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COVID-19 RESOURCES

COVID-19 RESOURCES

 

CIMA has pulled together a list of very valuable information and resources. The list is below and you can also access it HERE
 
SUPPORT FOR SELF-EMPLOYED, SMALL BUSINESS AND NON-PROFITS/CHARITIES

1. Introduction of an Emergency Care Benefit of up to $900 bi-weekly for up to 15 weeks to provide income support to workers who must stay home and do not have access to paid sick leave. This measure could provide up to $10 billion to Canadians, and includes:

  • Workers, including the self-employed who are sick, quarantined, or who have been directed to self-isolate but do not qualify for Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefits.
  • Workers, including the self-employed who are taking care of a family member who is sick with COVID-19, such as an elderly parent or other dependents who are sick, but do not qualify for EI sickness benefits.
  • EI-eligible and non EI-eligible working parents who must stay home without pay because of children who are sick or who need additional care because of school closures.

2.  Introduction of an Emergency Support Benefit delivered through the Canada Revenue Agency to provide up to $5 billion in support to workers who are not eligible for EI and who are facing unemployment.

3.  Providing eligible small businesses with a 10% wage subsidy for the next 90 days, up to a maximum of $1,375 per employee and $25,000 per employer.  Employers benefiting from this measure would include corporations eligible for the small business deduction, as well as not-for-profit organizations and charities.  This will help employers keep people on their payroll and help Canadians keep their jobs. For more information click here.

4.  Increasing the credit available to small, medium, and large Canadian businesses. As announced on March 13, a new Business Credit Availability Program will provide more than $10 billion of additional support to businesses experiencing cash flow challenges through the Business Development Bank of Canada and Export Development Canada.

5. Helping businesses with cash flow by deferring tax payments until August 31st.

WHERE TO START for Canadian business owners and entrepreneurs:

  • Visit Canada’s website for businesses for information about supporting your employees and your business. It will be constantly updated as the COVID-19 crisis evolves. 
  • Download the Canada Business App to find tailored supports to address your specific needs and questions about COVID-19. 
  • Consult the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s pandemic preparedness guide to help prepare your business in the days and weeks to come. 
  • Contact your bank. Canada’s banks have made a commitment to support businesses and individuals through these difficult times in a responsible, fair, and compassionate way. To help provide some stability for businesses through this time of uncertainty, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) is lowering the Domestic Stability Buffer requirement, releasing more than $300 billion of additional lending capacity for Canadian financial institutions. 
  • The Department of Finance Canada has a thorough resource here outlining how the government is taking action to help Canadians experiencing hardship, including detail about flexibility for taxpayers. 
  • For individuals, make sure you can access either your CRA MyAccount or My Service Canada Account to apply for EI relief funds before the applications open in April 2020. Better to sort that out now if you’re unsure of your login information!
  • Airline Cancellation Policies: A comprehensive guide by Forbes can be found here.
  • Alberta Music has shared information for Albertans and Canadians alike on how to prepare for COVID-19 in the arts sector. Get more information here.
  • Bandzoogle has put together this handy blog: How musicians can ask fans for support during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Canada’s Banks: Contact your bank to find out how they have committed to support businesses and individuals through these difficult time. To help provide some stability for businesses through this time of uncertainty, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) is lowering the Domestic Stability Buffer requirement, releasing more than $300 billion of additional lending capacity for Canadian financial institutions.
  • Canada Business App: Download the app to find tailored supports to address your specific needs and questions about COVID-19.
  • Canada Council for the Arts: Information about CCA’s cancellation policy can be found here
  • The Canadian Federation of Musicians (CFM): has sent an open letter to federal and provincial ministries overseeing culture, social security and employment.
  • Canadian Live Music Association’s Request for relief to the Canadian government can be found here.
  • Canada Public Health has info about the situation available here.
  • CAPACOA is asking you to track cancellations affecting the Canadian live performance sector here.
  • The Canadian Chamber of Commerce have put together a pandemic prepardness guide to help prepare businesses in the days and weeks to come. 
  • Event Safety Alliance: Preparing your organization for COVID-19. More information can be found here.
  • FACTOR: Information about FACTOR’s cancellation policy can be found here.
  • Government of Canada Trade Commissioner Service: Resources for Canadian businesses can be found here.
  • Music BC has provided information and resources on their website and is encouraging company and artists to reach out with any questions or concerns regarding Music BC’s programs.
  • Manitoba Music will be providing information and resources, including support efforts. Keep an eye on their updates here. They have also announced the launch of of an emergency financial relief fund for Manitoba’s artists and industry workers. Find out more here
  • Music Managers Forum Canada has an incredibly thorough resource page that is being constantly updated here.
  • MusicOntario will be reposting all sorts of things on our socials/to our stories – have a peek there for various updates, interesting content from the community, streaming events, and other tidbits to help pass the time.
  • National Arts Centre & Facebook Canada will provide $100,000 in artist fees to support online performances between now and March 31, 2020 to ease financial strain for those impacted by the closure of performance venues across Canada due to COVID-19.
  • PRS Foundation: Advice for overseas activities or performances. More information here.
  • Radio Starmaker: The Board of the Radio Starmaker Fund wants to inform all stakeholders that any previous tour dates that were approved and were to take place between February 15th and August 31st of this year will be fully funded if they were canceled as a result of the coronavirus. All you will need to do when filling out final paperwork is indicate the reason for the cancellation was coronavirus – no other proof will be necessary. This same policy will also be in effect with regard to tour dates approved by the Board for Round 74. We are currently examining the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and the implications it may have on future touring. Currently, when we open our next round we are considering a moratorium on requests for tour funding for all performances from April 1st to May 31st of this year given the very high likelihood of cancellation. We will be monitoring this situation over the next few weeks and making a final determination on or before April 10th when we plan to open the next round of funding. In the meantime, we wanted everyone to know this is a possibility as tour plans are made this year.
  • SaskMusic will be launching an emergency relief fund for music industry professionals impacted by lost income due to COVID-19. More information can be found here
  • Unison Benevolent Fund has information about how they can help here, or you can call 1-855-986-4766 for inquiries to help you deal with the financial or emotional impact of coronavirus. Unison has also announced the launch of the COVID-19 Relief Program. 
  • Worldwide Independent Network has a list of resources for the indie music community across the work here.
  • World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/

PAUL BRANDT’S #NOTINMYCITY TO RECEIVE 2019 SLAIGHT MUSIC HUMANITARIAN AWARD

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PAUL BRANDT’S #NOTINMYCITY TO RECEIVE
2019 SLAIGHT MUSIC HUMANITARIAN AWARD

Brandt being recognized for his work to end child sexual exploitation and sex trafficking in Canada with #NotInMyCity movement

June 25, 2019 (Toronto, ON) – The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) Board of Directors is honoured to present the 2019 Slaight Music Humanitarian Award to Paul Brandt for the leaps and bounds he has made in raising awareness and taking action to end child sexual exploitation and sex trafficking in Canada with his #NotInMyCity movement. Given out annually, the Slaight Music Humanitarian Award celebrates a person or organization who has made an outstanding contribution of time and energy in support of humanitarian causes. 

