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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.  

PotashCorp Country Music Week 2017 will be held in Saskatoon, SK from September 7 – 10. 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.

PotashCorp 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 2017 Saskatoon Host Committee includes:

  • Dawn Woroniuk, Chair

  • Diane Boyko, Hosting/Venues

  • Gerard Cullen, Hosting

  • Trish Cheveldayoff, Sponsorship

  • Kaelen Klypak, Social Media and Logistics

  • Shawna Nelson, Volunteers

  • Mitch Riabko, Transportation

Sponsors of PotashCorp Country Music Week and the 2017 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 Saskatchewan, the City of Saskatoon, Tourism Saskatchewan and Tourism Saskatoon.

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
2016 London, ON
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