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July 16 2014

With 8 nominations, Warner Music Canada recording artist Brett Kissel tops the list of artists nominated at the 2014 Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Brett’s nominations include: Male Artist of the Year Single of the Year Album of the Year Songwriter(s) of the Year CMT Video of the Year Interactive Artist of the Year Record Producer(s) of the Year Album Design of the Year "Most of my career highlights have been experienced at the CCMAs, whether those were meeting some of my favorite artists, performing collaborations with Hall of Famers, or rocking out on the biggest stage in Canadian country,” says Brett. "This year, with 8 nominations, I can't even begin to describe how excited I am to roll into Edmonton, my hometown, and experience what's yet to come with my friends and family by my side." The 2014 CCMA Awards show will be broadcast Sunday, September 7, on CBC at 8:00 p.m. local time (8:30 NT) with an encore airing on CMT at 10:00 p.m. ET. Earlier this week, Brett premiered the music video for his latest single, “Tough People Do,” the fourth single off his major label debut album Started With A Song. Watch now: It was announced last month that Brett will open for Brad Paisley on a 14-date coast-to-coast Canadian tour, starting October 2 in Victoria, BC. Brett Kissel is THE Canadian country music story of the past year. The Flat Lake native overcame the odds of making it out of small town Alberta to sign a major label recording contract as well as finding a home with the same management company that helped guide the career of Garth Brooks. In March, Brett became the first country artist to be awarded with the JUNO for Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 17 years. His singles “Started With A Song” and “3-2-1” were both Top 3 radio hits and both reached No. 1 on CMT’s Chevrolet Top 20 Countdown. Upcoming Dates: Summer dates: JULY 25 MATTAWA, ON Voyageur Days JULY 26 CLOVERDALE, BC Milennium Park (fundraiser) JULY 29 CALGARY Flames Central JULY 31 BOWMANVILLE, ON Boots and Hearts AUGUST 2 EGANVILLE, ON Legion Field AUGUST 9 LEWISPORTE, NFL Mussel Bed Soiree AUGUST 15 STIRLING, ON Stirling Fair AUGUST 21 SUDBURY, ON Summerfest AUGUST 22 HUNTSVILLE, ON Algonquin Theatre AUGUST 23 LUCKNOW, ON Music in The Field SEPTEMBER 12 BARRIE, ON Ranch Concert Hall Opening for Brad Paisley: OCTOBER 2 VICTORIA, BC Save On Foods Arena OCTOBER 3 ABBOTSFORD, BC Sports & Entertainment Centre OCTOBER 4 KELOWNA, BC Prospera Place OCTOBER 5 PRINCE GEORGE BC CN Centre OCTOBER 8 DAWSON CREEK, BC EnCana Centre OCTOBER 9 RED DEER, AB Enmax Centrium OCTOBER 10 LETHBRIDGE, AB Enmax OCTOBER 11 MOOSE JAW, SK Mosaic Place NOVEMBER 13 SAULT ST MARIE, ON Essar Centre NOVEMBER 14 SUDBURY, ON Sudbury Arena NOVEMBER 15 KINGSTON, ON K-Rock Centre NOVEMBER 19 SUMMERSIDE, PEI Credit Union Place NOVEMBER 20 HALIFAX Metro Centre NOVEMBER 22 MONTREAL Bell Centre More information: Adam Gonshor