Brett Kissel​, James Barker Band Lead CCMA Nominees

The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) has 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 compete 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 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.

The 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD will broadcast live from Calgary, AB on Sept. 8 and 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 please visit ccma.org .  

Here is a complete listing of the 2019 CCMA Awards nominees

ARTIST AWARDS

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Paul Brandt
Dean Brody
Tim Hicks
Brett Kissel
Dallas Smith

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

The Fall - Dallas Smith
Feels Like That - The Reklaws
The Journey BNA Vol. 2 - Paul Brandt
Love A Girl - Tebey
New Tattoo - Tim Hicks
State Of Mind - Hunter Brothers

APPLE MUSIC FANS' CHOICE

Gord Bamford
Paul Brandt
Dean Brody
Tim Hicks
Hunter Brothers
James Barker Band
Brett Kissel
The Reklaws
Dallas Smith
Guylaine Tanguay

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Lindsay Ell
Jess Moskaluke
Meghan Patrick
Guylaine Tanguay
Tenille Townes

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

High Valley
Hunter Brothers
James Barker Band
The Reklaws
The Washboard Union

INTERACTIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Lindsay Ell
Aaron Goodvin
James Barker Band
Brett Kissel
Nice Horse

MNP MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Paul Brandt
Dean Brody
Tim Hicks
Brett Kissel
Dallas Smith

RISING STAR

Shawn Austin
Jade Eagleson
Eric Ethridge
JoJo Mason
Sons Of Daughters

ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion - Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion
Both Ways - Donovan Woods
Heart Of Glass - Jessica Mitchell
Juliet - Dan Davidson
What We're Made Of - The Washboard Union

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Criminal - Lindsay Ell
Dive Bar - Gord Bamford
Good Together - James Barker Band
Somebody's Daughter - Tenille Townes
Walls Come Down - Meghan Patrick

ANTHEM ENTERTAINMENT SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR

Brett Kissel, Seth Mosley, Brad Rempel
Song: Cecilia (Performed By: Brett Kissel)

Gord Bamford, Bart Butler, Brice Long
Song: Down (Performed By: Gord Bamford)

James Barker, Todd Clark, Gavin Slate, Travis Wood
Song: Keep It Simple (Performed By: James Barker Band)

Corey Crowder, Jess Moskaluke, Jared Mullins
Song: Save Some Of That Whiskey (Performed By: Jess Moskaluke)

Barry Dean, Luke Laird, Tenille Townes
Song: Somebody’s Daughter (Performed By: Tenille Townes)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Camouflage - Jess Moskaluke
Criminal - Lindsay Ell
Feels Like That - The Reklaws
Somebody’s Daughter - Tenille Townes
Walls Come Down - Meghan Patrick

 

MUSICIAN AWARDS

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Kirby Barber
Lisa Dodd
Curtis Ebner
Doug Elash
Justin Kudding

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR

Ben Bradley
Flavio Cirillo
Rich DaSilva
Chad Melchert
Rob Wells

FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Linsey Beckett
Tyler Beckett
Denis Dufresne
Mike Sanyshyn
Tyler Vollrath

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Paul Chapman
Ryan Davidson
Matt McKay
Darren Savard
Geoff Torrn

KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Mike Little
Bart McKay
Brendan Waters

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT PLAYER OF THE YEAR

David Barber
Denis Dufresne
Shane Guse
Mitch Jay
Connor Riddell

STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Darrek Anderson
Mitch Jay
Doug Johnson

RADIO AWARDS

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET) 

Steph Hansen - CISN-FM/CKRY-FM - Edmonton, AB/Calgary, AB
A.J. Keller - CFCW - Edmonton, AB
Amanda Kingsland - CKBY-FM - Ottawa, ON
Rebecca Lafrance - CKKL-FM - Ottawa, ON
Peter Walker - CJKX-FM/CHKX-FM - Oshawa, ON/Hamilton, ON

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM OR SMALL MARKET)

Shilo Bellis - CJXL-FM - Moncton, NB
Paul Ferguson - CHCQ-FM - Belleville, ON
Luca James - CKGY-FM - Red Deer, AB
Cory Noel - CKLJ/CKVG - Olds, AB/Vegreville, AB

 

INDUSTRY AWARDS

BOOKING AGENCY OF THE YEAR

The Feldman Agency
Invictus Entertainment Group
Paquin Artists Agency
Sakamoto Agency
United Talent Agency

COUNTRY CLUB OF THE YEAR

Cook County Saloon – Edmonton, AB
OK Corral & Cabaret – Kelowna, BC
Ranchman's Cookhouse and Dancehall – Calgary, AB
Rock 'N' Horse Saloon – Toronto, ON

COUNTRY FESTIVAL, FAIR OR EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR

Big Valley Jamboree – Camrose, AB
Boots And Hearts Music Festival - Oro-Medonte, ON
Calgary Stampede – Calgary, AB
Cavendish Beach Music Festival – Cavendish, PE
Havelock Country Jamboree – Havelock, ON

