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Welcome to the Manitoba Country Music Association, home to some of Canada's biggest names in country music. The Manitoba Country Music Association is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the promotion, development, and enhancement of all aspects of country music in Manitoba.

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2017 MCMA Awards FANS' CHOICE Voting
Voting for the 2017 Manitoba Country Music Awards FANS' Choice Award is now open!

This Award is voted on by the fans. You do not need to be a member to vote for Fans' Choice. One vote per IP is allowed.

From 10:00 am CST September 1, 2017 to 12:00 am CST October 16, 2017 voting will remain open for the MCMA FANS' CHOICE Award.

2017 MCMA Awards Second Ballot
The Second Ballot for the 2017 Manitoba Country Music Awards is now open to all MCMA "Industry Level" members.

From 10:00 am CST September 1, 2017, to 12:00 am CST October 16, 2017, all eligible MCMA Industry members may vote for ONE Nominee in each category. For the complete rules and category descriptions, please refer to the 2017 Manitoba Country Music Association Awards “MCMA Awards” Rules & Regulations available at www.manitobacma.com

To place your votes for the Second Ballot, you must login to the MCMA website and click the “2017 Awards Voting” option under the Awards menu item. Only valid MCMA Industry Level members will have this option available.

Voting for the 2017 Manitoba Country Music Awards FANS' CHOICE Award is now open!

This Award is voted on by the fans. You do not need to be a member to vote for FANS' CHOICE. One vote per IP is allowed.

From 10:00 am CST September 1, 2017, to 12:00 am CST October 16, 2017, voting will remain open for the MCMA FANS' CHOICE Award.
2017 MCMA Award Nominees

2017 Manitoba Country Music Awards Nominees


Congratulations to all the 2017 nominees

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ashley Robertson
Desiree Dorion
Jade Turner
Kayla Luky
Kendra Kay
Kimberley Dawn
Leanne Pearson
Lindsay Rae
Renee Lamoureux

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
David James
David Pestrak
Don Amero
Greg Arcade
Jason Kirkness
Quinton Blair
Ray Martin
Russell Lee
Ryan Keown

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Doc Walker
Ed Wayne & The North Border Band
Foster Martin Band
Four Mile Road
Keith and Renee
Past the Perimeter
Petric
Poets & Lies

NCI FM ABORIGINAL COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD
Ashley Robertson
Desiree Dorion
Don Amero
Frannie Klein
Jade Turner
Kimberley Dawn
Renee Lamoureux
William Prince

SONG OF THE YEAR (Songwriters)
Back to Dirt – Kayla Luky
Be Mine – Elsie Morden
Got the Girl – Chris Ising, Mark Dolin, Laurie ‘Fly’ Williams
Heart of the Heartland – Chris Thorsteinson, Dave Wasyliw, Gavin Sleightholm, Todd Clark
Honky Tonk Gone – Greg Arcade
Picture – Russell Lee
Small Town Sunday – Ray Martin, Diamond Doug Keith
Warrior – Renee Lamoureux
Whiskey Knows – Desiree Dorion, Chris Burke-Gaffney
Worth – Jade Turner, Murray Pulver

ROOTS ARTIST, DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Ashley Robertson
Desiree Dorion
Greg Arcade
Kayla Luky
Poets & Lies
Quinton Blair
Ray Martin
Ridley Bent
William Prince

EMERGING ARTIST AWARD
Aaron Prociuk
Elsie Morden
Emma Peterson
Greg Arcade
Jade Turner
Past the Perimeter
Rhianna Rae Saj
Russell Lee

ALL STAR BAND OF THE YEAR – GUITAR
Ariel Posen
Brennan Wall
Darren Savard
Jordan Day
Kris Ulrich
Murray Pulver
Sean Borton
Stephen Arundell
Tom Dutiaume

ALL STAR BAND OF THE YEAR – BASS
Evan Taplin
Jon Mushaluk
Karl Shewchuk
Meg Dolovich
Mucha Bee
Ray Grenier
Sam Little
Wes Wilson

ALL STAR BAND OF THE YEAR – DRUMS
Cody Iwasiuk
Jon Plett
Josh Ayers
Mark Kohan
Mike Hiebert
Paul Fontaine
Ryan Voth
Stephen Broadhurst

ALL STAR BAND OF THE YEAR – SPECIALTY (BANJO, FIDDLE, MANDOLIN, KEYS, STEEL)
Bill Western
Brenton Thorvaldson
Brian Leclair
Chris Nakonechny
Clint Dutiaume
Dan Russell
Logan Picton
Lyle Baldwin
Michael Audette

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Ashley Robertson – Back in Manitoba
David James – What if I Don't
Elsie Morden – Be Mine
Jade Turner – Worth
Jason Kirkness – Whiskey Kiss
Kayla Luky – Back to Dirt
Past the Perimeter – Shotgun Beauty Queen
Renee Lamoureux – Warrior
Russell Lee – Picture

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Chris Ising – Got the Girl
David James – What if I Don't
Desiree Dorion – Whiskey Knows
Doc Walker – Heart of the Heartland
Jade Turner – Worth
Jason Kirkness – Whiskey Kiss
Kayla Luky – Back to Dirt
Kendra Kay – My Way
Petric – Play it Safe
Renee Lamoureux – Warrior
Russell Lee – Picture
Ryan Keown – Best Thing

