THE JIM CUDDY BAND WITH GUESTS THE HEARTBROKEN ADDED TO CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS LINE-UP
August 31, 2011
THE JIM CUDDY BAND WITH GUESTS THE HEARTBROKEN ADDED TO
CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS LINE-UP
CMT AND CBC PERSONALITIES, CANADIAN COUNTRY STARS
AND 2011 NOMINEES ANNOUNCED AS PRESENTERS FOR THE BROADCAST
Toronto, ON (August 31)- The Canadian Country Music Association®(CCMA®), along with broadcast partners CBC and CMT (Canada) are pleased to announce that The Jim Cuddy Band and FACTOR sponsored guests The Heartbroken have been added to the stellar list of performers for the 2011 Canadian Country Music Awards. Performing together for the first time, this unique grouping of outstanding musicians will help Canada celebrate the best in country music from Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, ON on September 12.
"I am very excited to play the Canadian Country Music Awards - it's always one of the best parties of the year," said Jim Cuddy, The Jim Cuddy Band. "To play with the Heartbroken is a bonus because they're great musicians and good friends."
"Broadcast live on CBC Television at 8:00 pm (8:30pm NT) and at 10 pm ET/PT on CMT, the Canadian Country Music Awards will also include appearances by CMT's Kortney and Dave Wilson, Beverly Mahood, Canadian country stars Carolyn Dawn Johnson and Charlie Major, 2011 inductee into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, Michelle Wright and host of CBC's Cover Me Canada Nicole Appleton to name a few.
These artists and guests will join the list of previously announced Canadian performers Gord Bamford, Paul Brandt, Dean Brody, George Canyon, Terri Clark, Doc Walker, Emerson Drive, Johnny Reid and Deric Ruttan. Also on the Awards' roster are internationally acclaimed country stars Luke Bryan and Ronnie Dunn.
The 2011 Canadian Country Music Awards will be broadcast live on CBC Television from Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, ON, on September 12, 2011 at 8:00 pm (8:30pm NT), and at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CMT. For more information about the Canadian Country Music Association and the 2011 Canadian Country Music Awards, please visit www.ccma.org.
To purchase your tickets to the Canadian Country Music Awards show, visit any Ticketmaster location or www.ticketmaster.ca. Tickets are available for $45 and $70 (plus applicable taxes).
ABOUT JIM CUDDY
When Jim got his first guitar at the age of ten, the first song he learned was Gordon Lightfoot's "That's What You Get For Loving Me". Today, twenty-five years after the formation of Blue Rodeo, Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor are widely respected as one of Canada's best songwriting teams. In 1998, Jim released All in Time which went on to sell Gold in his native Canada. His next album, 2006's The Light That Guides You Home, was released to critical acclaim and won the Juno for Adult Alternative Album of the Year. On September 27, 2011 Jim will be releasing Skyscraper Soul, his 3rd solo album. His voice, always a voluptuous instrument, has never sounded better and Cuddy proves once again that his songwriting ranks with the best Canada has to offer.
ABOUT THE HEARTBROKEN
The Heartbroken, made up of Blake Manning, Peter Fusco, Damhnait Doyle and Stuart Cameron, have been friends forever. After playing several residencies in Toronto including the famed Dakota Tavern, they made their CCMA debut just last year and have since criss-crossed the country playing every single place they could find. To follow up their single "Seventeen" which received great support from Country Radio and CMT, they have just gone to radio with the infectious tune, "The Truth" . In addition to recording their album "Tonight Tonight" in just nine days, The Heartbroken wrote and produced the album themselves. The Heartbroken are nominated for Best Group at this year's CCMA Awards.
About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)
Established in 1976, the CCMA is committed to ensuring the growth of Canadian country music through education, communication, information, promotion and recognition. Core to the organization's efforts is Country Music Week - an annual event that heightens awareness and increases exposure for Canada's country artists. A culmination of Country Music Week, the Canadian Country Music Awards were inaugurated in 1982 and continue to celebrate the music and artists that represent Canada's unique culture.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages, plus seven languages for international audiences. In 2011, CBC/Radio-Canada is celebrating 75 years of serving Canadians and being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of Canada.
About CMT Canada
CMT Canada is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. The Company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), CosmoTV, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Recordings (FACTOR) is a non- profit organization, dedicated to providing financial assistance toward the growth and development of the Canadian Independent recording industry. Funding comes from two sources, The Department of Heritage's Canada Music Fund and Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters.