Happy #CCMANomDay! Country Music Week 2021 is around the corner, which only means one thing...so are the 2021 CCMA Awards! Artists and country music fans will head to London, ON to celebrate country music in Canada. The nominees for this year's awards were announced in 10 categories. We are so pumped! 

Leading the board this year is Brett Kissel, coming in with EIGHT nominations including Male Artist Of The Year, Fans' Choice, and Entertainer Of The Year. The Reklaws, Mackenzie Porter, Dean BrodyTyler Joe Miller and Lindsay Ell are also making waves and exciting fans with their countless nominations. Congratulations to ALL nominees! The entire list of nominees are nothing but talented and amazing! We can't wait to see these artists at the Awards. See you in November y'all! 

See the full list of nominees below. 

RISING STAR

Shawn Austin

Andrew Hyatt

Tyler Joe Miller

Robyn Ottolini 

Tim & The Glory Boys

 

ALTERNATIVE COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

"After Midnight" - Callie McCullough

"Agricultural Tragic" - Corb Lund

"The Ride" - Ryan Lindsay

"Who I Am" - Cory Marks

"Without People" - Donovan Woods

 

INTERACTIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Lindsay Ell 

Aaron Goodvin 

James Barker Bard 

Nice Horse 

The Reklaws

 

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Dean Brody

Jade Eagleson 

Brett Kissel 

Tyler Joe Miller

Dallas Smith 

 

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

High Valley

Hunter Brothers

The Reklaws 

Tim & The Glory Boys 

The Washboard Union 

 

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Tenille Arts

Lindsay Ell

Jess Moskaluke 

Mackenzie Porter 

Tenille Townes 

 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

"Can’t Help Myself' – Dean Brody & The Reklaws 

"Grew Up On That" – High Valley

"Like A Man" – Dallas Smith

"No Truck Song" – Tim Hicks 

"Where I’m From" – The Reklaws 

 

Amazon Music and Alexa FANS’ CHOICE

Tenille Arts

Dean Brody

Jade Eagleson

High Valley 

Brett Kissel

Tyler Joe Miller

Mackenzie Porter

The Reklaws

Dallas Smith

Tenille Townes 

 

PRS GUITARS VIDEO OF THE YEAR

"Drinkin' Songs" - Mackenzie Porter

"Hard Dirt" - Hunter Brothers

"Make A Life, Not A Living" - Brett Kissel 

"Mapdot" - Jess Moskaluke 

"wAnt me back" - Lindsay Ell 

 

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Dean Brody

Brett Kissel

Mackenzie Porter

The Reklaws

 

FORD F-150 ALBUM OF THE YEAR

"The Demos" – Jess Moskaluke

"heart theory" – Lindsay Ell

"The Lemonade Stand" – Tenille Townes

"Sometimes I Don’t, But Sometimes I Do" – Tyler Joe Miller

"Timeless" – Dallas Smith

"What Is Life?" – Brett Kissel

 

SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR AWARD

Patricia Conroy, Ester Dean, Andrew DeRoberts, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Shane McAnally, Madeline Merlo, Tina Parol, Hillary Scott, Ryan Tedder, Dave Thomson - Song: Champagne Night (Performed By: Lady A)

Marc Beeson, Daniel Tashian, Tenille Townes - Song: Come As You Are (Performed By: Tenille Townes)

Aaron Goodvin, Ed Hill, Jimmy Ritchey - Song: Every Time You Take Your Time (Performed By: Aaron Goodvin)

Lindsay Ell, Sam Ellis, Micah Premnath - Song: good on you (Performed By: Lindsay Ell)

Zach Abend, Jess Moskaluke, Liz Rose - Song: Mapdot (Performed By: Jess Moskaluke)

 

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Matthew Atkins

Ben Bradley 

Spencer Cheyne

Brendan Lyons

Greg Williamson

 

FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Linsey Beckett

Tyler Beckett

Denis Dufresne

Tyler Vollrath 

 

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Denis Dufrense

Mitch Jay

Connor Riddell

 

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET)

Dayna Bourgoin – CKKL-FM – Ottawa, ON

Stephanie Dunham – CISN-FM/CKRY-FM- Edmonton, AB/ Calgary, AB

A.J. Keller – CFCW – Edmonton, AB

Amanda Kingsland – CKBY-FM – Ottawa, ON

Peter Walker – CJKX-FM/CHKX-FM – Oshawa, ON/Hamilton, ON

 

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM / SMALL MARKET)

Shilo Bellis – CJXL-FM – Moncton, NB

Lance Doll – CHAT-FM – Medicine Hat, AB

Paul Ferguson – CHCQ-FM – Belleville, ON

Mike Sadavoy – CHSJ- Saint John, NB

Barry Stewart – CFCW- Brantford, ON

 

