Congrats to them all!!

Brett Kissel leads 2014 CCMA Awards nominations

Superstar Brett Kissel will be up for eight 2014 Canadian Country Music Association Awards this Sept. 7 at a star-studded show hosted by CBC’s Rick Mercer and Canada’s beloved singer-songwriter Jann Arden.

Canadian country music’s biggest night is returning to Edmonton this year and will be broadcast live on CBC Television at 8 p.m., 8:30 in Newfoundland in Labrador.

The CCMA released the full list of nominees Wednesday, with Kissell leading the pack with nods in eight categories including Single of the Year for his party anthem Started with a Song. It was just last year when the then 23-year-old from Flat Lake, Alberta became the youngest artist to be nominated for a CCMA Award.

Dean Brody and last year’s big winner, Gord Bamford, are close on his heels with six and five nominations each, respectively. They’ll also be going head-to-head for the coveted Fans’ Choice Award.

Some of the other nominees are:

Fans’ Choice Award
Gord Bamford
Paul Brandt
Dean Brody
George Canyon
Johnny Reid

Single of the Year
Bounty, Dean Brody
Started With A Song, Brett Kissel
Take The Week Off, Deric Ruttan
Tippin’ Point, Dallas Smith
When Your Lips Are So Close, Gord Bamford

Album of the Year
All Kinds of Crazy, Codie Prevost
Crop Circles, Dean Brody
Started With A Song, Brett Kissel
Throw down, Tim Hicks
Tippin’ Point EP, Dallas Smith

Here is the full list of nominees: