The 2017 Country Music Association of Ontario Awards are coming, and London, ON is going to do a great job hosting. We know this because we just experienced a hell of a good time with the country music family during Canadian Country Music Week 2016… ask around and people will tell you the same thing. … Continue reading CMAO 2017 Awards Show and Conference Contest!
The Country Music Association of Ontario Awards were full of super talented, and pretty good looking people… and we have the photos to prove it! Check out some of the looks from the red carpet first (and leave a comment telling us who you think looked the best) and then have a look at some … Continue reading 2016 CMAO Awards Red Carpet & Green Room Photo Review!
Markham, ON – On a gorgeous Monday night, country music gathered to celebrate the Ontario artists and industry leaders that are making music so many of us are enjoying all across Canada at the Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) Awards! From the red carpet to the award show, hosted by Jason McCoy (who was … Continue reading CMAO Awards 2016 Wrap and Photo Review!
The Country Music Association of Ontario Awards are coming up quickly (Monday, May 30) and we’re pretty damn excited to see the artists show up, hang out, win some awards, and jump up on stage to perform for the crowd at the Flato Markham Theatre. To get Ontario country fans ready we caught up with … Continue reading 2016 Country Music Association of Ontario Awards Preview: Performer Q&A
Exciting news for Ontario country music fans dropped this morning when the County Music Association of Ontario announced the live performers at this year’s awards show. Earlier in April we found out who’s been nominated for the awards, with Tebey, Jason Blaine, and Leah Daniels leading the way… and on May 30 in Markham, we’ll … Continue reading 2016 CMAO Performer Announcement & Contest!
Over the last few years it’s been clear to see that Ontario is becoming a country music hotbed. Artists like Tim Hicks, Tebey, Small Town Pistols, Autumn Hill, and Kira Isabella have lit up country radio + stages all over the province, and across Canada… and it’s been awesome to watch. 2016 looks like it’s … Continue reading 2016 Country Music Association of Ontario Award Nominees!
The Gibson Guitar Lounge was dark and cool for the CD release launch of the Small Town Pistols “Pistology”. The small audience of under 100 were a mix of fans who’d won their way in, family, friends, and a small contingent of media. There were introductions, the band started to play, and then Amanda and … Continue reading Small Town Pistols – Pistology CD Release at The Gibson Guitar Lounge
Boots & Hearts is coming. We’ve been over that. Single Day VIP passes are available. Daily schedules have been released. Excitement is growing. We all know who the headliners are, and we love them. Just like you, we can’t wait to see Brad Paisley, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town, Thomas Rhett, Dallas … Continue reading 5 New Country Acts We’re Excited to See at Boots & Hearts 2015
Fresh off 3 wins at the Country Music Association of Ontario Awards it would be easy to say that Amanda and Tyler Wilkinson are hotter than a two dollar pistol… With I Only Smoke When I Drink becoming a favourite with fans and the country music community (wins for Single of the Year, Video of … Continue reading Pistology: Small Town Pistols Album Review
On Monday night in Markham, the brightest talent in Ontario country music gathered to celebrate the industry and the achievements of 2014. With 12 awards, and as many performances, the Flato Markham Theatre certainly was the place to be. As first time attendees and first time voters, both Trish and I were ready to celebrate … Continue reading 2015 Country Music Association of Ontario Awards Recap
Congrats to our CMAO Conference and Prize Pack winner, Liz Morgan! Thanks to our friends at the Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) we have a great prize pack to give away!!! THE PRIZE! 1 Country Music CD prize pack including CDs from Jason Blaine, Deric Ruttan, The Road Hammers, and Tim Hicks! 2 delegate … Continue reading CONTEST: CMAO 2015 Spring Tune-Up Conference & Swag!
Friday night we went full country at Canadian Music Week. Starting at Boots & Bourbon on Queen St. E, and finishing the night at the Cadillac Lounge on Queen St. W, we got to check out three acts as they each put on their set to show CMW fans exactly what they had to offer. … Continue reading CMW 2015 Country Friday ft. Kira Isabella
We can’t wait for the 2015 Country Music Association of Ontario Awards. As voting members of the CMAO for the 1st time this year it’s going to be extra special.
Lindsay Broughton is a homegrown Ontario girl looking to make her mark in country music. And if the starlet from Brooklin stays on the path she’s on right now, she will. With the 2013 Country Music Association Rising Star Award already on her mantel, the young singer/songwriter has 2 more nominations in 2015 for Album of … Continue reading Take Me There: Catching Up With Brooklin’s Lindsay Broughton
“I grew up with that band” it’s a thing you hear a lot of people say. But in the case of the Small Town Pistols, it rings just a little bit truer. Amanda and Tyler Wilkinson started their career in country music with their dad (Steve) as The Wilkinsons. They were celebrated and successful and … Continue reading Pistology: Catching Up with the Small Town Pistols [Interview]