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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.

Membership in the Association is free, and open to anyone actively involved in Country music, whether as an Artist, Writer, Press, Fan, etc... What are you waiting for? Join Now

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Board of Directors
The Manitoba Country Music Association would like to thank Bruce Leperre for his countless years of service on the Board of Directors, it has been an asset that will be missed. Bruce, we appreciate everything you have done and continue to do for the Manitoba country industry.

A huge thank you to Chris Gaudry for the past two years of expertise he has provided for the Board.

We are happy to announce that Sean Borton and James Peace will be joining our Board of Directors for 2018. A very warm welcome and congratulations to our 2 new Directors, thanks for joining our team!

2018 MCMA Board of Directors

President – Kerry Kingsland

Vice President – Miles Trach

Site Administrator, Awards Committee – Chris Ising

Treasurer – Noel Martin

Secretary, Events Chair, Awards Committee – Nanci Dagg

Awards Chair, Publicist – Janelle Johnson

Director, Program Review Manager – Chris Nakonechny

Director, Awards Committee – Janet Harder

Director ­– Belinda Gladue

Director – Sarah Cleland

Director – James Peace

Director – Sean Borton
2018 CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest


Calling all Manitoba Country Music Artists!

The Manitoba Country Music Association (“MCMA”) and the CCMA are partnering once again for the 2018 CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest

CCMA Country Music Week® 2018, being held this year in Hamilton, Ontario (September 6 - 9, 2018) is just around the corner – and we want to help you get there.

The MCMA is once again running a contest in tandem with the Canadian Country Music Association ® (CCMA®) for your chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play alongside Canada’s brightest country music stars and most cherished legends during the Canadian country music industry’s largest annual event.

How it works:
Participating provinces across the country have been asked to select one country music act/artist (Act) to represent their province in the annual “CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest” (National Contest).

Once all the participating provincial Acts from across Canada are chosen for the National Contest, the selected Acts will be highlighted via an online poll, set to go live on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. ET. Each province will promote their Act and encourage the public to vote. Each voter can only place one (1) vote for who they would like to see perform during Country Music Week in Hamilton (only one vote per IP address will be accepted).

The National Contest will run for 10 days, and will close on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET. The Act that receives the most votes on the poll by the time the National Contest closes will win a performance spot at a public, official CCMA-sanctioned event during Country Music Week 2018 in Hamilton. The winner of the CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest will be announced on Friday, June 22, 2018.

Acts that are interested in representing Manitoba on this National Contest are required to email their submission (requirement details below) to the MCMA at manitobacma@gmail.com by MIDNIGHT May 10th,2018

Note: You must be a resident of Manitoba and a MCMA Industry member to be eligible

Submission Requirements (to be emailed to the MCMA - manitobacma@gmail.com)

  • Two Songs (links to youtube, reverbnation or soundcloud etc.)
  • Artist Bio (no more than 50 words)
  • One Promotional Photo (JPEG Print quality)
  • Social Media Platforms (please include links to social media outlets you use (i.e., link to Facebook artist page, twitter account, website etc)


All Manitoba submissions will be juried by the MCMA, and one successful Act will be selected to move on to the National Contest for their chance to win a performance spot during Country Music Week® in Hamilton, Ontario, at a public, official CCMA-sanctioned event.

What the National Contest winner receives:

There is only one (1) prize awarded, which goes to the National Contest winner. The prize consists of:


  • One (1) performance spot at a public, official CCMA-sanctioned event during Country Music Week 2018 in Hamilton
  • One (1) CCMA membership (one-year duration)
  • One (1) complimentary delegate pass to Country Music Week 2018 in Hamilton (non-transferable)
  • One (1) hotel room for four (4) nights of accommodation during Country Music Week 2018 in Hamilton (the evenings of September 6-9) at the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
  • Transportation (economy class) to and from the winner’s hometown to Hamilton (up to a maximum of $1,000 CDN)


Note: In the case that the winner is a duo or band, the CCMA will review the prize package on a case by case basis

For more information, contact the MCMA at manitobacma@gmail.com
Watch The 2017 MCMA Awards


The 2017 Manitoba Country Music Awards
Presented by the Manitoba Country Music Association (MCMA) and Dauphin's Countryfest
November 10, 2017
The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre by Canad Inns in the heart of Downtown Winnipeg

Hosted by
Leanne Cater of QX104 FM

Voiced by
Jeff Molnar of QX104 FM

Performances by
Past The Peremiter 00:00
Jason Kirkness 17:56
Desiree Dorion 30:21
Quinton Blair with Del Barber 46:52
Kayla Luky 1:16:04
David James 1:30:47
Petric 1:39:07
Kendra Kay 1:53:24
Ryan Keown 2:01:00
Doc Walker 2:15:08
Manitoba Country Music Association