COUNTRY PERSONALITY(IES) OF THE YEAR

Jennifer Campbell – CIKZ-FM

Shannon Ella – Pure Country

Jason McCoy – Pure Country

Paul McGuire – Stingray

Greg Shannon, Stella Stevens – CFCW

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET)

CFCW – Edmonton, AB

CHKX-FM – Hamilton, ON

CJJR-FM– Vancouver, BC

CKKL-FM – Ottawa, ON

CKRY-FM – Calgary, AB

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM / SMALL MARKET)

CHCQ-FM – Bellville, ON

CHSJ-FM – Saint John, NB

CICX-FM– Orillia, ON

CILG-FM – Moose Jaw, SK

CKGY-FM – Red Deer, AB

 

INDUSTRY AWARDS

BOOKING AGENCY OF THE YEAR AWARD

The Feldman Agency

Invictus Entertainment Group

Livestar Entertainment Canada

Paquin Artists Agency

Sakamoto Agency 

 

COUNTRY MUSIC PROGRAM OR SPECIAL OF THE YEAR AWARD

Brett Kissel: Live At The Drive-In – BAK 2 BAK Entertainment Inc., Backroad Productions

Christmas Time With Tenille Townes – Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.

Gord Bamford’s Real Country Livin’ Father’s Day Special – Anthem Entertainment, Cache Entertainment

Paul McGuire’s Country Countdown – Stingray

The Road Less Travelled – Stingray

 

MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR AWARD

Big Loud Management

Jayward Artist Group 

MDM Artist Management Services

On Ramp Entertainment

Starseed Entertainment

 

MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY CMMRA

Anthem Entertainment

Big Loud Publishing

BGM Rights Management (Canada) Inc.

Sony / ATV Music Publishing

Warner Chappell Music Canada 

 

RECORD COMPANY OF THE YEAR AWARD

Big Loud Records 

MDM Recordings Inc.

Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.

Universal Music Canada

Warner Music Canada 

 

INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY MNP

Steve Coady – Vice President, Radio Promotion – Warner Music Canada

Warren Copnick – Director of National Promotion – Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.

Mike Denney – President – MDM Recordings Inc.

Brianne Deslippe – Vice President, International – Big Loud Records

Anya Wilson – Radio Promoter – Anya Wilson Promotion

 

Creative Director(s) of the Year Award

Design Team: Bronwin Parks, Emma-Lee - Album: Everbound, Stage Banner (Artist: The Washboard Union)

Design Team: Stephane Lamontagne, Matt Lang, Denis Desro, Carl Lessard - Album: More, Socials and Ad Material (Artist: Matt Lang )

Design Team: Ben Dartnell, Brett Kissel, Erica Perreaux - Album: What Is Life?, Single: Make A Life, Not A Living (Artist: Brett Kissel)

Design Team: Antoine Moonen - EP: The Demos, Vinyl: The Vinyl, Socials and Promotional Graphics (Artist: Jess Moskaluke)

Design Team: Shae Dupuy, Ceci Mula - Single: Selfish, Music Video, Social and Promotional Material  (Artist: Shae Dupuy)

 

RECORDING STUDIO OF THE YEAR AWARD

Barrytone Studios – Miramichi, NB

MCC Recording Studio – Calgary, AB

Noble Street Studios – Toronto, ON

OCL Studios – Chestermere, AB

Revolution Recording – Toronto, ON

 

RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR AWARD

Danick Dupelle - Album: Sometimes I Don’t, But Sometimes I Do (Artist: Tyler Joe Miller)

Danick Dupelle, Tebey Ottoh - Album: The Good Ones (Artist: Tebey)

Jesse Frasure, Brett Kissel, Bart McKay - Album: What Is Life? (Artist: Brett Kissel)

Karen Kosowski, Thomas Salter, Gordie Sampson - Album: Everbound (Artist: The Washboard Union)

Joey Moi, Dave Cohen - Album: Timeless (Artist: Dallas Smith)

 

RETAILER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Amazon Music

Apple Music 

Spotify Canada Inc.

 

RON SAKAMOTO TALENT BUYER OR PROMOTER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Paul Biro – Sakamoto Agency

Jim Cressman – Invictus Entertainment Group

Rob Cyrynowski – Livestar Entertainment Canada/Hotels Live Canada

Brooke Dunford – Republic Live

Adam Oppenheim – Stampede Entertainment Inc.

 

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

Stephano Barberis - Video: Classic (Artist: Dallas Smith), Video: Diamonds In A Whiskey Glass (Artist: Gord Bamford), Video: If She Only Knew (Artist: The Washboard Union), Video: Never Run Outta Road (Artist: The Washboard Union), Video: Some Things Never Change (Artist: Dallas Smith feat. Hardy)

Ben Knechtel 

 

 

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