The Leonard T. Rambeau International Award recipient for 2017 is Franck Boucheraud

The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) announced today that Franck Boucheraud will receive the 2017 Leonard T. Rambeau International Award during an industry awards ceremony during PotashCorp Country Music Week in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Boucheraud, who resides in Orleans, France, is a Talent Buyer for the American Tours Festival in Tours, France since 2008. He really wanted to elevate Canadian country music artists at the festival so he made the conscious effort to implement Canadian Music Night and exclusively featuring Canadian acts.

Ted Ellis, Chair of the CCMA Board of Directors has this to say about Boucheraud.

“Franck Boucheraud’s unwavering commitment to elevate Canadian country music in France and Europe is unparalleled. The international exposure he has given our members is truly exceptional. We’re grateful to have such a passionate partner of our industry abroad.”

Since the Canadian Music Night began, Boucheraud has worked diligently to support both up and coming and established Canadian artists. He makes a point to travel to Canada for Country Music Week every year to scout out the latest success stories and acts with potential. The American Tours Festival has featured Canadian acts as Gord Bamford, Brett Kissel, One More Girl, The Washboard Union as well as many others many more.

Franck Boucheraud, recipient of the 2017 Leonard T. Rambeau International Award says,

“It is truly an honour to be receiving this prestigious award from the Canadian Country Music Association. For nearly ten years now, it has been my pleasure to foster a mutually beneficial relationship between the American Tours Festival and CCMA artists and acts. We are just getting started! The best is yet to come.”

2018 marks the American Tours Festival’s tenth anniversary of Canadian Country Music Night.

For more information on the Leonard T. Rambeau International Award or other CCMA Awards of Achievement, click here.

For more information on PotashCorp Country Music Week, click here.

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Hi all. I’m Nanci Dagg. I am from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and have lived my entire life here. There is nothing I like better than supporting local artists followed by supporting Canadian artists. Although I was a classic rock gal, my go to genre is country. Something about this music that just makes me feel great. I can be found at most country music concerts and shows (from someone’s house to really large venues) taking lots of pictures. Music and photography are two of my passions. Add to this mix, writing about artists, well let’s say, life doesn’t get better than this.

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