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2021 CCMA Awards Announces First Round of Performers

DALLAS SMITH, TENILLE ARTS AND TIM HICKS ANNOUNCED AS FIRST ROUND OF PERFORMERS FOR 2021 CCMA AWARDS IN LONDON, ON


MACKENZIE PORTER AND DUSTIN LYNCH CONFIRM FIRST CANADIAN PERFORMANCE OF CHART-CLIMBING DUET FOR NOVEMBER 29 AWARDS, LIVE FROM BUDWEISER GARDENS

            

 

TICKETS TO THE 2021 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD ARE AVAILABLE NOW

 

LONDON, ON (October 22, 2021) — With just over a month until the biggest night in country music, the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA) and media partner Corus Entertainment have announced the first round of performers for the 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD. Bringing live music back to London in a massive way, the 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD will see Budweiser Gardens come to life with performances by Dallas Smith, Tenille Arts, Tim Hicks, MacKenzie Porter and Dustin Lynch on November 29, 2021. 

Earning five 2021 CCMA Awards nominations, reigning CCMA Awards two-time Entertainer of the Year and multi-platinum, 11x chart-topping artist Dallas Smith is one of Canada’s most celebrated voices in country music. Joining Smith as a 2021 CCMA Award performer is Tenille Arts. 2021 ACM New Female Artist of the Year nominee and two-time 2021 CCMA Award nominee, Arts earned her first #1 in the U.S. earlier this year and 2021 marks the Weyburn-native’s first CCMA Awards performance.

With more than 87 million global streams, three PLATINUM selling singles, nine GOLD singles, one GOLD album, two #1 singles and eighteen Top 10 radio hits, 2021 Single of the Year nominee Tim Hicks will bring the country-meets rock’n’roll high energy that he is known for to the Budweiser Gardens stage.

Breakout crossover artist and CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2021 member, MacKenzie Porter is Canada’s #1 most played female voice in country music. The four-time 2021 CCMA Awards nominee and 2021 JUNO nominee will be joined by international superstar Dustin Lynch for the first Canadian broadcast performance of their single, “Thinking ‘Bout You,” currently climbing into the Top 10 at country radio in the U.S.. With seven #1s, four Top 5 albums, eight GOLD and PLATINUM certified singles and over 2.5 BILLION global streams, Lynch’s return to the CCMA Awards stage is highly anticipated.

Additional talent announcements for the upcoming 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD will be made every Friday through to November 19. Fans are encouraged to stay tuned via socials.

Tickets to the 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD are 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.

 

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 Dallas Smith and Tim Hicks:

Charlotte Thompson| charlotte@redumbrellapr.com | 416.464.8220

 

For MacKenzie Porter:

Richelle Umali| richelle@penelopepr.com| 647.383.8857

 

For Dustin Lynch:

Jensen Sussman | jensen@sweettalkpr.com

Julianne Cassidy | jcassidy@sweettalkpr.com

 

For the Canadian Country Music Association:

Tiffany Astle | tiffany@penelopepr.com | 416.554.7329

 

For TD Bank Group: 

Megan Sampson | Megan.Sampson@td.com | 289.795.7661

For Global TV: 

Nick Seliwoniuk | nick.seliwoniuk@corusent.com | 647.461.1178

 


 

 

 

2021 SiriusXM Top of the Country Finale Concert

THE REKLAWS TO HEADLINE SIRIUSXM’S TOP OF THE COUNTRY FINALE CONCERT 
LIVE PERFORMANCES BY THIS YEAR’S THREE
TOP OF THE COUNTRY FINALISTS TO SET THE STAGE

 

TORONTO, ON (October 14, 2021) —SiriusXM Canada, the country’s leading audio entertainment company, is excited to announce the headliner for this year’s Top of the Country Finale – 2021 CCMA Awards top nominees The Reklaws. The multi-PLATINUM selling sibling duo of Jenna and Stuart Walker will take the stage joined by this year’s three Finalists – Raquel Cole, Tyler Joe Miller, and Kelly Prescott. Following the performance, one champion will be crowned the SiriusXM Top of the Country grand prize winner and take home a $25,000 cash prize along with an invitation to a SOCAN songwriting camp.

The finale concert will take place live and in-person on Friday, November 26 at the London Music Hall in London, ON. Tickets are free and are available on a first-come-first served basis (RSVPs are required to attend), so country music fans are encouraged to RSVP early. Advance tickets are available online at eventbrite.com, starting today – Thursday, October 14 at 9 a.m. EST.

The SiriusXM Top of the Country Finale concert is the first live event featured as part of Country Music Week 2021, in the lead up to the 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD. Tickets to the biggest night in Canadian country music will be on sale as of 10 a.m. EST on Friday, October 15 at budweisergardens.com.

