By: Amanda Hather
The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) have announced this year’s nominees! Jason McCoy will be hosting again on May 25th at the Flato Markham Theatre. Presented by Slaight Music, the show will feature live performances by Jason Blaine, Leah Daniels, Tim Hicks, Russell deCarle, and Deric Ruttan, with more performances being announced as the event approaches.
This year’s CMAO Impact Award is being presented to Paula Chopik and Ed Leslie, the producers of the Havelock Country Jamboree, Canada’s largest country music and camping festival. The award recognizes the positive impact an artist, group, person in the industry or company/organization has left on the country music in the province – last year’s going to Gordon Lightfoot.
The categories for this year’s awards include Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Group or Duo of the Year, Rising Star Award, Music Video of the Year, and more. See the full list of awards and nominees at http://www.cmaontario.ca/the-latest-visitor/2015/04/nominees-announced-for-the-2015-cmao-awards/.
Tickets for the event are on sale now. Various tickets and bundles are available at http://www.ticketbreak.com/event_details/8528, starting at $59.95.
Be sure to follow the Country Music Association of Ontario on their social site for any upcoming announcements on the awards and updates on the live performances:
I’m a Toronto girl born and raised but have been living in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick since 2010. Music and writing are my two passions, so what better place for me to be than a writer with Canadian Beats? I have been writing for the blog since May of 2013 and have had so many great experiences because of it. I listen to almost every kind of music but my favourites are pop rock, rock, indie, folk, and any other combinations of them. Concerts are definitely my favourite place to be, especially when you’re right against the barricade and can feel the energy from the band and the crowd, everyone singing the same lyrics and moving to the music. I also have a college degree in Business Administration and hope to one day be able to publish a novel.