April 30, 2015

Tickets On Sale Now for The CMAO's Road To Independence Spring Tune-Up Conference

DERRICK ROSS CONFIRMED AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER Toronto, ON – The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) is hosting the 2nd Annual Road To Independence (R2I) Spring Tune Up Conference on May 24th and 25th at the Delta Hotel Markham (50 East Valhalla Dr., Markham, ON). The conference, presented by Slaight Music and supported by Ontario Media Development Corporation, will kick-off on Sunday, May 24th with a Keynote Interview with industry heavyweight, Derrick Ross of Slaight Music. Activities culminate with the presentation of the 2015 CMAO Awards on Monday, May 25th at Flato Markham Theatre. The R2I Conference will feature knowledgeable industry panelists and keynote speakers. All panels and workshops will be interactive to ensure delegates can connect with key members of the music industry. The […]
April 15, 2015

Nominees Announced for the 2015 CMAO Awards

2015 COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION OF ONTARIO AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED TORONTO, ON – The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) is pleased to announce the much-anticipated list of nominees for its 3rd Annual CMAO Awards Show. This year’s star-studded event will once again be hosted by Jason McCoy of the Road Hammers, and will be held Monday, May 25, 2015, at the Flato Markham Theatre Peterborough country star Tebey leads the pack of 2015 CMAO Awards nominees with a grand total of six nominations, including Single and Album of the Year. St. Catharines native Tim Hicks follows close behind with five nominations and Jason Blaine, Runaway Angel and Small Town Pistols each come in with four nominations apiece. See the full listing of 2015 CMAO nominees below. The 2015 […]
April 8, 2015

Host & Performers Announced for the CMAO 2015 Awards

  JASON MCCOY RETURNS AS HOST FOR COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION OF ONTARIO AWARDS PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED FOR MAY 25th CEREMONY TORONTO, ON – The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) is thrilled to announce Jason McCoy of the Road Hammers is returning as host of the CMAO awards. Confirmed performers for the award show include Jason Blaine, Leah Daniels, Tim Hicks, the Russell DeCarle Trio and Deric Ruttan. The Western Swing Authority also return to the awards as the event’s house band. The award show, presented by Slaight Music, will be held Monday, May 25, 2015 at the Flato Markham Theatre. Tickets are on sale for $59.95. For more ticket information visit www.ticketbreak.com. “It’s an honour to be back hosting the celebration of Ontario’s homegrown talent, simply the brightest and best of […]
April 4, 2015


April 4, 2015

Artist of the Month: The Rizdales

Tom and Tara Dunphy share a relationship based on love – for each other, as well as music. Together, this unique and vibrant couple make up The Rizdales, April’s Artist of the Month. More than a decade in the making, this musical marriage began in 2003 and was an effortless collaboration for Tom and Tara who shared a love for traditional country music mixed with some good ol’ honky tonk. Over the years, they’ve not only grown their family but also their fan base, becoming a critically-acclaimed and well-respected act while doing it. Their debut release, “Another Payday Night,” released in 2003, was the first for these lovebirds but nonetheless earned them much praise. Quickly, they were picking up fans, including Wanda Jackson, who would […]