December 29, 2019

Artist of the Month: Ryan Langdon

Ryan Langdon is a big dude with a big voice and a big dream. The Niagara Falls, ON, native has been singing since he was a kid, and now he’s making waves with a smash single and recognition that includes a 2019 nomination for the Country Music Association of Ontario Rising Star Award. Released in June, Lit In The Sticks became Langdon’s biggest calling card of the year. Country fans started searching and connecting with the Ontario country singer’s breakout single, with nearly 1 million streams on Spotify and another 22,000+ on YouTube. That song was the driver behind all the streams Ryan Langdon picked up in 2019. And he shared those numbers on Facebook via Spotify: Almost 235,000 unique listeners across Canada and 75 […]
December 29, 2019

Ontario’s Country Music Pioneers: Harold MacIntyre

Born: September 6, 1948 – Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia Hometown: Brampton, Ontario (by Larry Delaney) Harold MacIntyre was born in Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, and raised in nearby Sugarcamp, where he spent much of his childhood years singing at family gatherings. By his late teens, he had moved to Toronto, where he worked a day job at the General Electric Company and spent his evenings singing in local night clubs. He soon teamed up with fellow musician Albert MacDonald to form the country band Harold’s Super Service. In the late 1970s, Harold MacIntyre recorded a debut album, “MyCountry Way”, released on the Condor Records label. The album, produced by piano legend Bobby Munro, featured Harold singing classic country hits of the day. Soon afterwards, he […]
December 29, 2019

In The Country with Dave Woods: One On One With Instant Rivalry

Dave recently spoke with Prince Edward County brother-sister duo Instant Rivalry – Caleb & Megan Hutton – about their album “Whiskey & Lead”!   Dave Woods is a monthly columnist for the CMAOntario Newsletter and has been hosting the popular online radio show In The Country with Dave Woods since 2009! To hear episodes, please visit, and iTunes.
December 29, 2019

In The News (December 2019)

This section of the newsletter is comprised of news stories, press releases and links to Internet articles that are sent in by our members who believe they will be of general interest to the membership.  We include them as a courtesy to our members but do not verify or edit their content.  Their inclusion does not constitute an endorsement by the CMAOntario nor do their contents reflect the views or opinions of the CMAOntario. If you would like to have something included in the newsletter, please send us a short synopsis, a photo or graphic and the hotlink that can be included in the news listing. Submissions can be sent to Please make sure the Subject Line reads “For inclusion in the CMAOntario Newsletter”. […]


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