The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) announced that Chad Brownlee, High Valley, Madeline Merlo and international guest Brett Young will perform on 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 Gord Bamford joined by Jim Cuddy, Dean Brody, Tim Hicks, James Barker Band, Brett Kissel, Meghan Patrick, Jess Moskaluke, Dallas Smith, The Washboard Union and international guest, Blake Shelton.
Chad Brownlee, who calls BC his home, is an award-winning singer-songwriter. This much-beloved country music artist has also garnered two 2017 CCMA Award nominations for Male Artist of the Year and the Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award. His team Scott Cooke, Ben Glover and Mitch Merrett are nominated for Producer(s) of the Year for Brownlee’s album Hearts On Fire, and the videos for “I Hate You For It” and “Somethin’ We Shouldn’t Do” also helped earn Stephano Barberis a nomination for Video Director of the Year. Brownlee is celebrating back-to-back Top 10 hits from his 2017 JUNO Award nominated album Hearts On Fire, including the GOLD-certified “I Hate You For It” and newest single “Out Of The Blue.”
High Valley holds the honour of being two-time CCMA Group or Duo of the Year winners and have recently been named the artists to watch for by Rolling Stone Country, Taste of Country, Spotify, Pandora and CMT. This duo has made numerous appearances on the Grand Ole Opry stage and on national TV in Canada and the U.S., including The Today Show. In the past year, brothers Brad and Curtis Rempel have opened for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill on their SOUL2SOUL World Tour, as well as touring across North America and Europe. Their major label debut album Dear Life, released in the fall of 2016, has hits like “Make You Mine,” “She’s With Me,” “I Be U Be” and “Dear Life.”
Madeline Merlo is the 2015 CCMA Rising Star and BCCMA Female Artist of the Year Award two years in a row. This BC native’s hits “Whatcha Wanna Do About It” cracked the Top 10 on Canadian country radio and “War Paint” was the No. 1 most-added country song in Canada in its debut week. Her fun summertime song, “Motel Flamingo” recently garnered a Top 20 radio hit. Merlo recently toured across Western Canada opening for Dean Brody.
Brett Young is the latest international star named to perform at the 2017 CCMA Awards Show and has captured the hearts of fans from all over. His No. 1 hit “In Case You Didn’t Know” set a new record for most spins in a week on the Mediabase Canadian Country Radio Chart and solidified Young as the first country artist to hit the PLATINUM-certification sales mark with a song released in 2017. The ACM Awards New Male Vocalist of the Year nominee released his self-titled, debut album earlier this year, hitting No. 1 on the Canadian Country Albums chart and this album includes his current single “Like I Loved You,” GOLD-certified “Sleep Without You” and “In Case You Didn’t Know.” In addition to his own headlining dates, this California native is currently on the road with Lady Antebellum’s You Look Good World Tour.
Thanks to a new partnership with SiriusXM, the CCMA is pleased to announce that this year’s SiriusXM Rising Star Award winner will receive a $10,000 bursary as part of SiriusXM’s continued efforts to support Canadian artists.
There will be eight awards presented at the 2017 CCMA Awards Show with appearances by a collection of Canadian personalities and country music acts.
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