November 19, 2014
Canada’s Country Music Stars come together for the CCMA Holiday Special
Terri Clark hosts evening of collaborations and celebrations
November 19, 2014 (Toronto, ON) – The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) is pleased to present the CCMA Holiday Special, airing on CBC-TV on Monday, December 15 at 9 p.m./9:30 p.m. NT and on CMT Canada on Thursday, December 18 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET. Hosted by multi CCMA Award winner, Terri Clark, the CCMA Holiday Special features a collection of memorable and unique performances by some of Canada’s most recognizable and beloved country artists.
Joining Terri on stage for one-of-a-kind collaborations and performances: Gord Bamford, Jason Blaine, Dean Brody, Chad Brownlee, Lindsay Ell, Tim Hicks, High Valley, Kira Isabella, Brett Kissel, Beverley Mahood, One More Girl, Lindi Ortega, Deric Ruttan, Tebey and The Stellas with their daughters, Lennon & Maisy.
“It thrills me to be able to host the CCMA Holiday Special this year, and celebrate the season with so many talented artists and friends,” said Terri Clark. “Christmas has always been my favourite time of the year. I completely throw myself into cookie-making and decorating, and I just love the feeling the season brings. I hope this Special brings some holiday spirit to our country music fans.”
“I am proud to add the CCMA Holiday Special to our repertoire of national programming with our broadcast partners,” said Don Green, President of the CCMA. “The CCMA, and the Canadian country music industry, really does feel like a big, extended family, making the CCMA Holiday Special all the more special to us. I know Canadian audiences will enjoy it.”
Produced by Corkscrew Media, the CCMA Holiday Special was filmed at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta this past September. A portion of all tickets from the CCMA Holiday Special filming has gone towards MusiCounts.
In addition to its airdates on December 15 and 18, the audio of the CCMA Holiday Special will broadcast on CBC Radio One, Canada Live on Friday, December 19 at 2 p.m./2:30 p.m. NT and CBC Radio 2, Canada Live on Monday, December 22 at 7 p.m./7:30 p.m. NT; it will also re-air on CMT on December 25 at 1 a.m. ET.
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.
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 regionally and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages.
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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