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.
-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!