Meghan Patrick, Tim Hicks, Robyn Ottolini Head CMAO Awards Noms

Meghan Patrick, Tim Hicks, and Robyn Ottolini head the just-announced nominations list for the 2021 CMAOntario (Country Music Association of Ontario) Awards, with five nods apiece.

Other notable artists featured in the list include The Reklaws, The Good Brothers, Jade Eagleson, Western Swing Authority, Owen Barney, The Abrams, Andrew Hyatt, and Kelly Prescott.

Presented by Slaight Music, the 9th Annual CMAOntario Awards are scheduled to be held on May 30, as a drive-in style event at the Ancaster Fairgrounds in Hamilton, ON, though this is dependent on the province’s Covid-19 protocols. Hosted by Jason McCoy and Beverley Mahood, the award show will close out the CMAOntario Festival & Awards weekend, May 28-30.

Voting across 18 categories is restricted to CMAOntario members, with the exception of the Fans' Choice award, which is open to both public and membership voting. Eligible members will have the opportunity to vote on the final ballot from now until April 19. Music fans can cast their votes here for the Fans' Choice award beginning on April 19 until May 7. 

Awards show tickets go on sale on April 19. Performers, ticket details, and additional events from the CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend will be announced in the coming weeks.

See a full list of nominees here.

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