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ABC Music Sign Canadian Country Superstar Gord Bamford

FIRST SINGLE ‘DON’T LET HER BE GONE’ BY GORD BAMFORD AVAILABLE TODAY DOWNLOAD AUDIO HERE Reigning CCMA ‘Male Artist of the Year’ Gord Bamford has been signed to ABC/Universal and has announced June 17th as the date for his first Australian album release. His new album, ‘Tin Roof’, has already delivered two #1 singles in […]


CMT Music Fest Amplifies Lineup

(April 5, 2016 – Toronto, Canada) The two-day star-studded festival, CMT Music Fest, has unveiled new additions to its lineup. The festival is set to occur on July 8 and 9, at Bingemans grounds , in Kitchener, Ontario. The Music festival will now also feature performances from the best-selling artist Kip Moore, Canadian Music Hall […]


JORDAN McINTOSH TO RELEASE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT ALBUM STEAL YOUR HEART APRIL 15

April 5, 2016 (TORONTO, ON) – It’s been a whirlwind navigating the early stages of his country music career and after two diligent years of touring and recording for the Carleton Place, ON native, Jordan McIntosh is excited to announce the release of his highly anticipated debut album Steal Your Heart on April 15. With […]


DEAN BRODY SCORES BIG WIN FOR COUNTRY MUSIC AT 2016 JUNO AWARDS

April 5, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – Celebrating the best in Canadian music, the 2016 JUNO Awards were an incredible night for now 2-time JUNO and 9-time CCMA Award winner Dean Brody. Taking home the win for Country Album of the Year (Gypsy Road) and delivering one of the evening’s most memorable performances, Brody’s presence at […]


THE ABRAMS ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF NEW EP

FIRST SINGLE BY THE ABRAMS “FINE” AVAILABLE TODAY Warner Music Canada recording artists The Abrams are pleased to announce that their major label debut EP will be released on May 20. The self-titled EP is produced by Juno Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated producer Gavin Brown (Billy Talent, Metric, Three Days Grace). “The Abrams” is available to […]


2016 CCMA Discovery Program Finalists Unveiled #CCMAdiscovery

The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) is pleased to announce the top six finalists for the 2016 CCMA Discovery Program. The finalists are: Tenille Arts (Saskatchewan), DaniElle (British Columbia), Eric Ethridge (Ontario), Livy Jeanne (Alberta), Runaway Angel (Ontario), and TwoShine County (Alberta). Now in its fourth year, the national initiative was created to educate and […]


CCMA The Source Update

The CCMA invites any members in good standing to submit industry relevant information for consideration and inclusion in The Source. As such, any news or statements presented in this part of the newsletter are not necessarily representative of and/or endorsed by the CCMA. Please send your news items for inclusion to The Source via email […]


CMA ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF 2016 INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

NASHVILLE – Following the success of CMA’s involvement in the largest Country Music festival in the U.K. – C2C, Country to County – the Country Music Association announced today the 2016 recipients of the organization’s International Awards. “Advancing Country Music around the world is central to CMA’s mission and we are delighted to acknowledge the […]


BRETT KISSEL TO OPEN FOR HIS IDOL GARTH BROOKS

Brett Kissel will cross another major item off his bucket list later this month, when the singer from Flat Lake, Alberta, opens for Garth Brooks. Brett Kissel will open for his idol at FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, Ontario, on Thursday, March 24; Friday, March 25; and Sunday, March 27.  Karyn Rochelle, who has opened for […]


Mandy Bo’s Pledge Campaign & Video Is Now Live!

Canadian country singer-songwriter Mandy Bo’s PledgeMusic campaign is now live, and she has released a short video to introduce the project, along with a cover of ‘Folsom Prison Blues’. The campaign will support a live album and summer tour, promoting her new EP Making Herstory which fans can receive as an immediate download by taking […]