Drumheller’s Rob Shapiro of the country music band Hey Romeo has one more piece of hardware to add to his collection.
Shapiro took home the Keyboard Player of the Year from the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards.
Rob Shapiro of Hey Romeo was named the CCMA Keyboard Player of the Year. This was his fifth award.
“Wow...I’m ridiculously fortunate and thankful to win the Canadian Country Music Association Keyboard Player of the Year!” he announced on the Band’s Facebook page. “A huge thank you to you all, it’s very special to get the OK from your peers. Great to share it with Tammy, my Mom, Darren, Stacie, Bradford, Curtis, Jim, Rob, Kathryn, Oscar, Paul, Byron and all our good friends.”
This was his fifth award for keyboards in as many years.
The award was presented during Country Music Week in Edmonton from September 5-8 with the awards gala on the final night.
The band had a busy few days while in Edmonton. On Thursday, September 5, the band hosted the CCMA Songwriters Café. This is a unique mix of jam, performance and sharing with artist and audience.
Hey Romeo also performed at the Jiffy Lube Fan Fest. This was a concert that featured the band as well as other Canadian country music mainstays including Small Town Pistols, George Canyon and Aaaron Pritchett to name a few. This was on Saturday, September 7.
Hey Romeo was also selected to be presenters at the Awards Gala.