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LUCKY HORSESHOE WINNER (1 grand prize)

  • Two (2) premium tickets and red carpet access for winner & guest to attend the Canadian Country Music Awards on September 11, 2022
  • Two (2) nights hotel accommodation
  • Dinner for two (2) prior to the CCMA awards show
  • Two (2) tickets to the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame
  • $200 of Live Country merchandise and $500 spending money

*Offer ends Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 11:59 AM EST.  See www.ccma.org for full contest rules and regulations.

2022 SiriusXM’s Top of the Country Announces Eight Semi-Finalists

SiriusXM TOP OF THE COUNTRY COMPETITION
ANNOUNCES EIGHT SEMI-FINALISTS
VYING FOR COVETED TITLE

FROM COAST-TO-COAST, CANADA’S TOP EMERGING COUNTRY STARS
WILL COMPETE FOR  $25,000 GRAND PRIZE AND MORE


Toronto, ON (March 23, 2022) — Today, SiriusXM Canada announced the eight semi-finalists for its fourth annual Top of the Country competition, where emerging artists compete to be named Canada’s next big country music star. Shining a spotlight on Canadian talent is a priority for SiriusXM, and in partnership with the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA), this competition is the ultimate platform to do so. Opportunities to perform at some of the biggest country music events in Canada, a SOCAN songwriting camp, industry mentorships and $25,000, are up for grabs as they proceed to the next stage of the competition.

“We are always so impressed by the caliber of musicians who participate in the competition, and this year is no different. We are thrilled by the submissions we’ve received and for Canadians to learn more about these talented and vibrant artists in the Canadian country music community,” says Paul Cunningham, Senior Vice President, Marketing, SiriusXM Canada. “Our next step is to have these incredibly gifted semi-finalists record their own original tracks and in-studio videos, and then voting will be in the hands of country music fans across Canada!”

“At CCMA we are committed to educating, elevating and celebrating the next generation of country performers and our partnership with SiriusXM makes all of this possible,” says Amy Jeninga, President, CCMA. “We love seeing the new talent that applies for this competition each year and we know that these semi-finalists will shine on the national stage provided by SiriusXM. We’re so looking forward to following the journey of these artists as they work their way toward the Top of the Country finale in Calgary this fall!”

Representing 6 provinces across Canada, the 2022 SiriusXM Top of the Country semi-finalists are:

  • Devin Cooper – Innisfail, AB
  • Mallory Johnson – Conception Bay South, NL
  • Five Roses – Montreal, QC
  • Josh Ross – Burlington, ON
  • Danielle Ryan – Pitt Meadows, BC
  • Kyle McKearney – Calgary, AB
  • SACHA – Warkworth, ON
  • Shantaia – Spiritwood, SK

To learn more about the artists, please visit www.siriusxm.ca/topcountry. For high resolution images of the eight semi-finalists, please click HERE.

The next stage of the competition brings an exciting opportunity for the finalists to record their own original tracks and in-studio videos, which will be shared online for country music fans to vote for their favourites later this Spring. After the voting period is complete, three finalists will be selected to participate in industry mentorships and perform at various showcases, including Country Music Week 2022 in Calgary, Alberta this September, where the grand prize winner will be announced.

“The Top of the Country competition provided me with invaluable opportunities and experiences and opened the door towards taking my music career to the next level,” said Tyler Joe Miller, the reigning Top of the Country winner. “This next step of the competition is so exciting for these artists. My advice to this year’s semi-finalists would be to enjoy every moment, foster new relationships within the industry and thank your fans for being there every step of the way.”

SiriusXM Top of the Country in partnership with the CCMA is part of SiriusXM’s ongoing tradition of promoting and elevating the best emerging Canadian music. SiriusXM continues to offer a leading platform for Canadian artists through its significant financial contributions and North American-wide reach.
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About SiriusXM Canada
Sirius XM Canada Inc., operating as SiriusXM Canada, is the country’s leading audio entertainment company. SiriusXM creates and offers ad-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; podcasts; and exclusive talk and entertainment. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company, as well as on smartphones and all connected devices on the SXM App. For more information, visit siriusxm.ca.

Join SiriusXM Canada on Facebook at facebook.com/siriusxmcanada, on Twitter at @siriusxmcanada, on Instagram at @siriusxmcanada and on YouTube at youtube.com/siriusxmcanada.

SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and online at SiriusXM. In addition, SiriusXM Music for Business provides ad-free music to a variety of businesses. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation. SiriusXM Canada has been designated one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies 12 years in a row and is currently a Platinum Club Member.

About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)
Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week 2022 and the 2022 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund,” Radio Starmaker, Tourism Calgary and the Government of Alberta.

Job Posting March 2022 – Executive Assistant/Office Coordinator

Executive Assistant/Office Coordinator


ROLE OVERVIEW

As the Executive Assistant / Office Coordinator, you are at the heart of our team’s business operations and activities and the soul that keeps the team moving forward. Reporting to the President, this role is responsible for providing administrative level support to the President’s Office and supporting the executive team.

A vital member of the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) team, the successful candidate will ensure the efficient and smooth day-to-day operations of the CCMA Office.

This role requires a candidate who has strong organizational and diplomatic skills and the ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders to achieve a common goal. This role best suits an upbeat and flexible attitude and a desire to work in a small, fast-paced, not-for-profit office environment that demands a team player approach. Must be capable of occasionally working outside of regular business hours.

This entry-level full-time position is located in downtown Toronto.

RESPONSIBILITIES
This position’s responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage and organize the CCMA President’s schedule, including internal and external meetings
  • Ensures effective communication flow to and from the President’s Office
  • Book travel and accommodations for CCMA Staff and Board of Directors
  • Answering phone calls, redirecting calls and handling general inquiries with tact and diligence
  • Fulfill all administrative services and office management, including mass email distribution, letter mail processing, courier services, filing, printing, photocopying, managing and ordering supply inventory
  • Assists in grant preparation & reconciliation
  • Manage the Country Music Week schedule and any updates as directed by CCMA Staff
  • Responsible for the CCMA staff hotel block at Country Music Week
  • Provide bookkeeping support to the Head of Operation
  • Assist other staff members and perform other administrative duties as required
  • Other related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in event or music business management or a combination of education and experience that would be considered equivalent, preferably in a not-for-profit or association environment
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and manage multiple priorities under pressure and in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines/turnaround times
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills to coordinate a variety of event variables and communicate effectively and professionally with all levels of internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong knowledge and ability in using business support processes and tools; i.e. Microsoft Office skills (Word, Outlook, Excel) and database entry systems
  • Will be required to travel to event locations across Canada
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure in a busy and distracting environment
  • Patience, energy and a sense of humour

ABOUT THE CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION (CCMA)

Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards broadcast.

The CCMA office is located in downtown Toronto and prides itself on its inclusive, casual and friendly environment. We are pet friendly and have fabulous canine collogues!

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: [email protected]
Please note that only those accepted for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or visits please.

Posting closes Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are a critical component of business at the Canadian Country Music Association, and we are committed to making these values an integral part of our culture. The CCMA encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, men, non-binary identifying and persons with disabilities, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), people from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, Two-Spirit, Intersex, Asexual + (LGBTQ2SIA+) community, and other equity-seeking groups.

Job Posting March 2022 – Head of Marketing

Head of Marketing


We are searching for a creative, innovative and entrepreneurial person to join our team here at the CCMA. If you love the music industry and are a results driven data focused marketing individual we would love to meet you!

Reporting to President, you will be driving the associations marketing strategy, leading the team to executing all aspects of the marketing department’s day to day initiatives translating business objectives into actionable marketing strategies. The ideal candidate is an Influential individual, extremely ambitious, and a creative professional hungry to make change and develop forward industry leading ideas that push boundaries and resonate with our audiences. In addition to being organized, analytical, strategic and resourceful, you must possess strong business judgment and communication skills needed to interact with a variety of people and job functions.

