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JOHNNY REID AND DEAN BRODY LEAD THE PACK AS WINNERS AT THE 2011 CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS IN HAMILTON, ON

September 12, 2011

JOHNNY REID AND DEAN BRODY LEAD THE PACK AS WINNERS AT THE 2011 CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS IN HAMILTON, ON

2011 CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Hamilton, ON (September 12, 2011) – The 2011 Canadian Country Music Awards rocked Hamilton tonight during one of the most star-studded events in Canadian country music. Johnny Reid set the stage for an outstanding night of performances with this opening number, Let’s Go Higher; and it was clear from the start that it would be a night to remember for the 2011 nominee.  With his most recent album, A Place Called Love receiving the title of Top Selling Canadian Album of the Year at last night’s Gala Awards, Johnny Reid received three 2011 Canadian Country Music Awards for CMT Video of the Year (Today I’m Gonna Try And Change The World), Male Artist of the Year and the coveted Fans’ Choice Award.

Dean Brody took home two 2011 Canadian Country Music Awards throughout the course of the night; Single of the Year  for Trail In Life  and Album of the Year for Trail In Life as well. Terri Clark went home with Female Artist of the Year and trio Hey Romeo took Group or Duo of the Year. Last year’s New Artist Showcase winner Chad Brownlee won his first Canadian Country Music Award for Rising Star. 

One after another, Canada’s biggest names and most exciting Canadian country recording artists graced The Canadian Country Music Awards stage to the delight of a packed audience at Hamilton’s Copps Coliseum. Presenters included Deric Ruttan, Chantal Kreviazuk, Ronnie Dunn, Ron James, Howie Dorough and Michelle Wright as well as a rare duet with  Doc Walker and Luke Bryan, collaborating on a performance of their songs that share the same name, Country Girl.

This  performance, along with select others from the 2011 Canadian Country Music Awards are now available on iTunes at www.iTunes.ca/CCMA.  Albums from this year’s nominees and winners can also be found here.

Eight Canadian Country Music Awards were bestowed throughout the night with wins going to the following:

FANS’ CHOICE AWARD

Johnny Reid

 
SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Trail In Life Dean Brody

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Trail In Life Dean Brody

 

CMT VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Today I’m Gonna Try And Change The World – Johnny Reid

 
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Terri Clark

 

 

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Johnny Reid

 

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

Hey Romeo

 

RISING STAR

Chad Brownlee

 

These wins marked the end of the 2011 Canadian Country Music Awards and Country Music Week which took place in Hamilton, ON September 9 – 12.  The 2012 edition of Country Music Week will take place in Saskatoon, SK from September 6-9, coming to a culmination with the 2012 Canadian Country Music Awards on Sunday, September 9 broadcasting live from the Credit Union Centre.

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.

 

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