The Stingray-sponsored 2019 CCMA Legends show at this year’s Country Music Week in Calgary at the Jack Singer Auditorium was a fantastic event. A perennial highlight during the CCMAs, The Legends Show brings together some of Canada’s legendary country artists as well as many of today’s stars. In this unique show, artists play their hits then team up to present collaborative renditions of Canadian rock classics.
Aaron Pritchett, a seasoned country star with many charting hits over the past twenty years, hosted this year’s event. Newcomer Jade Eagleson joined him for a marvelous acoustic version of The Tragically Hip’s “Wheat Kings.”
Current charting singer Andrew Hyatt paired up with Nashville-based hit singer-songwriter Deric Rattan to cover Bryan Adams’ “Cuts Like A Knife.”
Next, Canadian multi-award-winning Caroline Dawn Johnson teamed up with Tenille Townes, herself now a number one chart-topping artist and multiple winner at this year’s CCMA awards. They performed their rendition of Alanis Morisette’s “Isn’t It Ironic.”
Then came the incredible pairing-up of two family acts. The Wilkinsons joined up with brother and sister group The Reklaws to perform The Wilkinson’s 1998 international hit, “26 Cents.”
One of Canada’s biggest country stars of late is Tim Hicks who was matched up with Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea. They brought the audience to its feet with their version of Bruce Cockburn’s “Lovers in a Dangerous Time.”
Finishing off this year’s Legends show were Canadian country legend Michelle Wright with guitar-shredder sensation Lindsay Ell, whose latest songs are impacting the country charts on both sides of the border. Together they synergized a remarkable cover of “Black Velvet” for the evening’s grand finale.
Greg Torrington met up with big winner at the CCMA Awards, Tenille Townes. Tenille swept up all four categories in which she was nominated.
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