Billy Ray Cyrus, Dallas Smith To Co-Host 2019 CCMA Awards

Reigning CCMA Male Artist of the Year Dallas Smith and Billy Ray Cyrus are set to co-host the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD, which will air live on Global from Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome on Sept. 8 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

This is the first time that Cyrus will be hosting an awards show and his first time taking the CCMA Awards stage. Cyrus has been making headlines since his 1992 breakout single “Achy Breaky Heart” and his recent country-rap, hybrid collaboration with Lil Nas X continues to break chart-topping records, hitting 18 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard charts making it the longest-running No. 1 single in history.

Ahead of the 2019 CCMA Awards, Dallas Smith and Billy Ray Cyrus each sat down with ET Canada‘s Cheryl Hickey to talk new music, hosting the award show, and more.

“I’m thrilled to be co-hosting this year’s CCMA Awards with Billy Ray Cyrus – he’s a legend!” shared Smith. “This is going to be a great time and I can’t wait to celebrate country’s biggest night with everyone.”

“This is really a full circle moment for me because I received my first ever platinum record plaque while I was in Canada in the ’90s. We also shot the series ‘Doc’ in Toronto, so it feels like coming home every time I’m in Canada. I’m really looking forward to co-hosting the show with Dallas,” said Cyrus.

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


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