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2018 Awards Host Hotel

WEB LINK: Radisson Manitoba Country Music Awards code: MCMA
2018 Awards Volunteers Needed


The MCMA Awards Show would not work without the INCREDIBLE support of our volunteers.

We are currently accepting volunteer applications for Transportation, Signage and Posters, Ushers and Greeters, and Stage Loaders. If you would be interested in applying for one of these positions please complete the volunteer registration form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNqpQkpF67YGUNbDs1kC7gWkG2VbgXaewYsGgQoNfgWGCHkw/viewform?c=0&w=1

Deadline for volunteer applications is October 1, 2018

WE NEED YOU!
2018 Award Tickets Now On Sale

Do you have your tickets for the 2018 Manitoba Country Music Awards?

On November 10 2018 the Manitoba Country Music Awards presented by the Manitoba Country Music Association (MCMA) and Dauphins 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 provinces largest country music community together. Several of Manitoba's top country acts along with host Patricia Conroy will entertain guests as the prestigious awards are handed out.

General Admission Adult Tickets are $35.00 each plus taxes
18plus event
Doors open at 6:00PM
Show starts at 8:00PM

Note: Doors to the performance area will be closed once program starts and entry will be based on program breaks.

Get your tickets at TicketMaster
https://www.ticketmaster.ca/2018-manitoba-country-music-awards-winnipeg-manitoba-11-10-2018/event/1100552CDE068C1F?artistid=2548658&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=52
2018 MCMA Awards Nominees
Congratulations to all the 2018 Manitoba Country Music Awards Nominees.



















MCMA SCMA Country Music Week Showcase
Nominations for the 2018 Manitoba Country Music Awards is now Ope
Nominations for the 2018 Manitoba Country Music Awards is now Open




Nominations (First Ballot) for the 2018 Manitoba Country Music Awards is now Open to all MCMA Members


From 12:00 am CST July 1st, 2018 to 11:59 pm CST August 14th, 2018 all eligible MCMA members may nominate TWO AND ONLY TWO contenders in each of the member voted 19 categories. For eligibility and Category descriptions please refer to the 2018 Manitoba Country Music Association Awards MCMA Awards Rules & Regulations.

MCMA Members can place nominations for the first ballot by logging into the MCMA website and clicking the Nominate Now button below



AWARD 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
  • Fans’ Choice


The six (6) Contenders receiving the majority of nominations in each category will appear on the Second (Final) Ballot as nominees, providing they meet the eligibility requirements as determined by the MCMA Awards & Balloting Committee. Second Ballot Contenders are required to be members of the MCMA.

Thank you for exercising your right to vote!
MCMA Board of Directors
Ray St. Germain at the Met
Sons of the Pioneers 2018 Tour




The Sons of the Pioneers are synonymous with the ultimate in Cowboy music. For decades the premier western singing group has musically painted unforgettable images and stories of horses, cattle, cowboys, "night herds", tall timber, cool water, canyons and prairies. Their original songs like "Tumbling Tumbleweeds", "Cool Water" and "Ghost Riders in the Sky" are classics forever entwined into the lore and mystique of the North American West. Both "Tumbleweeds" and "Cool Water" have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Founded by Roy Rogers Sr. and the gifted songwriters (Winnipeg born) Bob Nolan and Tim Spencer; the group garnered national and international fans through appearance in almost 100 western films during the '30s, '40s and '50s. Numerous albums were recorded under contracts with Decca, Columbia, RCA and others. The group provided songs for several John Ford westerns including the soundtrack for "The Searchers" starring John Wayne. When television came along they regularly appeared on the Roy Rogers Show and had guest appearances on such programs as the Barbara Mandrell Show. Walt Disney called upon the Pioneers to supply the soundtrack for the film "Pecos Bill". They were the first cowboy musical group to perform at Carnegie Hall and the first to headline in Las Vegas casinos.

The current group's configuration is part of a continuous and uninterrupted 80-year existence in which they have accumulated more coveted honors and awards than anyone in Western music. Current members include Roy Rogers Jr, (Dusty), Tommy Nallie, Ken Lattimore, John Fullerton, and Bruce Hoffman (fiddler). The group has historically been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Western Music Association Hall of Fame and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame among others. The Smithsonian Institute named them as "National Treasures".

The Pioneers are known around the world for their unique three and four-part harmonies. According to their "trail boss", Tommy Nallie who joined the group in the 1980's, "We are honored to be returning to Canada in 2018, and visiting different cities. We had Western Canadian tours in 2015, 2016, and 2017. We were Parade Marshalls for the Calgary Stampede in the 1990's." Nallie said "Every concert is pure Cowboy music packed with our timeless hits, solid western swing and a good measure of comedy and banter. Each of the five members share the vocals and instrumentals." Part of the hallmark sound comes from acoustic fiddles, upright bass, and lead and rhythm guitars.

When not performing their regular theater concert season in September/October in Branson, Missouri, the Pioneers have recently been invited to perform on RFD-TV, PBS program, on Nashville's Grand Ol' Opry and at various theaters and festivals across the country.
2018 MCMA Awards
2018 MCMA Awards - Overview
2018 MANITOBA COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
On November 10, 2018, 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 will entertain guests as the prestigious awards are handed out to the highest-voted artists.

ABOUT MEMBERSHIP VOTING
With the exception of twoawards 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 September 28, 2018. 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, 2018, in order to be eligible to participate in the Second Ballot. See the 2018 MCMA Awards Rules and Regulations for further details.

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, 2018
First Ballot closes – August 14, 2018
TOP SIX (6) NOMINEES ANNOUNCED – September 1, 2018
Second Ballot opens – September 1, 2018
Second Ballot closes – September 28, 2018
WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT AWARDS SHOW – November 10, 2018

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
Janice Starodub Manitoba Development Award
Hall of Fame Inductee
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

Manitoba Country Music Association