MILESTONES & MEMORIES

1970′s

1974 Company founded in Edmonton by R. Harlan Smith
1974 First album released – Wayne Vold “Country Dreams” R-2000-1
1975 Royalty Records earns first RPM chart appearance with R. Harlan Smith single “Song For Shelley”
1976 R. Harlan Smith wins Big Country Award for Producer of the Year
1977 R. Harlan Smith wins Big Country Award for Album of the Year “Here Comes Yesterday”
1979 R. Harlan Smith & Chris Nielsen duet “Stolen Moments” becomes Royalty’s first #1 chart hit – RPM

1980′s

1980 R. Harlan Smith wins Big Country Award for Producer of the Year
1980 Royalty Records artist Wilf Ingersoll wins CCMA’s Outstanding New Artist-Male Award
1980 Royalty Records artist Glory-Anne Carriere wins CCMA’s Outstanding New Artist-Female Award
1981 Royalty Records artist Chris Nielsen wins CCMA’s Outstanding New Artist-Female Award
1987-89 Launches Canadian Country Music All-Star Show with Royalty artists, with four tours to Europe

2000′s

2004 R. Harlan Smith inducted into Builder’s category of Western Canadian Music Association Hall of Honour
2005 R. Harlan Smith inducted into Builder’s category of Canadian Country Music Hall of Honour
2007 Rob Smith named President & CEO of Royalty Records
2008 Royalty Records artist Gord Bamford named CCMA’s Top New Talent of the Year
2008 Royalty Records artist Gord Bamford (with Byron Hill) named CCMA’s Producer of the Year for album Honkytonks & Heartaches
2010 CCMA Video of the Year – Gord Bamford
2010 CCMA Male Artist of the Year – Gord Bamford
2011 CCMA Group of the Year – Hey Romeo
2011 ACMA Female Vocalist of the Year – Tenille
2012 CCMA Group of the Year – Hey Romeo
2012 CCMA Slaight Music Humanitarian Award – Tenille
2012 ACMA Female Vocalist of the Year – Tenille
2012 ACMA Fan’s Choice of the Year – Tenille
2013 WCMA Independent Record Label of the Year
2013 ACMA Fan’s Choice of the Year – Tenille
2013 Ed Harris inducted into Builder’s category of Canadian Country Music Hall of Honour
2013 ACMA Induction – Hall of Fame – R. Harlan Smith