The Canadian Country Music Association’s (CCMA) Country Music Week kicks off in Calgary on September 5. Stingray will be on hand at all the events, including our sponsorship of the big annual CCMA Legends Show.
The beauty of Country Music Week is that music fans can participate in so many events. One of them is the annual CCMA Legends Show, always a highlight during Country Music Week. This year it’s on Friday, September 6 at the beautiful Jack Singer Concert Hall in downtown Calgary and will be supported for the first time by Stingray Music, as official presenter! The uniqueness of the Legends Show is that it brings together many of the biggest Canadian country stars of the past, matching them with some of the hottest current acts. This year’s event will see performances from Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Alan Doyle (of Great Big Sea,) Jade Eagleson, Lindsay Ell, Tim Hicks, Andrew Hyatt, Aaron Pritchett, The Reklaws, Deric Ruttan, Tenille Townes, The Wilkinsons, and Michelle Wright.
The Legends Show is only one of several happenings where the fans and the public can join in. Other opportunities for the fans to get up close and even meet and get selfies are The Fan Village on Saturday and Sunday, The CCMA Fan Fest on Saturday (all free!), and the daily Songwriters’ Series. For more details on these, check it out here.
And let’s not forget the main event – the 2019 CCMA Awards Show. It’s happening on Sunday, September 8 at the ScotiaBank Saddledome. Although it’s looking like it’s sold out, you’ll be able to catch it live on Global starting at 9:00 PM. This year’s host are Billy Ray Cyrus and Dallas Smith with live performances from Dallas as well as Old Dominion, Meghan Patrick, Paul Brandt, James Barker Band, Lindsay Ell, Dean Brody, High Valley, Brett Kissel, The Reklaws, Tim Hicks, The Washboard Union, Chad Brownlee, Terri Clark, Aaron Goodvin, Jess Moskaluke, and Gord Bamford.
Then there are the actual awards themselves! The James Barker Band and Brett Kissel lead the nominees with five each. This year marks the return, after a 30-year hiatus, of The Entertainer of Year Awards. This award is for the artist who has shown “the greatest competence in all aspects of the field.” All the nominees certainly qualify for that description! They are Paul Brandt, Dean Brody, Tim Hicks, Kissel, and Dallas Smith. Here’s where to check out the full slate of categories and all the nominees.
Check out our 2019 CCMA Awards channel on our Stingray Music app, to get you into the CCMA festivities!
And where would any event like this be without social media?
Make sure to follow Stingray Music and the official CCMA social platforms for all the latest!