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FIRST ROUND OF PERFORMERS UNVEILED FOR THE 2024 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD

FIRST ROUND OF PERFORMERS UNVEILED FOR THE 2024 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD

DASHA, JADE EAGLESON, BRETT KISSEL, THE REKLAWS, AND DALLAS SMITH WILL LIGHT UP THE STAGE AT ROGERS PLACE IN EDMONTON, AB, ALONG WITH PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED HOSTS THOMAS RHETT AND MACKENZIE PORTER 

CTV IS THE EXCLUSIVE HOME TO THE 2024 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD AIRING LIVE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 AT 8:00 P.M. ET ON CTV, CTV.CA, AND THE CTV APP. VISIT CTV.CA TO CONFIRM LOCAL BROADCAST TIMES

TORONTO, ON (June 12, 2024) – Today, the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) is excited to unveil the first round of performers for the 2024 CCMA Awards presented by TD. Country-pop sensation Dasha, 2023 CCMA Entertainer of the Year and Male Artist of the Year award winner Jade Eagleson, multi-Platinum, 22x CCMA Award winner Brett Kissel, 8x CCMA Award winning duo The Reklaws, and 2x JUNO Award winner and 3x CCMA Entertainer of the Year Dallas Smith will take the stage for an unforgettable night celebrating the Canadian country music community, while previously announced hosts Thomas Rhett, an 8x ACM and 2x CMA Award winner with 16 No.1 hits at Canadian country radio, and 2x CCMA Award winner and global chart-topping Canadian country star and actor MacKenzie Porter add performer to their list of duties for the evening.
Returning to Edmonton for the first time in ten years, and marking their eighth time in the city, the 2024 CCMA Awards presented by TD will broadcast live from Rogers Place in the heart of downtown. CTV is the exclusive home to catch Canada’s biggest night in country music on Saturday, September 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app. Visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times.
“We’re thrilled to announce the first round of performers for Canada’s biggest night in country music, each bringing their own unique flair to the stage,” says Amy Jeninga, President, CCMA. “With homegrown artists showcasing the remarkable talent this country has to offer, alongside international stars who have captivated audiences worldwide, this lineup promises to be nothing short of spectacular. We can’t wait to share their incredible performances live in Edmonton and with all of Canada, making this a night to remember for music fans from coast to coast to coast.”
Country Music Week 2024 kicks off in Edmonton on Wednesday, September 11, offering fans the unique opportunity to celebrate the magic of country music and the genre’s brightest homegrown stars, all culminating with the 2024 CCMA Awards presented by TD on September 14. Country Music Week 2024 is possible with the support of the Government of Alberta, the City of Edmonton, Explore Edmonton, and the 2024 Host Committee. With CTV as the exclusive broadcast partner for the 42nd annual CCMA Awards presented by TD, Bell Media will deliver extensive multi-platform coverage and content across broadcast, radio, digital, and social media properties, including iHeartRadio Canada’s PURE COUNTRY.
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About the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®)
Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated 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 presented by TD. Sponsors of Country Music Week 2024 and the 2024 CCMA Awards presented by TD include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”.
About TD Bank Group
The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group (“TD” or the “Bank”). TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by assets and serves over 27.5 million customers in four key businesses operating in a number of locations in financial centres around the globe: Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking, including TD Canada Trust and TD Auto Finance Canada; U.S. Retail, including TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, TD Auto Finance U.S., TD Wealth (U.S.), and an investment in The Charles Schwab Corporation; Wealth Management and Insurance, including TD Wealth (Canada), TD Direct Investing, and TD Insurance; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities and TD Cowen. TD also ranks among the world’s leading online financial services firms, with more than 17 million active online and mobile customers. TD had $1.97 trillion in assets on April 30, 2024. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol “TD” on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.
About CTV
