Voting Mechanics


1. Online through

This is a voting website where nominees can encourage fans to visit to cast their vote. Here, fans will be able to vote multiple times for their favourite artist by simply clicking on an act’s photo to vote. To note: captchas will be set up to catch any bot voting attempts and only one vote per user per day will be counted. The votes will be collected and verified via DMDS/Yangaroo. The URL voting portal is active on 12:00 PM EST July 13, 2023 through 5:00 PM EST July 27, 2023.

2. Hashtag Voting though Twitter

Hashtag voting will be introduced to coincide with Country Music Week. Fans are encouraged to vote for their favourite Breakthrough Artist or Group of the Year nominees by using the appropriate hashtag on Twitter. The hashtags are:






Each tweet counts as a vote. Retweets count as a vote. Fans can vote as often as they like. Hashtags will be counted on Meltwater. The hashtag voting mechanism will be active, July 13, 2023 at 12:00 PM EST through to July 27, 2023 at 5:00 PM EST.

The Breakthrough Artist or Group of the Year winner will be announced during the 2023 CCMA Awards Presented by TD broadcast on Saturday, September 16th, 2023.