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Canadian Country Music’s Biggest Night Returns: Thomas Rhett and MacKenzie Porter to Host 2024 CCMA Awards Presented by TD

TORONTO – The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) has announced that the 2024 CCMA Awards presented by TD will be hosted by none other than country superstar Thomas Rhett and Canadian sensation MacKenzie Porter. The event, marking its return to Edmonton after a decade, promises to be an unforgettable celebration of Canadian country music.

Thomas Rhett, an 8-time ACM and 2-time CMA Award winner with a string of No.1 hits, joins forces with MacKenzie Porter, a 2-time CCMA Award winner and chart-topping artist, to lead the evening’s festivities. With both artists boasting global recognition and acclaim, their hosting promises a captivating experience for fans both in attendance and watching across the country.

Scheduled for September 14, 2024, the 42nd annual CCMA Awards will be broadcast live from Rogers Place in downtown Edmonton. The event will be exclusively aired on CTV, offering viewers across Canada the chance to witness the magic of country music’s biggest night.

Country Music Week 2024 will kick off on September 11 in Edmonton, providing fans with a week-long celebration of the genre’s brightest stars leading up to the awards ceremony. Supported by various organizations including the Government of Alberta, the City of Edmonton, and Explore Edmonton, the week will showcase the vibrant culture and talent within the country music community.

In anticipation of the event, Amy Jeninga, President of CCMA, expressed her excitement for the hosting duo, stating, “We’re so excited to have Thomas Rhett, and MacKenzie Porter come together to host Canada’s biggest night in country music.”

With extensive multi-platform coverage planned by Bell Media, including broadcast, radio, digital, and social media, the CCMA Awards presented by TD will undoubtedly reach audiences far and wide.


The return of the CCMA Awards to Edmonton after a decade marks a significant moment for Canadian country music. With Thomas Rhett and MacKenzie Porter at the helm, this year’s ceremony promises to be one for the books. Their combined talent and charisma are sure to elevate the event to new heights, providing fans with an unforgettable evening of music and celebration.

As the exclusive broadcaster of the event, CTV ensures that audiences across the country can join in the excitement and support Canadian talent on the national stage. With Country Music Week offering a range of activities leading up to the awards, Edmonton will undoubtedly be buzzing with energy and enthusiasm.

Overall, the 2024 CCMA Awards presented by TD are shaping up to be a momentous occasion, highlighting the best of Canadian country music and reaffirming its importance within the country’s cultural landscape.

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