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HERE ARE YOUR 2019 CCMA AWARD NOMINEES

AMES BARKER BAND AND BRETT KISSEL LEAD
WITH FIVE 2019 CCMA AWARD NOMINATIONS EACH  
 
PAUL BRANDT, LINDSAY ELL, TIM HICKS, THE REKLAWS,
DALLAS SMITH AND TENILLE TOWNES
FOLLOW WITH FOUR NOMINATIONS EACH  
 
2019 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD TO BE BROADCAST LIVE
FROM CALGARY ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 ON GLOBAL TELEVISION

 

July 10, 2019 (Toronto, ON) — And they’re off! Today the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA) announced its nominees for the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD. Leading the pack with five nominations each are 2018 ​Single of the Year Award-winning group ​James Barker Band ​and reigning ​Interactive Artist of the Year ​​Brett Kissel​.  

Kissel is nominated in the following categories: ​Entertainer of the Year, Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award,Interactive Artist or Group of the Year, MNP Male Artist of the Year, Anthem Entertainment Songwriter(s) of the Year ​while James Barker Band​ ​will compete to take home wins in the ​Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award, Interactive Artist or Group of the Year, Group or Duo of the Year, Single of the Year, Anthem Entertainment Songwriter(s) of the Year categories. 

Following closely behind with four nominations apiece are ​Paul Brandt ​(​Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year, Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award, MNP Male Artist of the Year), ​Lindsay Ell (​Female Artist of the Year, Interactive Artist or Group of the Year, Single of the Year, Video of the Year), Tim Hicks ​(Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year, Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award, MNP Male Artist of the Year), ​The Reklaws ​(​Album of the Year, Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award, Group or Duo of the Year,Video of the Year),​ Tenille Townes​ (​Female Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, Anthem Entertainment Songwriter(s) of the Year, Video of the Year)​ ​and​ Dallas Smith ​(​Entertainer of the Year,Album of the Year, Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award, MNP Male Artist of the Year)​.  

Returning to the 2019 CCMA Awards broadcast after a 30-year hiatus, the ​Entertainer of the Year Award will see ​Paul Brandt​, ​Dean Brody​, ​Tim Hicks​, ​Brett Kissel​ and ​Dallas Smith​ go head to head to win the most coveted award of the night.  

Chosen by Canadian country music fans, the ​Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award​ nominees were announced late last night. Nomination leaders ​Brett Kissel​ and ​James Barker Band​ will compete with fellow country heavyweights ​Gord Bamford​, ​Paul Brandt​, ​Dean Brody​, ​Tim Hicks​, ​Hunter Brothers​, ​The Reklaws​, ​Dallas Smith​ ​and ​Guylaine Tanguay​ for fan votes heading into the biggest night of country music in Canada.  

Voting for the ​Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award ​ is now open. Canadian country music fans can vote by streaming on applemusic.com/CCMAawards or by visiting www.ccma.org/applemusicfanschoice​. All rules and regulations for the voting process can also be found online.

To note:​ ​To view a complete listing of the 2019 CCMA Awards nominees please visit ccma.org​.  

The 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD will broadcast live from Calgary, AB on Global at 9 p.m. EST/PST. Livestream details to be announced at a later date. Watch it live this fall to see which artist takes home the most hardware.  

Tickets to the 2019 CCMA Awards Show are available for purchase at ​ticketmaster.ca​. For each ticket sold, $1 will go directly to the MusiCounts in support of their year-round music initiatives.  

Fans are encouraged to follow updates for the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD via ​Twitter​,Instagram​ and ​Facebook​. 

For more information on the CCMA and the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD please visit ccma.org​.  

Global is a Corus Entertainment Network. 

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 2019 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, the Government of Alberta, The City of Calgary and Tourism Calgary.  
 
About TD Music 
Since 2013, TD is proud to sponsor over 80 music festivals and 100 community music programs from coast to coast. 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, we strive 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, TD invests in music to help build more connected communities and open doors for an inclusive tomorrow. 
 
About Corus Entertainment
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. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 37 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is also an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com

HIGH VALLEY ANNOUNCED AS HEADLINER FOR SIRIUSXM’S TOP OF THE COUNTRY FINALE ON SEPTEMBER 5

COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK ANNOUNCEMENTS KEEP ROLLIN’ IN AS CALGARY PREPARES
TO HOST THE 2019 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD

2019 CCMA AWARD NOMINEES HIGH VALLEY ANNOUNCED AS HEADLINER 
FOR SIRIUSXM’S TOP OF THE COUNTRY FINALE ON SEPTEMBER 5 

 

TORONTO – July 24, 2019 – Get ready for the biggest party in country music, Calgary! The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) is bringing Country Music Week® to the city from September 5-8, and with today’s announcement the week has gotten even more exciting. Joining the week’s star-studded line-up is 2019 CCMA Award nominees High Valley as headliners of SiriusXM’s Top of the Country Finale(September 5). 

Making its debut at Country Music Week last year, SiriusXM’s Top of the Country competition offers a national platform exclusively for emerging Canadian country artists to have their voices heard. Three finalists — Matt LangKelsi Mayne and Tim & The Glory Boys — will battle it out for the grand prize live on stage before High Valley steps out as the event’s headlining act, plus surprise guests. In addition to headlining this anticipated event, High Valley is also nominated for Group or Duo of the Year award at the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD.

Tickets to SiriusXM’s Top of the Country Finale are available now. For those unable to attend SiriusXM’s Top of the Country Finale in Calgary, the show will air live across North America on SiriusXM’s CBC Country (ch. 171) via SiriusXM radios, online and on-the-go with the SiriusXM mobile app and at home on a wide variety of connected devices. 

Country Music Week is when many of the year’s most anticipated country music events take place. Tickets are now on sale for SiriusXM’s Top of the Country FinaleCCMA Songwriters’ Series presented by Anthem EntertainmentCCMA Legends Show presented by Stingray Music and the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD.
 
About High Valley 
With their flavourful blend of bluegrass-tinted country, Brad and Curtis Rempel comprise the critically acclaimed Alberta-born duo HIGH VALLEY. The brothers have received praise from Rolling Stone, Pandora, Spotify, CMT and more for soaring harmonies and memorable songs influenced by artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Diamond Rio and the Everly Brothers. Their international appeal has already earned them more than 200 million streams across the US and Canada alone. The duo is now kicking off their next project with their newest song, “Single Man.” Their first 2 singles, “Make You Mine” and “She’s With Me”, from their debut Atlantic Records / Warner Music Nashville album have both been certified Gold in the US and Platinum in Canada. “She’s With Me” has become their first Top 10 single at country radio in the States. In addition to their multiple CCMA Awards wins and Juno Awards nods, they were recently nominated for the ACM New Duo of the Year for the second consecutive year.

With their lauded major label debut album Dear Life under their belt, High Valley continue to make waves as a breakout act in country music. In addition to appearances on Live with Kelly and Ryan, TODAY and CBS This Morning, the rising duo has brought their music to fans across the world alongside the likes of Shania Twain, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. The SiriusXM Presents: Highway Finds Tour marked their first US headlining run, and they wrapped Old Dominion’s Happy Endings World Tour this past winter. High Valley spent the first part of 2019 on the road, co-headlining Canada, with Canadian Country icon Paul Brandt and are currently in the studio working on their upcoming project.

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 2019 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, the Government of Alberta, The City of Calgary and Tourism Calgary.
 
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Media Contacts:
For High Valley: 
Steve Waxman | [email protected] | 416.758.1097

For the Canadian Country Music Association:
Tiffany Astle | [email protected] | 416.554.7329
Richelle Umali | [email protected] | 647.383.8857

For TD Bank Group: 
Geraldine Anderson | [email protected] |  403.294.3328

For Global TV: 
Michelle McTeague | [email protected] | 416.966.7724
 

DALLAS SMITH AND BILLY RAY CYRUS TO CO-HOST THE 2019 CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

DALLAS SMITH AND BILLY RAY CYRUS TO CO-HOST 
THE 2019 CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD 
LIVE FROM CALGARY ON SEPTEMBER 8

WATCH, STREAM OR LISTEN TO THE 2019 CCMA AWARDS LIVE ACROSS THE COUNTRY BEGINNING AT 9 P.M. EST/PST ON GLOBAL, CORUS RADIO, AND TWITTER 

TICKETS FOR THE 2019 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD ON SALE NOW

 

August 6, 2019 (Calgary, AB) – The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) and Global are proud to announce that reigning CCMA Male Artist of the Year Dallas Smith and recent Billboard record-breaking singer, songwriter and actor Billy Ray Cyrus are co-hosting the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD. The 2019 CCMA Awards will air live on Global from Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome on September 8 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. Global has also extended its broadcast to stream on Twitter and broadcast live on Corus radio stations Country 105 (Calgary), CISN Country 103.9 (Edmonton), and Country 104 (London/Woodstock). 

Ahead of the 2019 CCMA Awards, Dallas Smith and Billy Ray Cyrus each sat down with ET Canada’s Cheryl Hickey to talk new music, hosting an award show, and more. Watch ET Canada tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. EST/PST to catch the exclusive one on one interviews. Click here to watch a promo. 

“I’m thrilled to be co-hosting this year’s CCMA Awards with Billy Ray Cyrus – he’s a legend!” shared Smith. “This is going to be a great time and I can’t wait to celebrate country’s biggest night with everyone.”

A multiple JUNO and CCMA Award-winning entertainer, Dallas Smith is one of the most celebrated artists in Canadian Country music. Smith, always one to dominate uncharted territory, is the first and only Canadian country artist in the Nielsen BDS era, to have seven #1 singles, including four consecutive chart-toppers from the same album. Nominated for four 2019 CCMA Awards (Apple Music Fans’ Choice, MNP Male Artist of the Year, FORD Album of the Year, Entertainer of the Year), Smith will be heading out on the road across Canada following his co-host duties as part of the Friends Don’t Let Friends Tour Alone Tour this fall, alongside Dean Brody. 

“This is really a full circle moment for me because I received my first ever platinum record plaque while I was in Canada in the 90s. We also shot the series ‘Doc’ in Toronto, so it feels like coming home every time I’m in Canada. I’m really looking forward to co-hosting the show with Dallas,” Cyrus shared.

This is the first time that Billy Ray Cyrus will be hosting an award show and his first time taking to the CCMA Awards stage. The award-winning artist has been making headlines since his 1992 breakout single “Achy Breaky Heart” and has continued to make waves in the industry since. His country-rap, hybrid collaboration with Lil Nas X continues to break chart-topping records, hitting 18 weeks at #1 on the Billboard charts making it the longest-running #1 single in history and the new single “Chevys and Fords” is already a country music playlist essential. 

