Canadian country star Paul Brandt has received the CMA’s Global Country Artist award for furthering country music’s popularity beyond the U.S. He has won 12 Canadian Country Music Association awards, three SOCAN awards and six Juno awards. In 2004, he hosted the Canadian Country Music Association Awards for the fifth consecutive year. Past winners include Kasey Chambers, Slim Dusty and Lee Kernaghan. Brandt will also perform at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville in June.