Shania Twain will host the 2018 CCMAs

CBC Music
April 23, 2018

The Canadian Country Music Association has announced today that Canadian country icon Shania Twain will take the stage as host of the 2018 CCMA Awards in Hamilton.

Taking place at the FirstOntario Centre on Sunday, Sept. 9, the 2018 CCMA Awards will celebrate some of the biggest names and emerging talent in country music.

Im so excited to host the CCMA Awards this year. Its such a pivotal moment in country music as the industry evolves were seeing a new generation of deeply talented artists emerge. I look forward to being a part of the celebration of them and also celebrating some of the trailblazers before them, explained Twain. Im also deeply honoured to be receiving The Generation Award this year. If I inspire anyone to embrace their creative liberty and write what they really think and feel without limitation, then that is all I can hope for. Music can bridge gaps and bring people together and we should all work together to ensure that everyone has the freedom to sing and express their truth.

As well as hosting the awards, the five-time Grammy winner and 24-time CCMA Award winner will also accept the second-ever Generation Award, which is given to an artist who has had significant impact on the country music industry and awareness of country music around the world.

You can purchase pre-sale tickets for the 2018 CCMAs this Wednesday, April 25 at 10 a.m. through this Thursday, April 26 at 10 p.m. using the code CBCCOUNTRY.

Tickets for the 2018 CCMA Awards officially go on sale this Friday, April 27 at 10 a.m. ET at

To watch the 2018 CCMAs on Sept. 9, tune in to and awards will be broadcast across Canada at 8 p.m. on both CBC and