Tickets to the 2019 CCMA Awards are available for purchase at ticketmaster.ca. For each ticket sold, $1 will go directly to the MusicCounts in support of their year-round music initiatives. 

Fans are encouraged to follow updates for the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

For more information on the CCMA and the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD please visit ccma.org. 

Global is a Corus Entertainment Network and is available through all major TV distributors, including: Shaw, Shaw Direct, Rogers, Bell, Videotron, Telus, Cogeco, Eastlink, SaskTel and the new STACKTV, streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video Channels.

About Billy Ray Cyrus 
Billy Ray Cyrus became a household name over the course of his unprecedented career which spans across music, television and theater. Throughout his nearly three decade career, Cyrus has achieved worldwide success as a singer, songwriter, actor and producer. The Flatwoods, KY native exploded onto the music scene when his first album, Some Gave All, debuted on the all-genre Billboard album chart at No. 1 and stayed there for a record-breaking 17 weeks in 1992. The lead single, “Achy Breaky Heart,” became a phenomenon as the single went multi-platinum. After “Achy Breaky Heart,” Cyrus followed up with back to back hits “It Could’ve Been Me,” “She’s Not Crying Anymore,” “Wher’m I Gonna Live When I Get Home?” and the anthemic “Some Gave All.” Cyrus knocked himself out of the top Billboard position with the his second No. 1 album, It Won’t Be The Last, featuring smash hits “In the Heart of a Woman,” “Words By Heart” and “Somebody New.” Cyrus followed up with dozens more that defined country music. “To me, my most defining moment in country was being joined by George Jones and Loretta Lynn on my self-penned ‘Country Music Has the Blues,’” said Cyrus. He also enjoyed a successful career as an actor in “Doc” and “Still The King,” as well as the Disney series “Hannah Montana” with his daughter Miley. Recently, Cyrus has shattered records with Lil Nas X with the global smash, “Old Town Road,” which has remained No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 18 consecutive weeks. Returning to his Kentucky roots, on July 19, BBR Music Group/BMG released Cyrus’s new single with emerging artist Johnny McGuire titled, “Chevys and Fords,” which Rolling Stone Country proclaimed is “a gently rocking country tune brimming with Springsteen-inspired, vehicle-based nostalgia…finds the two vocalists singing about how they come from a long line of Chevys and Fords.'”

About Dallas Smith 
A multiple JUNO and CCMA Award-winning entertainer, Dallas Smith is one of the most celebrated artists in Canadian Country music.  In 2018, the Platinum-selling Country star added to one of the most notable careers in Canadian music with two CCMA Awards for “Male Artist of the Year” and “Video of the Year”.  He has amassed international appeal since making his Country music debut with Jumped Right In, a project that netted a CRIA Gold-certified single, 5 CCMA Award nominations and a JUNO Award nomination for Country Album of the Year. He followed with the infectious CRIA Platinum-certified single “Tippin’ Point” and continued to dominate the Canadian Country charts with songs like “Lifted”, multi-week #1 hits “Wastin’ Gas”, “Autograph”, “Side Effects”, “Sky Stays This Blue”, “Sleepin’ Around” and “Make ‘Em Like You”. Adding to the list of accolades, Smith has two CRIA Platinum-certified singles, 12 CRIA Gold-certified singles and 3 CRIA Gold-certified albums. Smith continues to dominate uncharted territory and is the FIRST AND ONLY CANADIAN COUNTRY ARTIST in the Nielsen BDS era, to have four consecutive #1 singles from the same album, topping the three from Shania Twain’s “Come On Over”. Smith also surpasses Shania Twain for the most #1 songs by a Canadian Country artist in the Nielsen BDS era with seven. On March 15th, Smith released “The Fall” EP, which includes his latest single “Drop” and will join Dean Brody for the co-headlining “Friends Don’t Let Friends Tour Alone” national tour this fall.

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 2019 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, the Government of Alberta, The City of Calgary and Tourism Calgary.

About TD Music
Since 2013, TD is proud to sponsor over 80 music festivals and 100 community music programs from coast to coast. 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, we strive 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, TD invests in music to help build more connected communities and open doors for an inclusive tomorrow.

About Corus Entertainment
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. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 37 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is also an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.

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Media Contacts:

For Dallas Smith:
Charlotte Thompson | [email protected] | 416.464.8220

For Billy Ray Cyrus:
Scott Adkins | [email protected] | 615.301.1722

For the Canadian Country Music Association:
Tiffany Astle | [email protected] | 416.554.7329
Richelle Umali | [email protected] | 647.383.8857

For TD Bank Group:
Geraldine Anderson | [email protected] |  403.294.3328

For Global TV:
Michelle McTeague | [email protected] | 416.966.7724

ANNOUNCING SECOND ROUND OF PERFORMERS FOR 2019 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD

SECOND ROUND OF PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2019 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD, LIVE FROM CALGARY ON SEPTEMBER 8

WATCH, STREAM, OR LISTEN TO THE 2019 CCMA AWARDS LIVE ACROSS THE COUNTRY BEGINNING AT 9 P.M. EST/PST ON GLOBAL, CORUS RADIO, AND TWITTER 

NEW TICKETS RELEASED TODAY FOR THE 2019 CCMA AWARDS 
PRESENTED BY TD AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW

August 13, 2019 (Calgary, AB) — Calgary, here we go! Today, the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) and Global announced their second round of performers for the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD. The 2019 CCMA Awards, hosted by Dallas Smith and Billy Ray Cyrus will air live on Global on September 8 at 9 p.m. EST/PST, stream on Twitter, and broadcast live on Corus radio stations Country 105 (Calgary), CISN Country 103.9 (Edmonton), and Country 104 (London/Woodstock). 

