Meghan Patrick and Tim Hicks (pictured) lead the CMAO Awards nominations, Drake earns 17 Billboard Music Awards noms, and Carly Rae Jepsen announces a new album. Also in the news: Red Bull Music Academy, Aerosmith, Spotify, Stan Rogers Folk Festival, A2IM Indie Week, CIMA, Mötley Crüe, Anne Murray, Drowned In Sound, and farewells to Kim English, Lou Natale, and Billy Adams.
Meghan Patrick and the James Barker Band took top honours at the Country Music Association of Ontario’s Awards gala Sunday at London, ON’s Centenni
Now in a sixth year, the Awards honour the cream of the crop of Ontario country music talent. Other events in London this weekend present both veteran stars and emerging young artists.
Michelle Wright, Cold Creek, Meghan Patric, Jason McCoy, Tim Hicks, Tebey, and Western Swing Authority are all performing at the Country Music of Ontario Awards annual hoedown set in London on June 3.
Fan fever leads to more shows on Johnny Reid's spring tour, the CMAO Awards will return to London, ON, next year with Jason McCoy back as host. Banger Films scores in New York, Whitney Rose and The Wooden Sky announce new tours, and we farewell David Cassidy, Della Reese, and John Preston.
The affable frontman for The Road Hammers also keeps busy as a solo artist and radio host. He'll return to hosting duties at the CMAOntario Awards in June and discusses his career in the band and his own pursuits in this interview.