August 17, 2015
Autumn Hill, Paul Brandt, High Valley, Jess Moskaluke and Special Guest Thomas Rhett To Perform on the 2015 CCMA Awards Show
August 18, 2015 (Toronto, ON) – The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) announced this morning that Autumn Hill, Paul Brandt, High Valley, Jess Moskaluke and special guest Thomas Rhett will perform on the 2015 CCMA Awards Show. Being broadcast from Halifax, Nova Scotia on Sunday, September 13, the 2015 CCMA Awards Show will air on CBC-TV at 8 p.m. local time (8:30 p.m. NT) with an encore airing on CMT (Canada) at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, and will feature performances by Tim Hicks, Brett Kissel, Dallas Smith, and Florida Georgia Line, as previously announced.
Some songs grab you right away, while others sink in overtime and won’t let you go. Autumn Hill’s music does both. Tareya Green and Mike Robins tell compelling stories of loss and love from two distinct perspectives, and build soaring pop music with a strong Nashville foundation. Multiple Top 10 singles, CCMA and JUNO Award nominations, and sold-out national tours have defined their recent years, all culminating in the release of their sophomore album, Anchor. The band’s 2015 flagship single, “Blame”, reached new heights this summer, earning the coveted Top 5 spot on Canadian country radio – charting higher than any Canadian country group since 2007.
Paul Brandt is the most awarded male Canadian country artist in history. His 1996 debut, RIAA certified Gold album, Calm Before the Storm, went on to sell one million copies internationally, propelled by the #1 single and wedding standard, “I Do”. Stateside, his #5 and #1 charting songs “My Heart Has A History”, and “I Do”, were the first to chart by a male Canadian country artist since Hank Snow in 1974. The song, “For You”, written by Brandt and Steve Rosen, was selected to promote the major motion picture We Were Soldiers, and was performed by Johnny Cash and Dave Matthews. His 11 career albums have spawned hit singles, multiple Album of the Year awards, Gold, Platinum, and multi-Platinum performances. His current single, “I’m An Open Road”, featuring Jess Moskaluke, is currently climbing the country charts.
Nominated for three 2015 CCMA Awards, the remote hometown and unique upbringing seems a magic combination for the music of La Crete, AB brothers, High Valley. Producing four Top 10 singles, including a Top 5 hit, and two #1 videos on CMT for their summer smashes, “Make You Mine” and “She’s With Me”, the duo’s latest album, County Line, has Brad and Curtis Rempel taking over the country scene with their addictive “pop-grass” sound. High Valley has performed on some of the industry’s most coveted stages this summer, including The Grand Ole Opry, Cavendish Beach Music Festival, and Boots and Hearts.
Celebrated as the first female Canadian country solo artist to achieve gold record status since Shania Twain, Jess Moskaluke has enjoyed a record-breaking year. Crowned the Female Artist of the Year at the 2014 CCMA Awards, she is currently a multiple 2015 CCMA Award nominee. 2015 continues to be a year of many firsts for Moskaluke, including her first JUNO nominations; a cross-Canada tour, having joined Chad Brownlee’s When The Lights Go Down Tour and now her first arena shows this fall. In October she will join Paul Brandt and Dean Brody’s Road Trip Tour. She will also release her new EP, Kiss Me Quiet, on September 25.
International guest, Platinum-selling artist, Thomas Rhett, leads the pack as one of country music’s elite new artists with the #1 Gold-certified and fastest-rising single of his career, “Crash And Burn”, from his upcoming sophomore album, Tangled Up, slated for release on September 25. The new music follows Rhett’s debut album, It Goes Like This, (The Valory Music Co.), which spawned three consecutive #1 hits, making him Billboard’s first male country artist to do so from a debut album in over two decades. His “high-energy all the way” live show (El Paso Times) has caught the attention of critics out on the road, where he will headline the CMT On Tour: Suits & Boots tour this fall.
Eight CCMA Awards will be presented on the 2015 CCMA Awards Show, hosted by Jessi Cruickshank. The broadcast will feature a number of special performances and collaborations, and will include appearances by Canadian personalities and country music acts. This year’s show is being produced by Bristow Global Media Inc. Tickets are available at all Ticket Atlantic locations, by phone at 1-877-451-1221 or online at ticketatlantic.com, with prices ranging from $60.00 to $106.00, plus service charges and fees. Additional CCMA Award Show performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.
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 Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2015 CCMA Awards include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and The Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund” and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Radio Starmaker Fund, the Province of Nova Scotia, the City of Halifax and Destination Halifax.
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 strategy to transform the public broadcaster, and ensure that it continues to fulfill its mandate for Canadians, now 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)
CMT (Canada) is Canada’s source for country music and likeminded programming that showcases compelling stories and characters. The network offers a mix of original programming, sitcoms, movies, music videos and specials. CMT is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. For more information, please visit CMT.ca and corusent.com.
About Bristow Global Media Inc. (BGM)
Bristow Global Media Inc. (BGM) is a Toronto based content creation company, specializing in creating multi-platform content across all genres including scripted, lifestyle, reality, documentary and sports. The company was launched in 2013 by leading broadcast executive and producer Julie Bristow, whose 20 year career at the CBC included the creation of award-winning entertainment divisions, the launch of national digital media platforms and the stewardship of iconic sports brands. BGM is partnered with Jamie Oliver’s Fresh One Productions in the UK for content development.