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SiriusXM Top of the Country competition narrows field to top three with Finalist announcement

SiriusXM Top of the Country competition narrows field to top three with Finalist announcement

Competition set to heat up as three Finalists vie for coveted title and cash prizes

 

Toronto – April 15, 2024 – On the heels of a competitive public vote and industry panel judging, SiriusXM Canada and the Canadian Country Music Association ® (CCMA) are thrilled to announce the Finalists for the sixth annual SiriusXM Top of the Country competition. This marks an exciting moment for the artists, propelling them towards coveted mentorship opportunities, live performances, and the chance to claim the title of SiriusXM Top of the Country Champion. The winner, announced during Country Music Week 2024 in September, will also win a grand prize of $25,000, with both runners-up receiving $10,000 each. The competition will only intensify from here as the three talented Canadian musicians fight for their chance to win.

The 2024 SiriusXM Top of the Country finalists are:

  • Robert Adam – Bonnyville, Alberta
  • Zach McPhee – Vernon, British Columbia
  • Trudy – Montreal, Quebec

The journey for the Finalists continues as they prepare to make their mark in Nashville at CMA Fest, where they will gain once-in-a-lifetime mentorship and networking opportunities ahead of the Finale. From there, they will go on to perform at one of Canada’s top country music festivals, Lasso Montréal, in mid-August. The opportunities ahead not only give the Finalists a chance to showcase their talent on a large stage, but also open doors to invaluable experiences and connections within the industry.

“SiriusXM is thrilled to continue providing a platform for the wealth of talent within the Canadian country music scene,” says Michelle Mearns, Vice President of Programming and Operations at SiriusXM Canada. “This year’s Finalists demonstrate the diversity of talent within Canada and have such incredible commitment to their craft. We’re more excited than ever to see how the opportunities during the final leg of the competition support their growth and future!”

The competition peaks at the exciting live Finale kicking off during Country Music Week 2024 in September, broadcast live on SiriusXM’s Top of the Country Radio (Ch. 171), which plays the best new and established Canadian country artists (available to subscribers across North America in their car and on the SiriusXM app). The Finale will feature captivating live performances from the finalists alongside a soon-to-be-announced headliner. In addition to a panel of industry judges who will participate in a live vote to decide the winner of the competition, fans in the audience and at home can make their voices heard by texting to vote for their favourites, solidifying the winner’s place in Canadian country music history.

“With each passing year, the SiriusXM Top of the Country Competition unveils a new array of exceptional talent helping to shape the trajectory of Canada’s country music landscape,” says Amy Jeninga, President, CCMA. “Wishing the best of luck to all three Finalists; we look forward to watching you continue to grow and evolve during the final stage of the competition!”

SiriusXM’s 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 talent. Through its significant financial contributions and North American-wide reach, SiriusXM offers a leading platform for Canadian artists.

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 SiriusXM 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 14 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 dedicated 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 2024 and the 2024 CCMA Awards presented by TD include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”.

For further information:

SiriusXM Canada contact: Aoife Gray, Zeno Group, [email protected], 647-218-3906

CCMA contact: Shelby Burnell, Red Umbrella PR, [email protected], 416-317-8023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Global Superstar Thomas Rhett To Host The 2024 CCMA Awards Presented By TD Along With Award-Winning Country Star & Alberta Native MacKenzie Porter

GLOBAL SUPERSTAR THOMAS RHETT TO HOST THE 2024 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD ALONG WITH AWARD-WINNING COUNTRY STAR & ALBERTA NATIVE MACKENZIE PORTER

 

CTV IS THE EXCLUSIVE HOME TO THE 2024 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD, LIVE FROM ROGERS PLACE IN EDMONTON, AB ON SEPTEMBER 14

 

Secure Your Tickets To The 2024 CCMA Awards Presented By TD Now

 

TORONTO, ON (April 9, 2024) – Today, the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) is thrilled to welcome country superstar Thomas Rhett as host of the 2024 CCMA Awards presented by TD. Thomas Rhett, an 8x ACM and 2x CMA Award winner with 16 No.1 hits at Canadian country radio, is joined by 2x CCMA Award winner and global chart-topping Canadian country star and actor MacKenzie Porter, to lead an unforgettable evening celebrating Canada’s biggest night in country music.

 

Returning to Edmonton for the first time in ten years, and marking their eighth time in the city, the 2024 CCMA Awards presented by TD will broadcast live from Rogers Place in the heart of downtown. CTV is the exclusive home to catch Canada’s biggest night in country music on Saturday September 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app. Visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times.

 

We’re so excited to have Thomas Rhett, and MacKenzie Porter come together to host Canada’s biggest night in country music,” said Amy Jeninga, President, CCMA. “The indelible marks these two individuals have made on the country music landscape, not just in Canada but globally, showcase the universal appeal and talent within our community. Their collective presence on stage at Rogers Place will undoubtedly create a captivating experience for fans in Edmonton and those watching across the country, and we can’t wait to see the magic they bring.

 

Country Music Week 2024 kicks off in Edmonton on Wednesday, September 11, offering fans the unique opportunity to celebrate the magic of country music and the genre’s brightest homegrown stars, all culminating with the 2024 CCMA Awards presented by TD on September 14. Country Music Week 2024 is possible with the support of the Government of Alberta, the City of Edmonton, Explore Edmonton, and the 2024 Host Committee. With CTV as the exclusive broadcast partner for the 42nd annual CCMA Awards presented by TD, Bell Media will deliver extensive multi-platform coverage and content across broadcast, radio, digital, and social media properties, including iHeartRadio Canada’s PURE COUNTRY.

