Final CCMA Nominee’s Announced!

/ CISN Country

It was a big morning all across the country as the final nominees were announced for the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Alberta’s Brett Kissel leads the nominations with a total of 8, Dean Brody following at 6, and Gord Bamford with 5. Tim Hicks, with 4 nominations, announced the nominees for Group or Duo of the Year live this morning as part of #CCMANomDay.

The prestigious Fan’s Choice Award nominees were also announced today. Fans can click here to vote for their favorite artist as well as have the chance to submit their name for the Ultimate Fan Contest. The winner of that contest would get flown to Edmonton to attend Country Music Week and present the Fan’s Choice Award live on the CCMA Awards broadcast.

Also with the nomination announcement this morning came the reveal of who this years hosts would be for the awards show. Rick Mercer and Jann Arden will team up to host the show that will broadcast live on CBC-TV Sunday, September 7 at 8pm local time. An encore will air on CMT Canada at 10pm EST the same night.

Both Rick and Jann are thrilled to being hosting the show.”To say I am excited about co-hosting the CCMA Awards is an understatement,” exclaims Jann. ”Reuniting with Rick Mercer to celebrate the very best of Canadian country music is going to be an amazing adventure filled with lots of laughs and a whole lot of surprises!”

“I’m thrilled to be co-hosting the CCMA Awards with Jann Arden. Jann is one of my favourite people,” says Mr. Mercer. ”Usually when Jann and I get together it involves a helmet or harness, this time it’s country music and cowboy hats – although it’s too soon to rule out helmets.”

With Rick and Jann’s humor, 8 awards to be handed out, and several live performances from everyone’s favorite Canadian country superstars, it looks like Canada is in for one heck of a show come September. For tickets go online to www.ticketmaster.ca or call 1-855-985-5000.

FANS’ CHOICE AWARD
Gord Bamford
Paul Brandt
Dean Brody
George Canyon
Johnny Reid

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Bounty – Dean Brody
Started With A Song – Brett Kissel
Take The Week Off – Deric Ruttan
Tippin’ Point – Dallas Smith
When Your Lips Are So Close – Gord Bamford

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Gord Bamford
Dean Brody
Brett Kissel
Dallas Smith
Bobby Wills

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Terri Clark
Kira Isabella
Jess Moskaluke
Lindi Ortega
MacKenzie Porter

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
All Kinds of Crazy – Codie Prevost
Crop Circles – Dean Brody
Started With A Song – Brett Kissel
Throw down – Tim Hicks
Tippin’ Point EP – Dallas Smith

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Autumn Hill
The Boom Chucka Boys
The Road Hammers
Small Town Pistols
The Western Swing Authority

See the Full List of Nominee's Here

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