CLICK HERE for official Country Music Week 2016 event photography!



Country Music Week began in 1977 as an annual event created to heighten awareness and increase exposure for Canada’s country music artists. Today, Country Music Week is made up of three components:a music festival, which includes a Songwriters’ Series, talent showcases, a full-day FanFest, a Legends Show that pays tribute to Canada's most cherished country artists and a cabaret party where country fans can let loose; the CCMA Awards Show, which is a two-hour live, television special highlighting a year in country music; as well as an industry conference which allows the Canadian country music industry to honour those working behind the scenes via educational workshops and seminars, networking receptions, awards ceremonies and more.  

Country Music Week 2016 will be held in London, ON from September 8 – 11. To see a listing of fan events click here. If you’re an artist or a member of the music industry and would like to attend the industry conference, find full conference information and registration details here.

Country Music Week entails countless hours of planning and preparation. The CCMA could not execute this major event year after year without the support and expertise of local organizing host committees, made up of community stakeholders. The core 2016 London Host Committee includes:

Chris Campbell, Chair
Stephanie Starchuck, Vice Chair Events & Operations
Marcy Redmond, Vice Chair Marketing & Communications
Paul Brock, Vice Chair Sponsorship
Patrice Whiffen, Vice Chair Volunteers
Lisa Catania, Vice Chairs Hosting
Dave DeKelver, Transportation 
Brent McNamee Ticketing Liaison
Erin Douglas, Event Manager - Outdoor Activations
Patrick McLaughlin, Food & Beverage - Outdoor Activations
Kent Guy & Heidi Baiden, Radio Industry Coordinators
Janette MacDonald & Andrew Sercombe, Downtown London Liaisons
Chris Waugh, Convention Centre Liaison
Cheryl Finn, City of London Major Event Liaison

Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2016 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and The Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, Radio Starmaker Fund, the Province of Ontario, the City of London. Downtown London and London Tourism.

2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the Canadian Country Music Association bringing Country Music Week across the country. The following is a listing of past Country Music Week host cities:

1977 Ottawa, ON
1978 Regina, SK
1979 Toronto, ON
1980 Winnipeg, MB
1981 Ottawa, ON
1982 Halifax, NS
1983 Regina, SK
1984 Moncton, NB
1985 Edmonton, AB
1986 Winnipeg, MB
1987 Vancouver, BC
1988 Toronto, ON
1989 Ottawa, ON
1990 Edmonton, AB
1991 Hamilton, ON
1992 Calgary, AB
1993 Hamilton, ON
1994 Calgary, AB
1995 Hamilton, ON
1996 Calgary, AB
1997 Hamilton, ON
1998 Calgary, AB
1999 Ottawa, ON
2000 Edmonton, AB
2001 Calgary, AB
2002 Calgary, AB
2003 Calgary, AB
2004 Edmonton, AB
2005 Calgary, AB
2006 Saint John, NB
2007 Regina, SK
2008 Winnipeg, MB
2009 Vancouver, BC
2010 Edmonton, AB
2011 Hamilton, ON
2012 Saskatoon, SK
2013 Edmonton, AB
2014 Edmonton, AB
2015 Halifax, NS
Back to Top