CTV is Canada’s #1 television brand. CTV provides unparalleled entertainment programming across two broadcast television networks; a powerful suite of specialty channels including CTV Comedy Channel, CTV Drama Channel, CTV Life Channel, and CTV Sci-Fi Channel; and digital channels CTV Throwback and CTV Movies, streaming on demand from CTV.ca and the CTV app. CTV has been Canada’s most-watched conventional television network for the past 23 years in a row and features a wide range of sports and information programming, including CTV News, Canada’s highest-rated national and local newscasts. CTV’s parent company is Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and out-of-home advertising.
About the City of Edmonton
We’re young, ambitious, and building something extraordinary. Located on Treaty 6 Territory and with a population of just over one million, Edmonton is one of Canada’s youngest and fastest growing cities. As Alberta’s capital city, we proudly value our vibrant medley of cultures, languages, and religious backgrounds. Edmonton is a gathering place for the arts, and a thriving hub of live entertainment, visual art, and music. Our hundreds of festivals and events both big and small celebrate the incredible talent and passion for arts and music. We support and encourage the new and fresh, while also cherishing what our past has given us.   We’re building a resilient and diverse economy, attracting the best and the brightest and striving to be a world leader in environmental sustainability. We value quality of life, community safety and a welcoming spirit that embraces new people and new ideas.
About Explore Edmonton
Explore Edmonton Corporation (EEC) is the Destination Management and Marketing Organization (DMMO) for Edmonton. EEC tells our city’s story, elevates the Edmonton experience, and generates inbound visitation. EEC manages the Edmonton Convention Centre and the Edmonton EXPO Centre. While EEC’s mandate is focused on attracting visitors from beyond our city’s limits, what we do and how we do it also enhances and amplifies the quality of life for Edmontonians.
About Dasha
Introspective and alluring are just a few of the prolific ways artist and songwriter Dasha has been described. Armed with a passion for telling her true story, Dasha has just released her debut country album, What Happens Now? The focus track, “Austin” has created a phenomenon online with millions of people engaging with the accompanying line dance. The New York Times has even named ‘Austin’ “one of the signature country songs of the year.” Dasha’s delicate delivery paired with her audacious and unapologetic artistry allows the rising star to “win the hearts of listeners everywhere” (Country Swag), a feat proven by amassing over 200 million streams to date.
Marking her biggest year yet, the San Luis Obispo native recently made her late-night debut on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! performing her massive breakout hit, “Austin” and the following week, performed at the CMT Music Awards in Texas. The track has been added into rotation on several Sirius XM stations as well as being Top 50 on the Spotify Global Charts, currently climbing Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, peaking at #28. The incredible support has allowed her to reach fans across the country and the world.
About Jade Eagleson
As just 29 years old, Jade Eagleson has made quite the mark on the international country music scene. Boasting 305M+ global streams and 120M+ views on YouTube since the debut of his self-titled album (2020), which holds 4 GOLD and 2 PLATINUM-certified singles as well as the title of Most Globally Streamed Debut Album by an internationally signed country artist. Jade has also landed five #1s at Canadian Country Radio, three GOLD and one PLATINUM-certified track on his sophomore album and another two GOLD-certified tracks on his third album Do It Anyway. His debut single “Got Your Name On It” (2018) is the first debut single by a Canadian artist to go PLATINUM. Jade kicked off 2024 with his third JUNO nomination for Country Album of the Year and most recently was named the 2023 CCMA Awards Entertainer of the Year and Male Artist of the Year.
About Brett Kissel
Known for his charismatic personality, dynamic stage presence, and unique music style, Brett Kissel has soared to the top of the Canadian country music charts as one of Canada’s most celebrated and beloved entertainers. With 22x CCMA awards, 3x JUNO awards, 2x Gold-certified albums, a Platinum record, ten Gold singles, and an impressive track record of 17x Top-10 radio hits, including 4x #1 singles, his talent and popularity are undeniable. Kissel has toured with Brad Paisley and Garth Brooks and collaborated with Grammy winners Charley Pride, Dave Mustaine, Nelly, and 98°, and most recently, TikTok sensation Cooper Alan. Following a year-long, four album roll out of The Compass Project that was accompanied by an extensive cross-Canada tour, Brett Kissel steps into a new chapter of music with ‘Let Your Horses Run’, a brand new single that reflects on resilience, perseverance, and courage.
About MacKenzie Porter

