2016 CCMA AWARDS SHOW LIGHTS UP LONDON
WITH AN EPIC NIGHT OF COUNTRY MUSIC
DEAN BRODY AND BRETT KISSEL THE BIG WINNERS OF THE NIGHT
(London, ON) September 11, 2016 – The 2016 Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) Awards Show, hosted by CBC television personality Jessi Cruickshank (Canada’s Smartest Person, The Goods), celebrated eight CCMA Award categories in an evening filled with memorable moments and knock-out performances. Broadcast across Canada on CBC at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) and CMT (Canada) at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, the CCMA Awards Show was staged at Budweiser Gardens, in London, Ontario, for the first time in the show’s 30+ year broadcast history.
The night had two multiple winners: Brett Kissel and Dean Brody. Brett Kissel took home the coveted Fans’ Choice Award presented by SiriusXM and Male Artist of the Year – his first time winning each of these awards; while Dean Brody took home CCMA Awards for Single of the Year and CMT Video of the Year presented by Coors Banquet, both for his song, “Bring Down The House”. Gord Bamford received Album of the Year presented by Jack Daniel’s for Tin Roof; his third time receiving this accolade: Day Job (2010), Is It Friday Yet? (2013). Saskatchewan’s Jess Moskaluke took home the CCMA Award for Female Artist of the Year for the third consecutive year, and Group or Duo of the Year went to the brothers of High Valley for the second year in a row. The CCMA Award for Rising Star went to The Washboard Union.
The evening’s high-octane performances were powerful and passionate. Gord Bamford, Dean Brody, Chad Brownlee, Terri Clark, Cold Creek County, Tim Hicks with Colin James, High Valley, Brett Kissel with Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Madeline Merlo, Jess Moskaluke and Johnny Reid all had the fans at Budweiser Gardens either on the edge of their seats, or out of them, with exceptional stage presence and vocal delivery.
The show’s international guests were also crowd favourites. PLATINUM-selling Kelsea Ballerini performed her chart-topping hit, “Peter Pan”, while GRAMMY-nominated Sam Hunt performed his #1 song, “House Party”.
Looking ahead to another strong year in Canadian country music, the 2017 CCMA Awards Show will take place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Tickets will go on sale later this year.
2016 CCMA Award winners announced this evening:
FANS’ CHOICE AWARD presented by SiriusXM
ALBUM OF THE YEAR presented by Jack Daniel’s
Tin Roof – Gord Bamford
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Bring Down The House – Dean Brody
CMT VIDEO OF THE YEAR presented by Coors Banquet
Bring Down The House – Dean Brody
The Washboard Union
MEDIA NOTE: A complete list of 2016 CCMA Award winners can be found at ccma.org.
About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)
Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2016 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and The Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, Radio Starmaker Fund, the Province of Ontario, the City of London and Tourism London.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective.
About Corus Entertainment Inc.
CMT (Canada) is a Corus Entertainment Network. Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.
About Bristow Global Media Inc. (BGM)
Bristow Global Media Inc. (BGM) is a Toronto-based content creation company, specializing in creating multi-platform content across all genres, including scripted, lifestyle, reality, documentary and sports. The company was launched in 2013 by leading broadcast executive and producer Julie Bristow, whose 20-year career at the CBC included the creation of award-winning entertainment divisions, the launch of national digital media platforms and the stewardship of iconic sports brands. BGM boasts a successful roster of linear and non-linear content, including: NHL Revealed: A Season Like No Other (CBC, NBCSN, Rogers), Pressure Cooker (W Network), Hockey Wives (W Network),Canada: The Story of US (CBC), Canadian Country Music Association’s CCMA Awards (CBC and CMT), Pardon My French (YouTube) and YTV’s daily interstitial brand-driven content. In addition, BGM is partnered with Jamie Oliver’s Fresh One Productions in the UK for content development.