2020 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD
BROADCAST EVENT TO BRING STAGES TO LIFE IN ONTARIO AND NASHVILLE, CELEBRATING COUNTRY MUSIC LIKE NEVER BEFORE
2020 CCMA AWARDS TO DELIVER BIGGEST TALENT LINE-UP FANS HAVE EVER SEEN
BROADCAST EVENT TO INCLUDE PERFORMANCES BY DEAN BRODY, BRETT KISSEL, THE REKLAWS, DALLAS SMITH AND MANY OTHERS
LINDSAY ELL, CAROLYN DAWN JOHNSON, MEGHAN PATRICK, MACKENZIE PORTER AND TENILLE TOWNES JOIN THE PARTY FROM NASHVILLE, TN
WHILE INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTARS KANE BROWN, SAM HUNT + BRELAND AND TIM MCGRAW ROUND OUT 2020’S BIGGEST NIGHT OF COUNTRY MUSIC
WATCH, LISTEN, AND STREAM THE 2020 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD SEPTEMBER 27 9 P.M. E.T./P.T. ON GLOBAL, CORUS RADIO, AND THE GLOBAL TV APP
TORONTO, ON (August 31, 2020) – As countless award shows have been postponed or cancelled for 2020, the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) has reimagined their biggest event of the year with a multi-city broadcast delivering premium performances and more talent than ever-before for the 2020 CCMA Awards on Global. With just under a month left until the celebration, the CCMA has produced an intimate and entertaining awards show that will pay tribute to Canada’s fastest-growing genre, country music.
“As we worked to create this show we didn’t want to lose sight that winning a CCMA Award is a monumental experience for an artist and that although it seems like everything has changed, the one thing that remains constant is the hard work and achievements of our artists,” explained CCMA President Tracy Martin. “Every year we hand out awards that reflect the excellence found in Canada within our genre and we couldn’t imagine not doing that this year. We’re so grateful to our broadcast partner Global TV who, without hesitation, stepped in to help us create this incredibly memorable show.”
Filmed in the soaring fields of Burl’s Creek Event Grounds (Ontario) — home to the 4-time CCMA Award-winning Boots and Hearts Music Festival — and against the skyline of Nashville (Tennessee), the 2020 CCMA Awards presented by TD will air on Global and stream live on the Global TV App September 27 at 9pm E.T./P.T.. The show will also broadcast on Corus radio stations Country 105 (Calgary), CISN Country 103.9 (Edmonton), and Country 104 (London/Woodstock).
With never-before-seen performances by Don Amero, Dean Brody, Jade Eagleson, Lindsay Ell, Hunter Brothers, James Barker Band, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Brett Kissel, JoJo Mason, Jess Moskaluke, Meghan Patrick, MacKenzie Porter, The Reklaws, Dallas Smith, Tebey + Marie Mai and Tenille Townes, the 2020 CCMA Awards presented by TD will also include appearances by international artists Kane Brown, Sam Hunt + Breland and Tim McGraw.
“This year’s show is truly a passion project,” explained Martin. “The dedication of our team to make a safe space for us to create this musical love letter to our genre is not something I’ll soon forget. We hope the virtual audience loves it as much as we do.”
All eight of the artist based CCMA Awards — Fans’ Choice, Female Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Group or Duo of the Year, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Rising Star and TD Entertainer of the Year — will be given out on-air on September 27. The remaining Awards will be presented during a virtual Country Music Week, attended by CCMA members in the days leading up to the 2020 CCMA Awards presented by TD broadcast.
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.
Global is a Corus Entertainment Network and is available through all major TV distributors, including: Shaw, Shaw Direct, Rogers, Bell, Videotron, Telus, Cogeco, Eastlink, SaskTel and the new STACKTV, streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video Channels.
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.
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 34 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. 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 and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at 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.
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