Joining previously announced Old Dominion and Tenille Townes on the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD stage are award-winning country star Dean Brody, recent chart-topping sibling group Hunter Brothers, reigning two-time Female Artist of the Year Meghan Patrick and celebrated songwriter and performer Tebey

These 2019 CCMA Award nominees will be joined by 2018 Single of the Year winners James Barker Band, Alberta’s breakthrough artist MacKenzie Porter, CCMA and BCCMA award winner Aaron Pritchett and 2019 Slaight Music Humanitarian Award recipient Paul Brandt

Tickets to the 2019 CCMA Awards are available for purchase at ticketmaster.ca with new sections available as of today. For each ticket sold, $1 will go directly to the MusicCounts in support of their year-round music initiatives. 

Fans are encouraged to follow along for Country Music Week 2019 updates on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

For more information on the CCMA and the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD please visit ccma.org

Global is a Corus Entertainment Network and is available through all major TV distributors, including: Shaw, Shaw Direct, Rogers, Bell, Videotron, Telus, Cogeco, Eastlink, SaskTel and the new STACKTV, streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video Channels.

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 2019 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, the Government of Alberta, The City of Calgary and Tourism Calgary.

About TD Music
Since 2013, TD is proud to sponsor over 80 music festivals and 100 community music programs from coast to coast. 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, we strive 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, TD invests in music to help build more connected communities and open doors for an inclusive tomorrow.

About Corus Entertainment 
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. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 37 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is also an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.

 

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For Paul Brandt: 
Rosanna Imbrogno | [email protected] | 403.669.2504

For Dean Brody + Hunter Brothers: 
Erin Richards | [email protected] | 416.627.5728 

For James Barker Band: 
Allison Phillips | [email protected] | 

For Old Dominion: 
Julia Pittman | [email protected] | 416.589.3072

For Meghan Patrick: 
Dave Stelling | [email protected] | 416.758.1125

For MacKenzie Porter: 
Richelle Umali | [email protected] | 647.383.8857

For Aaron Pritchett: 
Jess Seguire | [email protected] | 613.921.2314 

For Tebey: 
Jill Snell | [email protected] | 647.588.0449

For Tenille Townes: 
Jamelia Campbell | [email protected] | 416.589.3041 

For the Canadian Country Music Association:
Tiffany Astle | [email protected] | 416.554.7329

For TD Bank Group: 
Geraldine Anderson | [email protected] |  403.294.3328

For Global TV: 
Michelle McTeague | [email protected] | 416.966.7724

 

ANNOUNCING THIRD ROUND OF PERFORMERS FOR 2019 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD

CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION AND GLOBAL ANNOUNCE 
THIRD ROUND OF PERFORMERS FOR 2019 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD, LIVE FROM CALGARY ON SEPTEMBER 8

WATCH THE 2019 CCMA AWARDS LIVE ACROSS THE COUNTRY 
BEGINNING AT 9 P.M. EST/PST ON GLOBAL, CORUS RADIO, AND TWITTER 

 

August 20, 2019 (Calgary, AB) — The 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD is getting even louder! The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) and Global are thrilled to announce the third round of performers for the 2019 CCMA Awards. Hosted by Dallas Smith and Billy Ray Cyrus, the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD will air live on Global on September 8 at 9 p.m. EST/PST, stream on Twitter, and broadcast live on Corus radio stations Country 105 (Calgary), CISN Country 103.9 (Edmonton), and Country 104 (London/Woodstock). 

Stepping onto the CCMA Awards Show stage for the first time is 2019 Rising Star nominee Jade Eagleson. He will be joined by four-time 2019 CCMA Awards nominee and Calgary native Lindsay Ell, reigning Album of The Year powerhouse Jess Moskaluke, CCMA Award winner and 2019 nominee Aaron Goodvin and Alberta’s celebrated country duo High Valley

Platinum selling artist Tim Hicks will get loud at the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD while chart-topping brother-sister duo The Reklaws and breakthrough country star Morgan Wallen will deliver the high-energy performances they are known for, making for an unforgettable evening. 

Tickets to the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD are available for purchase at ticketmaster.ca. For each ticket sold, $1 will go directly to the music education charity MusiCounts, and help put instruments into the hands of kids who need them most.

Fans are encouraged to follow along for Country Music Week 2019 updates InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

For more information on the CCMA and the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD please visit ccma.org

Global is a Corus Entertainment Network and is available through all major TV distributors, including: Shaw, Shaw Direct, Rogers, Bell, Videotron, Telus, Cogeco, Eastlink, SaskTel and the new STACKTV, streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video Channels.

 

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 2019 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, the Government of Alberta, The City of Calgary and Tourism Calgary.

About TD Music
Since 2013, TD is proud to sponsor over 80 music festivals and 100 community music programs from coast to coast. 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, we strive 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, TD invests in music to help build more connected communities and open doors for an inclusive tomorrow.

About Corus Entertainment 
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. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 37 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is also an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus atwww.corusent.com.

