Thursday, July 30, 2009

CCMA nominations announced

Johnny Reid and George Canyon lead the pack of nominees for the Canadian Country Music Association awards.

Reid leads all artists with six nods, including Single of the Year, Album of the Year for "Dance With Me," Songwriter of the Year, CMT Video of the Year for "A Woman Like You," Male Artist of the Year and the Fans' Choice Award.

George Canyon is nominated for five awards: Single of the Year, Album of the Year, CMT Video of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and Fans' Choice Award.

Also landing five nods is Victoria Banks on the strength of her debut album, When You Can Fly, which is up for Album of the Year.

Gord Bamford and Dean Brody also each scored four nominations, including respective nominations for the Rising Star award.

Actor and director Jason Priestley will host the awards in his hometown Vancouver on Sept. 13.

Performers scheduled for the awards include Reid, Canyon, Reba McEntire, Terri Clark, Doc Walker, Jessie Farrell, Martina McBride, Aaron Pritchett and Johnny Reid.

A full list of nominees is available at www.ccma.org.

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