, he shares what it's like to be nominated by his peers for the 2012 Canadian Country Music Association Awards
and tells us who he's most excited to see and perform with at this year's gala in Saskatoon.
Dean is nominated for seven awards this year, including Single of the Year, Video of the Year, Songwriter of the Year for "Canadian Girls", Album of the Year for Dirt, Fans' Choice Award, Male Artist of the Year and Interactive Artist of the Year.
Only Johnny Reid has more nominations, with eight, and the two are competing in almost all the same categories. That being said, the competition is surely to be a friendly one since Dean told us that one of the things he's most looking forward to is seeing friends like Johnny. Check it out in our video...
The 2012 CCMA Awards will be broadcast live on CBC Television from Credit Union Centre on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT).