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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

CCMA Award nominees announced

The Canadian Country Music Association today announced the nominees for the 2007 CCMA Awards, at press conferences held in Regina, SK and Toronto, ON. The Awards will take place Monday, September 10 at Brandt Centre, in Regina.
Well-known country performer George Canyon, originally from Nova Scotia, and first-time nominee Shane Yellowbird led the ballot with their multiple nominations, representing a year of tremendous achievement from both current country stars – and stars on the rise. Canyon garnered five nominations in major categories, including Single and Album of the Year, and the coveted Fans’ Choice Award. Yellowbird, from Hobbema, Alberta, received five major nominations including Chevy Rising Star and Independent Male Artist. Yellowbird’s single “Pickup Truck” (written by Joni Delaurier and Troy Kokol) also picked up a nomination for SOCAN Songwriter(s) of the Year.
It was also a multi-nomination celebration for Paul Brandt, Doc Walker, Emerson Drive, Brad Johner, and Carolyn Dawn Johnson, all making an impact as nominees in major categories with a total of four nominations each.
A few days earlier, the CCMA announced the nominees for the Kraft Cheez Whiz Fans’ Choice Award and the opening of online voting for fans, at The 2007 nominees are: Paul Brandt, George Canyon, Terri Clark, Doc Walker and Carolyn Dawn Johnson.
The 2007 CCMA Awards broadcast will air across Canada on September 10 at 8PM (9pm AST & 9:30pm NF) on CBC TV, with encore airings on CMT Canada, in the U.S. on television network Great American Country (GAC), and in Australia on Country Music Channel (CMC).
A complete list of all CCMA Awards and Industry Awards nominees is available online at


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