 

For promotional graphics, suggested social copy, and more reference our Digital Toolkit: HERE.

 

Sign up HERE to be the first to know everything about the 2024 CCMA Awards and Country Music Week, including opportunities to collaborate, partner, volunteer, and more.

 

For the latest CCMA news, follow along at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube or visit www.ccma.org.

 

About the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®)

Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated 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 presented by TD. Sponsors of Country Music Week 2024 and the 2024 CCMA Awards presented by TD include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”.

 

About TD Bank Group

The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group (“TD” or the “Bank”). TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by assets and serves over 27.5 million customers in four key businesses operating in a number of locations in financial centres around the globe: Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking, including TD Canada Trust and TD Auto Finance Canada; U.S. Retail, including TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, TD Auto Finance U.S., TD Wealth (U.S.), and an investment in The Charles Schwab Corporation; Wealth Management and Insurance, including TD Wealth (Canada), TD Direct Investing, and TD Insurance; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities and TD Cowen. TD also ranks among the world’s leading online financial services firms, with more than 17 million active online and mobile customers. TD had $1.91 trillion in assets on January 31, 2024. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol “TD” on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.

 

About CTV

CTV is Canada’s #1 television brand. CTV provides unparalleled entertainment programming across two broadcast television networks; a powerful suite of specialty channels including CTV Comedy Channel, CTV Drama Channel, CTV Life Channel, and CTV Sci-Fi Channel; and digital channels CTV Throwback and CTV Movies, streaming on demand from CTV.ca and the CTV app. CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 22 years in a row and features a wide range of sports and information programming, including CTV News, Canada’s highest-rated national and local newscasts. CTV’s parent company is Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and out-of-home advertising.

 

About the City of Edmonton

We’re young, ambitious, and building something extraordinary. Located on Treaty 6 Territory and with a population of just over one million, Edmonton is one of Canada’s youngest and fastest growing cities. As Alberta’s capital city, we proudly value our vibrant medley of cultures, languages, and religious backgrounds. Edmonton is a gathering place for the arts, and a thriving hub of live entertainment, visual art, and music. Our hundreds of festivals and events both big and small celebrate the incredible talent and passion for arts and music. We support and encourage the new and fresh, while also cherishing what our past has given us.   We’re building a resilient and diverse economy, attracting the best and the brightest and striving to be a world leader in environmental sustainability. We value quality of life, community safety and a welcoming spirit that embraces new people and new ideas.

 

About Explore Edmonton

Explore Edmonton Corporation (EEC) is the Destination Management and Marketing Organization (DMMO) for Edmonton. EEC tells our city’s story, elevates the Edmonton experience, and generates inbound visitation. EEC manages the Edmonton Convention Centre and the Edmonton EXPO Centre. While EEC’s mandate is focused on attracting visitors from beyond our city’s limits, what we do and how we do it also enhances and amplifies the quality of life for Edmontonians.

 

About Thomas Rhett

Ten years after signing his record deal with Big Machine Label Group’s The Valory Music Co., arena-packing superstar Thomas Rhett has 22 No. One singles in the US and 16 No. Ones in Canada, 15 BILLION streams and the longest current active streak of consecutive No. One’s in the format (Mediabase/Country Aircheck Chart). His most recent sixth studio album, WHERE WE STARTED “practically demands an open field, tens-of-thousands-strong throng of fans in front of it” (Esquire). Declared “a prince in the genre” (USA Today), he has been honored with eight ACM Awards including Entertainer of the Year, two CMA Awards, five GRAMMY® Awards nominations, plus trophies from the CMT Music Awards, Billboard Awards and iHeartRadio Awards, in addition to being recognized with five CMA Triple Play awards for penning three No. One songs within a 12-month period. He has also launched a tequila brand, Dos Primos, now offering Blanco, Reposado and Añejo variants. For more information, visit www.ThomasRhett.com.

 

About MacKenzie Porter

Rising to international acclaim with a distinct country-pop shimmer, Canada-born and Nashville-based MacKenzie Porter’s sound knows no borders. Making an introductory statement with her critically acclaimed, chart-dominating, six-week U.S. No. 1 Dustin Lynch duet “Thinking ‘Bout You,” Porter returns with her full-length Big Loud Records debut, Nobody’s Born With A Broken Heart, set to release April 26. Making her mark with standout hits like “Pickup,” which earned her a 2023 CMT Music Awards nomination for Breakthrough Female Video of the Year, and best-known head-bobber “These Days,” her “mesmerizing vocals and hook-driven songs” (Billboard) continue to spark headline-worthy moments and accolades. The 2022 MusicRow Discovery Artist of the Year and American Music Awards-nominated star has additionally earned 22 CCMA nominations, including a nod for Entertainer of the Year, and has performed on Good Morning America and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. The triple threat also brings her star power to the screen, starring in Netflix’s cult-followed sci-fi television series Travelers and as a series regular in AMC’s Hell On Wheels. Porter is the first female this century to have six No. 1 songs at Canadian country radio, touring the globe opening for the likes of Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Walker Hayes, Jordan Davis, Brad Paisley, Dallas Smith, and Rascal Flatts. She just wrapped her own debut Canadian headline tour and will open for Keith Urban later this year.

