Dean Brody, Brett Kissel And James Barker Band Lead CCMA Awards With Five Nominations

The Canadian Country Music Association has announced its final CCMA Award nominees, with Dean Brody, Brett Kissel, and James Barker Band each holding an impressive five nods.

According to a press release on Wednesday, nominations have been announced in a total of 34 categories, eight of which will be presented during the televised 2017 CCMA Awards Show, to be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on September 10.

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This marks James Barker Band’s first CCMA Award nominations, which include the following five nods: Album of the Year, Group or Duo of the Year, Rising Star, Single of the Year, and Video of the Year. The band’s lead singer, James Barker, has also been nominated for Songwriters of the Year for his co-written single, “Chills”.

Meanwhile, Dean Brody’s nominations include Apple Music Fans’ Choice, Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Video of the Year and Songwriter of the Year for “Time”. Similarly, Brett Kissel is up for Male Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, Video of the Year, Interactive Artist of the Year, and Songwriters of the Year for “Cool With That”.

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ET Canada was the first to announce the 2017 Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award nominees, which is voted on by country music fans. This year’s nominees include male country-music powerhouses Gord Bamford, Dean Brody, Chad Brownlee, High Valley and Dallas Smith.

Fans can vote for their favourite Canadian country music act by visiting fanvote.ccma.orgapplemusic.com/CCMAawards, or taking to social media using a hashtag of their choice. The winner will be announced during the show.

See the complete list of 2017 CCMA Awards nominees below.

ARTIST AWARDS

APPLE MUSIC FANS’ CHOICE AWARD

Gord Bamford

Dean Brody

Chad Brownlee

High Valley

Dallas Smith

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

“Beautiful Freakshow” – Dean Brody

“Dear Life” – High Valley

“Game On” – James Barker Band

“Grace & Grit” – Meghan Patrick

“Side Effects” – Dallas Smith

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Alee

Lindsay Ell

Madeline Merlo

Jess Moskaluke

Meghan Patrick

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Gord Bamford

Chad Brownlee

Tim Hicks

Brett Kissel

Aaron Pritchett

Dallas Smith

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

Cold Creek County

High Valley

James Barker Band

The Road Hammers

The Washboard Union

ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

The Lovelocks

Jessica Mitchell

Lindi Ortega

JJ Shiplett

The Washboard Union

RISING STAR

Dan Davidson

Aaron Goodvin

James Barker Band

JoJo Mason

Meghan Patrick

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

“Autograph” – Dallas Smith

“Cool With That” – Brett Kissel

“Lawn Chair Lazy” – James Barker Band

“Take Me Home” – Jess Moskaluke

“Time” – Dean Brody

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

“Chills” – James Barker Band

“I Didn’t Fall In Love With Your Hair” – Brett Kissel

“That’s When You Know” – Chris Buck Band feat. Kira Isabella

“Time” – Dean Brody

“When A Momma’s Boy Meets A Daddy’s Girl” – Aaron Pritchett

SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR (Presented by Ole)

James Barker, Gavin Slate, Travis Wood, Donovan Woods

Song: “Chills” (Performed By: James Barker Band)

Ted Hewitt, Brett Kissel, Phil O’Donnell

Song: “Cool With That” (Performed By: Brett Kissel)

Clayton Bellamy, Dan Davidson

Song: “Found” (Performed By: Dan Davidson)

Dean Brody

Song: “Time” (Performed By: Dean Brody)

Patricia Conroy, Jessica Mitchell, David Thomson

Song: “Workin’ On Whiskey” (Performed By: Jessica Mitchell)

INTERACTIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Shae Dupuy

Tim Hicks

Hunter Brothers

Brett Kissel

Wes Mack

MUSICIAN AWARDS

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Chris Byrne

Lisa Dodd

Justin Kudding

James Murdoch

Travis Switzer

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR

Jimmy Boudreau

Ben Bradley

Jayson Brinkworth

Rich DaSilva

Chad Melchert

FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Denis Dufresne

Shane Guse

Julie Kennedy

Mike Sanyshyn

Tyler Vollrath

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR (Presented by Cithara Guitars)

Derek Caven

Ryan Davidson

Matt McKay

Darren Savard

Brennan Wall

KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Scott Galloway

Mike Little

Bart McKay

Carly McKillip

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Denis Dufresne – Banjo

Shane Guse – Mandolin

Tyler Vollrath – Mandolin

STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

John Ellis

Smokey Fennell

Mitch Jay

Doug Johnson

Scott Smith

RADIO AWARDS

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR- LARGE MARKET

Larry Donohue – CFCW – Edmonton, AB

Steph Hansen – CKRY-FM/CISN-FM – Calgary, AB/Edmonton, AB

Amanda Kingsland – CKBY-FM – Ottawa, ON

Brittany Thompson – CKKL-FM – Ottawa, ON

Peter Walker – CJKX-FM – Oshawa, ON

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR- MEDIUM OR SMALL MARKET

Shilo Bellis – CJXL-FM – Moncton, NB

Paul Ferguson – CHCQ-FM – Belleville, ON

Cal Gratton – CJVR-FM – Melfort, SK

Roo Phelps – CIGV-FM, Kelowna, BC

Brendan Seeley – CKGY-FM – Red Deer, AB

INDUSTRY AWARDS

BOOKING AGENCY OF THE YEAR

The Feldman Agency

Invictus Entertainment Group

Paquin Artists Agency

Sakamoto Agency

United Talent Agency

COUNTRY CLUB OF THE YEAR

Boots & Bourbon Saloon – Toronto, ON

Cook County Saloon – Edmonton, AB

Cowboys Dance Hall – Calgary, AB

Knoxville’s Tavern – Edmonton, AB

Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall – Calgary, AB

COUNTRY FESTIVAL, FAIR, OR EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR

Boots And Hearts Music Festival – Oro-Medonte, ON

Big Valley Jamboree – Camrose, AB

Calgary Stampede – Calgary, AB

Cavendish Beach Music Festival – Cavendish, PE

Rockin’ River Country MusicFest – Merritt, BC

COUNTRY MUSIC PROGRAM OR SPECIAL OF THE YEAR

Brett Kissel – Home Movie – Corus Entertainment

Canadian Coast To Coast – Fabmar Communications

Chevy Top 20 Countdown – Corus Entertainment

Coors Banquet One Horse Town – Corus Entertainment

The Casey Clarke Show With Roo Phelps – Casey Clarke Productions

MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Chief Music Management

Gold & Gold Productions Ltd.

Invictus Entertainment Group

MDM Recordings Inc.

RGK Entertainment Group Inc.

MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY OF THE YEAR

ole

Royalty Music Publishing Inc.

Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada

Universal Music Publishing Canada

Warner/Chappell Music Canada

RECORD COMPANY OF THE YEAR

MDM Recordings Inc.

ole red dot

Open Road Recordings Inc.

Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.

Warner Music Canada

RECORD COMPANY PERSON OF THE YEAR

Steve Coady – Warner Music Canada

Warren Copnick – Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.

Mike Denney – MDM Recordings Inc.

Ron Kitchener – Open Road Recordings Inc.

Louis O’Reilly – Big Star Recordings Inc.

RECORDING PACKAGE OF THE YEAR

Design Team: Mitchell Nevins Photography: Phil Crozier

Album: Beautiful Freakshow (Artist: Dean Brody)

Design Team: Mitchell Nevins

Album: Echo Road: The Best of Doc Walker (Artist: Doc Walker)

Design Team: Mitchell Nevins Photography: Phil Crozier

Album: Shake These Walls (Artist: Tim Hicks)

Design Team: Janelle Shiplett Photography: Brent Mykytyshyn, Ari Heinikainen, Mike Peleshok

Album: Something To Believe In (Artist: JJ Shiplett)

Design Team: Mitchell Nevins, Madeline Merlo

Single: War Paint (Artist: Madeline Merlo)

RECORDING STUDIO OF THE YEAR

Bark McKay Productions – Saskatoon, SK

Barrytone Studios – St. Clements, ON

MCC Recording Studio – Calgary, AB

OCL Studios – Chestermere, AB

Revolution Recording – Toronto, ON

RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR

Chris Baseford, Vince Gill, Jeff Johnson, Chad Kroeger, Carly McKillip, Justin Niebank

Album: “Grace & Grit” (Artist: Meghan Patrick)

Scott Cooke

Album: “The Score” (Artist: Aaron Pritchett)

Scott Cooke, Ben Glover, Mitch Merrett

Album: “Hearts On Fire” (Artist: Chad Brownlee)

Joey Moi

Album: “Side Effects” (Artist: Dallas Smith)

Phil O’Donnell

Album: “Tin Roof” (Artist: Gord Bamford)

RETAILER OF THE YEAR

Apple Canada

Spotify Canada Inc.

Sunrise Records

Walmart Canada

RON SAKAMOTO TALENT BUYER OR PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

Kelly Berehulka – Casinos Of Winnipeg

Paul Biro – Sakamoto Agency

Jim Cressman – Invictus Entertainment Group

Adam Oppenheim – Stampede Entertainment Inc.

Emmanuel Patterson – Live Nation Entertainment

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Stephano Barberis

Video: “I Hate You For It” (Artist: Chad Brownlee), Video: “One Little Kiss” (Artist: Dallas Smith), Video: “Red Dress”, (Artist: JoJo Mason), Video: “Somethin’ We Shouldn’t Do” (Artist: Chad Brownlee), Video: “Summer Girl” (Artist: Bucko & Toad), Video: “Time” (Artist: Dean Brody)

Emma Higgins

Video: “Still Loving You” (Artist: Meghan Patrick)

Ben Knechtel

Video: “Chills” (Artist: James Barker Band), Video: “Cool With That” (Artist: Brett Kissel), Video: “Drive Me Away” (Artist: Jess Moskaluke), Video: “Elevator” (Artist: Jess Moskaluke), Video: “Every Week’s Got A Friday” (Artist: High Valley), Video: “Starts With A Girl” (Artist: David James)

Travis Nesbitt

Video: “Found” (Artist: Dan Davidson)

Joel Stewart

Video: “I Didn’t Fall In Love With Your Hair” (Artist: Brett Kissel)

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