The Canadian Country Music Association®(CCMA®) announced the full list of nominees for the 2013 Canadian Country Music Association Awards.
Leading the pack with seven nominations is Gord Bamford, nominated for CCMA Fans' Choice, Album of the Year (presented by Walmart), CMT Video of the Year, Single of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Record Producer(s) of the Year, and Male Artist of the Year.
Following closely behind, Dean Brody has earned five CCMA Award nominations this year. Like Bamford, Brody will compete for top honours within the CCMA Fans' Choice, Single of the Year, Songwriter of the Year (two nominations), and Male Artist of the Year categories.
The CCMA Fans' Choice Award nominees were also announced today with nomination leaders Gord Bamford and Dean Brody again going head to head with powerhouse performers George Canyon, Terri Clark, and Johnny Reid to compete for the prestigious award voted on by Canadian country music fans.
Voting for the CCMA Fans' Choice Award winner is now open at www.ccma.org. All voters will automatically be entered into a draw to win the Ultimate Fan Contest with the lucky winner being whisked away to Edmonton to attend Country Music Week® and present the Fans' Choice Award on the CCMA Awards Broadcast.
The 2013 CCMA Awards Broadcast will be celebrated live from Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, and will air on Sunday, September 8 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC-TV, with encore airings on CMT (Canada) starting at 10 pm ET.
The CCMA also announced that lauded Canadian artists Emerson Drive, and Dallas Smith as well as Platinum-selling international sibling trio The Band Perry will perform live on the 2013 CCMA Awards Broadcast.
Tickets to the 2013 CCMA Awards Broadcast are available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.ca or charge by phone at 1-855-985-5000. More tickets have been released and range in price from $34 - $90.25 plus service charges.