The Canadian Country Music Association® announced the full list of nominees for the 2013 Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Leading the pack with seven nominations is celebrated Canadian artist Gord Bamford. Bamford is nominated for CCMA Fans’ Choice, Album of the Year (presented by Walmart), CMT Video of the Year, Single of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Record Producer(s) of the Year, and Male Artist of the Year.
Following closely behind, Dean Brody has earned five CCMA Award nominations this year. Like Bamford, Brody will compete for top honors within the CCMA Fans’ Choice, Single of the Year, Songwriter of the Year (two nominations), and Male Artist of the Year categories.
The Band Perry has also been confirmed to perform during the event, which will be held in Edmonton on Sept. 8.
FANS’ CHOICE AWARD
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
“It’s Friday” — Dean Brody feat. Great Big Sea
“Jumped Right In” – Dallas Smith
“Leaning On A Lonesome Song” — Gord Bamford
“Main Street, 1979″ – Deric Ruttan
“Show Some Respect” – Bobby Wills
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Classics II – George Canyon
Is It Friday Yet? – Gord Bamford
Jumped Right In – Dallas Smith
Roll – Emerson Drive
Small Town Pistols – Small Town Pistols
SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR
“Baby I Know It” (written by Caeland Garner/Johnny Reid; performed by Johnny Reid feat. Carolyn Dawn Johnson)
“Bob Marley” (written by Dean Brody; performed by Dean Brody)
“Cool” (written by Jason Blaine/Deric Ruttan; performed by Jason Blaine)
“It’s Friday” (written by Dean Brody; performed by Dean Brody feat. Great Big Sea)
“Leaning On A Lonesome Song” (written by Gord Bamford/Buddy Owens/Ray Stephenson; performed by Gord Bamford)
CMT VIDEO OF THE YEAR
A Little More Work – Kira Isabella
Hope & Gasoline – Beverley Mahood
I’m Movin’ On – Terri Clark feat. Dean Brody
Leaning On A Lonesome Song – Gord Bamford
Maybe You Remember Me Now – Hey Romeo
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Carolyn Dawn Johnson
MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Small Town Pistols
ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
INTERACTIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
*The winners of both Top Selling Album of the Year and Top Selling Canadian Album of the Year are determined by sales.
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