08/18/2011

Luke Added To Roster of Performers for 2011 Canadian Country Music Awards!

The Canadian Country Music Association®(CCMA®), along with broadcast partners CBC and CMT (Canada) announced today that Luke Bryan has been confirmed as a performer at the 2011 Canadian Country Music Awards. 2011 nominees Gord Bamford and Deric Ruttan have also been added. These additions round out the previously announced roster that highlights the stellar talents of Canada’s country music scene – Paul Brandt, Dean Brody, George Canyon, Terri Clark, Doc Walker, Emerson Drive, Johnny Reid and internationally acclaimed Ronnie Dunn. The 2011 Canadian Country Music Awards will be broadcast live on CBC Television from Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, ON, on September 12, 2011 at 8:00 pm (8:30pm NT), and at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CMT.

When asked about his forthcoming visit to Canada, Luke was eager to respond: "I have been fortunate enough to tour in Canada several times over the past year and I look forward to coming back and being a part of one of the country’s biggest shows.

"The Canadian Country Music Association has always worked diligently to support and highlight the best Canada has to offer," said Don Green, Executive Director, CCMA. "We are proud to be able to provide our viewers with performances by award-winning Canadian country acts and have these acts joined by some of the most recognized international performers."

"CBC has always been a major supporter of Canadian country music and we’re extremely pleased to once again bring Canadians this wonderful celebration of our finest country talents," said Kirstine Stewart, executive vice-president, English Services, CBC.

"The country music scene in Canada is thriving and CMT is proud to be a part of its success", said Ted Ellis, Vice President, Kids/Family Programming, Corus Entertainment and Chair, CCMA Board of Directors. “We look forward to supporting and celebrating the industry at this year’s Canadian Country Music Awards."

The 2011 Canadian Country Music Awards will be broadcast live on CBC Television from Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, ON, on September 12, 2011 at 8:00 pm (8:30pm NT), and at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CMT. For more information about the Canadian Country Music Association and the 2011 Canadian Country Music Awards, please visit www.ccma.org.

To purchase your tickets to the Canadian Country Music Awards show, visit any Ticketmaster location or www.ticketmaster.ca. Tickets are available for $35 and $70 (plus applicable taxes).