SiriusXM Top of the Country, in partnership with the Canadian Country Music Association®, is part of SiriusXM’s ongoing commitment to promoting and elevating the best in emerging Canadian music. SiriusXM continues to offer a leading platform for Canadian artists through its significant financial contributions and North American-wide reach of over 60 million listeners. To watch the Finalist videos, please visit: topcountry.siriusxm.ca

 

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ABOUT the 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; and exclusive talk and entertainment. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at 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 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 The Reklaws

The Reklaws are a one-of-a-kind duo made up of siblings Jenna and Stuart Walker, proud to bring the party to every stage they stand on. The Reklaws found breakout success with their debut single “Long Live the Night,” the most-streamed domestic song of all Canadian country artists and theme song for the CFL Thursday Night Football national broadcast in 2018/2019. 2021 has been a record-breaking year for the brother-sister duo. Their viral TikTok hit “What the Truck” recently earned GOLD-certification, making it the fastest-ever Canadian country song to go GOLD in the streaming era. This year also saw the pair garner a JUNO Award nomination and 6 2021 CCMA Awards nominations, making them the most nominated artists for the 2021 CCMA Awards.

The Reklaws hold 3 JUNO nominations, 3 CCMA Awards, 2 #1s at Canadian Radio, 6 GOLD and 2 PLATINUM singles and a GOLD-certified debut album (Freshman Year). With 210M+ Global Streams, 4 of the top 20 streamed singles by a Canadian country artist since 2019 (more than any other artist) and the most domestically streamed debut album in Canadian country history, it’s clear that The Reklaws are poised to be country’s next superstars.

 

Media Contacts

For SiriusXM:

Carolyn Gagnon, National Public Relations | cgagnon@national.ca | 416.459.3824

For CCMA: 

Tiffany Astle, penelope PR | Tiffany@penelopepr.com | 416.554.7329

For The Reklaws: 

Richelle Umali, penelope PR| richelle@penelopepr.com| 647.383.8857

 

 


 

 

 

2021 CCMA Awards Tickets On Sale Oct 15

LET’S GO TO LONDON! 
TICKETS FOR THE 2021 CCMA AWARDS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY

            

 

COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK 2021 BRINGS LIVE MUSIC BACK TO

LONDON FOR FOUR DAYS THIS NOVEMBER,

CULMINATING WITH THE CCMA AWARDS

PRESENTED BY TD ON NOVEMBER 29

 

LONDON, ON (October 13, 2021) — Country music fans unite! This November marks the return of the CCMA Awards, happening live in London, ON from Budweiser Gardens on November 29.  With Country Music Week 2021 just around the corner, the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA) and media partner Corus Entertainment are thrilled to announce the availability of public access tickets to the 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD.*

With TD card holders getting first access to tickets today and a small number of tickets available to VIP groups in London via pre-sale on October 14, public tickets will be available as of 10am local time on Friday, October 15 online at budweisergardens.com. Tickets will give Canadian country music fans access to the biggest night in country music. With 2021 nominees vying for wins in categories such as Entertainer of the YearFord F-150 Album of the Year and Single of the Year, the 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD are a night not to be missed

Fans will also be able to check out three-days of live music from Canada’s biggest country music stars, starting on Friday (November 26) at SiriusXM’s Top of the Country Finale concert. Performances will also take place at CCMA House, live from London Music Hall on November 27 and November 28. Both events will be free to attend* but subject to capacity restrictions. Additional details for all events to be shared in the coming weeks.

 

KEEP UP WITH THE 2021 CCMA AWARDS

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*all tickets subject to the defined CCMA COVID policy. To learn more visit ccma.org/covid19policy/.

 

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.

 

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Media Contacts:

For the Canadian Country Music Association:

Tiffany Astle | tiffany@penelopepr.com | 416.554.7329

For TD Bank Group: 

Megan Sampson | Megan.Sampson@td.com | 289.795.7661

For Global TV: 

Nick Seliwoniuk | nick.seliwoniuk@corusent.com | 647.461.1178

 


 

 

 

CCMA COVID-19 POLICY

CCMA COVID-19 POLICY

AS of October 4, 2021

 

The health and safety of our community, artists, staff, volunteers and attendees is our top priority as we head into London, ON this November for Country Music Week 2021. As such, the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) will be moving forward in alignment with the current provincial health guidelines and the Province’s Proof of Vaccination requirements: everyone who wishes to attend Country Music Week 2021 must provide proof of double-vaccination with the second vaccine dose received at least 14 days prior (by November 12) to the start of the event on November 26. This includes attendees, staff, volunteers and artists. Masks will be required at all indoor spaces. Vaccines approved by the government of Canada include J&J. More information regarding approved vaccines can be found HERE.

In addition each host hotel will have their own requirements for those wishing to book. Please be sure to review these carefully in advance of making a reservation.

We will be following the guidelines mandated in the Ontario Vaccine Passport program. This means that participants will need to have their vaccine status ready to present upon arrival as per the provincial program.

Any CCMA member or persons wanting to purchase tickets that are unable to provide proof of double vaccination as set out above will not be able to participate in Country Music Week 2021 events. Any tickets revoked due to lack of adequate vaccination proof will be ineligible for refund.

Event producers reserve the right to modify the foregoing requirements at any time. Delegates are responsible for informing themselves regarding, and complying at all times with, any updated version of the CCMA’s COVID-19 Protocol.

 

For additional Inquiries, contact:

Karina Davison, Manager, Awards + Balloting, Membership

kdavison@ccma.org


 

 

 

2021 Ultimate Fan Experience Rules and Regulations

CONTEST OVERVIEW

CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION® ULTIMATE FAN CONTEST OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

The Canadian Country Music Association’s (CCMA®) Ultimate Fan Experience gives one lucky fan (and a guest) the chance to enjoy the ultimate country music package. Due to COVID-19, the 2021 prize will include elements of the amended programming.

The 2021 winner will have the opportunity to present the 2021 CCMA Fans’ Choice Award on award show airing on November 29, 2021 (date and broadcast platform subject to change). The winner (and one guest) will also receive VIP access to 2021 Country Music Week events including SiriusXM Top of the Country Finalist Showcase and The 2021 Music Industry Gala Dinner & Awards.

The 2021 winner will receive free transportation, accommodations and event passes to Country Music Week in London, ON. No purchase necessary.

 

HOW TO ENTER

Before entering, the potential entrants must read and adhere to the CCMA COVID-19 Policy HERE.

The Sponsor of this contest is “the Canadian Country Music Association,” and herein represented as “the Sponsor.”
Starting Tuesday  September 28, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) eligible entrants may enter the “CCMA Ultimate Fan” Contest (the “Contest”) by entering online at ccma.org/ultimatefan. Eligible entrants must fully complete and submit the entire online Contest entry form, including full name, age, email address, province of residence, postal code and daytime phone number with area code. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. A fully completed online entry form will constitute one (1) entry into the Contest. A maximum of one (1) entry per email address. Proof of sending an entry is not proof of receipt by Sponsor.

Only one email address may be used by any person to enter the Contest. If it is discovered in the ordinary course of running the Contest that an entrant has attempted to enter more than one (1) time during the Contest Period, that entrant may, at the discretion of the Sponsor, be disqualified from the Contest. Should it be discovered that an entrant is using the aid of computer/software programs to auto-fill entries, that entrant will be immediately disqualified from the Contest. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify all such entrants from future contests conducted by each Sponsor without further notice.

 

CONTEST CLOSING DATE:

Entries must be received no later than 12:00 p.m., ET on Friday, October 15, 2021.

ELIGIBILITY

The Contest is open to all residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority in the province in which they reside excluding: residents of the province of Québec; employees of the Sponsor, their parent, related and affiliated companies, their subsidiaries, franchisees, advertising, promotional agencies and all those living in the same household as any of the Sponsor’s directors, officers, subsidiaries, agents, employees and the directors, officers, subsidiaries, agents, employees of their affiliated and related companies, subsidiaries, advertising, promotional agencies.

 

GRAND PRIZE

There will be One (1) Grand Prize Package awarded. The Grand Prize Package consists of:

  • The opportunity to present the 2021 CCMA Fans’ Choice Award on the broadcast award show with the CCMA co-presenter.
  • VIP access to 2021 CCMA Country Music Week events, including SiriusXM Top of the Country Finalist Showcase and the 2021 Music Industry Gala Dinner & Awards.
  • Round trip economy airfare for two (2) people from the international airport closest to the winner’s place of residence to the 2021 CCMA Awards in London, ON departing on Friday, November 26, 2021 and returning on Tuesday, November 30, 2021; Ground transportation for two (2) people to and from the nearest International Airport and to a downtown hotel in London, ON, as selected by the Sponsor; four (4) nights standard accommodation for two (2) people that are the age of majority in their province of residence, based on double occupancy; two (2) tickets to the Canadian Country Music Association Awards Show on Monday, November 29, 2021 being held at Budweiser Gardens in London, ON;
 A VIP pass for Country Music Week 2021 for the winner and companion to attend all official CCMA-sanctioned Country Music Week events; 
The estimated retail value of the Grand Prize Package is approximately seven thousand Canadian dollars($7,000 CDN).

A valid major credit card must be provided by either the declared winner or his or her guest for hotel check-in and incidentals. The Sponsor is not responsible for any additional hotel costs incurred by the winner other than four (4) nights standard accommodation.

 

CONDITIONS

The winner and selected guest MUST comply with the CCMA COVID-19 Policy in order to receive the Grand Prize Package. The policy can be found HERE. Anyone attending 2021 Country Music Week (guests, artists, staff, crew) must be double vaccinated by November 12, 2021 and adhere to the province of Ontario’s Vaccination Passport Policy.

