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 29, 2016

Podcasts: In The Country with Dave Woods

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

August 9, 2016

Artist of the Month: James Barker Band

One year ago, the James Barker Band took a giant leap forward in their country music career when they won the SiriusXM Emerging Artists Showcase contest. That win gave them the opportunity to play on the main stage at the Boots & Hearts festival before superstar Thomas Rhett played his set. That performance put them in front of thousands of country music fans, and this August, the band will be back at Boots and Hearts to play the main stage on Sunday afternoon. In the 12 months since that big win, the boys of the James Barker Band (James Barker, Taylor Abram, Connor Stephen, and Bobby Martin) have been plenty busy. They’ve played shows all over the province, including CMT Music Fest and the Boots […]