2020 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD
TENILLE TOWNES LEADS THE PACK OF ARTIST CATEGORY NOMINATIONS WITH SIX
DEAN BRODY AND BRETT KISSEL EACH RECEIVE 5 NOMINATIONS
JAMES BARKER BAND, THE REKLAWS AND DALLAS SMITH LAND 4 NOMINATIONS
JADE EAGLESON, HUNTER BROTHERS, MACKENZIE PORTER AND THE WASHBOARD UNION EACH EARN 3 NOMINATIONS
FIND THE FULL LIST OF NOMINATIONS HERE
2020 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD TO AIR ON GLOBAL SEPTEMBER 27 9 P.M. EST/PST
TORONTO, ON (July 22, 2020) – Today the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA) announced the nominees for the 38th Canadian Country Music Awards presented by TD alongside broadcast partner Global.
Airing September 27 at 9 p.m. on Global, and streaming on the Global TV App, Country Music’s biggest celebration, the 2020 CCMA Awards presented by TD will be filmed in two locations, Burl’s Creek Event Grounds (Ontario) — home to the 4-time CCMA Award-winning Boots and Hearts Music Festival — and Nashville (Tennessee) and will honour and showcase the biggest names in Canadian country music. It will feature performances, collaborations and some heartfelt surprise moments, filmed throughout August in both locations. This year’s Awards will be a musical love letter; uniting fans and an entire nation. Live streaming details will be announced at a later date.
Leading with six nominations is reigning Female Artist of the Year Tenille Townes. Coming off her four-award winning streak at the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD in Calgary, Townes helped announce some of the 2020 nominations earlier today alongside Cheryl Hickey and Graeme O’Neil on the ET Canada social channels. These included her own nominations in the following categories — Female Artist of the Year, Songwriter(s) of the Year, Video of the Year, Interactive Artist or Group of the Year, TD Entertainer of the Year and Fans’ Choice (announced last night). Townes is the only female solo act nominated in the coveted TD Entertainer of the Year category.
Dean Brody also joined ET Canada earlier today learning of his five nominations (Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, TD Entertainer of the Year and last night’s Fans’ Choice). Also earning five nominations is last year’s Fans’ Choice winner Brett Kissel (Fans’ Choice, Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Video of the Year, TD Entertainer of the Year).
Today’s announcements for the 2020 Awards has also seen three or more nominations for Jade Eagleson (Fans’ Choice, Male Artist of the Year, Single of the Year), Hunter Brothers (Fans’ Choice, Group or Duo of the Year, Video of the Year), James Barker Band (Album of the Year, Fans’ Choice, Group or Duo of the Year, Single of the Year), MacKenzie Porter (Fans’ Choice, Songwriter(s) of the Year, Female Artist of the Year), The Reklaws (TD Entertainer of the Year, Fans’ Choice, Group of Duo of the Year, Songwriter(s) of the Year), Dallas Smith (TD Entertainer of the Year, Fans’ Choice, Male Artist of the Year, Single of the Year), and The Washboard Union (Group or Duo of the Year, Roots Album of the Year, Video of the Year).
The Reklaws and Tenille Townes made their first appearance in the most coveted Award category of the night — TD Entertainer of the Year — and will compete for a win against previous category nominees Dean Brody, Brett Kissel and Dallas Smith (reigning TD Entertainer of the Year).
In addition, this year’s nominations see women represented in 91% of artist categories (where eligible) including TD Entertainer of the Year (Tenille Townes and Jenna Walker (The Reklaws)), Album of the Year (Tenille Arts and Meghan Patrick) and Fans’ Choice (MacKenzie Porter, Tenille Townes and Jenna Walker (The Reklaws)). The incredible list of 2020 nominees also includes 5 artists receiving their first-ever CCMA Awards nominations. First-time nominees include Kalsey Kulyk (Roots Album of the Year), Matt Lang (Rising Star), Tyler Joe Miller (Rising Star), Kelly Prescott (Roots Album of the Year) and Emily Reid (Rising Star).
Chosen by Canadian country music fans, the Fans’ Choice nominees were announced last night on ET Canada and included Dean Brody, Jade Eagleson, Hunter Brothers, James Barker Band, Brett Kissel, MacKenzie Porter, The Reklaws, Dallas Smith, Tebey and Tenille Townes. Voting for Fans’ Choice is now open and can be done by visiting ccma.org/fanschoice. All rules and regulations for the voting process can also be found online.
To view a complete listing of the 2020 nominees please visit ccma.org.
For more information on the CCMA and the 2020 CCMA Awards presented by TD please visit ccma.org.
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About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)
Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2020 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, Radio Starmaker and the Government of Ontario.
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