TAYLOR SWIFT TO RECEIVE INAUGURAL CCMA GENERATION AWARD
CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION HONOURS
TAYLOR SWIFT WITH INAUGURAL CCMA GENERATION AWARD
Taylor Swift to attend the 2012 CCMA Awards on September 9th in SaskatoonToronto, ON (27 August 2012) - To commemorate thirty years of the Canadian Country Music Association Awards in 2012, the CCMA Board of Directors has established a new award to celebrate those who have been propelled beyond the borders of the country music genre onto an international stage. The CCMA Generation Award will highlight those few select internationally celebrated artists who have pushed country music forward to new audiences and have created and brought awareness of this genre of music across the globe. Recognized as one of the most influential artists of her generation the CCMA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Taylor Swift will be this year's recipient of the CCMA Generation Award. "With her increased and continual success on the international scene, Taylor Swift embodies every aspect of the CCMA Generation Award," said Ted Ellis, Chair of CCMA Board of Directors. "Since 2010, she has not only become the biggest selling country artist in Canada, she is also one of the top selling artists in the world, across all genres. Taylor has already been recognized with over 100 prestigious international industry honours (including three previous CCMA awards for Top Selling Album) and she maintains a connection with her 200 million fans online daily. We look forward to this presentation during the 2012 CCMA Awards broadcast." The 2012 CCMA Awards will be broadcasted live across Canada on Sunday September 9th at 8 p.m. on CBC, with encore airings on CMT (Canada) starting at 10 p.m. E.T. Performers on the broadcast will include Gord Bamford, Jason Blaine, Paul Brandt, Dean Brody, Chad Brownlee, George Canyon, Terri Clark, Doc Walker, Emerson Drive, Kira Isabella, Deric Ruttan, Johnny Reid, Dallas Smith, The Stellas, High Valley, Jason Aldean, Pistol Annies, Eric Church and Miranda Lambert. Be sure to follow the excitement on twitter as additional broadcast details are announced @CCMAAwards (#countrynightincanada) and on Facebook at Canadian Country Music Association.