Jason McCoy, Doc Walker Lead 2004 CCMA Nominations

Posted in News on September 7, 2004
With five nominations each, Jason McCoy (SOCAN) and Doc Walker (SOCAN) are the leading contenders for the annual Canadian Country Music Association Awards show. McCoy's mentions include Male Artist, Fans Choice Award, Best Album (Sins, Lies and Angels), Best CMT Video and Best Song ("Still"). Doc Walker received nods for Best Group or Duo, Fans' Choice Award, Best Album (Everyone Aboard) and the group's song "The Show Is Free" is named in both the Best Single and Song of the Year categories.

Jason McCoy Doc Walker

Earning four mentions are Best Album and Rising Star Award nominee Aaron Pritchett (SOCAN), who adds Independent Male Artist and Independent Song to his list. Also claiming spots in four categories is Beverley Mahood (SOCAN) who is up for Female Artist, Independent Female Artist, Independent Song and Best Single ("The First Day [You Wake Up Alone]"). CCMA Awards show host Paul Brandt earned three nods, along with Fans' Choice hopeful Shania Twain and Independent Group or Duo aspirants The Corb Lund Band (SOCAN). Other nominees include Lisa Brokop (SOCAN), Gil Grand (SOCAN), Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Sean Hogan (SOCAN), Kathleen Edwards (SOCAN), David Lee, Tara Lyn Hart (SOCAN) and Jeremy Campbell.

Aaron Pritchett Beverley Mahood Shania Twain

The 2004 CCMA Awards close the annual Country Music Week conference, which takes place this year in Edmonton, Alberta September 10-13, as part of that city's 100th birthday celebrations. The September 13 awards show will be broadcast live from Rexall Place on CBC Television and in the US on CMT.

Corb Lund Band Lisa Brokop Gil Grand

Keith Urban Toby Keith Tara Lyn Hart

Congratulations to BMI's 2004 CCMA Award Nominees:

Kraft Cheez Whiz Fans' Choice Award
Jason McCoy
Shania Twain
Doc Walker

Single of the Year
"The First Day (You Wake Up Alone)"
Beverley Mahood
"The Show Is Free"
Doc Walker

Album of the Year
Everyone Aboard
Doc Walker
Sins, Lies and Angels
Jason McCoy
Something Goin' On Here
Aaron Pritchett

SOCAN Song of the Year
"Die of a Broken Heart"
written by Shaye Smith
"It Only Hurts When I'm Breathing"
written and recorded by Shania Twain
written and recorded by Paul Brandt
written and recorded by Jason McCoy
"The Show Is Free"
recorded by Doc Walker

CMT Video of the Year
Paul Brandt
Gil Grand
Jason McCoy

Top Selling Album
Golden Road
Keith Urban
Shock 'N' Y'all
Toby Keith

Female Artist of the Year
Lisa Brokop
Beverley Mahood
Shania Twain

Male Artist of the Year
Paul Brandt
George Canyon (SOCAN)
Jason McCoy

Group or Duo of the Year
The Corb Lund Band
Doc Walker

Roots Artist or Group of the Year
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings (SOCAN)
The Corb Lund Band
Kathleen Edwards
Sean Hogan

Chevy Trucks Rising Star Award
George Canyon
Aaron Pritchett

Independent Male Artist
Gil Grand
Brad Johner (SOCAN)
Aaron Pritchett

Independent Female Artist
Tara Lyn Hart
Beverly Mahood

Independent Group or Duo of the Year
The Corb Lund Band
The Cruzeros (SOCAN)

Independent Song of the Year
written by Jeremy Campbell
"Everybody Rides"
written by Gil Grand
"New Frontier"
recorded by Aaron Pritchett
"The First Day (You Wake Up Alone)"
written by David Lee; recorded by Beverley Mahood

Musician Award Nominees
Randy Cooke (SOCAN)
Shane Chisholm (SOCAN)
Derek Stremel (SOCAN)
Jason McCoy
Murray Pulver (SOCAN)
Bart McKay (SOCAN)
Mike Norman (SOCAN)
Steve O'Connor (SOCAN)
Cory Churko (SOCAN)
Darren Walters (SOCAN)
Steel Guitar
Al Brisco (SOCAN)
Doug Johnson (SOCAN)
Lee Warren (SOCAN)
Special Instrument
Willie P. Bennett (SOCAN) - Mandolin
Curtis Tulman (SOCAN) - Harmonica


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