 

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For Jade Eagleson:
Ally Bottero | [email protected] 

For Lindsay Ell and Morgan Wallen:
Richelle Umali | [email protected] | 647.383.8857 

For Aaron Goodvin:
Adam Gonshor | [email protected] | 416.758.1196

For Tim Hicks and Jess Moskaluke:
Charlotte Thompson | [email protected] | 416.464.8220

For The Reklaws:
Valerie Burnatowski | [email protected] 

For High Valley:
Adam Gonshor | [email protected] | 416.758.1196

For the Canadian Country Music Association:
Tiffany Astle | [email protected] | 416.554.7329

For TD Bank Group: 
Heather Reinsborough | [email protected] | 416.413.3433

For Global TV: 
Michelle McTeague | [email protected] | 416.966.7724

 

THREE DAYS OF FREE PROGRAMMING FOR CALGARIANS

GET READY CALGARY! 
CCMA FAN VILLAGE DELIVERS THREE DAYS OF FREE PROGRAMMING FOR CALGARIANS KICKING OFF ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 

FAN VILLAGE TO TAKE OVER COWBOY’S TENT FOR
THREE DAYS, DELIVERING PERFORMANCES BY SOME OF THE GENRE’S BIGGEST ARTISTS

SECOND YEAR OF FAN-DRIVEN EVENT WILL BE BIGGER THAN
EVER AND WILL INCLUDE BIG BROTHER CANADA’S
DANE RUPERT AND ANTHONY DOUGLAS,
SATURDAY’S PURE COUNTRY TAKEOVER AND THE 
2019 CCMA AWARDS SHOW TD COUNTDOWN CONCERT

 

August 28, 2019 (Calgary, AB) — With Country Music Week 2019 only ONE WEEK away, the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) is excited to announce the details surrounding Fan Village. Back for its second year, Fan Village will see the Cowboy’s Tent (321 – 11th Ave SE) come to life with three, completely free days of unforgettable programming — artist meet & greets, LIVE COUNTRY pop-up shop, appearances by Big Brother Canada Season 7 winner Dane Rupert, runner-up Anthony Douglas and Pure Country’s Shannon Ella — all while hosting a stage filled with performances by the best country music has to offer.  

“Calgary has hosted the Canadian Country Music Awards more than any other Canadian city and with good reason: the heart of country music truly beats in Alberta. This reputation owes, in part, to the phenomenal level of community support the province’s country music industry has long enjoyed. The Fan Village is the perfect place to celebrate this legacy, the Awards and Country Music Week.” — Leela Sharon Aheer, Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women.

“In Calgary, country music is in our veins. Fan Village is an incredible opportunity for all Calgarians to enjoy the spirit of the Country Music Week and take in some top-tier country music,” said Mayor Nenshi. “Making these performances free to attend is a great initiative by the CCMAs. I know come September 6, Calgarians will be there with their dancing boots on!”

Brought to life with the support of Pure Country and TD, Fan Village will see more than 30 artists perform between September 6-8, giving fans hours of music from their favourite artists, meet and greet opportunities, games, live-band karaoke competition, yoga with goats, daily giveaways and so much more! 

CCMA Fan Village Location 
Cowboy’s Tent (321 – 11th Ave SE) 

OFFICIAL CCMA FAN VILLAGE SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2019
Opening at 5:00 p.m. sharp, the Cowboy’s Tent will be transformed into the biggest party of Country Music Week 2019. The first evening of CCMA Fan Village programming will kick off with Canadian country radio’s most-spun group for the past three years James Barker Band and culminate with a performance by certified PLATINUM-selling breakthrough artist Morgan Wallen

5:00 p.m.
Doors and bars open 
 
7:30 p.m. — 11:30 p.m.
YYC Country Friday Night (Fan Village Official Kick-Off Party) 
Get the weekend started off right. Grab a drink (and a friend!) and get ready to lose yourself in the first EPIC night of Fan Village. Performances by James Barker Band, Madison Kozak, MacKenzie Porter, HARDY and Morgan Wallen.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2019
There’s no party like a Pure Country party! Hosted by Shannon Ella, Saturday’s Fan Village presented by iHeartRadio Canada’s Pure Country activities will be the hottest ticket in town. Stretching out over the course of 14 hours, the day will kick off with Yoga With Goats, hosted by Granary Road. After warming up, fans will have the opportunity to take photos with artists such as Dean BrodyHunter BrothersTim HicksJess MoskalukeMeghan PatrickThe Reklaws, Tenille TownesDallas Smith and The Washboard Union.

Fan Village presented by iHeartRadio Canada’s Pure Country will see some of Canada’s favourite artists put to the rapid-fire questions test via a Q&A with prizes for those who know their country music trivia best and be host to performances from 2:30 p.m. through to midnight. A full list of appearing performers can be found below.  
 
10:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
Yoga With Goats 
Whether you are a seasoned yogi or are new to the practice, add an extra layer to your zen-time with animal therapy from the cutest goats, provided by Granary Road. Special guests include Hunter BrothersShannon EllaCheryl HickeyAndrew HyattMadeline MerloJess Moskaluke and Erica Wiebe (Olympic Gold Medalist).
 
12:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m. 
CCMA FanFest 
Grab your cowboy boots! Fan Village attendees will get the chance to take photos with some of Canada’s brightest country music stars. Photo opportunities include Dean BrodyHunter BrothersTim HicksJess MoskalukeMeghan PatrickThe ReklawsTenille TownesDallas Smith and The Washboard Union.
 