COUNTRY MUSIC PROGRAM OR SPECIAL OF THE YEAR

CBC q Live At The Grand Ole Opry - CBCq
The Dungarees Christmas Special - Rogers Media and The Dungarees
Girl Power Hour - Rogers Media
Jess Moskaluke's A Small Town Christmas - MDM Recordings Inc.
Paul McGuire’s Country Countdown - ole TV

MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Big Loud Management
Cache Entertainment
Invictus Entertainment Group
MDM Artist Management Services
Starseed Entertainment

MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY OF THE YEAR

BMG Rights Management Canada
ole
Royalty Records Publishing
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Warner/Chappell Music Canada

RECORD COMPANY OF THE YEAR

MDM Recordings Inc.
Open Road Recordings
Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.
Universal Music Canada
Warner Music Canada

INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR

Steve Coady - Vice President, Radio Promotions - Warner Music Canada  
Mike Denney – President - MDM Recordings Inc.
Brianne Deslippe - Vice President of Promotion/General Manager - Canada - Big Loud Records  
Ron Kitchener - President, CEO - RGK Entertainment Group Inc.
Shannon McNevan - Director of A&R - Universal Music Canada

CREATIVE DIRECTOR(S) OF THE YEAR

Design Team: Bronwin Parks
Album: All In, Artist Merchandise (Artist: Chris Buck Band) 

Design Team: Alee, Photography: Uryelle Dimailig
Single: Don't Make Me Miss You (Artist: Alee)         

Design Team: Buckspring Inc., Photography: Andrik Langfield, Tanner Wendell Stewart, Jonathan Taylor Sweet, Paul Tellefsen       
Albums: The Journey YYC Vol. 1, The Journey BNA Vol. 2, The Journey YYC-BNA Deluxe Volume;
Single: Bittersweet feat. Lindsay Ell; Tour Graphics: The Journey Tour (Artist: Paul Brandt)

Design Team: Bronwin Parks
Album: Sides, Single: Danger Danger, Artist Merchandise (Artist: KIRA)

Design Team: Scotty Kipfer, Photography: Brad Kelly        
Taking My Time (Artist: Scotty Kipfer)

RECORDING STUDIO OF THE YEAR

Barrytone Studios - St. Clements, ON
Bart McKay Productions - Saskatoon, SK
MCC Recording Studio - Calgary, AB
OCL Studios - Chestemere, AB
Revolution Recording - Toronto, ON

RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR

Jeff Dalziel     
Album: Juliet (Artist: Dan Davidson) 

Danick Dupelle, Tebey          
Single: Who's Gonna Love You (Artist: Tebey)          

Adam Gregory, Bart McKay  
Album: Perfect World (Artist: Adam Gregory)

Mitch Merrett, F. Reid Shippen        
Album: Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion (Artist: Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion)    

Joey Moi, Dave Cohen          
Album: The Fall (Artist: Dallas Smith)

RETAILER OF THE YEAR

Amazon Music
Apple Music
Spotify Canada Inc.

RON SAKAMOTO TALENT BUYER OR PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

Paul Biro - Sakamoto Agency
Jim Cressman - Invictus Entertainment Group
Adam Oppenheim - Stampede Entertainment Inc.
Lisa Zechmeister - Republic Live

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Stephano Barberis    
Video: 20 Dollars In My Pocket (Artist: The Lovelocks), Video: 24 Reasons (Artist: Kadooh), Video: Dive Bar (Artist: Gord Bamford), Video: Downtown Kids (Artist: David James), Video: Everything Girl (Artist: Dave Hartney), Video: Make ‘Em Like You (Artist: Dallas Smith), Video: Walls Come Down (Artist: Meghan Patrick);

Ben Knechtel 
Video: Ain’t My Fault (Live From Toronto / 2019) (Artist: Jade Eagleson), Video: Count The Ways (Artist: Jade Eagleson), Video: Dear Drunk Me (Artist: Chad Brownlee), Video: Feels Like That (Artist: The Reklaws), Video: Forever's Gotta Start Somewhere (Artist: Chad Brownlee), Video: Got Your Name On It (Artist: Jade Eagleson), Video: Keep It Simple (Artist: James Barker Band) Video: Long Live The Night (Artist: The Reklaws), Video: Lost (Artist: Hunter Brothers) Video: Never Be The Same (Artist: James Barker Band), Video: Save Some Of That Whiskey (Artist: Jess Moskaluke), Video: The Worst Kind feat. Lindsay Ell (Artist: Tim Hicks);

Wes Mack
Video: Camouflage (Artist: Jess Moskaluke), Video: Never Have I Ever feat. Sons of Daughters (Artist: Wes Mack), Video: PBR State of Mind (Artist: Wes Mack);

Travis Nesbitt
Video: Can’t Help Myself (Artist: Dan Davidson), Video: Don't Hold Back (Artist: The Dungarees), Video: I’ll Get Along (Artist: Danny Hooper), Video: Little Log Cabin (Artist: Danny Hooper), Video: These Are My People (Artist: Dan Davidson);

Joel Stewart   
Video: Feel Like That (Artist: The Washboard Union), Video: She Gets Me (Artist: The Washboard Union), Video: You Are (Artist: Aaron Goodvin), Video: Zamboni (Artist: The Road Hammers).

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