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TFA's Meghan Patrick and Tim Hicks Lead 2019 CMAOntario Awards Nominations

The Country Music Association of Ontario(CMAOntario) is excited to announce the nominees for the 7th Annual CMAOntario Awards.

Leading the nominations are seven time CMAOntario Award winner Meghan Patrick, and five time CMAOntario Award winner Tim Hicks, with six nominations each.

Taking place Sunday, June 16, 2019 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, the 7th Annual CMAOntario Awards, presented by Slaight Music with support from Ontario Creates, will acknowledge the talent and achievements of Ontario’s country music industry across 16 categories, and will include newly added performances by:

  • Five time CMAOntario Award winners and four time CCMA nominees Cold Creek County

  • Fourth generation musicians and 2017 CMAOntario Roots Group of the Year winners The Abrams

  • A 2018 iHeartRadio Future Star Ryan Langdon, celebrating the release of his single Leave Me Right
  • The first ever CMAOntario Awards French language performer, and 2016 SOCAN Song of the Year winner, Gabrielle Goulet

  • Jade Eagleson, whose 2018 music video for Got Your Name On It has 9.7 million views and counting, and more than one million streams on Spotify

  • Hosted by Jason McCoy, the CMAOntario Award Show will also include performances by six time CMAOntario Award winner Jason Blaine 2019 Juno Award nominee Tim Hicks two time CMAOntario winner Kira Isabella reigning CCMA Female Artist of the Year Meghan Patrick 2018 CCMA Rising Star Award winners The Reklaws two time CMAOntario Award winner Tebey a special guest performance by The Washboard Union, 2019 JUNO winners of Breakthrough Group of the Year and three time CMAOntario Award winners Western Swing Authority.

    Guests will also be treated to a performance by multi-award winning country vocal group The Good Brothers who will be honoured with the 2019 Impact Award, for their enduring and indelibly positive footprint on the landscape of country music in Ontario.

    The Final Nominees for the 7th Annual CMAOntario Awards are:


    SINGLE OF THE YEAR - Sponsored by KICX 106
    "Denim on Denim" – Tebey
    "Feels Like That" – The Reklaws
    "Little Girl" – Kira Isabella
    "Loud" – Tim Hicks
    "Walls Come Down" – Meghan Patrick

    Country Music Made Me Do It – Meghan Patrick
    Feels Like That – The Reklaws
    Heart of Glass – Jessica Mitchell
    New Tattoo – Tim Hicks
    The Story – Leah Daniels

    Jason Blaine, Deric Ruttan, Brett Beavers – "Ain’t Got Growin’ Up Down Yet", Recorded by Jason Blaine
    Meghan Patrick, Kelly Archer, Justin Weaver – "Walls Come Down", Recorded by Meghan Patrick
    Tebey, Ryan Lafferty – "Who’s Gonna Love You", Recorded by Tebey
    Tebey, Sam Ellis, Elizabeth Elkins – "Little Girl", Recorded by Kira Isabella
    Tim Hicks, Todd Clark, Gavin Slate, Travis Wood – "Loud", Recorded by Tim Hicks
    Todd Clark, Jenna Walker, Stuart Walker, Travis Wood, Donovan Woods – "Feels Like That", Recorded by The Reklaws

    FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR - Sponsored by Spring Tree Farm
    Jessica Mitchell
    Kira Isabella
    Leah Daniels
    Meghan Patrick
    Tianna Woods

    Andrew Hyatt
    Eric Ethridge
    Jason Blaine
    Jim Cuddy
    Tim Hicks

    GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR - Sponsored by Country 103
    Cold Creek County
    James Barker Band
    Johnson Crook
    The Redhill Valleys
    The Reklaws

    ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR - Sponsored by Skelton Truck Lines
    Jessica Mitchell
    Mackenzie Leigh Meyer
    The Abrams
    The Redhill Valleys
    The Western Swing Authority

    Gabrielle Goulet
    Kristine St-Pierre
    Les Rats d’Swompe
    Reney Ray
    Stef Paquette

    RISING STAR - Sponsored by Slaight Music
    Brad James
    Jade Eagleson
    Kris Barclay
    Robyn Ottolini
    Ryan Langdon

    "1st " – Leah Daniels
    "Blaze of Nothing" – Kansas Stone
    "Got Your Name On It" – Jade Eagleson
    "The Worst Kind" – Tim Hicks (feat. Lindsay Ell)
    "Walls Come Down" – Meghan Patrick

    FANS’ CHOICE - Sponsored by Ontario Creates
    James Barker Band
    Meghan Patrick
    The Reklaws
    Tim Hicks

    J. Richard Hutt – Tianna Woods, "My Eyes Are Up Here"
    Jason Barry – The Western Swing Authority, "Big Deal"
    Jeff Dalziel – Ryan Langdon, "Leave Me Right" The Washboard Union, "What We’re Made Of"
    Karen Kosowski – The Common Cause Collective, "Rise Up Redux" Kira Isabella, "I Don’t Wanna Know", Jessica Mitchell, "Heart of Glass" Leah Daniels, "The Story"
    Scott Cooke, Doug Oliver – Cold Creek County, "Money"

    INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR - Sponsored by Seeds CPA
    Amanda Kingsland, Country 101.1
    Dave Woods, In The Country
    Mike Denney, MDM Recordings
    Ron Kitchener, RGK Entertainment
    Steve Coady, Warner Music Canada