The Grand Prize Package must be used on the dates specified by the Sponsor (which are subject to change).  Dates are subject to flight and hotel availability. Absolutely no changes to travel dates or passenger names are permitted once the booking has been made and the declared winner has submitted the name of his/her Grand Prize travelling companion and all related booking information to the CCMA.

The Grand Prize Package as described, is subject to availability, may not be exchanged for cash, is non-transferable, non- refundable, non-saleable, must be accepted “as awarded” and must be used on the dates specified by the Sponsor. At their sole discretion, the Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any portion of the Grand Prize Package with a prize of equal or greater retail value. The Grand Prize Package will be awarded only to the confirmed winner.

The Sponsor shall assume no liability whatsoever for any situation in which their inability to act results from an event or situation unforeseeable or beyond their control, including but not limited to force majeure, pandemic, a strike, lockout, or any other labour dispute at their location or the locations of the businesses whose services are used to hold this event.

 

NOTE: The declared winner and all traveling companions shall be responsible for all travel and medical insurance, ground transportation to and from the airport in their city of origin, gratuities, meals, beverages, applicable taxes (including Airport Improvement Taxes), transfers, incidentals and any and all other expenses not specified in the description of the Grand Prize Package. The departure flight shall be from the international airport located closest to the winner’s home. The declared winner and all traveling companions must travel together and depart from the same location. The declared winner and travelling companion are responsible for ensuring that all travel papers (passports, visas, etc.) are in good order, and are valid prior to, and for the entire duration of the trip. Winner and guest must be able to travel between Friday, November 26, 2021 and Tuesday, November 30, 2021 or forfeit the Grand Prize Package. The opportunity to meet country artists (during the CCMA Awards Show dress rehearsal and live show awards presentation) is subject to change and, in the event of scheduling conflicts, artists and/or activities may be cancelled and/or substituted at the election of the Sponsor.

 

 

THE DRAW

Friday, October 22, 2021, at approximately 1:00 p.m ET. Prize Winners will be selected based on the quality of their answers in the submissions. The social media clout of the entrant will also be taken into account when determining a Prize Winner. This evaluation will take place at 104-366 Adelaide Street East, Toronto, Ontario from among all eligible entries received during the entry period. The odds of winning a Prize will depend on the number of eligible entries received during the applicable entry period and application of the judging criteria mentioned in this paragraph. CCMA acting reasonably, will attempt to contact each potential Prize winner to notify potential winner that he or she may have won a Prize using the information provided at the time of entry within three (3) business days after the draw. Each potential Prize winner is solely responsible for monitoring his/her Account for such notification messages. In the event that a potential winner does not respond to the Experience Sponsor’s notification message as outlined in the notification within three (3) business days after the draw, he or she will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner may be selected pursuant to the application of the criteria and based on the next-ranking eligible entry at the Experience Sponsor’s sole discretion. Proof of identification must be provided upon request. In order to be declared a Prize winner, each potential winner must first correctly answer, unaided, a time limited mathematical skill testing question administered by CCMA.

Before being awarded a Prize, the potential winner and their travelling companion will be required to sign and return within the time stipulated by the Experience Sponsor, a full release and indemnity form stating that, among other things, he/she has read and understood these Rules, grants all consents required, agrees to be available and to participate in publicity and/or promotions related to the Experience and/or the Experience Sponsor and/or similar matters, authorizes the Experience Sponsor to broadcast, publish, disseminate and otherwise use his/her name, city/town/village and province/territory of residence, photograph, likeness, sobriquet and voice, in connection with any promotion and/or publicity, and/or for general news, entertainment and/or information purposes at no additional compensation to the potential winner, beyond the awarding of or participation in the Prize, accepts the Prize as offered and releases the Experience Sponsor from any and all liability of any kind arising out of the potential winner’s participation in this Experience and receipt and use of the Prize. In the event that that a potential winner does not comply with all the provisions as contemplated in these Rules, Experience Sponsor shall have the right to disqualify the potential winner, and draw an alternate potential winner, and the Experience Sponsor shall be fully and completely released and discharged from any liability or responsibility in this regard. The provisions and procedures referred to above relating to selection and notification of a potential winner shall be applied, with the necessary amendments, until all qualified winners have been duly selected, but in any event, no later than Monday, October 25, 2021.

 

GENERAL CONDITIONS

All Contest entries become the property of the Sponsor and no correspondence will be entered into except with selected entrant(s) and entrants who request a complete set of Contest Rules and Regulations. By entering the Contest, entrants consent to the use of their name, city of residence, image on videotape and/or photograph, likeness and voice in any publicity carried out by the Sponsor with respect to this Contest, without compensation. The winner to present on the broadcast 2021 CCMA Fans’ Choice Award will be required to sign an industry standard release for use and reproduction of their image and voice.

