THIS JUST IN! The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA) is thrilled to announce that seven-time 2022 CCMA nominee Tenille Townes and multi-platinum selling artist Blanco Brown will be hosting the 2022 CCMA Awards presented by TD, live from Calgary’s iconic Scotiabank Saddledome. Returning to Calgary live and in-person this fall, the 2022 CCMA Awards presented by TD will take centre stage on Global, broadcasting live Sunday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. ET and on Corus radio stations Country 104 (London), Country 105 (Calgary) and CISN 103.9 (Edmonton). Fans are encouraged to check local listings for details.
Leading the 2022 CCMA Awards presented by TD nominations, Townes has quickly become one of North America’s fastest-rising stars. A Forbes 30 under 30 honouree, two-time Academy of Country Music Award and JUNO Award winner, Townes will take to the stage in Calgary to premiere her new single “The Last Time,” which is slated for release this September (09.02). “I can’t even describe how surreal it feels not only to be co-hosting the CCMAs but to do so in my home province of Alberta is beyond my wildest dreams,” said Townes. “I grew up watching this show and my 12-year-old self would not believe this is real. I can’t wait to celebrate 40 years of Canadian Country Music!”
Recognized as the creator behind the 11x PLATINUM track “The Git Up,” Brown signed his first record deal at 7 years of age. Since then, the genre-bending, chart-topping artist has spent 12 consecutive weeks atop Billboard’s Hot Country songs chart (2019), earned more than two-billion global career streams and a second #1 single alongside Parmalee, “Just The Way.” Creating a clear voice for himself as the originator of “TrailerTrap,” this singer, songwriter, producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist will premiere his brand new, forthcoming single “I’ll Never” on the 2022 CCMA Awards presented by TD broadcast, making it his national broadcast debut. ”I am honoured to co-host the CCMA Awards, I never could have dreamt of this moment,” shares Brown. “The love from Canada has been strong since day one, and I can’t wait to be back in Calgary to celebrate with everyone!”
Adding to the excitement, the CCMA announced the confirmed list of presenters for the show today. Stepping onto the stage to hand out the night’s awards will be Don Amero, Shawn Austin, Hailey Benedict, Lindsay Ell, George Fox, Aaron Goodvin, Nate Haller, Cheryl Hickey (Host, ET Canada), Andrew Hyatt, Kaos (Canada’s Drag Race), Brett Kissel ft. 98°, Alexander Ludwig (Heels, National Champions), Tyler Joe Miller, Jess Moskaluke, Steven Lee Olsen, Robyn Ottolini, Tim and The Glory Boys, Josh Ross, Bailey Zimmerman and Robyn Ashley and Willow Irwin (2022 CCMA Ultimate Fans).
Celebrating its 40th anniversary, performers at this year’s ceremony include Gord Bamford, James Barker Band, Blanco Brown, Dax, Jade Eagleson, Lindsay Ell, Tim Hicks, High Valley, Brett Kissel ft. 98°, JoJo Mason, Tyler Joe Miller, Jess Moskaluke, Meghan Patrick, MacKenzie Porter, SACHA, Dallas Smith, Tenille Townes and Bailey Zimmerman. The evening promises to deliver never-before-seen performances, unexpected collaborations and opportunities for fans to experience their favourite artists like never before.
Tickets for the 2022 CCMA Awards presented by TD are available now starting at $50 CDN + fees with a portion of each sale going directly to the CCMA Foundation to support its year-round music initiatives.