CMAOntario Awards

CMAOntario Awards

Meghan Patrick  Facebook photo
June 6, 2022
by Kerry Doole

A perennial winner at the show celebrating Ontario country artists and industry, Meghan Patrick (pictured) took home three trophies on Sunday night.

Members of Blue Rodeo with Mayor Tory & Councillor Fletcher  Facebook photo
June 1, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Blue Rodeo is honoured with a street name (pictured), the the CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend is ready to roll, and finalists for the 2022 SOCAN Songwriting Prize are announced. Also making news are the Allan Slaight Juno Master Class, Tebey, Global Toronto, The Do West Fest, Sloan, NXNE, ArtHaus, CMW, NMC, Buffy Sainte-Marie, TSO, Oscar Peterson Program, Indigenous Grooves, East Pointers, Chemical Club, Bruno Capinan, Nuela Charles, David Leask, and Lunar Bloom.

March 27, 2022
by FYI Staff

The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) has announced the nominees for the 10th Annual CMAOntario Awards.

Meghan Patrick website photo.
September 6, 2021
by FYI Staff

Sunday night, CMA Ontario presented its awards in 17 categories, celebrating the province’s top music talents. Heading the winners list with three was Meghan Patrick, who repeated last year's tally and now holds a total count of 18.

Shawn Austin
August 12, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Shawn Austin (pictured) is the flagship signing to new country imprint, Local Hay, Gordon Lightfoot postpones dates, and the CMAO’s Legacy Revival lineup is an impressive one. Also in the news are MUTEK, MMF Canada, Bespoke, Unleash The Archers, Markham Jazz Festival, Music Nova Scotia, Loud Luxury, Kingsville Music Society, and farewell Dee Tee Thomas and Walter Yetnikoff.

Reuben Bullock
March 30, 2020
by Kerry Doole

The 2020 CMAOntario Awards announce a new date,  Reuben Bullock (pictured) boosts social distancing, and Deborah Holland and Dana Gavanski release new albums. Also in the news are Luminato, SaskMusic, John Prine, Bob Dylan, Anthony Gomes, and farewell Joe Diffie, Krzysztof Penderecki, Alan Merrill, and Bob Andy.

March 29, 2020
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. Keep in mind that COVID-19 fears are likely to threaten some of the events listed. The 2020 CMAOntario Awards (pictured) have been moved to October. 

The Hunter Brothers   Facebook photo
February 19, 2020
by Kerry Doole

The Hunter Brothers (pictured) top the list of nominees for the SCMAs, Ottawa’s Bluesfest lures big names, and a new Yukon fest is launched. Also in the news are Block Heater, CMAOntario Awards, Laura Fernandez, a vinyl doco, Canadian Screen Awards, Linda Manzer, Your Favorite Enemies, Melissa Payne, Kyle Meagher, and farewell Andrew Weatherall.

 Jason McCoy
October 7, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Tickets are on sale soon for the 2020 CMAOntario Awards hosted by Jason McCoy (pictured),  the CSHF will induct classic Toronto songs, and The Violins of Hope head to Montreal. Also in the news are SRC Vinyl, Winnipeg Public Library, Indie Week, JazzAhead, Wolf Den, and farewell to Larry Willis, Larry Junstrom, Diahann Carroll, and Ginger Baker.

The Good Brothers will perform at the CMA Ontario Awards
February 13, 2019
by FYI Staff

The gala show in Ottawa on June 16 will feature country stars Jason Blaine, Andrew Hyatt, Meghan Patrick, The Reklaws, The Washboard Union, and (pictured) The Good Brothers.

The Good Brothers
October 17, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The Good Brothers (pictured) will be honoured at the 2019 CMAOntario Awards, Indie Week throws a rousing preview party, and LU wins big in Canada’s Walk of Fame contest. Others in the news include NMC, M for Montreal, Gord Downie, Choir! Choir! Choir!, Belly, BMG Books, NSMW, Ken Tizzard, The Handsome Shadows, Mariah Carey, Minor Empire, Soweto Gospel Choir, Another North, and farewell Paul Allen. Videos added for your enjoyment.