“Not only is Paul Brandt one of the greatest entertainers in our format and our country, he is an extraordinary humanitarian.  Using his platform, he has become a strong voice for those affected by the horrible crimes of child sexual exploitation and sex trafficking in Canada and we are in awe of the change he is creating,” said Tracy Martin, CCMA President. “The CCMA is honoured to recognize #NotInMyCity and Paul’s remarkable efforts to bring attention to this urgent issue in our country.”

Founded by Brandt in July 2017, #NotInMyCity serves to educate the public about the realities of human trafficking while also uniting Canadians in the fight to protect some of our most vulnerable citizens. Brandt and collaborative stakeholders recognized that many Canadians were unaware of the staggering facts surrounding trafficking. For example, 93% of Canada’s trafficking victims come from Canada and more than 75% of people working in the Canadian sex trade began working as a child.  More than a quarter of victims are under the age of 18 and, despite being only four per cent of Canada’s population, Indigenous Canadians represent half of all human trafficking victims. Today, #NotInMyCity is a strong, collaborative organization, working with established agencies and groups to raise awareness and take action to combat human trafficking.  

“Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes in Canada today,” said Brandt. “On behalf of the millions of human trafficking victims in the world, I am moved to be receiving the Slaight Music Humanitarian Award recognizing the #NotInMyCity movement. Our Allies have courageously stepped up and chosen to be on the right side of history. We must end the sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of children for profit occurring in Canada and around the world.”  

Partners and supporters of #NotInMyCity include a growing list of visionary businesses and organizations along with First Nations groups, representatives from Ministries within the Provincial Government, the City of Calgary and City of Edmonton as well as sectors of Police, Justice, Health, Children’s Services, Education and not-for-profit community agencies. The Calgary International Airport and Edmonton International Airport have also partnered with #NotInMyCity to help stop trafficking. 

“My father Allan and the Slaight family believe strongly in helping the communities we live in and supporting grassroots initiatives that raise awareness of deserving issues,” says Slaight Communications CEO, Gary Slaight. “I congratulate Paul Brandt on both his #NotinMyCity initiative and his Buckspring Foundation that have helped to better lives. There’s no question that Paul is richly deserving of the honour that comes with receiving the Slaight Music Humanitarian Award.”

This CCMA Award of Achievement is named the Slaight Music Humanitarian Award in recognition of the generous donation made by the Slaight Music Foundation. The 2019 Slaight Music Humanitarian Award will be presented to Paul Brandt during a private industry event as part of Country Music Week 2019, taking place September 5-8 in Calgary, Alberta. For further details on the Slaight Music Humanitarian Award and other CCMA Awards of Achievement click here.

To learn more about #NotInMyCity visit notinmycity.ca.

For more information on the CCMA visit ccma.org.

About #NotInMyCity
#NotInMyCity is an initiative championed by humanitarian and country music star, Paul Brandt, geared toward raising awareness and collective action on Human Trafficking in Canada with a focus on Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking. Since 2017, #NotInMyCity has been working with community partners to bring awareness and collective action to this issue. The movement continues to unite key stakeholders locally, provincially and nationally to engage, commit and collectively build an action plan to prevent and end sexual exploitation and sex trafficking.

About Slaight Music
Slaight Music was started in 2011 with a mandate to support the Canadian music community through a variety of initiatives and to develop Canadian talent via strategic partnerships with industry peers. We work with artists from across the country and across the musical spectrum, helping to further careers and get great music heard. We’re also invested in the technology sphere, helping Canadian music entrepreneurs develop the next generation of digital platforms and services. And we support a variety of music-related events, causes and charities.

About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)
Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2019 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, Radio Starmaker, the Government of Alberta, The City of Calgary and Tourism Calgary.

TENILLE TOWNES AND OLD DOMINION ANNOUNCED AS PERFORMERS FOR THE 2019 CCMA AWARDS

TENILLE TOWNES AND OLD DOMINION
ANNOUNCED AS PERFORMERS FOR THE 2019 CCMA AWARDS

LINE UP ANNOUNCED FOR BOTH SONGWRITERS’ SERIES AND 
CCMA LEGENDS SHOW; TICKETS ON SALE FOR BOTH EVENTS TODAY 

CCMA FAN VILLAGE TO LAND IN CALGARY, PROVIDING THREE DAYS OF LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL DURING COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK 2019

ADDITIONAL LOWER BOWL TICKETS RELEASED TODAY FOR 2019 CCMA AWARDS

June 26, 2019 (Calgary, AB) — The stage for the 2019 CCMA Awards just got a whole lot hotter! Today the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA) and Global are thrilled to announce Alberta’s Tenille Townes and three-time ACM Award winners Old Dominion are confirmed to perform at the 2019 CCMA Awards. Presented by TD Music and broadcast exclusively on Global Sunday, September 8 at 9 p.m. EST/PST from Calgary, AB, this year’s show is bound to be the biggest yet. 

Both Alberta’s Tenille Townes and acclaimed country band Old Dominion will hit the CCMA Awards stage as performers for the first time, filling the arena with their chart-topping singles. One of country’s fastest rising stars, Townes is marking her place with her latest singles “Somebody’s Daughter” and “White Horse.” She has celebrated her biggest year yet, earning her first #1 at Canadian country radio (“Somebody’s Daughter”) and spending a great deal of time on tour with artists such as Dierks Bentley, Little Big Town and Miranda Lambert. 

Acclaimed 2018 CMA and two-time ACM “Group of the Year” country band Old Dominion is emerging as one of the most celebrated bands of the country music genre. Following the success of their sophomore album Happy Endings, Old Dominion recently released a new chart-climbing single “One Man Band.” With more than 34.9 million streams, the track is proving to be an instant fan favourite.

Leading into the CCMA Awards, Calgary will come alive with Country Music Week events including the CCMA Songwriters’ Series and the CCMA Legends Show. 

One of the most popular events at Country Music Week and brought to life by Stingray Music, the CCMA Legends Show celebrates the best the genre has to offer. Bringing together a long list of talent, the event will take place on September 6 at the Arts Commons Jack Singer Concert Hall and promises an evening of legendary performances. 

CCMA Legends Show Performers include:

Alan Doyle, Jade Eagleson, Lindsay Ell, Tim Hicks, Andrew Hyatt, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Aaron Pritchett, The Reklaws, Tenille Townes, The Wilkinsons and Michelle Wright. 

Hosted by James Barker, Aaron Goodvin and Tim Hicks, the CCMA Songwriters’ Series is a four-part acoustic performance series that will kick off on Thursday, September 5 with additional sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. These four marquis events celebrate the storytellers of country music, inviting listeners to enjoy songs from a whole new perspective. 

