Canadian music icon Randy Bachman, a founder of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, and up-and-coming artist Crystal Shawanda have been added as performers for the Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA) in Winnipeg, MB, on September 8. Tickets are on sale now, and face value ranges from $39.50 to $79.50.
Previously announced performers include Gord Bamford, Dierks Bentley, George Canyon, Doc Walker, Emerson Drive, Jessie Farrell, Kellie Pickler and Johnny Reid.
Joining Michelle Wright, W. Brett Wilson and Jim Treliving from CBC’s “The Dragons’ Den” and songwriter Bill Anderson as presenters are Adam Gregory, Aaron Pritchett and Lisa Brokop, along with former Canadian Idol contestant Tara Oram, country music songwriter and recording artist Jimmy Wayne, and CMT Canada’s Paul McGuire and Elissa Lansdell.
Bachman has over 120 gold and platinum singles internationally and over 40 million records sold. Bachman continues to tour throughout North America and Europe with his own band and under Bachman/Cummings with Burton Cummings.
Manitoulin Island and Native American country music newcomer Shawanda’s debut disk “Dawn of a New Day” was released this summer in both Canada and the US. Her single, “You Can Let Go,” is the fastest climbing single by a Canadian in the history of the BDS Country Charts and is currently in the Top 25 on American charts.