The Canadian Country Music Association has announced the final nominees in 34 Award categories, eight of which will be presented during the televised show, to be broadcast from the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, on Sunday, September 10 on CBC.
A first-time nominee, the James Barker Band, has an impressive five nominations: Album, Group, Rising Star, Single and Video of the Year.
Lead singer, James Barker is also nominated for Songwriter of the Year (presented by ole) alongside Gavin Slate, Travis Wood and Donovan Woods for the James Barker Band single, “Chills.”
Dean Brody can celebrate five nominations in the categories of Apple Music Fans’ Choice, Album, Single, Video, and Songwriter of the Year for his single, “Time.”
Brett Kissel also boasts five nods for Male Artist, Single, Video Interactive Artist, as well as Songwriter of the Year with Ted Hewitt and Phil O’Donnell for the single, “Cool With That.”
Scoring four nominations is Dallas Smith, who heads into CCMA Awards season in the categories of Apple Music Fans’ Choice, Album, Male Artist and Single of the Year.
And with three nominations each is High Valley: Apple Music Fans Choice, Album, and Group or Duo of the Year and Meghan Patrick: Album, Female Artist, and Rising Star.
The 2017 Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award nominees were released Tuesday night on Entertainment Tonight Canada. This award, voted on by fans, is again stacked with male artists: Gord Bamford, Dean Brody, Chad Brownlee, High Valley and Dallas Smith.
This year, there are three ways for fans to engage with their favourite Canadian country music act and vote:
· Visit fanvote.ccma.org and click on their favourite act,
· Visit applemusic.com/CCMAawards and listen to their favourite act,
· Take to social media and hashtag their choice for the Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award.
For a complete list of 2017 CCMA Awards nominees to-date, visit ccma.org.
For more information on the 2017 CCMA Awards Show or PotashCorp Country Music Week, visit ccma.org.