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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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Nominations for the 2019 Manitoba Country Music Awards now Open
Nominations for the 2019 Manitoba Country Music Awards is now Open




Nominations (First Ballot) for the 2019 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, 2019 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 2019 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
Industry Membership Changes
Beginning March 1, 2019 the Manitoba Country Music Association Industry memberships will move to a paid membership of $25.00 per year. We are and for many years have been the only provincial association to not charge a membership fee. The fee revenue, among other uses, will assist in our annual operating expenses which continue to increase.

MCMA Industry Members are entitled to the following:
• The Opportunity to be nominated for the Annual Awards Show
• Full voting privileges for the Annual Awards Show
• Receive e-updates that provide information on news, events and shows happening around Manitoba
• Submit information to be included in the e-updates that provide information on news, events and shows happening around Manitoba
• Receive the opportunity to have their promotional material included on the MCMA website
• Have the opportunity to post news and events on our MCMA Facebook Group
• Entitled to vote at the Annual AGM
• Performance opportunities at MCMA events

To renew your MCMA Industry Membership CLICK HERE and you will be taken to the payment options page. If you renew before March 1st your Industry Membership will run uninterrupted. If you renew following March 1st your membership will move to Associate (Fan Only) status until payment is received after which you will move back to industry standing. All Industry Memberships run from March 1st of the current year to March 1st of the following year.
Nanci Dagg
2018 MCMA Award Results

Congratulations to all our nominees and award winners at the 2018 Manitoba Country Music Awards.

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Leanne Pearson

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Don Amero

FANS' CHOICE
Kendra Kay

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Past the Perimeter

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
18 Ends - Petric

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Downtown Kids - David James

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Church - Don Amero

NCI FM ABORIGINAL COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD
Don Amero

SONG OF THE YEAR (Songwriters)
18 Ends
Writers: Jason Petric/Tom Petric/Gavin Sleightholm/Travis Wood
Performer: Petric

ROOTS ARTIST, DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Quinton Blair

EMERGING ARTIST AWARD
Jade Turner

ALL STAR BAND OF THE YEAR – GUITAR
Stephen Arundell

ALL STAR BAND OF THE YEAR – BASS
Mucha Bee

ALL STAR BAND OF THE YEAR – DRUMS
Josh Ayers

ALL STAR BAND OF THE YEAR – SPECIALTY
(BANJO, FIDDLE, MANDOLIN, KEYS, STEEL)

Michael Audette

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR
Now Country 104.7 FM

RADIO ON-AIR PERSONALITY OR TEAM OF THE YEAR
Brian Cook (Now Country 104.7)

FESTIVAL OR EVENT OF THE YEAR
Dauphin's Countryfest

VENUE OF THE YEAR
Club Regent Event Centre

JANICE STARODUB IMPACT AWARD
Heidi Howarth

2018 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
ERIC IRWIN


Manitoba Country Music Association