Shania Twain to host Canadian Country Music Awards
Shania Twain was named to host the Canadian Country Music Awards, that aim to organize, promote and develop Canadian country music industry.
Twain, a five-time Grammy and 24-time CCMA Award winner, will also be accepting The Generation Award at the show this fall. The Any Man Of Mine hitmaker is the second person to receive this award, for “her significant impact on the country music industry,” says CCMA in a media release. The first recipient was Taylor Swift in 2012.
“It’s such a pivotal moment in country music as the industry evolves we’re seeing a new generation of deeply talented artists emerge and I look forward to being a part of the celebration of them and also celebrating some of the trailblazers before them,” Twain said in a statement.
Last year, the event was held in Saskatoon while this year Hamilton has been selected as host city. Scheduled for September 6-9, 2018, this four-day annual event – part music festival and part industry conference – will culminate with the Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA Awards Show), broadcast on Sunday, September 9.
Tickets to attend the event at Hamilton’s FirstOntario Centre will be available April 27, with select tickets available for pre-sale from CBC Music starting April 25.