    CJBX BX 93, London
    CJKX KX96, Oshawa
    CKBY Country 101.1, Ottawa
    CKDK NEW Country 104, Woodstock
    CKKL COUNTRY 94, Ottawa

    RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM MARKET) - Sponsored by Lucknow’s Music in the Fields
    CFCO Country 92.9, Chatham
    CHCQ-FM Cool 100.1 FM, Belleville
    CICS KICX 91.7, Sudbury
    CKQM Country 105, Peterborough
    CKXC Country 93.5, Kingston

    CHAW Country 103, Little Current
    CICX KICX 106, Orillia
    CJDL-FM Country 107.3, Tillsonburg
    CKYC Country 93, Owen Sound
    CKYY Country 89, Welland

    Voting for the awards is restricted to CMAOntario members, with the exception of the Fans` Choice award, which is open to both public and membership voting. Eligible members will have the opportunity to vote on the final ballot as of today up until April 23, 2019. Music fans can cast their votes for the Fans` Choice award during the same period at

    The CMAOntario Award Show will close out the CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend in Ottawa June 14 - 16, 2019.

    The CMAOntario Awards are presented by Slaight Music with support from Ontario Creates.


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    In this frank interview with Billboard, Monks talks about the forced group hangout, why their music is like tearaway pants, how it's scary to express yourself, and the in-studio fart machine. Read » more
    Hey Ocean! release new music video showcasing Vancouver
    Amongst the final dates of their North American tour and hot off a performance at Stanley Park’s very first SKOOKUM festival, Hey Ocean! has released a brand new music video. Read » more
    NEW SIGNING: Theory
    This rock quartet from British Columbia needs no introduction. With countless hits such as "Bad Girlfriend," "Angel" and "RX", Theory of a Deadman is a force to be reckoned with. Read » more
    The Beaches Share Berlin-Inspired New Single "Fascination"
    This Toronto band wrote their new song while in Los Angeles — but it’s actually about Berlin. Take a trip around the world by listening to the new single here » more
    Watch Fionn's stunning CBC First Play Live session
    This Vancouver duo brought a half dozen songs from their self-titled debut album to CBC Music for an exclusive #FirstPlayLive session. See » more
    NEW SIGNING: Sudan Archives
    Her unique blend of ethereal R&B vocals, violin figures and hip-hop beats has already won over the likes of Pitchfork, The New York Times, The Guardian, NPR Music, and more. Read » more
    Behind the Scenes: Ria Mae's 'Hold Me' Music Video
    OUT Magazine is giving readers an exclusive first look at Ria Mae's new video, out next week. Read » more
    Michael Bublé to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
    Bublé will receive the 2,650th star to the legendary sidewalk on Friday November 16th, the same day his new album arrives. Read » more
    Michael Bublé's Canadian 2019 Tour Announced
    The 11-city cross-country tour is in support of his new album 'love'. Read » more
    @ET Canada
    James Barker Band Perform Swoon-Worthy Cover Of Camila Cabello’s ‘Never Be The Same’ For Spotify Singles Session
    The Canadian Country Music Award winners are first Canadian-signed act to record a Spotify Single. Read » more
    @Consequence of Sound
    Carly Rae Jepsen debuts "Party For One" live on Fallon: Watch
    The pop singer's Emotion follow-up is due out next year. Read » more
    NEW VIDEO: Miri Ben-Ari Returns With The 'Quiet Storm'
    The song breaks the long hiatus since she dropped her official debut LP "The Hip-Hop Violinist". Read » more
    @Substream Magazine
    INTERVIEW: The Blue Stones go deep down and far out with ‘Black Holes’
    The band sat down with Substream Magazine to discuss their first full-length album, out last month via eOne Music Canada. Read » more
    Said The Whales Release New Stop-Motion Video For 'UnAmerican"
    The band’s upcoming album is set to be released in early 2019 via Arts & Crafts. See » more
    @FYI Music News
    Music Nova Scotia Awards Spread the Glory Around
    Both Mo Kenney and David Myles took home two trophies apiece, with TFA's POSTDATA also taking an award of his own. See the full list of winners » more
    Jeremy Hotz Announces "Dangerously Handsome" 23-Date National Canadian Tour
    Upcoming exclusive event in Ottawa (11/23) to be filmed for Hotz's new comedy special: "Profoundly Disappointed". See tour dates » more
    Mother Mother Announce North American 'Dance And Cry' Tour 2019
    Tickets go on sale Friday November 9 at Read » more
    Listen to Carly Rae Jepsen’s New Song "Party for One"
    Her new album will arrive next year. Read » more
    Video Premiere: Charlotte Cardin "Double Shifts"
    Montreal's up-and-coming lyrical goddess, Charlotte Cardin, debuts her latest video. Watch » more
    @Rolling Stone
    Watch Michael Buble’s Emotional ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Episode
    Singer details young son’s traumatic battle with liver cancer in segment filmed in association with Stand Up to Cancer. Watch » more
    @BT Toronto
    ‘The Hockey Song’ celebrates 45 years
    'The Hockey Song' is celebrating its 45th anniversary as Canada's unofficial anthem. And there's no better way to celebrate than with a live performance by multi-platinum country star, Tim Hicks. Watch » more
    @CBC Music
    First Play Live: Tyler Shaw, Intuition
    Hailing from the west coast, this Chinese-Canadian pop star stopped by CBC Music to perform his new album "Intuition" for the first time. Watch » more
