Shania Twain, a 24-time Canadian Country Music Award winner, has been confirmed to host the 2018 CCMA Awards at FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton on Sunday, Sept. 9. The awards will be broadcast live nationwide at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on CBC.
Twain will also accept the Generation Award. As only the second artist to receive the honor, Twain will be celebrated for her impact on the country music industry, as well as her ability to create awareness of country music globally.
“I’m so excited to host the CCMA Awards this year. It’s such a pivotal moment in country music as the industry evolves we’re seeing a new generation of deeply talented artists emerge and I look forward to being a part of the celebration of them and also celebrating some of the trailblazers before them,” explained Twain. “I’m deeply honoured to be receiving the Generation Award this year, if I inspire anyone to embrace their creative liberty and write what they really think and feel without limitation, then that is all I can hope for. Music can bridge gaps and bring people together and we should all work together to ensure that everyone has the freedom to sing and express their truth.”
Tickets for the 2018 CCMA Awards go on sale this Friday, April 27 at 10 a.m. ET. Tickets are available starting at $45.20 plus fees in-person through the FirstOntario Centre Box office and online at ticketmaster.ca.
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