This is a high-impact role where you will be a key player in the decision-making process of our brand evolution, marketing execution, consumer growth, and business development. This role is both strategic and tactical, we’re therefore looking for someone who can wear different hats and thrives in such an environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The position’s primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Build and maintain a strong and consistent brand through a wide range of online and offline marketing channels
  • Track and analyze the performance of campaigns, managing department budget and ensuring that all marketing material is in line with our brand identity
  • Collaborate with our sponsorship team and colleagues to translate partner KPIs into innovative effective concepts and ideas that align with our association objectives
  • Lead strategy and day to day operations of our consumer facing brand and e-commerce site ‘Live Country’
  • Prepare regular reporting of key performance metrics and communicate findings, figures, and insights
  • Prepare and monitor the marketing budget on a quarterly and annual basis and allocate funds wisely showing ROI of investment
  • Test learn tell with a variety of organic and paid acquisition channels like content creation, content curation, pay per click campaigns, event management, social media, lead generation campaigns, copywriting, performance analysis
  • Produce valuable and engaging content for our owned properties building a robust and engaged audience
  • Build strategic relationships and partner with key industry players, agencies, and vendors
  • Consistently working to develop and evolve processes within the department to best serve company and key stakeholders
  • Influence internal stakeholders at all levels of the organization to take action based on insights to capture business opportunities
  • Keep abreast of industry news, trends, and digital innovations, consistently sharing with stakeholders and applying where relevant

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 8+ years marketing strategy, content ideation experience, with proven experience building, executing, and scaling cross-functional marketing strategies
  • Creative thinker who takes initiative and is capable of building, launching, and managing projects and programs that drive results for our core business objectives
  • A sense of aesthetics and a love for great copy and witty communication
  • BSc/MSc degree in Marketing or related field
  • Absolute passion for the digital space with deep understanding of social platforms
  • Must have proficient knowledge of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tik Tok
  • Experience with paid reach campaigns and consumer journey funnels
  • Direct to Consumer eCommerce Experience (Shopify platform knowledge)
  • Understanding and application of data driven approach
  • Motivated and a self-starter
  • Exceptional communication, organizational & priority setting skills
  • Strong written and communication skills. Bilingual (French) is an asset
  • Ability to problem solve & react in time-sensitive situations
  • Highly efficient, solution oriented individual
  • Proficient working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.
  • Experience using social listening tools (Meltwater specifically is an asset)
  • Eye for detail, thoroughness, and accuracy
  • Team spirit, creativity, and enthusiasm
  • Passionate interest in music, entertainment, and pop culture and up to date with the latest news, trends and discussions

ABOUT THE CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION (CCMA)

Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards broadcast.

The CCMA office is located in downtown Toronto and prides itself on its inclusive, casual and friendly environment. We are pet friendly and have fabulous canine collogues!

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: [email protected]
Please note that only those accepted for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or visits please.

Posting closes Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are critical components of business at the Canadian Country Music Association, and we are committed to making these values an integral part of our culture. The CCMA encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, men, non-binary identifying and persons with disabilities, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), people from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, Two-Spirit, Intersex, Asexual + (LGBTQ2SIA+) community, and other equity-seeking groups.

Country Music Week 2022 Calgary September 8-11

RETURNING TO CALGARY FOR ITS 10TH YEAR,
COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK 2022 TO TAKE PLACE
SEPTEMBER 8-11

2022 CCMA AWARDS TO BE RECORDED LIVE
FROM CALGARY ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2022

 

March 2, 2022 (Calgary, AB) — Today the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA) has announced that September 8-11 will be the official dates for Country Music Week 2022. Culminating with the 2022 CCMA Awards on September 11, Country Music Week 2022 will see the CCMA returning to Calgary for the tenth time, making the market the most visited by the coveted national Awards show.

“The decision to return to Calgary was not a difficult one to make,” said CCMA President, Amy Jeninga. “Our local Host Committee is so incredibly supportive, the city’s ongoing promise to elevate and celebrate the arts aligns perfectly with our overall mandate as an organization and Alberta country music fans are some of the most dedicated fans we’ve seen. We cannot wait to get back to Calgary for what we know will be an incredible week of celebration!”

Recognized as an emerging music city, country music is in Calgary’s roots. “Hosting Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Awards is a great opportunity to showcase Calgary as a music city,” says Ben Graham, Chair of the local CCMA Host Committee.  “Our emerging music scene has been growing and thriving over the last 10 years with the building of new music venues, festivals and attractions. We’re home of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, the Music Mile, over 30 year-round music festivals and the greatest outdoor show on earth, The Calgary Stampede – which showcases country music’s best artists every year.”

