Saddle Up for the 2016 CCMA Award Nominations

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This year’s Canadian Country Music Association Awards will be held in London, Ontario on Sunday, September 11, 2016. Today, the nominations were announced. During the late summer gala, hosted by funny lady Jessi Cruickshank, eight of the awards will be given out. British Columbia bred Dean Brody and Alberta’s Brett Kissel lead the nominations with five each. The Washboard Union has the most for a group or duo at four, while the leading female is Saskatchewan’s Jess Moskaluke with three.

Regarding the latter, we are moved to share Jess’ reaction which she shared earlier today on social media:

“When I was about 14 years old, I sang at my first ‘solo gig’. … I remember later that day telling my mom that someday I wanted to have my very own backup singer. … Well, here I am almost 12 years later and I have a backup singer. In fact, I have 3. And 3 guitar players. And a bass player. And a drummer. And a sound guy. And 3 managers. 2 labels. Agents. Publicists. Radio trackers. Web designers. Publishers. Producers. A ton of other support staff. Not to mention I have fans. And now, today, I have … THREE CCMA Award nominations. …”

Below are the artist nominees. Find musician, radio, and industry nominations at the Official CCMA Website. You can vote for the Fans’ Choice award HERE.

FANS’ CHOICE
Dean Brody
Brett Kissel
Johnny Reid
Dallas Smith
Yoan

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Edge Of The Storm – Wes Mack
Hearts On Fire – Chad Brownlee
I Got This – George Canyon
Tin Roof – Gord Bamford
Tougher Than Love – Bobby Wills

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Lindsay Ell
Kira Isabella
Madeline Merlo
Jess Moskaluke
MacKenzie Porter

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Gord Bamford
Dean Brody
Brett Kissel
Johnny Reid
Dallas Smith

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Autumn Hill
Cold Creek County
High Valley
The Road Hammers
The Washboard Union

ROOTS ARTIST OF THE YEAR
The Lovelocks
Jessica Mitchell
Lindi Ortega
The Washboard Union
The Western Swing Authority

RISING STAR
Alee
Cold Creek County
David James
River Town Saints
The Washboard Union

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Airwaves – Brett Kissel
Bring Down The House – Dean Brody
Cheap Seats – Dallas Smith
Don’t Let Her Be Gone – Gord Bamford
Won’t You Be Mine – Bobby Wills

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Bring Down The House – Dean Brody
Hearts On Fire – Chad Brownlee
Kiss Me Quiet – Jess Moskaluke
Maybe It’s The Moonshine – The Washboard Union
Our Town – Cold Creek County
What Love Is All About – Johnny Reid

SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR
Chad Kroeger, Meghan Patrick
Song: Bow Chicka Wow Wow (Performed By: Meghan Patrick)
Dean Brody
Song: Bring Down The House (Performed By: Dean Brody)
Deric Ruttan, Craig Wiseman
Song: Came Here To Forget (Performed By: Blake Shelton)
Gord Bamford, Wade Kirby, Phil O’Donnell
Song: Heard You In A Song (Performed By: Gord Bamford)
Matt Johnson, Michael Pyle, Bobby Wills
Song: Won’t You Be Mine (Performed By: Bobby Wills)

INTERACTIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Leah Daniels
Tim Hicks
Brett Kissel
Wes Mack
Jess Moskaluke
Dallas Smith

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