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Bamford leads Canadian nominations with seven

Thursday, July 18, 2013 – Gord Bamford led the Canadian Country Music Association nominations for this year's awards with seven.

Bamford is nominated for CCMA Fans' Choice, Album of the Year, CMT Video of the Year, Single of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Record Producer(s) of the Year and Male Artist of the Year.

Dean Brody earned five Award nominations. Brody will compete for top honors within the CCMA Fans' Choice, Single of the Year, Songwriter of the Year (two nominations) and Male Artist of the Year categories.

The prestigious CCMA Fans' Choice Award nominees also included George Canyon, Terri Clark and Johnny Reid to compete for the award voted on by Canadian country music fans.

Nominees included:

Single of the year:
It's Friday - Dean Brody featuring Great Big Sea Jumped Right In - Dallas Smith
Leaning On A Lonesome Song - Gord Bamford
Main Street, 1979 - Deric Ruttan
Show Some Respect - Bobby Wills

Album of the Year
Classics II - George Canyon
Is It Friday Yet? - Gord Bamford
Jumped Right In - Dallas Smith
Roll - Emerson Drive
Small Town Pistols - Small Town Pistols

Songwriters of the Year
Baby I Know It (written by Caeland Garner/Johnny Reid ; performed by Johnny Reid feat. Carolyn Dawn Johnson )
Bob Marley (written by Dean Brody ; performed by Dean Brody)
Cool (written by Jason Blaine/D eric Ruttan; performed by Jason Blaine)
It's Friday (written by Dean Brody; performed by Dean Brody feat. Great Big Sea)
Leaning On A Lonesome Song (written by Gord Bamford/Buddy Owens/Ray Stephenson ; performed by Gord Bamford)

CMT Video of the Year
A Little More Work - Kira Isabella
Classics II - George Canyon
Is It Friday Yet? - Gord Bamford
Jumped Right In - Dallas Smith
Roll - Emerson Drive
Small Town Pistols - Small Town Pistols

Female Artist of the Year
Terri Clark
Jaida Dreyer
Kira Isabella
Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Michelle Wright

Male Artist of the Year
Gord Bamford
Dean Brody
Chad Brownlee
Dallas Smith
Bobby Wills

Group of Duo of the Year
Emerson Drive Hey Romeo
High Valley
Small Town Pistols
The Stellas

Roots Artist/Group of the Year
Clayton Bellamy
Shane Chisholm The Heartbroken Corb Lund
Lindi Ortega

Rising Star
Autumn Hill
Tim Hicks MacKenzie Porter
Tebey
Bobby Wills

Voting for the CCMA Fans' Choice Award winner is now open at www.ccma.org. All voters will automatically be entered into a draw to win the Ultimate Fan Contest with the lucky winner being go to Edmonton to attend Country Music Week and present the Fans' Choice Award on the CCMA Awards Broadcast.

The event will be broadcast live from Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta on Sunday, Sept. 8 in Canada.

Canadian artists Emerson Drive and Dallas Smith as well as The Band Perry will perform live on the 2013 CCMA Awards Broadcast.

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