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Video: 2013 CCMA Award Nominees React

"It's a good time to be in country music," Canadian Country Music Association president Don Green told CBC Live this week, and that especially applies if you're one of the newly minted CCMA Award nominees.

CBC Live was in Toronto July 17 for the big reveal -- as were honourees Gord Bamford, Emerson Drive, Autumn Hill and Lindi Ortega. What does it mean to get a CCMA nod -- whether you're a newcomer or a vet with trophies to spare?

Watch the video below for the answer.

(-- Produced by Craig Cooper, Leah Collins/CBC Live)

Tune in to CBC September 8 when the 2013 Canadian Country Music Association Awards will be broadcast live from Edmonton.

Get more on this year's nominations on CBC Live.


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