With just over a month until the biggest night in country music, the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA) and media partner Corus Entertainment have announced the first round of performers for the 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD. Bringing live music back to London in a massive way, the 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD will see Budweiser Gardens come to life with performances by Dallas Smith, Tenille Arts, Tim Hicks, MacKenzie Porter and Dustin Lynch on November 29, 2021.
Earning five 2021 CCMA Awards nominations, reigning CCMA Awards two-time Entertainer of the Year and multi-platinum, 11x chart-topping artist Dallas Smith is one of Canada’s most celebrated voices in country music. Joining Smith as a 2021 CCMA Award performer is Tenille Arts. 2021 ACM New Female Artist of the Year nominee and two-time 2021 CCMA Award nominee, Arts earned her first #1 in the U.S. earlier this year and 2021 marks the Weyburn-native’s first CCMA Awards performance.
With more than 87 million global streams, three PLATINUM selling singles, nine GOLD singles, one GOLD album, two #1 singles and eighteen Top 10 radio hits, 2021 Single of the Year nominee Tim Hicks will bring the country-meets rock’n’roll high energy that he is known for to the Budweiser Gardens stage.
Breakout crossover artist and CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2021 member, MacKenzie Porter is Canada’s #1 most played female voice in country music. The four-time 2021 CCMA Awards nominee and 2021 JUNO nominee will be joined by international superstar Dustin Lynch for the first Canadian broadcast performance of their single, “Thinking ‘Bout You,” currently climbing into the Top 10 at country radio in the U.S.. With seven #1s, four Top 5 albums, eight GOLD and PLATINUM certified singles and over 2.5 BILLION global streams, Lynch’s return to the CCMA Awards stage is highly anticipated.
Additional talent announcements for the upcoming 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD will be made every Friday through to November 19. Fans are encouraged to stay tuned via socials.
Tickets to the 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD are available for purchase at budweisergardens.com. For each ticket sold, $1 will go directly to the CCMA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Canadian Country Music Association. Funds raised will be leveraged in support of The Unison Fund and MusiCounts.