BMI songwriters Shania Twain, Tara Lyn Hart (SOCAN) and Julian Austin (SOCAN) each received six mentions to lead the nominations by the Canadian Country Music Association for its annual awards show.
Tara Lyn Hart
|Twain is up for Female Artist and the Fan's Choice Award. Her "Rock This Country" is vying for Single, Video and Song of the Year honors, and the international version of Come On Over is nominated as Top Selling Album. Hart's nominations include Female Artist and the Rising Star Award, along with Album of the Year for her self-titled release. Her "Stuff That Matters" is up for Single of the Year, SOCAN Song of the Year and Video of the Year. Austin was cited in the Male Artist and Fans' Choice categories; Back In Your Life is up for Album of the Year, with the title track under consideration for Single, Song and Video of the Year honors.
Other BMI-affiliated nominees are Paul Brandt, John Landry (SOCAN), Daniel Leblanc, Robin Branda, Montgomery Gentry, Faith Hill, Dixie Chicks, Lonestar, Stacey Lee, Alison Krauss, Shirley Myers (SOCAN), Adam Gregory, Collee Peterson (SOCAN) and Chad Brock.
Winners will be announced in a two-hour live gala awards show, hosted by Terri Clark and Paul Brandt, at Edmonton's Skyreach Centre on Monday, September 11. This year, the CCMA Awards will be simulcast live on TNN and CMT Canada, marking the first time the show will be telecast live throughout North America.