The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) has announced its initial list of performers for the seventh annual CMAOntario Award Show, which is happening on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The CMAOntario Award Show will close out the CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend in Ottawa from June 14-16, 2019, marking the first time CMAOntario has held festivities in the Nation’s capital.
Hosted by CCMA Award winner Jason McCoy, the CMAOntario Award Show will include live performances by: six-time CMAOntario Award winner - including 2018 Male Artist of the Year, Jason Blaine; 2018 CMAOntario Rising Star Award winner Andrew Hyatt; seven-time CMAOntario Award winner and reigning two-time CCMA Award Female Artist of the Year Meghan Patrick (pictured above at the 2018 CCMA Awards); reigning CCMA Rising Star Award winner The Reklaws; and a special guest performance by The Washboard Union, who were 2019 JUNO nominees for Breakthrough Group of the Year and 18-time BCCMA and five-time CCMA award winners, including current reigning CCMA Group of the Year.
Previously announced as part of the CMAOntario Awards is the addition of the Francophone Artist or Group of the Year category, and the recipients of the 2019 Impact Award, multi-award winning country vocal group The Good Brothers, for their enduring and indelibly positive footprint on the landscape of country music in Ontario. The Good Brothers will also perform at the CMAOntario Award Show.
Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks. Nominations for the 2019 CMAOntario Awards will open later this month.
The CMAOntario Awards are presented by Slaight Music with support from Ontario Creates.
For more information, go to www.cmaontario.ca.
[Photo: Meghan Patrick performing at the 2018 CCMA Awards. Photo courtesy of the CCMA.]