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July 6, 2016

Ontario Country Music Festivals Roundup

May 31, 2016

CMAO 2016 AWARDS: WINNERS ANNOUNCED

April 29, 2016

CMAO 2016 AWARDS: TICKETS ON SALE NOW

On May 30th, country stars Jason Blaine, Tebey, Tim Hicks and The Road Hammers will transform the Flato Markham Theatre in Markham, Ontario into an epicenter for live country music. The 4th annual presentation of the CMAO Awards, presented by Slaight Music, will recognize artists across 14 different categories, while music fans will be treated to an incredible night of performances from some of Ontario’s top country talent. Confirmed performers include: Autumn Hill, Cold Creek County, Jessica Mitchell, Leah Daniels, River Town Saints, Tianna Woods, Runaway Angel, Genevieve Fisher, Meghan Patrick and The Western Swing Authority. Returning host Jason McCoy will engage the audience solo and accompanied by his band mates The Road Hammers for a special live collaboration with Tim Hicks. Tickets for the […]
April 21, 2016

Performers Announced For The 2016 CMAO Awards

AWARDS SHOW PRECEDED BY TWO-DAY CMAO R2I SPRING TUNE UP CONFERENCE TORONTO, ON – On May 30th, country stars Jason Blaine, Tebey, Tim Hicks and The Road Hammers will transform the Flato Markham Theatre in Markham, Ontario into an epicenter for live country music. The 4th annual presentation of the CMAO Awards, presented by Slaight Music, will recognize artists across 14 different categories, while music fans will be treated to an incredible night of performances from some of Ontario’s top country talent. Confirmed performers include: Autumn Hill, Cold Creek County, Jessica Mitchell, Leah Daniels, River Town Saints, Tianna Woods, Runaway Angel, Genevieve Fisher and Meghan Patrick. Returning host Jason McCoy will engage the audience solo and accompanied by his band mates The Road Hammers for […]
April 11, 2016

CMAO 2016 Awards: Nominees Announced!

THE COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION OF ONTARIO ANNOUNCES THE 2016 CMAO AWARD NOMINEES TORONTO, ON – The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) is pleased to announce the nominees for the fourth annual CMAO Awards. Presented by Slaight Music, with support from the Ontario Media Development Corporation, the awards celebrate the talent and achievements of Ontario’s country music industry over the past year. The ever-engaging and entertaining Jason McCoy of The Road Hammers returns as host of the CMAO Awards Show, which takes place Monday, May 30, 2016, at the Flato Markham Theatre in Markham, Ontario. The Western Swing Authority also returns to the awards show as the house band. Leading this year’s award nominations are Jason Blaine and Tebey with six nominations apiece. Leah Daniels […]
March 22, 2016

CMAO 2016 R2I Spring Tune Up Conference

February 19, 2016

Back Roads Country Talent Search Announces Top 5 Finalists

February 19, 2016

Slaight Music Donates $150,000 to the CCMA

February 5, 2016

Jason McCoy Returns As Host Of The Country Music Association of Ontario Awards

JASON MCCOY RETURNS AS HOST OF THE COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION OF ONTARIO AWARDS TORONTO, ON – The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) is thrilled to announce Jason McCoy of The Road Hammers will return as host of the 2016 CMAO Awards (presented by Slaight Music) for the third year in a row. McCoy, an ever-engaging and entertaining host, is a popular fan and industry favourite and will bring his own brand of energy, quips and comedic timing to the night. “It’s an honour to be returning as host of the CMAO’s. This year has been the best yet for Ontario artists, and it’s great to see so much support from the industry and fans alike.” McCoy says. As a 25-year veteran of the entertainment […]