2:30 p.m. — 5:30 p.m.
Country Happy Hour(s) 
Live performances by Don AmeroShawn AustinKristin CarterKadoohDavid JamesTyler Joe Miller and Bobby Wills.
 
5:30 p.m. — 7:15 p.m.
Live Band Karaoke Competition
Participants will have the opportunity to perform alongside a live band with the best performance winning tickets to the 2019 CCMA Awards. Perform live with a band, bring your friends, hosted by Dane Rupert and Anthony Douglas
 
9:00 p.m. — 12:00 a.m.    
YYC Country Saturday Night
Live performances by Owen BarneyHunter BrothersChad BrownleeJade EaglesonTim HicksEmily Reid and The Reklaws.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2019
The countdown is on! Big Brother Canada Season 7 winner Dane Rupert and his fellow houseguest and runner-up Anthony Douglas kick-off the final day of Fan Village presented by TD. Warming up with acoustic performances by a handful of Canada’s favourite country stars, Sunday’s Fan Village presented by TD will be chock-full of excitement and conclude with the TD Countdown Concert. Fans are encouraged to arrive early so they don’t miss a thing.  
    
10:30 a.m.  
Tent Opens
 
11:00 a.m. — 1:45 p.m.
Acoustic Country Brunch 
By now we’re sure you’ve worked up an appetite! Get ready for the final day of Country Music Week by indulging in some of the best Calgary Food Trucks alongside the acoustic sounds of The Abrams, Eric Ethridge, Aaron Goodvin, Kalsey Kulyk, KIRA and PETRIC
 
2:15 p.m. — 4:45 p.m.
TD Countdown Concert 
Performances by Sons of Daughters, Dan Davidson, Andrew Hyatt, JoJo Mason, Madeline Merlo, Aaron Pritchett, Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion and The Washboard Union.

5:00 p.m. 
Fan Village presented by TD wraps for 2019 (tent closes)
 
Fan Village would not be possible without the support of sponsors such as Pure Country, TD, Ford, Purpose Vodka, Crown Royal, Smirnoff, Captain Morgan and Longshot Wine.
 
Can’t make it to Calgary? Watch the 2019 CCMA Awards live on Global beginning at 9 p.m. EST/PST, stream on Global’s YouTube channel, and broadcast live on Corus radio stations Country 105 (Calgary), CISN Country 103.9 (Edmonton), and Country 104 (London/Woodstock). 
 
Fans are encouraged to follow along for Country Music Week 2019 updates on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.
 
For more information on the CCMA and the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD please visit ccma.org

Please note that all Fan Village schedules are subject to change. 

 

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 2019 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, the Government of Alberta, The City of Calgary and Tourism Calgary.

About TD Music
Since 2013, TD is proud to sponsor over 80 music festivals and 100 community music programs from coast to coast. 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, we strive 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, TD invests in music to help build more connected communities and open doors for an inclusive tomorrow.

About Corus Entertainment 
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. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 37 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is also an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.

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Media Contacts:

For the Canadian Country Music Association:
Tiffany Astle | [email protected] | 416.554.7329
Richelle Umali | [email protected] | 647.383.8857 

For TD Bank Group: 
Heather Reinsborough | [email protected] |  647.405.2660

For Global TV: 
Michelle McTeague | [email protected] | 416.966.7724

 

2019 RATINGS GROWTH ACROSS MULTIPLE PLATFORMS

THE CCMA CELEBRATES THE 2019 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD

WITH RATINGS GROWTH ACROSS MULTIPLE PLATFORMS

 

First-ever live radio broadcast wins the night on Country 105

 in Calgary ranking #1 with adults 18+ and 25-54

TV broadcast grows 53% amongst females 25-54 compared to 2018

Potential social reach during Country Music Week 2019 hits a record-breaking 84.3M

September 20, 2019 (Toronto, ON) — Finally unpacked from its week-long stay in Calgary, AB, the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA) is celebrating the incredible outcomes surrounding the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD. Working alongside new partners this year — Corus Entertainment’s Global TV and TD Bank — the 2019 CCMA Awards charted significant year over year audience growth in coveted key demos with a confirmed audience increase of 19% for Ind. 2+, 15% for adults 25-54, and an incredible 53% increase amongst females 25-54* for its broadcast on Global.

 2019 also saw the CCMA take new initiative to increase the platform for Canadian artists. As part of their multi-year partnership with Global TV, the CCMA saw this year’s Awards Show simulcast live via three Canadian country radio stations — Corus’ Country 105 (Calgary), CISN Country 103.9 (Edmonton), and Country 104 (London/Woodstock). Calgary’s Country 105 claimed top spot with its broadcast of the CCMA Awards, ranking #1 with adults 18+ and 25-54**.

 With the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD stage being brought to life by co-hosts Dallas Smith and Billy Ray Cyrus and performances by Tenille TownesLindsay Ell and The Reklaws, it was clear that the CCMA’s continued focus on digital reach was a top priority. In an effort to increase last year’s potential social reach exponentially, the CCMA worked alongside production partner Notable Life and the Country Music Week 2019 Host Committee to ensure top-level content creators had access to some of the show’s most memorable moments. These efforts, alongside three full days of Country Music Week events, resulted in a record 84.3M impressions across social.

