2022 MCMA Awards

2022 Overview

2022 Rules & Regulations

2022 MANITOBA COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
On November 5, 2022, 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 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 in good standing will be eligible to participate in the Second Ballot. Cover/Tribute Artist, Duo or Group of the Year and Fans’ Choice awards 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 Cover/Tribute Artist, Duo or Group of the Year Award and Fans’ Choice Award.

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 August 15, 2022, in order to be eligible to participate in the Second Ballot. See the 2022 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, 2022
First Ballot closes – August 14, 2022
TOP SIX (6) NOMINEES ANNOUNCED – September 1, 2022
Second Ballot opens – September 1, 2022
Second Ballot closes – September 20, 2022
WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT AWARDS SHOW – November 5, 2022

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
Interactive Artist, Duo or Group 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
Cover/Tribute Artist, Duo or Group of the Year
Fans’ Choice

Selected by the MCMA Board
Janice Starodub Impact Award
Hall of Fame Inductee


Manitoba Country Music Association