Saskatchewan @ The CCMAs
July 18, 2012 in SaskMusic NewsSaskMusic is pleased to recognize the Saskatchewan nominees for this year’s Canadian Country Music Awards, to be presented during PotashCorp Country Music Week in Saskatoon SK, September 6-9. It’s another great year for Saskatchewan presence at this event, with ten nominations in a variety of categories celebrating the extensive talent this province has to offer. Please see the attached page for details.
SaskMusic also congratulates Jess Moskaluke and Jay Semko, who have been selected to perform in the Songwriters’ Café. This three-day acoustic show celebrates the crafting of original tunes and the talent behind the words, acquainting listeners to some of the best songwriters from across the country. Additionally, the New Artist Showcase will feature a special performance from Jess Moskaluke, as last year’s New Artist Showcase Award winner.
SaskMusic is pleased to be this year’s sponsor of the All-Star Band Awards, two award categories and the delegate registration area.
Country Music Week is an annual celebration that brings together industry and fans for four days of seminars, networking opportunities and non-stop music. The week includes FanFest, New Artist and Gospel Showcases, Songwriters’ Cafés, Guitar Pull, seminars, and more. Awards will be presented at various events held throughout the week, culminating with the live broadcast of The Canadian Country Music Awards on the Sunday night.
Key public events:
New Artist Showcase – Thursday, September 6. Tickets are $20 (including all taxes and fees) and are available at www.tcutickets.ca. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
FanFest (Family Event) – Saturday, September 8, 11 am-4 pm at Prairieland Park
Rock'n Country Cabaret – Friday, September 7, Prairieland Park. Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door (includes all taxes and fees) and are available at all Ticketmaster locations and online at www.ticketmaster.ca. This is a 19+ event.
Songwriters’ Café - Tickets are $20 (including all taxes and fees) and are available at www.tcutickets.ca. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
Canadian Country Music Association Awards: Sunday, September 9, 5 pm at Credit Union Centre. Tickets are $45, $75 and $90 (including all taxes and service charges) and are available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.ca or charge by phone at 306-938-7800. Note: Tickets are going fast!
For a complete schedule and more information, please visit www.ccma.org.
2012 CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS - SASKATCHEWAN NOMINEES
RECORDING STUDIO OF THE YEAR
Bart McKay Productions - Saskatoon, SK
RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR
Bart McKay (Journey On - Todd Richard)
ALL-STAR BAND: KEYBOARDS
ALL-STAR BAND: FIDDLE
MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR
O’Reilly International Entertainment Management
RECORD COMPANY OF THE YEAR
On Ramp Records Inc.
VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Antonio Hrynchuk (Carried Away - Chad Brownlee; Down Dusty Roads - Bryce Pallister)
COUNTRY MUSIC PROGRAM OR SPECIAL OF THE YEAR
Canadian Coast To Coast (CJVR-FM) - Melfort SK
MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET
Jay Richards (CJWW) – Saskatoon SK
MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR – SECONDARY MARKET
Cal Gratton (CIXM-FM/CJVR-FM) - Whitecourt AB/Melfort SK
For the complete list of Canadian Country Music Award nominees, please visit www.ccma.org.