wes Mack, among others.