Johnny Reid Leads Canadian Country Noms

Nominees for the 2011 Canadian Country Music Awards were announced today (7/27), with Johnny Reid leading the way with six nods. The honors will be presented Sept. 12 in Hamilton, Ontario, and the show will be broadcast live on CBC Television, with an encore airing on CMT.

Driven by his album A Place Called Love, and hit single “Today I’m Gonna Try And Change The World,” Reid is up for Fans’ Choice, Single, Songwriter, CMT Video, Album and Male Artist. A Place Called Love also garnered nominations for his team in Album Design, Website, and Video Director.

Dean Brody is nominated in five categories: Fans’ Choice, Single for “Trail In Life,” Album, Songwriter and Male Artist. Additional nominations for the Brody team include Album Design and Website.

George Canyon, Gord Bamford and Deric Ruttan received four nods each. To view a complete list of nominees, go to www.ccma.org.

The Third Ballot for the 2011 Canadian Country Music Awards® is open. CCMA voting members received a email with instructions. The ballot closes at 5:00 PM EST on Wed., Aug. 17.

Brody and Paul Brandt have been added to the list of performers for the 2011 awards broadcast. They join previously announced acts George Canyon, Terri Clark, Doc Walker, Emerson Drive, Johnny Reid and Ronnie Dunn.

Country Music Week takes place September 9-12, 2011, in Hamilton, Ontario, culminating with the broadcast of The Canadian Country Music Awards.

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