CCMA Songwriters’ Series Performers include: 

September 5: Jason Blaine, Kristin Carter, Leah Daniels, Aaron Goodvin, Mallory Johnson, Jess Moskaluke, Meghan Patrick and Leaving Thomas

September 6: Alee, James Barker, Lindsay Ell, Doug Folkins, Nice Horse, Livy Jeanne, MacKenzie Porter and The Reklaws

September 7: Tenille Arts, Sons of Daughters, Jade Eagleson, Stacey Lee Guse, Tim Hicks,  Steven Lee Olsen, Emily Reid and Tenille Townes

September 8: Kelly Archer, Jim Cuddy, Mitchell Tenpenny and Pam Tillis

CCMA Fan Village is back for a second year, giving fans access to hours of exciting events throughout the week. More details on the CCMA Fan Village will be announced in upcoming months. 

Fans are encouraged to follow along for Country Music Week 2019 updates on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

Tickets to the 2019 CCMA Awards are available now at ticketmaster.ca. As of today, fans will have the chance to secure some of the best seats in the house at the 2019 CCMA Awards with the release of an additional 200 lower bowl tickets. These seats are limited and are available for purchase now.  

Tickets to the CCMA Legends Show are available now at https://artscommons.ca/whats-on/2019/ccma-legends-show/.

Tickets to the CCMA Songwriters’ Series are available now at https://www.studiobell.ca/whats-on/canadian-country-music-week

Global is a Corus Entertainment Network.

About Old Dominion
Proving that they are not your average country band, Old Dominion blends lyrical wit, and rock‘n’roll grit into radio-friendly, hook-heavy pop nuggets. Old Dominion’s latest single “Make It Sweet” reached No. 1 on Billboard Airplay and Mediabase charts marking the Platinum-selling country quintet’s seventh No. 1 in the US. The track also peaked at #1 at country radio in Canada, and is a certified GOLD single by Music Canada. The band recently released new songs for their eager audience including “One Man Band” and the reflective “Some People Do.” By the end of 2018, Old Dominion performed 136 shows and crossed 1.5 million fan impressions within 365 days. Those gigs encompassed their own arena tour, sold-out European and Canadians runs, dozens of festivals, and opening for Kenny Chesney on his summer stadium and arena tour. And they are keeping that fertile ground-swell going in 2019 with their headlining “Make It Sweet” arena tour including recently added fall dates and a European leg in October. They won back-to-back ACM Group of the Year honours (2018, 2019) and took home the award for Vocal Group of the Year at “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards.” They recently received their second nomination for Country Duo/Group Artist at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards and are nominated for a 2019 CMT Music Award for Group Video of the Year (“Hotel Key”). Old Dominion consists of lead singer Matthew Ramsey, lead guitarist Brad Tursi, multi-instrumentalist Trevor Rosen, bassist Geoff Sprung, and drummer Whit Sellers.

About Tenille Townes
Canadian-born, Nashville-based Tenille Townes is “poised for a breakthrough” (Refinery29). On top of an ever growing list of accolades that includes Amazon Music’s “2019 Artists To Watch,” The Bobby Bones Show’s “Class of 2019,” CMT’s “Next Women of Country,” CMT’s “Listen Up,” iHeart Radio’s “Artists To Watch in 2019” and the inaugural class of “Opry NextStage,” Townes is currently support on Dierks Bentley’s extensive “Burning Man Tour.” She’s garnered widespread attention including praise from Billboard, The Tennessean, Sounds Like Nashville and NPR Music, who featured Townes as part of their “Best Music of 2018” coverage, hailing her as, “one of the most promising arrivals in mainstream Nashville’s burgeoning singer-songwriter movement…” Additionally, Rolling Stone named her Living Room Worktapes EP one of the “10 Best Country EPs of 2018” heralding, “Tenille Townes makes a strong case for being country’s most promising young songwriter with this devastating EP.” Her first official single, “Somebody’s Daughter,” impacted at Country radio last fall with her forthcoming full-length debut album—produced by Jay Joyce—expected in 2019 on Columbia Nashville. “Somebody’s Daughter” peaked at #1 at country radio in Canada, and is a certified GOLD single from Music Canada. Townes is the first Canadian country artist to have their debut single go to No. 1 in the Mediabase Canada era. She’s also only the second Canadian artist to top the Nielsen BDS Country Airplay chart with their first charted song and the first since Carolyn Dawn Johnson’s “Georgia” in 2000. Listen to “Somebody’s Daughter” here. Her current single “White Horse” is climbing the country radio charts week over week and is currently top 10 in Canada. Listen to “White Horse” here.

About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)
Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2019 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, Radio Starmaker, the Government of Alberta, The City of Calgary and Tourism Calgary. 

About TD Music
Since 2013, TD is proud to sponsor over 80 music festivals and 100 community music programs from coast to coast. From national stages that bring thousands of music fans together, to classrooms and resources that give the next generation a platform for education, expression, collaboration and inclusion, we strive to create opportunities for people to come together to experience the power of music. 

With an interest in creating opportunities for people to come together and emerging artists to thrive, TD invests in music to help build more connected communities and open doors for an inclusive tomorrow.

About Corus Entertainment 
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 37 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is also an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.

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Media Contacts:

For Old Dominion:
Julia Pittman | julia.pittman@sonymusic.com | 416.589.3072

For Tenille Townes:
Jamelia Campbell | jamelia.campbell@sonymusic.com | 416.589.3041 

For the Canadian Country Music Association:
Tiffany Astle | tiffany@penelopepr.com | 416.554.7329
Richelle Umali | richelle@penelopepr.com | 647.383.8857

For TD Bank Group:
Geraldine Anderson | Geraldine.Anderson@td.com |  403.294.3328

For Global TV:
Michelle McTeague | michelle.mcteague@corusent.com | 416.966.7724

HERE ARE YOUR 2019 CCMA AWARD NOMINEES

AMES BARKER BAND AND BRETT KISSEL LEAD
WITH FIVE 2019 CCMA AWARD NOMINATIONS EACH  
 
PAUL BRANDT, LINDSAY ELL, TIM HICKS, THE REKLAWS,
DALLAS SMITH AND TENILLE TOWNES
FOLLOW WITH FOUR NOMINATIONS EACH  
 
2019 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD TO BE BROADCAST LIVE
FROM CALGARY ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 ON GLOBAL TELEVISION

 

July 10, 2019 (Toronto, ON) — And they’re off! Today the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA) announced its nominees for the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD. Leading the pack with five nominations each are 2018 ​Single of the Year Award-winning group ​James Barker Band ​and reigning ​Interactive Artist of the Year ​​Brett Kissel​.  

Kissel is nominated in the following categories: ​Entertainer of the Year, Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award,Interactive Artist or Group of the Year, MNP Male Artist of the Year, Anthem Entertainment Songwriter(s) of the Year ​while James Barker Band​ ​will compete to take home wins in the ​Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award, Interactive Artist or Group of the Year, Group or Duo of the Year, Single of the Year, Anthem Entertainment Songwriter(s) of the Year categories. 

