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Each year, the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) honours its members who have excelled during the past year, with a Canadian Country Music Association Award. CCMA Awards are presented each fall during Country Music Week. This year the Awards show, is making a return trip to Saskatoon.

Country favourite Dean Brody and newcomer Meghan Patrick are among the best album nominees for this year’s Canadian Country Music Association Awards.

British Columbia’s Brody, who has won 13 CCMA Awards over his career, is vying for the prize with his sixth album Beautiful Freakshow alongside Grace & Grit, the rollicking debut from Patrick, a native of Belleville, Ont.

Other nominees in the album of the year category are High Valley, James Barker Band and Dallas Smith.

Single of the year nominees are Smith’s Autograph, Brett Kissel’s Cool With That, James Barker Band’s Lawn Chair Lazy, Jess Moskaluke’s Take Me Home and Brody for Time.

Best male artist nominees are Gord Bamford, Chad Brownlee, Tim Hicks, Kissel, Aaron Pritchett and Smith.

In the best female artist category are singer Alee, Lindsay Ell, Madeline Merlo, Moskaluke and Patrick.

ET Canada was the first to announce the 2017 Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award nominees, which is voted on by country music fans. This year’s nominees include male country-music powerhouses Gord Bamford, Dean Brody, Chad Brownlee, High Valley and Dallas Smith.

Fans can vote for their favourite Canadian country music act by visiting fanvote.ccma.org, applemusic.com/CCMAawards, or taking to social media using a hashtag of their choice. The winner will be announced during the show.

 

Congratulations to all of the #CCMAawards 2017 nominees! For the full list of nominees visit: http://bit.ly/CCMAnomday