by SaskMusic

June 27, 2016 in Artist News

The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) is pleased to announce that Saskatchewan’s Amy Nelson is the winner of the 2016 CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest. Amy was selected to represent the Saskatchewan Country Music Association (SCMA) in this fan-voted contest hosted online by the CCMA.

The highlight of winning the CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest is securing a performance spot at an official CCMA-sanctioned event during Country Music Week, taking place this year in London, Ontario from September 8 – 11. Amy will perform at an ALL NEW public Country Music Week event, which will be unveiled later this summer.

In addition to her performance spot at an official CCMA-sanctioned Country Music Week event, Amy will also receive a full delegate pass to Country Music Week, accommodations and airfare to the event, and a one-year membership to both the CCMA and SCMA.  

“This is the sixth year for the CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest. It’s been amazing for us to watch the initiative grow, and to see how the participating Music Industry Associations and finalists rally around the opportunity,” said Don Green, President of the Canadian Country Music Association. “We’re so proud of Amy and this accomplishment, and can’t wait to see her perform in London.”
Thank you to the Provincial Country Music and Provincial Music Industry Associations from across Canada who supported and endorsed their local country talent in this national initiative.

About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)

Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2016 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and The Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, Radio Starmaker Fund, the Province of Ontario, the City of London and Tourism London.