June 24, 2016
Submission-Based Songwriters Selected for the 2016 CCMA Songwriters’ Series
Presented by SOCAN and ole
The CCMA Songwriters’ Series celebrates the crafting of original songs andthe stories behind the words, indulging listeners with
both new and familiar faces in the process. Many consider the greatest aspect of country music, and the facet that makes it resonate the most as a genre, is its songwriting. This acoustic performance event is a marque series within Country Music Week and is perfect
for anyone who enjoys the art of storytelling or appreciates the craft of songwriting.
Four sessions comprise the CCMA Songwriters’ Series, which will take place over the four days of Country Music Week.
Each session features eight Canadian country singer/songwriters; with the exception of the fourth session, being held on Sunday,
September 11, which features four masterclass musicians from both sides of the border.
Twelve artists, those listed below, earned their stature as a performer in the CCMA Songwriters’ Series as the result of
a submission-based process that was juried by a collection of industry representatives from across the country. The remaining
artists, who will be announced in July, will be selected by a talent advisory committee compiled of industry professionals.
The CCMA extends its congratulations to the acts listed below.
Successful submission-based songwriters participating in the CCMA Songwriters’ Series (listed in alphabetical order):
Stacey Lee Guse
Darren Gusnowsky and Rob Shapiro of Hey Romeo
Keith and Renee
Sessions 1, 2, 3
Presented by SOCAN
Wolf Performance Hall
251 Dundas Street
Presented by SOCAN and ole
London Music Hall
178 Dundas Street
Thursday, September 8 (1:00 – 3:30 p.m.)
Friday, September 9 (5:00 – 7:30 p.m.)
Saturday, September 10 (1:30 – 4:00 p.m.)
Sunday, September 11 (1:00 – 3:00 p.m.)
Tickets for each of the four sessions of the CCMA Songwriters' Series will go on sale in July. Keep checking ccma.org for updated
Country Music Week event and ticket information!
Country Music Week 2016 will be held in London, Ontario, September 8 – 11. This marks the first time the event is being held in the city of London, and is a 40th anniversary celebration for the CCMA. For more information on Country Music Week, or the CCMA Songwriters’ Series, visit ccma.org.
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 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 and Tourism London.