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Kissel leads CCMAs with 8 nominations

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 – Brett Kissel leads the pack with a total of eight Canadian Country Music Association nominations.

Kissel was nominated for Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, CMT Video of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Interactive Artist of the Year, Record Producer of the Year and Album Design of the Year.

Following close behind were Dean Brody and Gord Bamford, with six and five nominations each, respectively. Deric Ruttan has four nominations, as does Tim Hicks. Dallas Smith and Wes Mack are both up for three CCMA Awards, as is newcomer Jess Moskaluke who has three nominations, including Female Artist of the Year, Rising Star and Interactive Artist of the Year.

The CCMA Fans' Choice Award nominees were Bamford, Brody, Paul Brandt, George Canyon and Johnny Reid. Voting for the Fans' Choice Award is now open to the public at http://ccmafanvote.dmds.com/VotePublic.html.

Nominees were:

Fans' Choice Award
Gord Bamford
Paul Brandt
Dean Brody
George Canyon
Johnny Reid

Single of the Year:
Bounty - Dean Brody
Started With A Song - Brett Kissel
Take The Week Off - Deric Ruttan
Tippin' Point - Dallas Smith
When Your Lips Are So Close - Gord Bamford

Album of the Year:
All Kinds of Crazy - Codie Prevost
Crop Circles - Dean Brody
Started With A Song - Brett Kissel
Throw down - Tim Hicks
Tippin' Point EP - Dallas Smith

Songwriters of the Year:
Bounty
(Written By: Dean Brody, Performed By: Dean Brody)
Hell Raisin' Good Time
(Written By: Jeff Coplan, Tim Hicks, Casey Marshall, Neil Sanderson, Performed By: Tim Hicks)
Mine Would Be You
(Written By: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Deric Ruttan, Performed By: Blake Shelton)
Started With A Song
(Written By: Brett Kissel, Craig Wiseman, Performed By: Brett Kissel)
When Your Lips Are So Close
(Written By: Gord Bamford, Brent L. Baxter, Byron Hill, Performed By: Gord Bamford)

CMT Video of the Year:
3-2-1 - Brett Kissel
Bounty - Dean Brody
Duet - Wes Mack ft. Carly McKillip
Friends Of Mine - Jason Blaine
Got A Feeling - Tim Hicks ft. Blackjack Billy
Take The Week Off - Deric Ruttan

Female Artist of the Year:
Terri Clark
Kira Isabella
Jess Moskaluke
Lindi Ortega
MacKenzie Porter

Male Artist of the Year:
Gord Bamford
Dean Brody
Brett Kissel
Dallas Smith
Bobby Wills

Group or Duo of the Year:
Autumn Hill
The Boom Chucka Boys
The Road Hammers
Small Town Pistols
The Western Swing Authority

Roots Artist of the Year:
The Lovelocks
Corb Lund
Lindi Ortega
Jimmy Rankin
The Western Swing Authority

Rising Star:
Lindsay Ell
Tim Hicks
Wes Mack
Jess Moskaluke
Tebey

Interactive Artist of the Year:
Leah Daniels
Brett Kissel
Jess Moskaluke
Johnny Reid
Tenille

Album Design of the Year:
Country Junkie - (Design Team: Patrick Duffy/Rob Waymen Artist: Gord Bamford)
Crop Circles (Design Team: Kristin Barlowe/Mitchell Nevins Artist: Dean Brody)
Light Up The Night (Design Team: Sheila Hash/Brandon Heard/Mediavandals, Artist: Jess Moskaluke)
Started With A Song (Design Team: Mary Sue Englund, Brett Kissel, Margaret Malandruccolo, Artist: Brett Kissel)
Tin Star (Design Team: Julie Moe/Andrew Robinson Artist: Lindi Ortega)

Video Director of the Year:
Stephano Barberis (Artist: Gord Bamford, Video: When Your Lips Are So Close; Artist: Dallas Smith, Video: Nothing But
Summer; Artist: Dallas Smith, Video: Tippin' Point)
Wes Mack (Artist: One More Girl, Video: Love Like Mine)
Margaret Malandruccolo (Artist: Dean Brody, Video: Bounty; Artist: Brett Kissel, Video: Started With A Song; Artist: Deric Ruttan, Video: Take The Week Off)
Troy Niemans (Artist: Bobby Wills, Video: If It Was That Easy)
Sean Smith (Artist: Jason Blaine, Video: Friends Of Mine)

Record Producers of the Year:
Gord Bamford/Byron Hill (Album: Country Junkie, Artist: Gord Bamford)
Jason Blaine/Scott Cooke (Album: Everything I Love, Artist: Jason Blaine)
Ted Hewitt/Brett Kissel/Bart McKay/Ben Phillips (Album: Started With A Song, Artist: Brett Kissel)
Joey Moi (Album: Tippin' Point EP, Artist: Dallas Smith)
Deric Ruttan /Luke Wooten (Album: Take The Week Off, Artist: Deric Ruttan)

The awards will be handed out Sept. 7.

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