Category Archives: CCMA

Dean Brody crowned CCMA Male Artist of the Year

Dean Brody. photo credit: Open Road Recordings.

Crowned for the second consecutive year, Dean Brody continues his reign as Male Artist of Year at the 2013 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards.

Sunday night, Brody introduced Canada to his brand new single “Bounty” through a live performance with special guest vocalist Lindi Ortega. On November 5, he will release Crop Circles his highly anticipated fourth studio album. Starting today, fans will have the first opportunity to hear Crop Circles live as he kicks off tour dates across Ontario this fall and returns to the road in 2014 for his Crop Circles & Tractor Beams Tour, featuring Season 3 winner of the Voice, Cassadee Pope.

To date, Brody has won seven CCMA Awards including back-to-back wins for Album of the Year (Trail In Life and Dirt) and now, Male Artist of the Year (2012 and 2013). His third album Dirt reached Gold sales in Canada and he has charted 11 Top 10 singles including the Gold-selling #1 hit “Canadian Girls” and “It’s Friday” featuring Great Big Sea.

In 2011 and 2012, Brody was named the #1 Most Played Canadian Country Artist at radio and earned two JUNO Award nominations for Album of the Year. Among his accolades this year, Brody has participated in the Halo High Water Benefit Concertand Telethon to support the Calgary Foundation’s Flood Rebuilding Fund, was named one of HELLO! Canada’s Most Beautiful Canadians in May and wrapped his first headlining tour to sold out crowds and rave reviews this past winter.

Miranda Lambert Cruises Into Saskatoon With “Fastest Girl In Town”

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Miranda Lambert never ceases to surprise country music fans. Miranda cruised into Saskatoon Sunday night, equipped with her rocking pink electric guitar and shotgun microphone stand. The country mega star hit the CCMA stage in Saskatoon last night and rocked her current single, “Fastest Girl In Town”. After a sassy performance with her musical passion project, Pistol Annies, it was no surprise when she brought her sass and attitude to her current single and left the crowd wanting more!

Check out Miranda’s sassy performance below, and let us know what you think!

VIDEO: Pistol Annies at CCMAs

The Pistol Annies.

Sassy country music trio Pistol Annies made an invasion into Canada this weekend. Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley made their Canadian television debut during the Canadian Country Music Awards with a performance of their latest autobiographical single “Takin’ Pills.”

Catch their performance and let us know if you want to see an Annies tour here in Canada:

Recap of the Canadian Country Music Association Awards

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The Canadian Country Music Association Awards was definitely enough to remind Canadians of the amazing talent that represents us in the country music industry. Tonight (09/09), we saw some of the best of the best rock the stage in Saskatoon and accept awards that they were most deserving of.

Dean Brody opened the show with his hit “Canadian Girls,” kicking off a show that would see him win two awards: Best Male Artist and Album of the Year.

Other country faves taking home hardware at this year’s show included Carolyn Dawn Johnson, who won Female Artist of the Year and Hey Romeo, this year’s Group or Duo of the Year. Ottawa’s sweetest and brightest new talent, Kira Isabella, took home the Rising Star award. The Stellas, who have been out on the road with Johnny Reid, took home the award for CMT Video of the Year for their song “In This House.” Johnny, who had a whopping eight nominations tonight, was the recipient of the Fans’ Choice award.

CCMA Nominees Announced

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Canadians can’t wait for the nation’s biggest night in country music! The countdown has begun for the Canadian Country Music Association Awards which will be held in Saskatoon, SK on September 9 at 8PM. Fans can tune in to CBC to catch the awards as they air LIVE.

“All of today’s nominees deserve ample recognition for their excellence as well as their tremendous contribution to Canadian country music,” said Don Green, Executive Director, CCMA. “This year’s nominees reflect the depth of musical talent in Canada, and we’re so proud to be able to recognize those artists – both established and emerging – who have impacted Canadians with their music.”

A personal fave, Johnny Reid, leads the nominations with a total of eight. Country cutie Dean Brody follows close behind with seven of his own.

Performers expected to light up the stage at the Awards include Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies, Eric Church, Paul Brandt, Dean Brody, George Canyon, Johnny Reid, Deric Ruttan, Gord Bamford, Terri Clark, Chad Brownlee and High Valley.

Check out the list of nominees below!

