August 19, 2014
Autumn Hill, George Canyon, Brett Kissel, Jess Moskaluke and The Road Hammers to Perform on the 2014 CCMA Awards
August 19, 2014 (Toronto, ON) – In the final round of performer announcements as part of #CCMATalentTuesdays, the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) announced that George Canyon, Brett Kissel, Jess Moskaluke and The Road Hammers will perform on the 2014 CCMA Awards Show. Co-host Jann Arden will also perform, alongside Autumn Hill. The 2014 CCMA Awards Show, hosted by Arden and Rick Mercer, broadcasts on CBC-TV at 8:00 p.m. local time (8:30 NT) with an encore airing on CMT (Canada) at 10:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 7.
Following a landmark year in 2013 with CCMA and Juno Award nominations for their debut album, Favourite Mistake, the 2014 CCMA nominated duo, Autumn Hill is set to hit the road this fall with fellow country music artist, Kira Isabella. Nationwide radio play for “Anything At All”, “Can’t Keep Waiting” and “Fire” spawned three chart-topping country hits, and led to the duo making history as the first Canadian country act to cross over to pop radio since Shania Twain. Autumn Hill is featured on the new Jann Arden single, “Karolina”. The duo, and the co-host of the 2014 CCMA Awards, will perform the song on this year’s Show.
It has been 10 years since George Canyon thrilled the national audience with his journey on USA Network’s Nashville Star as the only contestant from Canada. His continued success has produced many accolades and over 300,000 album sales. Canyon will celebrate this milestone with a national tour, commencing this fall, and with an album which his fans helped to create – selecting the song compilation by sending him their favourite choices. The album is appropriately titled, Decade of Hits and will be released on September 9.
Since his breakout major label debut album, Started With A Song, was released last year, Brett Kissel has been unstoppable. Having won the 2014 JUNO Award for Breakthrough Artist Of The Year, Kissel is equally excited about leading all artists with his 8 2014 CCMA Award nominations. This summer, he’s performed for massive audiences at festivals all over the country, and was part of the nation’s biggest Canada Day celebration in Ottawa, performing for the Prime Minister and a national CBC audience. This fall, he’ll open for Brad Paisley on his Country Nation World Tour, on all Canadian stops.
Jess Moskaluke dominates the stage with her powerful vocals, country-pop style and infectious smile. In August 2014 she achieved a Gold record with her current single "Cheap Wine and Cigarettes" off her new album Light Up The Night. This award-winning songstress has recently toured Canada including performances at the Calgary Stampede, Boots and Hearts and the Big Valley Jamboree. She is currently a three-time 2014 CCMA Award nominee, including the prestigious Female Vocalist of the Year.
Platinum-selling JUNO and CCMA award-winning Canadian country group, The Road Hammers, made an explosive return to the music scene this year, with the release of their third album. Wheels, the trio’s first album in over five years, reached #1 on iTunes Country and includes the hit singles “Get On Down The Road” and “Mud”. Following a jam packed summer festival season, The Road Hammers can’t wait to return to Edmonton to bring the house down at Rexall Place. The group will also join Doc Walker and Blackjack Billy on the road this Fall, as part of the 2014 Bands On The Run Tour.
Eight CCMA Awards will be given out on the 2014 CCMA Awards Show. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or online at ticketmaster.ca. Ticket prices range from $67.25 to $107.25, plus service charges.
Presenters for the 2014 CCMA Awards Show will be announced next week.
About the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®)
Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the CCMA Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2014 CCMA Awards include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and The Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, Radio Starmaker Fund, the Province of Alberta, the City of Edmonton and Edmonton Tourism.
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.
A space for us all is CBC/Radio-Canada’s new strategy to modernize the public broadcaster and ensure that it continues to fulfill its mandate for Canadians and for future generations. Through to 2020, it will increase its investment in prime time television programming, and continue to create radio programs of the highest quality, while promoting the development of digital and mobile platforms and content.
About CMT (Canada)
Available in over 9.5 million homes, Corus Entertainment’s CMT is Canada’s source for country music lifestyle programming. Exploring themes relevant to country music and country music fans, the network offers an exciting mix of comedy and dramatic series, movies and country music news, videos, concerts and specials. CMT’s Video Advantage Program, established in 2000, supports the production of original music videos for Canadian artists. The station’s website, www.cmt.ca, is Canada’s number one website dedicated to country music.
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