With details to come surrounding Country Music Week 2022 programming, fans can be sure that Calgary will come to life over the course of four days this September. From Songwriters Series’ to artist meet and greets, Alberta’s country music fans definitely have something to look forward to.

“Tourism Calgary is proud to be bringing the CCMAs back to Calgary,” says Cindy Ady, CEO and President of Tourism Calgary. “This exciting event is expected to generate a potential $12 million impact into the local visitor economy which is critical as we continue supporting the recovery of Calgary and Alberta’s tourism industry. We cannot wait to be ultimate hosts of an outstanding Country Music Week and CCMA Awards this fall.”

Calgarians are encouraged to stay tuned for upcoming ticket on-sale information later this spring.

For more information regarding Country Music Week 2022 programming, stay tuned to the CCMA official Instagram account and Tourism Calgary.

 

 

About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)
Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week 2022 and the 2022 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund,” Radio Starmaker, Tourism Calgary and the Government of Alberta.

 

About Tourism Calgary
Tourism Calgary is the official destination marketing and development organization for Calgary’s tourism industry. For more than 60 years, the organization’s primary purpose has been to promote Calgary and area as the destination of choice. With a vision of making Calgary the ultimate host city, Tourism Calgary markets the city locally, nationally and internationally and advocates for its ongoing development as a destination. The organization hosts and attracts visitors and events and activates the city by fostering the growth of shareable, memorable experiences. Pre-pandemic, Calgary’s tourism industry contributed approximately $2.5 billion in visitor spending by over 7 million visitors annually. For more information about Tourism Calgary, please visit www.visitcalgary.com or follow @tourismcalgary on social channels.

 

 

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Media Contacts
For Calgary:
Tracy Larsson, Tourism Calgary
[email protected], 403-470-1086

For CCMA:
Tiffany Astle, penelopePR
[email protected], 416-554-7329

 

 

2021 CCMA Awards Winners Announced

DALLAS SMITH
COMES OUT ON TOP AT THE 2021 CCMA AWARDS
PRESENTED BY TD

             

 

TAKING HOME MOST COVETED AWARD OF THE NIGHT
FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR – ENTERTAINER OF THE
YEAR – SMITH ALSO COLLECTS WINS FOR MALE ARTIST
OF THE YEAR AND SINGLE OF THE YEAR

 

BRETT KISSEL SECURES THIRD STRAIGHT WIN THE
AMAZON MUSIC AND ALEXA FANS’ CHOICE CATEGORY

 

TENILLE TOWNES HOLDS ON TO
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR FOR THE THIRD
STRAIGHT YEAR AND EARNS FORD F-150
ALBUM OF THE YEAR FOR THE LEMONADE STAND

 

THE REKLAWS WIN GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
AND ROBYN OTTOLINI EARNS FIRST CCMA AWARD
WIN FOR RISING STAR

 

RELIVE THE ACTION ON GLOBAL TV
ON DECEMBER 3 AT 9PM ET

 

 

LONDON, ON (November 29, 2021) — Tonight Canada celebrated the best in country music as the 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD were livestreamed exclusively on the Global TV App and Prime Video and broadcast live on Corus-owned radio stations Country 105 (Calgary), CISN (Edmonton) and Country 104(London).  Fans who missed the live event can catch all of the action until 1 a.m. ET / 10 p.m. PT on the Global TV App and Prime Video and relive the excitement on Friday, December 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Global and available to stream on demand with STACKTV and the Global TV App.

With four artist-category awards handed out last night at the CCMA Music Industry Awards and 8 additional awards handed out this evening on-air, the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA) has proven that although live music was on hiatus, artists were far from quiet.

Canada’s biggest night in country music, the 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD delivered the first in-person Canadian awards show of 2021. Hosted by Canada’s Drag Race Season One winner Priyanka and 2021 CCMA Award winner Lindsay Ell, the evening was brought to life by outstanding performances, including virtual appearances by Walker Hayes, Thomas Rhett and 6-time CMA Award winner, Chris Stapleton.

Taking home the coveted Entertainer of the Year award for the third consecutive year is Vancouver’s Dallas Smith, who also celebrated wins in the Single of the Year and Male Artist of the Year categories. Tonight’s three wins were added to his second consecutive win in the Top Selling Canadian Album of the Year presented by Music Canada category given out at last night’s CCMA Music Industry Gala Awards.

