2020 Canadian Country Music Awards Nominees

Washboard Union
The Washboard Union are nominated in 5 different award categories at the 2020 Canadian Country Music Awards on Sept 27.

Canada’s top awards for country music musicians returns on Sept. 27 on Global TV at 9pm. The following is a select list of nominees for the 2020 year.

TD ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Dean Brody
Brett Kissel
The Reklaws
Dallas Smith
Tenille Townes

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Black Sheep – Dean Brody
Love, Heartbreak & Everything In Between – Tenille Arts
Now Or Never – Brett Kissel
Singles Only – James Barker Band
Wild As Me – Meghan Patrick

FANS’ CHOICE AWARD
Dean Brody
Jade Eagleson
Hunter Brothers
James Barker Band
Brett Kissel
MacKenzie Porter
The Reklaws
Dallas Smith
Tebey
Tenille Townes

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Lindsay Ell
Jess Moskaluke
Meghan Patrick
MacKenzie Porter
Tenille Townes

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
High Valley
Hunter Brothers
James Barker Band
The Reklaws
The Washboard Union

INTERACTIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Dan Davidson
Lindsay Ell
Aaron Goodvin
Nice Horse
Tenille Townes

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Dean Brody
Jade Eagleson
Brett Kissel
Dallas Smith
Tebey

RISING STAR AWARD
Tenille Arts
Matt Lang
Tyler Joe Miller
Emily Reid
Sons Of Daughters

ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Everbound – The Washboard Union
Fingers Crossed – JJ Shiplett
Kalsey Kulyk – Kalsey Kulyk
Love Wins – Kelly Prescott
The Other Way – Donovan Woods

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Count The Ways – Jade Eagleson
Drop – Dallas Smith
Keep It Simple – James Barker Band
Single Man – High Valley
Whiskey In A Teacup – Dean Brody

SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR
Skip Black, Aaron Goodvin, Matt Nolen, Song: Good Ol’ Bad Days – Aaron Goodvin
Brad Rempel, Ben Stennis, Jenna Walker, Stuart Walker. Song: I Do Too – The Reklaws
Tina Parol, Gordie Sampson, Tenille Townes, Song: Jersey On The Wall (I’m Just Asking – Tenille Townes)
Jeff Coplan, Tim Hicks, Bruce Wallace, Song: No Truck. Song – Tim Hicks
MacKenzie Porter, Jordan Sapp, Parker Welling, Song: These Days – MacKenzie Porter

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Country Thunder – The Washboard Union
Drink About Me – Brett Kissel
Jersey On The Wall (I’m Just Asking) – Tenille Townes
No Truck Song – Tim Hicks
Silver Lining – Hunter Brothers

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Kirby Barber
Lisa Dodd
Curtis Ebner
Doug Elash
Matt Genereux
Justin Kudding

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR
Matthew Atkins
Ben Bradley
Spencer Cheyne
Flavio Cirillo
Rob Wells
Greg Williamson

FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Linsey Beckett
Tyler Beckett
Denis Dufresne
Matt Piche
Mike Sanyshyn
Tyler Vollrath

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR – PRESENTED BY PRS GUITARS
Paul Chapman
Ryan Davidson
Matt McKay
Chad Murphy
Darren Savard

KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Mike Little
Brendan Waters
Scott Wilkinson

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Mitch Jay
Connor Riddell
Tyler Vollrath

STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Chris Altmann
Doug Johnson
Mitch Jay

COUNTRY CLUB OF THE YEAR
Cook County Saloon – Edmonton, AB
Cowboys Roadhouse – Winnipeg, MB
King Eddy – Calgary, AB
Ranchman’s Cookhouse And Dancehall – Calgary, AB
Rock ‘N’ Horse Saloon – Toronto, ON

COUNTRY FESTIVAL, FAIR OR EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR
Boots And Hearts Music Festival
Calgary Stampede
Cavendish Beach Music Festival
Centerfield Music Festival
Diesel Bird Digital Music Festival

COUNTRY MUSIC PROGRAM OR SPECIAL OF THE YEAR
A Kissel Country Christmas
Canada Together: In Concert
Casey Clarke Country Countdown
Girl Power Hour
The Paul McGuire Show

RECORDING STUDIO OF THE YEAR
Barrytone Studios – Miramichi, NB
Bart McKay Productions – Saskatoon, SK
MCC Recording Studio – Calgary, AB
Noble Street Studios – Toronto, ON
OCL Studios – Chestermere, AB

RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR
Jeff Dalziel – EP: Highway Mile – Aaron Allen, Single: Hot Mess – Nice Horse, Single: I Do – Dan Davidson
Jacob Durrett, Brett Kissel, Bart McKay – Album: Now Or Never – Brett Kissel
Karen Kosowski – Single: Country Thunder – The Washboard Union
Scott Moffatt – Album: What You See Is What You Get – Luke Combs
Joey Moi, Dave Cohen – Single: These Days – MacKenzie Porter

RETAILER OF THE YEAR
Amazon Music
Apple Music
Spotify Canada Inc.

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Stephano Barberis
Video: All The Time (Artist: David James), Video: As If We Won’t (Artist: JoJo Mason), Video: Better On You (Artist: JoJo Mason), Video: Country Girls (Artist: Jess Moskaluke), Video: Country Thunder (Artist: The Washboard Union), Video: Dear Me (Artist: Madeline Merlo), Video: Timeless (Artist: Dallas Smith)
Emma Higgins
Video: I Needed That (Artist: Andrew Hyatt), Video: She Drives Me Crazy (Artist: Brett Kissel), Video: Your Mama (Artist: High Valley)
Ben Knechtel
Video: Ain’t My Fault (Live @ MOD CLUB) (Artists: Jade Eagleson), Video: Bars & Churches (Artist: Aaron Goodvin), Video: Can’t Help Myself (Artist: Dean Brody x The Reklaws), Video: Count The Ways (Artist: Jade Eagleson), Video: Loved You Like That (Artist: Kris Barclay), Video: Old Country Soul (Artist: The Reklaws), Video: Still Gonna Be You (Artist: Jade Eagleson), Video: The Way You Roll (Artist: Chad Brownlee), Video: There’s A Drink For That (Artist: James Barker Band)
Raphael Mazzucco
Video: The Good Ones (Artists: Tebey and Marie-Mai)
Travis Nesbitt
Video: Bad Guy – Billie Eilish Bluegrass Cover (Artist: DD and the Butterlovers) , Video: Church (Artist: Dan Davidson), Video: Days Go By – Keith Urban Cover (Artist: Jess Moskaluke), Video: Good Life (Aritst: Nice Horse), Video: Halfway Home (Artist: Jess Moskaluke), Video: I Do (Artist: Dan Davidson), Video: If I Can’t Have You – Shawn Mendes Bluegrass Cover (Artist: DD and the Butterlovers), Video: If The World Was Ending – JP Saxe Cover (Artist: Ryan Lindsay), Video: Resistorz (Artist: Clayton Bellamy & The Congregation), Video: Say My Name – Destiny’s Child Cover (Artist: Jess Moskaluke), Video: Symphony Of Destruction – Megadeath Bluegrass Cover (Artist: DD and the Butterlovers), Video: They Don’t Make Em Like they Used To (Artist: The Dungarees), Video: This Love – Maroon 5 Cover (Artist: Jess Moskaluke), Video: Unkiss Her (Artist: Dan Davidson), Video: Way Back When (Artist: Ryan Lindsay), Video: Wild (Artist: Ryan Lindsay), Video: Wolves At The Door (Artist: Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion)

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