JULY 17TH, 2013
Announced today in Toronto, ON the 2013 Canadian Country Music Association Award nominees. Amongst those nominees are Hey Romeo for “Group of the Year“, Video of the Year” for Maybe You Remember Me Now Directed by Stephano Barberis, “Album Design of the Year” by Mediavandals and photography by Ashley Champaign for Twist of Fate and all band members were also nominated.
Additionally, Tenile also received her 1st nomination in the category for “Interactive Artist of the Year“.
As well Royalty’s President Rob Smith, was honoured with “Record Company Person of the Year” and Royalty Music Publishing Inc. also received a nomination.
This years CCMA take place in Edmonton, Alberta and these awards will be given out throughout Country Music Week.
Royalty Records would like to thank everyone who voted and for the continuous support given to all of our artists. Thank you!
To find out more about the CCMA & see the full list of nominees, please visit www.ccma.org
July 3, 2013 (Toronto, ON) – The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) announced today that Rita MacNeil and Ed Harris have been selected as the 2013 inductees into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame®.
“Both Ms. MacNeil and Mr. Harris have made huge imprints on country music in Canada and we are delighted to have them enter the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame,” said CCMA President, Don Green. “I would like to thank our Hall of Fame Electors Committee for recognizing these two outstanding industry leaders.”
Ed Harris, as the 2013 Builder inductee, will receive the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Stan Klees Builder Award this September in Edmonton. Mr. Harris, twice named the CCMA Record Industry Person of the Year, will be recognized for his ongoing 35-year career as an industry champion.
Based in Calgary, Alberta, Mr. Harris is the president of High Note Marketing; which he founded in 1999. He began his career with Universal Music Canada in 1986 as a country music marketing manager, where he oversaw marketing campaigns for some of Nashville’s biggest stars.
Mr. Harris has continuously been an integral supporter of Canadian country music performers throughout his career. Over his twelve-year tenure overseeing marketing initiatives at Royalty Records, he has worked with several prominent Canadian artists including Gord Bamford, Chris Cummings, Gil Grand, and Aaron Pritchett.
Additionally, Mr. Harris has served on the CCMA Board of Directors, as well as the Alberta Recording Industry Association, and is a key entertainment consultant for the Calgary Stampede.
“I’d like to thank the CCMA for selecting me to receive the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Stan Klees Builder Award. I am humbled and honoured to receive this prestigious recognition,” said Mr. Harris. “Over the course of my career I’ve worked in many facets of the country music business and in doing so, have met many talented people who have become friends and associates. I thank them all for their support and look forward to seeing everyone during Country Music Week.”
The Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place at a private industry event held during Country Music Week, which takes place September 5-8 in Edmonton, Alberta.
MESSAGE FROM ROB SMITH, PRESIDENT OF ROYALTY RECORDS…..
I remember meeting Ed at my very first CCMA’s, it was 1993 I believe in Hamilton. He invited me up to his room late one night for a drink with a few others and treated me like we had been friends for years. From that point forward I always looked up to Ed as a mentor and friend.
When Royalty Records and Ed decided to start working together our relationship grew even stronger and while I took my hiatus from the record business, Ed was instrumental in the success of Royalty. I was fortunate enough to come back and take over Royalty several years later and for the last 6 or so years, Ed has taught me so much about this business, and been a great friend.
Ed’s influence and mentorship will always be a part of who I am in this business and I can’t thank him enough for what he has meant to Royalty and myself.
Thank you Ed and congratulations on your induction into the Hall of Fame!
Cheers my friend!
Royalty Records Inc.
THE 2012 CCMA AWARDS ANNOUNCE STAR-STUDDED LIST OF PRESENTERS
The who’s who of Canadian music, entertainment and sports set to take the stage in Saskatoon, SK
Lana Gay to be the voice of show – September 9 at 8 p.m. on CBC-TV
The stars will be shining brightly at the 2012 Canadian Country Music Association Awards, as a scintillating roster of celebrity presenters is set to join Canada’s favourite country musicians for a night of great music and great fun in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Joining the talented list of presenters is Lana Gay (host of CBC Radio 3’s, Lanarama), who will act as the voice of the show. The 2012 CCMA Awards will air on Sunday, September 9th at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC, with encore airings on CMT at 10 p.m. EST.
