The Country Music Association of Ontario Announces 2019 CMAOntario Award Show Performers Jason Blaine, Andrew Hyatt, Meghan Patrick, The Reklaws, and The Washboard Union

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The Country Music Association of Ontario Announces 2019 CMAOntario Award Show Performers Jason Blaine, Andrew Hyatt, Meghan Patrick, The Reklaws, and The Washboard Union

The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) is excited to announce an initial list of performers for the 7th Annual CMAOntario Award Show on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The CMAOntario Award Show will close out the CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend in Ottawa June 14 – 16, 2019, marking the first time CMAOntario has held festivities in the Nation’s capital.

Hosted by CCMA Award winner Jason McCoy, the CMAOntario Award Show will include live performances by:

  • Six time CMAOntario Award winner – including 2018 Male Artist of the Year, Jason Blaine. After earning a name for himself with hit after chart-topping hit at Canadian country radio and hitting the stage at every major country festival across Canada, Jason Blaine continues to stay true to his signature brand of earnest, no bull, rockin’ country music.
  • 2018 CMAOntario Rising Star Award winner Andrew Hyatt, whose 2018 single Habit came hot on the heels of his back-to-back Top Ten singles Do It With You and On Me
  • Seven time CMAOntario Award winner and reigning two time CCMA Award Female Artist of the Year Meghan Patrick, who made history last year by becoming the first female artist to take home a CMAOntario Fans’ Choice Award and then scored her first #1 single at Country Radio with Walls Come Down.  Meghan recently received her first JUNO Award nominations for Country Album of the Year and Breakthrough Artist of the Year
  • Reigning CCMA Rising Star Award winner, The Reklaws, who have had a humbling year, scoring their first #1 on country radio with their third single Feels Like That and getting nominated for their first Juno for Country Album of the Year with their debut EP, Feels Like That
  • A special guest performance by The Washboard Union, 2019 JUNO nominees for Breakthrough Group of the Year, 18X BCCMA and 5X CCMA award winners including current reigning CCMA Group of the Year.

Previously announced as part of the CMAOntario Awards is the addition of the Francophone Artist or Group of the Year category, and the recipients of the 2019 Impact Award,  multi-award winning country vocal group The Good Brothers, for their enduring and indelibly positive footprint on the landscape of country music in Ontario. The Good Brothers will also perform at the CMAOntario Award Show.

Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks. Nominations for the 2019 CMAOntario Awards are now open. Members are encouraged to submit at

The CMAOntario Awards are presented by Slaight Music with support from Ontario Creates.

CMAOntario Award Show
Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 7pm
Southam Hall, National Arts Centre
1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Tickets are $59 – $79 (plus HST and fees)  and are available
online at or by phone at 1.888.991.2787

CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend
June 14 – 16, 2019
Ottawa, Ontario

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About CMAOntario:

In 2007, Rob MacArthur and founding patron Linda Wright together with a number of key industry professionals founded the Country Music Association of Ontario. The Association’s mandate is to foster the growth and development of Ontario’s country music and its industry, provincially, nationally and internationally. The CMAOntario has hosted six annual Awards Shows and five two-day Road to Independence educational conferences with the generous assistance of presenting sponsor Slaight Music and support from Ontario Creates.

About Slaight Music:

Slaight Music was started in 2011 with a mandate to support the Canadian music community through a variety of initiatives, and to develop Canadian talent via strategic partnerships with industry peers. We work with artists from across the country and across the musical spectrum, helping to further careers and get great music heard. We’re also invested in the technology sphere, helping Canadian music entrepreneurs develop the next generation of digital platforms and services. And, we support a variety of music-related events, causes and charities.


About Ontario Creates:
Ontario Creates (formerly OMDC) is a provincial agency that facilitates economic development, investment and collaboration in Ontario’s creative industries including the music, book, magazine, film, television and interactive digital media sectors.

Ontario Créatif (anciennement la SODIMO) est un organisme provincial qui encourage le développement économique, les investissements et la collaboration au sein des industries de la création de l’Ontario, notamment dans les secteurs de la musique, de l’édition de livres et de revues, du cinéma et de la télévision, et des produits multimédias interactifs numériques.


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