COMES OUT ON TOP AT THE 2021 CCMA AWARDS
PRESENTED BY TD
TAKING HOME MOST COVETED AWARD OF THE NIGHT
FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR – ENTERTAINER OF THE
YEAR – SMITH ALSO COLLECTS WINS FOR MALE ARTIST
OF THE YEAR AND SINGLE OF THE YEAR
BRETT KISSEL SECURES THIRD STRAIGHT WIN THE
AMAZON MUSIC AND ALEXA FANS’ CHOICE CATEGORY
TENILLE TOWNES HOLDS ON TO
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR FOR THE THIRD
STRAIGHT YEAR AND EARNS FORD F-150
ALBUM OF THE YEAR FOR THE LEMONADE STAND
THE REKLAWS WIN GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
AND ROBYN OTTOLINI EARNS FIRST CCMA AWARD
WIN FOR RISING STAR
RELIVE THE ACTION ON GLOBAL TV
ON DECEMBER 3 AT 9PM ET
LONDON, ON (November 29, 2021) — Tonight Canada celebrated the best in country music as the 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD were livestreamed exclusively on the Global TV App and Prime Video and broadcast live on Corus-owned radio stations Country 105 (Calgary), CISN (Edmonton) and Country 104(London). Fans who missed the live event can catch all of the action until 1 a.m. ET / 10 p.m. PT on the Global TV App and Prime Video and relive the excitement on Friday, December 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Global and available to stream on demand with STACKTV and the Global TV App.
With four artist-category awards handed out last night at the CCMA Music Industry Awards and 8 additional awards handed out this evening on-air, the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA) has proven that although live music was on hiatus, artists were far from quiet.
Canada’s biggest night in country music, the 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD delivered the first in-person Canadian awards show of 2021. Hosted by Canada’s Drag Race Season One winner Priyanka and 2021 CCMA Award winner Lindsay Ell, the evening was brought to life by outstanding performances, including virtual appearances by Walker Hayes, Thomas Rhett and 6-time CMA Award winner, Chris Stapleton.
Taking home the coveted Entertainer of the Year award for the third consecutive year is Vancouver’s Dallas Smith, who also celebrated wins in the Single of the Year and Male Artist of the Year categories. Tonight’s three wins were added to his second consecutive win in the Top Selling Canadian Album of the Year presented by Music Canada category given out at last night’s CCMA Music Industry Gala Awards.
Celebrating two artist category wins this year are Alberta’s Tenille Townes and Brett Kissel and The Reklaws. Townes held onto the title of Female Artist of the Year for the third consecutive year and saw her acclaimed album, “The Lemonade Stand” secure the title of FORD F150 Album of the Year. Kissel secured the title of Amazon Music and Alexa’s Fans’ Choice for his third consecutive year, adding to his earlier win in the PRS Guitars Video of the Year category.
Tonight also saw The Reklaws secure a win in the Group or Duo of the Year category, also taking home a win at the CCMA Music Industry Awards last night for their collaboration track with Dean Brody which landed the title of Top Selling Canadian Single of the Year. Proving that she is one of Canada’s fastest rising stars, Robyn Ottolini not only celebrated her first-ever CCMA Awards performance, she also took home a win for Rising Star.
To view a full list of the 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD winners, visit ccma.org.
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 2021 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.