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Dallas Smith, Tenille Townes, Brett Kissel Earn Three 2020 CCMA Awards

What a night for Canadian country fans!

Written by Lauren Laffer
Dallas Smith, Tenille Townes, Brett Kissel Earn Three 2020 CCMA Awards
Dallas Smith; Photo credit: Matthew Homer

Canadian country music fans got to celebrate the genre when the 2020 CCMA Awards presented by TD broadcasted live on Global TV last night (9/27). Taking home top honors were Dallas Smith, Tenille Townes and Brett Kissel, each with three wins.

“Wow! Unreal! Thank you  @ccmaofficial  @bigloud  @604recordsinc @redumbrellapr  #nickmeinema  @unitedtalent and many more! And, to the fans I send the biggest thank YOU of all! Without all of you none of this is possible and that isn’t lost on me. I can’t wait to see all of you again soon, VERY soon,” Smith shared in a post to Instagram. The singer nabbed Top Selling Canadian Album of the Year presented by Music Canada and Top Selling Canadian Single of the Year, as well as the night’s top honor: TD Entertainer of the Year.

Townes, who won Female Artist of the Year, Songwriter(s) of the Year presented by SOCAN and Video of the Year, wasn’t able to attend the show in person, but did perform her moving hit “Jersey on the Wall (I’m Just Asking)” live from Nashville, TN. “What a night!!! Such an honour to play the #CCMAawards and sing this song,” she posted.

The night’s other top winner, Brett Kissel, shared his emotional reaction with fans on Instagram. He took home the honor for Male Artist of the Year, Album of the Year and Fans’ Choice. “THANK YOU!!!! Thank you for the love. Thank you for the belief. Thank you for the support. Thank you for the encouragement. Thank you for the time. Thank you for the effort. Thank you for the memories. And thank you for the best @ccmaofficial of my life… I cried so much over the last 3 nights, I don’t even know what to say…”

Other winners include Luke Combs, Lindsay Ell, Tenille Arts, James Barker Band and more.

The CCMAs handed out eight awards live on the air, with seven more announced during the previous night’s CCMA Music Industry Awards. The awards were filmed in Canada and the United States over four days earlier this summer. See a full list of winners from the 2020 CCMA Awards below…

Official 2020 CCMA Awards Presented by TD Winners:

TD Entertainer of the Year
Dallas Smith

Album of the Year
Now or Never — Brett Kissel

Fans’ Choice
Brett Kissel

Female Artist of the Year
Tenille Townes

Group or Duo of the Year
The Washboard Union

Male Artist of the Year
Brett Kissel

Single of the Year
“Keep It Simple” — James Barker Band

Rising Star
Tenille Arts

Interactive Artist or Group of the Year
Lindsay Ell

Roots Album of the Year
Everbound — The Washboard Union

Songwriter(s) of the Year presented by SOCAN
Tina Parol, Gordie Sampson, Tenille Townes; Song: “Jersey on the Wall (I’m Just Asking)” (Performed by: Tenille Townes)

Top Selling Album of the Year
What You See Is What You GetLuke Combs

Top Selling Canadian Album of the Year presented by Music Canada
The Fall — Dallas Smith

Top Selling Canadian Single of the Year
“Drop” — Dallas Smith

Video of the Year
“Jersey on the Wall (I’m Just Asking)” — Tenille Townes