Rising to international acclaim with a distinct country-pop shimmer, Canada-born, Nashville-based rising star MacKenzie Porter’s sound knows no borders. Making a statement with her just-released, 19-track Big Loud Records debut, Nobody’s Born With A Broken Heart, Porter shines across the project; EUPHORIA. Magazine praises as having “a song on it for everyone.” The 2022 MusicRow Discovery Artist of the Year has earned global buzz for her “clear sound that instantly cuts deep” (CMT), earning nominations at the American Music Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, CMT Awards, JUNO Awards, and has earned a whopping 22 CCMA Awards nominations, including a nod for Entertainer of the Year. This fall, she’ll co-host the CCMAs in Edmonton, Alberta, alongside Thomas Rhett.

The sparkling talent has made high-profile global appearances on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, CBC q, The Morning Show, and many more. Porter broke out in 2022 with chart-dominating, six-week U.S. No. 1 “Thinking ‘Bout You” with duet partner Dustin Lynch, building on international success as the first female this century to have six No. 1 songs at Canadian country radio and adding to over 920 million global on-demand streams. The quadruple threat (singer / songwriter / multi-instrumentalist / actor) stars across both stage and screen, part of the cast of Netflix’s cult-followed sci-fi television series Travelers and a series regular in AMC’s Hell On Wheels, acting when she’s not impressing with her “mesmerizing vocals and hook-driven songs” (Billboard). Touring the globe opening for Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Walker Hayes, Jordan Davis, Brad Paisley, Dallas Smith, Rascal Flatts, and more, MacKenzie wrapped her own Canadian headline tour earlier this year, and will open for Parker McCollum, Keith Urban, and Brett Young this summer.
About The Reklaws
The Reklaws are made up of siblings Jenna and Stuart Walker. With a landmark 2023 the pair landed three JUNO, hosted the 2023 CCMA Awards, winning Top Selling Canadian Album for their 2022 release Good Ol’ Days and landed their fourth #1 with “Honky Talkin’ About” feat. Drake Milligan. Overall, The Reklaws hold 8 JUNO nominations, 8 CCMA Awards, 4 #1s at Canadian Radio, 2 DOUBLE PLATINUM, 8 PLATINUM and 13 GOLD singles and a GOLD-certified debut album (Freshman Year), in addition to having their debut single “Long Live the Night” as CFL Thursday Night Football’s theme song (2018/19) and their viral hit “What the Truck” feat. SACHA as the fastest-Canadian country song to go PLATINUM in the streaming era. The pair hold 300M+ Global Streams and the most domestically streamed debut album in Canadian country history.
About Thomas Rhett
One of the most engaging and consistent country chart-toppers of the last 10 years, Thomas Rhett has emerged as a superstar with as much songwriting prowess as stadium-rocking charisma. The hitmaker just dropped a danceable dose of cutting-edge Country with his new single “Beautiful As You,” the lead track off his upcoming seventh studio album ABOUT A WOMAN set for release August 23. His six previous studio albums, defined by equal parts energy and emotion, have helped drive more than 16 billion global streams and armfuls of awards – eight ACM Awards including 2020 Entertainer of the Year, two CMA Awards, five GRAMMY® Awards nominations, plus trophies from the CMT Music Awards, Billboard Awards and iHeartRadio Awards, in addition to being recognized with five CMA Triple Play awards for penning three No. 1 songs within a 12-month period. With a well-established reputation for soul feeding love songs that speak to the masses, Thomas Rhett’s No. 1 streak extends all the way back to 2013 – a near perfect run broken only by a song which was eventually certified PLATINUM and is now a mainstay of his euphoric live shows (“Vacation”). It’s Thomas Rhett’s live show where he connects first-hand with fans in arenas, amphitheaters and stadiums all around the world, and now has a summer full of major music festivals and more on tap. He has also launched a tequila brand, Dos Primos, now offering Blanco, Reposado and Añejo variants. For more information, visit ThomasRhett.com.
About Dallas Smith
Big Loud artist Dallas Smith has a track record of noteworthy success – from front man of platinum-selling rock band Default to 3x consecutive CCMA Entertainer of the Year and 2x JUNO Award winner, and now his U.S. debut. Across his storied career, the bona fide hitmaker has amassed 13 No. 1 singles, 21 Gold-certified singles, nine Platinum-certified singles, and four Gold-certified albums, with more than 520 million global streams and over two million album equivalents to date. A road-tested entertainer, Smith will embark on a festival stint this year performing his impressive catalog for legions of fans including a headlining performance at Country Thunder Alberta, as well as billing at Country Thunder Arizona, and more. Smith’s first full-length project with Big Loud Records, his self-titled, fifth studio album produced by longtime collaborator Joey Moi, is out now.
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Media Contacts:
For the Canadian Country Music Association
Charlotte Thompson | [email protected]
For CCMA Awards + Country Music Week Sponsorship Inquiries
Paquin Partnerships | [email protected]
For TD Bank Group
Dominique Bomberry | [email protected]
For CTV
Natalie Cole | [email protected]
For Explore Edmonton
Quinn Phillips | [email protected]
For Dasha
Dave Stelling | [email protected]
For Jade Eagleson + The Reklaws
Richelle Umali | [email protected]
For Brett Kissel
Jess Seguire | [email protected]
For MacKenzie Porter
Canada | Tiffany Astle | [email protected]
U.S. | Jess Anderson | [email protected]
For Thomas Rhett
Canada | Charlotte Thompson | [email protected]
U.S. | Tyne Parrish | [email protected]
For Dallas Smith
Canada | Charlotte Thompson | [email protected]
U.S. | Jess Anderson | [email protected]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, NAMED AS THE HOST CITY FOR COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK 2025 AND THE 2025 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, NAMED AS THE HOST CITY FOR COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK 2025 AND THE 2025 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD

 KELOWNA GETS SET TO CELEBRATE CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT – SEPTEMBER 2025

 

KELOWNA, BC – (April 16, 2024) The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) proudly announced today that Kelowna, British Columbia, will be the host city for Country Music Week 2025 and the 2025 CCMA Awards presented by TD. Known for its breathtaking landscapes and year-round activities, Kelowna promises an exceptional backdrop for celebrating Canada’s top country music talent in September 2025.

This marks the third time Country Music Week will be hosted in British Columbia and the first time in Kelowna, set against the stunning Okanagan Valley. The event is supported by Tourism Kelowna, City of Kelowna, Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia, and the 2025 Host Committee.

We are thrilled to bring the CCMA Awards presented by TD to Kelowna in September 2025,” said Amy Jeninga, President of the Canadian Country Music Association. “Kelowna’s blend of natural beauty, vibrant culture, and hospitality makes it the perfect setting for this prestigious event. The city’s unique charm, complemented by its urban energy, will showcase the best in Canadian country music.”

Mayor Tom Dyas shares, “The city of Kelowna is excited to welcome the 2025 CCMA Awards presented by TD and Canadian Country Music Week. Since 1977, Country Music Week has only twice been hosted in British Columbia and what better city to welcome it back than Kelowna. The city’s country music scene is a vibrant part of our community, and we look forward to showcasing our thriving cultural scene, and world-class hospitality while welcoming some of Canada’s most talented country artists.”

Kelowna’s successful bid to host the 2025 Canadian Country Music Awards presented by TD reflects the strength of our music sector in the province. It is a fantastic opportunity to showcase B.C.’s unique cultural scene, opening doors to new opportunities for our talent base,” said Lana Popham, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport. “We can’t wait to roll out the red carpet for country music enthusiasts and artists to discover the beauty and warm hospitality of Kelowna. Get ready for a nation-wide celebration of Canadian country music in our own backyard!”

Kelowna, known as the birthplace of B.C.’s wine industry, boasts over 40 wineries within a short drive, offering attendees a taste of the region’s renowned wines. The city’s fall season, with warm temperatures extending into September and October, creates an enchanting backdrop for the event. Kelowna’s downtown Cultural District, home to numerous galleries and theatres, adds to the city’s artistic appeal.

