James Barker Band And Brett Kissel Lead CCMA Award Nominations

The Canadian Country Music Association has announced the nominees for the 2019 CCMA Awards, presented by TD. Leading the nominations with five nominations each are 2018​ Single of the Year Award-winning group ​James Barker Band ​and reigning ​Interactive Artist of the Year ​​Brett Kissel​.

Kissel is nominated in categories Entertainer of the Year, Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award, Interactive Artist or Group of the Year, MNP Male Artist of the Year, and Anthem Entertainment Songwriter(s) of the Year; while James Barker Band​ ​will compete to take home wins in the Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award, Interactive Artist or Group of the Year, Group or Duo of the Year, Single of the Year, and the Anthem Entertainment Songwriter(s) of the Year categories.

Following closely behind with four nominations apiece are ​Paul Brandt ​(​Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year, Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award, MNP Male Artist of the Year), ​Lindsay Ell (​Female Artist of the Year, Interactive Artist or Group of the Year, Single of the Year, Video of the Year), Tim Hicks ​(Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year, Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award, MNP Male Artist of the Year), ​The Reklaws ​(​Album of the Year, Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award, Group or Duo of the Year,Video of the Year),​ Tenille Townes​ (​Female Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, Anthem Entertainment Songwriter(s) of the Year, Video of the Year)​ ​and​ Dallas Smith ​(​Entertainer of the Year,Album of the Year, Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award, MNP Male Artist of the Year)​.

The 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD will broadcast live from Calgary, AB on Global at 9 p.m. EST/PST. Live-stream details to be announced at a later date.

Tickets to the 2019 CCMA Awards Show are available for purchase at ​ticketmaster.ca​. For each ticket sold, $1 will go directly to the MusiCounts in support of their year-round music initiatives.

To view a complete listing of the 2019 CCMA Awards nominees, visit ccma.org​.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Paul Brandt
Dean Brody
Tim Hicks
Brett Kissel
Dallas Smith

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The Fall – Dallas Smith
Feels Like That – The Reklaws
The Journey BNA Vol. 2 – Paul Brandt
Love A Girl – Tebey
New Tattoo – Tim Hicks
State Of Mind – Hunter Brothers

APPLE MUSIC FANS’ CHOICE
Gord Bamford
Paul Brandt
Dean Brody
Tim Hicks
Hunter Brothers
James Barker Band
Brett Kissel
The Reklaws
Dallas Smith
Guylaine Tanguay

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Lindsay Ell
Jess Moskaluke
Meghan Patrick
Guylaine Tanguay
Tenille Townes

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
High Valley
Hunter Brothers
James Barker Band
The Reklaws
The Washboard Union

INTERACTIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Lindsay Ell
Aaron Goodvin
James Barker Band
Brett Kissel
Nice Horse

MNP MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Paul Brandt
Dean Brody
Tim Hicks
Brett Kissel
Dallas Smith

RISING STAR
Shawn Austin
Jade Eagleson
Eric Ethridge
JoJo Mason
Sons Of Daughters

ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion – Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion
Both Ways – Donovan Woods
Heart Of Glass – Jessica Mitchell
Juliet – Dan Davidson
What We’re Made Of – The Washboard Union

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
“Criminal” – Lindsay Ell
“Dive Bar” – Gord Bamford
“Good Together” – James Barker Band
“Somebody’s Daughter” – Tenille Townes
“Walls Come Down” – Meghan Patrick

ANTHEM ENTERTAINMENT SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR
Brett Kissel, Seth Mosley, Brad Rempel
Song: “Cecilia” (Performed By: Brett Kissel)

Gord Bamford, Bart Butler, Brice Long
Song: “Down” (Performed By: Gord Bamford)

James Barker, Todd Clark, Gavin Slate, Travis Wood
Song: “Keep It Simple” (Performed By: James Barker Band)

Corey Crowder, Jess Moskaluke, Jared Mullins
Song: “Save Some Of That Whiskey” (Performed By: Jess Moskaluke)

Barry Dean, Luke Laird, Tenille Townes
Song: “Somebody’s Daughter” (Performed By: Tenille Townes)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Camouflage” – Jess Moskaluke
“Criminal” – Lindsay Ell
“Feels Like That” – The Reklaws
“Somebody’s Daughter” – Tenille Townes
“Walls Come Down” – Meghan Patrick

MUSICIAN AWARDS
BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Kirby Barber
Lisa Dodd
Curtis Ebner
Doug Elash
Justin Kudding

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR
Ben Bradley
Flavio Cirillo
Rich DaSilva
Chad Melchert
Rob Wells

FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Linsey Beckett
Tyler Beckett
Denis Dufresne
Mike Sanyshyn
Tyler Vollrath

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Paul Chapman
Ryan Davidson
Matt McKay
Darren Savard
Geoff Torrn

KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Mike Little
Bart McKay
Brendan Waters

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT PLAYER OF THE YEAR
David Barber
Denis Dufresne
Shane Guse
Mitch Jay
Connor Riddell

STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Darrek Anderson
Mitch Jay
Doug Johnson

 

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