High Valley to be joined by Paul Brandt, Hunter Brothers and Jess Moskaluke for a collaborative performance.
Musicians, athletes and CBC personalities announced as presenters for September 9 broadcast.
The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA) and broadcast partner CBC are proud to announce that GRAMMY-award winner Alessia Cara will join the 2018 CCMA Awards’ star-studded roster of performers and presenters to bestow the CCMA Generation Award on five-time GRAMMY and 24-time CCMA Award winner Shania Twain. Catch the biggest names in country music when the 2018 CCMA Awards broadcast live from Hamilton, ON nationwide on CBC and cbcmusic.ca/ccmas this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT).
At just 20 years old, Alessia Cara has captured the hearts and minds of listeners worldwide. The GRAMMY and multi-JUNO Award-winning artist has taken the music industry by storm since launching her first single “Here” in 2015. Cara will present 2018 CCMA Awards show host Shania Twain with the CCMA Generation Award. Highlighting internationally celebrated artists who have pushed country music forward to new audiences, the presentation of the CCMA Generation Award celebrates Twain’s significant impact on the country music industry globally. Twain joins Taylor Swift as the second CCMA Generation Award recipient.
Also announced today Paul Brandt and sibling group Hunters Brothers will join previously confirmed Jess Moskaluke and High Valley on stage at the Awards for a not-to-be-missed collaboration performance.
Additional presenters for the 2018 CCMA Awards include CBC personalities Jonny Harris (Still Standing/Murdoch Mysteries); hit comedy Kim’s Convenience stars Simu Liu and Nicole Power, and Frankie Drake Mysteries stars Lauren Lee Smith and Chantel Riley. CBC Music hosts Amanda Parris (Marvin’s Room, CBC Arts: Exhibitionists) and Raina Douris (Host of Mornings) will also join the list of presenters on this year’s show.
Country music artists taking the stage to present include Gord Bamford, Chad Brownlee, Aaron Goodvin, JoJo Mason, Michelle Wright, Donovan Woods and international guest Dustin Lynch. Hamilton Tiger Cats linebacker Simioni Lawrence and wide receiver Luke Tasker along with Canadian tennis player Vasek Pospisil will also be presenters on the Awards.
Viewers of the 2018 CCMA Awards show will see unforgettable moments from Terri Clark, Lindsay Ell, Tim Hicks, Kira Isabella, James Barker Band, Brett Kissel, Madeline Merlo, Jessica Mitchell, Meghan Patrick, Serena Ryder, Dallas Smith, Tebey, The Reklaws, The Washboard Union and international country sensation Keith Urban.
Ahead of the awards, q on CBC Radio One with host Tom Power will broadcast a ‘q goes to Nashville’ special, featuring intimate performances recorded on the stage of Grand Ole Opry House from Terri Clark, Dallas Smith, Brett Kissel and Meghan Patrick on Thursday, September 6 at 10 a.m. (10:30 NT). Country fans can also tune into Drive with Rich Terfry on the CBC Music radio network, Friday, September 7 at 6 p.m. (6:30 NT) for a Deep Dive into Canada’s best country music with special guest and co-host Jess Moskaluke. For more information, including where and when to watch the CCMA Awards and stream the red carpet, visit cbcmusic.ca/ccmas.
Catch all the action live from Hamilton, ON on September 9 at 8:00pm ET on CBC and cbcmusic.ca/ccmaawards.
Get your last minute tickets to the 2018 CCMA Awards Show via ticketmaster.com. $1 of each ticket sale goes directly to MusiCounts in support of their music education initiatives in schools and communities across Canada.
For more information on the CCMA and the 2018 CCMA Awards please visit ccma.org.
I shoot live music performances and concerts. I love the excitement of entering a venue, knowing that I’ll be photographing a concert and enjoying the energy of the crowd. There’s nothing like being in a venue and looking at the expressions on the faces of people who are all transfixed by the talent onstage. I shoot about 120 shows each year, averaging 2 bands per show, as well as several all-day and weekend festivals in and around Southern Ontario. From the large venues to very small ones, bright lights or barely lit stages, I hope that my photos capture the enjoyment the artists have in doing what they love to do.