For the first time since 1982 Country Music Week is in my hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Four full days of country music leading up to the CCMA Award show on Sunday Night, which will be showed on CBC, which will also include performances by international superstars Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett.
Over the next four days I will be writing about the events that I was lucky enough to attend, so make sure to check back daily.
Day 4 – Sunday, September 13, 2015
Today was the final day of Country Music Week in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Events on the go today were the John Deere Green Carpet and the Award show itself.
I ended up being really tired from the night before (and it was raining so I didn’t end up going to the Green Carpet event.)
The CCMA Awards marked the debut of the renovated Scotiabank Centre. I didn’t leave my seat all night so I unfortunately didn’t get to test out any of the new concession stands, however the new seats are much comfier (and nicer) than the old orange seats.
This was my first time attending an award show, and what a cool experience it was. It was very interesting seeing the behind the scenes, and what goes on when at home you have a commercial break.
The show was opened up by Dallas Smith, great choice to get the night going.
His performance was followed by Autumn Hill and then Tim Hicks.
After Tim Hicks performed, Paul Brandt performed with Jess Moskaluke “I’m an Open Road (feat. Jess Moskaluke) – Single” I have had this song on repeat ever since!
Next up was Dean Brody who certainly Brought down the house.
Next up was the performance I had been waiting for all night. My boy Thomas Rhett. Amazing performance. I can’t wait to see him on tour.
After Thomas Rhett, there were condensed performances by Wes Mack and Steven Lee Olsen.
Gord Bamford was up next, and the song he sang, is another song I have had on repeat ever since. Don’t Let Her Be Gone – Single Great, great song.
Next Was Brett Kissel, followed by Kira Isabella and Mackenzie Porter
Up next was international performers Florida Georgia Line. I was lucky enough to see them on tour last year, and absolutely loved it!
Final performance of the night went to Johnny Reid. He sang his new single What Love Is All About, which was an absolutely beautiful performance, with a full choir in the background.
2015 CCMA Award Winners
Fans Choice : Johnny Reid
Album of the Year: Dallas Smith (Emotional acceptance speech. Very touching.)
Female artist of the Year: Jess Moskaluke
Male artist of the Year: Gord Bamford
Single of the Year: Gord Bamford
Duo or Group of the Year: High Valley
What I wore:
Shoes: Browns Shoes
All in all it was a great week filled with lots of country music, and Canada’s hottest stars. I look forward to hopefully attending again soon.
Thanks for following along.