April 23, 2018
Shania Twain Announced as 2018 CCMA Awards Show Host
SHANIA TWAIN HOSTS THE 36th ANNUAL CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
LIVE FROM HAMILTON ON CBC, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
SELECT TICKETS AVAILABLE VIA CBC MUSIC PRE-SALE APRIL 25 AT 10AM ET
PUBLIC TICKET ON-SALE APRIL 27 AT 10AM ET
April 23, 2018 (Hamilton, ON) – With a long list of sold-out tour dates confirmed for this summer and the recent release of her first album in almost a decade, Shania Twain continues to be one of Canada’s most celebrated performers. Today, the Canadian Country Music Association and CBC are thrilled to announce that the five-time Grammy and 24-time CCMA Award winner has been confirmed to host the 2018 CCMA Awards at FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton on Sunday, September 9. The awards will be broadcast live nationwide at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on CBC and cbcbmusic.ca/ccmas.
The 2018 CCMA Awards will honour and showcase the biggest names and emerging talent in country music, featuring performances, collaborations and unforgettable moments.
One of those moments will be Twain’s acceptance of The Generation Award. Only the second artist to receive this honour, Twain will be celebrated for her significant impact on the country music industry and her unmatchable ability to create mass awareness of country music around the globe.
“I’m so excited to host the CCMA Awards this year. It’s such a pivotal moment in country music as the industry evolves we’re seeing a new generation of deeply talented artists emerge and I look forward to being a part of the celebration of them and also celebrating some of the trailblazers before them,” explained Twain. “I’m deeply honoured to be receiving the Generation Award this year, if I inspire anyone to embrace their creative liberty and write what they really think and feel without limitation, then that is all I can hope for. Music can bridge gaps and bring people together and we should all work together to ensure that everyone has the freedom to sing and express their truth.”
Tickets for the 2018 CCMA Awards go on sale this Friday, April 27 at 10am ET. Tickets are available starting at $45.20 plus fees in-person through the FirstOntario Centre Box office and online at ticketmaster.ca. For more details on the CBC Music pre-sale, please visit cbcmusic.ca/ccmas.
About Shania Twain
Shania is a five-time GRAMMY Award-winner and the reigning Queen of Country Pop. With more than 90 million albums sold worldwide and U.S. sales topping 34.5 million, Shania remains the top-selling female country artist of all time. Shania’s albums include her Platinum-selling 1993 debut, SHANIA TWAIN; the GRAMMY Award-winning, Double Diamond-selling 1995 release, THE WOMAN IN ME; COME ON OVER, the best-selling studio album in Soundscan history by a female artist in any genre and the best-selling country album of all time with over 40 million units sold worldwide; and UP!, Shania’s third consecutive Diamond-selling album release.
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 2018 CCMA Awards Show 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 Government of Ontario, City of Hamilton, Tourism Hamilton and the Hamilton, Halton and Brant Regional Tourism Organization.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.
About CBC Music
CBC Music connects Canadians with the very best in music. Available through the CBC Music app, online, on radio and in television specials throughout the year, CBC Music privileges Canadian artists and songs. Offering over 100 free music streams, CBC Music draws from all genres and classifications with knowledgeable hosts and programmers. Home to the JUNO Awards and your favourite music from across the country, discover the next great act with CBC Music. For more, visit www.cbcmusic.ca
For Shania Twain:
Tony Szambor, Universal Music Canada
For the Canadian Country Music Association:
Tiffany Astle, Publicist, CCMA
For CBC and CBC Music:
Teaghan Hawke, Publicist, CBC