    Shad Maps Out Western Canada Tour Dates
    Upon the arrival of his new LP 'A Short Story About a War' this week, Shad expands his 2018 Fall tour. Read » more
    @CBC Music
    Nikki Yanofsky on her new single, 'Big Mouth,' and the power of being a loud woman
    "Who are you to say what I should do with my body? Last time I checked, I don’t belong to nobody." — Nikki Yanofsky on her new single. Read » more
    Relive your adolescence in Hotel Mira's "Jungle"
    The new single from the Vancouver–based band is a youthful, energetic anthem paying homage to the years of high school shenanigans. Listen » more
    Jade Eagleson Releases Self-Titled Debut EP
    The rising country star is currently on the road with Gord Bamford and Jojo Mason across Canada. Read » more
    Shad returns to q with A Short Story About a War
    The hip-hop polymath discusses his new album which arrives Friday. Read » more
    @Substream Magazine
    PREMIERE: Lost Cousins will take you on a journey with dreamy sounding "Stay"
    The single comes from their new album, In Scenery, which arrives February 1st via Pheromone Records. Read » more
    Bryan Adams Maps Out Eastern Canada Tour Dates
    The tour comes in support of his forthcoming album which will be released March 1, 2019. Read » more
    Beirut Announce New Album and Tour, Share Song: Listen
    Gallipoli is the follow-up to No No No. Read » more
    NEW SIGNING: Miri Ben-Ari
    A revolutionary fusion of classical, hip-hop and dance music,
    this Grammy Award-winning violinist has collaborated with
    the likes of Kanye West, Maroon 5, Janet Jackson, and many more. Meet Miri Ben-Ari! » more
    POESY Releases Unapologetic New Single "Strange Little Girl" Today 10/19
    The Toronto-based artist unveiled her anticipated brand new single "Strange Little Girl" today via Big Machine Records. Read » more
    Arkells Map Out "Rally Cry Tour" with Lord Huron
    The Canadian trek kicks off this February. See tour dates » more
    Three Days Grace Announce Winter Tour with Disturbed
    27 dates across the United States and Canada. Presale begin Friday. Read » more
    Daniel Caesar & H.E.R.'s 'Best Part' Hits No. 1 On Adult R&B Songs Chart
    Caesar becomes the first male artist to claim two No. 1s out of the gate. Read » more
    Jennifer Castle and the Weather Station Unveil "Midas Touch" Collaboration
    The pair of Canadian singer-songwriters are currently on tour together, but their collaborative relationship has now extended into the studio. Read » more
    Port Cities Premiere Ode to New Love with "Montreal"
    Port Cities delivered their self-titled debut album last year, and now the Cape Breton trio have unveiled their first new single since that full-length effort. Hear » more
    @Rolling Stone
    Song You Need to Know: Charly Bliss, ‘Heaven’
    Brooklyn band’s "first love song" is a ballad that cool kids could have slow-danced to at prom in 1995, if cool kids bothered to go to prom. Hear » more
    This Toronto-based artist and CTV's The Launch winner has formed a gritty and unmistakable sound that demands to be heard! Meet POESY » more
    Daniel Caesar shares new song "Who Hurt You?"
    The song features additional vocals from T-Pain and marks Caesar's first new material since the release of Freudian in 2017. Read » more
    3rd Annual iHeartRadio Jingle Ball North Lineup Announced
    Both Alessia Cara and Tyler Shaw will take part in this year's star-studded holiday spectacle. Read » more
    @FYI Music News
    Bryan Adams & Jann Arden Join Season 2 Of The Launch
    Production is currently underway for the second season of CTV’s hit original music series. Read » more
    Vote Now For The Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize
    TFA congratulates Gowan, The Dears, Daniel Lanois, Sarah McLachlan, Kid Koala, and The New Pornographers. See the full list of nominees » more
    Alessia Cara Talks Jingle Ball Tour, Upcoming Album & Addressing Her 'Insecurities' on New Song 'Trust My Lonely'
    What do you do after a year of dominating the charts with hit singles and snagging the Grammy for best new artist? If you're Alessia Cara, you keep going. Read » more
    New Single "Future" From Canadian Country Artist Jojo Mason Available Digitally Today 10/5
    In addition to the new single, Mason is set to hit the road in support of CCMA Award Winner Gord Bamford's "Honkytonks and Dive Bar" Tour. Read » more
    Alessia Cara Drops New Breakup Song and Video, ‘Trust My Lonely’
    The 2018 Grammy Award winner dropped the second single from her forthcoming sophomore album, "The Pains of Growing" today. See » more
    HUMANS Share New Video 'Breakfast With Liz'
    The new single is taken from their forthcoming album due next month. Read » more
    Twin Sisters & Folk Duo Fionn Take You Into Another Realm With Their Haunting Video For 'Castles'
    The song is taken from their debut album Fionn which arrives October 26th. See » more
    @CBC Music
    First Play Live: Tokyo Police Club, TPC
    Four years since the release of their last album, Tokyo Police Club is back with their best yet! See their exclusive first performance of the new record only on CBC Music » more
    Royal Tusk Tackles 'Isolation and Authoritarianism' In Brutal 'Aftermath' Video: Premiere
    The first video from their fortcoming sophomore album Tusk II premiered exclusively on Billboard. See » more
    Electronic Duo Fjord Release ‘Lay Down Your Veil' Video, Announce New EP
    Upcoming EP 'Shallow Waters' will be released in early 2019. See » more
