Everyone knows we love Brett Kissel at CountryLine so we are super excited to hear this news!! The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA) has announced the nominees for the 2019 CCMA Awards with Country recording artist Brett Kissel taking the lead as one of the most nominated acts. This year, Kissel has earned nominations in five categories including Apple MusicFans’ Choice, Interactive Artist of the Year, MNP Male Artist of the Year, Anthem Entertainment Songwriter of the Year, along with the most coveted CCMA award, Entertainer of the Year. The awards are set to take place live in Calgary, AB on Sept. 8 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The five nominations add to the list of many achievements for the reigning CCMA Interactive Artist of the Year. In early 2019, Kissel was awarded the Juno award (equivalent to a GRAMMY) for Country Album of the Year for his album, We Were That Song, making it the second Juno win for Kissel, who won in 2014 for Breakthrough Artist of the Year. He was the first country artist to take home the title in 17 years (since Shania Twain). Among his other accolades are he was named the International Artist of the Year at the 2017 Worldwide Radio Summit in Hollywood, CA (an honor bestowed upon Ed Sheeran and Adele in the last two years respectively). He is the 2017 and 2018 Canadian Country Music Awards’ Male Vocalist of the Year, 4x Winner at the 2016 CCMA Awards, 12x Billboard Canadian Top 10 Singles chart, and more (see here).As one of the top touring acts on the Canadian Country music scene, Brett Kissel is on the brink of becoming a household name across the United States. Having toured with artists such as Garth Brooks and Brad Paisley, the young entertainer is no stranger to the stage and just last year he completed two legs of his headlining tour which was marked as one of Canada’s most extensive tours, selling out venues and reaching nationwide status. Earlier this year, Kissel was awarded a Gold record for his smash single “Anthem” (his seventh Gold record) and a “Double Road to Gold” plaque by CIMA, where he was one of the few artists to qualify in the 12-month eligibility period, for his massive 2018 “We Were That Song” tour that saw him perform over 110 dates in every province and territory in Canada. Growing up on a cattle ranch in northeastern Alberta played a big role in Kissel’s music. His family operates a successful cattle ranch with Angus and Speckle Park-cross cattle. Kissel’s ranching background garnered him attention in the agricultural and rodeo communities across Canada.Leading up to the CCMA Awards, Kissel is keeping busy touring throughout Canada and preparing to release new music in the United States this Fall. Visit www.brettkissel.com for information on upcoming tour dates.
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