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Canadian Country Music Awards unveils performers, broadcast partner

Country Music Week will happen in Hamilton Sept. 14-16 and tickets are on sale for awards show.

The Canadian Country Music Awards that are coming to Hamilton in September will be broadcast on CTV and will be headlined by Dean Brody, Carly Pearce, The Reklaws and Josh Ross.

This will be the seventh time Hamilton has hosted the awards.

The Canadian Country Music Association and Bell Media announced a new broadcast and content partnership this week that will begin this summer and continue through Country Music Week from Sept. 14 to 16. 

CTV becomes the exclusive broadcaster of the 41st annual CCMA awards, which is airing live from the FirstOntario Centre on Saturday, Sept. 16. 

“Bell Media continues to deliver must-see live events, and we look forward to bringing the CCMA Awards to Canadians later this year, exclusively on CTV,” said Justin Stockman, vice-president, content development & programming at Bell Media. 

“As the official broadcast and content partner for the CCMA Awards and Country Music Week 2023, Bell Media outlets will be the destination for country fans as we celebrate and countdown to the CCMA Awards this fall.”

CTV promises to deliver “extensive multi-platform coverage and content featured across broadcast, radio, digital, and social media properties including, CTV YOUR MORNING, ETALK, iHeartRadio Canada, including PURE COUNTRY, MuchMusic, THE SOCIAL, and more.”

Canada’s largest celebration of country music kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 14, with a lineup of Country Music Week events programmed over three days. It will be a hybrid music festival and industry conference that will included Songwriters’ Unplugged presented by Rogers, SiriusXM Top of the Country finale, Legends Show presented by PURE COUNTRY, CCMA House presented by Amazon Music, and the CCMA Red Carpet Pre-Show.

“As we continue to evolve the CCMA Awards year over year from a stand-alone broadcast into a brand and media property that elevates and supports country music throughout the year, Bell Media’s enthusiasm and support across all of their platforms nationally, while sharing our vision is incredibly exciting for us,” says CCMA president Amy Jeninga.

Returning to Hamilton for the seventh time, Country Music Week 2023 and the CCMA awards, which are being presented by TD, offers fans the opportunity to get up close to all of their favourite stars in one place, while showcasing and celebrating some of country music’s biggest stars and homegrown talent.

Hamilton is thrilled to welcome the CCMA events, says Hamilton Mayor, Andrea Horwath. 

“Hosting events and celebrations such as the CCMA Awards contribute greatly to our local economy and to the enjoyment of our city by residents and visitors alike. Hamilton is a community that is extremely proud of our rich history of live music experiences, and we look forward to honouring Canada’s top country artists.” 

Ticket pre-sale begins June 20 followed by the public sale on June 22 at 10 a.m. Tickets are available starting at $59.99 plus taxes and fees in-person through the FirstOntario Centre Box office or online at

One dollar of each ticket sold goes to the CCMA Foundation, a charitable organization that aims to support Canadians with the help of the music community, artists, and partners with a vision to change lives through the power of music under three pillars – music for change, music for healing and music for youth. 

Additional details for the 2023 CCMA awards and Country Music Week 2023 will be announced in the coming weeks.