Masterclass Songwriters Announced for 2018 CCMA Songwriters’ Series and In The Round: Crossing Borders

Award-winning songwriters take to the stage to discuss their process and the stories behind their chart-topping hits at Country Music Week events presented by ole.

Taking place over the first three days of Country Music Week, the CCMA Songwriters’ Series presented by ole celebrates the craft behind songwriting, the greatest aspect of country music. With performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the acoustic performance event will see The Reklaws, Jason McCoy and Chad Brownlee host a long-list of artists as they share the stories behind the words they’ve become known for.

WHERE: The Studio (1 Summers Lane (Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y2))

Session 1 – Thursday, September 6, 2:30pm – 5:00pm
Set 1:
The Reklaws (Host)
Aaron Goodvin
Danielle Ryan
Five Roses

Set 2:
Genevieve Fisher
JJ and Ty Hunter
Meghan Patrick
Emily Reid

Session 2 – Friday, September 7, 4:45pm – 7:15pm
Set 1:
Jason McCoy (Host)
Andrew Hyatt
Kalsey Kulyk

Set 2:
David Borys
Karen Kosowski
Sons of Daughters

Session 3 – Saturday, September 8, 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Set 1
Chad Brownlee (Host)
Kelly Archer
Raquel Cole
The Redhill Valleys

Set 2:
Damhnait Doyle
Mallory Johnson
Steven Lee Olsen
Shylo Sharity

Hosted by Ralph Murphy, the final acoustic event of Country Music Week, In The Round: Crossing Borders presented by ole, recognizes the ties that bond Canadian and American songwriters. Featuring one-time-only performances by masterclass songwriters Gord Bamford (Byron Hill, Phil O’Donnell, Buddy Owens), Phil Barton (Dustin Lynch, Cassadee Pope, Drake White, LoCash, Gord Bamford, High Valley, Chad Brownlee), Laura Veltz (Maren Morris, Eli Young Band, Chris Young, Trent Harmon) and Donovan Woods (Tim McGraw, Billy Currington, Charles Kelley, James Barker Band, Matt Andersen) this event is truly not to be missed.

WHEN: Sunday, September 9 – 1:30pm – 3:30pm
WHERE: The Studio (1 Summers Lane (Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y2))

Tickets to the Songwriters’ Series and In The Round: Crossing Borders, both presented by ole, are available for purchase via Ticketmaster through the links below. All tickets are available for purchase as of today.

Country Music Week 2018 will be held in Hamilton, Ontario, September 6 to September 9. For more information on Country Music Week, the Songwriters’ Series or In The Round: Crossing Borders please visit

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