Brody, Patrick among nominees for CCMA Awards
TORONTO — 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.
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 be broadcast on the CBC.