 

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Media Contacts:

For the Canadian Country Music Association

Charlotte Thompson | [email protected]

For TD Bank Group

Dominique Bomberry | [email protected]

For CTV

Natalie Cole | [email protected]

For Explore Edmonton

Quinn Phillips | [email protected]

For Thomas Rhett

Canada | [email protected]

U.S. | [email protected]

For MacKenzie Porter

Canada | [email protected]

U.S. | [email protected],

U.S. | [email protected]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Country Music Week 2023 Delivers $11.2 Million In Economic Impact For Hamilton

COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK 2023 DELIVERS $11.2 MILLION IN ECONOMIC IMPACT FOR HAMILTON

 

TORONTO, ON (March 18, 2024) – The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) announced today that Country Music Week 2023, which was proudly hosted in the City of Hamilton for the seventh time in 2023 and delivered $11.2 million in economic activity to the Province of Ontario and City of Hamilton, an increase of $2 million from the $9.2 million previously recorded in 2018.

An economic impact assessment of the event, administered by Tourism Hamilton who adopted the Destination International Event Impact Calculator – the preferred methodology of the tourism industry to measure economic impact, revealed that over 17,000 music fans and industry professionals took in one or more of the Country Music Week marquee events between September 14-16, 2023. More than an estimated 80% of attendees were from out-of-region and travelled to Hamilton for Canada’s largest annual celebration and hybrid of industry conference and music festival dedicated to the genre of country music.

Over 8,500 attendees filled FirstOntario Centre for the culmination of Country Music Week, and the 2023 CCMA Awards presented by TD. The year saw a celebrated lineup of Country Music Week events programmed over three full days (vs 4 days previously) – offering something for everyone including fan favourite events; Songwriters’ Unplugged, SiriusXM Top of the Country finale, Legends Show, CCMA House, the CCMA Red Carpet show and more.

Adding significant economic value to our host city and province and elevating cultural importance in the Canadian arts landscape is a testament to Canadians from coast to coast to coast who join us in embracing country music and the genre over the last 41 years,” said Amy Jeninga, President of the CCMA. “There is a local sense of pride that is important to recognize, and we look forward to building on our mandate of educating, elevating and celebrating Canadian country music for years to come.”

Summary of key findings:

*Economic Impact of $11.2 million

*Attended by over 17,000 industry members and fans

*8,500 tickets sold

*$1.2 million in tax revenues

We were thrilled to host the 2023 Canadian Country Music Awards and Country Music Week for the 7th time. Not only did we celebrate Canada’s significant Country Music scene right here in Hamilton, but folks from across the country had a fantastic time in our city,” said Mayor Andrea Horwath. “This exciting week also provided significant contributions to Hamilton’s economy including employment for local music industry professionals, venue rentals, and sold-out downtown hotel accommodations. Hamiltonians are proud of our rich history of live music experiences, and we were honoured to host Canada’s top country artists.”

Congratulations to the Canadian Country Music Association on the success of Country Music Week 2023 and the 2023 Canadian Country Music Awards. I am proud that Hamilton played host for the seventh time to over 17,000 country music fans and industry professionals from across the country, reinforcing the city’s – and Ontario’s – reputation as a major destination for large-scale events that generate a significant tourism economic impact. Hamilton’s country roots run deep – and they continue to grow,” states Minister Lumsden.

The economic impact assessment of Country Music Week 2023, can be found in full HERE.

The CCMA eagerly anticipates the host selection process and welcomes the opportunity to engage with and collaborate alongside prospective host cities throughout Canada to foster strong economic outcomes. Those interested in hosting the events in 2026, 2027, and 2028 are encouraged to express their interest through the provided platform HERE. With a rich history dating back to 1976, the CCMA is excited to identify its future partner cities as it approaches the milestone 50th anniversary of Country Music Week. Prospective cities are invited to submit their proposals by March 29, 2024

Country Music Week 2024 will be held in Edmonton, Alberta, September 11-14.

For the latest CCMA news, follow along at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube or visit www.ccma.org.

About the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA)

Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated 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 2024 and the 2024 CCMA Awards Show presented by TD include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”.

 

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Media Contacts:

For the Canadian Country Music Association

Charlotte Thompson | [email protected]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Paquin Entertainment Group Selected As Official Sponsorships Agency Of Record For The Canadian Country Music Association

PAQUIN ENTERTAINMENT GROUP SELECTED AS OFFICIAL SPONSORSHIPS AGENCY OF RECORD FOR THE CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION®

 

TORONTO, ON (March 13, 2024) – The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) proudly announces its partnership with Paquin Entertainment Group as the official sponsorships agency of record (AOR). The collaboration encompasses the 2024 CCMA Awards presented by TD and 2024 Country Music Week. As a membership-based organization dedicated to promoting and honouring Canadian country music, the CCMA eagerly embraces Paquin Entertainment Group’s role in broadening sponsorship opportunities and implementing a comprehensive 365 approach throughout the year.

Following a competitive review, Paquin Entertainment Group will provide support in premium brand development and consulting, partnership activations and onsite management, and innovative live entertainment strategy and execution. With a focus on expanding the sponsorships portfolio, the objective is to engage new audiences and foster sustained revenue growth while increasing the impact of advocacy for the genre.