“We are very pleased to partner in Kelowna’s successful bid to host Country Music Week for the first time in our beautiful destination,” says Tourism Kelowna’s President & CEO Lisanne Ballantyne. “This is a high-profile, national event that will bring major economic impact to the Okanagan Valley, driving value to our local accommodations, businesses and community. We look forward to showcasing our creative and cultural energy in Kelowna and encourage guests to start planning now to join fellow fans and Canada’s biggest country music stars for an incredible week in September 2025.”

Canadian Country Music Week and the CCMA Awards presented by TD in Kelowna are the stuff dreams are made of for B.C.’s performers and industry professionals,” said Bob D’Eith, Parliamentary Secretary for Arts and Film. “Not only is this a celebration of our shared love for country music, but it’s also an opportunity for British Columbians to showcase their tremendous talent, foster connections that help develop their careers and treat us all to incredible entertainment. I’m confident this event will be a resounding success, bringing together artists, fans, and industry professionals to celebrate the best of Canadian country music and everything Kelowna has to offer.”

The 2025 CCMA Awards presented by TD promise an unforgettable evening of performances, awards, and celebration. Details about Country Music Week 2025 programming will be announced closer to the event date. Sign up HERE to be the first to know everything about Country Music Week 2025 and the 2025 CCMA Awards presented by TD.

About the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®)

Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to promoting and recognizing Canadian country music. Through year-round initiatives, the CCMA celebrates the spirit, community, and creativity fostered by country music, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards.

About TD Bank Group

The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group (“TD” or the “Bank”). TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by assets and serves over 27.5 million customers in four key businesses operating in a number of locations in financial centres around the globe: Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking, including TD Canada Trust and TD Auto Finance Canada; U.S. Retail, including TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, TD Auto Finance U.S., TD Wealth (U.S.), and an investment in The Charles Schwab Corporation; Wealth Management and Insurance, including TD Wealth (Canada), TD Direct Investing, and TD Insurance; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities and TD Cowen. TD also ranks among the world’s leading online financial services firms, with more than 17 million active online and mobile customers. TD had $1.91 trillion in assets on January 31, 2024. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol “TD” on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.

About Tourism Kelowna

As a leading Destination Marketing & Management Organization, Tourism Kelowna supports Kelowna and the Central Okanagan, currently Canada’s fastest-growing Census Metropolitan Area, by developing the region as a sustainable, four-season destination that attracts over 2 million visitors from around the world, generates $2.4 billion in economic impact, and enriches the quality of life for residents.

Tourism Kelowna collaborates with tourism businesses in the region, including its close to 400 members, to create a tourism economy that is sustainable and welcoming for both visitors and residents. Our team also works in conjunction with tourism industry associations and partners, local business and economic development agencies, and area municipalities to strengthen the long-term sustainability of our destination.

 

About the City of Kelowna

Located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the syilx/Okanagan people, Kelowna is a vibrant mid-sized city in the southern interior of British Columbia, Canada. It is situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, surrounded by mountains, lakes, and vineyards. With a population of 150,000 people, it is the largest city in the Regional District of Central Okanagan.

 

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Media Contacts:

For the Canadian Country Music Association

Charlotte Thompson | [email protected]

For TD Bank Group

Dominique Bomberry | [email protected]

For Tourism Kelowna

Shereen Abbas | [email protected]

 

For the City of Kelowna

Chris Babcock | [email protected]

For CCMA Awards + Country Music Week Sponsorship Inquiries

[email protected]

SiriusXM Top of the Country competition narrows field to top three with Finalist announcement

SiriusXM Top of the Country competition narrows field to top three with Finalist announcement

Competition set to heat up as three Finalists vie for coveted title and cash prizes

 

Toronto – April 15, 2024 – On the heels of a competitive public vote and industry panel judging, SiriusXM Canada and the Canadian Country Music Association ® (CCMA) are thrilled to announce the Finalists for the sixth annual SiriusXM Top of the Country competition. This marks an exciting moment for the artists, propelling them towards coveted mentorship opportunities, live performances, and the chance to claim the title of SiriusXM Top of the Country Champion. The winner, announced during Country Music Week 2024 in September, will also win a grand prize of $25,000, with both runners-up receiving $10,000 each. The competition will only intensify from here as the three talented Canadian musicians fight for their chance to win.

The 2024 SiriusXM Top of the Country finalists are:

  • Robert Adam – Bonnyville, Alberta
  • Zach McPhee – Vernon, British Columbia
  • Trudy – Montreal, Quebec

The journey for the Finalists continues as they prepare to make their mark in Nashville at CMA Fest, where they will gain once-in-a-lifetime mentorship and networking opportunities ahead of the Finale. From there, they will go on to perform at one of Canada’s top country music festivals, Lasso Montréal, in mid-August. The opportunities ahead not only give the Finalists a chance to showcase their talent on a large stage, but also open doors to invaluable experiences and connections within the industry.

“SiriusXM is thrilled to continue providing a platform for the wealth of talent within the Canadian country music scene,” says Michelle Mearns, Vice President of Programming and Operations at SiriusXM Canada. “This year’s Finalists demonstrate the diversity of talent within Canada and have such incredible commitment to their craft. We’re more excited than ever to see how the opportunities during the final leg of the competition support their growth and future!”

