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London named host city for 2021 Canadian Country Music Association Awards

The Canadian Country Music Association has announced London will be its host city for the country music industry's 2021 award ceremony.

The biggest show in Canadian country music returns to London for the first time since 2016

The Reklaws, seen here in 2019 performing at a live broadcast of CBC Radio One's 'Fresh Air,' will be among a number of artists coming to London during the Canadian Country Music Awards in September 2021. (Colin Butler/CBC News)

The Canadian Country Music Association announced Friday London will once again be the host city for the country music industry's 2021 award ceremony. 

The last time London was chosen as a host city for the CCMA was in 2016. 

The awards, which are set to be broadcast live from Budweiser Gardens on private television and radio networks, on September 12, 2021 will be the culmination of a week-long series of country music events in the city. 

Next year's show will feature performances by Canadian artists such as Dean Brody, Jade Eagleson, Lindsay Ell, Hunter Brothers, the Reklaws, Carolyn Dawn and others. 

The show will also feature appearances by international artists Kane Brown, Sam Hunt, Breland and Tim McGraw.

A news release published Friday said tickets are not yet available and will go on sale in the coming months. 

"We're hopeful it can be held in its true form next year, but we're also planning for flexibility, depending on the state of the pandemic," said Natalie Wakabayshi from Tourism London. 

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