    @The Chronicle Herald
    Jimmy Rankin Celebrates Return In Lively Collaboration With Producer Joel Plaskett
    With his brand new album Moving East, Nova Scotia singer-songwriter Jimmy Rankin marks his move back home from Nashville with November shows in Halifax, Truro, Glace Bay and Port Hawkesbury. Read » more
    @Breakfast Television
    Tyler Shaw performs “With You” live on BT!
    Platinum-selling singer-songwriter Tyler Shaw has released his second full-length album, "Intuition"! He performs "With You", a song dedicated to his wife, live in BT's studio. See » more
    Juno 365 session: Ria Mae covers Avril Lavigne
    Ria Mae performs a cover of Avril Lavigne’s “Fall to Pieces” from Lavigne’s Juno-winning album, Under My Skin. Watch » more
    Toronto Proclaims Oct. 1 'Barenaked Ladies Day'
    The honour coincides with the 30th anniversary of the band's inception. Read » more
    TFA Videos of the Week
    Ten terrific new visuals from the likes of TFA veterans Michael Bublé, Mother Mother, newcomers Shotty Horroh, Jxck Kxlly, Harrison, and everyone in between. Read » more
    Alessia Cara to headline 2018 Grey Cup halftime show
    Grammy-winning Canadian artist will perform at Edmonton event Nov. 25. Read » more
    Grandson Tackles Police Brutality Controversy With Intense '6:00' Video: Premiere
    The alternative singer/rapper has already established that he's making music to send a message -- and his latest video is no exception. Read » more
    2019 Canada Winter Games Unveil Festival Lineup
    A lineup that is 100% Canadian and 100% awesome. Read the exciting first lineup announcement now » more
    Colin James Announces 24-Date Cross Canada Tour For 2019
    Tickets on sale Friday, September 28 at 12pm! Read » more
    @CBC Music
    Allan Slaight Juno Master Class Announces Its Winners
    Port Cities will join Haviah Mighty, smrtdeath, and aquakultre for the exclusive mentorship program in Toronto. Read » more
    Sarah McLachlan Confirmed as one of the Initial Celebrity Mentors for Season 2 of CTV's THE LAUNCH
    The Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter will make her first appearance on the show, which begins production Sept. 26. Read » more
    Said the Whale Sign to Arts & Crafts for New Album in 2019
    The upcoming LP, which marks the band's sixth overall, will arrive early next year. Read » more
    @SOCAN Magazine
    Partner "Play The Field" Perfectly To Attract SOCAN Prize
    Before their 2018 Polaris Prize performance, Partner stopped the SOCAN office to pick up their reward for winning the SOCAN Songwriting Prize. Read » more
    @CBC News
    Bryan Adams To MPs: Give Artists More Control Over Their Work
    Veteran Canadian rocker goes before heritage committee to call for changes to Copyright Act. Read » more
    @CBC Music
    Jeremy Dutcher is the winner of the 2018 Polaris Music Prize
    On Monday night, a grand jury of 11 Polaris voters convened at the Carlu in Toronto, Ont. to decide the winner of this year's big award, which is handed out every year to the best Canadian album of the year. Read » more
    Matthew Good Announces 35 Date Canadian Solo Acoustic Tour
    This is Good’s first solo run in Canada since his 2007 critically acclaimed acoustic tour. For the full list of dates, read » more
    Classified Announces New Single "Cold Love" Featuring Tory Lanez, Available Today 9/14
    The East Coast Rap Star confirms October 12th release for his brand-new full-legnth LP "Tomorrow Could Be The Day Things Change". Read » more
    @Pop Matters
    Fionn Dismantle Toxic Masculinity with "The Horns Are Fake"
    Ahead of the release of their debut album, folk-pop duo Fionn exhibit a rock edge with their latest single "The Horns Are Fake". Read » more
    @FYI Music News
    Three Days Grace Beats Van Halen Record For Most US No. 1s
    Not long before the quartet embarks on a 16-city Canadian tour, the Toronto-based global marquee band has surpassed Van Halen's longstanding record with the new benchmark 14 No. 1 hits on Billboard’s US Mainstream Rock Songs Chart. Read » more
    @FYI Music News
    Five Questions With… Hotel Mira's Charlie Kerr
    The mastermind of JPNSGRLS discusses the different musical direction of his new project, a memorable birthday in Berlin, the influence of his tastemaker brother, and his advice for Ed Sheeran. Read » more
    Steven Page Announces Discipline Tour 2019 with Special Guests Port Cities
    Following the release of his new album Discipline: Heal Thyself, Pt. II, Steven Page will embark on a headlining Canadian tour in 2019. Read » more
    Harrison’s First DJ Gig Was Playing a Tea Shop
    The Toronto producer tells Noisey about growing up in a musical household, pre-show rituals, and what we can expect from his forthcoming sophomore album. Read »
    Pop Evil Announces 2018 Canadian Headline Tour Dates
    In continued support of their latest self-titled release, Pop Evil will be joined on this cross Canada tour by special guests Royal Tusk. Read » more
    @Taste of Country
    Jessica Mitchell Is Caught In A Love Triangle In ‘Maybe It's Me’ Video
    The new video debuts just two days after a breathtaking performance at the 2018 CCMA Awards. Read » more
    The Weather Station and Jennifer Castle Team Up For Polaris Collaboration Session Sponsored By Stingray Music
    The acts came together for a single day at Sugar Shack studio in London, Ontario this past August to record two songs and the result was marvellous. Read » more
    It’s a Fall of Firsts for David Myles!
