A LIST OF THE WINNERS AT THE 2020 CCMA AWARDS

Musician Brett Kissel emerges as big winner at pre-recorded, socially-distanced awards

A list of winners at the 2020 Canadian Country Music Association Awards broadcast on Sunday:

Entertainer of the Year
Dallas Smith

Single of the Year
“Keep it Simple” by James Barker Band

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Album of the Year
“Now or Never” by Brett Kissel

Group or Duo of the Year
The Washboard Union

Rising Star
Tenille Arts

Male Artist of the Year
Brett Kissel

Female Artist of the Year
Tenille Townes

Fans’ Choice
Brett Kissel

This report by The Canadian Press was first published September 27, 2020.

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While Brett Kissel couldn’t stand before a crowd of thousands at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards on Sunday, he picked up enough trophies to feel the love from a distance.

The country singer from Flat Lake, Alta., emerged one of the big winners of the night, taking home three awards: male artist, fan’s choice and album of the year for Now or Never, while acknowledging this was a celebration in the most difficult of times.

“Lately, we’ve found ourselves living in a new world, and although some things may look a little different, one thing hasn’t changed at all, and that’s the music,” he said early in the broadcast, which was pre-recorded several weeks ago.

“Music brings us all together, it connects us. Music captures the words that speak to your heart and can tell the stories of your soul. It gives us strength. It gives us hope.”

Those words helped set the tone for a CCMA Awards show that recognized the hardships that many people are facing, but didn’t dwell on the sadness. First responders were thanked, and one even gave out a top award. Some musicians spoke about better days on the horizon for everyone. READ MORE


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Trophies were given out to Canada’s country superstars at the 2020 CCMA Awards.

Broadcasting from the fields of Burl’s Creek Event Grounds and Nashville, Tenn., Canada’s biggest night in country music did not disappoint, with performances from Tim McGraw, Kane Brown, Tenille Townes, Brett Kissel and many more.

Brett Kissel led the winners with four awards, while Dallas Smith and Tenille Townes followed with three each. READ MORE

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