CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION
ANNOUNCES 2021 CCMA AWARD NOMINEES
THE REKLAWS LEAD ARTIST CATEGORY NOMINATIONS WITH 6
LINDSAY ELL, BRETT KISSEL AND DALLAS SMITH
EACH CELEBRATE 5 ARTIST NOMINATIONS
FIND THE FULL LIST OF 2021 NOMINATIONS HERE
WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED ON NOVEMBER 29
AT 2021 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD FROM LONDON, ON
Toronto, ON (September 22, 2021) — Earlier today, the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA) and Corus Entertainment, the 2021 CCMA Awards media partner, announced the nominees for the 39th Canadian Country Music Awards presented by TD. The 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD will be broadcasted from London, ON in November, bringing together Canada’s country music industry for the first time in over two years.
Leading with six artist category nominations in 2021 are PLATINUM-selling brother-sister duo The Reklaws. Joining ET Canada host Cheryl Hickey to help with today’s announcements, the duo was surprised with their most CCMA Award nominations to date: Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice, Group or Duo of the Year, Single of the Year (x2), Interactive Artist or Group of the Year in addition to a spot on the list for the most coveted award of the year — Entertainer of the Year.
Lindsay Ell, the female artist receiving the most nominations across artist categories this year, earned five 2021 CCMA Award nominations (FORD F-150 Album of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Interactive Artist or Group of the Year, Songwriter(s) of the Year, PRS Guitars Video of the Year) while fellow Albertan Brett Kissel also took home five (Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice, Entertainer of the Year, FORD F-150 Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, PRS Guitars Video of the Year). Reigning Entertainer of the Year Dallas Smith also earned five nominations this year and will be vying for wins in the following categories Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice, Entertainer of the Year, FORD F-150 Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and Single of the Year.
The 2021 CCMA Awards announcements revealed three or more nominations for Dean Brody (Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice, Entertainer of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Single of the Year), High Valley (Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice, Group or Duo of the Year, Single of the Year), Tyler Joe Miller (Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice, FORD F-150 Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Rising Star), Jess Moskaluke (FORD F-150 Album of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Songwriter(s) of the Year, PRS Guitars Video of the Year), MacKenzie Porter (Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice, Entertainer of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, PRS Guitars Video of the Year) and Tenille Townes (Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice, FORD F-150 Album of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Songwriter(s) of the Year).
Chosen by Canadian country music fans, the Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice nominees were also announced today and included Tenille Arts, Dean Brody, Jade Eagleson, High Valley, Brett Kissel, Tyler Joe Miller, MacKenzie Porter, The Reklaws, Dallas Smith and Tenille Townes. Voting for Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice is now open. Fans can vote online by streaming Amazon Music’s Fans’ Choice playlist, or by asking, “Alexa, vote for [Nominee] for the Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice Award.” Visit ccma.org/fanschoice to learn more.
Multiple artists also earned 2021 nominations in industry categories, including Creative Director(s) of the Year, Country Music Program or Special of the Year, Country Personality(ies) of the Year and Record Producer(s) of the Year.
Find a complete list of 2021 CCMA Award nominees at ccma.org.
KEEP UP WITH THE 2021 CCMA AWARDS
MNP, one of Canada’s leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firms, is returning for its third year as the Official Tabulation and Solutions Provider for the 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD. MNP will work alongside the CCMA to tabulate and verify the 2021 Award Show ballots, ensuring the highest levels of integrity and privacy are maintained.
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 2021 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.
ABOUT Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. Engaging audiences since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 33 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital and streaming assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is an internationally-renowned content creator and distributor through Nelvana, a world class animation studio expert in all formats and Corus Studios, a globally recognized producer of hit scripted and unscripted content. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada, leading 2D animation software supplier Toon Boom and children’s book publishing house, Kids Can Press. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX, along with broadly distributed Canadian streaming platforms STACKTV, Nick+, the Global TV App and Curiouscast. For more information visit www.corusent.com.
ABOUT TD Music
From national stages that bring thousands of music fans together, to classrooms and resources that give the next generation a platform for education, expression, collaboration and inclusion, TD strives to create opportunities for people to come together to experience the power of music.
With an interest in creating opportunities for people to come together and emerging artists to thrive, since 2003 TD has invested in music to help build more connected communities and open doors for an inclusive tomorrow, including proudly sponsoring music festivals and community music programs from coast-to-coast.
For the Canadian Country Music Association:
Tiffany Astle | [email protected] | 416.554.7329
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