2012 CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES FINAL PERFORMERS BROADCAST SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 AT 8 PM ON CBC-TV
August 7, 2012
#countrynightincanada to now include performances by 2012 CCMA Nominees
Jason Blaine, Doc Walker, Emerson Drive, Kira Isabella, Dallas Smith and
Toronto, ON (August 7, 2012) - As country music fans anxiously await the arrival of #countrynightincanada, the Canadian Country Music Association is delighted to announce another group of show-stopping performers. Rounding out the incredibly strong group of performers who will light up the stage at the 2012 CCMA Awards in Saskatoon are Jason Blaine, Doc Walker, Emerson Drive, Kira Isabella, Dallas Smith, and The Stellas, all of whom will perform on Canada's biggest country music stage, the Canadian Country Music Association Awards, broadcast live on Sunday September 9th at 8 p.m. ET on CBC, with encore airings on CMT (Canada) starting at 10 p.m. ET.
"The CCMA is truly proud of the talented group of performers that we've been able to secure for this year's broadcast," said Don Green, Executive Director CCMA. "In celebration of our 30th anniversary, we are constructing a show that promises non-stop music and special moments from start to finish as we continue to celebrate and honour those Canadian country artists who work tirelessly to promote this genre of music each and every day of the year."
Well-known country music artist and four-time nominee Jason Blaine will take to the stage to perform one of his hottest singles, while newcomers Kira Isabella and Dallas Smith will both showcase their talent as they perform on the CCMA Awards stage for the first time and will also contend against one another for the Rising Star Award. Receiving three nominations, The Stellas will also have the opportunity to perform one of their hits on the CCMA Awards stage. No strangers to the CCMA Awards stage, Doc Walker and Emerson Drive will vie for the CCMA Group or Duo of the Year Award and will also join forces onstage for a collaborative performance that country music fans won't want to miss!
As if the CCMA Awards could get any hotter - Jason Blaine, Doc Walker, Emerson Drive, Kira Isabella, Dallas Smith* and *The Stellas will join previously announced performers, Gord Bamford, Paul Brandt, Dean Brody , Chad Brownlee, George Canyon,Terri Clark, High Valley, Deric Ruttan, Johnny Reid, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert and
the Pistol Annies in Saskatoon for a country music showdown.
The CCMA is supported by FACTOR, through which we acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's private radio broadcasters.
Be sure to follow the excitement on twitter as new broadcast details are announced @CCMAAwards (#countrynightincanada) and on Facebook at Canadian Country Music Association.
Tickets for the Canadian Country Music Association Awards are available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.caor charge by phone at 306.938.7800. Tickets are priced at $45, $75 and $90 (including all taxes and service charges) and are going fast so get yours today.