The competition peaks at the exciting live Finale kicking off during Country Music Week 2024 in September, broadcast live on SiriusXM’s Top of the Country Radio (Ch. 171), which plays the best new and established Canadian country artists (available to subscribers across North America in their car and on the SiriusXM app). The Finale will feature captivating live performances from the finalists alongside a soon-to-be-announced headliner. In addition to a panel of industry judges who will participate in a live vote to decide the winner of the competition, fans in the audience and at home can make their voices heard by texting to vote for their favourites, solidifying the winner’s place in Canadian country music history.

“With each passing year, the SiriusXM Top of the Country Competition unveils a new array of exceptional talent helping to shape the trajectory of Canada’s country music landscape,” says Amy Jeninga, President, CCMA. “Wishing the best of luck to all three Finalists; we look forward to watching you continue to grow and evolve during the final stage of the competition!”

SiriusXM’s Top of the Country, in partnership with the CCMA, is part of SiriusXM’s ongoing tradition of promoting and elevating the best emerging Canadian music talent. Through its significant financial contributions and North American-wide reach, SiriusXM offers a leading platform for Canadian artists.

About SiriusXM Canada

Sirius XM Canada Inc., operating as SiriusXM Canada, is the country’s leading audio entertainment company. SiriusXM creates and offers ad-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; podcasts; and exclusive talk and entertainment. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company, as well as on smartphones and all connected devices on the SiriusXM app. For more information, visit siriusxm.ca.

Join SiriusXM Canada on Facebook at facebook.com/siriusxmcanada, on Twitter at @siriusxmcanada, on Instagram at @siriusxmcanada and on YouTube at youtube.com/siriusxmcanada.

SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and online at SiriusXM. In addition, SiriusXM Music for Business provides ad-free music to a variety of businesses. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.

SiriusXM Canada has been designated one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies 14 years in a row and is currently a Platinum Club Member.

About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)

Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated 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 2024 and the 2024 CCMA Awards presented by TD include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”.

For further information:

SiriusXM Canada contact: Aoife Gray, Zeno Group, [email protected], 647-218-3906

CCMA contact: Shelby Burnell, Red Umbrella PR, [email protected], 416-317-8023

2023 Gary Slaight Music Humanitarian Award Recipient – DEAN BRODY

DEAN BRODY TO BE HONOURED WITH CCMA AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT AS THE 2023 RECIPIENT OF THE GARY SLAIGHT MUSIC HUMANITARIAN AWARD

Brody Will Be Celebrated For The Remarkable Achievements Of The Dean Brody Foundation During Country Music Week 2023, September 14-16 In Hamilton, ON

 

TORONTO, ON (June 22, 2023) – The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) Board of Directors and the CCMA are proud to announce Dean Brody as the 2023 recipient of the Gary Slaight Music Humanitarian Award, honouring the multiple CCMA Award winner for his remarkable achievements across numerous initiatives through The Dean Brody Foundation. Awarded annually, the Gary Slaight Music Humanitarian Award recognizes an individual(s) and/or event(s) that have made an outstanding contribution of time and energy in the support of humanitarian causes through country music.

The Dean Brody Foundation was started after a life-changing trip, in hopes of giving a voice to the voiceless. I am incredibly honoured to be receiving this year’s Gary Slaight Music Humanitarian Award to be able to further shine a spotlight on the causes that I hold deeply to my heart and have supported through this foundation,” says Brody. “Stepping into partnership with IJM a few years ago has allowed us to increase our reach and impact and it has been inspiring to see how much more we’ve been able to accomplish together. On behalf of every single exploited child we’ve been able to help, I want to thank both the CCMA and the Slaight family for this honour.

I am very impressed with the work and contributions Dean Brody has personally made to making the lives of so many people here in Canada and Internationally better and safer,” shares Gary Slaight President and CEO of The Slaight Family Foundation. “The Slaight Family Foundation starting with my father Allan, has always believed that giving back to those in need is the most important commodity we can provide as human beings and we champion Dean’s endeavour in doing the same. Dean’s achievements are certainly deserving of this Humanitarian Award, and I congratulate him on this recognition.”

Founded in 2011, The Dean Brody Foundation began as a way for Brody to support the rescue and prevention of young girls being exploited and trafficked around the world. Initially focused on Brazil, he quietly committed himself to the cause after travelling and seeing the crisis first hand. Since the foundation’s inception, Brody has personally and privately donated over $500,000 to the organization, and has made over a dozen self-funded trips to Brazil to work alongside Meninadança and their “Pink Houses” initiative, providing safe homes for at-risk girls along Brazil’s “exploitation highway”, the BR-116.

In 2021, Brody expanded the foundation’s mission in partnership with the global organization International Justice Mission (IJM), supporting their efforts to combat the online exploitation of children (OSEC) in the Philippines and prevent harm before it happens. In his quiet and humble manner, Dean has also supported countless grassroots charities across Canada in addition to higher profile events including his 2022 partnership with the National Hockey League Players Association® (NHLPA®), donating $60,000 to the local minor hockey community in his hometown of Cranbrook, B.C. to ensure children of families facing financial barriers could access the sport.

The extraordinary impact of The Dean Brody Foundation in communities across the world is awe-inspiring, and we are so pleased to be able to shine a spotlight on Dean and celebrate his selfless mission,” shares Amy Jeninga, President. CCMA. “Dean’s willingness to step-up and use his platform for change, along with his commitment to causes both global and right in his own backyard, are a testament to his character, and the CCMA is thrilled to highlight the work he continues to do.”