Following closely behind with four nominations apiece are ​Paul Brandt ​(​Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year, Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award, MNP Male Artist of the Year), ​Lindsay Ell (​Female Artist of the Year, Interactive Artist or Group of the Year, Single of the Year, Video of the Year), Tim Hicks ​(Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year, Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award, MNP Male Artist of the Year), ​The Reklaws ​(​Album of the Year, Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award, Group or Duo of the Year,Video of the Year),​ Tenille Townes​ (​Female Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, Anthem Entertainment Songwriter(s) of the Year, Video of the Year)​ ​and​ Dallas Smith ​(​Entertainer of the Year,Album of the Year, Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award, MNP Male Artist of the Year)​.  

Returning to the 2019 CCMA Awards broadcast after a 30-year hiatus, the ​Entertainer of the Year Award will see ​Paul Brandt​, ​Dean Brody​, ​Tim Hicks​, ​Brett Kissel​ and ​Dallas Smith​ go head to head to win the most coveted award of the night.  

Chosen by Canadian country music fans, the ​Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award​ nominees were announced late last night. Nomination leaders ​Brett Kissel​ and ​James Barker Band​ will compete with fellow country heavyweights ​Gord Bamford​, ​Paul Brandt​, ​Dean Brody​, ​Tim Hicks​, ​Hunter Brothers​, ​The Reklaws​, ​Dallas Smith​ ​and ​Guylaine Tanguay​ for fan votes heading into the biggest night of country music in Canada.  

Voting for the ​Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award ​ is now open. Canadian country music fans can vote by streaming on applemusic.com/CCMAawards or by visiting www.ccma.org/applemusicfanschoice​. All rules and regulations for the voting process can also be found online.

To note:​ ​To view a complete listing of the 2019 CCMA Awards nominees please visit ccma.org​.  

The 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD will broadcast live from Calgary, AB on Global at 9 p.m. EST/PST. Livestream details to be announced at a later date. Watch it live this fall to see which artist takes home the most hardware.  

Tickets to the 2019 CCMA Awards Show are available for purchase at ​ticketmaster.ca​. For each ticket sold, $1 will go directly to the MusiCounts in support of their year-round music initiatives.  

Fans are encouraged to follow updates for the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD via ​Twitter​,Instagram​ and ​Facebook​. 

For more information on the CCMA and the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD please visit ccma.org​.  

Global is a Corus Entertainment Network. 

About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) 
Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2019 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, Radio Starmaker, the Government of Alberta, The City of Calgary and Tourism Calgary.  
 
About TD Music 
Since 2013, TD is proud to sponsor over 80 music festivals and 100 community music programs from coast to coast. From national stages that bring thousands of music fans together, to classrooms and resources that give the next generation a platform for education, expression, collaboration and inclusion, we strive to create opportunities for people to come together to experience the power of music.  
 
With an interest in creating opportunities for people to come together and emerging artists to thrive, TD invests in music to help build more connected communities and open doors for an inclusive tomorrow. 
 
About Corus Entertainment
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 37 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is also an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com

HIGH VALLEY ANNOUNCED AS HEADLINER FOR SIRIUSXM’S TOP OF THE COUNTRY FINALE ON SEPTEMBER 5

COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK ANNOUNCEMENTS KEEP ROLLIN’ IN AS CALGARY PREPARES
TO HOST THE 2019 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD

2019 CCMA AWARD NOMINEES HIGH VALLEY ANNOUNCED AS HEADLINER 
FOR SIRIUSXM’S TOP OF THE COUNTRY FINALE ON SEPTEMBER 5 

 

TORONTO – July 24, 2019 – Get ready for the biggest party in country music, Calgary! The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) is bringing Country Music Week® to the city from September 5-8, and with today’s announcement the week has gotten even more exciting. Joining the week’s star-studded line-up is 2019 CCMA Award nominees High Valley as headliners of SiriusXM’s Top of the Country Finale(September 5). 

Making its debut at Country Music Week last year, SiriusXM’s Top of the Country competition offers a national platform exclusively for emerging Canadian country artists to have their voices heard. Three finalists — Matt LangKelsi Mayne and Tim & The Glory Boys — will battle it out for the grand prize live on stage before High Valley steps out as the event’s headlining act, plus surprise guests. In addition to headlining this anticipated event, High Valley is also nominated for Group or Duo of the Year award at the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD.

Tickets to SiriusXM’s Top of the Country Finale are available now. For those unable to attend SiriusXM’s Top of the Country Finale in Calgary, the show will air live across North America on SiriusXM’s CBC Country (ch. 171) via SiriusXM radios, online and on-the-go with the SiriusXM mobile app and at home on a wide variety of connected devices. 

Country Music Week is when many of the year’s most anticipated country music events take place. Tickets are now on sale for SiriusXM’s Top of the Country FinaleCCMA Songwriters’ Series presented by Anthem EntertainmentCCMA Legends Show presented by Stingray Music and the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD.
 
About High Valley 
With their flavourful blend of bluegrass-tinted country, Brad and Curtis Rempel comprise the critically acclaimed Alberta-born duo HIGH VALLEY. The brothers have received praise from Rolling Stone, Pandora, Spotify, CMT and more for soaring harmonies and memorable songs influenced by artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Diamond Rio and the Everly Brothers. Their international appeal has already earned them more than 200 million streams across the US and Canada alone. The duo is now kicking off their next project with their newest song, “Single Man.” Their first 2 singles, “Make You Mine” and “She’s With Me”, from their debut Atlantic Records / Warner Music Nashville album have both been certified Gold in the US and Platinum in Canada. “She’s With Me” has become their first Top 10 single at country radio in the States. In addition to their multiple CCMA Awards wins and Juno Awards nods, they were recently nominated for the ACM New Duo of the Year for the second consecutive year.

With their lauded major label debut album Dear Life under their belt, High Valley continue to make waves as a breakout act in country music. In addition to appearances on Live with Kelly and Ryan, TODAY and CBS This Morning, the rising duo has brought their music to fans across the world alongside the likes of Shania Twain, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. The SiriusXM Presents: Highway Finds Tour marked their first US headlining run, and they wrapped Old Dominion’s Happy Endings World Tour this past winter. High Valley spent the first part of 2019 on the road, co-headlining Canada, with Canadian Country icon Paul Brandt and are currently in the studio working on their upcoming project.

About the Canadian Country Music Association®  (CCMA)
Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2019 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, Radio Starmaker, the Government of Alberta, The City of Calgary and Tourism Calgary.
 