Amy Jeninga, President of the CCMA stated, “We are delighted to partner with an agency that can effectively bridge the CCMA with consumers and culture, particularly in a sector where purpose-driven initiatives are paramount. It is essential to align with a partner that prioritizes experiences and relationships across various revenue streams.”

Phil Bouffard, Managing Director of Paquin Strategic Partnerships stated, “The CCMA is such an important piece of the Canadian music landscape, and we’re excited to help continue the impressive trajectory of country music, not just within Canada’s borders, but also on the global stage. Together, with the CCMA and our partners, we can play a pivotal role in showcasing the rich diversity and undeniable talent that defines Canadian country music and collaborate in the continued evolution of the platform.”

Marking the culmination of a year of substantial growth for Paquin Entertainment Group, this alliance underscores their extensive expertise, longstanding relationships, national hosting programs, robust database, partnership roadmaps, sophisticated partnership strategies, and dedicated team support.

The collaboration between CCMA and Paquin Entertainment Group signifies a commitment to a fruitful relationship, characterized by shared values and objectives and forms the cornerstone of the organizational enhancements slated for 2024 and beyond.

To connect with the CCMA and Paquin Entertainment Group for sponsorship/partnership opportunities, please email [email protected].

Tickets for the 2024 CCMA Awards presented by TD are on sale to the public now via Ticketmaster. Returning to Edmonton for the eighth time, the 2024 CCMA Awards presented by TD will broadcast live from Rogers Place in the heart of downtown Edmonton on Saturday, September 14, 2024, on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app.

For the latest CCMA news, follow along at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube or visit www.ccma.org.


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.

About Paquin Entertainment Group

Established in 1985, Paquin Entertainment Group is a full-service arts and entertainment company that has evolved into a multi-faceted powerhouse representing world renowned artists, one of a kind immersive experiences, live theatrical productions, and global brands. Paquin Entertainment Group’s diverse portfolio includes Paquin Artists Agency, Exhibitions & Theatrical, and Strategic Partnerships. With offices throughout North America, Paquin Entertainment Group continues to expand globally, serving as a catalyst for connection, innovation and inspiration through music, arts, and culture.  www.paquinentertainment.com

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Media Contacts:

For the Canadian Country Music Association

Charlotte Thompson | [email protected]

For Paquin Entertainment Group

Tennille Jago | [email protected]

Job Posting March 2024 – Project Manager

Job Description: Project Manager – Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)

 

ABOUT THE CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION

The Canadian Country Music Association (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.

The CCMA office is located in downtown Toronto and prides itself on its inclusive, casual and friendly environment. The office runs on a hybrid schedule, with staff in the office three days a week.

 

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR

The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) is a vibrant organization dedicated to promoting and celebrating the country music industry in Canada. As we position ourselves for future growth and development, we are seeking an adept and skilled Project Manager with a proven track record of successful project management to join our team for a full-time position. Reporting to the Membership Manager, this individual will play a pivotal role in overseeing key initiatives, particularly in the areas of sponsorship, Canadian Content Development (CCD), and grant funding. The successful candidate will be a collaborative leader, passionate about innovation, capable of providing high-level project management support, and demonstrates ambition and a strong desire to advance their career within the music industry.

 

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Coordinate Project Management: Lead and coordinate all phases of project management, including planning, executing, monitoring, and closing. Manage project scope and expectations to achieve optimal stakeholder satisfaction.
  • Project Documentation: Prepare and maintain comprehensive project status reports and schedules. Effectively manage risks and reset expectations as needed based on project progress and outcomes.
  • Budget Management: Oversee project budget, costs, and allocation of resources to ensure efficient and effective project delivery.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional project teams to align project scope and define clear deliverables, roles, and responsibilities for team members.
  • Workstream Meetings: Hold regular workstream meetings to drive progress, identify and resolve issues, and ensure effective communication within the project team.
  • Presentations and Communications: Prepare internal and external presentations, decks, and communications to keep stakeholders informed and engaged.
  • Effective Communication: Clearly and concisely communicate project updates, technical risks, and issues in a business-friendly manner. Foster a collaborative and interactive approach to push projects forward.
  • Stakeholder Relationships: Establish trusted relationships across the project team, management, key clients, and extended leadership.

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Project Management Experience: A minimum of 1-3 years of project/program management experience, with a focus on large-scale, multi-phase, complex cross-functional, and technology projects.
  • Budget and Resource Management: Proven experience in managing project budget, costs, and resource allocation.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • Analytical Skills: Strong analytical skills with a passion for process improvement and creating efficiencies.
  • Change Management: Experience in implementing and managing change when necessary to meet project outputs.
  • Team Collaboration: Demonstrated competency in collaborating with diverse, complex teams, both directly and indirectly.
  • Confidentiality: Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Certification: Active certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) from PMI, or equivalent, is preferred.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, or a related field is preferred
  • Experience with and knowledge of the Canadian music industry is considered an asset
  • Proficient working knowledge of Google Workspace and  Microsoft Office, including  Word, Excel, etc.

 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Motivated Self-Starter: Highly motivated, detail-oriented, and proactive self-starter with the ability to anticipate needs and opportunities.
  • Adaptability: Ability to respond adeptly to rapidly changing priorities with sound judgment in a complex, fast-paced environment.
  • Integrity: Unwavering commitment to producing high-quality work while demonstrating effective collaboration and teamwork.
  • Business Judgment: Sound, practical business judgment with a commitment to the highest level of honesty, fidelity, and integrity.