Celebrating two artist category wins this year are Alberta’s Tenille Townes and Brett Kissel and The Reklaws. Townes held onto the title of Female Artist of the Year for the third consecutive year and saw her acclaimed album, “The Lemonade Stand” secure the title of FORD F150 Album of the Year.  Kissel secured the title of Amazon Music and Alexa’s Fans’ Choice for his third consecutive year, adding to his earlier win in the PRS Guitars Video of the Year category.

Tonight also saw The Reklaws secure a win in the Group or Duo of the Year category, also taking home a win at the CCMA Music Industry Awards last night for their collaboration track with Dean Brody which landed the title of Top Selling Canadian Single of the Year.  Proving that she is one of Canada’s fastest rising stars, Robyn Ottolini not only celebrated her first-ever CCMA Awards performance, she also took home a win for Rising Star.

OFFICIAL 2021 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD WINNERS:
Entertainer of the Year
Dallas Smith
FORD F150 Album of the Year
Tenille Townes — “The Lemonade Stand”
Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice 
Brett Kissel
Female Artist of the Year
Tenille Townes
Group or Duo of the Year
The Reklaws
Male Artist of the Year
Dallas Smith
Single of the Year
“Like A Man” — Dallas Smith
Rising Star
Robyn Ottolini

 

To view a full list of the 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD winners, visit ccma.org.

 

KEEP UP WITH THE 2021 CCMA AWARDS
About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)
Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week 2021 and the 2021 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, Radio Starmaker and the Government of Ontario.
For the Canadian Country Music Association:
Tiffany Astle | [email protected] | 416.554.7329

 

 


 

 

 

2021 CCMA MUSIC INDUSTRY GALA DINNER AND AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED

CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES TOP TALENT AT
CCMA MUSIC INDUSTRY GALA DINNER & AWARDS PRESENTED BY MUSIC CANADA

 


2021 CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
PATRICIA CONROY AND RANDY STARK HONOURED ALONGSIDE THIS YEAR’S
GARY SLAIGHT MUSIC HUMANITARIAN AWARD WINNER CP HOLIDAY TRAIN

   CALGARY ANNOUNCED AS 2022 CCMA AWARDS HOST CITY,
HOSTING THE AWARDS FOR THE TENTH TIME 

REMAINING 8 AWARDS TO BE HANDED OUT TOMORROW
AT THE 2021 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD

 

(November 28, 2021) – Tonight the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) celebrated wins in 29 categories at the CCMA Music Industry Gala Dinner & Awards presented by Music Canada. This evening’s Gala kicked off the first of two awards ceremonies being held this weekend in London.

The 2021 CCMA Music Industry Gala Dinner & Awards presented by Music Canada is the first time the Canadian country music industry gathered in-person to celebrate in more than two years. Recognized as the most formal event of Country Music Week, the evening celebrated the best in the industry — from industry executives and artist-driven companies to recognized songwriters and performers. Hosted by Don Amero, JoJo Mason and Jess Moskaluke, the evening included unforgettable performances by Jade Eagleson, Genevieve Fisher, Aaron Goodvin, Corb Lund ft. Katie Rox & Brandi Sidoryk (Nice Horse), Sacha and Tim & The Glory Boys.

Taking home her first-ever CCMA Awards was Big Loud Records’ Brianne Deslippe (Industry Person of the Year presented by MNP) while Stephano Barberis collected his twelfth win in the Video Director of the Year category. The evening award ceremony also saw Ben Bradley and Matthew Atkins tie for a win in the Drummer of the Year category and Brett Kissel: Live At The Drive-In walked away with the Live Innovation Award, a new award handed out this year to celebrate a live, virtual event or concert series that strove to continue to celebrate live Canadian country music during the global pandemic. The evening was made whole with Jennifer Campbell’s contributions to country radio being recognized as she was named Country Personality(ies) of the Year for 2021.

Adding to the evening’s excitement was the announcement of Calgary as the 2022 CCMA Awards Host City. Scheduled for next fall, Country Music Week 2022 will culminate with the CCMA Awards Show, to take place at the Scotiabank Saddledome next Fall.

