2020 CCMA Music Industry & Artist Award Winners

The Canadian Country Music Association celebrated the best in our industry at the first-ever digital CCMA Music Industry Awards presented by SOCAN. The awards were broadcast nationally on Global TV. The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) has done what no one thought possible — create a memorable night of epic performances amidst a global pandemic. In case you missed watching the ceremony live, you can find a list of 2020 CCMA Artist Awards below and on the CCMA Instagram Page.

Alberta cleaned house this year with industry winners, Lisa Dodd, Justin Kudding, Ben Bradley, Tyler Vollrath, Matt McKay, Brendan Waters, Mitch Jay, CKRY-FM, Sakamoto Agency, King Eddy, Lindsay Ell, Brett Kissel and Tenille Townes.

Celebrating three wins is Alberta’s Brett Kissel, who landed wins in the Male Artist of the Year, Album of the Year and for the second year in a row he took home Fans’ Choice. Brett also celebrated a win at the CCMA Music Industry Awards for Creator Director(s) of the Year.

2019’s breakout star Tenille Townes continued her ACM winning streak as she accepted awards in the Female Artist of the Year, Songwriter(s) of the Year presented by SOCAN and Video of the Year categories

Lindsay Ell wins Interactive Artist or Group of the Year for the second year in a row. 


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 Get — Luke 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