Shane Chisholm, Tenille and Katie Mission Announced to Showcase at the 2012 Canadian Country Music Association’s Songwriters’ Café

2012 CCMA Songwriters’ Café Line-Up Confirmed For PotashCorp Country Music Week

July 5, 2012 (Toronto, ON) – The Canadian Country Music Association® has searched high and low to bring you some of the best songsmiths our country has to offer, and after months of careful craft consideration paid to the submissions of over one hundred applicants, the CCMA is confident that the 2012 CCMA Songwriters’ Café line-up is one of the best yet. During PotashCorp Country Music Week, which will be hosted in Saskatoon from September 6-9, the CCMA Songwriters’ Café will feature the commended songwriting and imminently unforgettable performances from emerging songwriters, including Shane Chisholm, Leah Daniels, Cadence Grace, Keith And Renee, Heather Longstaffe, Josh Macumber, Katie Mission, Jess Moskaluke, Small Town Pistols, Tenille, Katy Warren and Bobby Wills.

In addition to the aforementioned up-and-coming talent, the CCMA Songwriters’ Café will showcase the music of several well-established acts, including Victoria Banks, Kira Isabella, Jake Mathews, Jay Semko and The Stellas, with more to be announced in the coming weeks as well as several star hosts.

“The submissions for this year’s CCMA Songwriters’ Café were some of the strongest we’ve ever had, making it a challenge to select only 12 to perform, but we’re certain that the talent in this group is something to behold.” said Don Green, Executive Director, CCMA. “In the past, this event has conventionally been considered an industry event, however, this year the CCMA is encouraging the public to take in some of the incredible songwriting talent that is sure to take audiences and airwaves by storm.”

“SOCAN is once again very proud to sponsor the CCMA Songwriters’ Café and support the talented Canadian Country songwriters who participate year after year,” said Eric Baptiste, CEO of SOCAN. “This year’s remarkable lineup will definitely be an inspiration to all who are lucky enough to attend and witness their extraordinary talent.”

The CCMA Songwriters’ Café celebrates the crafting of original tunes and the talent behind the words, acquainting listeners to some new and familiar faces along the way. Presented by SOCAN, this three day, acoustic in-the-round show is always an inspiration to industry and fans alike. The CCMA Songwriters’ Café presents non-established artists selected by a national jury process as well as some established songwriters and features some of the best talent in the field of songwriting.

Tickets for the 2012 CCMA Songwriters’ Café will be available online beginning Friday, July 6 at 10:00 AM EST at www.tcutickets.ca for $20 including taxes and fees. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

For more information on the CCMA Songwriters’ Café and other PotashCorp Country Music Week events, please visit www.ccma.org.

About SOCAN

SOCAN is a not-for-profit, member-based organization that represents the Canadian performing rights of over three million Canadian and international music creators and publishers. SOCAN is proud to play a leading role in supporting the long-term success of its more than 110,000 Canadian members, as well as the Canadian music industry. SOCAN collects licence fees from over 48,000 businesses from coast to coast and distributes royalties to its members and music rights organizations around the world. SOCAN also distributes royalties to its members for the use of their music internationally in collaboration with its peer societies. www.socan.ca