A list of winners at the 2020 Canadian Country Music Association Awards broadcast on Sunday:
Entertainer of the Year
Single of the Year
“Keep it Simple” by James Barker Band
Album of the Year
“Now or Never” by Brett Kissel
Group or Duo of the Year
The Washboard Union
Male Artist of the Year
Female Artist of the Year
This report by The Canadian Press was first published September 27, 2020.
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