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, 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.

 

How to Apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: [email protected]

We want to thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls or visits, please.

If you require any accommodation during the application or interview process, please let us know, and we will be happy to assist you.

SiriusXM Canada and CCMA Announce Eight Semi-Finalists In This Year’s Top of the Country Competition

SiriusXM Canada and CCMA Announce Eight Semi-Finalists In This Year’s Top of the Country Competition

Canadian country music’s rising stars compete for a once-in-a-lifetime experience and $25,000 grand prize


TORONTO, ON. – February 20, 2024
– Eight Canadian country music artists are one step closer to being crowned SiriusXM’s Top of the Country winner after SiriusXM Canada and the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) unveiled the semi-finalists in this year’s competition. The top eight will soon hit the studio, recording original tracks to share with Canadian country music fans, who will then vote on their favourite. The competition will heat up further when the group is narrowed down to the final three, who will vie for the coveted title of SiriusXM’s Top of the Country winner and the $25,000 grand prize.

Representing five provinces across Canada, the 2024 semi-finalists are:

  • Robert Adam – Bonnyville, Alberta
  • Alexa Goldie – Kingston, Ontario
  • Parker Graye – Orillia, Ontario
  • Zach McPhee – Vernon, British Columbia
  • Tony Stevens – Surrey, British Columbia
  • Trudy – Montreal, Quebec
  • Mariya Stokes – Stavely, Alberta
  • Jade Turner – Misipawistik Cree Nation, Manitoba

For more information about the artists, please visit www.siriusxm.ca/topcountry. High-resolution images of the eight semi-finalists can be accessed HERE.

“Country music has never been more popular than it is right now and the talent of our top eight is some of the best we’ve seen in the six years we’ve been holding the SiriusXM Top of the Country competition,” said Michelle Mearns, VP of Programming & Operations, SiriusXM Canada. “This competition serves as a launching point for home-grown talent and is an opportunity for artists’ dreams to be realized. Over the years we’ve witnessed firsthand the transformative impact it has on careers and are looking forward to what this year’s competition brings!”

Following the public’s vote for their favourites, the three finalists will travel to Nashville for industry mentorship opportunities, and they’ll also have a performance slot at the 2024 CMA Fest. They’ll then hit the stage at Lasso Montréal in August, followed by the Top of the Country Finale during Country Music Week in September, where the winner will be crowned. In addition to the $25,000 grand prize, SiriusXM will award both runners-up $10,000. For fans who aren’t able to join the excitement in person, the Finale will be broadcast live on SiriusXM’s Top of the Country Radio (ch. 171).

“The opportunity to celebrate the talent emerging from the SiriusXM Top of the Country competition is something we at the CCMA look forward to year after year,” said Amy Jeninga, President, CCMA. “This program further supports our ongoing dedication to amplify and support our talented Canadian country music community, and we can’t wait to watch this year’s semi-finalists embrace all that the competition has to offer.”

SiriusXM’s Top of the Country in partnership with the CCMA stands as a cornerstone of SiriusXM’s ongoing mission to spotlight and uplift the finest emerging Canadian musical talents. Through significant financial contributions and its extensive North American reach, SiriusXM continues to provide a premier platform for Canadian artists.


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 SiriusXM 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 14 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 dedicated 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 2024 and the 2024 CCMA Awards Show presented by TD include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”.


For further information:

SiriusXM Canada contact: Aoife Gray, Zeno Group, [email protected], 647-218-3906

CCMA contact: Shelby Burnell, Red Umbrella PR, [email protected], 416-317-8023

SiriusXM’s Top of the Country Registration is Now Open!

SiriusXM and CCMA launch search for Canada’s next country music superstar

SiriusXM Top of the Country competition opens registration, offering a chance at coveted title and epic prizes

TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2024/CNW/ – Today, SiriusXM Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Country Music Association ® (CCMA®), proudly announced the kickoff of the 6th annual SiriusXM Top of the Countrycompetition. Open across Canada, the contest offers incredible mentorship and development opportunities, along with the ultimate prize of being named the 2024 SiriusXM Top of the Country winner and $25,000. The two runners-up will each receive $10,000. Registration is now open to solo artists and groups until February 2 at topcountry.siriusxm.ca.

The competition is renowned for helping to launch the careers of some of Canada’s top country music talent including Tyler Joe Miller and SACHA. The 2023 winner, Hailey Benedict, is gearing up for a summer of touring across the country and expressed her gratitude for the transformative experience.

“The SiriusXM Top of the Country competition was an absolute game-changer for my career, helping develop my skills and providing opportunities to reach new audiences and perform on some major stages. The exposure and support I received were truly invaluable, opening many doors for my future and longevity in country music!”

SiriusXM Top of the Country is designed to help build and promote Canadian talent, providing country artists with a unique and memorable journey. Following registration, eight semi-finalists are selected by an expert panel to record in-studio, with the public voting on their favourites. Three finalists will then embark on a summer of showcases including Lasso Montréal (August 16-17) and a performance spot at the 2024 CMA Fest in Nashville, plus mentorship and connection opportunities with key industry players. The competition culminates with the finalists performing at Country Music Week 2024 in Edmonton, with the winner announced live on-stage before appearing on the 2024 CCMA Awards presented by TD broadcast.