    The new debuts of David Myles include his first French language record, first children’s book, and first self-produced radio program. PLUS watch for an acoustic version of Real Love, coming out October 26. Read » more
    A Big Night for TFA at the 2018 CCMA Awards
    Meghan Patrick, James Barker Band, and The Reklaws all took home trophies of their own, with The Feldman Agency being recognized as Booking Agency of the Year. Read » more
    9 New Music Videos That Are Certified Binge Worthy
    The latest from Tim Hicks, Magic!, Great Lake Swimmers, Tokyo Police Club, Mt. Joy, and more! Watch » more
    Headstones Announce "The Picture Of Health" Fall Tour 2018
    To celebrate the 25th anniversary of their critically-acclaimed debut album, the band will re-issue the album along with a massive tour! Read » more
    Alessia Cara to Present CCMA Generation Award to Shania Twain at 2018 CCMA Awards Live on CBC
    She joins a list of esteemed presenters recently announced for the September 9 broadcast. Read » more
    Feldman's Guide To The 2018 CCMA Awards
    Get ready Hamilton! Four Days. More than twelve Feldman artists. Here's everything you need to know to survive this year's Canadian Country Music Association Awards! Read » more
    @Rolling Stone
    Hear Everlast’s Heartbreaking New Ballad ‘It Ain’t Easy’
    The singer/rapper’s latest single was co-written by Nashville hitmaker Luke Laird. Read » more
    @Ones To Watch
    All Eyes On grandson!
    The rising rock star performs a live rendition of his electrifying breakout track “Blood // Water” followed by an intimate interview with Ones To Watch. Read » more
    @Rolling Stone
    Blitzen Trapper Announce ‘Furr: Deluxe Edition,’ Share Rare Song ‘Booksmart Baby’
    The indie country-rock band celebrates the 10th anniversary of their breakout LP. Read » more
    Charlotte Day Wilson Uses Prism Prize Award Money to Create $10,000 Film Grant
    It will be available to Canadian female/non-binary directors. Read » more
    We Are the City Share New Single, Plot Canadian Tour
    Watch a video for "When I Dream, I Dream of You" now » more
    Shad and Kaytranada Question Peace On Cool-Spirited "The Fool Pt. 3 (Frame of Mind)"
    The evolving Toronto artist premieres his new single and talks upcoming album 'A Short Story About War' and the city's current political climate. Read » more
    The Reklaws And The Washboard Union Set To Perform At The 2018 Canadian Country Music Awards
    Madeline Merlo and Tebey to join previously announced
    Tim Hicks on Awards show stage live from Hamilton, ON on September 9 on CBC. Read » more
    Feldman Leaves Their Mark On The 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs
    With performances by Alessia Cara, The Beaches, and Tyler Shaw, this year's award show was one to remember. Read » more
    James Barker Band, Jessica Mitchell and Serena Ryder Announced As Performers For The 2018 CCMA Awards
    These talented artists will join previously announced performers Keith Urban, Lindsay Ell, High Valley, Dallas Smith, Terri Clark, Tim Hicks and Meghan Patrick. Read » more
    Tim Hicks Shares Songs And Stories From 'New Tattoo' Live At SiriusXM
    Hicks will headline SiriusXM's ‘Top of the Country’ Show next month at the Canadian Country Music Awards. Read » more
    Multi-Platinum Country Star Tim Hicks & Multiple 2018 CCMA Awards Nominee Lindsay Ell Release Collaborative Track "The Worst Kind"
    The second single from Hicks’ fourth studio album New Tattoo. Read » more
    Jesse Moskaluke, Kira Isabella, and Madeline Merlo Announced To Open 2018 CCMA Awards With Shania Twain Tribute
    The tribute will kick-off Canada’s biggest night in country music live from Hamilton’s FirstOntario Centre on CBC. Read » more
    We Are the City Announce New Album 'At Night'
    The Vancouver trio will release the followup to their 2015 effort Above Club, on October 5 via Light Organ Records/Tooth & Nail. Read » more
    Ria Mae Announces Never Coming Down Headlining Tour and single, “It’s You” out September 7th
    The tour hits twenty-five cities across Canada, and kicks off September 14th in St. John’s NL. Read » more
    The Canadian Country Music Association Announces CCMA Fan Village
    The new fan-driven event for Country Music Week, CCMA Fan Village runs September 7 - 9, providing free opportunities for fans to interact with Tim Hicks, Andrew Hyatt, Meghan Patrick, The Reklaws, Jade Eagleson, JoJo Mason, Dan Davidson, and Kira Isabella and more! Read » more
    Blues Rocker Jesse Roper Announces Access To Infinity Tour
    The tour kicks off in his hometown of Victoria, BC on October 12. Read » more
    Grandson Rages Against The Corporate Machine During Intense 'Blood//Water' Performance on 'Late Night'
    The singer/activist stormed the stage of Late Night for a lapel-grabbing run through his revolutionary anthem "Blood//Water" that made it clear that complacency is not an option. Watch » more
    Indie Duo Fionn Debuts Moody 'Robert' Video: Premiere
    This folk-pop twin duo from Vancouver premiered the video for "Robert," a swelling tale of first love and the radical heartbreak that comes with it, exclusively via Billboard today. Watch now » more
    Lord Huron Play 3 Songs on CBS This Morning: Watch!
    As part of the show’s Saturday Sessions series, the band performed a few songs from their latest album Vide Noir. Watch » more
    @The Globe And Mail
    Singer-Songwriter Jennifer Castle On Finding Balance Through Her Work As A Doula
    In advance of a tour with a seven-piece band, Castle spoke to The Globe and Mail about her balancing act as a creator, a career musician and a part-time birth coach. Read » more
