CCMA Nominees Announced

Published On July 15, 2015 | By Cheryl Johnstone | Country Music News

The Canadian Country Music Association announced the nominees in 34 CCMA Award categories today, eight of which will be presented on the 2015 CCMA Awards Show in Halifax on Sunday, September 13.

Gord Bamford heads into the 2015 CCMA Awards season with six nominations, five among artist award categories: Fans’ Choice, Male Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, Songwriter(s) of the Year and Video of the Year, and one industry award nod for Producer of the Year. Dean Brody also boasts six nominations, total, in the categories of Fans’ Choice, Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, Songwriter(s) of the Year and Video of the Year.

Following close behind in nominations is Brett Kissel who is up for Male Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, Video of the Year and Interactive Artist of the Year; as well as Dallas Smith who has nominations for Fans’ Choice, Male Artist of the Year, Album of the Year and Single of the Year.

The 2015 CCMA Fans’ Choice Award nominees were revealed last night. This prestigious award, voted on by Canadian country music fans is once again stacked with powerhouse male performers: Gord Bamford, Paul Brandt, Dean Brody, Johnny Reid and Dallas Smith. To vote, click here.

CCMA President, Don Green:

“This speaks to the strong emerging talent found across the country. The Canadian country music industry is burgeoning when it comes to both fan recognition and artist development. The CCMA Board of Directors and staff wish to extend heart-felt congratulations to the 155 CCMA Members with nominations today, especially those 26 individuals who are being nominated for the first time. This is a huge achievement and we are proud to celebrate your accomplishments.”

ARTIST AWARDS

FANS’ CHOICE AWARD
Gord Bamford
Paul Brandt
Dean Brody
Johnny Reid
Dallas Smith

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
5:01 – Tim Hicks
County Line – High Valley
Gypsy Road – Dean Brody
Lifted – Dallas Smith
Light Up The Night – Jess Moskaluke

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Terri Clark
Kira Isabella
Beverley Mahood
Jess Moskaluke
MacKenzie Porter

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Gord Bamford
Dean Brody
Tim Hicks
Brett Kissel
Dallas Smith

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Autumn Hill
The Boom Chucka Boys
High Valley
The Road Hammers
Small Town Pistols

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
3-2-1 – Brett Kissel
Another Man’s Gold – Dean Brody
Cheap Wine and Cigarettes – Jess Moskaluke
Wastin’ Gas – Dallas Smith
Where A Farm Used To Be – Gord Bamford

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Country Side – Jason Blaine
If You Ask Me To – MacKenzie Porter
Tough People Do – Brett Kissel
Upside Down – Dean Brody
Where A Farm Used To Be – Gord Bamford

SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR
Before You Drive Me Crazy
(Written By: Wes Mack, Micah Wilshire, Rick Ferrell, Performed By: Wes Mack)
Country Side
(Written By: Jason Blaine, Deric Ruttan, Performed By: Jason Blaine)
Never Didn’t Love You
(Written By: Walt Aldridge, Michael Pyle, Bobby Wills, Performed By: Bobby Wills)
Upside Down
(Written By: Dean Brody, Performed By: Dean Brody)
Where A Farm Used To Be
(Written By: Gord Bamford, Buddy Owens, Phil O’Donnell, Performed By: Gord Bamford)

INTERACTIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Leah Daniels
Tim Hicks
High Valley
Brett Kissel
Twin Kennedy

RISING STAR
Jason Benoit
Lindsay Broughton
Leah Daniels
Lindsay Ell
Tristan Horncastle
Jordan McIntosh
Madeline Merlo
Steven Lee Olsen

ROOTS ARTIST OF THE YEAR
The Bros. Landreth
Tim Chaisson
The Lovelocks
Lindi Ortega
The Western Swing Authority

For a complete list of 2015 CCMA Award nominees to-date, click here.

 

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