2013 CCMA Award Nominations

Gord-BamfordThere’s a joke in the United States that if you play a country music record backwards, you get everything back: your spouse, your dog, your job, what have you. So the question is … when you play a Canadian country music record backwards, what happens?  The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards have been held annually since 1982.  In those years, big names were Carroll Baker, Family Brown, and Terry Carisse.  But Canada’s legacy reaches much further back all the way to Wilf Carter, the grandfather of Canadian country whose 1932 record “My Swiss Moonlight Lullaby / The Capture of Albert Johnson” was the first hit of the genre. The best-selling country artist of all-time from Canada is, of course, Shania Twain at 80 million records worldwide.  Three of her albums were certified double diamond in Canada. The nominations for the 2013 CCMAs have been released, and winners will be announced at a televised gala from Edmonton on September 8.  Below are the nominees in selected categories. For your convenience, we have provided YouTube links to the MVs of the Best Single and Video of the Year nominees.

FANS’ CHOICE AWARD
Gord Bamford
Dean Brody
George Canyon
Terri Clark
Johnny Reid

BEST SINGLE
It’s Friday – Dean Brody ft. Great Big Sea
Jumped Right In – Dallas Smith
Leaning On A Lonesome Song – Gord Bamford
Main Street, 1979 – Deric Ruttan
Show Some Respect – Bobby Wills

BEST ALBUM
Classics II – George Canyon
Is It Friday Yet? – Gord Bamford
Jumped Right In – Dallas Smith
Roll – Emerson Drive
Small Town Pistols – Small Town Pistols

FEMALE ARTIST
Terri Clark
Jaida Dreyer
Kira Isabella
Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Michelle Wright

MALE ARTIST
Gord Bamford
Dean Brody
Chad Brownlee
Dallas Smith
Bobby Wills

GROUP/DUO
Emerson Drive
Hey Romeo
High Valley
Small Town Pistols
The Stellas

RISING STAR AWARD
Autumn Hill
Tim Hicks
MacKenzie Porter
Tebey
Bobby Wills

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
A Little More Work – Kira Isabella
Hope & Gasoline – Beverley Mahood
I’m Movin’ On – Terri Clark ft. Dean Brody
Leaning On A Lonesome Song – Gord Bamford
Maybe You Remember Me Now – Hey Romeo

To view a complete list of nominees, go HERE.

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