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Submitted by Don Graham Every year in September the pilgrimage to celebrate Canadian country music, its artists, songwriters, business folks, radio stations and fans kicks into full gear. This year the gathering was in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and for four days and nights the city rocked with Wranglers, Tony Lamas and pearl snap shirts. The days leading up to the Awards show are filled with old friends gathering together, road musicians reacquainting with compadres; they crisscross on the road with fans, radio folks and country music lovers. Late night hotel lobby jams are common place. The 2017 Canadian Country Music Association Awards Show had Saskatoonians on their feet at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and Canadians from coast-to-coast cheering for all their favourite country stars on CBC when the awards were broadcast exclusively by the national public broadcaster at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT). In the action-packed two-hour event, eight of the most sought-after CCMA Awards were presented and fourteen exceptional performances blew fans away. Dallas Smith took home one of the biggest awards of the night, Album of the Year, for the second time in his career; in addition to also winning Single of the Year. Brett Kissel took home Male Artist of the Year for the second year in a row, along with Video of the Year. When reached for comment Jim Cressman of Invictus Entertainment had this to say “"Brett is on an unstoppable trajectory. He's laying the groundwork with a great domestic success story to become one of the biggest international stars in the format." Invictus also won an Industry Award for Booking Agency of the Year to which Cressman said I love the recognition, but honestly it's not why we do this. We're driven to grow, learn, adapt and evolve so ultimately we can contribute more value back to our clients. That what drives us." Newcomer Meaghan Patrick also had a great night, winning both Female Artist of the Year and the SiriusXM RisingStar Award. Thanks to a new partnership with SiriusXM, the CCMA is pleased to announce that as this year’s SiriusXM Rising Star Award winner, Patrick will also receive a $10,000 bursary as part of SiriusXM’s continued efforts to support Canadian artists. Fan-favourites, The Road Hammers, took home Group or Duo of the Year, for the third time. Leading up to and during the first hour of the 2017 CCMA Awards Show,...

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So it's September and new releases are falling like leaves in my inbox. Love it. In no particular order, this...

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Canadian-Mexican artist, Boogát, has unveiled the new video for his track, Mezcalero Feliz,
which premiered via Ici Musique.

The song is...

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Dave Arcari is one of those guys that is often out on the road touring, gigging and travelling around his native UK, Scottish homeland, much of Europe...

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Today, Lee Ann Womack has released the latest cut from her forthcoming album The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone the shimmering and ghostly "...

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After a highly successful summer tour that highlighted shows with Marianas Trench, a showcase at Carleton University and the brand new Sawdust City...

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Submitted to Cashbox Canada

Canadian-Mexican artist, Boogát, has unveiled the new video for his track, Mezcalero Feliz,
which premiered via Ici Musique.

The song is from his forthcoming album, San Cristobal Baile Inn, set for release on October 6 via Maisonnette...

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After a highly successful summer tour that highlighted shows with Marianas Trench, a showcase at Carleton University and the brand new Sawdust City Music Festival in Gravenhurst, the Julian Taylor Band’s on the road again. Ontario dates include some of...

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Organizer and Producer of the Beach Celtic Festival Sandy Graham (also Cashbox Canada’s Editor in Chief) has announced the musician and founder of Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost will be the Beach Celt of the Year...

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Submitted by Lenny Stoute
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So it's September and new releases are falling like leaves in my inbox. Love it. In no particular order, this week's sampling.

The final testament from an artist who shaped rock'n'roll, ...

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Submitted by Don Graham

Every year in September the pilgrimage to celebrate Canadian country music, its artists, songwriters, business folks, radio stations and fans kicks into full gear. This year the gathering was in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and for four days and nights the city...

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Submitted by Iain Patience

Dave Arcari is one of those guys that is often out on the road touring, gigging and travelling around his native UK, Scottish homeland, much of Europe and more recently the USA. Known for his hard, driving and percussive style, Arcari favours steel-...

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Today, Lee Ann Womack has released the latest cut from her forthcoming album The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone the shimmering and ghostly "Hollywood." Written by Lee Ann, Adam Wright and Waylon Payne, the track poignantly portrays a relationship...

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Toronto-based singer-songwriter Shawna Caspi released her fourth studio album Forest Fire on September 1st, 2017. Engineered and produced by Don Kerr (Rheostatics, Bahamas, Ron Sexsmith), the album is complete with Shawna’s remarkable lyrical...