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May 26, 2015

An Electrifying Night of Country Music! Winners of The 2015 CMAO Awards

Toronto, ON – The Flato Markham Theatre was the scene of an electrifying night of country music on Monday evening for the 3rd Annual Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) Awards, presented by Slaight Music. The Awards Show was hosted by the Road Hammers’ Jason McCoy for the 2nd year in a row and he skillfully entertained the sold-out room, packed to the rafters with the best country music talent in Ontario! The Small Town Pistols were the big winners last night, snagging 3 Awards including Single of the Year for ‘I Only Smoke When I Drink’. 2015 CMAO Awards Show house band The Western Swing Authority received 2 Awards – Group or Duo of the Year and Roots Artist or Group of the Year. […]
April 30, 2015

Tickets On Sale Now for The CMAO's Road To Independence Spring Tune-Up Conference

DERRICK ROSS CONFIRMED AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER Toronto, ON – The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) is hosting the 2nd Annual Road To Independence (R2I) Spring Tune Up Conference on May 24th and 25th at the Delta Hotel Markham (50 East Valhalla Dr., Markham, ON). The conference, presented by Slaight Music and supported by Ontario Media Development Corporation, will kick-off on Sunday, May 24th with a Keynote Interview with industry heavyweight, Derrick Ross of Slaight Music. Activities culminate with the presentation of the 2015 CMAO Awards on Monday, May 25th at Flato Markham Theatre. The R2I Conference will feature knowledgeable industry panelists and keynote speakers. All panels and workshops will be interactive to ensure delegates can connect with key members of the music industry. The […]
April 15, 2015

Nominees Announced for the 2015 CMAO Awards

2015 COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION OF ONTARIO AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED TORONTO, ON – The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) is pleased to announce the much-anticipated list of nominees for its 3rd Annual CMAO Awards Show. This year’s star-studded event will once again be hosted by Jason McCoy of the Road Hammers, and will be held Monday, May 25, 2015, at the Flato Markham Theatre Peterborough country star Tebey leads the pack of 2015 CMAO Awards nominees with a grand total of six nominations, including Single and Album of the Year. St. Catharines native Tim Hicks follows close behind with five nominations and Jason Blaine, Runaway Angel and Small Town Pistols each come in with four nominations apiece. See the full listing of 2015 CMAO nominees below. The 2015 […]