The 2013 CCMA (Canadian Country Music Association Awards) are being held in Edmonton, Alberta on Sunday, September 8th, marking Canada’s biggest night in country music. It will be aired live on CBC with encore airings on CMT Canada starting at 10pm ET.
On the morning of July 17th, an official CCMA nominees announcement was held here in Toronto at the Storys Building with industry and media present as well as Autumn Hill and Emerson Drive in attendance giving a sample of their performances. Even though both bands showcased just vocal and acoustic guitar duets, their talents shined through. Emerson Drive will also be giving a live performance at the awards broadcast as well as Dallas Smith and The Band Perry.
Dean Brody, Gord Bamford and Terri Clark are among the biggest nomination leaders. Gord Bamford leads with 7 nominations including CCMA Fans’ Choice, Album of the Year, CMT Video of the Year, Single of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Record Producer(s) of the Year, Male Artist of the Year.
Voting for the CCMA Fans’ Choice Award winner is now open. To vote and to view the complete list of CCMA Award nominees visit www.ccma.org. All voters will be entered into a draw to win the Ultimate Fan Contest which includes a trip to Edmonton to attend Country Music Week and present the Fans’ Choice Award at the CCMA Awards Broadcast.
Check out the video from the CCMA nominees announcement event