CCMA Award Nominations Have Been Announced!

The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) is pleased to announce the final nominees in thirty-four (34) CCMA Award categories today, eight (8) of which will be presented during the 2017 CCMA Awards Show, to be broadcast from the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Sunday, September 10 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC.

First-time nominees, the James Barker Band have an impressive five nominations: Album of the YearGroup or Duo of the YearRising StarSingle of the Year and Video of the Year. Lead singer, James Barker, is also nominated for Songwriters of the Year (presented by ole) alongside Gavin SlateTravis Wood and Donovan Woods for the James Barker Band single, “Chills”. Dean Brody can celebrate five nominations in the categories of Apple Music Fans’ ChoiceAlbum of the YearSingle of the YearVideo of the Year and Songwriter of the Year (presented by ole) for his single, “Time”. Brett Kissel also boasts five nods including Male Artist of the YearSingle of the YearVideo of the Year and Interactive Artist of the Year, as well as Songwriters of the Year (presented by ole) with Ted Hewitt and Phil O’Donnell for his single, “Cool With That”.


With four nominations is Dallas Smith, who heads into CCMA Awards season in the categories of Apple Music Fans’ ChoiceAlbum of the YearMale Artist of the Year and Single of the Year. And with three nominations each are High ValleyApple Music Fans ChoiceAlbum of the Year and Group or Duo of the Year and Meghan PatrickAlbum of the YearFemale Artist of the Year and Rising Star.


Not sure how I continually get to be so lucky as to share this category with these powerful, talented, and beautiful women. Congratulations, ladies. This is huge. ❤❤#CCMANomDay

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The 2017 Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award nominees were unveiled last night on Entertainment Tonight Canada. This prestigious award, voted on by country music fans, is once again stacked with powerhouse male artists: Gord BamfordDean BrodyChad BrownleeHigh Valley and Dallas Smith. This year, there are three ways for fans to engage with their favourite Canadian country music act and vote:

  • Visit fanvote.ccma.org and click on their favourite act,
  • Visit applemusic.com/CCMAawards and listen to their favourite act,
  • Take to social media and hashtag their choice for the Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award.

For full details on how to take advantage of these opportunities to vote for the 2017 Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award,CLICK HERE. The winner of this coveted award will be announced during the 2017 CCMA Awards Show.

For a complete list of 2017 CCMA Awards nominees to-date, visit ccma.org.


Forty-two (42) CCMA Awards will be given out over three (3) awards ceremonies during PotashCorp Country Music Week in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, September 7-10. Ticket and event information regarding PotashCorp Country Music Week can be found at ccma.org. Performers for the 2017 CCMA Awards Show will be announced in the coming weeks. Already announced to perform are Dean Brody, Brett Kissel and Jess Moskaluke.


Tickets for the 2017 CCMA Awards Show are still available and can be purchased online HERE, by calling 1-800-970-7328, or by visiting the SaskTel Centre Box Office (3515 Thatcher Ave., Saskatoon, SK).


For more information on the 2017 CCMA Awards Show or PotashCorp Country Music Week, visit ccma.org.

Source: Media Release

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