Editorial: 2022 CCMA Awards

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On September 11, 2022, the 2022 CCMA Awards (Canadian Country Music Association Awards) took place, hosted by Tenille Townes and Blanco Brown. The performances by the artists were outstanding and memorable.


*Opening Act: The performances by Tenille Townes & Blanco Brown were incredible. They sang individually before singing together. It was the perfect introduction to the 2022 Canadian Country Music Association Awards. 

*Tenille Townes 

-A cover of Alberta Bound by Paul Brandt

-Same Road Home 

She opened the 2022 CCMA Awards with two fantastic performances.

Blanco Brown 

-The Git Up – Fantastic party vibe! Tenille Townes sings with Blanco Brown. 

An impressive opening act!

*Lindsay Ell – Right On Time

She gave an impressive performance.

*Dallas Smith Wastin’ Gas

It’s a dynamic song- he did a great job performing it live.

*Dallas Smith & Mackenzie Parker One Too

It was a heartfelt and soulful performance

*Jade Eagleson – She Don’t Know

His performance of his single She Don’t Know was touching and profound.

*James Barker Band – Wastin’ Whiskey

What a fantastic performance by the James Barker Band- they sang incredibly. 

*Bailey Zimmerman – Rock and a Hard Place

He sang his single Rock and a Hard Place with heart and soul. His performance reminded me of those by Jonathan Roy and Nickleback. 

*A Medley of Canadian Country Hits celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the CCMAs: 

Five Artists performed famous songs that marked the history of Canadian Country Music. Each Artist gave their take on Canadian Country Classics while honouring the Country Legends.

-Tim Hicks – Try (Blue Rodeo)

-Sacha – Take It Like a Man (Michelle Wright)

-Jojo Mason 26 Cents (The Wilkinsons)

-Jess Moskaluke Complicated (Carolyn Dawn Johnson)

-Tyler Joe Miller Pick-Up Truck (Shane Yellowbird)

*Brett Kissel & 98 Degrees Ain’t The Same

It was an epic duet that combined two musical genres: Country and Pop. 

*Blanco Brown I’ll Never

He gave a touching performance of his romantic single I’ll Never.

His singing style parallels Boyz II Men’s, but with a Country twist.

*High Valley – Whatever It Takes

The performance of their romantic song was upbeat and cheerful.

* Dax Dear Alcohol

It was a heartfelt performance that expressed the vulnerability of a challenging subject of the struggles with alcohol.

*Gord Bamford & Meghan Patrick I Ain’t Drunk

An entertaining performance. There’s humour within the dynamic performance.

* Brett Kissel Our Home

He gave a moving performance that felt intimate, full of heart and soul. Sharing a personal story made the performance even more touching.

*Tenille Townes – The Last Time

The 2022 CCMA Awards ended with an emotional performance of Tenille Townes’s single, The Last Time. She concluded the evening nicely.


Group/Duo of the Year: The Recklaws

Rising Star: Andrew Hyatt

Male Artist of the Year: Dallas Smith

Female Artist of the Year: Tenille Townes

Single of the Year: Tenille Townes – The Girl Who Didn’t Care

Album of the Year: Tenille Townes – Masquerades

Fans Choice Award: Dallas Smith

Entertainer of The Year: Tenille Townes

The performances were incredible throughout the evening at the 2022 CCMA Awards. Good job to hosts Tenille Townes and Blanco Brown. The event genuinely celebrates Canadian Country music.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Flora Youssef

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