On Sunday September 8th, country music stars swapped their boots for suits to attend the Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMAs) in Calgary, Canada, with two of our Hometown artists, Meghan Patrick and Dallas Smith stealing the show.
For those who aren’t familiar, the CCMAs are held every year during Country Music Week and are a celebration of their members who have excelled over the past year, with the highest achievers receiving an award. The awards are hosted in a different Canadian city each year, with 2019 marking 9 years since the awards were last hosted in Calgary.
Dallas hosted the awards alongside Billy Ray Cyrus and was nominated for four awards including Album of the Year for “The Fall”, Apple Music Fans Choice, MNP Male Artist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. Of these four, Dallas took home the award for Male Artist of the Year (for the 2nd year in a row!) and the CCMA’s newest award, Entertainer of the Year. Dallas was also a featured performer at the awards, singing alongside Billy Ray and a variety of fellow country artists.
Meghan was nominated for Female Artist of the Year, Video of the Year and Single of the Year for “Walls Fall Down” and gave an incredible performance of her new song “Wild as Me” alongside her partner Mitchell Tenpenny.
The entire awards ceremony is available to watch on YouTube below, but if you’re short on time we recommend starting at the beginning to catch Dallas Smith’s performance as well as Billy Ray Cyrus performing ‘Achy Breaky Heart’ with the help of Terri Clark. Then jump to the 18:30 minute mark to catch Meghan Patrick’s performance, before skipping ahead to 1:03:30 to watch Dallas Smith’s second performance of the evening (alongside Dean Brody and MacKenzie Porter). Finish up at 1:36:30 where you’ll see Dallas accept his award for Entertainer of the Year.
Watching the CCMA’s gave us a taste of what to expect from our stars at Hometown Fest, making us so excited to see how they bring the country to our river city. Both Dallas and Meghan will be performing in the Visitors Arena as well as on the Precinct stages.