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2020 CCMA Awards Set For Sept. 27

2020 has seen the postponement or cancellation of countless music award shows, but  the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) has announced that it is proceeding with this year’s edition of the CCMA Awards, the biggest annual event in Canadian country music.

The official press release states that the CCMA “has reimagined their biggest event of the year with a multi-city broadcast delivering premium performances and more talent than ever before for the 2020 CCMA Awards on Global, airing on September 27 at 9 pm E.T./P.T. With just under a month left until the celebration, the CCMA has produced an intimate and entertaining awards show that will pay tribute to Canada’s fastest-growing genre, country music.“

“As we worked to create this show we didn’t want to lose sight that winning a CCMA Award is a monumental experience for an artist and that although it seems like everything has changed, the one thing that remains constant is the hard work and achievements of our artists,” explained CCMA President Tracy Martin.

 “Every year we hand out awards that reflect the excellence found in Canada within our genre and we couldn’t imagine not doing that this year. We’re so grateful to our broadcast partner Global TV who, without hesitation, stepped in to help us create this incredibly memorable show.” 

Filmed in the fields of Burl’s Creek Event Grounds (Ontario) — home to the 4-time CCMA Award-winning Boots and Hearts Music Festival — and against the skyline of Nashville (Tennessee), the 2020 CCMA Awards presented by TD will air on Global and stream live on the Global TV App September 27 at 9 pm E.T./P.T. The show will also broadcast on Corus radio stations Country 105 (Calgary), CISN Country 103.9 (Edmonton), and Country 104 (London/Woodstock).

A top-notch lineup of performers has been announced for the show. Artists appearing will be Don Amero, Dean Brody, Jade Eagleson, Lindsay Ell, Hunter Brothers, James Barker Band, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Brett Kissel, JoJo Mason, Jess Moskaluke, Meghan Patrick, MacKenzie Porter, The Reklaws, Dallas Smith, Tebey + Marie Mai and Tenille Townes.

The 2020 CCMA Awards will also include appearances by international artists Kane Brown, Sam Hunt + Breland, and Tim McGraw.

“This year’s show is truly a passion project,” explained Martin. “The dedication of our team to make a safe space for us to create this musical love letter to our genre is not something I’ll soon forget. We hope the virtual audience loves it as much as we do.” 

All eight of the artist based CCMA Awards — Fans’ Choice, Female Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Group or Duo of the Year, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Rising Star and TD Entertainer of the Year —  will be given out on-air on September 27. The remaining awards will be presented during a virtual Country Music Week, attended by CCMA members in the days leading up to the 2020 CCMA Awards presented by TD broadcast.  

To view a complete listing of the 2020 nominees,  visit ccma.org

Fans are encouraged to follow updates for the Awards presented by TD via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

For more information on the CCMA and the 2020 CCMA Awards presented by TD please visit ccma.org.

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 2020 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 and the Government of Ontario.

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