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August 29, 2019

The CMAOntario Awards Return to London in 2020

August 29, 2019 (TORONTO)   The CMAOntario Awards are heading back to southwestern Ontario as The Country Music Association of Ontario announced today that London will host the 2020 CMAOntario Festival and Awards, May 29-31, 2020. Presented by Slaight Music, the 8th annual CMAOntario Awards will cap off a weekend of festivities on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at Centennial Hall. This will mark the third time that London will host the event, with previous editions taking place in 2017 and 2018. With a thriving country music market and excellent track record of events, London offers tremendous opportunity to showcase and celebrate Ontario talent. “The support of our members, Ontario artists and fans is what keeps our Festival, Conference and Awards weekend evolving to greater heights. […]
July 29, 2019

In The News (July 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 verle@cmaontario.ca. Please make sure the Subject Line reads “For inclusion in the CMAOntario Newsletter”. […]
June 17, 2019

The Country Music Association of Ontario Announces Winners of the 7th Annual CMAOntario Awards

The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) tonight celebrated the talent and achievements of Ontario’s country music industry across 19 categories at the 7th Annual CMAOntario Awards in Southam Hall at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Meghan Patrick from Bowmanville, Ontario lead with five wins, followed by Tim Hicks and The Reklaws with two wins each. Hosted by Jason McCoy, the CMAOntario Awards included performances by Cold Creek County, Gabrielle Goulet, Jade Eagleson, Jason Blaine, Kira Isabella, Meghan Patrick, Ryan Langdon, Tebey, The Abrams, The Reklaws, The Washboard Union, The Western Swing Authority and Tim Hicks. Multi-award winning country vocal group The Good Brothers were also honoured with the Impact Award for their enduring and indelibly positive footprint on the landscape of country music […]
May 20, 2019

In The News (May 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 verle@cmaontario.ca. Please make sure the Subject Line reads “For inclusion in the CMAOntario Newsletter”. […]
May 16, 2019

The Country Music Association of Ontario Announces Full Programming for CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend

Intimate Performances, Industry Conference and FREE Concerts! With Performances by Tim Hicks, Meghan Patrick, The Reklaws, Tebey, Cold Creek County, The Abrams, Ryan Langdon, Gabrielle Goulet, Jade Eagleson, Western Swing Authority, The Washboard Union, Andrew Hyatt, Danielle Bourjeaurd, and more! The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) is excited to announce the complete programming for the CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend in Ottawa June 14 – 16, 2019 leading up to the 7th Annual CMAOntario Awards. Presented by Slaight Music, with support from Ontario Creates, the CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend will kick off Friday, June 14 with Songs & Stories: Songwriters in the Round at Fourth Stage at the National Arts Centre. Hosted by Wendell Ferguson, Songs & Stories will see Andrew Hyatt, Chris […]
April 11, 2019

In The News (April 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 verle@cmaontario.ca. Please make sure the Subject Line reads “For inclusion in the CMAOntario Newsletter”. […]
April 3, 2019

The Country Music Association of Ontario Announces 2019 CMAOntario Awards Nominees

Meghan Patrick and Tim Hicks Lead In Nominations   Cold Creek Country, The Abrams, Ryan Langdon, Gabrielle Goulet and Jade Eagleson Set to Perform The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) is excited to announce the nominees for the 7th Annual CMAOntario Awards. Leading the nominations are seven time CMAOntario Award winner Meghan Patrick, and five time CMAOntario Award winner Tim Hicks, with six nominations each. Taking place Sunday, June 16, 2019 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, the 7th Annual CMAOntario Awards, presented by Slaight Music with support from Ontario Creates, will acknowledge the talent and achievements of Ontario’s country music industry across 16 categories, and will include newly added performances by: five time CMAOntario Award winners and four time CCMA nominees Cold Creek […]
March 20, 2019

The Country Music Association of Ontario Announces 2019 CMAOntario Award Show Performers Tim Hicks, Tebey, Kira Isabella, and The Western Swing Authority

The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) is thrilled to announce the second wave 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.   Hosted by CCMA Award winner Jason McCoy, the CMAOntario Award Show will include live performances by: Five time CMAOntario Award winner Tim Hicks, who was recently nominated for Country Album of the Year at the 2019 Juno Awards. With two Platinum and six Gold certified singles in addition to a Gold album and twelve Top 10 radio hits, Tim Hicks was the first recipient of the Nielsen Compass Award […]
March 12, 2019

In The News (March 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 verle@cmaontario.ca. Please make sure the Subject Line reads “For inclusion in the CMAOntario Newsletter”. […]