Jess Moskaluke, grabbed her first CCMA award for Female Artist of the Year. The pop-country lass from Langenburg, Sask., recently saw her single “Cheap Wine and Cigarettes” go gold.
“I’m loving every minute of this crazy ride,” said Moskaluke. She later joked about duct-taping the glass trophy to her body so she can carry it around with her wherever she goes.
She credited her win to country music spreading its wings and allowing new and different types of sounds into the genre.
“It’s such a great time for country music right now … I am here because I do such rock-pop-country music. And, had it not been for that spreading out and some of the bro-country that’s really been happening, I wouldn’t have had the gap that I had to let myself break through a little bit.”