TRISTAN HORNCASTLE NOMINATED FOR 2016 CCMA
“RECORDING PACKAGE OF THE YEAR”
July 13, 2016 – EDMONTON, AB – Tristan Horncastle’s design team was announced today to be amongst this years 2016 Canadian Country Music Award Nominees. Designer, Bronwin Parks & Photographer Mark Maryanovich, have been nominated for “Recording Package of the Year”.
The album package under consideration for the Recording Package of the Year CCMA Award comes from Parks’ work for the latest release by Tristan Horncastle, Turnin’ Up A Sundown. This artwork and the wide variety of marketing materials created for the Royalty Records release offer an example of Parks’ ability to create artwork that is both innovative and personal, reflecting an artist’s passions, values and — most importantly — their music.
This achievement comes on the heels of a major milestone year for Parks and Feisty Creative, after receiving her first WCMA nomination in May, having relocated her business to Victoria, BC and returned to her west coast roots in the fall of 2015. With over twelve years of experience developing outstanding design, Parks’ past creative collaborations include some of Canada’s biggest stars, including Johnny Reid, Paul Brandt, Blue Rodeo, Jann Arden and Spirit of the West. Throughout her entire career Parks has been a lead member of the creative team for the Canadian Country Music Association, which gives this honour special significance.
Award-winning photographer Mark Maryanovich has captured an impressive variety of artists including Chris Cornell, Bob Rock, Chad Kroeger, Elliott Smith and Henry Rollins. His photographs have appeared as album covers and artwork for companies such as Sony, EMI, Warner Chappell Music, and in 2012, Mark received a Canadian Country Music Award for Album Design of the Year, his second in the category since 2009.
Mark’s images stand out from the masses with a unique quality, a quality created by a unique style of shooting; an experience that captures the raw essence of his subjects. Mark provides a multitude of images to fulfill the constant demand for visual content, while creating a cohesive brand identity for his clients that translates intangible qualities into tangible form.
With the Canadian radio success of his Top 5 selling debut album A Little Bit Of Alright having established Horncastle as an undeniable breakout artist, Tristan is eager to share more of his life on his sophomore and #1 iTunes selling album, Turnin’ Up A Sundown, released earlier this year on February 5th, 2016 through Royalty Records/Sony Music Canada.
Since releasing his first EP in 2011, the Fredericton, New Brunswick native has shared stages with the likes of Travis Tritt, Dean Brody, Joe Diffie and Leann Rimes. Horncastle’s hard work and dedication culminated in 2015 with a nomination in the Canadian Country Music Association Awards’ Rising Star category and Canadian Radio Music Award nomination for Best New Group of Solo Artist in the Country category and most recently 3 Wins at Prix Music NB Awards for Album of the Year, Country Artist of the Year and Fans’ Choice.
The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) is pleased to announce the final nominees in forty-two (42) categories. CCMA Awards will be given out over three (3) awards ceremonies during Country Music Week in London, Ontario, September 8 – 11. Ticket and event information regarding Country Music Week can be found at ccma.org. Performers for the 2016 CCMA Awards show will be announced throughout the month of August.
Voting is now open for CCMA industry association members at ccma.org and will close on Wednesday, August 3, 2016.
Click here to view the CCMA award nominated Turnin’ Up A Sundown artwork http://feistycreative.com/works/tristan-horncastle/
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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
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January 16, 2013
2012 CCMA AWARD WINNERS HEY ROMEO SIGN EXCLUSIVE BOOKING DEAL WITH
INVICTUS ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
Toronto, ON – Canadian Country Music Association Award winners Hey Romeo announce the signing of their exclusive booking deal with Jim Cressman and Invictus Entertainment Group. With the reputation as one of Canada’s hardest working country bands, Hey Romeo joins a roster at Invictus that includes Terri Clark, George Canyon, Emerson Drive and more. The trio’s current single, “Maybe You Remember Me Now,” off their third studio album, Twist Of Fate, is climbing the country charts entering the Top 30 on Mediabase this week. Signed to Royalty Records, Hey Romeo consists of Stacie Roper (vocals), Darren Gusnowsky (guitar) and Rob Shapiro (keyboards).