The CCMA Award of Achievement is named in recognition of generous donations made by the Slaight Music Foundation. The 2023 Slaight Music Humanitarian Award will be presented to Dean Brody during a private industry event as part of Country Music Week 2023, taking place September 14-16 in Hamilton, ON. For further details on the Slaight Music Humanitarian Award and other CCMA Awards of Achievement click HERE.

Tickets for Canada’s biggest night in country music go on sale today (6/22) at 10am ET. Tickets are available starting at $59.99 plus taxes/fees in-person through the FirstOntario Centre Box office or online at www.Ticketmaster.ca.

 

ABOUT DEAN BRODY

Since his debut single “Brothers” hit the US Top-40 back in 2008, Dean has become one of the most beloved Canadian country artists of his generation. A passionate storyteller and unmatched lyricist, Dean has risen and continues to remain at the top of the Canadian country landscape with an impressive 34 Top-10 singles (including 8 #1s), 18 CCMA Awards, 2 JUNOs, a CMA Global Award and more than 435+ million global streams and numerous gold and platinum certified singles (including 1 triple platinum and 4 double platinum). He currently holds the title of the most consumed Canadian country artist since 2020.

No country artist has ever owned the Canadian stage like Dean in recent years, consistently selling out arenas across the country, headlining Canada’s biggest music festivals and becoming the only Canadian country artist to hold a 7-year residency at Toronto’s Budweiser Stage. While a consistently celebrated entertainer, Dean also dedicates a large part of his life to philanthropic efforts through his charity, The Dean Brody Foundation. Learn more at https://www.deanbrody.com/

 

ABOUT THE DEAN BRODY FOUNDATION

Founded in 2011, The Dean Brody Foundation was started by Brody to support the rescue and prevention of young girls exploited in human trafficking in Brazil and around the world. After reading Remember Me, Rescue Me by Matt Roper, who went on to become Brody’s partner in the Foundation, Brody knew he needed to use his platform to bring light to the injustices taking place for young women around the globe. To date, the Foundation has raised over $500K through self-funding by Brody and has saved countless girls from trafficking and exploitation.

 

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 2023 and the 2023 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”.

 

ABOUT THE SLAIGHT FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Slaight Family Foundation was established in 2008 by John Allan Slaight.  Allan Slaight (1931-2021), known as Canada’s broadcast pioneer, was a leader in the music industry and a prominent Canadian philanthropist. Through his generosity, the Foundation proactively supports charitable initiatives in the areas of healthcare, at-risk youth, international development, social services, and culture. The foundation is overseen by Allan’s son, Gary Slaight, President & CEO, The Slaight Family Foundation.

 

Media Contacts:
For the Canadian Country Music Association

Charlotte Thompson | [email protected] | 416.464.8220

For Dean Brody

Richelle Umali | [email protected] | 647.383.8857

Canadian Country Music Association® and Bell Media Announce New Broadcast and Content Partnership

Canadian Country Music Association® and Bell Media Announce New Broadcast and Content Partnership

CTV is exclusive home to the ­41ST ANNUAL CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD, airing live Saturday, September 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app 
Dean Brody, Carly Pearce, The Reklaws and Josh Ross confirmed as first round of performers are revealed
Tickets to Canada’s biggest night in country music go on sale Thursday, June 22 at 10 a.m. ET

 

TORONTO (June 20, 2023) – The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) and Bell Media announced today a new broadcast and content partnership, beginning this summer, and continuing through to Country Music Week 2023 from September 14-16 in Hamilton, ON. As part of the partnership, CTV becomes the exclusive broadcaster of the 41ST ANNUAL CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD, airing live Saturday,September 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app. Adding to the excitement the CCMA also announced the first round of performers, including multi-platinum entertainer Dean Brody, GRAMMY, CMA and ACM-Award winning singer/songwriter Carly Pearce, 7x CCMA Award winners The Reklaws and one-to-watch emerging artist Josh Ross for this year’s star-studded event celebrating the best in country music live from Hamilton’s FirstOntario Centre. Additional performers, presenters, and host to be announced in the coming weeks.

“Bell Media continues to deliver must-see live events, and we look forward to bringing the CCMA Awards to Canadians later this year, exclusively on CTV,” said Justin Stockman, Vice-President, Content Development & Programming, Bell Media. “As the official broadcast and content partner for the CCMA Awards and Country Music Week 2023, Bell Media outlets will be the destination for country fans as we celebrate and countdown to the CCMA Awards this fall.”

As the exclusive broadcast and content partner for the CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD, Bell Media is set to bring Canadians closer than ever to Canada’s biggest night in country music – delivering extensive multi-platform coverage and content featured across broadcast, radio, digital, and social media properties including, CTV YOUR MORNING, ETALK, iHeartRadio Canada, including PURE COUNTRY, MuchMusic, THE SOCIAL, and more.

As part of the content partnership, iHeartRadio Canada’s PURE COUNTRY is launching the PURE COUNTRYNational Flyaway Contest which will send lucky listeners to the big event, and provides exclusive fan experiences all summer long as they celebrate the Road to the CCMA Awards. During Country Music Week, PURE COUNTRY also presents “The Legends Show” with special performances and gets the star-studded event underway on September 16 with the CCMA Red Carpet Pre-Show – all leading up to the red carpet and the 41ST ANNUAL CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD on CTV.

Canada’s largest celebration of country music kicks off on Thursday, September 14, with a celebrated lineup of Country Music Week events programmed over three days. The highly anticipated hybrid music festival and industry conference offers something for everyone, including fan favourite events; Songwriters’ Unplugged presented by Rogers, SiriusXM Top of the Country finale, Legends Show presented by PURE COUNTRY, CCMA House presented by Amazon Music, the CCMA Red Carpet Pre-Show, and more.

