2018 CCMA Award Nominees Announced

For many in the Canadian Country Music Industry, CCMA Nomination Day is a big deal. It’s the day that all the hard work pays off for the best of the best. Not just for the Artist Awards, it also includes the Musicians, Radio and Industry Awards. Today, The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) has announced the full list of 2018 CCMA Award nominees. Leading the race with six nominations each are three-time Female Artist of the Year winner, Jess Moskaluke and reigning Male Artist of the Year, Brett Kissel.

Moskaluke is nominated for the Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award, FORD Album of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, Video of the Year and Songwriter(s) of the Year. Kissel will be competing for wins in the Apple Fans’ Choice Award, FORD Album of the Year, Interactive Artist of the Year, Record Producer(s) of the Year, Video of the Year and Male Artist of the Year categories.

Reigning SiriusXM Rising Star and Female Artist of the Year Meghan Patrick has earned five 2018 CCMA Award nominations. Patrick is competing for top honours in hopes of taking home the FORD Album of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, Video of the Year and Songwriter(s) of the Year Awards.

Taking home three awards in 2017, Dallas Smith has earned four 2018 CCMA Award nominations today: Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award, Male Artist of the Year, Single of the Year and Video of the Year. Smith has also been announced as a performer for the 2018 CCMA Awards show which will broadcast live from Hamilton, ON on September 9.

The Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award, the most honourable award for many country artists as the winner is chosen by Canadian country music fans, was announced late last night. Nomination leader Jess Moskaluke goes head to head with Canada’s biggest names in country music — Gord Bamford, Dean Brody, Chad Brownlee, Tim Hicks, Dallas Smith, James Barker Band, High Valley and Canada’s country powerhouse and 2018 CCMA Awards host Shania Twain.

Voting for the Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award is now open at ccma.org. Canadian country music fans have three ways to vote for this prestigious award. All rules and regulations for the voting process can also be found on the website.

To note: To view a complete listing of the 2018 CCMA Awards nominees please visit ccma.org.

The 2018 CCMA Award Show will broadcast live from Hamilton, ON on CBC and cbcmusic.ca/ccmas on Sunday, September 9 at 8:00 p.m. EST. Tune in this September to see the winners live in action!

Tickets to the 2018 CCMA Awards Show are available for purchase in-person at the FirstOntario Centre Box Office and online at ticketmaster.ca. For each ticket sold, $1 will go directly to the MusicCounts in support of their year-round music initiatives.

Fans are encouraged to follow updates for the CCMA Awards via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

For more information on the CCMA and the 2018 CCMA Awards please visit ccma.org.

Did you favourite Artists get nominated?

Here are the Artist Awards Categories:

APPLE MUSIC FANS’ CHOICE AWARD
Gord Bamford
Dean Brody
Chad Brownlee
Tim Hicks
High Valley
James Barker Band
Brett Kissel
Jess Moskaluke
Dallas Smith
Shania Twain

FORD ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Country Music Made Me Do It – Meghan Patrick
Past The Past – Jess Moskaluke
The Project – Lindsay Ell
We Were That Song – Brett Kissel
What We’re Made Of – The Washboard Union

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Lindsay Ell
Madeline Merlo
Jess Moskaluke
Meghan Patrick
Shania Twain

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Gord Bamford
Chad Brownlee
Brett Kissel
Dallas Smith
Bobby Wills

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
High Valley
Hunter Brothers
James Barker Band
The Reklaws
The Washboard Union

ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Lovelocks
Jessica Mitchell
Lindi Ortega
The Washboard Union
Donovan Woods

SIRIUSXM RISING STAR
Dan Davidson
Aaron Goodvin
Hunter Brothers
Leaving Thomas
The Reklaws

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Chills – James Barker Band
Country Music Made Me Do It – Meghan Patrick
Drive Me Away – Jess Moskaluke
Lonely Drum – Aaron Goodvin
Side Effects – Dallas Smith

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
The Bad Guy – Meghan Patrick
Drive Me Away – Jess Moskaluke
Hometown Kids – The Reklaws
Sky Stays This Blue – Dallas Smith
We Were That Song – Brett Kissel

SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR
Dean Brody, Matt Rovey
Song: 8th Day (Performed By: Dean Brody)
Dan Isbell, Meghan Patrick, Jeremy Stover
Song: Country Music Made Me Do It (Performed By: Meghan Patrick)
Zach Abend, Corey Crowder, Jess Moskaluke
Song: Drive Me Away (Performed By: Jess Moskaluke)
James Barker, Gavin Slate, Travis Wood
Song: It’s Working (Performed By: James Barker Band)
Alexander Black, Aaron Goodvin, Cathy Gravitt
Song: Lonely Drum (Performed By: Aaron Goodvin)

INTERACTIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Tenille Arts
Hunter Brothers
Brett Kissel
Leaving Thomas
Nice Horse

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