DALLAS SMITH, TENILLE ARTS AND TIM HICKS ANNOUNCED AS FIRST ROUND OF PERFORMERS FOR 2021 CCMA AWARDS IN LONDON, ON
MACKENZIE PORTER AND DUSTIN LYNCH CONFIRM FIRST CANADIAN PERFORMANCE OF CHART-CLIMBING DUET FOR NOVEMBER 29 AWARDS, LIVE FROM BUDWEISER GARDENS
TICKETS TO THE 2021 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD ARE AVAILABLE NOW
LONDON, ON (October 22, 2021) — With just over a month until the biggest night in country music, the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA) and media partner Corus Entertainment have announced the first round of performers for the 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD. Bringing live music back to London in a massive way, the 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD will see Budweiser Gardens come to life with performances by Dallas Smith, Tenille Arts, Tim Hicks, MacKenzie Porter and Dustin Lynch on November 29, 2021.
Earning five 2021 CCMA Awards nominations, reigning CCMA Awards two-time Entertainer of the Year and multi-platinum, 11x chart-topping artist Dallas Smith is one of Canada’s most celebrated voices in country music. Joining Smith as a 2021 CCMA Award performer is Tenille Arts. 2021 ACM New Female Artist of the Year nominee and two-time 2021 CCMA Award nominee, Arts earned her first #1 in the U.S. earlier this year and 2021 marks the Weyburn-native’s first CCMA Awards performance.
With more than 87 million global streams, three PLATINUM selling singles, nine GOLD singles, one GOLD album, two #1 singles and eighteen Top 10 radio hits, 2021 Single of the Year nominee Tim Hicks will bring the country-meets rock’n’roll high energy that he is known for to the Budweiser Gardens stage.
Breakout crossover artist and CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2021 member, MacKenzie Porter is Canada’s #1 most played female voice in country music. The four-time 2021 CCMA Awards nominee and 2021 JUNO nominee will be joined by international superstar Dustin Lynch for the first Canadian broadcast performance of their single, “Thinking ‘Bout You,” currently climbing into the Top 10 at country radio in the U.S.. With seven #1s, four Top 5 albums, eight GOLD and PLATINUM certified singles and over 2.5 BILLION global streams, Lynch’s return to the CCMA Awards stage is highly anticipated.
Additional talent announcements for the upcoming 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD will be made every Friday through to November 19. Fans are encouraged to stay tuned via socials.
Tickets to the 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD are available for purchase at budweisergardens.com. For each ticket sold, $1 will go directly to the CCMA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Canadian Country Music Association. Funds raised will be leveraged in support of The Unison Fund and MusiCounts.
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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 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
For Dallas Smith and Tim Hicks:
Charlotte Thompson| [email protected] | 416.464.8220
For MacKenzie Porter:
Richelle Umali| [email protected]| 647.383.8857
For Dustin Lynch:
Jensen Sussman | [email protected]
Julianne Cassidy | [email protected]
For the Canadian Country Music Association:
Tiffany Astle | [email protected] | 416.554.7329
For TD Bank Group:
Megan Sampson | [email protected] | 289.795.7661
For Global TV:
Nick Seliwoniuk | [email protected] | 647.461.1178