“We are thrilled to have Bell Media as the official broadcast and content partner for the CCMA Awards and Country Music Week 2023,” said Amy Jeninga, President, CCMA. “Bell Media has demonstrated such a passion for our genre, the country music community, and our awards show property, which both impacts and aligns with our dedication and commitment to entertain, celebrate, and innovate for our audience. As we continue to evolve the CCMA Awards year over year from a stand-alone broadcast into a brand and media property that elevates and supports country music throughout the year, Bell Media’s enthusiasm and support across all of their platforms nationally, while sharing our vision is incredibly exciting for us.”

Returning to Hamilton for the seventh time, Country Music Week 2023 and the CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD offers fans the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close to all of their favourite stars in one place, while showcasing and celebrating some of country music’s biggest stars and homegrown talent.

“We are thrilled to be welcoming back to our city for the 7th time the Canadian Country Music Awards and Country Music Week,” shares Hamilton Mayor, Andrea Horwath. “Hosting events and celebrations such as the CCMA Awards contribute greatly to our local economy and to the enjoyment of our city by residents and visitors alike. Hamilton is a community that is extremely proud of our rich history of live music experiences, and we look forward to honouring Canada’s top country artists.”

The 2023 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD ticket pre-sale begins today at 10 a.m. ET, followed by the public on sale this Thursday, June 22 at 10 a.m. ET. One dollar ($1) from each ticket sold will go to the CCMA Foundation, a charitable organization that aims to support Canadians with the help of the music community, artists, and partners with a vision to change lives through the power of music under three pillars – music for change, music for healing and music for youth. Tickets are available starting at $59.99 plus taxes/fees in-person through the FirstOntario Centre Box office or online at www.Ticketmaster.ca.

Additional details for the 2023 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD and Country Music Week 2023 will be announced in the coming weeks, including #CCMANomDay, host announcement, additional performer, and presenter announcements, and more.

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About CTV

CTV is Canada’s #1 television brand. CTV provides unparalleled entertainment programming across two broadcast television networks; a powerful suite of specialty channels including CTV Comedy Channel, CTV Drama Channel, CTV Life Channel, and CTV Sci-Fi Channel; and digital channels CTV Throwback and CTV Movies, streaming on demand from CTV.ca and CTV app. CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 22 years in a row and features a wide range of sports and information programming, including CTV News, Canada’s highest-rated national and local newscasts. CTV’s parent company is Bell Media, Canada premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and out-of-home advertising.

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 2023 and the 2023 CCMA Awards Show presented by TD include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”.

About TD Bank Group

The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group (“TD” or the “Bank”). TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by assets and serves over 27.5 million customers in four key businesses operating in a number of locations in financial centres around the globe: Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking, including TD Canada Trust and TD Auto Finance Canada; U.S. Retail, including TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, TD Auto Finance U.S., TD Wealth (U.S.), and an investment in The Charles Schwab Corporation; Wealth Management and Insurance, including TD Wealth (Canada), TD Direct Investing, and TD Insurance; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD also ranks among the world’s leading online financial services firms, with more than 16 million active online and mobile customers. TD had $1.9 trillion in assets on April 30, 2023. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol “TD” on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.

About Tourism Hamilton

Tourism Hamilton attracts 6 million annual leisure and business travelers to the city, which continues to evolve and surprise visitors with its unique blend of world-class cultural attractions, spectacular nature, and hosting capabilities. As the City of Hamilton’s official Destination Management Organization, Tourism Hamilton works to bring meetings, conventions, and culture and sports events to the city alongside leisure travelers to generate economic and social benefits. This mandate is driven by a commitment to promoting Hamilton as an unforgettable destination while celebrating the city’s unique character. For more, visit: www.tourismhamilton.com

About Dean Brody

Since his debut single “Brothers” hit the US Top-40 back in 2008, Dean has become one of the most beloved Canadian country artists of his generation. A passionate storyteller and unmatched lyricist, Dean has risen and continues to remain at the top of the Canadian country landscape with an impressive 34 Top-10 singles (including 8 #1s), 18 CCMA Awards, 2 JUNOs, a CMA Global Award and more than 435+ million global streams and numerous gold and platinum certified singles (including 1 triple platinum and 4 double platinum). He currently holds the title of the most consumed Canadian country artist since 2020.

No country artist has ever owned the Canadian stage like Dean in recent years, consistently selling out arenas across the country, headlining Canada’s biggest music festivals and becoming the only Canadian country artist to hold a 7-year residency at Toronto’s Budweiser Stage. While a consistently celebrated entertainer, Dean also dedicates a large part of his life to philanthropic efforts through his charity, The Dean Brody Foundation. Learn more at https://www.deanbrody.com/

