Canadian country star Dean Brody returned to Toronto last week for a sold-out show at Budweiser Stage alongside Open Road Recordings label-mate Tim Hicks and rising Big Machine Records artist Carly Pearce. On Friday afternoon, Ron Kitchener, Brody’s manager and president of RGK Entertainment Group, surprised the artist with a custom award plaque commemorating his newly Canadian Gold-certified albums Gypsy Road (2015), Crop Circles (2013),and Trail In Life (2010).The plaque also commemorated Brody’s 2012 album Dirt, which was certified Gold in 2013.
Congratulations to the 2014 Canadian Country Music Association Award nominees, which were announced today by the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA).
Flat Lake, Alberta’s Brett Kissel leads the nominations with eight, including Single of the Year, Album of the Year, and Male Artist of the Year. Dean Brody and Gord Bamford also received several nominations, with six and five nominations each, respectively, while Tim Hicks and Deric Ruttan follow closely behind with four nominations each. The full list of nominees is now available on the CCMA website.
CCMA and broadcast partners CBC and CMT also announced that Juno-Award winner singer-songwriter Jann Arden and CBC-TV’s Gemini-Award winning host and comedian, Rick Mercer, will host the 2014 CCMA Awards Show. The show will be broadcast on Sunday, September 7 on CBC-TV at 8:00 p.m. local time (8:30 NT) with an encore airing on CMT (Canada) at 10:00 p.m.
Music Canada is proud to sponsor the CCMA Record Company of the Year Award. Nominees in that category include:
MDM Recordings Inc.
Open Road Recordings Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.
Universal Music Canada
Warner Music Canada
In total, 41 CCMA Awards will be given out over four award ceremonies during Country Music Week in Edmonton, Alberta, September 4 – 7. Eight awards will be given out on the 2014 CCMA Awards Show, taking place at Edmonton’s Rexall Place on September 7th.
Congratulations to @thehipofficial, 15 time #JUNOS Award winners & inductees of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame will receive the Humanitarian award presented by
@Music_Canada at the 50th annual JUNO Awards on May 16th.
Introducing #AdvanceAmplify to celebrate Canadian Black professionals, both veterans and newcomers alike, in the music industry through a series of moderated interviews. Join us FRI. FEB 26TH | 1PM EST, spotlighting @katrina_lopes with @zamanifolade. https://www.advancemusic.org
.@wavelengthmusic's Winter Festival 2021 kicks off tomorrow, bringing its long-running concert series in the online sphere with a great lineup of livestreamed shows & panels happening throughout the rest of February.
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Hundreds of artists, crew and music workers have received financial and counselling & health solutions services from Unison since the pandemic began in March. If you are struggling due to the impact of COVID-19, Unison is here to help. Visit http://unisonfund.ca to learn more.
A new survey confirms a strong majority of Canadians worry about both the present and future of live music and culture in this country in the wake of the pandemic http://ow.ly/alrn50Dx2nM #musicindustry #livemusic #Canadianmusic #COVID19