Confirmed to join the festivities this year are Allan Hawco of CBC’s Republic of Doyle, singer Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea, NHL great Theo Fleury, CMT’s Paul McGuire, Amber Marshall and Graham Wardle of CBC’s Heartland, NHL stars Luke and Brayden Schenn of the Philadelphia Flyers, and Daryn Jones of CBC’s Over the Rainbow, They will share presenting honours with Canadian country music artists Victoria Banks, Johnny Burke, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Ryan Laird, Corb Lund, Beverley Mahood, Small Town Pistols, Codie Prevost, Aaron Pritchett, Jimmy Rankin, Hey Romeo, Deric Ruttan, Tenille and Michelle Wright.
These special guests join the previously announced slate of musical artists set to perform at the 2012 CCMA Awards, including Gord Bamford, Jason Blaine, Paul Brandt, Dean Brody, Chad Brownlee, George Canyon, Terri Clark, Doc Walker, Emerson Drive, Kira Isabella, Johnny Reid, Deric Ruttan, Dallas Smith, The Stellas, High Valley, Jason Aldean, Pistol Annies, Eric Church and Miranda Lambert. As previously announced, Taylor Swift will be this year’s recipient of the CCMA Generation Award. The CCMA Generation Award will be presented to Taylor Swift by legendary singer-songwriter, Bryan Adams, in a special video presentation.
Fans can come out to the Credit Union Centre and welcome the 2012 Canadian Country Music Association Awards performers and presenters as they arrive on the red carpet, which will kick-off at 3 p.m. CT welcoming all of this year’s nominees, presenters and performers.
CBC Television will broadcast the 2012 Canadian Country Music Association Awards from Saskatoon on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 8 p.m. ET (8:30 NT), with encore airings on CMT.
Hey Romeo has been nominated for Fan’s Choice Award and our happy to announce our fans can vote!
The Canadian Country Music Association wants you to be the one to present your favourite Canadian country star with the 2012 CCMA Fans’ Choice Award.
One vote/contest entry per email address will be accepted. Contest entrants must be age of majority in the province in which they reside. The Ultimate Fan contest closes 11:59 AM, EST on Friday, August 24, 2012. Voting for the 2012 Fans’ Choice Award closes 5:00 PM, EST on Friday, September 7, 2012.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Canadian Country Music Association Announces Exciting Line-Up for CCMA FanFest in Saskatoon
Canadian Country Artists Perform for Fans at PotashCorp Country Music Week
July 13, 2012 (Toronto, ON) One of the most talked about events at PotashCorp Country Music Week 2012 just got hotter! Featuring performances from Canadian country artists, Gord Bamford, Jason Blaine, Dean Brody, Chad Brownlee, George Canyon, Doc Walker, Jessie Farrell, Hey Romeo, High Valley, One More Girl, Aaron Pritchett, Jimmy Rankin, Deric Ruttan, Dallas Smith and Michelle Wright, CCMA FanFest will entertain fans with an afternoon of fantastic music. Taking place on Saturday, September 8 from 11 AM to 4 PM at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon, SK, CCMA FanFest is the perfect opportunity to enjoy performances from the best artists that country music has to offer, with opportunities to get up close and personal with them at a public autograph signing and best of all, it’s free of charge.
With event sponsors CMT, HMV and SaskLotteries, CCMA FanFest will pay tribute to the fans who have shown their dedication to country music over the past years. Whether they are old or new fans of Canadian country music, this group of performers will give the people of Saskatchewan an event not to forget as they sing along to their favourite country singles with their favourite country artists. Hosted by local radio personalities from both CJWW and The Bull in Saskatoon, CCMA FanFest is a family event with something for attendees of all ages, including the new and exciting KidZone, sponsored by TCU Financial.
Tickets for the Canadian Country Music Association Awards are available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.ca or charge by phone at 306.938.7800.
Tickets are priced at $45, $75 and $90 (including all taxes and service charges) and are going fast so get yours today!