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Chris Lane receives first Canadian award plaque at CCMAs

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Photo courtesy of Universal Music Canada

American country singer Chris Lane earned his first Canadian Gold award plaque last weekend in London, ON during the Canadian Country Music Association Awards/Country Music Week celebrations. The 2016 CCMA Award presenter was surprised with an award plaque for his track “Fix” during an interview with CMT Canada, when host Paul McGuire unveiled the plaque to Lane on camera.

Lane is the second artist to receive a Single Award plaque, which combines on-demand streams and digital downloads towards track certifications for the first time in the program’s history.

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Brett Kissel presented with first Music Canada Single Award plaque in London

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Kissel posing with Warner Music Canada staff and Gold plaque for “Airwaves” (Photo credit: Grant W. Martin Photography)

During Country Music Week in London, ON last weekend, Canadian country star Brett Kissel was presented with a Gold Single Award plaque for his hit “Airwaves.” Kissel is the first recipient of Music Canada’s new Single Award, which includes streams towards track certifications for the first time in the program’s history.

The 2016 CCMA Male Artist of the Year was surprised with the plaque on stage during his performance at CCMA Huron County FanFest by Warner Music Canada President Steve Kane. Upon being present with the award, Kissel immediately thanked his fans in the crowd for helping to make the award possible.

“Airwaves” is Kissel’s third Canadian Gold certification, with “Started With A Song” certified earlier this this year, and “3-2-1” certified in 2015. Beginning in January, Kissel will kick off his “Ice, Snow & 30 Below” tour across Ontario and Eastern Canada. Tour dates can be viewed below:

January 12, 2017               Sault St. Marie, ON          Kiwanis Community Theater Centre

January 13, 2017               Sudbury, ON                      Fraser Auditorium

January 14, 2017               Hamilton, ON                     Dofasco Centre for the Arts

January 16, 2017               Brampton, ON                   Rose Theatre

January 17, 2017               Windsor, ON                      Chrysler Theatre

January 18, 2017               Guelph, ON                        River Run Centre

January 20, 2017               Barrie, ON                           Georgian Theatre

January 21, 2017               Belleville, ON                     Empire Theatre

January 22, 2017               Toronto, ON                       Danforth Music Hall

January 23, 2017               Ottawa, ON                        Algonquin Commons Theatre

January 26, 2017               Liverpool, NS                     Astore Theatre

January 27, 2017               Windsor, NS                       Mermail Imperial Performing Arts Centre

January 28, 2017               New Glasgow, NS            Glasgow Square Theatre

January 29, 2017               Port Hawkesbury, NS     Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre

February 1, 2017               Moncton, NB                     Capitol Theatre

February 2, 2017               Fredericton, NB                Fredericton Playhouse

February 3, 2017               Summerside, PE               Harbourfront Theatre

February 4, 2017               Georgetown, PE               Kings Playhouse

 

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