The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA) has announced the nominees for the 38th Canadian Country Music Awards.
Tenille Townes, the reigning Female Artist of the Year, leads the Artist categories with six nominations, including Female Artist of the Year, Songwriter(s) of the Year, Video of the Year, Interactive Artist or Group of the Year, TD Entertainer of the Year and Fans’ Choice.
In the Radio categories, Amanda Kingsland, Program Director at Country 101.1 (CKBY-FM) Ottawa and National Music Director for Rogers’ Country stations – who has swept the Music Director of the Year (Large Market) category four years running – is nominated once again. There’s also stiff competition in the Medium/Small Market category where Paul Ferguson, Program Director for Cool 100 (CHCQ-FM) Belleville, ON, has won the honour six years in a row.
Up for Country Personality of the Year are: Country 101.1 host Wendy Boomer; Shannon Ella, syndicated midday host on Bell Media’s Pure Country stations; Stingray New Country syndicated midday host Paul McGuire; Randy Owen, Country 107.3 (CJDL-FM) Tillsonburg, ON afternoon drive host; and Sarah Scott, afternoon host at Sun 99.7 (CFXO-FM) High River, AB.
Find all of the Radio and Video award nominees below and the full list of 2020 CCMA Award nominees, here.
Airing Sept. 27 on Global and streaming on the Global TV App, the awards show will be filmed throughout August in two locations, Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Ontario – home to the Boots and Hearts Music Festival – and Nashville, TN.
MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET)
- Steph Hansen – CISN-FM/CKRY-FM – Edmonton, AB/Calgary, AB
- Jaxon Hawks – CJJR-FM – Vancouver, BC
- A.J. Keller – CFCW – Edmonton, AB
- Amanda Kingsland – CKBY-FM – Ottawa, ON
- Peter Walker – CJKX-FM/CHKX-FM – Oshawa, ON/Hamilton, ON
MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM / SMALL MARKET)
- Shilo Bellis – CJXL-FM – Moncton, NB
- Paul Ferguson – CHCQ-FM – Belleville, ON
- Cal Gratton – CJVR-FM – Melfort, SK
- Luca James – CKGY-FM – Red Deer, AB
- Peter Morena – CKYY-FM – St. Catharines, ON
COUNTRY PERSONALITY(IES) OF THE YEAR AWARD
- Wendy Boomer – CKBY-FM
- Shannon Ella – Pure Country
- Paul McGuire – Stingray
- Randy Owen – CJDL-FM
- Sarah Scott – CFXO-FM
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET)
- CFCW – Edmonton, AB
- CJKX-FM – Oshawa, ON
- CKBY-FM – Ottawa, ON
- CKKL-FM – Ottawa, ON
- CKRY-FM – Calgary, AB
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM / SMALL MARKET)
- CFXO-FM – High River, AB
- CHCQ-FM – Belleville, ON
- CICX-FM – Orillia, ON
- CJXL-FX – Moncton, NB
- CKGY-FM – Red Deer, AB
COUNTRY MUSIC PROGRAM OR SPECIAL OF THE YEAR AWARD
- A Kissel Country Christmas – BAK 2 BAK Entertainment Inc./Stingray
- Canada Together: In Concert – Corus Entertainment
- Casey Clarke Country Countdown – Casey Clarke Productions
- Girl Power Hour – Rogers Media
- The Paul McGuire Show – Stingray
VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
- Stephano Barberis
- Video: All The Time (Artist: David James), Video: As If We Won’t (Artist: JoJo Mason), Video: Better On You (Artist: JoJo Mason), Video: Country Girls (Artist: Jess Moskaluke), Video: Country Thunder (Artist: The Washboard Union), Video: Dear Me (Artist: Madeline Merlo), Video: Timeless (Artist: Dallas Smith)
- Emma Higgins
- Video: I Needed That (Artist: Andrew Hyatt), Video: She Drives Me Crazy (Artist: Brett Kissel), Video: Your Mama (Artist: High Valley)
- Ben Knechtel
- Video: Ain’t My Fault (Live @ MOD CLUB) (Artists: Jade Eagleson), Video: Bars & Churches (Artist: Aaron Goodvin), Video: Can’t Help Myself (Artist: Dean Brody x The Reklaws), Video: Count The Ways (Artist: Jade Eagleson), Video: Loved You Like That (Artist: Kris Barclay), Video: Old Country Soul (Artist: The Reklaws), Video: Still Gonna Be You (Artist: Jade Eagleson), Video: The Way You Roll (Artist: Chad Brownlee), Video: There’s A Drink For That (Artist: James Barker Band)
- Raphael Mazzucco
- Video: The Good Ones (Artists: Tebey and Marie-Mai)
- Travis Nesbitt
- Video: Bad Guy – Billie Eilish Bluegrass Cover (Artist: DD and the Butterlovers) , Video: Church (Artist: Dan Davidson), Video: Days Go By – Keith Urban Cover (Artist: Jess Moskaluke), Video: Good Life (Aritst: Nice Horse), Video: Halfway Home (Artist: Jess Moskaluke), Video: I Do (Artist: Dan Davidson), Video: If I Can’t Have You – Shawn Mendes Bluegrass Cover (Artist: DD and the Butterlovers), Video: If The World Was Ending – JP Saxe Cover (Artist: Ryan Lindsay), Video: Resistorz (Artist: Clayton Bellamy & The Congregation), Video: Say My Name – Destiny’s Child Cover (Artist: Jess Moskaluke), Video: Symphony Of Destruction – Megadeath Bluegrass Cover (Artist: DD and the Butterlovers), Video: They Don’t Make Em Like they Used To (Artist: The Dungarees), Video: This Love – Maroon 5 Cover (Artist: Jess Moskaluke), Video: Unkiss Her (Artist: Dan Davidson), Video: Way Back When (Artist: Ryan Lindsay), Video: Wild (Artist: Ryan Lindsay), Video: Wolves At The Door (Artist: Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion)
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