By participating in this Contest, entrants acknowledge compliance with, and agree to be bound by, these Contest Rules and Regulations, including eligibility requirements. In the event that an entrant is not eligible, cannot be contacted within two (2) business days of the first attempt or did not return the Declaration and Release form within the time period specified on the form, such entrant will be disqualified and the Sponsor has the right to draw another entrant for the Grand Prize Package from the remaining eligible entries, and the Sponsor shall be released and discharged from any liability or responsibility in this regard.

By participating in this Contest, entrants acknowledge compliance with, and agree to be bound by, these Contest Rules and Regulations, including eligibility requirements. Entrants release and hold harmless the Sponsor, their parent, related and affiliated companies, subsidiaries, members, dealers, advertising, franchisees, promotional agencies and each of their respective directors, successors, Sponsor, partners, licensees, officers, subsidiaries, agents, employees, advisors, assignees, and all others associated with the development and execution of the Contest, from and against any and all manner of action, causes of action, suits, debts, covenants, contracts, claims and demands, including legal fees and expenses, whatsoever, including but not limited to, claims based on negligence, breach of contract and fundamental breach and liability for physical injury, death, or property damage which the entrants or his/her administrators, heirs, successors or assigns might have or could have, by reason of or arising out of the entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or in connection with the acceptance and/or exercise by the entrant of the Grand Prize awarded.

Entrants release and hold harmless the Sponsor and their affiliated and related companies, subsidiaries, advertising, promotional agencies and directors, officers, subsidiaries, agents, employees and all others associated with the development and execution of the Contest, from and against any and all liability with respect to or in any way arising from the Contest and the awarding, use, or misuse of any prize awarded, including liability for personal injury or damage to property.

By entering this Contest electronically and voluntarily providing your personal information, entrants consent and agree to the Sponsor’s collection and use of the entrant’s information for the administration of this Contest only and agree to Sponsor’s use of entrant information for the purpose of contacting entrant in relation to this Contest only. Entrant’s information may be revoked at any time (without revoking entrant’s participation in the Contest or impairing entrant’s chances of winning) by submitting entrant’s email address to country@ccma.org with “unsubscribe in the subject line or by writing the Sponsor at the address above.

The Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry of registration or entry information which may affect a person’s ability to participate in the Contest, including but not limited to human error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed/corrupted data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof, any inability to access the site, or damage to a user’s system occasioned by participating in the Contest, and entries which fail to fully comply with these Contest Rules and Regulations.

 

 

No responsibility will be taken by the Sponsor for lost, delayed, mutilated or misdirected entries, or computer system failure (traditional ground mail or e-mail). No responsibility will be taken by the Sponsor for any failure of the website during the Contest or for any problems or technical malfunction of a telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail, on-line, or Internet entry to be received by the Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer or property related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the Contest.

The Sponsor reserves the right, in their sole discretion to cancel or suspend this Contest without notice including, but not limited to, should a virus, bug or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor corrupt the security or proper administration of the Contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way. In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an on-line entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the holder of the email account.

The Contest is subject to all applicable Federal, Provincial and Municipal laws.

All personal information collected by the Sponsor for purposes of the Contest will be terminated upon execution of the Contest.

The Sponsor reserves the right to terminate or withdraw this Contest any time prior to the Contest Closing Date, for any reason, without any prior notice. The Sponsor respects your right to privacy and will use your personal information only to conduct the Contest.

 


 

 

 

2021 CCMA Nominees Announcement

CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION 
ANNOUNCES 2021 CCMA AWARD NOMINEES 

            

THE REKLAWS LEAD ARTIST CATEGORY NOMINATIONS WITH 6

 

LINDSAY ELL, BRETT KISSEL AND DALLAS SMITH 
EACH CELEBRATE 5 ARTIST NOMINATIONS

 

FIND THE FULL LIST OF 2021 NOMINATIONS HERE

 

WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED ON NOVEMBER 29
AT 2021 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD FROM LONDON, ON

 

 

Toronto, ON (September 22, 2021) — Earlier today, the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA) and Corus Entertainment, the 2021 CCMA Awards media partner, announced the nominees for the 39th Canadian Country Music Awards presented by TD. The 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD will be broadcasted from London, ON in November, bringing together Canada’s country music industry for the first time in over two years.

Leading with six artist category nominations in 2021 are PLATINUM-selling brother-sister duo The Reklaws. Joining ET Canada host Cheryl Hickey to help with today’s announcements, the duo was surprised with their most CCMA Award nominations to date: Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice, Group or Duo of the Year, Single of the Year (x2), Interactive Artist or Group of the Year in addition to a spot on the list for the most coveted award of the year — Entertainer of the Year.

