The 2019 CCMA Award Nominees have been released and some of our prestigious artists are included in the list!

2019 CCMA Award Nominees

Via ccma.org

Last year’s CCMA Awards Show was held in September 9. The evening show was hosted by Shania Twain, who has been awarded with Top Selling Album of the Year, Top Selling Canadian Album of the Year, CCMA Generation Ward, and Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award.

Thus, many country fans came to witness this big event. They have also witnessed Mason Ramsey’s first Canadian award show appearance and Keith Urban‘s performance of his hit single, “Never Coming Down.”

2019 CCMA Award Nominees

Via Canadian Country Music Association

Last year’s lucky winners include:  Past the Past – Jess Moskaluke  (FORD Album of the Year), Shania Twain (Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award), Meghan Patrick (Female Artist of the Year), The Washboard Union (Group or Duo of the Year),  Dallas Smith (Male Artist of the Year), The Reklaws (Sirius XM Rising Star), and Chills – James Barker Band (Single of the Year). 

Now, here are the lists of Canadian country music’s biggest and brightest stars that have been nominated for 2019 CCMA Awards.

The 2019 CCMA Award Nominees

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Paul Brandt
Dean Brody
Tim Hicks
Brett Kissel
Dallas Smith

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

The Fall – Dallas Smith
Feels Like That – The Reklaws
The Journey BNA Vol. 2 – Paul Brandt
Love A Girl – Tebey
New Tattoo – Tim Hicks
State Of Mind – Hunter Brothers

APPLE MUSIC FANS’ CHOICE

Gord Bamford
Paul Brandt
Dean Brody
Tim Hicks
Hunter Brothers
James Barker Band
Brett Kissel
The Reklaws
Dallas Smith
Guylaine Tanguay

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Lindsay Ell
Jess Moskaluke
Meghan Patrick
Guylaine Tanguay
Tenille Townes

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

High Valley
Hunter Brothers
James Barker Band
The Reklaws
The Washboard Union

INTERACTIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Lindsay Ell
Aaron Goodvin
James Barker Band
Brett Kissel
Nice Horse

MNP MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Paul Brandt
Dean Brody
Tim Hicks
Brett Kissel
Dallas Smith

RISING STAR

Shawn Austin
Jade Eagleson
Eric Ethridge
JoJo Mason
Sons Of Daughters

ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion – Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion
Both Ways – Donovan Woods
Heart Of Glass – Jessica Mitchell
Juliet – Dan Davidson
What We’re Made Of – The Washboard Union

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Criminal – Lindsay Ell
Dive Bar – Gord Bamford
Good Together – James Barker Band
Somebody’s Daughter – Tenille Townes
Walls Come Down – Meghan Patrick

ANTHEM ENTERTAINMENT SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR

Brett Kissel, Seth Mosley, Brad Rempel
Song: Cecilia (Performed By: Brett Kissel)

Gord Bamford, Bart Butler, Brice Long
Song: Down (Performed By: Gord Bamford)

James Barker, Todd Clark, Gavin Slate, Travis Wood
Song: Keep It Simple (Performed By: James Barker Band)

Corey Crowder, Jess Moskaluke, Jared Mullins
Song: Save Some Of That Whiskey (Performed By: Jess Moskaluke)

Barry Dean, Luke Laird, Tenille Townes
Song: Somebody’s Daughter (Performed By: Tenille Townes)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Camouflage – Jess Moskaluke
Criminal – Lindsay Ell
Feels Like That – The Reklaws
Somebody’s Daughter – Tenille Townes
Walls Come Down – Meghan Patrick

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Kirby Barber
Lisa Dodd
Curtis Ebner
Doug Elash
Justin Kudding

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR

Ben Bradley
Flavio Cirillo
Rich DaSilva
Chad Melchert
Rob Wells

FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Linsey Beckett
Tyler Beckett
Denis Dufresne
Mike Sanyshyn
Tyler Vollrath

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Paul Chapman
Ryan Davidson
Matt McKay
Darren Savard
Geoff Torrn

KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Mike Little
Bart McKay
Brendan Waters

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT PLAYER OF THE YEAR

David Barber
Denis Dufresne
Shane Guse
Mitch Jay
Connor Riddell

STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Darrek Anderson
Mitch Jay
Doug Johnson

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET) 

Steph Hansen – CISN-FM/CKRY-FM – Edmonton, AB/Calgary, AB
A.J. Keller – CFCW – Edmonton, AB
Amanda Kingsland – CKBY-FM – Ottawa, ON
Rebecca Lafrance – CKKL-FM – Ottawa, ON
Peter Walker – CJKX-FM/CHKX-FM – Oshawa, ON/Hamilton, ON

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM OR SMALL MARKET)

Shilo Bellis – CJXL-FM – Moncton, NB
Paul Ferguson – CHCQ-FM – Belleville, ON
Luca James – CKGY-FM – Red Deer, AB
Cory Noel – CKLJ/CKVG – Olds, AB/Vegreville, AB