“We are thrilled to call on Canadian country music talent to register this year, reaffirming our commitment to discovering and developing exceptional artists in Canada,” said Michelle Mearns, Vice President, Programming & Operations, SiriusXM Canada. “This has become a significant platform for artists to showcase their skills and take their careers to new heights, and we’re extremely proud to be able to provide this opportunity.”

“We’re ecstatic to once again join forces with SiriusXM to bring this incredible competition to life,” said Amy Jeninga, President of CCMA. “The CCMA is all about recognizing and celebrating our Canadian country music community, and throughout our ongoing partnership, now in its sixth year, SiriusXM has been a pivotal platform for emerging artists, showcasing the extraordinary depth of talent we have in this genre.”

SiriusXM’s Top of the Country, in partnership with the CCMA, is part of SiriusXM’s ongoing commitment of promoting and elevating the best emerging Canadian music talent. SiriusXM continues to offer a leading platform for Canadian artists through its significant financial contributions and North American-wide reach.



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 SiriusXM 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 14 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 2023 and the 2023 CCMA Awards Show presented by TD include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”.

For further information:

SiriusXM Canada contact: Aoife Gray, Zeno Group, [email protected], 647-218-3906

CCMA contact: Shelby Burnell, Red Umbrella PR, [email protected], 416-317-8023

GET EXCITED EDMONTON!

 

GET EXCITED EDMONTON!

TICKETS FOR THE 2024 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD GO ON SALE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 @ 10AM LOCAL TIME

COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK 2024 WILL CELEBRATE THE BEST IN CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC FOR FOUR DAYS NEXT SEPTEMBER, CULMINATING WITH THE CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD ON SEPTEMBER 14, 2024

CTV RETURNS AS THE EXCLUSIVE HOME TO THE 42ND ANNUAL CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD

TORONTO, ON (November 20, 2023) – The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) announced today that tickets for the 2024 CCMA Awards presented by TD will go on sale to the public this Wednesday, November 22 at 10AM local time via Ticketmaster. This will be the award show’s eighth time in Edmonton, and the first return since back-to-back visits in 2013 and 2014. The 2024 CCMA Awards presented by TD will broadcast live from Rogers Place in the heart of downtown Edmonton on Saturday, September 14, 2024, on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app. TD Bank Group (TD) has been supporting the Canadian music scene for years and has been a proud sponsor of the CCMA Awards for five years running.

As previously announced, the CCMA® and Bell Media have extended their broadcast and content partnership through Country Music Week 2024, with CTV as the exclusive broadcast partner for the 42nd annual CCMA Awards presented by TD. Bell Media will deliver extensive multi-platform coverage and content across broadcast, radio, digital, and social media properties including iHeartRadio Canada’s PURE COUNTRY.

Continuing to offer fans the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close to all their favourite stars in one place while showcasing and celebrating some of country music’s biggest stars and homegrown talent, Country Music Week 2024 returns to Edmonton with the support of the Government of Alberta, the City of Edmonton, Explore Edmonton and the 2024 Host Committee.

Sign up HERE to be the first to know everything about the 2024 CCMA Awards and Country Music Week, including opportunities to collaborate, partner, volunteer, and more.

For the latest CCMA news, follow along at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube or visit www.ccma.org.


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 2023 and the 2023 CCMA Awards Show presented by TD include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”.

About TD Bank Group

The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group (“TD” or the “Bank”). TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by assets and serves over 27.5 million customers in four key businesses operating in a number of locations in financial centres around the globe: Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking, including TD Canada Trust and TD Auto Finance Canada; U.S. Retail, including TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, TD Auto Finance U.S., TD Wealth (U.S.), and an investment in The Charles Schwab Corporation; Wealth Management and Insurance, including TD Wealth (Canada), TD Direct Investing, and TD Insurance; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities and TD Cowen. TD also ranks among the world’s leading online financial services firms, with more than 16 million active online and mobile customers. TD had $1.9 trillion in assets on July 31, 2023. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol “TD” on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.

About CTV

CTV is Canada’s #1 television brand. CTV provides unparalleled entertainment programming across two broadcast television networks; a powerful suite of specialty channels including CTV Comedy Channel, CTV Drama Channel, CTV Life Channel, and CTV Sci-Fi Channel; and digital channels CTV Throwback and CTV Movies, streaming on demand from CTV.ca and CTV app. CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 22 years in a row and features a wide range of sports and information programming, including CTV News, Canada’s highest-rated national and local newscasts. CTV’s parent company is Bell Media, Canada premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and out-of-home advertising.

About the City of Edmonton

In the spirit of truth and reconciliation, we acknowledge and pay respect to the Indigenous keepers of the traditional and unceded lands on which our city was built. We are committed to honouring, listening, and continuously learning about the rich history of this land to better understand our role as residents, neighbours, partners and caretakers; We are all Treaty people. Home to a vibrant medley of cultures, languages and religious backgrounds, Edmonton is a gathering place for the arts, and a thriving hub of live entertainment, visual art and music. We support and encourage the new and fresh, while also cherishing what our past has given us.

About Explore Edmonton

Explore Edmonton Corporation (EEC) is the Destination Management and Marketing Organization (DMMO) for Edmonton. EEC tells our city’s story, elevates the Edmonton experience, and generates inbound visitation. EEC manages the Edmonton Convention Centre and the Edmonton EXPO Centre. While EEC’s mandate is focused on attracting visitors from beyond our city’s limits, what we do and how we do it also enhances and amplifies the quality of life for Edmontonians.

