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.
GRANDE PRAIRIE’S TENILLE PRESENTS
3rd ANNUAL BIG HEARTS FOR BIG KIDS CONCERT EVENT
WITH SPECIAL PERFORMANCES BY JASON BLAINE,
MICHELLE WRIGHT AND MORE
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11th , 2012,
JACKPOT GRILL & BANQUET FACILITY 7:00 PM
BENEFITING GRANDE PRAIRIE
YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER SOCIETY – Sunrise
Toronto, Canada. January 11, 2012. In February 2010, and on the heels of the doors closing on the only youth emergency shelter north of Edmonton, Grande Prairie’s Tenille presented a cheque for over $30,000 representing efforts of 1 evening of musical performances, auction item purchases and unwavering support from the community’s volunteers, attendees and her musician friends. Grande Prairie’s Youth Emergency Shelter Society also known as Sunrise House continued to operate. In February 2011, the event, larger in scale with auction donations from as far away as Los Angeles, resulted in $60,000 being turned over in one evening.
In its third year, the 2012 BIG HEARTS FOR BIG KIDS concert fundraiser occurring Saturday February 11th at the Jackpot Grill and Banquet Facility is bigger than ever. With songwriting circle performances by Tenille, Wendell Ferguson, Pear, Jake Mathews, Willie Mack, and Michelle Wright, the evening will round out with the high energy feature performance of Jason Blaine and his band. Donated items include an autographed Epiphone DR 100 acoustic guitar from Epiphone Guitars; a trip for two wherever Westjet flies; artist Lewis Lavoie is returning to paint a live mural during the evening which will be auctioned off. A mystery raffle will also take place and on-line donations will contribute to the evening’s success.
“The shelter’s 2012 budget is $435,000.00” said Tanya Wald, Executive Director. “Currently 64% of the budget’s funding is confirmed leaving us $155,000 to raise. Tenille’s Big Hearts for Big Kids Annual Concert Event is a major part of those fundraising dollars. Based on its previous success, Big Hearts for Big Kids contributes close to 40% of that total. Tenille’s vision and fundraising efforts make a difference in the lives of youth and allow us more time to focus on the shelter and our clients. We are very proud to have her aligned with
A private concert will also be held at BIG COUNTRY 93.1 radio station with Michelle Wright, the newest member of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, prior to the show. One lucky Peace Region winner will be chosen from a songwriters’ contest to attend Michelle’s on air performance and perform their winning song with her in attendance.
BIG HEARTS FOR BIG KIDS will be emceed by Corus Entertainment’s Tracie Gray and Big Country 93.1 FM’s Lyle West. Doors open at 6:30 with the show beginning at 7:00 pm. Tickets are on sale for $75.00 each and available at the Crystal Centre Box Office (780-538-0387).