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The Canadian Country Music Association® To Induct Internationally Acclaimed, 10x CCMA Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter k.d. lang Into The Canadian Country Music Hall Of Fame®

By June 26, 2024Uncategorized

The Canadian Country Music Association® To Induct Internationally Acclaimed, 10x CCMA Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter k.d. lang Into The Canadian Country Music Hall Of Fame®

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lang To Be Honoured In Special Induction Ceremony, Taking Place During Country Music Week 2024, September 11-14 In Edmonton, AB 

 

Toronto, ON (June 26, 2024) – Today, the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) is thrilled to announce k.d. lang as the 2024 Canadian Country Music Hall Of Fame® Artist inductee. lang will be honoured and celebrated in an exclusive induction ceremony during Country Music Week 2024, taking place in Edmonton, AB, September 11–14.

Internationally acclaimed, Edmonton-born singer-songwriter k.d. lang stands as a true icon in contemporary music, renowned for her unparalleled voice and groundbreaking contributions to the industry. With a career spanning over four decades, lang has amassed a remarkable collection of accolades including four GRAMMY® awards, eight JUNO Awards, ten CCMA Awards including three consecutive wins for “Album of the Year”, and two consecutive “Entertainer of the Year” Awards, a BRIT Award, an AMA, a VMA, four awards from GLAAD, and was recognized in 1996 with Canada’s highest civilian honour, the Order of Canada. Her 2013 induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame further underscored her status as a national treasure, and recent years have seen lang continue to receive acclaim, including the Alberta Order of Excellence Award in 2021 and the Governor General’s Performing Arts Lifetime Achievement Award in 2023. She has appeared alongside such musical luminaries as Tony Bennett, Elton John, Loretta Lynn, Roy Orbison, and Bonnie Raitt, and in 2014 made her Broadway debut in the Tony Award nominated musical After Midnight. In 2016, she united with Neko Case and Laura Veirs to create case/lang/veirs, a collaborative record released that year, and 2017 celebrated the 25th anniversary of her Platinum selling breakthrough album, Ingénue, with critically acclaimed tours in Australia, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom/Ireland. In 2021, she released makeover, a  collection of classic dance remixes that reimagined some of her best-loved songs released between 1992-2000, further highlighting her ability to evolve while staying true to her artistic roots. 

I am beyond thrilled, and frankly pleasantly surprised to be honored in this way,” says lang. She adds, “my love for the prairies, the people and our culture underscore every ounce of my inspiration.  Not without its complexities, I might add. Such is life. I am so stoked to be coming to Edmonton to bask in this celebration… with deepest gratitude.

Today, we are excited to announce the incomparable k.d. lang as our 2024 Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Artist inductee,” shares Amy Jeninga, President, CCMA. “A true Canadian icon and trailblazer in country music and beyond, k.d. embraced the genre with unparalleled passion, and her extraordinary talents have left an indelible mark on the cultural landscape of our nation. We proudly honour her incredible legacy and outstanding contributions, and can’t wait to celebrate her induction in Edmonton this September.

The Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame® was established in 1984 to honour Canadian Artists and Builders who have made long-term contributions to the growth and development of Canadian country music. Its permanent physical home is located at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, in Calgary and consists of over 3,000 artifacts, including instruments and memorabilia. Inductees into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame® (Hall of Fame®) are selected annually by their Canadian peers in the industry. The Hall of Fame® is managed by the CCMA Board of Directors’ appointed Hall of Fame Management Committee (Management Committee). The Stan Klees Builder Award, was established in recognition of RPM Magazine co-founder, Mr. Stan Klees, and his pioneering efforts in creating the CCMA Awards Program.

As the custodian of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame®, the National Music Centre will celebrate the legacies of the 2024 inductees and past honourees with a new exhibition opening on September 11, 2024. More details will be announced closer to its opening.

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About the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame
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Since 1984, the Canadian Country Music Association® has been honouring Canadian artists and industry builders who have made long-term contributions to the growth and development of Canadian country music. In 1999, the CCMA formally merged its recognition program with a program of similar scope founded by Mr. Gary Buck, to create what today is known as the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame™. The CCMA has partnerships with the Canadian Country Music Heritage Society (www.ccmhalloffame.com), based in Merritt, British Columbia, and the National Music Centre (www.nmc.ca), based in Calgary, Alberta to collaboratively promote and bring recognition to the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame™ program.

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 National Music Centre | Centre National de Musique

The National Music Centre (NMC) has a mission to amplify the love, sharing, and understanding of music. It is preserving and celebrating Canada’s music story inside its home at Studio Bell in the heart of the East Village in Mohkinstsis (Calgary) on Treaty 7 territory. NMC is the home to four Canadian music halls of fame, including the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Quebec’s ADISQ Hall of Fame. Featuring musical instruments, artifacts, recording equipment, and memorabilia, the NMC Collection spans over 450 years of music history and innovation. A registered charity with programs that include exhibitions, artist development, performance, and education, NMC is inspiring a new generation of music lovers. For more information about NMC’s onsite activities, please visit studiobell.ca. To check out the NMC experience online, including video-on-demand performances, made-in-Canada stories, and highly entertaining educational content, visit amplify.nmc.ca.

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Media Contacts:

For the Canadian Country Music Association

Charlotte Thompson | [email protected] | 416.464.8220

For k.d. Lang

Canada | Dave Stelling | [email protected] 

Global (Outside of Canada) | Matthew Rankin | [email protected]