  

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Media Contacts:

For the Canadian Country Music Association

Charlotte Thompson | [email protected]

For TD Bank Group

Dominique Bomberry | [email protected]

For CTV Networks

Natalie Cole | [email protected]

For Explore Edmonton

Quinn Phillips | [email protected]

 

Newly Elected Directors and Re-Elected Member to the 2023-2024 Board of Directors Press Release

THE CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION® (CCMA®) ANNOUNCES NEWLY ELECTED DIRECTORS AND RE-ELECTED MEMBER TO THE 2023-2024 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Toronto, ON (October 17, 2023) – The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) Board of Directors is comprised of leaders from the Canadian music, entertainment, and arts community who are dedicated to the organization’s mission to elevate and celebrate the incredible talent found within Canada. 2023-2024 sees one re-elected and two new members added to the Board following the 2023 Annual General Meeting which took place during Country Music Week 2023 in Hamilton, ON.

Amy Jeninga, President of the CCMA, shares, “We are thrilled to welcome these inspiring and dynamic women to our Board of Directors. Their passion and expertise will undoubtedly be a driving force as we work together to achieve our collective goal of elevating the Canadian country music landscape, both at home and on a global stage. With their addition to this dedicated group of industry veterans, we can to continue to build a strong, vibrant community within our industry and among our members; forging connections, fostering growth, and celebrating the genre a whole.”

Re-elected for a second term for the 2023-2024 CCMA Board of Directors is:

Carmen Choney
With over 25 years of industry experience, Carmen Choney has worn many hats across her illustrious career, including tour, stage, and artist management. As a seasoned events professional, Choney has left her mark on some of North America’s most significant events, including the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver for NBC, and over a span of more than 15 years, she has played a vital role in managing performances at major festivals such as the Big Valley Jamboree and Country Thunder.

Choney’s extensive knowledge, unwavering work ethic, and expansive network have been instrumental in elevating the MDM Recordings brand. Her commitment extends beyond the business side of the music world — Choney lives and breathes country music. In her current roles, she co-manages Jess Moskaluke and serves as the tour manager for the Hunter Brothers. Her unique perspective and meticulous attention to detail place a strong emphasis on the well-being of her clients, making her an invaluable asset to the industry.

New elected to the 2023-2024 CCMA Board of Directors are:

Lindsay Hyslop
With over a decade of industry experience, Lindsay Hyslop has worked in label, management and publishing positions in Nashville and Toronto. Hyslop currently works with BMG / Broken Bow Music Group to promote their incredible roster of international superstars including Lainey Wilson and Jelly Roll in Canada. Prior to BMG, Hyslop acted as the Director of Marketing for Anthem Entertainment in Nashville overseeing all aspects of marketing strategy and execution for Anthem Records’ label roster, working directly with artists, songwriters and partners. She also held positions at RGK Entertainment and Universal Music Canada, managing marketing, brand partnerships and streaming for their rosters. Throughout her career, Hyslop has worked closely with top domestic and international country artists including Dean Brody, Gord Bamford, Madeline Merlo, Sam Hunt and many more. She has developed great relationships with industry partners, digital service providers and media outlets to secure prime featuring and hundreds of millions of streams for her roster.

Morgan James
Morgan James (MJ) has worked in radio broadcasting for ten years, beginning her radio career in sales. James’s outgoing personality, however, led to a Morning Show position at a pop station in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Shortly after, James moved on to a locally operated and Indigenous-owned Hip Hop, R&B, and Soul station, where she continued to hone her skills as an on-air host. With a passion like no other, her knowledge of music eventually led to a Music Director position while also working in the production and promotions departments. After five years and a station rebrand, James continued as the Music Director and Host at NOW Country for the same organization. In the role, she ensured that the station offered a playlist like no other in Canada while focusing on up-and-coming and underrepresented artists and communities. James’s dedication to the Country format was recognized with a second-ballot CCMA Country Personality of the Year nomination in 2022. A year later, she was offered a position with Pure Country Radio in London, Ontario, where she continues demonstrating her enthusiasm and knowledge of Country music as the genre continues to evolve in Canada. Aside from her work within the music industry, James also advocates mental health awareness. She held a seat on the board of directors with Klinic Community Health in Winnipeg until her move to London.

These celebrated women join the current elected and appointed Board of Directors members in ushering the CCMA into Country Music Week 2024 and the 2024 CCMA Awards presented by TD. The current CCMA Board of Directors is:

Don Amero

Paul Biro

Melissa Cameron-Passley

Carmen Choney

Warren Copnick

Jenn Dalen

Jackie Dean (Chair)

Angelika Heim

Sharon Hinds

Lindsay Hyslop

Morgan James

Amanda Kingsland (Secretary)

Mike Lawless

Madelaine Napoleone

Casadie Pederson

Joelle Proulx

Julia Rambeau Smith

Charlotte Thompson (Treasurer)

For the latest CCMA news, follow along on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, X, and YouTube or visit www.ccma.org.