Dean Brody Wins Album Of The Year

Dean Brody. photo credit: Open Road Recordings.

Last night was a big night for Dean Brody. The Canadian singer took home three prized at the 2011 Canadian Country Music Awards, becoming the top artist at the award show. His “Trail In Life” record is the 2011 CCMA Album Of The Year, and he also won Single of The Year and Songwriter of the Year for the single of the same name.

Dean has spent the most weeks at number one on the Canadian country charts over the last 12 months. He’s charted seven top-10 singles to date on the Canadian singles chart, including four consecutive singles: “People Know You By Your First Name,” “Trail In Life,” “Roll That Barrel Out,” and his current single “Little Yellow Blanket.”

Dean is heading out on the CMT Hitlist tour this Fall alongside Deric Ruttan and Aaron Lines. Their first tour date together is September 22nd in Kelowna, British Columbia.

We Have The Winners For The 2011 CCMA Awards

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It was a hot night in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada last night as they were the ones to host the 2011 Canadian Country Music Association Awards. The award show aired live from Copps Coliseum on CBC Television. The event marked the end of Canadian Country Music Week in the city, which took place between September 9th and September 12th. The CCMA week included street performances, autograph signings and activities for Canadian country music fans.

Johnny Reid was the big winner of the night, taking home three awards including “Fan’s Choice Award,” “CMT Video Of The Year,” and “Male Artist Of The Year.” Dean Brody won the second most and took home two for “Single Of The Year” for “Trail In Life,” and “Album Of The Year.” Terri Clark took home “Female Artist Of The Year,” and the trio Hey Romeo took home “Group Or Duo Of The Year.” Chad Bromlee, last year’s “New Artist Showcase” winner, took home the “Rising Star” award last night. For a full list of winners click the “read more” button.

The night was highlighted with performances from Ronnie Dunn, Doc Walker, Luke Bryan, Michelle Wright, Deric Ruttan, Ron James, Chantal Kreviazuk, and Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough.

Next year’s CCMAs will be hosted in Saskatoon, Sasketchewan on September 9th live from the Credit Union Centre. The 2012 Canadian Country Music Week will take place from September 6th through to the 9th.

Canadian Codie Prevost Needs Fans' Help

Codie Prevost. photo credit: Liam Richards.

Canadian country singer Codie Prevost needs the help of country music fans this week. The singer-songwriter, who has released three albums, is vying for the last fan-voted performance spot at the 2011 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) awards Fan Fest. The three time Sasketchewan Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year is also nominated for the “Rising Star” award at this year’s awards in Hamilton, Ontario. The winner of the last spot will perform alongside Terri Clark, Doc Walker and George Canyon.

To vote for Codie, click HERE to like the official Facebook page for his effort. Good luck!

Canadian Codie Prevost Needs Fans’ Help

Codie Prevost. photo credit: Liam Richards.

Canadian country singer Codie Prevost needs the help of country music fans this week. The singer-songwriter, who has released three albums, is vying for the last fan-voted performance spot at the 2011 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) awards Fan Fest. The three time Sasketchewan Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year is also nominated for the “Rising Star” award at this year’s awards in Hamilton, Ontario. The winner of the last spot will perform alongside Terri Clark, Doc Walker and George Canyon.

To vote for Codie, click HERE to like the official Facebook page for his effort. Good luck!

Tara Oram Gets CCMA Nod for Female Artist of the Year

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Canadian Tara Oram has a little celebrating to do: the blonde country singer has just been nominated for female artist of the year at the 2011 Canadian Country Music Association Awards. She released her sophomore album, “Revival, “ in July. The nomination came at a total surprise for the former CCMA rising star:

“This nomination is a huge surprise, and it’s so cool to be nominated when you’ve been away for two years.”

Tara released “Chasing The Sun” in 2008. The Newfoundland native is a former Canadian Idol contestant, who placed sixth on the now-defunct reality singing competition. She also starred in CMT’s “The Tara Diaries,” and also had her own Christmas special on the network: “The Night Before Christmas.” 

Tara will be appearing at the Capital Hoedown in Ottawa, Canada this week, opening up for Doc Walker and Kenny Chesney on Thursday night. Are you going to be there? Who are you excited for?

Take a look this Canadian talent appearing at the Hoedown under the cut with “Go To Bed Angry.”