Dallas Smith, Tenille Townes, Brett Kissel & More Take Home Awards at CCMAs Return with In-Person Show

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This weekend, Canadian country music was celebrated at the 2021 CCMA Awards, with four artist-category awards handed out Sunday night at the CCMA Music Industry Awards and eight additional awards handed out during Monday evening's broadcasted awards show.

The first in-person Canadian awards show of 2021 was hosted by Canada’s Drag Race season one winner Priyanka and 2021 CCMA Award winner Lindsay Ell. The evening was brought to life by outstanding performances, including virtual appearances by Walker Hayes, Thomas Rhett, and six-time CMA Award winner, Chris Stapleton.

Taking home the coveted Entertainer of the Year award for the third consecutive year is Vancouver’s Dallas Smith, who also celebrated wins in the Single of the Year and Male Artist of the Year categories. Monday night's three wins were added to his second consecutive win in the Top Selling Canadian Album of the Year category given out at Sunday night’s CCMA Music Industry Gala Awards.

Celebrating two artist category wins this year are Alberta’s Tenille Townes and Brett Kissel and The Reklaws. Townes held onto the title of Female Artist of the Year for the third consecutive year and saw her acclaimed album, “The Lemonade Stand” secure the title of FORD F150 Album of the Year.  Kissel secured the title of Amazon Music and Alexa’s Fans’ Choice for his third consecutive year, adding to his earlier win in the PRS Guitars Video of the Year category.

Tonight also on Monday night, The Reklaws secured a win in the Group or Duo of the Year category, also taking home a win at the CCMA Music Industry Awards for their collaboration track with Dean Brody that landed the title of Top Selling Canadian Single of the Year.  Proving that she is one of Canada’s fastest rising stars, Robyn Ottolini not only celebrated her first-ever CCMA Awards performance, she also took home a win for Rising Star.

OFFICIAL 2021 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD WINNERS:

Entertainer of the Year

Dallas Smith

FORD F150 Album of the Year

Tenille Townes — “The Lemonade Stand”

Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice

Brett Kissel

Female Artist of the Year

Tenille Townes

Group or Duo of the Year

The Reklaws

Male Artist of the Year

Dallas Smith

Single of the Year

“Like A Man” — Dallas Smith

Rising Star

Robyn Ottolini

2021 CCMA MUSIC INDUSTRY GALA DINNER + AWARDS PRESENTED BY MUSIC CANADA WINNERS

Drummer of the Year
Matthew Atkins*
Ben Bradley*
*Tie

Fiddle Player of the Year
Tyler Vollrath

Specialty Instrument Player of the Year
Mitch Jay

Creative Director(s) of the Year
Bronwin Parks, Emma-Lee
Album: Everbound, Stage Banner (Artist: The Washboard Union)

Country Music Program or Special of the Year
Brett Kissel: Live At The Drive-In – BAK 2 BAK Entertainment Inc, Backroad Productions

Management Company of the Year
MDM Artist Management Services

Top Selling Canadian Album of the Year presented by Music Canada
Timeless – Dallas Smith

Top Selling Canadian Single of the Year
Can’t Help Myself – Dean Brody & The Reklaws

Recording Studio of the Year
MCC Recording Studio – Calgary, AB

Music Publishing Company of the Year presented by CMRRA
Warner Chappell Music Canada

Music Director of the Year (Medium or Small Market)
Paul Ferguson – CHCQ – FM Belleville, ON

Music Director of the Year (Large Market)
Amanda Kingsland – CKBY-FM – Ottawa, ON

Ron Sakamoto Talent Buyer or Promoter of the Year
Paul Biro – Sakamoto Agency

Interactive Artist or Group of the Year
Lindsay Ell

Booking Agency of the Year
Sakamoto Agency

Industry Person of the Year presented by MNP
Brianne Deslippe – Vice President, International – Big Loud Records

Country Personality(ies) of the Year
Jennifer Campbell – CIKZ – FM

Radio Station of the Year (Medium or Small Market)
CHCQ – FM – Bellville, ON
CKGY – FM – Red Deer, AB
*Tie

Radio Station of the Year (Large Market)
CFCW – Edmonton, AB

Alternative Country Album of the Year
Agricultural Tragic – Corb Lund

Record Company of the Year presented by MRC Data
Warner Music Canada

Songwriter(s) of the Year presented by SOCAN
Patricia Conroy, Ester Dean, Andrew DeRoberts, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Shane McAnally, Madeline Merlo, Tina Parol, Hillary Scott, Ryan Tedder, Dave Thomson — “Champagne Night”

Record Producer(s) of the Year
Danick Dupelle
(“Sometimes I Don’t, But Sometimes I Do,” Tyler Joe Miller)

Retailer of the Year
Apple Music

Video Director of the Year
Stephano Barberis

PRS Guitars Video of the Year
Make A Life, Not A Living – Brett Kissel

Live Innovation Award
Brett Kissel: Live At The Drive-In

Gary Slaight Music Humanitarian Award
CP Holiday Train

CCMA Hall of Fame Inductions
Patricia Conroy (Artist Inductee)
Randy Stark (Stan Klees Builder)

Fans who missed the live event can catch all of the action until 1 a.m. ET / 10 p.m. PT on the Global TV App and Prime Video and relive the excitement on Friday, December 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Global and available to stream on demand with STACKTV and the Global TV App.