The Country Music Association Of Ontario Announces Performers And Final Nominees For Inaugural Awards

Country From the Hart by Bill Hart
March 19, 2013
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The Country Music Association Of Ontario Announces Performers And Final Nominees For Inaugural Awards

PERFORMERS:

We are thrilled to announce our star-studded line-up of performers for the CMAO Awards show on May 27th at the Markham Theatre. They are: Kira Isabella, Small Town Pistols, Jason Blaine, Michelle Wright, Blue Rodeo’s Greg Keelor with The Sadies’ Travis Good, The Heartbroken, Western Swing Authority, exciting newcomer Genevieve Fisher, Deric Ruttan and our host Charlie Major, who will also perform. This exciting show begins at 7.30pm.

Come celebrate with some of Ontario’s and Canada’s top country talent. Don’t delay – buy tickets today at www.ticketbreak.com or by phone at 1-866-943-8849.

NOMINEES:

The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) is proud to announce the finalnominees for its inaugural awards taking place on May 27th at the Markham Theatre, Markham, Ontario. Jason Blaine and Deric Ruttan lead the pack. Quinte’s Small Town Pistols follow with 5 nominations, Johnny Reid with 4 and Kira Isabella, The Stellas and Tebey tie at 3 apiece.

During a three-year time period, Ontario’s rich country talent has had a lot to talk about; which is why the CMAO decided on a longer eligibility period for the long-overdue inaugural awards, resulting in ten nominees per category instead of the customary five. The one-time eligibility expansion also opens the door to celebrating more of the province’s established artists and its rising stars. In addition, major market and secondary market country radio awards categories reflect Ontario country radio’s consistent support of provincial artists.

For a full list of CMAO nominees, go to www.cmaontario.ca