June 22, 2018
Mason Ramsey, Terri Clark, and Dallas Smith to Attend 2018 CCMA Awards
TERRI CLARK, DALLAS SMITH CONFIRMED AS PERFORMERS
FOR 2018 CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
FIRST EVER CANADIAN TELEVISION APPEARANCE BY 11-YEAR-OLD
YODELLING SENSATION MASON RAMSEY ALSO CONFIRMED
CLARK, SMITH AND RAMSEY JOIN EARLIER ANNOUNCED ACTS
KEITH URBAN, LINDSAY ELL AND HIGH VALLEY
June 25, 2018 (Toronto, ON) - The stage at FirstOntario Centre is heating up! Today the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) announced their second round of talent for the 2018 CCMA Awards. Both 2018 Hall of Fame inductee Terri Clark and multi-platinum award-winning artist Dallas Smith have been announced as performers while country music’s newest viral sensation Mason Ramsey has been confirmed to make his first official television appearance in Canada on the CCMA Awards stage. These three celebrated artists will join previously announced talent Keith Urban, Lindsay Ell and High Valley as a part of the Award show’s nationwide broadcast, from FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, ON, on Sunday, September 9, live in all time zones on CBC and at cbcmusic.ca/ccmas at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT).
19-time CCMA Award winner Terri Clark is no stranger to the CCMA Awards show stage. This year Clark will not only be performing, she’ll also arrive in Hamilton to celebrate her 2018 induction into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. Selling more than 5 million albums worldwide, Clark holds the title for most wins of the coveted CCMA Fans’ Choice Award (8-time winner) and is currently touring across Canada. Her most recent single “One Drink Ago,” a duet with Dallas Smith, is currently Top 5 at Canadian country radio.
Multiple JUNO and CCMA Award winner Dallas Smith will hit the stage for the second consecutive year at the 2018 CCMA Awards. Recently scoring his fifth No. 1 and fourth consecutive chart topper with “Sleepin’ Around,” Smith is the first and only Canadian country artist to have four consecutive No. 1 singles from the same album. A Platinum and GOLD selling artist, Smith is also the only Canadian artist to have 18 consecutive singles peak in the Top 10 of the Country airplay chart in the Nielsen BDS era (22 years). With his current single “One Drink Ago” currently sitting in the Top 5, it is anticipated that Smith will be releasing new music in advance of his Awards show performance.
11-year old Internet sensation, Mason Ramsey, will be making a special appearance in Hamilton this September. Recorded singing Hank Williams Sr.’s “Lovesick Blues” at a Walmart in Illinois, the rising star’s original video earned more than 20 million views in its first week and has surpassed 40 million views since then. After signing with Big Loud and Atlantic Records as the youngest major label Country artist since Billy Gilman, Ramsey debuted his first hit single “Famous.” Reaching No.1 on iTunes Country Songs chart and top-charted as No. 1 on global streaming Country song on Spotify, “Famous” laid the foundation for the release of Ramsey’s second single -- his cover of “Lovesick Blues.”
Tickets to the 2018 CCMA Awards are now on-sale. Single tickets and packages are available for purchase in-person at the FirstOntario Centre Box Office and online at ticketmaster.ca with $1 of each ticket sale going directly to MusiCounts in support of their year-round music initiatives.
Fans are encouraged to follow updates for the CCMA Awards via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
For more information on the CCMA and the 2018 CCMA Awards please visit ccma.org.
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”, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, Radio Starmaker Fund, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, 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.
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