Country Music Week 2022 and the Canadian Country Music Awards

CMW and CCMA 2022

by SaskMusic

September 2, 2022 in Industry News

SaskMusic staff, and numerous country music artists and industry professionals will be making their way to Calgary, September 8-11 for the Canadian Country Music Association’s Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Awards.

Good luck to the 2022 CCMA award nominees from Saskatchewan:

  • Entertainer of the Year: Tenille Arts
  • Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice: Tenille Arts
    Fans can vote online for this category by visiting, until Sept 9.
  • Female Artist of the Year: Tenille Arts
  • Group or Duo of the Year: Hunter Brothers
  • Interactive Artist or Group of the Year: Hunter Brothers
  • Recording Studio of the Year: Bart McKay Productions, Saskatoon SK

Several Sask. artists will be performing at events surrounding Country Music Week in Calgary, including the following.

September 8-11: The CCMA OFF-COUNTRY Music Festival
Over 60 artists will be performing in a variety of unique spaces along the Music Mile and in various venues across Calgary. Admission is free.

  • Ava Wild, Thur Sept 8, 8:30-10:00pm, King Eddy (438 9 Ave SE). Part of the Women in Song showcase.
  • Jordyn Pollard, Sat Sept 10, 11:50am-12:10pm, Central Library (800 3 Street SE)
  • Katelyn Lehner, Sun Sept 11, 1:00pm-1:45 pm, Good News Coffee (1608 17 Ave SE)

Thursday September 8

SiriusXM Top of the Country Finale, The Palace Theatre
The Top of the Country Finale will see this year's finalists - Josh Ross, SACHA and Sask’s Shantaia - compete for the chance to be the SiriusXM Top of the Country grand prize winner and take home $25,000 cash along with an invitation to a SOCAN songwriting camp. This event is free to the public and country music fans are encouraged to RSVP HERE. 

To watch the Finalist videos, visit: 

Friday September 9

CCMA Songwriters’ Unplugged presented by TD (Session Two), Studio Bell, 4:00-6:30pm
Bringing fan-favourite songs to live acoustically, this session will see unique collaborations and performances by Don Amero, Kyle McKearney, Griffen Palmer, Meghan Patrick, Kelly Prescott, Owen Riegling, Dave Sampson and Shantaia. 

CCMA Legends Show, Martha Cohen Theatre, 7:30pm
Bringing the history of country music to life, the CCMA Legends Show has become a favourite event of Country Music Week. Sponsored by iHeartRadio’s PURE COUNTRY with host Shannon Ella, this year’s CCMA Legends Show promises an evening of unforgettable performances with 2022 Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame™ inductee George Fox, along with Patricia Conroy, Michelle Wright, George Canyon, Doc Walker, Jade Eagleson, Lindsay Ell, Aaron Goodvin, JoJo Mason, Tim & The Glory Boys and Sask’s Jess Moskaluke. 

Saturday September 10
CCMA Music Industry Gala Dinner & Awards, Big Four Roadhouse, Stampede Grounds, 6:00-9:00pm (industry only)
From agents to artists, a wide array of the country music industry will be honoured and celebrated. CCMA Awards of Achievement and this year’s Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductees will be honoured this evening. With performances by Jess Moskaluke, Shawn Austin, Nate Haller, Brett Kissel,  Steven Lee Olsen, and Tebey.

Sunday September 11
CCMA Awards, Scotiabank Saddledome

The televised CCMA awards, presented by TD, will be broadcast live on Global 8pm ET from the Saddledome. Tickets for the show are on sale now.

With performances by Jess Moskaluke, James Barker Band, Gord Bamford, Dax, Lindsay Ell, Tim Hicks, JoJo Mason, Tyler Joe Miller, Meghan Patrick, SACHA, Bailey Zimmerman, Jade Eagleson, High Valley, Brett Kissel ft. 98°, MacKenzie Porter, Dallas Smith and Tenille Townes.

A complete list of nominees and more information is available at

Find a complete list of all Country Music Week 2022 events at


Diamonds in the Rough showcase presented by Sirroma Entertainment
The Metropolitan (150-371 7th Ave SW):

  • Thursday September 8 2-3pm, Katelyn Lehner
  • Friday September 9 5-6pm, Amy Nelson

The King Eddy (438 9 Ave SE):

  • Sun Sept 11, 1-2pm, Jordyn Pollard and Sunday evening wind-up including Katelyn Lehner

Manitoba Country Music Association/Saskatchewan Country Music Association showcase
Sat Sept 10, Bottlescrew Bills (140 10th Ave SW). Sask artists in bold.

  • 12:30pm Adam Johnson
  • 1:00pm Amy Nelson
  • 1:30pm Jordyn Pollard
  • 2:00pm Bruin
  • 2:30pm Miles Canyon
  • 3:00pm Emma Peterson
  • 3:30pm Jade Turner
  • 4:00pm Desiree Dorion
  • 4:30pm Kendra Kay
  • 7:00pm Alex Eastman
  • 7:30pm Byron Falk
  • 8:00pm Sheldon Tyacke
  • 8:30pm Crosby Harle Band
  • 9:00pm Katelyn Lehner
  • 9:30pm Quinton Blair
  • 10:00pm JR Charron
  • 10:30pm Banned & Outlaws

The Blue Jay Sessions
Saturday September 10, 7pm, at Carter Cadillac (649 Heritage Dr SE)
A multiple artist bill including Tyler Lewis


About Country Music Week

It began in 1977 as an annual event created to heighten awareness and increase exposure for Canada’s country music artists. Today, Country Music Week is made up of three components: a music festival, which includes CCMA Fan Village, a Songwriters’ Series, talent showcases, FanFest, and the Legends Show; the CCMA Awards Show, which is a two-hour live, television special highlighting a year in country music; as well as an industry conference which allows the Canadian country music industry to honour those working behind the scenes via educational workshops and seminars, networking receptions, awards ceremonies and much more.