    Canadian Country Music Association Partners With Ford Canada For Country Music Week 2018
    Ford Canada announced as the official automotive sponsor of
    the 2018 CCMA Awards and title sponsor for Album of the Year Award. Read » more
    Royal Tusk Sign With eOne Music Announce Tusk II, Stream First Single “Aftermath”
    Tusk II arrives on the heels of their well-received debut, DealBreaker (2016), and their first EP, Mountain (2014). Read » more
    Magic! To Release Their Third Studio Album "Expectations" Sept. 7
    The title track from the album is available to stream today. Read » more
    Menopause The Musical Announces "Laugh Out Loud" Ontario Tour
    The longest running comedy ever to play Las Vegas, is bringing it's "Laugh Out Loud – Ontario Tour" to a city near you, featuring their exclusive Canadian All-Star Cast! Read » more
    Pup To Perform At Billy Talent And Friends TOronto TOgether Benefit Concert
    All proceeds to be donated to #TorontoStrong fund, benefitting victims of the tragic shooting on Danforth Avenue. Read » more
    Classified Announces "The Day Things Change" Tour
    The announcement follows the release of new music video "Damn Right" which made its debut today at Vevo. more
    Four New Videos You Need To Watch!
    When it comes to music videos, Feldman artists do not disappoint. If you were only going to watch four videos this week, it has to be these. Watch » more
    The Beaches Make National TV Debut at CFL Halftime Show
    What a month it's been for this Toronto rock band. But this performance is only the tip of the iceberg. Read » more
    The Blue Stones Sign To eOne + Announce New Album 'Black Holes''
    The album's lead single "Black Holes (Solid Ground)" has over 8 Million Worldwide Streams, an impressive feat by an unsigned band. Read » more
    Tim Hicks And Meghan Patrick Announced As Performers For The 2018 Canadian Country Music Awards
    2018 CCMA Award nominees celebrate as performer announcements continue for upcoming broadcast live from Hamilton, ON on CBC, September 9. Read » more
    Polaris Music Prize short list revealed: Daniel Caesar, Weaves, Alvvays, Jeremy Dutcher make top 10
    The prestigious prize will be awarded Sept. 17. Read » more
    Three Days Grace Announces "The Outside Tour" in Canada
    With special guests Nothing More, plus Fozzy and Bad Wolves on select dates. Read » more
    Jeremy Hotz Drags His Miserable Ass To Ottawa For Two Shows At The Algonquin Commons Theatre
    The exclusive event will be filmed for Hotz's new comedy special: "Profoundly Disappointed". Read » more
    The Glorious Sons Return Home With The Announcement Of Fall Canadian Tour
    Extensive International Dates Continue Through Summer. Live Version Of Latest Single, "S.O.S. (SAWED OFF SHOTGUN)" Filmed At Memorable K-Rock Concert Released Alongside Personal Open Letter To Fans. Read » more
    Multi-Platinum Country Star Tim Hicks Is Set To Turn Up The Volume On The 2018 "Get Loud Tour"
    The 2018 CCMA Award Nominee for Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award partners with PLUS1 in support of Unison Fund for his cross country tour. Read » more
    Feldman’s Country Roster Scores 15 Nominations at 2018 CCMA Awards
    Six TFA acts are in contention for the most coveted award in Canadian country music. Tune in Sunday, September 9 at 8:00 p.m. EST. on CBC to see who takes it home! Read » more
    Tokyo Police Club Announce New Album 'TPC,' Reveal First Single: Exclusive
    Alt-rock quartet Tokyo Police Club are going for a full reboot on their upcoming semi-self-titled fourth album TPC, set to drop on Oct. 5 via Dine Alone Records. Read » more
    Letterkenny Live! Adds New Shows & Markets To Highly Acclaimed 2018 National Tour
    Back by popular demand, "Letterkenny Live!" adds new shows and markets to highly acclaimed 2018 national tour starring Jared Keeso, Nathan Dales, K Trevor Wilson, and Mark Forward. Read » more
    @FYI Music News
    Up Cannabis Hosts Hip Doobie Doobie Doo Event
    The New Farm in Creemore, ON, hosted an all-day party yesterday designed to boost the profile of the burgeoning pot producer. With members of The Tragically Hip on hand, The Glorious Sons and City and Colour entertained over 200 attendees. Read » more
    @FYI Music News
    29th Annual SOCAN Awards Honoured Canada's Best In Class
    Burton Cummings, Sarah McLachlan, and Daniel Caesar were among those recognize with the most prestigious honour. Read » more
    @FYI Music News
    2018 SOCAN Honorees Include Burton Cummings, OLP, And Sarah McLachlan
    The Awards Gala will be held in Toronto on June 18, but the performing rights organization has already announced five Achievement Award winners. Read » more
    @FYI Music News
    Classified Brings Together an All-Star Cast for a Charitable Cause
    TFA artists David Myles, Joel Plaskett, Neon Dreams, Breagh MacKinnon (Port Cities), and Mo Kenney join Classified for the new acoustic version of his song Powerless. Read » more
    Steven Himmelfarb Joins The Feldman Agency
    After ten years working for The Billions Corporation, Steven joins The Feldman Agency with a roster of more than thirty-five artists including Charlotte Day Wilson, PUP, Lord Huron, Beirut, Wolf Parade, Wintersleep, New Pornographers and many more. Read » more
    @Rolling Stone
    Vocal Powerhouse Tami Neilson Talks Feminism, Sharon Jones, New Album 'Sassafrass'
    New Zealand-based performer hits back at negative commenters with a powerful, fun collection of retro-inspired tunes more
