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Ribfest 2017
Banned & Outlawed will be performing at the Forks in Winnipeg during the Rotary Club of Winnipeg's Ribfest on Saturday August 26 at 1:00pm.

Catch Lindsay Rae performing at 5pm on Sunday August 27

Come join everyone for ribs and awesome entertainment! Free admissions. Complete Ribfest details @ http://www.ribfestwinnipeg.ca/
Nominations for the 2017 Manitoba Country Music Awards is now Open



Nominations (First Ballot) for the 2017 Manitoba Country Music Awards is now Open to all MCMA Members


From 12:00 am CST July 1st, 2017 to 11:59 pm CST August 14th, 2017 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 2017 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 eight (8) 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
2017 CCMA Spotlight Performance Finalistss
2017 CCMA SPOTLIGHT PERFORMANCE FINALISTS ANNOUNCED


(Toronto, ON) June 7, 2017 – The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA)® congratulates the following acts who have been selected to participate in the 2017 CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest. Thank you to the Provincial Country Music and Provincial Music Industry Associations from across Canada, mentioned below, for their work in selecting one country music act/artist to represent their province.

Our 2017 CCMA Spotlight Performance finalists are:




British Columbia Country Music Association:
Rollin’ Trainwreck

Facebook: Rollin’ Trainwreck | Twitter: @rolltrainwreck | Instagram: @rollintrainwreck
Website: RollinTrainwreck.com

Association of Country Music in Alberta:
Trevor Panczak

Facebook: Trevor Country | Twitter: @trevorpanczak | Instagram: @trevor_panczak
Website: TrevorTown.com

Saskatchewan Country Music Association:
Kelsey Fitch

Facebook: Kelsey Fitch Music | Twitter: @kelseyfitch | Instagram: @kelseyfitchmusic
Website: Kelsey-Fitch.com

Manitoba Country Music Association:
Ryan Keown

Facebook: Ryan Keown Band | Twitter: @ryankeown1 | Instagram: @ryan_keown
Website: RyanKeown.com

Country Music Association of Ontario:
Ben Hudson

Facebook: Ben Hudson Music | Twitter: @benhudsonmusic | Instagram: @benhudsonmusic
Website: BenHudson.com

Music New Brunswick:
Tyler Deveau

Facebook: Tyler Deveau Music | Twitter: @tdeveaumusic | Instagram: @tdeveaumusic
Website: TylerDeveau.com

Music Newfoundland and Labrador:
Mallory Johnson

Facebook: Mallory Johnson Music | Twitter: @maljohnsonmusic | Instagram: @maljohnsonmusic
Website: malloryjohnsonmusic.com

Music Prince Edward Island:
Julia Dunn

Facebook: Julia Dunn | Twitter: @juliadunnmusic
Website: JuliaDunn.ca

Music Nova Scotia:
Tj King

Facebook: Tj King | Twitter: @tjkingmusic | Instagram: @tjkingmusic |
Website: TjKingMusic.com

HOW TO VOTE:
Beginning Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. ET, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JVT83S7 to access the CCMA Spotlight Performance online voting poll.

To vote, simply click the link and select the finalist that you would like to see perform during PotashCorp Country Music Week 2017 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The finalist that receives the most votes on the poll by 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, June 16, 2017 will win one performance spot during PotashCorp Country Music Week 2017. Please note: only (1) vote per IP address will register with the online polling system - so make your one (1) vote count!

Again, voting is NOW OPEN and will close Friday, June 16 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

For more information, and for the rules and regulations of the 2017 CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest, CLICK HERE.

On behalf of the Canadian Country Music Association and the participating Provincial Country Music and Provincial Music Industry Associations, happy voting!


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
2017 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 CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest

PotashCorp Country Music Week® 2017, being held this year in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (September 7 - 10, 2017) 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:
Each province has been asked to select one country music act/artist (Act) to represent their province in the annual “CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest” (National Contest).

Once the provincial Acts are chosen, these Acts will move forward to an online poll (which will not be administered through a social media platform, but rather a stand-alone URL). The CCMA will provide a link to the poll. MIAs and selected Acts are encouraged to promote voting through websites, social media, media opportunities, etc. To vote, the voter must click through to the link and simply select which Act on the poll they would like to see perform at PotashCorp Country Music Week 2017. The Act that receives the most votes on the poll by 5:00 p.m. ET on June 16, 2017 will win a performance spot at PotashCorp Country Music Week. Each voter can only place one (1) vote for who they would like to see perform. The winner will be notified by 5:00 p.m. ET on June 19, 2017. The winner of the CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest will be announced on June 23, 2017.

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,2017

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 (MP3 format or links)
  • 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 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, at a public, official CCMA-sanctioned event.

What the National Contest winner receives:

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

  • One (1) performance spot at a public, official CCMA-sanctioned event during PotashCorp Country Music Week 2017
  • One (1) CCMA membership (one-year duration)
  • One (1) complimentary delegate pass to PotashCorp Country Music Week 2017 (non-transferable)
  • One (1) hotel room for four (4) nights of accommodation during PotashCorp Country Music Week 2017 (the evenings of September 7-10) at the Holiday Inn in Saskatoon
  • Transportation (economy class) to and from the Winner’s hometown to Saskatoon (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
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