CCMA Nominations Announced With Brett Kissel, High Valley Among Top Nominees

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• July 13, 2017

The CCMA nominations have been announced, with Brett Kissel and High Valley among the top nominees. High Valley received three nominations including the Apple Music Fans Choice Award, Album of the Year, and Group Or Duo of the Year, and the duo is up for their third consecutive win for the Group or Duo trophy. Their latest single “She’s With Me” is quickly climbing the charts and their Top 20 hit, “Make You Mine,” was featured in a recent episode of “The Ranch” starring Ashton Kutcher.

Brett Kissel received a whopping five nods, including Male Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, Video of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and Interactive Artist of the Year. Dean Brody also received an impressive five nods, including the Apple Music Fans Choice Award, Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Video of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year. Lindsay Ell also received a nomination for Female Artist of the Year.

The 2017 CCMA Awards show airs live from SaskTel Centre on Sunday, Sept. 10, partnering with Canadian television network CBC-TV.

APPLE MUSIC FANS’ CHOICE AWARD
Gord Bamford
Dean Brody
Chad Brownlee
High Valley
Dallas Smith

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Beautiful Freakshow – Dean Brody
Dear Life – High Valley
Game On – James Barker Band
Grace & Grit – Meghan Patrick
Side Effects – Dallas Smith

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Alee
Lindsay Ell
Madeline Merlo
Jess Moskaluke
Meghan Patrick

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Gord Bamford
Chad Brownlee
Tim Hicks
Brett Kissel
Aaron Pritchett
Dallas Smith

***TIE in this category

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Cold Creek County
High Valley
James Barker Band
The Road Hammers
The Washboard Union

ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Lovelocks
Jessica Mitchell
Lindi Ortega
JJ Shiplett
The Washboard Union

RISING STAR
Dan Davidson
Aaron Goodvin
James Barker Band
JoJo Mason
Meghan Patrick

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
“Autograph” – Dallas Smith
“Cool With That” – Brett Kissel
“Lawn Chair Lazy” – James Barker Band
“Take Me Home” – Jess Moskaluke
“Time” – Dean Brody

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Chills – James Barker Band
I Didn’t Fall In Love With Your Hair – Brett Kissel
That’s When You Know – Chris Buck Band feat. Kira Isabella
Time – Dean Brody
When A Momma’s Boy Meets A Daddy’s Girl – Aaron Pritchett

SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR presented by ole
James Barker, Gavin Slate, Travis Wood, Donovan Woods
Song: Chills (Performed By: James Barker Band)
Ted Hewitt, Brett Kissel, Phil O’Donnell
Song: Cool With That (Performed By: Brett Kissel)
Clayton Bellamy, Dan Davidson
Song: Found (Performed By: Dan Davidson)
Dean Brody
Song: Time (Performed By: Dean Brody)
Patricia Conroy, Jessica Mitchell, David Thomson
Song: Workin’ On Whiskey (Performed By: Jessica Mitchell)

INTERACTIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Shae Dupuy
Tim Hicks
Hunter Brothers
Brett Kissel
Wes Mack

MUSICIAN AWARDS
BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Chris Byrne
Lisa Dodd
Justin Kudding
James Murdoch
Travis Switzer

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR
Jimmy Boudreau
Ben Bradley
Jayson Brinkworth
Rich DaSilva
Chad Melchert

FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Denis Dufresne
Shane Guse
Julie Kennedy
Mike Sanyshyn
Tyler Vollrath

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR presented by Cithara Guitars
Derek Caven
Ryan Davidson
Matt McKay
Darren Savard
Brennan Wall

KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Scott Galloway
Mike Little
Bart McKay
Carly McKillip

***Less than 5 nominees

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Denis Dufresne – Banjo
Shane Guse – Mandolin
Tyler Vollrath – Mandolin

 

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