September 4, 2015
CBC-TV and CMT (Canada) Personalities Set to Present on the 2015 CCMA Awards Show Alongside Canada’s Hottest Country Stars #CCMAawards
September 4, 2015 (Toronto, ON) – The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) and broadcast partners CBC-TV and CMT (Canada) announced this morning a complete list of presenters set to take the stage at this year’s CCMA Awards Show, taking place on Sunday, September 13. Catch all the action and some of Canada’s biggest names in television and country music on CBC-TV at 8 p.m. local time (8:30 p.m. NT) and CMT at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
Comedian and actor Jonny Harris (CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries, Still Standing) will be a presenter on this year’s CCMA Awards Show; as will Gemini Award-winning comedian Susan Kent (CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes). Host of CMT’s Chevy Top 20 Countdown, Paul McGuire will present along with Clayton Bellamy from The Road Hammers and host of CMT’s new competition series, Ice Racer Showdown, premiering this October. Canadian music star Keshia Chanté from the upcoming new season of W Network’s Hockey Wives, will also join the list of presenters at the CCMA Awards celebration.
A number of Canada’s favourite country acts will also present CCMA Awards on the broadcast. 2011 Rising Star Award winner Chad Brownlee; folk rock sensation Alan Doyle, multi-CCMA Award winners Emerson Drive and current Rising Star nominee Lindsay Ell will each present awards. Also set to take to the stage and present is multi-CCMA Award nominee Tim Hicks, 2015 Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Dianne Leigh, reigning Female Artist of the Year Jess Moskaluke and reigning Roots Artist of the Year Lindi Ortega. Making a special appearance as presenters are Cookie, Heather and Jimmy from The Rankin Family. Rounding out the presenter list is 2014 Fans’ Choice Award winner, Johnny Reid, 2014 Group or Duo of the Year, Small Town Pistols, former Rising Star nominee Tebey and current Songwriter(s) of the Year nominee Bobby Wills.
International guests, Florida Georgia Line, who are currently taking their 2015 Anything Goes Tour around the world, will present the CCMA Fans’ Choice Award alongside this year’s Ultimate Fan winner, Taylor Schweitzer.
Eight CCMA Awards will be presented on the 2015 CCMA Awards Show, hosted by Jessi Cruickshank (CBC’s Canada’s Smartest Person). An all-star line-up of performers has previously been announced, and is available on ccma.org. A limited number of tickets are still 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.
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.