Corb Lund & Lindi Ortega Land CCMA Nominations

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The Canadian Country Music Association has just released their nominees for their 2014 CCMA Awards, and unlike their American award show counterparts, worthy names who may not have a huge commercial impact but deserve critical praise made the list. Brett Kissel led all nominees with a total of eight considerations, with Canadian country powerhouses Dean Brody and Gord Bramford tying for second with five each. Lindi Ortega comes in with three nominations, including for the prestigious Female Artist of the Year, Album Design for her latest release Tin Star, as well as consideration for Roots Artist of the Year. In the roots category, she will be competing with another critical Canadian country favorite, Corb Lund.

ccma-awards-female-2014“Looks like me and Corb Lund will have to duke it out again this year in the roots category!!” Lindi tweeted out on Wednesday. “I practiced my karate this year Corb!”

Corb Lund won for Roots Artist of the Year in 2013.

Other worthy names like The Western Swing Authority and Small Town Pistols filled out the list of nominees (see full list below).

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. Country Music Week is held in Calgary, Alberta September 4th thru 7th, with the awards happening on Sunday, September 7th. They are broadcast through CBC-TV and CMT Canada.

2014 CCMA Nominees:

 FANS’ CHOICE AWARD

  • Gord Bamford
  • Paul Brandt
  • Dean Brody
  • George Canyon
  • Johnny Reid

 SINGLE OF THE YEAR

  • Bounty – Dean Brody
  • Started With A Song – Brett Kissel
  • Take The Week Off – Deric Ruttan
  • Tippin’ Point – Dallas Smith
  • When Your Lips Are So Close – Gord Bamford

 ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • All Kinds of Crazy – Codie Prevost
  • Crop Circles -Dean Brody
  • Started With A Song – Brett Kissel
  • Throwdown – Tim Hicks
  • Tippin’ Point
  • EP – Dallas Smith

 SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR

  • Bounty (Written By: Dean Brody, Performed By: Dean Brody)
  • Hell Raisin’ Good Time (Written By:Jeff Coplan, Tim Hicks, Casey Marshall, Neil Sanderson, Performed By: Tim Hicks)
  • Mine Would Be You (Written By: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Deric Ruttan, Performed By: Blake Shelton)
  • Started With A Song (Written By: Brett Kissel, Craig Wiseman, Performed By: Brett Kissel)
  • When Your Lips Are So Close(Written By: Gord Bamford, Brent L. Baxter, Byron Hill, Performed By: Gord Bamford)

 CMT VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • 3-2-1- Brett Kissel
  • Bounty – Dean Brody
  • Duet – Wes Mack ft. Carly McKillip
  • Friends Of Mine – Jason Blaine
  • Got A Feeling – Tim Hicks ft. Blackjack Billy
  • Take The Week Off Deric Ruttan

 FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Terri Clark
  • Kira Isabella
  • Jess Moskaluke
  • Lindi Ortega
  • MacKenzie Porter

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Gord Bamford
  • Dean Brody
  • Brett Kissel
  • Dallas Smith
  • Bobby Wills

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

  • Autumn Hill
  • The Boom Chucka Boys
  • The Road Hammers
  • Small Town Pistols
  • The Western Swing Authority

ROOTS ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • The Lovelocks
  • Corb Lund
  • Lindi Ortega
  • Jimmy Rankin
  • The Western Swing Authority

RISING STAR

  • Lindsay Ell
  • Tim Hicks
  • Wes Mack
  • Jess Moskaluke
  • Tebey

INTERACTIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Leah Daniels
  • Brett Kissel
  • Jess Moskaluke
  • Johnny Reid
  • Tenill