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Nominations Announced: Country Music Association of Ontario

The CMAOntario Award nominees were just announced! The 2017 Country Music Association of Ontario Awards will be held in London, Ontario on June 11. Presented by Slaight Music, with support from the Ontario Media Development Corporation, the awards recognize the talent and achievements of Ontario’s country music industry across 16 categories.

Meghan Patrick leads the pack with seven nominations while Tim Hicks, River Town Saints, Jessica Mitchell, James Barker Band, Cold Creek County, Jason Blaine and The Abrams are among the multiple nominees being honoured at the ceremony.

Vote for Fans’ Choice today up until Wednesday, April 26th at 11:59PM EST!

This year’s awards, hosted by Jason McCoy, will feature newly added performances by Genevieve Fisher, Jessica Mitchell, River Town Saints, and Aaron Pritchett alongside previously announced performers Jason Blaine, Cold Creek County and The Western Swing Authority.

The CMAOntario Impact Award, will be presented to one of Canada’s most iconic bands, Blue Rodeo. The CMAOntario Impact Award recognizes an artist, group, industry personality or company/organization that has left an enduring and indelible positive footprint on the landscape of country music in Ontario. Previous recipients include Prairie Oyster, Paula Chopik and Ed Leslie (producers of Havelock Country Jamboree) and the legendary Gordon Lightfoot.

Tickets for the CMAOntario Awards are available for purchase through the Centennial Hall box office – online at, by calling 1.888.999.8980, or in person at the venue (550 Wellington St.). Pricing ranges from $59.95 (plus taxes and service fees) for regular reserved seating to $250.00 (plus taxes and service fees) for fan VIP packages.

CMAOntario Nominees:

SINGLE OF THE YEAR sponsored by KICX 106
“Beer Weather” – Cold Creek County
“Cherry Bomb” – River Town Saints
“Lawn Chair Crazy ” – James Barker Band
“Still Loving You” – Meghan Patrick ft. Joe Nichols
“Workin’ On Whiskey” – Jessica Mitchell

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