2016 CCMA Awards Nominations Unveiled July 13


This Wednesday, July 13, the final nominees of the 2016 CCMA Awards in 34 categories will be announced, and the Third (and final) Ballot will open. On July 13, we invite you all to be a part of #CCMAnomday.
Last year, #CCMAnomday peaked as the #1 trending topic across Canada. Let’s show the nation how strong our country music community and family is, and get the hashtag trending again this year.

Here is what the #CCMAnomday rollout will look like (in chronological order, according to Eastern Time):

6:00 a.m. ET – A listing of 29 award categories will be revealed to CCMA Members and the media. The 6:00 a.m. release time optimizes the opportunity for morning shows on Canadian country radio to talk about the nominations and celebrate the rollout with their listeners.
From here, follow us across the country…

7:20 a.m. ET/8:20 a.m. ATMADELINE MERLO will announce the nominees for ALBUM OF THE YEAR on the Global News Morning in HALIFAX.

8:25 a.m. ET/7:25 a.m. CT – CHAD BROWNLEE will announce the nominees for ROOTS ARTIST OF THE YEAR on Global Morning News in SASKATOON.

8:50 a.m. ETTHE LOVELOCKS will announce the nominees for MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR on The Morning Show in TORONTO.

9:20 a.m. ET/7:20 a.m. MTBRETT KISSEL will announce the nominees for GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR on the Global Morning News Morning in CALGARY.

11:15 a.m. ET/8:15 a.m. PTTHE WASHBOARD UNION announces the nominees for VIDEO OF THE YEAR on the Global News Morning in VANCOUVER.

11:30 a.m. ET – The final, official release for 2016 CCMA Award nominations is distributed.

A special teaser:
Reigning CCMA Fans’ Choice Award winner, JOHNNY REID, will unveil the final five (5) nominees of the 2016 CCMA FANS’ CHOICE AWARD on Entertainment Tonight Canada tomorrow night, Tuesday, July 12, as part of the 7:30 p.m. ET broadcast, as we lead up to #CCMAnomday.

This is the third year of the #CCMAnomday concept that sees nomination announcements rolled out across the country. The concept was developed to further expand awareness and profile of Canadian country music artists and the CCMA Awards, and to engage both new and established country music fans across the country, by optimizing media engagement from coast-to-coast.

Take to your social media accounts and let your fans/followers know to listen to their local country radio, as well as CBC, Corus and Global stations on the morning of July 13. Use the hashtag #CCMAnomday and tag the official CCMA accounts when you can: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

Let's get #CCMAnomday trending once again!


For questions or feedback, contact Sonya Koson: skoson@ccma.org or 416-947-1331 x210.


We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada
and of Canada’s private radio broadcasters.
Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier de FACTOR, du gouvernement du Canada,
et des radio diffuseurs privés du Canada.