2012 CCMA AWARDS ‘JOHN DEERE GREEN CARPET’ ARRIVALS TO BE STREAMED ONLINE AS PART OF AWARDS COVERAGE ON CBC LIVE
September 5, 2012
The 2012 CCMA AWARDS will be broadcast on Sunday, September 9 at 8 p.m. on CBC-TV
September 5, 2012 - In addition to the broadcast coverage of the 2012 CCMA AWARDS on CBC Television, CBC LIVE's coverage of the 'John Deere Green Carpet', will capture the glamour of the celebrity arrivals live online, along with special backstage exclusives during the awards gala on Sunday, September 9. The 2012 CCMA AWARDS will air on Sunday, September 9th at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC, with an encore airing on CMT at 10 p.m. ET.
Prior to the televised coverage, cbc.ca/live will bring viewers all of the excitement from the 2012 CCMA AWARDS 'John Deere Green Carpet', live as it happens. CBC News' Arts Reporter, Deanna Sumanac and CBC Radio 2 Morning host Tom Power, will host the 2012 CCMA AWARDS 'John Deere Green Carpet' livestream for CBC LIVE, from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m. CT (5:00 to 6:15 p.m. ET), sharing an exclusive look at the arrivals, red carpet fashion and pre-gala emotions. Fans can join in the conversation on Twitter via @CBCLive using the hashtag #countrynightincanada. Then, beginning at 5 p.m. CT (7 p.m. ET), audiences will receive special backstage access featuring exclusive interviews with 2012 CCMA AWARDS presenters, nominees and winners, also hosted by Deanna Sumanac and Tom Power.
Musical artists set to perform at the 2012 CCMA AWARDS, include Gord Bamford, Jason Blaine, Paul Brandt, Dean Brody, Chad Brownlee, George Canyon, Terri Clark, Doc Walker, Emerson Drive, Kira Isabella, Deric Ruttan, Johnny Reid, Dallas Smith, The Stellas, High Valley, Jason Aldean, Pistol Annies, Eric Church and Miranda Lambert. As previously announced, Taylor Swift will be this year's recipient of the CCMA Generation Award. The CCMA Generation Award will be presented to Taylor Swift by legendary singer-songwriter, Bryan Adams, in a special video presentation. Additionally, Allan Hawco of CBC's Republic of Doyle, singer Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea, CMT's Paul McGuire, Canadian country and folk artist Jimmy Rankin, NHL great Theo Fleury, Amber Marshall and Graham Wardle of CBC's Heartland, NHL stars Luke and Brayden Schenn of the Philadelphia Flyers, and Daryn Jones of CBC's Over the Rainbow will present at the Awards. Also sharing presenting honours Canadian country music artists Michelle Wright, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Tenille, Johnny Burke, Beverley Mahood, Hey Romeo, Corb Lund, Deric Ruttan, Aaron Pritchett, Jimmy Rankin, Victoria Banks, Ryan Laird, Codie Prevost and Small Town Pistols.
Ticket holders are encouraged to come out to the Credit Union Centre early to secure a spot in the Green Carpet Fan Zone and greet the 2012 Canadian Country Music Association Awards performers, presenters and nominees as they arrive on the green carpet, which will kick-off at 3 p.m. CT.
The 2012 CCMA AWARDS will air on Sunday, September 9th at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC, with an encore airing on CMT in Canada at 10 p.m. ET.