SINGLE OF THE YEAR - AWARD #9

This award is presented to the act (solo, duo or group) for a Canadian country music track, which was released as a single to Canadian country radio within the current eligibility period as defined below AND amongst the top spinning singles within the current eligibility period. Voters should give consideration to the impact of the single on consumers and the Canadian country music industry.

ELIGIBILITY

  • For the purpose of the Single of the Year Award, the current eligibility period is extended to January 1, 2017 through to April 30, 2018;
  • A single is considered released on the day the track was made available to Canadian country radio as a single. The primary source used to determine this information is DMDS;
  • The act must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant. Within a group/duo, at least 50% of the members must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants;
  • Second Ballot contenders are required to be members of the CCMA, in good standing, by the end of the Second Ballot (June 27, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET) in order to move on to the Third (and final) Ballot. Within a group/duo, 50% of the contributing members must be members of the CCMA;
  • Only eligible singles, which were among the top 30 spinning singles at radio within the current eligibility period will qualify. The list of qualifying singles will be provided to the CCMA directly from Nielsen Entertainment;
  • Final nominees from the previous year are not eligible in the current year for the same product.

SELECTION PROCESS

The Single of the Year Award follows a three (3) step selection process:

  • STEP ONE (First Ballot) – The top 30 spinning singles as provided by Nielsen Entertainment, will appear on the First Ballot, providing they meet the eligibility requirements, as determined by the CCMA Awards Verification Committee. In the case of a tie, more than 30 singles will appear on the First Ballot. Each eligible CCMA Member may vote for the one (1) contender they deem most deserving. The ten (10) contenders receiving the most votes will appear on the Second Ballot;
  • STEP TWO (Second Ballot) – From the list of ten (10) contenders provided, each eligible CCMA Member may vote for the one (1) contender they deem most deserving. The five (5) contenders receiving the most votes will appear on the Third (and final) Ballot as nominees. In the case of a tie, more than five (5) nominees will appear on the Third Ballot;
  • STEP THREE (Third Ballot) – From the list of five (5) nominees provided, each eligible CCMA Member may vote for the one (1) nominee they deem most deserving. The nominee receiving the most votes will be announced as the winner during Country Music Week. In the case of a tie, more than one (1) winner will be announced.

CCMA AWARD

  • The Single of the Year Award is presented at the annual CCMA Awards Show during Country Music Week;
  • One (1) award is presented to the act, courtesy of the CCMA. In the case of a group/duo, one (1) award will be presented to each core member of the group/duo.