June 5, 2018
Alberta's Jackie Rae Greening Announced as 2018 Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Builder Inductee
June 6, 2018 (Edmonton, AB) -- Today the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) announced St. Albert’s Jackie Rae Greening as the 2018 builder inductee to the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. Past Chair of the CCMA and a member of the Board of Directors from 2004-2010, Greening has won four CCMA Awards and is also an Alberta Country Music Hall of Fame inductee. Greening has consistently demonstrated her dedication to advancement of country music in Canada, elevating the careers of countless artists.
“To think my love of country music has earned me a place in the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. It boggles my mind and is such an honour,” said Greening.
Beginning her radio career in 1982, Greening worked at radio stations across Alberta through to 1989 when she landed at CFCW Radio. Heading into her third decade at the station in 2019, Jackie Rae continues to be a driving force at CFCW in her position of Program Director and Manager of Operations for Newcap Radio in Edmonton, Camrose, Wetaskiwin.
Outside of radio, Greening’s passion lies in volunteering. Locally she has been the Chairperson for many events; Country Music Week, The Ford World Curling Championships, The Olympic Curling Trials and the Alberta Women’s Curling Championship. She is also Past Chair of the CapitalCare Foundation and currently sits on the Board of the Hec Gervais Scholarship Foundation and The Steadward Centre 40th Anniversary Celebration. This exceptional level of community involvement earned her the 2007 Global Woman of Vision Award.
Recognized by the Country Music Association with the International Country Broadcaster Award, Greening will be honoured at the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony during Country Music Week, in Hamilton, Ontario from September 6-9, 2018.
Inductees of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame are chosen annually by a selected Hall of Fame Electors Committee, comprised of over seventy (70) industry peers. The three-stage voting process begins in January of each year. The inductee in the Builder category receives the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Stan Klees Builder Award, established in recognition of RPM Magazine co-founder, Mr. Stan Klees, and his pioneering efforts in the creation of the CCMA Awards Program.
About the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame
Since 1984, the Canadian Country Music Association has been honouring Canadian artists and industry builders who have made long-term contributions to the growth and development of Canadian country music. In 1999, the CCMA formally merged its recognition program with a program of similar scope founded by Mr. Gary Buck, to create what today is known as the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. The CCMA has partnerships with the Canadian Country Music Heritage Society (www.ccmhalloffame.com), based in Merritt, British Columbia, and the National Music Centre (www.nmc.ca), based in Calgary, Alberta to collaboratively promote and bring recognition to the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame program.
About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)
Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2018 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”, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, Radio Starmaker Fund, the Government of Ontario, City of Hamilton, Tourism Hamilton and the Hamilton, Halton and Brant Regional Tourism Organization.
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