“We are thrilled that the Canadian Country Music Awards and Country Music Week will be returning once again to Calgary in 2022,” said Jeff Hessel, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Tourism Calgary. “Building on the success of the 2019 event, we are excited to showcase Calgary’s diverse music scene and growing reputation as the ultimate host city.”

 

2021 CCMA MUSIC INDUSTRY GALA DINNER + AWARDS PRESENTED BY MUSIC CANADA WINNERS

Drummer of the Year
Matthew Atkins*
Ben Bradley*
*Tie

Fiddle Player of the Year
Tyler Vollrath

Specialty Instrument Player of the Year
Mitch Jay

Creative Director(s) of the Year
Bronwin Parks, Emma-Lee
Album: Everbound, Stage Banner (Artist: The Washboard Union)

 

Country Music Program or Special of the Year
Brett Kissel: Live At The Drive-In – BAK 2 BAK Entertainment Inc, Backroad Productions

Management Company of the Year
MDM Artist Management Services

Top Selling Canadian Album of the Year presented by Music Canada
Timeless – Dallas Smith

Top Selling Canadian Single of the Year
Can’t Help Myself – Dean Brody & The Reklaws

Recording Studio of the Year
MCC Recording Studio – Calgary, AB

Music Publishing Company of the Year presented by CMRRA
Warner Chappell Music Canada

Music Director of the Year (Medium or Small Market)
Paul Ferguson – CHCQ – FM Belleville, ON

Music Director of the Year (Large Market)
Amanda Kingsland – CKBY-FM – Ottawa, ON

Ron Sakamoto Talent Buyer or Promoter of the Year
Paul Biro – Sakamoto Agency

Interactive Artist or Group of the Year
Lindsay Ell

Booking Agency of the Year
Sakamoto Agency

Industry Person of the Year presented by MNP
Brianne Deslippe – Vice President, International – Big Loud Records

Country Personality(ies) of the Year
Jennifer Campbell – CIKZ – FM

Radio Station of the Year (Medium or Small Market)
CHCQ – FM – Bellville, ON
CKGY – FM – Red Deer, AB
*Tie

Radio Station of the Year (Large Market)
CFCW – Edmonton, AB

Alternative Country Album of the Year
Agricultural Tragic – Corb Lund

Record Company of the Year presented by MRC Data
Warner Music Canada

Songwriter(s) of the Year presented by SOCAN
Patricia Conroy, Ester Dean, Andrew DeRoberts, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Shane McAnally, Madeline Merlo, Tina Parol, Hillary Scott, Ryan Tedder, Dave Thomson — “Champagne Night”

Record Producer(s) of the Year
Danick Dupelle
(“Sometimes I Don’t, But Sometimes I Do,” Tyler Joe Miller)

Retailer of the Year
Apple Music

Video Director of the Year
Stephano Barberis

PRS Guitars Video of the Year
Make A Life, Not A Living – Brett Kissel

Live Innovation Award
Brett Kissel: Live At The Drive-In

Gary Slaight Music Humanitarian Award
CP Holiday Train

CCMA Hall of Fame Inductions
Patricia Conroy (Artist Inductee)
Randy Stark (Stan Klees Builder)

 

The 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD, hosted by Lindsay Ell and Priyanka will livestream exclusively on the Global TV App and Prime Video on Monday, November 29 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT and will be available to watch until 1 a.m. ET / 10 p.m. PT following the live presentation. The Award Show will also be available across Corus-owned radio stations Country 105 (Calgary), CISN (Edmonton) and Country 104 (London) on Monday, November 29 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, with an encore presentation of the show airing Friday, December 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Global and available to stream on demand with STACKTV and the Global TV App.

Tickets to the 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD continue to be available for purchase at budweisergardens.com. For each ticket sold, $1 will go directly to the CCMA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Canadian Country Music Association. Funds raised will be leveraged in support of The Unison Fund and MusiCounts.

 

KEEP UP WITH THE 2021 CCMA AWARDS

TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE | WEB

 

 

ABOUT the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)

Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2021 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, Radio Starmaker and the Government of Ontario.

