Country favourite Dean Brody and newcomer Meghan Patrick are among the best album nominees for this year's Canadian Country Music Association Awards.
British Columbia's Brody, who has won 13 CCMA Awards over his career, is vying for the prize with his sixth album ``Beautiful Freakshow'' alongside ``Grace & Grit,'' the rollicking debut from Patrick, a native of Belleville, Ont.
Other nominees in the album of the year category are High Valley, James Barker Band and Dallas Smith.
Single of the year nominees are Smith's ``Autograph,'' Brett Kissel's ``Cool With That,'' James Barker Band's ``Lawn Chair Lazy,'' Jess Moskaluke's ``Take Me Home'' and Brody for ``Time.''
Best male artist nominees are Gord Bamford, Chad Brownlee, Tim Hicks, Kissel, Aaron Pritchett and Smith.
In the best female artist category are singer Alee, Lindsay Ell, Madeline Merlo, Moskaluke and Patrick.
The CCMA Awards will take place in Saskatoon on Sept. 10 and will be broadcast on the CBC.
(The Canadian Press)
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ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Dean Brody – Beautiful Freakshow
High Valley – Dear Life
Dallas Smith – Side Effects
Meghan Patrick – Grace & Grit
James Barker Band – Game On
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Cold Creek County
James Barker Band
The Road Hammers
ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Washboard Union
James Barker Band
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Autograph – Dallas Smith
Cool With That – Brett Kissel
Lawn Chair Lazy – James Barker Band
Take Me Home – Jess Moskaluke
Time – Dean Brody
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Brett Kissel – I Didn’t Fall in Love With Your Hair
James Barker Band – Chills
Chris Buck Band feat. Kira Isabella – That’s When You Know
Dean Brody – Time
Aaron Pritchett – When A Momma’s Boy Meets A Daddy’s Girl
SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR presented by ole
James Barker, Gavin Slate, Travis Wood, Donovan Woods
Song: Chills (Performed By: James Barker Band)
Ted Hewitt, Brett Kissel, Phil O’Donnell
Song: Cool With That (Performed By: Brett Kissel)
Clayton Bellamy, Dan Davidson
Song: Found (Performed By: Dan Davidson)
Song: Time (Performed By: Dean Brody)
Patricia Conroy, Jessica Mitchell, David Thomson
Song: Workin’ On Whiskey (Performed By: Jessica Mitchell)
INTERACTIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR