Happy Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Nomination Day! This is the day we look forward to every year, where the CCMA announces the final 2019 nominees across ALL categories! We'd first off like to give a huge props to James Barker Band and Brett Kissel for taking the lead with five nominations a piece. They're then followed by Paul Brandt, Lindsay Ell, Tim Hicks, The Reklaws, Dallas Smith and Tenille Townes with four nominations each.

After a 30-year hiatus, the Entertainer of the Year Award is back - and we'll all watch in awe as Paul Brandt, Tim Hicks, Dean Brody, Brett Kissel and Dallas Smith go head to head. With a category this stacked, do we have to pick just one?!

In addition to all of the industry-voted awards, the CCMA is pleased to have the Canadian country fans weigh in on the Apple Fans' Choice Award! The nominees for 2019 include Brett Kissel, James Barker Band, Gord Bamford, Paul Brandt, Dean Brody, Tim Hicks, Hunter Brothers, The Reklaws, Dallas Smith and Guylaine Tanguay. Click here to vote for YOUR FAVE!

Here's the FULL list of Artist Nominees for the 2019 CCMA Awards: 

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Paul Brandt
Dean Brody
Tim Hicks
Brett Kissel
Dallas Smith

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

The Fall - Dallas Smith
Feels Like That - The Reklaws
The Journey BNA Vol. 2 - Paul Brandt
Love A Girl - Tebey
New Tattoo - Tim Hicks
State Of Mind - Hunter Brothers

APPLE MUSIC FANS' CHOICE

Gord Bamford
Paul Brandt
Dean Brody
Tim Hicks
Hunter Brothers
James Barker Band
Brett Kissel
The Reklaws
Dallas Smith
Guylaine Tanguay

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Lindsay Ell
Jess Moskaluke
Meghan Patrick
Guylaine Tanguay
Tenille Townes

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

High Valley
Hunter Brothers
James Barker Band
The Reklaws
The Washboard Union

INTERACTIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Lindsay Ell
Aaron Goodvin
James Barker Band
Brett Kissel
Nice Horse

MNP MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Paul Brandt
Dean Brody
Tim Hicks
Brett Kissel
Dallas Smith

RISING STAR

Shawn Austin
Jade Eagleson
Eric Ethridge
JoJo Mason
Sons Of Daughters

ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion - Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion
Both Ways - Donovan Woods
Heart Of Glass - Jessica Mitchell
Juliet - Dan Davidson
What We're Made Of - The Washboard Union

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Criminal - Lindsay Ell
Dive Bar - Gord Bamford
Good Together - James Barker Band
Somebody's Daughter - Tenille Townes
Walls Come Down - Meghan Patrick

ANTHEM ENTERTAINMENT SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR

Brett Kissel, Seth Mosley, Brad Rempel
Song: Cecilia (Performed By: Brett Kissel)

Gord Bamford, Bart Butler, Brice Long
Song: Down (Performed By: Gord Bamford)

James Barker, Todd Clark, Gavin Slate, Travis Wood
Song: Keep It Simple (Performed By: James Barker Band)

Corey Crowder, Jess Moskaluke, Jared Mullins
Song: Save Some Of That Whiskey (Performed By: Jess Moskaluke)

Barry Dean, Luke Laird, Tenille Townes
Song: Somebody’s Daughter (Performed By: Tenille Townes)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Camouflage - Jess Moskaluke
Criminal - Lindsay Ell
Feels Like That - The Reklaws
Somebody’s Daughter - Tenille Townes
Walls Come Down - Meghan Patrick

*Click here to check out the FULL list of industry and musician awards!

The 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD will broadcast live from Calgary, AB on Global at 9 p.m. EST/PST. 

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