Lindsay Ell, the female artist receiving the most nominations across artist categories this year, earned five 2021 CCMA Award nominations (FORD F-150 Album of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Interactive Artist or Group of the Year, Songwriter(s) of the Year, PRS Guitars Video of the Year) while fellow Albertan Brett Kissel also took home five (Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice, Entertainer of the Year, FORD F-150 Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, PRS Guitars Video of the Year). Reigning Entertainer of the Year Dallas Smith also earned five nominations this year and will be vying for wins in the following categories Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice, Entertainer of the Year, FORD F-150 Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and Single of the Year.

The 2021 CCMA Awards announcements revealed three or more nominations for Dean Brody (Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice, Entertainer of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Single of the Year), High Valley (Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice, Group or Duo of the Year, Single of the Year), Tyler Joe Miller (Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice, FORD F-150 Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Rising Star), Jess Moskaluke (FORD F-150 Album of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Songwriter(s) of the Year, PRS Guitars Video of the Year), MacKenzie Porter (Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice, Entertainer of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, PRS Guitars Video of the Year) and Tenille Townes (Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice, FORD F-150 Album of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Songwriter(s) of the Year)

Chosen by Canadian country music fans, the Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice nominees were also announced today and included Tenille Arts, Dean Brody, Jade Eagleson, High Valley, Brett Kissel, Tyler Joe Miller, MacKenzie Porter, The Reklaws, Dallas Smith and Tenille Townes. Voting for Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice is now open. Fans can vote online by streaming Amazon Music’s Fans’ Choice playlist, or by asking, “Alexa, vote for [Nominee] for the Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice Award.” Visit ccma.org/fanschoice to learn more.

Multiple artists also earned 2021 nominations in industry categories, including Creative Director(s) of the Year, Country Music Program or Special of the Year, Country Personality(ies) of the Year and Record Producer(s) of the Year.

Find a complete list of 2021 CCMA Award nominees at ccma.org. 

 

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MNP, one of Canada’s leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firms, is returning for its third year as the Official Tabulation and Solutions Provider for the 2021 CCMA Awards presented by TD. MNP will work alongside the CCMA to tabulate and verify the 2021 Award Show ballots, ensuring the highest levels of integrity and privacy are maintained.

 

 

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.

 

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Media Contacts:

For the Canadian Country Music Association:

Tiffany Astle | tiffany@penelopepr.com | 416.554.7329

For TD Bank Group: 

Heather Reinsborough | Heather.Reinsborough@td.com | 647.405.2660

For Global TV: 

Nick Seliwoniuk | nick.seliwoniuk@corusent.com | 647.461.1178

 


 

 

 

2021 Gary Slaight Music Humanitarian Award

CANADIAN PACIFIC HOLIDAY TRAIN TO BE 
CELEBRATED AS 2021 RECIPIENT OF GARY SLAIGHT MUSIC HUMANITARIAN AWARD

AWARD TO BE PRESENTED AT COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK 2021 IN LONDON, ON

 

 

TORONTO, ON (September 15, 2021) — The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) Board of Directors proudly announced today that the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, an important community initiative established by Canadian Pacific, has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the Gary Slaight Music Humanitarian Award. Now in its 23rd year, the CP Holiday Train is North America’s largest rolling food bank fundraiser and will be celebrated for its incredible success during Country Music Week 2021 in London, ON.

“I’d like to thank the CCMA for naming the Humanitarian Award in my honour and want to congratulate the CP Holiday Train as its first recipient,” said Gary Slaight, President and CEO, Slaight Communication Inc.. “The CP Holiday Train champions two causes which I am very passionate about; helping those in our communities in times of need as well as supporting and promoting Canadian Artists and their music. I look forward to seeing their campaign come to life this year.”

Established in 1999, the CP Holiday Train is an important community initiative for the company and a program that its over 12,000-strong CP family showcases with pride. Initially conceived as a way for CP to give back to the communities where it operated across its network in North America, the CP Holiday Train program has now raised more than C$19.4 million and 4.9 million pounds of food.

“Our entire CP family is deeply honoured to receive the Gary Slaight Music Humanitarian Award. Since 1999, the CP Holiday Train program has helped raise funds and donations for food banks throughout North America,” said Keith Creel, CP President and CEO. “Every year, this beautifully illuminated train travels across Canada and the U.S., stopping in communities along our network and bringing people together in the spirit of celebration and giving. We love being a part of these communities, and we are proud to support local food banks along the way.”

With food insecurity on the rise in many North American communities, the CP Holiday Train program focuses greatly on raising the profile of local food banks and their ongoing need for support throughout the season. Making stops in more than 170 communities each year, the CP Holiday Train encourages local communities to graciously donate (food or money) in exchange for attendance to a free concert. Featuring some of the biggest names in music, the CP Holiday Train has seen performances by Terri Clark, Jim Cuddy, Dallas Smith, The Moffatts, Great Big Sea, Patricia Conroy, Sheryl Crow, Johnny Reid and Sarah McLachlan among many others. Bringing artists and fans together in one of the most unique concert settings, each CP Holiday Train stop allows communities to rally in the battle against hunger, all while celebrating the best talent in North America.

