Kissel tops Canadian CMAs with four awards
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Kissel tops Canadian CMAs with four awards

Monday, September 28, 2020 – Brett Kissel won four awards during last night's 2020 Canadian Country Music Awards.

Dallas Smith, who won the most coveted honor, theT.D. Entertainer of the Year, and Tenille Townes each won three awards.

Kissel won Album of the Year for "Now or Never," the People's Choice Award, Male Artist of the Year. ON Saturday night, during the non-broadcast industry awards, he was awarded Creative Director of the Year, along with Connor Scheffler, for their work on "Now or Never."

"I am over the moon," said Kissel. "We've all talked about it. We've all been going through it. And we all know that this year is unlike anything we've ever experienced. So if there's anything I've learned, it's to cherish the good times, and enjoy the present moment. This celebration, and this moment, will be something I'll never forget."

Townes took home Female Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year along with Tina Parol and Gordie Sampson ("Jersey On The Wall (I'm Just Asking)") and Video of the Year ("Jersey On The Wall (I'm Just Asking)").

Townes is now an eight-time CCMA winner after receiving awards in all of her nominated categories and leading winners at last year's ceremony. Townes also performed "Jersey On The Wall (I'm Just Asking)" during last night's awards broadcast live from Nashville.

Townes said, "It's an honor to be a part of this Canadian Country Music community and feel this belief. I've been watching CCMAs since I was a little kid, and this all feels so wonderful. I'm grateful this music is finding its way to people listening out there, especially 'Jersey on the Wall' this past year. Meant the world to play that song on the show."

The Washboard Union won Group or Duo of the Year and Roots Album of the Year for "Everbound," while Lindsay Ell scored with Interactive Artist Of The Year.

Single of the Year went to "Keep It Simple" – James Barker Band.

Top Selling Album of the Year went to Luke Combs for "What You See Is What You Get."

Kissel's bandmates also had a great night, winning individual honors:
Bass Player of the Year: Justin Kudding
Guitar Player of the Year: Matty McKay
Fiddle Player of the Year: Tyler Vollrath
Keyboard Player of the Year: Brendan Waters

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