Shania Sweeps Canadian Country Awards

Country diva Shania Twain walked away with a whopping six awards at the 17th Annual Canadian Country Music Awards on Monday, September 14th. Telecast live before a national audience from Calgary’s packed Jubilee Auditorium, Terri Clark hosted the ceremony, which also sparked a victorious evening for singer Paul Brandt. Brandt won the CCMA Male Vocalist of the Year Award before a jubilant hometown crowd. Additionally, at the CCMA’s President’s Dinner the night before, Brandt received the prestigious Humanitarian of the Year Award. The Calgary native is a registered nurse and a tireless fundraiser for children’s charities in Canada and in the U.S. Brandt has a new album out this fall — but just for fans in his home country. The Canada-only A Paul Brandt Christmas: Shall I Play for You is scheduled for a November release. He’ll also start working on his next regular album in October.