“We feel so privileged to be able to highlight the incredible work that Canadian Pacific does year-round to make this massive annual fundraiser possible,” explained Amy Jeninga, President, CCMA. “Understanding the increased need for food banks across North America, we couldn’t think of a more deserving initiative — one that helps communities feed themselves through generosity and brings people together over a shared love of music. Congratulations to everyone at CP for this very deserved accolade.”

With planning for the 2021 CP Holiday Train Program already underway, Canadians are encouraged to visit cpr.ca/holiday-train to keep up with 2021 stop announcements.

 

                   

 

ABOUT CANADIAN PACIFIC

Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts. CP provides North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of CP.

 

ABOUT SLAIGHT MUSIC

Slaight Music was started in 2011 with a mandate to support the Canadian music community through a variety of initiatives and to develop Canadian talent via strategic partnerships with industry peers. We work with artists from across the country and across the musical spectrum, helping to further careers and get great music heard. We’re also invested in the technology sphere, helping Canadian music entrepreneurs develop the next generation of digital platforms and services. And we support a variety of music-related events, causes and charities.

 

ABOUT 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.

 


 

 

 

2021 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees

CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION® ANNOUNCES 
2021 CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME™ INDUCTEES

 

VETERAN LABEL EXECUTIVE RANDY STARK
RECEIVES STAN KLEES BUILDER HONOUR

 

AWARD-WINNING PERFORMER PATRICIA CONROY
ANNOUNCED AS 2021 ARTIST INDUCTEE

 

 

September 9th, 2021 (Toronto, ON) — The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA) is proud to announce that Patricia Conroy and Randy Stark have been selected as the 2021 inductees into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame™.

“I was so thrilled to learn that Patricia and Randy are to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame this year,” said Amy Jeninga, President, CCMA. “They have both been trailblazers throughout their careers and I look forward to celebrating this career milestone as a part of Country Music Week this year.”

A 7-time CCMA Award winner, Patricia Conroy’s illustrious career began in Montreal as a member of her family band, The Shamrock Ceili Band. Influenced by her mother’s Maritime country background and her father’s Irish roots, Conroy’s distinct sound laid the foundation for her 6 studio albums, 7 JUNO Award nominations, 5 #1 CMT videos and 8 career #1 singles.

Throughout her musical career, songwriting has always been an integral part of Conroy’s success. From her debut album Blue Angel, written largely herself, it became apparent songwriting was in her blood. She went on to craft hits like “Direction of Love,” “Keep Me Rockin,” “Bad Day for Trains,” “I Don’t Wanna Be the One” and many more. Touring extensively throughout her career, Conroy has also spent a great deal of her life sharing her incredible talents with others. In the past decade alone, she has lent her award-winning songwriting skills to artists such as Jimmy Rankin (The Rankin Family), Michelle Wright,​​ Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood and Lady A, proving her position as one of Canada’s top female artists and songwriters.

“This is such a magical moment in my career,” expressed Conroy. “I’m full of emotion and beyond grateful for this incredible honour. So looking forward to celebrating with everyone in person this November!!”

With more than 5 decades of industry experience, Randy Stark has been credited with building some of Canada’s biggest country careers. Beginning his work at London Records in Calgary (1972), Stark went on to hold positions at a handful of labels, including A&M Records and GRT, before landing at Warner Music Canada in 1980. Here, Stark earned the title of VP, Marketing and Promotion where he was responsible for a country roster that included George Fox, Paul Brandt, Patricia Conroy, The Johner Brothers and alt-country icons Blue Rodeo. During his tenure at Warner Music Canada these acts alone accounted for over 2.5 million units sold, 13 JUNO Awards, 15 CCMA Awards, 33 Top 10 singles, 10 #1 singles, 11 BCCMA Awards and 17 SCMA Awards.

Acting as both CCMA Director (1997-2003) and CCMA President (2000-2002), Stark has always believed strongly in the potential of independent artists. Launching Stark Ravings Management in 2000, Stark provided career management for Canadian artists Jason Blaine, Diane Chase, Jake Mathews and Kylee Epp, working with longtime friend Ed Harris to manage the early careers of Aaron Pritchett and Lisa Hewitt. Over the course of its history, Stark Ravings Management earned more than 30 Top 10 singles for independent artists in addition to dozens of client nominations for various CCMA Awards.

