CIMA Represented in 2016 Canadian Country Music Nominations

 

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Since 1984, the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) has recognized excellence in Canadian country music. Each year, CCMA hosts several days of music-related activities, culminating with the CCMA Awards. This year, London, Ontario will be the site of Country Music Week, September 8-11. The CCMA Awards will be held at Budweiser Gardens in London and broadcast on CBC and CMT on Sunday, September 11 (at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. respectively).

The Awards are voted on by CCMA members in a three-stage ballot process. Verified by the Awards and Balloting Committee, the third and final ballot contains the top five nominees in each category.

In 2016, the following artists supported by CIMA and our members are in contention for CCMA Awards:
 
FANS’ CHOICE
Dean Brody
Dallas Smith
Yoan

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Wes Mack – Edge Of The Storm
Chad Brownlee – Hearts On Fire
Bobby Wills – Tougher Than Love

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Madeline Merlo
Jess Moskaluke

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Dean Brody
Dallas Smith

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Autumn Hill
Cold Creek County
High Valley
The Road Hammers

ROOTS ARTIST OF THE YEAR
The Lovelocks
Jessica Mitchell
Lindi Ortega

RISING STAR
Cold Creek County
David James
River Town Saints

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Dean Brody – Bring Down The House
Dallas Smith – Cheap Seats
Gord Bamford – Don’t Let Her Be Gone
Bobby Wills – Won’t You Be Mine

VIDEO OF THE YEAR – Presented by Coors Banquet
Dean Brody – Bring Down The House
Chad Brownlee – Hearts On Fire
Jess Moskaluke – Kiss Me Quiet
Cold Creek County – Our Town
Johnny Reid – What Love Is All About

SONGWRITERS OF THE YEAR – Presented by olé
Chad Kroeger, Meghan Patrick
Song: Bow Chicka Wow Wow

Dean Brody
Song: Bring Down The House
Deric Ruttan, Craig Wiseman
Song: Came Here To Forget (Performed By: Blake Shelton)
Gord Bamford, Wade Kirby, Phil O’Donnell
Song: Heard You In A Song
Matt Johnson, Michael Pyle, Bobby Wills
Song: Won’t You Be Mine

INTERACTIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Tim Hicks
Wes Mack
Jess Moskaluke
Dallas Smith

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Doug Elash (Tim Hicks)

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR
Jimmy Boudreau (Western Swing Authority)
Rich DaSilva (Jess Moskaluke)
Rob Wells (Tim Hicks)

FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Denis Dufresne (PEAR)
Shane Guse (Western Swing Authority)
Ali Raney (The LoveLocks)

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Darren Savard (Dallas Smith)

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Denis Dufresne – Mandolin (PEAR)
Shane Guse – Mandolin (Western Swing Authority)

STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Ed “Pee Wee Charles” Ringwald (Western Swing Authority)
 

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For a complete list of nominations, including Industry Awards categories, click here.
For further information on the CCMAs and voting for the Fan’s Choice award, click here.