Gord Bamford leads the pack with seven nominations as the 2013 Canadian Country Music Association Awards™ nominees are announced

Dean Brody follows closely with five nominations as Emerson Drive, Dallas Smith, and The Band Perry are announced to perform on the 2013 CCMA Awards Broadcast

TORONTO, July 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Today the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) announced the full list of nominees for the 2013 Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Leading the pack with seven nominations is celebrated Canadian artist Gord Bamford. Bamford is nominated for CCMA Fans' Choice, Album of the Year (presented by Walmart), CMT Video of the Year, Single of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Record Producer(s) of the Year, and Male Artist of the Year.

Following closely behind, Dean Brody has earned five CCMA Award nominations. Like Bamford, Brody will compete for top honours within the CCMA Fans' Choice, Single of the Year, Songwriter of the Year (two nominations), and Male Artist of the Year categories.

The CCMA Fans' Choice Award nominees were also announced, with leaders Gord Bamford and Dean Brody going head to head with powerhouse performers George Canyon, Terri Clark, and Johnny Reid to compete for the prestigious award voted on by Canadian country music fans.

Voting for the CCMA Fans' Choice Award winner is open at www.ccma.org. All voters will automatically be entered into the Ultimate Fan Contest with the lucky winner being whisked away to attend Country Music Week® and present the Fans' Choice Award on the CCMA Awards Broadcast.

It was also announced that 2013 CCMA Award nominees Emerson Drive, and Dallas Smith as well as Platinum-selling international sibling trio The Band Perry will perform live on the 2013 CCMA Awards Broadcast.

The 2013 CCMA Awards Broadcast will be celebrated live from Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, and will air on Sunday, September 8 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC-TV, with encore airings on CMT (Canada) starting at 10 pm ET.

Tickets to the 2013 CCMA Awards Broadcast are available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.ca, or by phone at 1-855-985-5000.  More tickets have been released and range in price from $34 - $90.25 plus service charges. 

MEDIA NOTE: To view this release in full, with a complete list of 2013 CCMA Awards nominees, visit www.ccma.org.

SOURCE: CCMA

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