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Media Contacts:
For High Valley: 
Steve Waxman | Steve.Waxman@warnermusic.com | 416.758.1097

For the Canadian Country Music Association:
Tiffany Astle | tiffany@penelopepr.com | 416.554.7329
Richelle Umali | richelle@penelopepr.com | 647.383.8857

For TD Bank Group: 
Geraldine Anderson | Geraldine.Anderson@td.com |  403.294.3328

For Global TV: 
Michelle McTeague | michelle.mcteague@corusent.com | 416.966.7724
 

DALLAS SMITH AND BILLY RAY CYRUS TO CO-HOST THE 2019 CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

DALLAS SMITH AND BILLY RAY CYRUS TO CO-HOST 
THE 2019 CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD 
LIVE FROM CALGARY ON SEPTEMBER 8

WATCH, STREAM OR LISTEN TO THE 2019 CCMA AWARDS LIVE ACROSS THE COUNTRY BEGINNING AT 9 P.M. EST/PST ON GLOBAL, CORUS RADIO, AND TWITTER 

TICKETS FOR THE 2019 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD ON SALE NOW

 

August 6, 2019 (Calgary, AB) – The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) and Global are proud to announce that reigning CCMA Male Artist of the Year Dallas Smith and recent Billboard record-breaking singer, songwriter and actor Billy Ray Cyrus are co-hosting the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD. The 2019 CCMA Awards will air live on Global from Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome on September 8 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. Global has also extended its broadcast to stream on Twitter and broadcast live on Corus radio stations Country 105 (Calgary), CISN Country 103.9 (Edmonton), and Country 104 (London/Woodstock). 

Ahead of the 2019 CCMA Awards, Dallas Smith and Billy Ray Cyrus each sat down with ET Canada’s Cheryl Hickey to talk new music, hosting an award show, and more. Watch ET Canada tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. EST/PST to catch the exclusive one on one interviews. Click here to watch a promo. 

“I’m thrilled to be co-hosting this year’s CCMA Awards with Billy Ray Cyrus – he’s a legend!” shared Smith. “This is going to be a great time and I can’t wait to celebrate country’s biggest night with everyone.”

A multiple JUNO and CCMA Award-winning entertainer, Dallas Smith is one of the most celebrated artists in Canadian Country music. Smith, always one to dominate uncharted territory, is the first and only Canadian country artist in the Nielsen BDS era, to have seven #1 singles, including four consecutive chart-toppers from the same album. Nominated for four 2019 CCMA Awards (Apple Music Fans’ Choice, MNP Male Artist of the Year, FORD Album of the Year, Entertainer of the Year), Smith will be heading out on the road across Canada following his co-host duties as part of the Friends Don’t Let Friends Tour Alone Tour this fall, alongside Dean Brody. 

“This is really a full circle moment for me because I received my first ever platinum record plaque while I was in Canada in the 90s. We also shot the series ‘Doc’ in Toronto, so it feels like coming home every time I’m in Canada. I’m really looking forward to co-hosting the show with Dallas,” Cyrus shared.

This is the first time that Billy Ray Cyrus will be hosting an award show and his first time taking to the CCMA Awards stage. The award-winning artist has been making headlines since his 1992 breakout single “Achy Breaky Heart” and has continued to make waves in the industry since. His country-rap, hybrid collaboration with Lil Nas X continues to break chart-topping records, hitting 18 weeks at #1 on the Billboard charts making it the longest-running #1 single in history and the new single “Chevys and Fords” is already a country music playlist essential. 

Tickets to the 2019 CCMA Awards are available for purchase at ticketmaster.ca. For each ticket sold, $1 will go directly to the MusicCounts in support of their year-round music initiatives. 

Fans are encouraged to follow updates for the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

For more information on the CCMA and the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD please visit ccma.org. 

Global is a Corus Entertainment Network and is available through all major TV distributors, including: Shaw, Shaw Direct, Rogers, Bell, Videotron, Telus, Cogeco, Eastlink, SaskTel and the new STACKTV, streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video Channels.

About Billy Ray Cyrus 
Billy Ray Cyrus became a household name over the course of his unprecedented career which spans across music, television and theater. Throughout his nearly three decade career, Cyrus has achieved worldwide success as a singer, songwriter, actor and producer. The Flatwoods, KY native exploded onto the music scene when his first album, Some Gave All, debuted on the all-genre Billboard album chart at No. 1 and stayed there for a record-breaking 17 weeks in 1992. The lead single, “Achy Breaky Heart,” became a phenomenon as the single went multi-platinum. After “Achy Breaky Heart,” Cyrus followed up with back to back hits “It Could’ve Been Me,” “She’s Not Crying Anymore,” “Wher’m I Gonna Live When I Get Home?” and the anthemic “Some Gave All.” Cyrus knocked himself out of the top Billboard position with the his second No. 1 album, It Won’t Be The Last, featuring smash hits “In the Heart of a Woman,” “Words By Heart” and “Somebody New.” Cyrus followed up with dozens more that defined country music. “To me, my most defining moment in country was being joined by George Jones and Loretta Lynn on my self-penned ‘Country Music Has the Blues,’” said Cyrus. He also enjoyed a successful career as an actor in “Doc” and “Still The King,” as well as the Disney series “Hannah Montana” with his daughter Miley. Recently, Cyrus has shattered records with Lil Nas X with the global smash, “Old Town Road,” which has remained No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 18 consecutive weeks. Returning to his Kentucky roots, on July 19, BBR Music Group/BMG released Cyrus’s new single with emerging artist Johnny McGuire titled, “Chevys and Fords,” which Rolling Stone Country proclaimed is “a gently rocking country tune brimming with Springsteen-inspired, vehicle-based nostalgia…finds the two vocalists singing about how they come from a long line of Chevys and Fords.'”

About Dallas Smith 
A multiple JUNO and CCMA Award-winning entertainer, Dallas Smith is one of the most celebrated artists in Canadian Country music.  In 2018, the Platinum-selling Country star added to one of the most notable careers in Canadian music with two CCMA Awards for “Male Artist of the Year” and “Video of the Year”.  He has amassed international appeal since making his Country music debut with Jumped Right In, a project that netted a CRIA Gold-certified single, 5 CCMA Award nominations and a JUNO Award nomination for Country Album of the Year. He followed with the infectious CRIA Platinum-certified single “Tippin’ Point” and continued to dominate the Canadian Country charts with songs like “Lifted”, multi-week #1 hits “Wastin’ Gas”, “Autograph”, “Side Effects”, “Sky Stays This Blue”, “Sleepin’ Around” and “Make ‘Em Like You”. Adding to the list of accolades, Smith has two CRIA Platinum-certified singles, 12 CRIA Gold-certified singles and 3 CRIA Gold-certified albums. Smith continues to dominate uncharted territory and is the FIRST AND ONLY CANADIAN COUNTRY ARTIST in the Nielsen BDS era, to have four consecutive #1 singles from the same album, topping the three from Shania Twain’s “Come On Over”. Smith also surpasses Shania Twain for the most #1 songs by a Canadian Country artist in the Nielsen BDS era with seven. On March 15th, Smith released “The Fall” EP, which includes his latest single “Drop” and will join Dean Brody for the co-headlining “Friends Don’t Let Friends Tour Alone” national tour this fall.

About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)
Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2019 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, Radio Starmaker, the Government of Alberta, The City of Calgary and Tourism Calgary.

About TD Music
Since 2013, TD is proud to sponsor over 80 music festivals and 100 community music programs from coast to coast. From national stages that bring thousands of music fans together, to classrooms and resources that give the next generation a platform for education, expression, collaboration and inclusion, we strive to create opportunities for people to come together to experience the power of music. 

