The Orchard Selected To Play The 2012 CCMA New Artist Showcase

CCMA Announces New Artist Showcase Performers For 2012 PotashCorp Country Music Week in Saskatoon

July 3, 2012 (Toronto, ON)

The Canadian Country Music Association® is proud to announce an outstanding group of performers who will take to the 2012 PotashCorp Country Music Week stage on Thursday, September 6 as part of the CCMA New Artist Showcase. Recognizing the talent of solos, duos and groups, the 2012 CCMA New Artist Showcase will include performances from the best of Canada’s emerging country artists including The Abrams Brothers, TheCommand Sisters, Kylee Epp, Genevieve Fisher, Madison Violet, Declan McGarry, The Orchard and Tebey.

“The Canadian Country Music Association is thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase these new artists to country music fans across Canada,” said Don Green, Executive Director, CCMA. “Although this has traditionally been considered an industry event, this year the CCMA is encouraging the public to take in this incredible opportunity to meet the future stars of Canadian country music.”

Artists taking part in the 2012 CCMA New Artist Showcase were chosen based on a submission process and juried national by music industry professionals in a three-phase process. Throughout the evening’s show, jurors will adjudicate performances and award the winner with the CCMA New Artist Showcase Award. The recipient of this award will be recognized at the 2012 CCMA Gala Awards Presentation and will receive a special package from DMDS, RDR Music and Lauren Tutty Promotions. Additionally, the 2012 CCMA New Artist Showcase will feature a special performance from the 2011 New Artist Showcase Award winner, Jess Moskaluke.

Tickets for the 2012 CCMA New Artist Showcase are available now online at www.tcutickets.com for $20 including taxes and fees. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

For more information on this and other PotashCorp Country Music Week events, please visit www.ccma.org.

The Orchard

Comprised of Kasha Anne and Mitch Smith this duo has been influenced by the likes of Miranda Lambert, Pearl Jam, Reba, and The Zac Brown Band, which has lead them to create an honest, diverse sound. Having already received accolades and nominations for their talents, Kasha for her voice and melodies, and Mitch for his guitar talents and writing, The Orchard is looking forward to a busy 2012 and the release of their debut album, Southern Ground.




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