Canadian Country Music Awards Outcome: - List local, regional and national musicians or music organizations - Explain the contribution of music, musicians and the music industry to the economy of Canada
History • The Canadian Country Music Association was founded in 1976 at which time they were called Academy of Country Music Entertainment. This group was founded to promote Canadian country music within Canada and to the rest of the world. In 1987 they changed their name to the CCMA. • In 1982 they held their first award ceremony which was called and still is called today - the Canadian Country Music Awards.
History • The first award ceremony in 1982 was held in Halifax, and since then has only returned to the Maritimes once which was in 2006 in Saint John. • Each year the show takes to the road and the ceremony is held in a different city cross Canada. • Being able to host the CCMA is a huge economic boom for the hosting city because of the amount of people who attend the show and it draws people from all over the world. This year it will be held in Edmonton, Alberta on September 7, 2014.
Awards • Album Design of the Year • Booking Agency of the Year • Fans’ Choice Award • CMT Video of the Year • Rising Star of the Year • Top Selling Canadian Album of the Year • Single of the Year • Root Artist or Group of the Year • Recording Company of the Year
Award Winners from 2013 • Fans' Choice Award: Terri Clark • Male Artist of the Year: Dean Brody • Female Artist of the Year: Kira Isabella • Group or Duo of the Year: The Stellas • Songwriter(s) of the Year:"Leaning on a Lonesome Song" - GordBamford, Buddy Owens, Ray Stephenson (GordBamford) • Single of the Year:"Leaning on a Lonesome Song" - GordBamford • Album of the Year: Is It Friday Yet? - GordBamford • Top Selling Album: Red - Taylor Swift • Top Selling Canadian Album: Fire It Up - Johnny Reid • CMT Video of the Year:"Leaning on a Lonesome Song" - GordBamford • Rising Star: Bobby Wills • Roots Artist or Group of the Year: Corb Lund • Interactive Artist of the Year: High Valley
Nominations: • All Contenders/Nominees must be Canadian citizens or have landed immigrant status. • Exception: On a collaboration of work at least one of the contributors must be a Canadian citizen or have landed immigrant status. Within a Group or Duo at least 50% of the contributing members must be Canadian citizens or have landed immigrant status. Unless the award is for an international album, artist, or over all album sales. • All final Nominees are required to be members of the CCMA (Industry, Corporate, or Lifetime status) in good standing. Within a Group or Duo, or in the case of collaborative work(s), 50% of the contributing members must be members of the CCMA.