The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) announced this morning that Gord Bamford, Tim Hicks, Meghan Patrick and The Washboard Union will take to the stage to perform at the 2017 CCMA Awards Show. Taking place at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on Sunday, September 10, the show will broadcast at 8 p.m. CST (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC. Already announced to perform are Dean Brody, James Barker Band, Brett Kissel, Jess Moskaluke, Dallas Smith and international guest, Blake Shelton.
Gord Bamford has garnered 22 CCMA awards and multiple JUNO Award nominations and he stands outs as one of the most-decorated Canadian country music artists today. Because of his distinctive sound and his stellar accomplishments with his songwriting, Bamford is considered one of country music’s best neotraditional artists. Bamford has also raised over $3 million for his many children’s charities through his Gord Bamford Foundation, presently celebrating their tenth anniversary. On stage this year with Bamford is the Canadian icon and singer-songwriter, Jim Cuddy (of Blue Rodeo). These two will definitely put on a memorable performance.
Tim Hicks is a multi-platinum country music star with a solid reputation. His catalogue of highly praised releases have earned this award-winning entertainer ten Top 10 singles, two Platinum-certified singles, five GOLD-certified singles and a GOLD-certified album. He made his country label debut in 2013 and in that short period of time has made a significant name for himself as the unquestionable go-to concert artist. His latest hit single, “Slide Over” was the number one video on CMT Canada’s Chevy Top 20 countdown. Along with many CCMA and JUNO Award nominations, Hicks won the coveted 2014 CCMA Rising Star award, as well as 2017 CMAO Male Artist of the Year. He has also been nominated for two 2017 CCMA awards.
Meghan Patrick is newer to the country music scene but has dedicated her entire life to music. Her 2016 debut album, Grace & Grit features her Top 10 hit “Still Loving You,” two top 15 singles “Be Country with Me” and “Grace & Grit” as well as her Top 20 debut single, “Bow Chicka Wow Wow.” Patrick spent 2017 touring across Canada as the opener for superstar Tom Cochrane, and then crisscrossing Canada while performing at the many summer country music festivals. In addition to her three 2017 CCMA Award nominations Meghan took hardware home for four CMAO awards this year.
The Washboard Union are so unique to country music with a sound that is one of a kind, a stand-out live show that they (Aaron Grain, Chris Duncome and David Roberts) have become the most-talked about band in Canadian country music today. These three singer-songwriters have had three Top 20 singles in the last year with “Maybe it’s the Moonshine,” “Shot of Glory” and “Head Over Heels from their album In My Bones. The Washboard Union’s latest single “Shine” from their upcoming album was the Number One most-added song to Canadian country radio upon its release. They are two-time CCMA Award winners, having taken home the 2016 Rising Star and Roots Artist or Group of the Year awards, as well as being four-time BCCMA Award winners.
There will be eight awards presented at the 2017 CCMA Awards Show with appearances by a collection of Canadian personalities and country music acts. Additional CCMA Award Show performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets for the 2017 CCMA Awards Show are still available and can be purchased online HERE, by calling 1-800-970-7328 or by visiting the SaskTel Centre Box Office (3515 Thatcher Avenue, Saskatoon, SK).
For more information on the 2017 CCMA Awards Show or PotashCorp Country Music Week, visit ccma.org.