April

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 […]
April 11, 2016

CMAO 2016 Awards: Nominees Announced!

THE COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION OF ONTARIO ANNOUNCES THE 2016 CMAO AWARD NOMINEES TORONTO, ON – The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) is pleased to announce the nominees for the fourth annual CMAO Awards. Presented by Slaight Music, with support from the Ontario Media Development Corporation, the awards celebrate the talent and achievements of Ontario’s country music industry over the past year. The ever-engaging and entertaining Jason McCoy of The Road Hammers returns as host of the CMAO Awards Show, which takes place Monday, May 30, 2016, at the Flato Markham Theatre in Markham, Ontario. The Western Swing Authority also returns to the awards show as the house band. Leading this year’s award nominations are Jason Blaine and Tebey with six nominations apiece. Leah Daniels […]
April 9, 2016

Artist of the Month: Rebekah Stevens

Whether she’s strumming her guitar or sitting at a piano, it’s clear that Rebekah Stevens is one to watch, as she makes her country music push in Ontario and beyond. A country/pop singer-songwriter from small town Ontario, Rebekah has been putting in the work to make her music heard. With a start on YouTube, Rebekah has caught the attention of industry (her debut EP was the result of a producer seeing her online) and fans, with the combination of her well-written tracks and her sweet voice. Another video pushed her into the Top 8 in the 2013 Boots & Hearts Emerging Artists Showcase – a stepping stone for multiple Ontario artists (Tebey, Tim Hicks, Runaway Angel) since its inception – allowing Rebekah to perform in […]