Owning and operating his own radio charting service (Trax Report, 2007-2018), Stark also played a recognizable role in the radio careers of artists such as Deric Ruttan, Gord Bamford, Bobby Wills, Michelle Wright, Aaron Pritchett and Clayton Bellamy, among others. His dedication to providing Canadian artists with an international stage was evident in his roles as Australian Contemporary Country Music Coalition Director (2001-2003), CMA Nashville Director (2001-2003) and as a valued consultant for CMT Canada (2002-2003).

Joining the Country Music Association of Ontario Board of Directors in 2012, Stark has spent the duration of his career behind the scenes, building opportunities for artists at all levels of their careers.

“I’m honoured to be chosen as this year’s inductee into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, Builder category,” said Stark. “For me, it’s never been about personal recognition or accolades, I simply tried to do the best I could for my artists and clients. To be recognized by my peers and the Canadian Country Music industry is a very humbling experience and I shall accept this award with all of you in mind.”

Inductees of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame are chosen annually by a selected Hall of Fame Electors Committee, composed of over seventy (70) industry peers. The next three-stage voting process will take place March — May 2022. The inductee in the Builder category receives the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Stan Klees Builder Award, established in recognition of RPM Magazine co-founder, Mr. Stan Klees, and his pioneering efforts in the creation of the CCMA Awards Program.

The Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place during Country Music Week 2021 in London, ON from November 26 — 29, 2021.

 

                   

 

ABOUT 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.

 

 


 

 

 

CCMA Hall of Fame Moving to the National Music Centre

CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME

MOVES TO CALGARY’S NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE

 

CALGARY, AB (September 8, 2021) — The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) is pleased to announce that the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame (CCMHF) has relocated to Calgary, finding its permanent location at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre. Established in 1984 to honour Canadian Artists and Builders who have made long-term contributions to the growth and development of Canadian country music, the CCMHF will soon be open for public viewing.

“We continue to be so proud of the history behind our genre in Canada,” explained Amy Jeninga, President, CCMA. “Alberta has been an incredible partner for the CCMA, hosting the CCMA Awards 15 times since 1977, and we couldn’t think of a better home for our growing collection than the National Music Centre. We look forward to being able to visit soon.”

Consisting of more than 1270 artifacts, including instruments and memorabilia (textiles, awards, photographs) and representing over 150 different artists, the CCMHF celebrates two inductees annually — a performing artist and an industry builder. Inductees into the Hall of Fame are selected by their Canadian peers in the industry and celebrated during Country Music Week every fall.

“There isn’t a better home for the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame than Calgary, a city in the province of Alberta with a tremendous history, legacy and appreciation for country music, and strong ties to the country music industry,” said Andrew Mosker, President and CEO of NMC. “Since 2009, the National Music Centre has worked in collaboration with the Canadian Country Music Association to showcase items from the Hall of Fame at Studio Bell. NMC has proudly served as the collection’s caretaker for over a decade, and we’re thrilled to be entrusted to care for it permanently as its official home. Through onsite exhibitions, collections and programs, we look forward to celebrating the legacies of Canada’s country icons for many years to come.”

Including items from Anne Murray (personalized guitar), Ian Tyson (cowboy boots, saddles and rope) and Terri Clark (early guitar), among others, the CCMHF collection is currently on display as part of the Homegrown Country exhibition that runs until 2022 at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre. Country music fans are asked to stay tuned for more details regarding the unveiling of a new CCMHF at Studio Bell in the future.

To learn more about the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame and its extensive list of award-winning inductees, click HERE

 

 

 

ABOUT 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 National Music Centre | Centre National de Musique

The National Music Centre (NMC) has a mission to amplify the love, sharing, and understanding of music and is preserving and celebrating Canada’s music story inside its home at Studio Bell in Calgary’s East Village. A registered charity with programs that include exhibitions, artist development, performance, and education, NMC is inspiring a new generation of music lovers. For more information about NMC’s onsite activities, please visit studiobell.ca. To check out the NMC experience online, including video-on-demand performances, made-in-Canada stories, and highly entertaining educational content, visit amplify.nmc.ca.

 


 

 

 

2021 Songwriters’ Sessions

2021 CCMA Songwriters’ Sessions

Featuring Tenille Townes, Lindsay Ell, James Barker, Kelly Archer and more!

 

The 2021 CCMA Songwriters Sessions celebrates the crafting of original songs, the stories behind the lyrics, and indulging viewers with both new and familiar faces along the process. From Canada’s most iconic country songs to today’s biggest hits, from up-and-coming artists to the faces that you know and love, the CCMA Songwriters Sessions has something for everyone!

This series features CCMA Award winners Tenille Townes, Lindsay Ell, James Barker of James Barker Band and songwriter Kelly Archer.

Join us for a new episode over the next few Thursday afternoons, as each round will feature brand new content!  Don’t miss it by subscribing to our channel and signing up for notifications.

 

Upcoming Sessions will include The ReklawsDeric RuttanMeghan Patrick and more!