Grande Prairie's Tenille Townes leads the pack with six CCMA Awards nominations

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the CCMA Awards will air with an all-new format on Sunday, Sept. 27

 

Grande Prairie's Tenille Townes leads with six nominations, including Female Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Video of the Year, Interactive Artist or Group of the Year, Fans’ Choice, and Entertainer of the Year.

Dean Brody and Brett Kissel each follow Townes with five nominations, including Fans’ Choice, Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, and arguably the biggest and most coveted award of the night — Entertainer of the Year.

The fresh run of CCMA recognition comes after Townes swept through last year's televised ceremony with four wins, among them female artist and single of the year for “Somebody's Daughter.”

Since then, Townes has picked up steam in the country music scene with the release of “The Lemonade Stand,” her first full-length album under the Columbia Nashville label.

The CCMA Awards ceremony will be filmed at two locations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Portions will be recorded at the outdoor Burl's Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte, Ont., near Barrie. Other performances will be taped in Nashville when filming begins next month.

 

See the full list of nominations below.

Album Of The Year

Black Sheep – Dean Brody
Love, Heartbreak & Everything In Between – Tenille Arts
Now Or Never – Brett Kissel
Singles Only – James Barker Band

TD Entertainer Of The Year

Dean Brody
Brett Kissel
The Reklaws
Dallas Smith
Tenille Townes

Fans’ Choice Award

Dean Brody
Jade Eagleson
Hunter Brothers
James Barker Band
Brett Kissel
MacKenzie Porter
The Reklaws
Dallas Smith
Tebey
Tenille Townes

Female Artist Of The Year

Lindsay Ell
Jess Moskaluke
Meghan Patrick
MacKenzie Porter
Tenille Townes

Group Or Duo Of The Year

High Valley
Hunter Brothers
James Barker Band
The Reklaws
The Washboard Union

Interactive Artist Of The Year

Dan Davidson
Lindsay Ell
Aaron Goodvin
Nice Horse
Tenille Townes

Male Artist Of The Year

Dean Brody
Jade Eagleson
Brett Kissel
Dallas Smith
Tebey

Rising Star

Tenille Arts
Sons of Daughters
Matt Lang
Tyler Joe Miller
Emily Reid

Roots Album Of The Year

Kalsey Kulyk – Kalsey Kulyk
Love Wins – Kelly Prescott
Fingers Crossed – JJ Shiplett
Everbound – The Washboard Union
The Other Way – Donovan Woods

Single Of The Year

“Count The Ways” – Jade Eagleson
“Drop” – Dallas Smith
“Keep It Simple” – James Barker Band
“Single Man” – High Valley
“Whiskey In A Teacup” – Dean Brody

Songwriter(s) Of The Year

“Good Ol’ Bad Days” – Skip Back, Aaron Goodvin, Matt Nolen
“No Truck Song” – Jeff Coplan, Tim Hicks, Bruce Wallace
“These Days” – MacKenzie Porter, Jordan Sapp, Parker Welling
“I Do Too” – Brad Rempel, Ben Stennis, The Reklaws
“Jersey on the Wall (I’m Just Asking)” – Tina Parol, Gordie Sampson, Tenille Townes

Video Of The Year

“Country Thunder” – The Washboard Union
“Drink About Me” – Brett Kissel
“Jersey on the Wall (I’m Just Asking)” – Tenille Townes
“No Truck Song” – Tim Hicks
“Silver Lining” – Hunter Brothers

 

 

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