Canadian Country Music Awards take the stage in Saskatoon tonight

CST. Brandy Richardson of Kindersley, Sask., is a CCMA superfan, in case the guitar didn’t give it away. They know exactly who they’ll be cheering on from the floor at SaskTel Centre. I hope he loses terribly.”

Saskatchewan’s very own country crooner, Jess Moskaluke, is up for several awards, too, including female artist of the year and single of the year (for the track Take Me Home.)
“This year would be different for several reasons,” Moskaluke of potentially winning the artist of the year prize again. Her mother gave her a custom guitar to collect autographs. with files from Bonnie Allen “Dallas is a good buddy of mine. Aaron Pritchett performing at the #CCMAawards FanFest at Prairieland Park. That’s only good for our whole industry. (Alicia Bridges/CBC)

Fans began lining up along the John Deere Green Carpet outside SaskTel Centre Sunday afternoon. (Dave Chidley/Canadian Press)

She added the level of competition in her categories is “the highest it’s ever been.”
“The females in this country are continually getting stronger and better and multiplying in numbers. “I was hoping that it would have a lot of meaning to people and be used in moments like that in their lives, and to have a song that will live like that beyond its radio life.”
Award show tonight
One of Smith’s five competitors in the male artist of the year category, Chad Brownlee, engaged in some gentle ribbing against Smith Saturday. Dallas Smith’s song Autograph — an ode to getting engaged and a nominee Sunday night in the single of the year category — struck a special chord with the newly-hitched Saskatoon couple. “Except for the categories that I’m in. It’s gotta be in there for sure.”
Smith says the song is having the effect he intended. (Bonnie Allen/CBC)

Also in the crowd were Anthony McEwen and Melissa Wasden. Stars were expected to arrive starting at around 2:45 p.m. Newly engaged couple Anthony McEwen and Melissa Wasden will be in the crowd Sunday night and say they plan to use nominee Dallas Smith’s single Autograph in their wedding next summer. “First of all, being at home in Saskatchewan. Country Music Week has its big finish tonight in Saskatoon as the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)’s annual awards ceremony takes place at SaskTel Centre. On Saturday, fans lined up at Prairieland Park for a chance to take a photo with one of their favourite artists as nominees took to a stage and performed several songs for free. #yxe #saskatoon—

Superfan Brandy Richardson of Kindersley, Sask., has attended 10 CCMA shows and was at Saturday’s pre-show. “Whether it’s our first dance…”
“Or walking down the aisle,” finished Wasden. Secondly, it’s my mom’s birthday tomorrow, so I feel like that I would be a pretty awesome birthday present.”

Jess Moskaluke, who is from Langenburg, Sask., is nominated Sunday night for Female Artist of the Year. I’m proud and honoured to be part of that group.”

Fans line up outside SaskTel Centre in anticipation of soon-to-arrive country music stars. local time. (Guy Quenneville/CBC)

“As soon as we heard it, we were like, ‘This needs to be in our wedding,'” said McEwen. ‘2,200 kilometres of craziness’: B.C.’s Aaron Pritchett road trips to CCMAs in 1970 VW bus

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The ceremony will feature performances from several nominees and give out eight artist awards and caps a jam-packed week of country-themed events in the city. The two artists are also going head to head for the Fans’ Choice Award. “Anything. “This song meant more than just an enjoyable song to listen to,” he told CBC News Saturday. I wish him nothing but success this weekend,” said Brownlee, his face a master class in deadpan. Tune in to the awards show tonight on CBC Television starting at 8 p.m.