About Carly Pearce

Fiercely rooted in the classics, the girl who left her Kentucky home and high school at 16 to take a job at Dollywood has grown into a woman who embraces the genre’s forward progression. GRAMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter Carly Pearce has come a long way from the pain she felt writing her critically acclaimed and commercially lauded third studio album 29. Looking ahead, she closes that pivotal life chapter with her first live album 29: Written In Stone (Live From Music City), out now via Big Machine Records. Pearce continues to resonate with her honest lyrics and timeless musicality, earning her fourth No. 1 at Country radio with “What He Didn’t Do.” Lighting a fire with her debut album Every Little Thing and the PLATINUM-certified history-making title track, Carly’s 3X PLATINUM-certified “I Hope You’re Happy Now” with Lee Brice won both the 2020 CMA Awards Musical Event and 2021 ACM Awards Music Event, plus ACM Single of the Year. She picked up her second consecutive ACM Music Event of the Year in 2022 with Ashley McBryde duet “Never Wanted To Be That Girl,” Carly’s third No. 1 and the third duet between two solo women to top Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. The song also took home the 2022 CMA Musical Event of the Year and won a GRAMMY® Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance, marking Pearce’s first and making history as the first female pairing to win in the category. The Grand Ole Opry and Kentucky Music Hall of Fame member recently joined Blake Shelton’s BACK TO THE HONKY TONK TOUR and made her 100th performance at the Grand Ole Opry. Honored as one of CMT’s 2022 Artists of The Year, the 2021 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year and 2022 ACM Awards Female Artist of the Year is clearly living out her childhood dream. Pearce officially ushered in the next chapter of her musical career with the release of her new single “We Don’t Fight Anymore” (featuring Chris Stapleton), out now.  For tour dates and more, visit CarlyPearce.com.

About The Reklaws

The Reklaws are a one-of-a-kind duo made up of siblings Jenna and Stuart Walker. Their debut single “Long Live the Night,” became the theme song for the CFL Thursday Night Football national broadcast in 2018/19. Recently their viral TikTok hit “What the Truck” feat. SACHA became the fastest-ever Canadian country song to go PLATINUM in the streaming era. To kick off 2023 The Reklaws secured three JUNO nominations for TikTok JUNO Fan’s Choice, Group or Duo of the Year and Country Album of the Year, followed by their third #1 with “11 Beers” feat. Jake Owen. The duo most recently took home CCMA Awards for Top Selling Canadian Single and Group or Duo of the Year, for the second consecutive year. The Reklaws hold 8 JUNO nominations, 7 CCMA Awards, 3 #1s, 1 DOUBLE PLATINUM, 8 PLATINUM and 11 GOLD singles and a GOLD debut album. Boasting 260M+ global streams it’s evident that The Reklaws are doing things differently and that the world is taking notice. Listen to their new album Good Ol’ Days now.

About Josh Ross

Echoing the primary themes of country infused with a fresh, modern sound, Josh Ross’s take on love, work, and play is often documented through his whirlwind experiences. Developing an ever-evolving career amidst the drawbacks of injuries, lockdowns, and conflicting relationships, Josh Ross is a country artist bound by the act of forging past and overcoming restraints. Josh Ross debuted with his independently released cathartic ballad on romantic losses, “First Taste of Gone,” which garnered stellar traction across North America for the Nashville-based singer. Capturing attention across the US with placement on Spotify’s top country playlists like Hot Country, New Boots, and more, “First Taste of Gone” proved the rising Nashville star’s emerging presence in the genre.

Recently, Josh Ross has pushed even further in his career with his major label signing to Universal Music Canada, teaming up with Universal Music Group Nashville, and management by The Core Entertainment. Often writing from personal experiences, Josh Ross has tallied more than 100 million streams across his collection of songs. In addition to “On A Different Night” and “First Taste of Gone,” his catalog includes summertime anthem “Tall Boys,” and the latest too-close-to-home emotional track “Red Flags.” This year, Josh Ross was announced as one of Spotify’s Hot Country Artists To Watch 2023 and already garnered his second Top 5 Canadian radio hit with “On A Different Night.” His debut US single, “Trouble,” is hitting country radio airwaves this summer, as he joins Nickelback and Brantley Gilbert on the GET ROLLIN’ TOUR. Stay tuned for more from Josh Ross as he continues to anchor himself as one of country’s most promising new artists.

Media Contacts:
For the Canadian Country Music Association

Charlotte Thompson | [email protected] | 416.464.8220

For TD Bank Group

Dominique Bomberry | [email protected]

For CTV Networks

Natalie Cole | [email protected] | 416.384.2140

For Dean Brody

Richelle Umali | [email protected] | 647.383.8857

For Carly Pearce

Red Umbrella P.R. | [email protected]

For The Reklaws

Richelle Umali | [email protected] | 647.383.8857

For Josh Ross

Stephanie Mudgett | [email protected]

COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK 2022 INFORMATION

IT’S OFFICIAL! 🤠🎉 WE’RE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT SEVEN-TIME 2022 CCMA AWARD NOMINEE TENILLE TOWNES IS TEAMING UP WITH “THE GIT UP”’S MULTI-PLATINUM SELLING BLANCO BROWN TO CO-HOST THE 2022 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD!

Both are set to perform with Blanco Brown debuting his brand new single “I’ll Never” while Tenille Townes celebrates the release of her new single “The Last Time” with it’s first national broadcast!

THAT’S NOT ALL! 👀
WE ALSO OFFICIALLY DROPPED THE FULL PERFORMER LINE-UP! 🎶

Get ready for performances from fan favourites Gord Bamford and Meghan Patrick, Blanco Brown, Dax, Jade Eagleson, Lindsay Ell, Tim Hicks, High Valley, James Barker Band, Brett Kissel and 98°, JoJo Mason, Tyler Joe Miller, Jess Moskaluke, Dallas Smith and MacKenzie Porter, SACHA, Tenille Townes, and Bailey Zimmerman.