In addition, in only its second year, CCMA Fan Village saw over 7,500 country music fans make their way through the Cowboys’ Tent from September 6th to 8th for a weekend of free performances, Yoga with Goats, Food Trucks, Karaoke and much more. Fans were able to catch Canadian favourites James Barker Band, Tim Hicks, MacKenzie Porter, Jess Moskaluke as well as international acts such as Morgan Wallen, among others, over the course of the weekend. 

Celebrating the best in country music, the CCMA Awards presented by TD will return to Hamilton in 2020.

If you missed this year’s show, the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD  broadcast is available to stream on GlobalTV.com and the Global TV App.

For a complete list of winners at the 2019 CCMA Awards, visit ccma.org.

Global is a Corus Entertainment Network and is available through all major TV distributors, including: Shaw, Shaw Direct, Rogers, Bell, Videotron, Telus, Cogeco, Eastlink, SaskTel and the new STACKTV, streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video Channels.

 

*Source: Numeris PPM Data, Sep 9/18 vs. Sep 8/19, confirmed data, AMA(000), Global Total, CBC Total, Total Canada

**Source: Numeris PPM Data Calgary, Sep 8/19

 

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 2019 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, the Government of Alberta, The City of Calgary and Tourism Calgary.

About TD Music
Since 2013, TD is proud to sponsor over 80 music festivals and 100 community music programs from coast to coast. 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, we strive 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, TD invests in music to help build more connected communities and open doors for an inclusive tomorrow.

About Corus Entertainment
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. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 37 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is also an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.

 

 

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For the Canadian Country Music Association:

Tiffany Astle | [email protected] | 416.554.7329

Richelle Umali | [email protected] | 647.383.8857

 

For TD Bank Group:

Heather Reinsborough | [email protected] | 416.413.3433

 

For Global TV:

Michelle McTeague | [email protected] | 416.966.7724

2020 SIRIUSXM TOP OF THE COUNTRY

SIRIUSXM’S SEARCH FOR CANADA’S NEXT COUNTRY MUSIC STAR RETURNS

SiriusXM and the CCMA announce the third annual Top of the Country competition

Registration opens today

TORONTO – February 10, 2020 – SiriusXM Canada, the country’s leading audio entertainment company, today announced the kick-off of the third annual SiriusXM Top of the Country in partnership with the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA). This coast-to-coast search provides emerging Canadian country artists with a national platform, opportunities to perform on some of Canada’s biggest country music stages, SOCAN songwriting camps, and once-in-a-lifetime mentorship opportunities from some of the industry’s best. The winner of SiriusXM’s Top of the Country will win one of the biggest music prizes in Canada – $25,000 cash.

Canadian country solo artists and groups can register for SiriusXM Top of the Country starting February 10 at 10 am ET until 12 pm ET on February 28 at topcountry.siriusxm.ca.

“After the success of last year’s SiriusXM Top of the Country competition, we are thrilled to be back for our third year,” said Jeff Leake, Director, Music Programming, SiriusXM Canada. “We are excited to see this year’s group of talented artists, along with providing them with invaluable exposure within the country music industry and the country, mentorship and artist development opportunities.”

“We’re so proud of the continued success of Top of the Country and our past winners Andrew Hyatt and Matt Lang,” said Tracy Martin, President, CCMA. “This is always one of the events I really look forward to during Country Music Week and we’re excited to partner with SiriusXM again in Hamilton, where we hosted the inaugural contest just two years ago. This program with SiriusXM furthers our commitment to the development of new Canadian country talent and we want to wish all of this year’s participants the best of luck in the competition journey!”

Following registration, eight semi-finalists will be chosen by a jury of industry experts to record original tracks and in-studio videos for the Canada-wide online vote, taking place in June. Once voting is complete, the top three acts will emerge as Top Country finalists, receiving a performance spot at one of Canada’s largest country music festivals. Finalists will also attend a SOCAN songwriting camp in Nashville and an exclusive mentorship session and industry showcase in Toronto.

The grand prize winner will be chosen live during the Country Music Week 2020 in Hamilton, ON from September 10-13. Finalists will battle it out on stage at the SiriusXM Top of the Country Finale, airing live on SiriusXM Canada, with industry professionals deciding the winner of the $25,000, plus attendance at an additional SOCAN songwriting camp.

SiriusXM Top of the Country in partnership with the CCMA is part of SiriusXM’s ongoing tradition of promoting and elevating the best emerging Canadian music. SiriusXM continues to offer a leading platform for Canadian artists through its significant financial contributions and North American-wide reach of over 60 million listeners.

 

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About SiriusXM Canada

Sirius XM Canada Inc., operating as SiriusXM Canada, is the country’s leading audio entertainment company. SiriusXM creates and offers ad-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; 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 ten 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 2020 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, the Government of Ontario, The City of Hamilton and Tourism Hamilton.

Media Contacts:

Kristine Moshonas, NATIONAL Public Relations, [email protected], 416-523-3207

104 – 366 ADELAIDE STREET EAST, TORONTO, ON M5A 3X9  416.947.1331  [email protected]

2020 SUMMER JOB POSTINGS

POSITION: Marketing Coordinator (Contract Position) – 2020

ROLE OVERVIEW

Are you looking for an incredible hands-on experience in the music and entertainment industry? Keep reading if that’s YOU!