With an interest in creating opportunities for people to come together and emerging artists to thrive, TD invests in music to help build more connected communities and open doors for an inclusive tomorrow.

About Corus Entertainment
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 37 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is also an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.

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Media Contacts:

For Dallas Smith:
Charlotte Thompson | charlotte@redumbrellapr.com | 416.464.8220

For Billy Ray Cyrus:
Scott Adkins | scott@adkinspublicity.com | 615.301.1722

For the Canadian Country Music Association:
Tiffany Astle | tiffany@penelopepr.com | 416.554.7329
Richelle Umali | richelle@penelopepr.com | 647.383.8857

For TD Bank Group:
Geraldine Anderson | Geraldine.Anderson@td.com |  403.294.3328

For Global TV:
Michelle McTeague | michelle.mcteague@corusent.com | 416.966.7724

ANNOUNCING SECOND ROUND OF PERFORMERS FOR 2019 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD

SECOND ROUND OF PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2019 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD, LIVE FROM CALGARY ON SEPTEMBER 8

WATCH, STREAM, OR LISTEN TO THE 2019 CCMA AWARDS LIVE ACROSS THE COUNTRY BEGINNING AT 9 P.M. EST/PST ON GLOBAL, CORUS RADIO, AND TWITTER 

NEW TICKETS RELEASED TODAY FOR THE 2019 CCMA AWARDS 
PRESENTED BY TD AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW

August 13, 2019 (Calgary, AB) — Calgary, here we go! Today, the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) and Global announced their second round of performers for the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD. The 2019 CCMA Awards, hosted by Dallas Smith and Billy Ray Cyrus will air live on Global on September 8 at 9 p.m. EST/PST, stream on Twitter, and broadcast live on Corus radio stations Country 105 (Calgary), CISN Country 103.9 (Edmonton), and Country 104 (London/Woodstock). 

Joining previously announced Old Dominion and Tenille Townes on the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD stage are award-winning country star Dean Brody, recent chart-topping sibling group Hunter Brothers, reigning two-time Female Artist of the Year Meghan Patrick and celebrated songwriter and performer Tebey

These 2019 CCMA Award nominees will be joined by 2018 Single of the Year winners James Barker Band, Alberta’s breakthrough artist MacKenzie Porter, CCMA and BCCMA award winner Aaron Pritchett and 2019 Slaight Music Humanitarian Award recipient Paul Brandt

Tickets to the 2019 CCMA Awards are available for purchase at ticketmaster.ca with new sections available as of today. For each ticket sold, $1 will go directly to the MusicCounts in support of their year-round music initiatives. 

Fans are encouraged to follow along for Country Music Week 2019 updates on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

For more information on the CCMA and the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD please visit ccma.org

Global is a Corus Entertainment Network and is available through all major TV distributors, including: Shaw, Shaw Direct, Rogers, Bell, Videotron, Telus, Cogeco, Eastlink, SaskTel and the new STACKTV, streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video Channels.

About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)
Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2019 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, Radio Starmaker, the Government of Alberta, The City of Calgary and Tourism Calgary.

About TD Music
Since 2013, TD is proud to sponsor over 80 music festivals and 100 community music programs from coast to coast. From national stages that bring thousands of music fans together, to classrooms and resources that give the next generation a platform for education, expression, collaboration and inclusion, we strive to create opportunities for people to come together to experience the power of music. 

With an interest in creating opportunities for people to come together and emerging artists to thrive, TD invests in music to help build more connected communities and open doors for an inclusive tomorrow.

About Corus Entertainment 
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 37 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is also an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.

 

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For Paul Brandt: 
Rosanna Imbrogno | ro@paulbrandt.com | 403.669.2504

For Dean Brody + Hunter Brothers: 
Erin Richards | erin@hypepr.ca | 416.627.5728 

For James Barker Band: 
Allison Phillips | allison.phillips@umusic.com | 

For Old Dominion: 
Julia Pittman | julia.pittman@sonymusic.com | 416.589.3072

For Meghan Patrick: 
Dave Stelling | Dave.Stelling@warnermusic.com | 416.758.1125

For MacKenzie Porter: 
Richelle Umali | richelle@penelopepr.com | 647.383.8857

For Aaron Pritchett: 
Jess Seguire | jess@alleycatpr.com | 613.921.2314 

For Tebey: 
Jill Snell | jill@roadangelentertainment.com | 647.588.0449

For Tenille Townes: 
Jamelia Campbell | jamelia.campbell@sonymusic.com | 416.589.3041 

For the Canadian Country Music Association:
Tiffany Astle | tiffany@penelopepr.com | 416.554.7329

For TD Bank Group: 
Geraldine Anderson | Geraldine.Anderson@td.com |  403.294.3328

For Global TV: 
Michelle McTeague | michelle.mcteague@corusent.com | 416.966.7724

 

ANNOUNCING THIRD ROUND OF PERFORMERS FOR 2019 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD

CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION AND GLOBAL ANNOUNCE 
THIRD ROUND OF PERFORMERS FOR 2019 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD, LIVE FROM CALGARY ON SEPTEMBER 8

WATCH THE 2019 CCMA AWARDS LIVE ACROSS THE COUNTRY 
BEGINNING AT 9 P.M. EST/PST ON GLOBAL, CORUS RADIO, AND TWITTER 

 

August 20, 2019 (Calgary, AB) — The 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD is getting even louder! The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) and Global are thrilled to announce the third round of performers for the 2019 CCMA Awards. Hosted by Dallas Smith and Billy Ray Cyrus, the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD will air live on Global on September 8 at 9 p.m. EST/PST, stream on Twitter, and broadcast live on Corus radio stations Country 105 (Calgary), CISN Country 103.9 (Edmonton), and Country 104 (London/Woodstock). 

Stepping onto the CCMA Awards Show stage for the first time is 2019 Rising Star nominee Jade Eagleson. He will be joined by four-time 2019 CCMA Awards nominee and Calgary native Lindsay Ell, reigning Album of The Year powerhouse Jess Moskaluke, CCMA Award winner and 2019 nominee Aaron Goodvin and Alberta’s celebrated country duo High Valley

Platinum selling artist Tim Hicks will get loud at the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD while chart-topping brother-sister duo The Reklaws and breakthrough country star Morgan Wallen will deliver the high-energy performances they are known for, making for an unforgettable evening. 

Tickets to the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD are available for purchase at ticketmaster.ca. For each ticket sold, $1 will go directly to the music education charity MusiCounts, and help put instruments into the hands of kids who need them most.

Fans are encouraged to follow along for Country Music Week 2019 updates InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

For more information on the CCMA and the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD please visit ccma.org

Global is a Corus Entertainment Network and is available through all major TV distributors, including: Shaw, Shaw Direct, Rogers, Bell, Videotron, Telus, Cogeco, Eastlink, SaskTel and the new STACKTV, streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video Channels.

 

About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)
Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2019 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, Radio Starmaker, the Government of Alberta, The City of Calgary and Tourism Calgary.

