ANNOUNCED: Nominees for 2016 Alberta Country Music Awards! January 11, 2017 NEWS Dan Davidson Leads the Way: Nominees for the 2016 Alberta Country Music Awards Announced Today! The Association of Country Music in Alberta (ACMA) announced the Top 5 nominees in each awards category for the upcoming 2016 Alberta Country Music Awards. Live Broadcast: Sunday January 22, 2017 on Shaw TV Dan Davidson leads the way with 5 nominations for Male Artist of the Year, Rising Star, Single of the Year, Song of the Year & Video of the Year! Bobby Wills received 4 nominations for Male Artist of the Year, Fan’s Choice, &Single of the Year (for both ‘Won’t You Be Mine’ & ‘Down By The River’). FULL LIST OF NOMINEES: Female Artist of the Year Alee Amy Metcalfe Maddison Krebs Sydney Mae Trinity Bradshaw Male Artist of the Year (Top 6) Bobby Wills Dan Davidson Drew Gregory Jamie Woodfin Steve Arsenault Trevor Panczak Group/Duo of the Year Sponsored by Calgary Stampede Domino The Travelling Mabels TwoShine County The Doll Sisters The Dungarees Fan’s Choice Bobby Wills Cole Bradley Domino Hailey Benedict The Dungarees Rising Star Sponsored by Ranchman’s Cookhouse & Dancehall Amy Metcalfe Brad Sims Dan Davidson Jamie Woodfin Trevor Panczak Musician of the Year Sponsored by Gilmore Guitars (Top 6) Lisa Dodd Luanne Carl Mark Branconnier Mitch Jay Ray Banman Smokey Fennell Single of the Year Down By The River – Bobby Wills Found – Dan Davidson Ride With Me – Hey Romeo Say Hello To Goodbye – Alee Bobby Wills – Won’t You Be Mine Song of the Year All About It Written by: Drew Gregory and Frank Meyers Performed by Drew Gregory Found Written by: Dan Davidson and Clayton Bellamy Performed by Dan Davidson I’m Down Written by: James Murdoch,Robb Angus, Darrek Anderson, Kiron Jhass, Clint Moffatt & Bob Moffatt Performed by The Dungarees Meteorite Written by: Troy Kokol and Beamer Wigley Performed by Beamer Wigley Myself to Blame Written by: Kym Simon and Ryan Balanecki Performed by Kym Simon Album of the Year Sponsored by Sirroma Entertainment Golden – Alecia Achielle Karack Hendriks – Karac Hendriks I Was There – Drew Gregory Video of the Year All About It – Drew Gregory Found – Dan Davidson I Can Be The Lover – Trevor Panczak Myself to Blame – Kym Simon We Just Did – Domino Industry Person of the Year Sponsored by LJVM Projects Angie Morris Bill Borgwardt Jenn Dalen Jody Seeley Laurie Brown Talent Buyer of the Year Sponsored by LJVM Projects Big Valley Jamboree Calgary Stampede Ranchman’s Cookhouse & Dancehall Sakamoto Agency Winners in the Industry Person of the Year and Talent Buyer of the Year will be announced Saturday January 21, 2017 during the ACMA Songwriters Event.All other winners will be announced Sunday January 22, 2017 during the LIVE broadcast of the 2016 Alberta Country Music Awards on Shaw TV. Sponsors of the ACMA and the 2016 ACMA Awards Weekend include H-Factor Productions, REAL Country 95.5 Red Deer, the Sheraton Red Deer Hotel, Ranchmans Cookhouse & Dancehall, Gilmore Guitars, Sirroma Entertainment, Calgary Stampede & Exhibition, LJVM Projects, Principle Projects, the Alberta Government, 840 CFCW Edmonton, Miller Thompson Avocats/Lawyers, Jamboree For Charity, XM105 Whitecourt, CISN Country Edmonton, Country 105 Calgary, Royalty Records Inc., and Shaw TV.