The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) is currently seeking a Marketing Coordinator to support the Head of Brand with all marketing, digital and communications initiatives associated with Country Music Week 2020, the 2020 CCMA Awards and other CCMA programs. The ideal candidate has exceptional communications skills (especially writing), digital and social media marketing experience, community management, some graphic and video skills and is a dependable self-starter. This position will assist with the development and implementation of marketing and communications tactical plans and best suits an individual with an upbeat and flexible attitude with a desire to work in a small, fast-paced, not-for-profit environment that demands a team player approach.

The successful candidate will be required to travel to Hamilton, Ontario for Country Music Week 2020 from September 7 through September 14, 2020. The term of this contracted position is to commence May 4, 2020 and end September 14, 2020, and is located in downtown Toronto, Ontario.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The position’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Support the development and implementation of marketing and communications strategies and tactical plans
  • Support the planning and execution of social media content calendars on various platforms
  • Maintain current database of industry partners and stakeholders
  • Be point-of-contact for Media Row event as part of Country Music Week
  • Oversee paid distribution service for the CCMA Awards Program
  • Manage contest fulfillment packages and promotional ticketing for Country Music Week events
  • Respond to and track requests for donations
  • Track social media exposure, growth and engagement, and compile website analytics
  • Respond to general inquiries about the CCMA, CCMA Awards and Country Music Week
  • Coordinate the preparation and distribution of media releases and CCMA member announcements and other communications deliverables
  • Research, fact check and gather communications materials as needed
  • Assist with media relations and communications at events prior to and during Country Music Week
  • Professionally and effectively interface with members, media, key stakeholders and the public
  • Other administration and general office tasks as required

QUALIFICATIONS

The candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Team player and self-starter– it’s all hands-on deck at the CCMA
  • Presently working towards a diploma in communications, marketing, public relations, music management, or other applicable fields (preferred but not required)
  • Proficient with all social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube)
  • Professional written and verbal communications skills; ability to produce a variety of written materials
  • Excellent editing and proofreading skills
  • Experience in digital marketing is an asset
  • Working knowledge of Canadian media landscape
  • Highly organized with the ability to multitask and effectively manage duties as assigned
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment with constantly shifting priorities
  • Proven ability to work with confidential information
  • Willingness to work flexible hours
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel and Power Point) and comfortable learning new technical applications
  • Passion for Country music or music

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

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

Please note that only those accepted for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or visits please.

Posting closes Friday, March 6, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

 

POSITION: Ticketing and Administration Coordinator (Contract Position)  2020

Are you looking for an incredible hands-on experience in the music and entertainment industry? Keep reading if that’s YOU!

ROLE OVERVIEW

The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) is currently seeking a Ticketing + Administration Coordinator. Reporting to the Head of Operations + Administration, this position will be primarily responsible for managing the Country Music Week Registration Desk and providing a high level of customer service to CCMA members and industry professionals throughout the registration process. The ideal candidate will have previous customer service experience with an upbeat and flexible attitude with the desire to work in a small, fast-paced, not-for-profit environment that demands a team player approach.

The successful candidate will be required to travel to Hamilton, Ontario for Country Music Week 2020 from September 7 through September 14, 2020. The term of this contracted position is to commence May 4, 2020 and end September 14, 2020, and is located in downtown Toronto, Ontario.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The position’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

Country Music Week Registration

  • Responding to queries and providing assistance to CCMA members registering for Country Music Week 2020 via telephone and email
  • Assist with seating requirements for delegates, artists and VIPs for Country Music Week 2020 events
  • Providing daily/weekly registration reports to senior management as required
  • Act as on-site Registration Manager during Country Music Week 2020, providing training and support for volunteers working the Country Music Week 2020 Registration Desk
  • Ensuring delegate registration packages include appropriate tickets and passes

Administration

  • General administration duties as required; including but not limited to: filing, couriering, invoice tracking and supply management, bank deposits
  • Data entry and collection
  • Assistance with content collection for the CCMA database as required
  • Assist other CCMA staff as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

The candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Customer service-oriented individual with strong problem-solving skills
  • Experience with data entry is an asset
  • Strong attention to detail and above average organizational skills
  • Cash management and inventory analysis experience is an asset
  • Highly organized with the ability to multitask and effectively manage duties as assigned
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel) and comfortable learning new technical applications
  • Ability to work well in a team environment with constantly shifting priorities
  • Proven ability to work with confidential information
  • Willingness to work flexible hours

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.

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

Please note that only those accepted for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or visits please.

Posting closes Friday, March 6, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

 

SUBMISSIONS FOR 2020 CCMA SONGWRITERS’ SERIES

It’s a longstanding event as part of Country Music Week, and one of the most beloved. It’s where we hear the stories behind the songs, and get inspired by the artistry behind the craft. It’s the CCMA Songwriters’ Series – and you could be a part of it.

Each year, the CCMA solicits submissions from its members who excel at the craft of songwriting and want to share their stories with audiences during our annual event.

The 2020 CCMA Songwriters’ Series, as part of Country Music Week in Hamilton, will feature three sessions: Thursday, September 10; Friday, September 11 and Saturday, September 12. Each session will showcase eight (8) artists; four (4) of whom will be selected from submissions received, and four (4) of whom will be decided upon by a CCMA-appointed talent advisory committee made up of impartial industry members.

Submissions received for the 2020 CCMA Songwriters’ Series will be reviewed by an impartial industry-led jury and successful applicants will be notified of their opportunity to showcase as part of the event this spring.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 7, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. ET (no exceptions).

 

APPLY NOW