Among the 2019 Canadian Country Music Association Award nominees announced last week is a Penticton Peach Festival country night performer.
Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion were nominated for Roots Album of the Year.
Band member Mitch Merrett was also co-nominated with F. Reid Shippen in the Record Producer(s) of the Year category for the band’s self-titled album.
Merrett has previously won CCMA awards for his work with artists Aaron Pritchett and Chad Brownlee.
“We are so lucky to have artists of this calibre at Peach Festival this year. The band is coming off a performance during the Calgary Stampede and will be at Big Valley Jamboree prior to hitting our stage. We are thankful for all the support we receive from our sponsors that allow us bring such talented bands to Penticton and enable us to make it free to the public," said Don Kendall, President of the Peach Festival.
Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion was listed in 2018 by the Rolling Stone as the 10 new country artists you need to know.
The band will be taking the Penticton Peach Festival Peters Bros. main stage in Okanagan Lake Park on Thursday, Aug. 8 at 7:50 p.m. they will be followed by the headliner Emerson Drive at 9:30 p.m. To see a full listing of the Aug. 8 lineup click here.
The 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD will broadcast live from Calgary, Alta. Sept. 8 on Global at 9 p.m.