Dallas Smith takes the crown as Canada’s brightest country music stars gathered in Hamilton, Ont. On Sunday night at the 33rd Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMAs).
When Smith took the stage, he credits his mother for getting this far and convincing his father to lend him money to make his earliest recordings.
“My mom doesn’t come to these things very often. It’s been a while but my mom kicked the ‘you know what’ out of cancer this year. If it wasn’t for my mom I would never be here period for many, many reasons.”
He would also say that his title as Entertainer of the Year award reflects what you can do if you apply yourself.
“I would skip school because I would be so afraid to make that presentation in school and I’d fail a class. This is what happens when you get the right team behind you and you push yourself, you challenge yourself. You overcome those things.”