    Feldman Country Acts Dominate at the CMAOntario Awards
    Of the 30+ nominations they received, Feldman acts took home nine awards including many of the highest honours. Read » more
    @The Georgia Straight
    Coleman Hell Calls From The Canyon
    Coleman Hell’s yet-to-be-released new album Topanga sees the Canadian artist working through some internal struggles, using songs as his diary. Read » more
    @Canadian Football League
    Country Duo 'The Reklaws' To Perform At The 2018 CFL Kickoff In Winnepeg
    Not only will they perform the halftime show for #CFLKickoff, their single "Long Live the Night" will be the official theme song of #ThursdayNightFootball! Read » more
    @Canadian Beats
    Countdown to the CMAOntario Festival & Awards: Q & A with Eric Ethridge
    With the annual awards show taking place this Sunday, CMAOntario Rising Star nominee Eric Ethridge sits down to discuss his journey through country music and advice that shaped his career. Read » more
    TFA Talent Earns 5 SOCAN Songwriting Prize Nominations
    And you have the power to decide who wins the prestigious prize. Learn » more
    @Glide Magazine
    Tami Neilson Sends Soulful Love Letter To Sharon Jones With "Miss Jones"
    Based is New Zealand, Tami Neilson is making waves. She moves away from her country and roots background for a more soulful sound with "Miss Jones", a tribute to Sharon Jones. Read » more
    Feldman Artists Shine At The Canadian Radio Music Awards
    Last night, the 21st Annual Canadian Radio Music Awards (CRMA), took place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel and the presence of Feldman was impossible to ignore! Read » more
    @The Ringer
    The 11 Keys to Keeping the Band Together: Sloan Share Their Wisdom
    On the occasion of their 12th album and 27th year together, Sloan shares their wisdom on how to make musical matrimony last. Read » more
    Three Days Grace Ties Van Halen for Most No. 1s on Mainstream Rock Songs Chart
    "The Mountain," the lead single from Three Days Grace's new album 'Outsider,' grants the band a share of history. Read » more
    @FYI Music News
    TFA Partnerships Division Client, CCMA, Names New President Tracy Martin
    After serving as interim head since July of last year and leading the association’s staff and Board through Country Music Week in Saskatoon, and executive producing the 2018 CCMA Awards broadcast, Tracy Martin is now officially President of the Canadian Country Music Association effective immediately. Read » more
    @Juno Awards
    TFA's Artists Sweep Junos with 37 Nominations
    @Bell Media
    The Comedy Network Gets Pumped with the Debut of "Corner Gas Animated"
    The much-anticipated animated reboot airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Network. Read » more
    @Globe Newswire
    Newstrike’s Up Cannabis Enters Into Exclusive Partnership with Canada's Leading Entertainment Group The Feldman Agency
    Alliance with Canada’s Top Entertainment Agency Strengthens Foothold for Adult-Use Market. Read » more
    Jeff Craib Is Announced as One of the 2018 Inductees into the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame
    Jeff will be honoured for his accomplishments and established career in the music industry at the annual Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards Gala Dinner at Rebel Nightclub in Toronto on Thursday May 10th, 2018. Read » more
    @FYI Music News
    Johnny Reid Adds 3rd Winnipeg Show
    Johnny Reid will add a third show in Winnipeg at the Burton Cummings’ Theatre as part of his 2018 Revival tour that promotes his latest album of the same name. Read » more
    #NewVideo - The Glorious Sons "Everything Is Alright"
    Directed by Colin G Cooper, this stunning visual is taken off the album "Young Beauties and Fools" out now! See the video » more
    Feldman Artists Shine With 8 Grammy Nominations in 2018
    The 60th annual Grammy nominees have been revealed and the list wouldn't be complete without a few Feldman Artists! Read » more
    Royal Wood Takes Centre Stage For His Headlining Debut At Massey Hall On May 11
    Having performed on the hallowed stage during his Songwriters' Circle performance for the 2010 JUNO Awards, Royal is now ready to take the stage on his own. Read » more
    The Glorious Sons Announce A Hometown Rogers K-Rock Centre Show February 24
    Off the heels of a completely sold out Canadian Tour, Juno-nominated alternative rock band, The Glorious Sons, announce their homecoming show at the Rogers
    K-Rock Centre February 24, 2018. Read » more
    Matthew Good And Our Lady Peace Announce Cross Country Tour
    These two Canadian rock legends will be co-headling a 20 date Canadian tour next spring that will bring them from coast to coast, with shows lined up from St. John’s to Vancouver. Read » more
    Jason Blaine Releases New EP "Boy With A Guitar"
    It's the first release for CCMA Award Winning Canadian Country Artist since signing with premiere Canadian Indie Label Wax Records. Read » more
    Johnny Reid Announces Revival 2018 National Tour
    He's hitting the road with his big band The Soul Providers and a special appearance by Glass Tiger. Read » more
    Statement By The Downie Family
    Last night Gord quietly passed away with his beloved children and family close by. Read » more
    Gord Downie Announces New Record "Introduce Yerself"
    A 23-Song Double Album produced by Kevin Drew out October 21 Via Arts & Craft. Read » more
    James Barker Band Launches "Game On Tour"
