CMAO Awards

CMAO Awards

April 20, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Chasing some dollars to fund your next recording or cross-country tour? Hoping to enter your songs into a lucrative competition? Seeking showcase opportunities at festivals and conferences? Check our calendar and get into the groove. The CMAOntario Awards and festival (pictured), presented by Slaight Music, are set for early June in London, ON.

April 6, 2021
by FYI Staff

Two established Ontario country stars and a fast-emerging artist top the Awards nominations list, with five nods apiece. Presented by Slaight Music, the show is scheduled to be held on May 30, as a drive-in style event in Hamilton.

Meghan Patrick. Instagram shot.
October 5, 2020
by FYI Staff

Last night, Canada’s first-ever, live drive-in country awards show honoured the female star (pictured) with three trophies, followed by Tim Hicks, James Barker Band, and The Reklaws, with two wins each. The event was presented by Slaight Music with support from Ontario Creates.

Jason McCoy, Instagram
August 30, 2020
by FYI Staff

A star-studded cast of Ontario's top country artists will perform at a new looking live-version of the Awards in London on Oct. 4 with (picture) Jason McCoy hosting. The event is presented by Slaight Music with support from Ontario Creates.

Carroll Baker at the podium after being presented her Juno Award by members of Rush
April 22, 2020
by FYI Staff

Meghan Patrick and The Reklaws lead the just-announced list of nominees for the 2020 CMAOntario Awards, with six apiece.

Meghan Patrick with one of last night's trophies. Grant W. Martin Photography
June 17, 2019
by FYI Staff

Last night's showcase of the province's best country talent crowned the Bowmanville singer (pictured) queen of the occasion, with five wins, followed by Tim Hicks and The Reklaws with two each.

Tim Hicks livin' the life in LA. Pic: Instagram
April 5, 2019
by Kerry Doole

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.

The Lovelocks won in the category of Roots Group last night at the CMAOs.
June 4, 2018
by FYI Staff

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

CMAO Awards host Jason McCoy
June 1, 2018
by FYI Staff

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.

April 13, 2018
by FYI Staff

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.

Johnny Reid adds 2nd show at Burton Cummings' Theatre
November 22, 2017
by FYI Staff

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.

April 17, 2017
by Bill King

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.