Southern Saskatchewan is basking in the spotlight to start the month of September as the country music stars come out to play.


Meet and greets, live performances and so much more.

If you're a fan of country music then CCMA Country Music Week is a dream come true. Thousands of people have taken part in the festivities in Regina so far and even more are coming tonight.

CCMA President Jan Cody says today's CCMA awards show will be huge.

"It’s a party! Its unlike going to a concert because you'll see the cream of the crop for the whole year, those songs that were nominated, those artists that fans chose to be nominated by loving them so much and having radio play them so much... so you're really going to see a buffet of the best country for the last year."

The CCMA awards begin at 5:45 this afternoon and one of the artists that's expected to clean up is Shane Yellowbird. He's nominated for five awards but it's not being nominated that's got him nervous.

"Being nominated, I was very ecstatic about but hearing that I have to perform got me very nervous because of all these other country artists and live TV."

Yellowbird took part in FanFest on Saturday where hundreds of stargazers took part in a free meet and greet with a long list of performers.

The Canadian Country Music Awards are being presented tonight at the Brandt Centre in Regina.