AMES BARKER BAND AND BRETT KISSEL LEAD
WITH FIVE 2019 CCMA AWARD NOMINATIONS EACH
PAUL BRANDT, LINDSAY ELL, TIM HICKS, THE REKLAWS,
DALLAS SMITH AND TENILLE TOWNES
FOLLOW WITH FOUR NOMINATIONS EACH
2019 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD TO BE BROADCAST LIVE
FROM CALGARY ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 ON GLOBAL TELEVISION
July 10, 2019 (Toronto, ON) — And they’re off! Today the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA) announced its nominees for the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD. Leading the pack with five nominations each are 2018 Single of the Year Award-winning group James Barker Band and reigning Interactive Artist of the Year Brett Kissel.
Kissel is nominated in the following categories: Entertainer of the Year, Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award,Interactive Artist or Group of the Year, MNP Male Artist of the Year, Anthem Entertainment Songwriter(s) of the Year while James Barker Band will compete to take home wins in the Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award, Interactive Artist or Group of the Year, Group or Duo of the Year, Single of the Year, Anthem Entertainment Songwriter(s) of the Year categories.
Following closely behind with four nominations apiece are Paul Brandt (Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year, Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award, MNP Male Artist of the Year), Lindsay Ell (Female Artist of the Year, Interactive Artist or Group of the Year, Single of the Year, Video of the Year), Tim Hicks (Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year, Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award, MNP Male Artist of the Year), The Reklaws (Album of the Year, Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award, Group or Duo of the Year,Video of the Year), Tenille Townes (Female Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, Anthem Entertainment Songwriter(s) of the Year, Video of the Year) and Dallas Smith (Entertainer of the Year,Album of the Year, Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award, MNP Male Artist of the Year).
Returning to the 2019 CCMA Awards broadcast after a 30-year hiatus, the Entertainer of the Year Award will see Paul Brandt, Dean Brody, Tim Hicks, Brett Kissel and Dallas Smith go head to head to win the most coveted award of the night.
Chosen by Canadian country music fans, the Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award nominees were announced late last night. Nomination leaders Brett Kissel and James Barker Band will compete with fellow country heavyweights Gord Bamford, Paul Brandt, Dean Brody, Tim Hicks, Hunter Brothers, The Reklaws, Dallas Smith and Guylaine Tanguay for fan votes heading into the biggest night of country music in Canada.
Voting for the Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award is now open. Canadian country music fans can vote by streaming on applemusic.com/CCMAawards or by visiting www.ccma.org/applemusicfanschoice. All rules and regulations for the voting process can also be found online.
To note: To view a complete listing of the 2019 CCMA Awards nominees please visit ccma.org.
The 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD will broadcast live from Calgary, AB on Global at 9 p.m. EST/PST. Livestream details to be announced at a later date. Watch it live this fall to see which artist takes home the most hardware.
Tickets to the 2019 CCMA Awards Show are available for purchase at ticketmaster.ca. For each ticket sold, $1 will go directly to the MusiCounts in support of their year-round music initiatives.
Fans are encouraged to follow updates for the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD via Twitter,Instagram and Facebook.
For more information on the CCMA and the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD please visit ccma.org.
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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 2019 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, the Government of Alberta, The City of Calgary and Tourism Calgary.
About TD Music
Since 2013, TD is proud to sponsor over 80 music festivals and 100 community music programs from coast to coast. 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, we strive 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, TD invests in music to help build more connected communities and open doors for an inclusive tomorrow.
About Corus Entertainment
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. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 37 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is also 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, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.