And the winner is Codie Prevost

He’s done it again — picked up an award — this time the 2014 Country Recording of the Year from the Western Canadian Music Awards.  The WCMAs honour musicians and songwriters from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon and Northwest Territories. Codie Prevost has guaranteed our province is represented, bringing home the hardware for his latest CD, All Kinds of Crazy.

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Codie Prevost, right, celebrates with his manager Al Leblanc after the Oct. 5 gala.

Not even 30 yet, he’s racked up a stack of accomplishments: five SCMAs for Entertainer of the Year, three CCMA nominations, and one win for Male Vocalist. Prevost is far more than a good voice; he’s a songwriting talent to be reckoned with. He has fans all over the world, not the least of whom are spread throughout the Archerwill district where he grew up, and there are reasons: he’s got the heart of a poet and he’s writing catchy tunes. All Kinds of Crazy, his fourth CD, was released this spring and took him to the winner’s podium in Winnipeg on Oct. 5.

Prevost is the first to say he hasn’t done it all on his own. He met his manager, Al Leblanc, when he was still at college and honing his craft at talent competitions on weekends. Together the two of them have formed a powerhouse team, and it is to both that we extend our congratulations on this most recent achievement.

See our recent article: From Country Music’s Green Carpet to Wadena’s Stage.

To listen online to a conversation with Prevost, who has not lost his small-town modesty or congeniality, go to

By K.Johnson

Wadena News


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