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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 14:56

The CCMA Nominees have been announced!

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…
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 08:18

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2017 MADONNA - MALAWI HOSPITAL WING Madonna says she never imagined that one day she would build a hospital that would help children in Malawi. Yesterday, Madonna officially opened the Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in the city of Blantyre, Malawi. The wing is named for her 11-year-old daughter, Mercy James, one of four children Madonna has adopted from Malawi. Madonna says she grew up without a mother and she wanted to give the best to children in Malawi. --- MAREN MORRIS - ENGAGED Maren Morris has had quite a week: she's got her first number-one country radio hit and she got engaged. Morris sends her thanks to Thomas Rhett for her first number-one song ever for their collaboration of ``Craving You.'' Morris has also posted a photo of her sitting on the lap of her…
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 08:25

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017 JAY-Z - TOUR Jay-Z is picking up his music and taking it on the road. The rap star says he will be launching a U-S tour in support of his new album ``4:44'' which was released last week. The tour will begin October 27th in Anaheim, California and is to end December 21st at the Forum in Inglewood, California. In all, there are 31 dates and the stops will include New York, Nashville, Dallas, Atlanta and Washington D.C. As was the case with the album release, those aligned with Jay-Z's Tidal streaming service have the hookup. A presale for Tidal subscribers started yesterday -- four days before tickets for the general public go on sale. --- ARIANA GRANDE - COSTA RICA - THREAT Authorities in Costa Rica have arrested a man they say threatened to attack a concert by pop star Ariana Grande. The…
Monday, 10 July 2017 08:33

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017 DADDY YANKEE - SPOTIFY Daddy Yankee has made a bit of online music history. The singer has become number one on Spotify becoming the first Latino artist to ever get to the top spot on the music streaming platform. The Puerto Rican reggaeton star Singer Daddy Yankee ousted Ed Sheeran from the No. 1 spot on Spotify to become the first Latino artist to lead the music platform. Spotify acknowledged the milestone in an email to The Associated Press noting that he has surpassed 44,735,586 monthly listeners to reach the first global spot. The moment wasn't lost on Daddy Yankee, who says in an emailed statement that being the first Latin artist to reach No. 1 on Spotify ``marks a precedent'' not just for his career, but for the music industry in general. --- PITBULL - ALL-STAR HOME RUN DERBY Maybe it's a law:…
WEEK OF JULY 10, 2017 730 CKDM TOP TWENTY MUSIC DIRECTOR: BRUCE LEPERRE The Parkland's Best Music ... 730 CKDM TW LW WO TITLE/ARTIST/LABEL WEEKS @ #1 1 2 10 Every Time I Hear That Song – Blake Shelton (Warner Bros./WMN) 1 2 3 8 Craving You – Thomas Rhett ft Marren Morris (Valory) 3 5 11 My Girl – Dylan Scott (Curb) 4 6 13 Yours If You Want It – Rascal Flatts (Big Machine) 5 1 12 God Your Mama And Me – Florida Georgia Line (BMGL) 1 6 10 3 Slide Over- Tim Hicks* (Open Road) 7 8 12 The Fighter – Keith Urban ft Carrie Underwood (Capitol Nashville) 8 9 9 Flat Liner – Cole Swindell (Warner Bros./WMN) 9 11 13 You Look Good – Lady Antebellum (Capitol Nashville) 10 16 2 Sky Stays This Blue – Dallas Smith* (604) 11 13 9 Drinkin`Problem – Midland…
Friday, 07 July 2017 15:17

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, JULY 7, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, JULY 7, 2017 MID-YEAR-MUSIC-REPORT If things keep up the way they have so far, 2017 will prove to be a huge year for both Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran. Nielsen is out with its mid-year music report and it says those two artists have the top albums so far this year. Lamar's ``DAMN.'' is setting the pace, with close to 1.8-million sales -- based on a combination of physical sales, song sales and audio streams. By that same measure, Sheeran's ``Divide'' is second, but by a narrow margin. Rounding out the top five for the first six months of the year are Drake with ``More Life,'' Bruno Mars with ``24K Magic'' and ``Culture'' by Migos. Each of those albums has reached the one-million mark in combined sales so far. --- RACISM-ATLANTA-VENUE The man who used to head up security at the big venue in Atlanta says the…
Thursday, 06 July 2017 08:32

