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June 3, 2021
by Kerry Doole

The CFMAs (pictured) is looking for a Slaight Music Unsung Hero, the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival is now under way, and the CIMA Summit: Indie Music Connects event is coming soon. Also in the news are Lily Frost, Girls+ Rock Ottawa, the CCMA, Maybe May, BC live music, David Myles, and farewell Michael Laderoute and Mike O’Reilly.

Tegan and Sara  Facebook photo
May 5, 2021
by Kerry Doole

The memoir of Tegan and Sara (pictured) heads to TV, the CCMA has reasons for Pride, and Global Toronto is set for June. Others in the news include Jann Arden, ISC, Radio Starmaker, Art of Time, Leonard Cohen, Flaming Lips, Russell Louder, Kenny Kirkwood, Sidewalk Sounds, and farewell Phil Naro, Ed Ward, and Tommy West.

Shania Twain  Facebook photo
April 20, 2020
by FYI Staff

An elite list of country stars, including Shania Twain (pictured), come together for a five-night broadcast event to raise money for Food Banks Canada and the Unison Benevolent Fund.

April 16, 2020
by External Source

The Canadian Country Music Association Foundation is joining with 20 country music performers for Canada Together: In Concert, a five-night TV at-h

Danko Jones  instagram photo
February 7, 2020
by FYI Staff

Danko Jones (pictured), Marc Jordan, Frazey Ford, and Tami Neilson grab international attention, Gustavo Gimeno now heads the TSO, and Caribou’s life changes. Others in the headlines include WMG, Sheila Jordan, Elaine Bomberry, Vadell Gabriel, Identifyy, Brexit, Google, Amoeba Music, Green Day, Kobe, and Florida Georgia Line.

Donnie Walsh, Downchild song's author. Pic: The Great Lakes Blues Society
November 22, 2019
by FYI Staff

A big hit by Downchild (pictured Donnie Walsh) is honoured, The Last Waltz heads to Nashville, and Juno tickets go on sale today. Also making news are JFL, Kesha, Anvil, Susan Aglukark, NMC, Said The Whale, the CCMA, Corin Raymond, and Laila Biali. With video.

September 6, 2019
by Kerry Doole

On the eve of her much-deserved induction, we interviewed the veteran country music promoter and publicist about a truly fascinating 50-year career that spans a galaxy of stars that include David Bowie, Garth Brooks and Dallas Smith.

The Washboard Union  Instagram photo
August 30, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The Washboard Union (pictured) and other Canadian stars to play Fan Village, Shawn Mendes and Tim Hortons team up, and Partner tackles Rush for Polaris. Also in the news: Stars, Re:Sound, CMAO, NMC: ON, Naya Ali, NSMW, FME, Iggy Pop, and farewell Donnie Fritts and Nancy Yu.

June 27, 2019
by External Source

The Canadian country star is honoured with this prestigious award presented by the CCMA for his movement to end child sexual exploitation and sex trafficking in Canada.

 Florence + The Machine Facebook photo
April 26, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Florence + The Machine (pictured) shatter Shazam records, The Grateful Dead top RSD sales, and Prince and Springsteen have new albums coming. Also in the news: The CCMAs, Randy Bachman, Casumo, Sylvia Rhone, The Cooper Brothers, Mariposa, Stephanie Hardman, June Records, and Music BC. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Terri Clark  Facebook photo
April 12, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Terri Clark (pictured) has been named RBC Master in Residence at Studio Bell, Sonic Unyon turns 25, and Global partners with the CCMA. Also in the news: The Weeknd, ticket scalping, Radiohead, CFMU, PEI songwriters, The Acoustic Guitar Project, OBEY fest, Shelagh Rogers, Calgary Folk Fest, Collingwood Elvis Festival, and farewell Earl Thomas Conley and James Renald.

January 23, 2019
by FYI Staff

This is one of the most popular components of the annual Country Music Week, drawing major Canadian country stars. The Canadian Country Music Association is inviting submissions from members wanting to participate.