 

 

 

For the Canadian Country Music Association:

Tiffany Astle | [email protected] | 416.554.7329

 

 


 

 

 

2021 CCMA Awards Announces Special Guests and Presenters

2021 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD
SPECIAL GUESTS AND PRESENTERS
ANNOUNCED AS OFFICIAL COUNTDOWN
TO COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK BEGINS

             

 

WALKER HAYES AND THOMAS RHETT TO PERFORM
DIRECT FROM NASHVILLE WHILE CHRIS STAPLETON
JOINS BROADCAST FROM AMERICA’S HEARTLAND

GRAB TICKETS TO COUNTRY’S BIGGEST NIGHT
BEFORE THEY’RE GONE!

 

LONDON, ON (November 15, 2021) — (November 19, 2021) — In just over 10 days Canada’s biggest country stars will land in London, ON for the 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD. Today the Canadian Country Music Association® and media partner Corus made this countdown even more exciting with the announcement of presenters and special guests for this year’s night of celebrations.

Bringing live music back to London UNESCO City of Music in a BIG way, the 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD will livestream exclusively on the Global TV App and Prime Video on Monday, November 29 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT and will be available to watch until 1 a.m. ET / 10 p.m. PT following the live presentation. The Award Show will also be available across Corus-owned radio stations Country 105 (Calgary), CISN (Edmonton) and Country 104 (London) on Monday, November 29 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, with an encore presentation of the show airing Friday, December 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Global and available to stream on demand with STACKTV and the Global TV App.

Rounding out the performances for the 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD are internationally acclaimed entertainers Walker Hayes, Thomas Rhett and last week’s 6-time CMA winner Chris Stapleton. Sure to bring down the house with their performances, these talented voices join previously announced performers Don AmeroTenille ArtsLindsay EllTim HicksHigh ValleyDustin LynchJoJo MasonTyler Joe MillerJess MoskalukeRobyn Ottolini,  MacKenzie PorterThe ReklawsSachaDallas Smith and Tenille Townes.

Stepping onto the stage as presenters this year will be Bryce MontgomeryLuke Evangelista and Brett Brochu (London Knights), The Washboard UnionTim & The Glory BoysET Canada’s Cheryl HickeyAaron GoodvinSteven Lee OlsenTy Hunter (Hunter Brothers), Corb LundShawn Austin and Andrew Hyatt. These amazing artists will share presenting duties with 2021 Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame™ inductees Patricia Conroy and Randy Stark.

Already announced as performers, 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD nominees Tenille Arts, Tim Hicks, Dustin Lynch, Jess Moskaluke, Dallas Smith and Tenille Townes will pull double duty on November 29 as they will also present some of the night’s biggest awards.

Co-hosted by Priyanka and Lindsay Ell, the 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD will see winners crowned in eight categories: Entertainer of the YearRising StarMale Artist of the YearFemale Artist of the YearGroup or Duo of the YearSingle of the YearAmazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice and Ford F150 Album of the Year.

Tickets to the 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD continue to be available for purchase at budweisergardens.com. For each ticket sold, $1 will go directly to the CCMA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Canadian Country Music Association. Funds raised will be leveraged in support of The Unison Fund and MusiCounts.

 

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ABOUT the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)

Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2021 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, Radio Starmaker and the Government of Ontario.

 

ABOUT Corus Entertainment Inc.

Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world.  Engaging audiences since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 33 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital and streaming assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is an internationally-renowned content creator and distributor through Nelvana, a world class animation studio expert in all formats and Corus Studios, a globally recognized producer of hit scripted and unscripted content. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada, leading 2D animation software supplier Toon Boom and children’s book publishing house, Kids Can Press. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX, along with broadly distributed Canadian streaming platforms STACKTV, Nick+, the Global TV App and Curiouscast. For more information visit www.corusent.com.

 

ABOUT TD Music

From national stages that bring thousands of music fans together, to classrooms and resources that give the next generation a platform for education, expression, collaboration and inclusion, TD strives to create opportunities for people to come together to experience the power of music.
With an interest in creating opportunities for people to come together and emerging artists to thrive, since 2003 TD has invested in music to help build more connected communities and open doors for an inclusive tomorrow, including proudly sponsoring music festivals and community music programs from coast-to-coast. For more information visit

 

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Media Contacts:

 

For Walker Hayes:

Samantha Chong | [email protected] | 647.896.1517

 

For Thomas Rhett

Charlotte Thompson | [email protected] | 416.464.8220
Shelby Burnell | [email protected] | 416.317.8023

