The Canadian Country Music Association announced the nominees for one of Canada's hottest music tickets, the Canadian Country Music Awards, and there are some familiar names on the list.
Alt-country blues heartthrobs The Bros. Landreth are set to add another piece of hardware to their trophy case with a nomination for Roots Artist of the Year. Currently on tour with dates throughout Canada and the U.S., the band has already won a JUNO Award and Canadian Folk Music Awards for its acclaimed debut, Let It Lie, as well as nods from the Western Canadian Music Awards and Independent Music Awards.
Paquin Entertainment Group has landed another nomination for Booking Agency of the Year. With 13 nominations in this category of the years, the agency -- which has offices in Winnipeg and Toronto - has won the honour six times.
Dauphin's Countryfest is once again up for Country Festival, Fair, or Exhibition of the Year while its talent buyer, Rob Waloschuk of Performance Promotions Ltd., is nominated for Talent Buyer or Promoter of the Year. This is Waloschuk's third nomination and Countryfest's ninth consecutive.
A two-time winner in the All Star Band category already, Doc Walker drummer Stephen Broadhurst also landed another nod.
Medicine Hat-based MacKenzie Porter picked up of nominations, including Female Artist of the Year and Video of the Year. Porter is managed by Winnipeg-based manager and producer, Chris Burke-Gaffney.
The awards will be given out over four awards ceremonies during Country Music Week in Halifax, September 10-13. Check out all the 2015 CCMA nominees