    Fresh off of their recent gold certifications for “Chills” and “Lawn Chair Lazy,” the James Barker Band is excited to announce their national tour with CCMA Female Artist of the Year / CCMA Rising Star Award Winner Meghan Patrick and special guest Jojo Mason. Read »
    #NewVideo - "Tell Me Smooth" by Mathew V
    This rising star from Vancouver is about to blow you away with his shimmering vocals and breathtaking performance. See » more
    The Feldman Agency Appoints Don Simpson As Chief Operating Officer
    Simpson brings over 25 years of entertainment experience in senior management, operations, business development and strategic planning to the North American premiere talent agency. Read » more
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    Multi-Platinum Country Star Tim Hicks Releases New Single “Forever Rebels"
    It's the fourth single from Hicks' top selling album "Shake These Walls". Read » more
    The Tragically Hip Announce "Long Time Running"
    The new documentary film will have its World Premiere at TIFF before a Canadian theatrical release Sept. 14th. Read » more
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    Veteran Music Agent Richard Mills Announces His Retirement From TFA
    After 24 years at The Feldman Agency, our friend and colleague Richard Mills is headed on a different career path. Read » more
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    Welcome Backstage!
    We’re excited to announce the launch of TFA Backstage: your exclusive access to everything going on in the Live Entertainment and Events industry. Learn more » more
    CBC Music Names "Gord Downie Person of the Year"
    Gord Downie did the seemingly impossible this year. And then he did it again. Read » more
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    The Rise of Nontraditional Event Venues
    Traditional event venues remain the most popular choice for event professionals. But informal business culture and the growing demand for unique event experiences have paved the way for change. Read » more
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    NEW SIGNING: Steven Lee Olsen
    From co-writing Keith Urban's double-platinum, Grammy nominated hit "Blue Ain't Your Color" to making Pandora's 2019 "Artists to Watch" list, Steven Lee Olsen is honing his craft as both singer and songwriter. more
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    NEW SIGNING: Geoffroy
    The Montreal-based singer-songwriter follows up the success of his 2017 album Coastline with a new single ‘21 Days’ and signs with The Feldman Agency for Canadian representation. Read » more
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    NEW SIGNING: Deanna Petcoff
    Her sweeping vocals intertwined with lyrics that are almost playfully blue of her lyrics reveal to listeners a worldview that's full of pain at the loss of love, and full of hope for something more beautiful. Meet Deanna Petcoff » more
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    NEW SIGNING: Mating Ritual
    Blending their love of 80’s synth pop and post punk infatuation, these indie-pop brothers have turned their individual talents into a dark, gritty, and unified sound you need to hear! Meet Mating Ritual » more
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    NEW SIGNING: Good Charlotte
    With a storied career spanning two decades and the release of their seventh LP now under their belt, there’s no slowing down for these multiplatinum modern rock mavericks » more
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    NEW SIGNING: Notifi
    Over crisp beats and dark, blitzed-out production, the Toronto auteur brings a fresh, unfiltered level of authenticity to his music. With open eyes and a bravado that leaves room for self-effacing charm Meet Notifi! » more
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    NEW SIGNING: Valley
    A sound that is utterly contemporary and sophisticated, but also, in all the right ways, a little bit throwback. With their timeless, anthemic songcraft, this Toronto band is about to be at the top of your radar. Meet Valley » more
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    The Feldman Agency Makes Positive Strides For Future Growth in 2019 With Executive Appointments
    TFA promotes Tom Kemp to Senior Vice President and Joel Baskin to Vice President among changes elevating the company and its client roster. Read » more
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    NEW SIGNING: Fade Awaays
    Hot on the heels of their debut EP ‘Taste of Life’, this Toronto Garage Rock band is ready to share their rowdy live sets, sing along choruses, fuzz driven guitars, and catchy riffs with all of Canada. Meet Face Awaays » more
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    NEW SIGNING: Villages
    Ringing like a rural anthem, the debut self-titled album from these four young Nova Scotians serves as a reminder that while it's easy to leave home, for some, it's never quite possible for that home to leave you. Meet Villages! » more
    NEW SIGNING: Pkew Pkew Pkew
    “On their new third album Optimal Lifestyles, this Toronto band shows off the world-weary wisdom that comes from too much drinking on your couch”. A new wave of punk existentialism Now Toronto says you need to know about. Meet Pkew Pkew Pkew! »
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    NEW SIGNING: Maddie Storvold
    From emotive finger picking to righteous ballads, her music seeks to tell a story, to challenge us, and to touch a fragile part of the human spirit. Meet Maddie Storvold » more