About TD Music
Since 2013, TD is proud to sponsor over 80 music festivals and 100 community music programs from coast to coast. From national stages that bring thousands of music fans together, to classrooms and resources that give the next generation a platform for education, expression, collaboration and inclusion, we strive to create opportunities for people to come together to experience the power of music. 

With an interest in creating opportunities for people to come together and emerging artists to thrive, TD invests in music to help build more connected communities and open doors for an inclusive tomorrow.

About Corus Entertainment 
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 37 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is also an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus atwww.corusent.com.

 

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For Jade Eagleson:
Ally Bottero | Ally.Bottero@umusic.com 

For Lindsay Ell and Morgan Wallen:
Richelle Umali | richelle@penelopepr.com | 647.383.8857 

For Aaron Goodvin:
Adam Gonshor | Adam.Gonshor@warnermusic.com | 416.758.1196

For Tim Hicks and Jess Moskaluke:
Charlotte Thompson | charlotte@redumbrellapr.com | 416.464.8220

For The Reklaws:
Valerie Burnatowski | Valerie.Burnatowski@umusic.com 

For High Valley:
Adam Gonshor | Adam.Gonshor@warnermusic.com | 416.758.1196

For the Canadian Country Music Association:
Tiffany Astle | tiffany@penelopepr.com | 416.554.7329

For TD Bank Group: 
Heather Reinsborough | Heather.Reinsborough@td.com | 416.413.3433

For Global TV: 
Michelle McTeague | michelle.mcteague@corusent.com | 416.966.7724

 

THREE DAYS OF FREE PROGRAMMING FOR CALGARIANS

GET READY CALGARY! 
CCMA FAN VILLAGE DELIVERS THREE DAYS OF FREE PROGRAMMING FOR CALGARIANS KICKING OFF ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 

FAN VILLAGE TO TAKE OVER COWBOY’S TENT FOR
THREE DAYS, DELIVERING PERFORMANCES BY SOME OF THE GENRE’S BIGGEST ARTISTS

SECOND YEAR OF FAN-DRIVEN EVENT WILL BE BIGGER THAN
EVER AND WILL INCLUDE BIG BROTHER CANADA’S
DANE RUPERT AND ANTHONY DOUGLAS,
SATURDAY’S PURE COUNTRY TAKEOVER AND THE 
2019 CCMA AWARDS SHOW TD COUNTDOWN CONCERT

 

August 28, 2019 (Calgary, AB) — With Country Music Week 2019 only ONE WEEK away, the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) is excited to announce the details surrounding Fan Village. Back for its second year, Fan Village will see the Cowboy’s Tent (321 – 11th Ave SE) come to life with three, completely free days of unforgettable programming — artist meet & greets, LIVE COUNTRY pop-up shop, appearances by Big Brother Canada Season 7 winner Dane Rupert, runner-up Anthony Douglas and Pure Country’s Shannon Ella — all while hosting a stage filled with performances by the best country music has to offer.  

“Calgary has hosted the Canadian Country Music Awards more than any other Canadian city and with good reason: the heart of country music truly beats in Alberta. This reputation owes, in part, to the phenomenal level of community support the province’s country music industry has long enjoyed. The Fan Village is the perfect place to celebrate this legacy, the Awards and Country Music Week.” — Leela Sharon Aheer, Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women.

“In Calgary, country music is in our veins. Fan Village is an incredible opportunity for all Calgarians to enjoy the spirit of the Country Music Week and take in some top-tier country music,” said Mayor Nenshi. “Making these performances free to attend is a great initiative by the CCMAs. I know come September 6, Calgarians will be there with their dancing boots on!”

Brought to life with the support of Pure Country and TD, Fan Village will see more than 30 artists perform between September 6-8, giving fans hours of music from their favourite artists, meet and greet opportunities, games, live-band karaoke competition, yoga with goats, daily giveaways and so much more! 

CCMA Fan Village Location 
Cowboy’s Tent (321 – 11th Ave SE) 

OFFICIAL CCMA FAN VILLAGE SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2019
Opening at 5:00 p.m. sharp, the Cowboy’s Tent will be transformed into the biggest party of Country Music Week 2019. The first evening of CCMA Fan Village programming will kick off with Canadian country radio’s most-spun group for the past three years James Barker Band and culminate with a performance by certified PLATINUM-selling breakthrough artist Morgan Wallen

5:00 p.m.
Doors and bars open 
 
7:30 p.m. — 11:30 p.m.
YYC Country Friday Night (Fan Village Official Kick-Off Party) 
Get the weekend started off right. Grab a drink (and a friend!) and get ready to lose yourself in the first EPIC night of Fan Village. Performances by James Barker Band, Madison Kozak, MacKenzie Porter, HARDY and Morgan Wallen.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2019
There’s no party like a Pure Country party! Hosted by Shannon Ella, Saturday’s Fan Village presented by iHeartRadio Canada’s Pure Country activities will be the hottest ticket in town. Stretching out over the course of 14 hours, the day will kick off with Yoga With Goats, hosted by Granary Road. After warming up, fans will have the opportunity to take photos with artists such as Dean BrodyHunter BrothersTim HicksJess MoskalukeMeghan PatrickThe Reklaws, Tenille TownesDallas Smith and The Washboard Union.

Fan Village presented by iHeartRadio Canada’s Pure Country will see some of Canada’s favourite artists put to the rapid-fire questions test via a Q&A with prizes for those who know their country music trivia best and be host to performances from 2:30 p.m. through to midnight. A full list of appearing performers can be found below.  
 
10:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
Yoga With Goats 
Whether you are a seasoned yogi or are new to the practice, add an extra layer to your zen-time with animal therapy from the cutest goats, provided by Granary Road. Special guests include Hunter BrothersShannon EllaCheryl HickeyAndrew HyattMadeline MerloJess Moskaluke and Erica Wiebe (Olympic Gold Medalist).
 
12:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m. 
CCMA FanFest 
Grab your cowboy boots! Fan Village attendees will get the chance to take photos with some of Canada’s brightest country music stars. Photo opportunities include Dean BrodyHunter BrothersTim HicksJess MoskalukeMeghan PatrickThe ReklawsTenille TownesDallas Smith and The Washboard Union.
 
2:30 p.m. — 5:30 p.m.
Country Happy Hour(s) 
Live performances by Don AmeroShawn AustinKristin CarterKadoohDavid JamesTyler Joe Miller and Bobby Wills.
 
5:30 p.m. — 7:15 p.m.
Live Band Karaoke Competition
Participants will have the opportunity to perform alongside a live band with the best performance winning tickets to the 2019 CCMA Awards. Perform live with a band, bring your friends, hosted by Dane Rupert and Anthony Douglas
 
9:00 p.m. — 12:00 a.m.    
YYC Country Saturday Night
Live performances by Owen BarneyHunter BrothersChad BrownleeJade EaglesonTim HicksEmily Reid and The Reklaws.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2019
The countdown is on! Big Brother Canada Season 7 winner Dane Rupert and his fellow houseguest and runner-up Anthony Douglas kick-off the final day of Fan Village presented by TD. Warming up with acoustic performances by a handful of Canada’s favourite country stars, Sunday’s Fan Village presented by TD will be chock-full of excitement and conclude with the TD Countdown Concert. Fans are encouraged to arrive early so they don’t miss a thing.  
    
