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October 5, 2016

Ontario CCMA Awards Winners

Congratulations to all Ontario CCMA Awards 2016 winners! Ontario had a strong showing at Country Music Week in London last month, and the CCMA Awards were no exception. Congratulations to everyone who walked away with an award. 2016 CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME ARTIST INDUCTEE Murray McLauchlan 2016 SLAIGHT MUSIC HUMANITARIAN AWARD Mike Stevens CCMA DISCOVERY AWARD  Eric Ethridge FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Shane Guse GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR Jason Barry SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT PLAYER OF THE YEAR Shane Guse – Mandolin STEEL GUITER PLAYER OF THE YEAR Ed “Pee Wee Charles” Ringwald MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET) Amanda Kingsland – CKBY FM – Ottawa, ON MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM OR SMALL MARKET) Paul Ferguson – CHCQ FM – […]
October 5, 2016

CCMA 2016 Showcase at Bull & Barrel in London

Photo credits: Barry Roden
August 30, 2016

London to Host the 2017 CMAO Awards

The Country Music Assocation of Ontario (CMAO) is excited to announce London, Ontario as the host city for the 2017 CMAO Awards. Set to take place Sunday, June 11, 2017, the 5th Annual edition makes its first move outside of the Toronto area in an effort to bring the Country music celebration to a wider community throughout Ontario, motivated by 4 consecutive sold-out years. “The Country Music Association of Ontario was created to nurture new talent and celebrate our established community throughout this province,” said Bruce Good, President, Country Music Association of Ontario. “To do so effectively, the Board of Directors felt it was time to move our awards show to another venue in another city. After much deliberation and a partnership with Tourism London, […]
August 9, 2016

Congrats to All Ontario CCMA Nominees

A huge congratulations to all Ontario artists, bands, musicians, companies, and industry members up for nominations at the 2016 CCMA Awards. We couldn’t be more proud! Ali Raney Amanda Kingsland (CKBY FM) Antoine Moonen Barrytone Studios Boots & Bourbon Saloon Boots and Hearts Music Festival Brianne Deslippe (Universal Music Canada) Bronwin Parks (Feisty Creative) Canadian Country Spotlight Cold Creek County The Crazy Horse Stonegrill Steakhouse & Saloon Dayna Bourgoin (CKKL FM) Deric Ruttan Doug Elash Doug Johnson Ed “Pee Wee Charles” Ringwald The Field Jason Barry Jason Blaine Jimmy Boudreau Johnny Reid Kira Isabella Leah Daniels Mark Maryanovich MDM Recordings Inc. Meghan Patrick Mike Denney (MDM Recordings Inc) Open Road Recordings Inc. Patrick Duffy (Attention) Paul Ferguson (CHCQ FM) Revolution Recordings RGK Entertainment Group Inc. […]
August 9, 2016

Sacha Selected to Perform at Lucknow’s Music In The Fields

July 6, 2016

Ontario Country Music Festivals Roundup

May 31, 2016

CMAO 2016 AWARDS: WINNERS ANNOUNCED

April 29, 2016

CMAO 2016 AWARDS: TICKETS ON SALE NOW

On May 30th, country stars Jason Blaine, Tebey, Tim Hicks and The Road Hammers will transform the Flato Markham Theatre in Markham, Ontario into an epicenter for live country music. The 4th annual presentation of the CMAO Awards, presented by Slaight Music, will recognize artists across 14 different categories, while music fans will be treated to an incredible night of performances from some of Ontario’s top country talent. Confirmed performers include: Autumn Hill, Cold Creek County, Jessica Mitchell, Leah Daniels, River Town Saints, Tianna Woods, Runaway Angel, Genevieve Fisher, Meghan Patrick and The Western Swing Authority. Returning host Jason McCoy will engage the audience solo and accompanied by his band mates The Road Hammers for a special live collaboration with Tim Hicks. Tickets for the […]
April 21, 2016

Performers Announced For The 2016 CMAO Awards

AWARDS SHOW PRECEDED BY TWO-DAY CMAO R2I SPRING TUNE UP CONFERENCE TORONTO, ON – On May 30th, country stars Jason Blaine, Tebey, Tim Hicks and The Road Hammers will transform the Flato Markham Theatre in Markham, Ontario into an epicenter for live country music. The 4th annual presentation of the CMAO Awards, presented by Slaight Music, will recognize artists across 14 different categories, while music fans will be treated to an incredible night of performances from some of Ontario’s top country talent. Confirmed performers include: Autumn Hill, Cold Creek County, Jessica Mitchell, Leah Daniels, River Town Saints, Tianna Woods, Runaway Angel, Genevieve Fisher and Meghan Patrick. Returning host Jason McCoy will engage the audience solo and accompanied by his band mates The Road Hammers for […]