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 2023 and the 2023 CCMA Awards Show presented by TD include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The CCMA To Induct Brian Edwards And Jason McCoy Into The Canadian Country Music Hall Of Fame

THE CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION® TO INDUCT BRIAN EDWARDS AND JASON MCCOY INTO THE CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME®

EDWARDS AND MCCOY TO BE HONOURED IN SPECIAL INDUCTION CEREMONY, TAKING PLACE DURING COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK 2023, SEPTEMBER 14-16 IN HAMILTON, ON

 

 

Toronto, ON (July 18, 2023) — Today the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) is thrilled to announce Brian Edwards (Stan Klees Builder) and Jason McCoy (Artist) as the 2023 Canadian Country Music Hall Of Fame® inductees. Both Edwards and McCoy will be honoured and celebrated in an exclusive induction ceremony during 2023 Country Music Week, taking place in Hamilton, ON, September 14–16.

“It’s truly a privilege to be able to celebrate the incredible achievements and careers of those in the Canadian Country music community, and the addition of Brian and Jason to the Canadian Country Music Hall Of Fame is no exception,” says Amy Jeninga, CCMA President. “The opportunity to highlight their accomplishments during this year’s Country Music Week celebrations is sure to be a special and memorable moment, and one that I’m very much looking forward to.”

With a career spanning over 40 years, Brian Edwards started his journey in the music industry in his teens when he became, at that time, the youngest talent agent in North America to be licensed by the Federation of Musicians Union. Together his father Rae, a local square dance caller, and “Sunshine” Sean Eyre, a country music DJ in Peterborough, taught Edwards the ins and outs of the industry, and he started his company, former CCMA Booking Agency of the Year  Rockland Entertainment Inc., just after high school. Edwards has gone on to represent some of the most notable names in Canadian Country Music, including an over 25 year relationship with Stompin’ Tom Connors and over four decades with Tommy Hunter, plus Red Green, The Leahy Family, Rita MacNeil, Charley Pride and more. His lessons in the business continued under the mentorship of CCMA Hall of Fame inductees Ron Sparling and Paul Mascioli, and to date, Edwards has promoted over 5000 shows across Canada, the United States, and Australia. He continues to pay it forward by offering yearly scholarships at both Peterborough’s Kenner High School and the Wolfville Nova Scotia High School, in memory of Wilf Carter.

“I’m overjoyed and endlessly grateful for the opportunity to be inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame,” shares Edwards.  “The music business has been my life; I started in this industry before leaving high school and have been working in it ever since.  Being recognized amongst so many of the Legends of Canadian Country Music that I’ve had the pleasure of working with over the course of my career really brings it all home. Thank you CCMA, this means the world to me.”

A 25 year veteran of the entertainment industry and two time CCMA Male Vocalist of the Year, Jason McCoy grew up in the small town of Minesing Ontario, admiring the well-rounded artistry of classic entertainers Roger Miller, Johnny Cash and Glen Campbell. At the age of 19 McCoy set out to follow his own path to stardom, racking up multiple CCMA and CMA awards along with a Canadian Gold-certified album and CMA Global Artist Award (Nashville CMA). As creator and front man of the best-selling band in Canadian Country Music history, The Road Hammers, he took on the Country Rock genre and guided the band to unprecedented success throughout Canada and the United States, earning a Canadian Platinum-certified album, three CCMA Group of the Year award (2 years consecutively), and a JUNO Award. McCoy transferred his engaging stage presence into numerous hosting opportunities, from stepping in front of the camera as host of Smashtown (CMT Canada/USA), CMT’s Pet Heroes (2010/2011), and Jason McCoy Eats America to his work with CMT on two hit seasons of The Road Hammers television series. In addition to a full touring schedule, McCoy is an award-winning morning host with Pure Country 106 in Orillia, ON, and host of the Nationally Syndicated weekly show Nothin’ But The 90’s.  Continuing to write and record music, McCoy prizes the time he spends with his wife and two children at their home farm, just two miles from the small town of Minesing where it all began.

“I’ve always been proud to be part of the Canadian country music community,” says McCoy. “It means a lot to me to be able to receive this amazing recognition from my peers and the music industry who have always been so supportive of my creative endeavours. I’m truly humbled by this honour.”

The CCMA has been honouring Canadian Artists and Builders who have made long-term contributions to the growth and development of Canadian country music since 1984. Inductees into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame (Hall of Fame) are selected annually by their Canadian peers in the industry. The Hall of Fame is managed by the CCMA Board of Directors’ appointed Hall of Fame Management Committee (Management Committee). The Stan Klees Builder Award, was established in recognition of RPM Magazine co-founder, Mr. Stan Klees, and his pioneering efforts in creating the CCMA Awards Program.

Click Here For Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame® Social Assets

For the latest CCMA news, follow along on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube or visit www.ccma.org.

About the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame® 
Since 1984, the Canadian Country Music Association® has been honouring Canadian artists and industry builders who have made long-term contributions to the growth and development of Canadian country music. In 1999, the CCMA formally merged its recognition program with a program of similar scope founded by Mr. Gary Buck, to create what today is known as the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame™. The CCMA has partnerships with the Canadian Country Music Heritage Society (www.ccmhalloffame.com), based in Merritt, British Columbia, and the National Music Centre (www.nmc.ca), based in Calgary, Alberta to collaboratively promote and bring recognition to the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame™ program.

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 2023 and the 2023 CCMA Awards Show presented by TD include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”.

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Media Contacts:

For the Canadian Country Music Association
Charlotte Thompson | [email protected] | 416.464.8220

For Brian Edwards
Brian Edwards | brian@rocklandsentertainment.com | 705.743.7354

For Jason McCoy
Samantha Pickard | samantha@strutentertainment.com | 416.786.9769