Josh Ross leads this year’s Canadian Country Music Association Awards nominations with six nods, while The Reklaws, Dallas Smith and Tenille Townes follow with five nominations each.
Returning to Hamilton for the seventh time, the 2023 CCMA Awards presented by TD showcases and celebrates some of Canada’s biggest stars and homegrown talent. Winners will be announced on Sept. 16 as the awards are broadcast live from Hamilton’s FirstOntario Centre exclusively on CTV, CTV.ca and the CTV app.
Ross leads the pack with six nominations, including a nod for TD Aeroplan Visa Fans’ Choice Award, Male Artist of the Year, Breakthrough Artist or Group of the Year, Songwriter(s) of the Year, Single of the Year and Video of the Year. Tenille Townes is nominated for TD Aeroplan Visa Fans’ Choice Award, Entertainer of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Songwriter(s) of the Year and Video of the Year. The Reklaws are up for TD Aeroplan Visa Fans’ Choice Award, Album of the Year, Musical Collaboration of the Year, Single of the Year and Group or Duo of the Year. Smith is nominated for TD Aeroplan Visa Fans’ Choice Award, Entertainer of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Musical Collaboration of the Year and Video of the Year.
Dean Brody, Jade Eagleson and Tim & The Glory Boys each garnered four nominations this year.
Townes, Smith, Eagleson, James Barker Band, Sam Hunt and rock band Train have been added to the star-studded list of performers set to take the stage at the 2023 CCMA Awards. They join the previously announced performers The Reklaws, Ross, Brody and Carly Pearce.
Chosen by country music lovers across Canada, the fan-driven TD Aeroplan Visa Fans’ Choice Award nominees were also announced today and include Brody, Eagleson, James Barker Band, Tim Hicks, High Valley, Brett Kissel, The Reklaws, Ross, Smith and Townes. Voting for the TD Aeroplan Visa Fans’ Choice Award is now open, and fans can vote online by visiting ccmafanvote.com or by using the appropriate hashtag on Twitter.
“This year’s group of 2023 CCMA Award nominees is a testament to the strength and quality of country music in Canada,” says Amy Jeninga, President, CCMA. “Returning to Hamilton, a city that has welcomed us so many times before, is truly exciting, and we can’t wait to celebrate with everyone during Canada’s biggest night in country music. None of this would be possible without the commitment of our wonderful sponsors—Bell Media, TD Bank Group (TD), TD Aeroplan Visa, and SiriusXM. Your support is invaluable, and we wouldn’t be able to honour the achievements of our country music community without it.”
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