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Chris Ising – Got the Girl
Desiree Dorion – Tough Street
Doc Walker – Weathervane
Elsie Morden – Elsie Morden
Jade Turner – North Country
Jason Kirkness – A Beautiful Disaster
Kayla Luky – Back to Dirt
Petric – It Girl Stripped Down
Ray Martin Band – Real Country

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR
101.1 FM The Farm (Brandon)
730 CKDM (Dauphin)
CFRY 920 (Portage la Prairie)
CKLQ 880 (Brandon)
Country 107.7 FM (Steinbach)
NCI FM (Winnipeg)
Now Country 104.7 FM (Winnipeg)
QX 104 FM (Winnipeg)

RADIO ON-AIR PERSONALITY OR TEAM OF THE YEAR
Al Gaines
Alex Devries
Brian Cook
Brody Jackson and Jess Hoy
Bruce Leperre
Karen Black
Kimberley Dawn and Stephen Broadhurst
Leanne Cater
Leanne Doty
Paul Rabliauskas

FESTIVAL OR EVENT OF THE YEAR
Country Music Benefit Concert for No Time for That
Dauphin’s Countryfest
Niverville Olde Tyme Country Fair
Rattlesnake Country Music Festival
Red River Exhibition
Rossburn DUKEefest
Steinbach Summer in the City
Stonewall Quarry Days

VENUE OF THE YEAR
Club Regent Events Centre
Cowboys Roadhouse
Habs Bar (La Broquerie)
South Beach Casino
The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre by Canada Inns
The Park Theatre
The Royal George Hotel
Watson Art Centre (Dauphin)

FANS’ CHOICE
David Pestrak
Elsie Morden
Jade Turner
Kendra Kay
Petric
Renee Lamoureux
Russell Lee
Ryan Keown


2017 MCMA Award Tickets Now On Sale


Tickets for the 2017 Manitoba Country Music Awards are now on sale.

Click here to go to TicketMaster and purchase your tickets today.

Keep watching the MCMA website and Facebook page for award show performer announcements.





2017 MCMA Awards Overview



Nominations for the 2017 Manitoba Country Music Awards have now closed. Thank you to our members for placing your nominations. Watch for the TOP EIGHT (8) NOMINEES to be Announced September 1, 2017



2017 Rules & Regulations

2017 MANITOBA COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
On November 10, 2017, the Manitoba Country Music Awards, presented by the Manitoba Country Music Association (MCMA) and Dauphin’s Countryfest, will be held at The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre by Canad Inns in the heart of Downtown Winnipeg. This is an evening not to be missed as we bring the province’s largest country music community together. Several of Manitoba’s top country acts along with host Leanne Cater from QX 104 will entertain guests as the prestigious awards are handed out to the highest-voted artists.

ABOUT MEMBERSHIP VOTING
With the exception of two awards that are voted on and determined by the MCMA Board of Directors, the MCMA Awards will go through a two-stage ballot process. MCMA membership is split in to two factions: Associate (Fan Only) members and Industry members. All MCMA members will be eligible to participate in the First Ballot (Nominate). Only MCMA Industry members will be eligible to participate in the Second Ballot and must be registered with the MCMA as an Industry member by October 1, 2017. Fans’ Choice will appear on the Second Ballot as well as an Online Public Voting Ballot. The public and MCMA Industry member vote tallies will be combined for a total number of votes to determine the winner of the Fans’ Choice Award. Click here to learn more about MCMA memberships and to register as a member of the MCMA.

We strongly encourage fans and industry members to spread the word and vote as we celebrate Manitoba’s country music talent.

All final nominees are required to be Industry members of the MCMA as of September 1, 2017, in order to be eligible to participate in the Second Ballot. Click here to view the Rules and Regulations for the MCMA Awards.

The MCMA is looking for sponsors and supporters of the event. If you are interested, or know of any individual, group or businesses that maybe interested, please email the MCMA at manitobacma@gmail.com.

KEY DATES
First Ballot opens – July 1, 2017
First Ballot closes – August 14, 2017
TOP EIGHT (8) NOMINEES ANNOUNCED – September 1, 2017
Second Ballot opens – September 1, 2017
Second Ballot closes – October 16, 2017
WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT AWARDS SHOW – November 10, 2017

AWARDS CATEGORIES
Voted by Membership
Female Artist of the Year
Male Artist of the Year
Group or Duo of the Year
NCI FM Aboriginal Country Music Award
Song of the Year (Songwriters)
Roots Artist, Duo or Group of the Year
Emerging Artist
All Star Band of the Year – Guitar
All Star Band of the Year – Bass
All Star Band of the Year – Drums
All Star Band of the Year – Specialty (Banjo, Fiddle, Mandolin, Keys, Steel)
Music Video of the Year
Single of the Year
Album of the Year
Radio Station of the Year
Radio On-Air Personality or Team of the Year
Festival or Event of the Year
Venue of the Year

Voted by Membership and Online Public Voting
Fans’ Choice

Selected by the MCMA Board
Impact Award
Hall of Fame Inductee
Membership Activation
Attention New Members: When signing up for membership please be sure to check your email for the membership activation email from the MCMA which has the subject line of ‘Welcome to Manitoba Country Music Association’. This email contains a link which you must click on in order to activate your account. Once activated you will receive a second email with the subject line of ‘Account activated at Manitoba Country Music Association’
Manitoba Country Music Association