August 26, 2014
CBC's Amber Marshall, Graham Wardle, Jessi Cruickshank and Jeff Douglas join CMT's Paul McGuire and Carmel Baird, and More, to Present at the 2014 CCMA Awards Show
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August 26, 2014 (Toronto, ON) – Big names from the worlds of television and country music come together to add even more luster to the star-studded 2014 Canadian Country Music Association Awards Show on Sunday, September 7th at 8 p.m. local time (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC-TV andon CMT (Canada) at 10 p.m. ET. CBCMusic.ca will live-stream the award show at cbcmusic.ca/CCMA; andin addition, will have the show available On-Demand post broadcast.
CBC’s Gemini Award-winning host and satirist Rick Mercer and Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter Jann Arden will form a dynamic duo as co-hosts of the show at Edmonton’s Rexall Place. A total of eight CCMA Awards will be handed out over the course of the night by an impressive list of presenters, including CBC stars Jessi Cruickshank and Jeff Douglas, hosts of Canada’s Smartest Person, and stars of CBC’s Heartland, Amber Marshall and Graham Wardle. CMT’s Paul McGuire, host of the Chevrolet Top 20 Countdown, and Carmel Baird, star of Mom’s a Mediumwill also share presenting honours.
Confirmed musicians to present at this year’s CCMA Awards Show in Edmonton, Alberta are Gord Bamford, Jason Blaine, Chad Brownlee, George Canyon, Tom Cochrane, Lindsay Ell, Wendell Ferguson, Sam Hunt, Wes Mack, Beverley Mahood, Lindi Ortega, MacKenzie Porter, Deric Ruttan, The Stellas, Tebey, Bobby Wills and Michelle Wright.
The CCMA Awards Show feature live performances by some of today’s biggest country acts including Canadian artists: Autumn Hill who will take the stage with host Jann Arden, Gord Bamford, Paul Brandt, Dean Brody, Terri Clark, George Canyon, Tim Hicks, Kira Isabella, Brett Kissel, Jess Moskaluke, Dallas Smith and The Road Hammers. As well, platinum-selling international artists Little Big Town and Dierks Bentley are slated to take the stage and perform.
Highlights of the 2014 CCMA Awards Show will air on Canada Live on CBC Radio 2 on Monday, September 8th at 7 p.m. local time (7:30 p.m. NT) and again on CBC Radio One on Friday, September 12th at 2 p.m. local time (2:30 p.m. NT).
Encore presentations of the awards will air on CBC-TV on Sunday, September 13th at 10 p.m. local time (11 p.m. AT/11:30 p.m. NT) and on CMT Sunday, September 7 at midnight ET and Monday, September 8 at 3 p.m. ET.
Tickets for the 2014 CCMA Awards Show are available at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or online at ticketmaster.ca. Ticket prices range from $67.25 to $107.25, plus service charges.
About the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®)
Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the CCMA Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2014 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and The Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, Radio Starmaker Fund, the Province of Alberta, the City of Edmonton and Edmonton Tourism.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages.
A space for us all is CBC/Radio-Canada’s new strategy to modernize the public broadcaster and ensure that it continues to fulfill its mandate for Canadians and for future generations. Through to 2020, it will increase its investment in prime time television programming, and continue to create radio programs of the highest quality, while promoting the development of digital and mobile platforms and content.
About CMT (Canada)
Available in over 9.5 million homes, Corus Entertainment’s CMT is Canada’s source for country music lifestyle programming. Exploring themes relevant to country music and country music fans, the network offers an exciting mix of comedy and dramatic series, movies and country music news, videos, concerts and specials. CMT’s Video Advantage Program, established in 2000, supports the production of original music videos for Canadian artists. The station’s website, www.cmt.ca, is Canada’s number one website dedicated to country music.
Dayna Shiskos, publicist, CBC