The 2021 Canadian Country Music Awards
presented by TD
- Nov 29, 2021 Monday 8:00 PM
Country music fans unite! This November marks the return of the CCMA Awards, happening live in London, ON from Budweiser Gardens on November 29. With Country Music Week 2021 just around the corner, the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA) and media partner Corus Entertainment are thrilled to announce the availability of public access tickets to the 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD.*
Tickets will give Canadian country music fans access to the biggest night in country music. With 2021 nominees vying for wins in categories such as Entertainer of the Year, Ford F-150 Albumof the Year and Single of the Year, the 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD are a night not to be missed.
Fans will also be able to check out three days of live music from Canada’s biggest country music stars, starting on Friday (November 26) at SiriusXM's Top of the Country Finale concert. Performances will also take place at CCMA House, live from London Music Hall on November 27 and November 28. Both events will be free to attend* but subject to capacity restrictions. Additional details for all events are to be shared in the coming weeks.
Rounding out the performances for the 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD appearing virtually are internationally acclaimed entertainers Walker Hayes, Thomas Rhett and last week's 6-time CMA winner Chris Stapleton. Sure to bring down the house with their performances, these talented voices join previously announced performers Don Amero, Tenille Arts, Lindsay Ell, Tim Hicks, High Valley, Dustin Lynch, JoJo Mason, Tyler Joe Miller, Jess Moskaluke, Robyn Ottolini, MacKenzie Porter, The Reklaws, Sacha, Dallas Smith and Tenille Townes.
Stepping onto the stage as presenters this year will be Bryce Montgomery, Luke Evangelista and Brett Brochu (London Knights), The Washboard Union, Tim & The Glory Boys, ET Canada's Cheryl Hickey, Aaron Goodvin, Steven Lee Olsen, Ty Hunter (Hunter Brothers), Corb Lund, Shawn Austin and Andrew Hyatt. These amazing artists will share presenting duties with 2021 Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame™ inductees Patricia Conroy and Randy Stark.
Already announced as performers, 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD nominees Tenille Arts, Tim Hicks, Dustin Lynch, Jess Moskaluke, Dallas Smith and Tenille Townes will pull double duty on November 29 as they will also present some of the night's biggest awards.
Co-hosted by Priyanka and Lindsay Ell, the 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD will see winners crowned in eight categories: Entertainer of the Year, Rising Star, Male Artist of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Group or Duo of the Year, Single of the Year, Amazon Music and Alexa Fans' Choice and Ford F150 Album of the Year.
Hosted by Lindsay Ell & Priyanka with performances by:
- Dallas Smith
- Mackenzie Porter & Dustin Lynch
- Tim Hicks
- Tenille Arts
- Lindsay Ell
- Tenille Townes
- Don Amero
- Robyn Ottolini
- JoJo Mason
- Tyler Joe Miller
- Jess Moskaluke
- High Valley
- The Reklaws
Country Music Week
CLICK HERE for the 2021 Country Music Week Schedule
It began in 1977 as an annual event created to heighten awareness and increase exposure for Canada’s country music artists. Today, Country Music Week is made up of three components:a music festival, which includes CCMA Fan Village, a Songwriters’ Series, talent showcases, FanFest, and the Legends Show; the CCMA Awards Show, which is a two-hour live, television special highlighting a year in country music; as well as an industry conference which allows the Canadian country music industry to honour those working behind the scenes via educational workshops and seminars, networking receptions, awards ceremonies and much more!
ARTIST AWARDS (15 AWARDS)
- Entertainer of the Year (Award #1)
- Album of the Year (Award #2)
- Fans’ Choice (Award #3)
- Female Artist of the Year (Award #4)
- Group or Duo of the Year (Award #5)
- Interactive Artist of the Year (Award #6)
- Male Artist of the Year (Award #7)
- Rising Star (Award #8)
- Alternative Country Album of the Year (Award #9)
- Single of the Year (Award #10)
- Songwriter(s) of the Year (Award #11)
- Top Selling Album of the Year (Award #12)
- Top Selling Canadian Album of the Year (Award #13)
- Top Selling Canadian Single of the Year (Award #14)
- Video of the Year (Award #15)
MUSICIAN AWARDS (7 AWARDS)
- Bass Player of the Year (Award #16)
- Drummer of the Year (Award #17)
- Fiddle Player of the Year (Award #18)
- Guitar Player of the Year (Award #19)
- Keyboard Player of the Year (Award #20)
- Specialty Instrument Player of the Year (Award #21)
- Steel Guitar Player of the Year (Award #22)
RADIO AWARDS (5 AWARDS)
- Music Director of the Year (Large Market) (Award #23)
- Music Director of the Year (Medium or Small Market) (Award #24)
- Country Personality(ies) of the Year (Award #25)
- Radio Station of the Year (Large Market) (Award #26)
- Radio Station of the Year (Medium or Small Market) (Award #27)
INDUSTRY AWARDS (12 AWARDS)
- Booking Agency of the Year (Award #28)
- Country Club of the Year (Award #29) – paused for 2021
- Country Festival, Fair or Exhibition of the Year (Award #30) – paused for 2021
- Country Music Program or Special of the Year (Award #31)
- Management Company of the Year (Award #32)
- Music Publishing Company of the Year (Award #33)
- Record Company of the Year (Award #34)
- Industry Person of the Year (Award #35)
- Creative Director(s) of the Year (Award #36)
- Recording Studio of the Year (Award #37)
- Record Producer(s) of the Year (Award #38)
- Retailer of the Year (Award #39)
- Ron Sakamoto Talent Buyer or Promoter of the Year (Award #40)
- Video Director of the Year (Award #41)
CLICK HERE for a list of nominees.
COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS
Each fan aged 12 and older will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (at least 14 days prior to the event). Patrons under 12 years of age will not be admitted into the venue for this event.
Medical Exemptions will NOT be accepted for this event.
Current methods of acceptable “proof” are 1) a physical copy of Ontario Ministry of Health vaccination receipt indicating the individual has received 2 doses of acceptable vaccines, or 2) an Electronic copy of Ontario Ministry of Health vaccination receipt indicating the individual has received 2 doses of acceptable vaccines. A government-issued photo ID is also required.
Face masks will be required as per Step 3 protocols from the Ontario Government except for brief times when eating or drinking,
Refunds will not be available to patrons that cannot produce valid/acceptable proof of vaccination.
Once doors are open to the public, no spectator will be allowed to exit and reenter the venue. This includes exiting for the purpose of smoking.
For full details on the policy, please visit ccma.org/covid19policy/