“Royalty is thrilled to have Jim Cressman and his team at Invictus sign Hey Romeo to their roster,” says Rob Smith, President / CEO of Royalty Records. “Jim has been a long time supporter of the band and we at Royalty would like to thank him for his belief in Hey Romeo.” Rob Shapiro, keyboardist for Hey Romeo continues, “We have great respect for Jim and his amazing team and are all excited to be a part of the Invictus family.” Cressman, President of Invictus Entertainment group, adds, “I admire this band for their perseverance and their work ethic. Glad to have them as part of our elite team of clients.”
Following the release of Twist of Fate, Hey Romeo took home Group or Duo of the Year at the 2012 CCMA Awards, an award they also won in 2011. Additionally, they received nominations for Fans’ Choice Award and Interactive Artist of the Year. The group joined country icon Gord Bamford on select dates during his 2012 cross-Canada tour and hosted the first annual Alberta Country Music Awards at Westerner Park in Red Deer. Known for spending much of their career on the road, Hey Romeo has shared the stage with artists including Sugarland, Darius Rucker, Johnny Reid and Marty Stuart.
In 2010, Hey Romeo’s sophomore album,That’s What I Am, sparked five hit singles including “Searchin’ For You,” which went Top 20 on both the Mediabase and BDS charts, and “That’s What I Am” which peaked at #13 on the Billboard Canada Emerging Artist chart. A year after the release of their debut album, the band’s perseverance paid off when they took home a 2008 CCMA Award for Top New Group of the Year.
Invictus Entertainment Group
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In addition to strategic planning and execution of touring initiatives, Invictus has developed alliances and partnerships to explore commercial endorsement opportunities, as well as film and television placements for our sterling roster of clients.
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July 18th, 2012
Hey Romeo Nominated for Multiple CCMA Awards, including Fans’ Choice Award
Toronto, ON – 2011 Group of the Year Hey Romeo have been nominated for the 2012 Fans’ Choice Award, Group of the Year and Interactive Artist of the Year by the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA). Additionally Hey Romeo members also received nominations for “Keyboard Player of the Year” (Rob Shapiro), “Guitar Player of the Year (Darren Gusnowsky)”, “Drummer of the Year (Brad Tebble)” and “Bass Player of the Year (Curtis Ebner)”.
Fan’s Choice Award, voting opens this July 18th, 2012 until Friday, September 7, 2012 where fans can vote for their favourite artist online at www.ccmas.org. The winner will be announced at the CCMA Awards, which will broadcast live from Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, SK on Sunday, September 9, 2012.
Hey Romeo released their third studio album, Twist of Fate (Royalty Records), on June 26, 2012. The new record was co-produced by Hey Romeo and Byron Hill (Gary Allan, Gord Bamford) and features 12 songs including the first single, “Jump Back In.” Recently, they joined country icon Gord Bamford on select dates during his cross-Canada tour and hosted the first annual Alberta Country Music Awards at Westerner Park in Red Deer. They have also opened for legendary country acts including Sugarland and Johnny Reid, making a name for themselves within the Canadian country music industry.
Last year was particularly memorable for the band, garnering a win for Group of the Year at the CCMA Awards and keyboardist Rob Shapiro received an All-Star Band Award for Keyboard Player of the Year for the third year running. In 2010 Hey Romeo’s sophomore album, That’s What I Am, sparked five hit singles including “Searchin’ For You,” which went Top 20 on both the Mediabase and BDS charts, and “That’s What I Am” peaked at #13 on the Billboard Canada Emerging Artist chart. A year after the release of their debut album, the band took home a 2008 CCMA Award for Top New Group of the Year.
In addition to their Fans’ Choice nomination, Hey Romeo will be performing at the CCMA FanFest on September 8 at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon.
ABOUT THE CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION
Established in 1976, the CCMA is committed to ensuring the growth of Canadian country music through education, communication, information, promotion and recognition. Core to the organization’s efforts is Country Music Week – an annual event that heightens awareness and increases exposure for Canada’s country artists. A culmination of Country Music Week, the Canadian Country Music Awards were inaugurated in 1982 and continue to celebrate the music and artists that represent Canada’s unique culture.
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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!