10:30 a.m.  
Tent Opens
 
11:00 a.m. — 1:45 p.m.
Acoustic Country Brunch 
By now we’re sure you’ve worked up an appetite! Get ready for the final day of Country Music Week by indulging in some of the best Calgary Food Trucks alongside the acoustic sounds of The Abrams, Eric Ethridge, Aaron Goodvin, Kalsey Kulyk, KIRA and PETRIC
 
2:15 p.m. — 4:45 p.m.
TD Countdown Concert 
Performances by Sons of Daughters, Dan Davidson, Andrew Hyatt, JoJo Mason, Madeline Merlo, Aaron Pritchett, Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion and The Washboard Union.

5:00 p.m. 
Fan Village presented by TD wraps for 2019 (tent closes)
 
Fan Village would not be possible without the support of sponsors such as Pure Country, TD, Ford, Purpose Vodka, Crown Royal, Smirnoff, Captain Morgan and Longshot Wine.
 
Can’t make it to Calgary? Watch the 2019 CCMA Awards live on Global beginning at 9 p.m. EST/PST, stream on Global’s YouTube channel, and broadcast live on Corus radio stations Country 105 (Calgary), CISN Country 103.9 (Edmonton), and Country 104 (London/Woodstock). 
 
Fans are encouraged to follow along for Country Music Week 2019 updates on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.
 
For more information on the CCMA and the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD please visit ccma.org

Please note that all Fan Village schedules are subject to change. 

 

About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)
Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2019 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, Radio Starmaker, the Government of Alberta, The City of Calgary and Tourism Calgary.

About TD Music
Since 2013, TD is proud to sponsor over 80 music festivals and 100 community music programs from coast to coast. From national stages that bring thousands of music fans together, to classrooms and resources that give the next generation a platform for education, expression, collaboration and inclusion, we strive to create opportunities for people to come together to experience the power of music. 

With an interest in creating opportunities for people to come together and emerging artists to thrive, TD invests in music to help build more connected communities and open doors for an inclusive tomorrow.

About Corus Entertainment 
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 37 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is also an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.

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Media Contacts:

For the Canadian Country Music Association:
Tiffany Astle | tiffany@penelopepr.com | 416.554.7329
Richelle Umali | richelle@penelopepr.com | 647.383.8857 

For TD Bank Group: 
Heather Reinsborough | Heather.Reinsborough@td.com |  647.405.2660

For Global TV: 
Michelle McTeague | michelle.mcteague@corusent.com | 416.966.7724

 

2019 RATINGS GROWTH ACROSS MULTIPLE PLATFORMS

THE CCMA CELEBRATES THE 2019 CCMA AWARDS PRESENTED BY TD

WITH RATINGS GROWTH ACROSS MULTIPLE PLATFORMS

 

First-ever live radio broadcast wins the night on Country 105

 in Calgary ranking #1 with adults 18+ and 25-54

TV broadcast grows 53% amongst females 25-54 compared to 2018

Potential social reach during Country Music Week 2019 hits a record-breaking 84.3M

September 20, 2019 (Toronto, ON) — Finally unpacked from its week-long stay in Calgary, AB, the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA) is celebrating the incredible outcomes surrounding the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD. Working alongside new partners this year — Corus Entertainment’s Global TV and TD Bank — the 2019 CCMA Awards charted significant year over year audience growth in coveted key demos with a confirmed audience increase of 19% for Ind. 2+, 15% for adults 25-54, and an incredible 53% increase amongst females 25-54* for its broadcast on Global.

 2019 also saw the CCMA take new initiative to increase the platform for Canadian artists. As part of their multi-year partnership with Global TV, the CCMA saw this year’s Awards Show simulcast live via three Canadian country radio stations — Corus’ Country 105 (Calgary), CISN Country 103.9 (Edmonton), and Country 104 (London/Woodstock). Calgary’s Country 105 claimed top spot with its broadcast of the CCMA Awards, ranking #1 with adults 18+ and 25-54**.

 With the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD stage being brought to life by co-hosts Dallas Smith and Billy Ray Cyrus and performances by Tenille TownesLindsay Ell and The Reklaws, it was clear that the CCMA’s continued focus on digital reach was a top priority. In an effort to increase last year’s potential social reach exponentially, the CCMA worked alongside production partner Notable Life and the Country Music Week 2019 Host Committee to ensure top-level content creators had access to some of the show’s most memorable moments. These efforts, alongside three full days of Country Music Week events, resulted in a record 84.3M impressions across social.

In addition, in only its second year, CCMA Fan Village saw over 7,500 country music fans make their way through the Cowboys’ Tent from September 6th to 8th for a weekend of free performances, Yoga with Goats, Food Trucks, Karaoke and much more. Fans were able to catch Canadian favourites James Barker Band, Tim Hicks, MacKenzie Porter, Jess Moskaluke as well as international acts such as Morgan Wallen, among others, over the course of the weekend. 

Celebrating the best in country music, the CCMA Awards presented by TD will return to Hamilton in 2020.

If you missed this year’s show, the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD  broadcast is available to stream on GlobalTV.com and the Global TV App.

For a complete list of winners at the 2019 CCMA Awards, visit ccma.org.

Global is a Corus Entertainment Network and is available through all major TV distributors, including: Shaw, Shaw Direct, Rogers, Bell, Videotron, Telus, Cogeco, Eastlink, SaskTel and the new STACKTV, streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video Channels.

 

*Source: Numeris PPM Data, Sep 9/18 vs. Sep 8/19, confirmed data, AMA(000), Global Total, CBC Total, Total Canada

**Source: Numeris PPM Data Calgary, Sep 8/19

 

About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)
Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2019 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, Radio Starmaker, the Government of Alberta, The City of Calgary and Tourism Calgary.

About TD Music
Since 2013, TD is proud to sponsor over 80 music festivals and 100 community music programs from coast to coast. From national stages that bring thousands of music fans together, to classrooms and resources that give the next generation a platform for education, expression, collaboration and inclusion, we strive to create opportunities for people to come together to experience the power of music.

With an interest in creating opportunities for people to come together and emerging artists to thrive, TD invests in music to help build more connected communities and open doors for an inclusive tomorrow.

About Corus Entertainment
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 37 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is also an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.

 

 

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For the Canadian Country Music Association:

Tiffany Astle | tiffany@penelopepr.com | 416.554.7329

Richelle Umali | richelle@penelopepr.com | 647.383.8857

 

For TD Bank Group:

Heather Reinsborough | Heather.Reinsborough@td.com | 416.413.3433

 

For Global TV:

Michelle McTeague | michelle.mcteague@corusent.com | 416.966.7724