 

For Chris Stapleton

Stephanie Horak | [email protected] | 416-702-3346

 

For the Canadian Country Music Association:

Tiffany Astle | [email protected] | 416.554.7329

 

For TD Bank Group: 

Megan Sampson | [email protected] | 289.795.7661

 

For Global TV: 

Nick Seliwoniuk | [email protected] | 647.461.1178

 


 

 

 

2021 CCMA HOUSE ANNOUNCEMENT

GET ON THE GUEST LIST:
COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK 2021 GETS EVEN LOUDER WITH THE
ANNOUNCEMENT OF CCMA HOUSE PROGRAMMING


FREE TO ALL, CCMA HOUSE TO BRING AN EPIC HOMECOMING PARTY
TO DOWNTOWN LONDON, ON FROM NOVEMBER 26-29

WITH THE BIGGEST NAMES IN COUNTRY MUSIC MAKING
APPEARANCES, FANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SECURE THEIR SPOT
FOR THE WEEKEND’S BIGGEST BASH

FULL DETAILS OF CCMA HOUSE PROGRAMMING
AVAILABLE NOW AT CCMA.ORG

 

 

 

London, ON (November 15, 2021) — With the biggest party in Canadian country music landing in London, ON in just under two weeks, the Canadian Country Music Association has just upped the ante with the announcement of CCMA House. Taking over the iconic London Music Hall for three full days this November (11/26 – 11/28), CCMA House promises appearances by more than 24 artists in three days and marks the ultimate homecoming party for country music fans across Ontario.

Now in its third year, SiriusXM’s Top of the Country competition sees the best new country talent in Canada compete for the title of country music’s next big star and a $25K cash prize. Kicking off the fun at CCMA House on Friday, November 26, this year’s SiriusXM Top of the Country Finale Concert will see Raquel Cole, Tyler Joe Miller and Kelly Prescott compete for the 2021 title. The evening will culminate with a performance by 6-time 2021 CCMA Award nominees, The Reklaws.

GET TICKETS FOR FRIDAY NOW

 

Saturday (11/27) will see CCMA House come to life with one of the most exciting events of Country Music Week 2021 — CCMA FanFest. Presented by Pure Country, CCMA FanFest will give fans intimate access to some of this year’s CCMA Amazon Music & Amazon Alexa Fans’ Choice nominees —  Tenille Arts, Jade Eagleson, Brad Rempel (High Valley), Tyler Joe Miller, MacKenzie Porter, The Reklaws and Dallas Smith — and watch as Pure Country’s Shannon Ella interviews nominees live onstage.

Revving up the party, FORD will help get fans warmed up for the biggest House Party of the weekend on Saturday with pop-up performances by Nate Haller and Sacha. Rolling into Dundas Place at 4pm on Saturday, FORD F-150 beds will provide the perfect stage to kick off the biggest party with some of Canada’s favourite country talent, the CCMA House House Party.

Turning up the volume at 6pm ET, the CCMA House House Party promises appearances by Shawn Austin, Tim Hicks, High Valley, Andrew Hyatt, JoJo Mason, Tyler Joe Miller, Jess Moskaluke, Steven Lee Olsen, MacKenzie Porter, Tim & The Glory Boys along with special guest Dallas Smith and is sure to have everyone up and dancing late into the night.

   

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Wrapping up the weekend is CCMA House Unplugged. Brought to life by TD, CCMA House Unplugged provides fans the unique opportunity to listen to acoustic performances by the songwriters behind Canada’s biggest country hits. Join James Barker, Jade Eagleson, Madison Kozak, Griffen Palmer and The Reklaws from 12:00pm — 1:40pm and Tenille Arts, Aaron Goodvin, Robyn Ottolini, Brad Rempel of High Valley and Tenille Townes (2:00pm — 3:40pm) for an afternoon of songs in the round.

 

GET YOUR TICKETS FOR SUNDAY NOW

 

Keeping attendees fuelled throughout Country Music Week will be TRACE, the world’s first black bottled water. As the exclusive water partner of the 2021 CCMA Awards and Country Music Week 2021, TRACE will be available at all main points of sale and help fans to stay hydrated as they celebrate the return of live music to London.  For a full schedule of CCMA House activities visit ccma.org.

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