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Country Music Week

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 and a Countdown Concert prior to the awards show; the CCMA Awards Show, which is a 2-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, 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 put on this event each year without the support of local organizing host committees, made up of various community stakeholders in each city. The Country Music Week 2016 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

For over 35 years, the Canadian Country Music Association has been bringing Country Music Week across the country. The following represents a listing of past Country Music Week host cities:

YEAR HOST CITY
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
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