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Canadian Country Music Association® Expands the List of 2022 Ccma Awards Nominees With Additions to the Spotify Female Artist of the Year and Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice Categories

Following a review of eligibility-period data, today the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA) has added two additional nominations to the previously released list of nominees for the upcoming 2022 CCMA Awards presented by TD. Both MacKenzie Porter and The Reklaws will receive additional nods with Porter being added to the Spotify Female Artist of the Year category and The Reklaws receiving a nod in the Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice Award. Winners will be announced on September 11 as part of the 2022 CCMA Awards presented by TD broadcast live from Calgary, AB on Global at 8 pm ET.

Earning her fifth #1 (“Pickup”) earlier this year, MacKenzie Porter broke records in the US this year, holding the #1 spot on US charts for six weeks alongside Dustin Lynch (“Thinking ‘Bout You), Porter now holds three 2022 CCMA Award presented by TD nominations — Spotify Female Artist of the Year, Songwriter(s) of the Year and Video of the Year in addition to a special mention in the Country Music Program or Special of the Year category for the Bell Media year-end special she co-hosted with Dustin Lynch.

Coming off their third #1 earlier this month (“11 Beers” feat. Jake Owen) and breaking the record for the fastest domestically certified platinum single (“What The Truck”) in the history of Canadian country music during the 2022 eligibility period, The Reklaws see nominations in three categories now for the upcoming CCMA Awards in the Group or Duo of the Year and Interactive Artist of the Year as well as the newly added Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice categories.

Spotify EQUAL has partnered with the CCMA for the first time in 2022, presenting the Spotify Female Artist of the Year category. Spotify’s EQUAL program was created to demonstrate a commitment to fostering equity for women in audio and celebrating their global contributions. This year we will see Tenille Arts, Lindsay Ell, Robyn Ottolini, Meghan Patrick, MacKenzie Porter and Tenille Townes vying for a win in Calgary.

With the winner chosen by country music lovers across Canada, the fan-driven Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice nominees were also expanded today highlighting 11 Nominees including Tenille Arts, Dean Brody, Jade Eagleson, High Valley, James Barker Band, Brett Kissel, Tyler Joe Miller, Robyn Ottolini, The Reklaws, Dallas Smith and Tenille Townes. Voting for Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice Award is now open. Fans can vote online by visiting ccmafanvote.com or by using the appropriate hashtag on Twitter. The hashtags are:

#AmazonFansChoice #VoteCCMATenilleArts
#AmazonFansChoice #VoteCCMADeanBrody
#AmazonFansChoice #VoteCCMAJadeEagleson
#AmazonFansChoice #VoteCCMAHighValley
#AmazonFansChoice #VoteCCMAJamesBarkerBand
#AmazonFansChoice #VoteCCMABrettKissel
#AmazonFansChoice #VoteCCMATylerJoeMiller
#AmazonFansChoice #VoteCCMARobynOttolini
#AmazonFansChoice #VoteCCMATheReklaws
#AmazonFansChoice #VoteCCMADallasSmith
#AmazonFansChoice #VoteCCMATenilleTownes

UPDATED LIST OF 2022 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD NOMINEES
Entertainer of the Year
Tenille Arts
James Barker Band
Brett Kissell
Dallas Smith
Tenille Townes

Ford F-150 Album of the Year
Diamonds in a Whiskey Glass – Gord Bamford
Heart On My Glass – Meghan Patrick
Honkytonk Revival – Jade Eagleson
Masquerades – Tenille Townes
Nothing Is Meaningless – Don Amero

Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice
Tenille Arts
Dean Brody
Jade Eagleson
High Valley
James Barker Band
Brett Kissell
Tyler Joe Miller
Robyn Ottolini
The Reklaws
Dallas Smith
Tenille Townes

Spotify Female Artist of the Year
Tenille Arts
Lindsay Ell
Robyn Ottolini
meghan patrick
MacKenzie Porter
Tenille Townes

Group or Duo of the Year
High Valley
Hunter Brothers
James Barker Band
The Reklaws
Tim & The Glory Boys

Interactive Artist or Group of the Year
haley benedict
Aaron Goodvin
Hunter Brothers
James Barker Band
The Reklaws

Male Artist of the Year
Dean Brody
Jade Eagleson
Brett Kissell
Tyler Joe Miller
Dallas Smith

Rising Star
haley benedict
Nate Haller
Andrew Hyatt
Josh Ross
sasha

Alternative Country Album of the Year
Diamonds In The Desert – Jason Blaine
Down Home – Kyle McKearney
Homebound – Twin Kennedy
Songs My Friends Wrote – Corb Lund
Unreleased Songs From The Vault Collection. Vol 4: Let’s Smile Again – Stompin’ Tom Connors

Single of the Year
All Night To Figure It Out – Jade Eagleson
Boy Like Me – Aaron Goodvin
Girl Who Didn’t Care – Tenille Townes
Make A Life, Not A Living – Brett Kissel
More Drinkin’ Than Fishin’ – Jade Eagleson, Dean Brody
Over All Over Again – James Barker Band
Tailgate To Heaven – Shawn Austin (Feat. Chris Lane)

Songwriter(s) of the Year
Steph Jones, David Pramik, Tenille Townes
Song: Girl Who Didn’t Care (Performed By: Tenille Townes)
Will Bundy, MacKenzie Porter, Lydia Vaughan
Song: Pickup (Performed By: MacKenzie Porter)
Matthew Cardinal, Doc de Groot, Jay Der, Jeff Dick, Mike Nash, Aaron Pollock, Chris Yurchuck
Song: Rebel Phase (Performed By: The Prairie States)
Lindsay Ell, Jordan Schmidt, Geoffrey Warburton
Song: Right On Time (Performed By: Lindsay Ell)
Monty Criswell, Tim Hicks, Deric Ruttan
Song: Whiskey Does (Performed By: Tim Hicks)

Video of the Year
Girl Who Didn’t Care – Tenille Townes
Heaven On Dirt – Gordon Bamford
High School–Nice Horse
More Drinkin’ Than Fishin’ – Jade Eagleson, Dean Brody
Pickup – MacKenzie Porter
Relationship Goals – Steven Lee Olsen
Whiskey Does – Tim Hicks

Find a complete list of the 2022 CCMA Awards presented by TD nominees at ccma.org.

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