Calgary star Paul Brandt unveiled his Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame plaque at a special ceremony Monday at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, where he also announced the 2019 Canadian Country Music Awards will be held in his home city.
Brandt was announced as an inductee in 2017, along with CCMA executive Harvey Gold.
Organizers say the nationally broadcast CCMA show will land in Canada’s country music capital on Sept. 8, 2019.
It’s the ninth time the city has played CCMA host in the show’s 41-year history.
Alberta has a longstanding relationship with the CCMAs. Organizers have chosen the province 15 times as its stomping ground.
This year, Hamilton is front and centre for the festivities on Sept. 9, with Shania Twain lined up to host. Country singer Terri Clark will be inducted into the hall of fame during the show.