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2017 IMAGINE-DRAGONS It's always nice to get away from the daily grind and go back to a place that's a little less stressful. But for Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons, such a breakaway wasn't only a nicety -- but a necessity. Reynolds has suffered from depression since he was younger and says things got worse as Imagine Dragons went from being an unknown group to a Grammy-winning one. Reynolds says seven years of touring and making a mark in the business after toiling in obscurity left him in a ``just scattered, depressed headspace.'' He says he used the time back home to reconnect with his wife, 4-year-old daughter and friends. Now, he says he's a ``really wonderful, colourful, good headspace.'' The group's new album is called ``Evolve.'' --- JOHN-PRINE-FUTURE He's a former mail carrier from Chicago. But these days, instead of delivering bills and packages…
Wednesday, 05 July 2017 08:32

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017 PRINCE'S DRUMMER - DIES One of Prince's drummers has died. John Blackwell Junior was 43 when he died in Florida. He had played drums for the musician for more than a decade. His wife says in an Instagram post that Blackwell died ``peacefully'' with her by his side. The medical examiner's office didn't respond to a message seeking confirmation of Blackwell's death. His wife recently set up a Go Fund Me saying her husband was being tested for tumors in his brain. The fund, which was set up four months ago, had raised about 79-thousand dollars U-S. --- A CAPITOL FOURTH A large slice of American pop music with a heaping dollop of patriotism thrown on top. That was the deal in Washington D-C last night for the annual ``A Capitol Fourth'' concert. The annual Fourth of July national picnic featured music from The…
Tuesday, 04 July 2017 08:38

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, JULY 4, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, JULY 4, 2017 FOURTH OF JULY - CONCERT The Beach Boys have been a constant feature at the Fourth of July concert in Washington, D-C for years now. But there was a time they were deemed unwelcome at the event and that caused a big controversy. Back in the early days of the Reagan administration, U-S Interior Secretary James Watt declared the Beach Boys ``unsuitable'' for such a patriotic event. And that year 1983 the group was replaced by Wayne Newton to perform the Fourth of July event. They have been back many times since. Others who will be performing at today's event include the Four Tops and Trace Adkins. Actor John Stamos will be the host. --- RAPPER - ARRESTED Authorities in Arkansas say a rapper shot a person in the neck days before performing a concert in Little Rock that was the scene of a…
Saturday, 01 July 2017 10:00

CKDM Top 20 List Week Of July 3

WEEK OF JULY 3, 2017 730 CKDM TOP TWENTY MUSIC DIRECTOR: BRUCE LEPERRE The Parkland's Best Music ... 730 CKDM TW LW WO TITLE/ARTIST/LABEL WEEKS @ #1 1 3 11 God Your Mama And Me – Florida Georgia Line (BMGL) 1 2 4 9 Every Time I Hear That Song – Blake Shelton (Warner Bros./WMN) 3 5 7 Craving You – Thomas Rhett ft Marren Morris (Valory) 4 1 11 Chills – James Barker Band* (Universal Music Canada) 1 5 6 10 My Girl – Dylan Scott (Curb) 6 8 12 Yours If You Want It – Rascal Flatts (Big Machine) 7 13 7 Crazy About You – The Road Hammers (Open Road) 8 9 11 The Fighter – Keith Urban ft Carrie Underwood (Capitol Nashville) 9 12 8 Flat Liner – Cole Swindell (Warner Bros./WMN) 10 10 2 Slide Over- Tim Hicks* (Open Road) 11 11 12 You Look…
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