Canadian Radio Personality Surprised With CMA Award

Here in America, we consider Country Music to be “our thing.” But broadcasters in other countries are working towards building a name for Country Music abroad as well. One Canadian radio and television personality was recently awarded for his efforts.

Casey Clarke was shocked when he was given the CMA International Broadcaster Award during a CMT Canada party last week. 
"First off, I am ever so humbled by this incredibly gracious honor," Clarke said after accepting the award. "And beyond that I am grateful to CMA and to those who voted for me. I would like to thank Canadian radio for their continual support and CMT Canada for all the years that they've let me have a desk, a chair and have allowed this face for radio to grace their airwaves."
The CMA International Broadcaster Award recognizes outstanding achievement by radio broadcasters outside the United States who have made important contributions toward the development of Country Music in their country.
Clarke has been part of the Country Music industry in Canada for several years, working in several different capacities. He served as the Director of Programming and Production for CMT Canada as well as Country 95.3 for three years. Clarke organized Canada’s largest, free outdoor country show every year on Canada Day while working for 95.3.
Additionally Clarke has been the host of CMT Canada for 12 years, hosting the “Cross Canada Countdown” for the past seven. His radio show, “The Casey Clarke Show,” is syndicated on various major and secondary radio markets across Canada. Most recently Clarke has begun airing a weekly four-hour radio show called “The Casey Clarke Country Countdown”.
While Clarke may have been floored by winning such a prestigious award, Canadian Country Music agrees, he deserved it.