THE CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD RETURN TO EDMONTON, ALBERTA IN 2024
COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK 2024 GETS SET TO CELEBRATE THE BEST IN COUNTRY MUSIC NEXT SEPTEMBER
CTV IS THE EXCLUSIVE HOME TO THE 42ND ANNUAL CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD
Watch The Exciting Announcement HERE
TORONTO, ON (September 18, 2023) – The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) announced today that Country Music Week 2024 and the 2024 CCMA Awards presented by TD will return to Edmonton next September for the first time in 10 years to celebrate Canada’s biggest night in country music. Commemorating their eighth time in Edmonton, and the first return since back-to-back visits in 2013 and 2014, the 2024 CCMA Awards presented by TD will broadcast live from Rogers Place in the heart of downtown Edmonton. Adding to the excitement is the announcement that the CCMA® and Bell Media have extended their broadcast and content partnership through Country Music Week 2024, with CTV remaining as the exclusive broadcaster of the 42ND Annual CCMA Awards presented by TD. Bell Media will also deliver extensive multi-platform coverage and content across broadcast, radio, digital, and social media properties including iHeartRadio Canada’s PURE COUNTRY.
Offering 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, Country Music Week 2024 returns to Edmonton with the support of the Government of Alberta, the City of Edmonton, Explore Edmonton and the 2024 Host Committee.
“We are thrilled to bring Country Music Week and the CCMA Awards presented by TD back to Edmonton,” says Amy Jeninga, President, CCMA. “As a vibrant music city deep rooted in country music, the city is a unique cultural destination with a proven commitment to championing the arts and our country community and we can’t wait to shine a light on its flourishing country music scene.”
“Country music is a big part of who we are as Albertans, and I am thrilled to see the Canadian Country Music Awards return to our province for 2024,” shares Tanya Fir, Alberta Minister of Arts, Culture and Status of Women. “The awards show and Country Music Week will help celebrate the province’s country roots and help the music industry in Alberta grow alongside supporting careers of musicians and music professionals throughout the province.”
Edmonton Mayor Amerjeet Sohi adds, “We are delighted to welcome Country Music Week 2024 and the CCMA Awards back to Edmonton. This is a great opportunity for us to demonstrate our national pride, and to showcase some of the finest homegrown talent in Canadian country music today. Our world-class facilities, dedicated local host committee, and thriving country music scene are sure to make this a week to remember.”
“Edmonton is thrilled to continue impressing on the national music stage,” states Traci Bednard, President and CEO of Explore Edmonton. “Over the past year Edmonton has had incredible opportunities to boast its vibrant music scene and ability to host big events. We can’t wait to activate our incredible local venues and celebrate our music community in September 2024. We look forward to welcoming country music fans from across the country to explore Edmonton and enjoy all that our city has to offer.“
Explore Edmonton is offering fans the chance at an unforgettable experience at the 2024 CCMA Awards presented by TD. Enter now at exploreedmonton.com/2024-ccma-contest for the chance to win round-trip airfare for two, an exclusive 2-night stay at one of Edmonton’s Best Hotels, and two tickets to the live broadcast of the 2024 CCMA Awards presented by TD.
Sign-up for more information and updates on the 2024 CCMA Awards presented by TD at ccma.org/edmonton-2024.
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 and TD Cowen. 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 July 31, 2023. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol “TD” on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.
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 City of Edmonton
In the spirit of truth and reconciliation, we acknowledge and pay respect to the Indigenous keepers of the traditional and unceded lands on which our city was built. We are committed to honouring, listening, and continuously learning about the rich history of this land to better understand our role as residents, neighbours, partners and caretakers; We are all Treaty people. Home to a 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. We support and encourage the new and fresh, while also cherishing what our past has given us.
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.
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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 Explore Edmonton
Quinn Phillips | [email protected] | 780-914-7179