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Larry Krause: I am really pleased to be releasing this album, after years of thinking I should. It features not only alot of my original Christmas tunes, but also traditional favorites, with some 4 part male quartet harmonies added just because they were fun to do. If you are anywhere near PA on the 4th, wander by. It would be good to see ya…and Merry Christmas!

April 30, 2018

SCMA Honours Its Finest at Gala Awards Show & Banquet

It was an exceptional night for Tenille Arts at the 29th Annual Saskatchewan Country Music Awards tonight in Prince Albert. Arts received top honours in all her nominated categories for Songwriter of the Year (Tenille Arts, Adam Wheeler & Mark Narmore for “Rain Drops, Dirt Roads”), Album of The Year (Rebel Child), Video of the Year (Cold Feet, Patrick Tohill- Director) and Single of the Year (What He’s In To) in addition to being named the SCMA Female Artist of the Year.

Hosted by 2017 JUNO Award winner and platinum-selling Country artist Jess Moskaluke, the televised awards show honours the finest talent in country music this province has to offer handing out 26 awards for artist and musician achievement as well as industry leaders in recording and radio.

Male Artist of the Year went to Chris Henderson while Amy Nelson’s fans were loud and proud naming her the Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year. Newcomer, Justin LaBrash was awarded Emerging Artist of the Year, with Saskatoon’s Aces Wyld claiming Group of the Year.

Lisa Moen was presented the Country Music Person of the Year award in recognition of her dedication and commitment to the association over the last year.

The Legends and Legacy award was presented to Prince Albert’s John Quinn, a true legend of the Saskatchewan Country Music Association.

Jess Moskaluke was presented the SCMA Lifetime Achievement award as testament to her rise to Canadian Country Music fame.

In addition to presenting awards, the association took a moment to pay a touching tribute to the late Mandy Ringdal, a member of the association who lost her battle to ovarian cancer in September. Amy Nelson and Tenille Arts, close friends of Ringdal’s performed her latest song, “Find The Good” following a moment of silence in her honour. The show closed with a hopeful tribute to the 16 players and coaches of the Humboldt Broncos who lost their lives in the tragic crash weeks ago. Alex Runions performed Tom Cochrane’s Big League while being joined by SCMA Artists wearing hockey jerseys.

The Saskatchewan Country Music Association is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the promotion, development, and enhancement of all aspects of Saskatchewan country music at the local, national, and international level.

2018 SCMA Award Winners
Fan’s Choice Entertainer Of The Year
Amy Nelson

Female Artist Of The Year
Tenille Arts

Male Artist Of The Year
Chris Henderson

Group Of The Year
Aces Wyld

Songwriter Of The Year
Tenille Arts, Adam Wheeler & Mark Narmore For “Rain Drops, Dirt Roads”

Album Or Ep Of The Year
Tenille Arts For “Rebel Child”

Video Of The Year
Tenille Arts For “Cold Feet”, Patrick Tohill- Director

Single Of The Year
“What He’s In To”, Tenille Arts

Emerging Artist Of The Year
Justin Labrash

Interactive Artist Or Group Of The Year
Codie Prevost

Roots Artist Or Group Of The Year
JJ Voss

Country Music Person Of The Year
Lisa Moen

Scma Award Of Achievement
Jess Moskaluke

Legends & Legacy Award
John Quinn

Nightclub Of The Year
Eldorado Country Rock Bar

SIGA $1500 Bursary
LJ Tyson

Youth $200 Bursary
Jordyn Pollard

Bass Player Of The Year
Curt Chobot

Drummer Of The Year
Jason Brinkworth

Keyboard Player Of The Year
Jordan Toppings

Fiddle Player Of The Year
Kristan Couture

Guitar Player Of The Year
Jordan Toppings

Specialty Instrument Player Of The Year
Dave Bushko

Radio Station Of The Year- Major Market
92.9 The Bull, Saskatoon

Radio Station Of The Year- Secondary Market
CJVR Melfort

On-Air Personality Of The Year- Major Market
Cristy Beggs

On-Air Personality Of The Year- Secondary Market
Matt Ryan

Music Director Of The Year- Major Market-
Cristy Beggs

Music Director Of The Year- Secondary Market
Cal Gratton

Record Producer Of The Year
Bart Mckay

Recording Studio Of The Year
Bart Mckay Studios

Tv Or Radio Show Of The Year
Timberline Music Show, Larry Krause & Lisa Risom

April 23, 2018

Please help the Saskatchewan Country Music Association
 choose the winner of the 2018 Fan’s Choice Awards for:
Entertainer of the Year &
Nightclub of the Year
Vote Here

April 4, 2018

As I hit April I make sure I scribble a big “SCMA WEEKEND” across three days.  It is a weekend I look forward to every year.  From the showcases, to the spontaneous jam sessions in the hotel rooms, and even the occasional police arrival in the wee hours of the night, it’s always a time to remember.
Now that I’ve gotten to know a number of our members, I almost view it as a reunion of sorts. A time when everyone in my SCMA music family “comes home” and we celebrate all that has been accomplished throughout the year. From hearing the next new single to meeting the newest baby there are always so many things to be excited about.
The 29th Annual SCMA Awards weekend is sure to deliver the same camaraderie, laughs and memories.
I look forward to seeing you all in Prince Albert in a few weeks!
The countdown is on!

The Longbranch has been working with the amazing and dedicated people over at Shania Kids Can, and on April 21st, 2018, the Longbranch is the location for the First Annual Shania Kids Can Charity Fundraising Event!

In addition to dinner, drinks, great music and a fabulous time, there will be a Silent and Live Auction with personally autographed Shania items up for bids.

So what is Shania Kids Can all about?

“Founded in 2010 by performer, Shania Twain, in effort to relieve the economic, social and personal sufferings of children that she herself experienced as a child… Shania Kids Can operates in elementary schools throughout North America delivering programs that aim to provide all-inclusive support and stability by qualified professionals in the form of one-on-one consultations as well as group activities and opportunities all while in the safe, confidence-building environment that is the Shania Kids Can Clubhouse.”

New Releases To Check Out

Amanda Hagel Asks “What Brand of Country Are You”

Amanda couldn’t wait for this release and she’s excited to finally share it with all her fans!
As the face of Country Music continues to evolve with new sounds, styles, and ever growing sub-categories, Saskatchewan based singer-songwriter Amanda Hagel was inspired to write a song that asks the fans of country to answer one straight forward question…”What Brand of Country Are You?” While Amanda has had many musical influences over the years that have helped to develop her own sound and style, there’s no question that Amanda’s true musical roots are imbedded in the artists and the
songs that have made Country Music the great genre that it is today! Amanda teamed up with All Star Producer Bart McKay and his stellar team to bring this song to life and the amazingly talented Andrea An of Nolita Studios to create a one of a kind video that captures the songs infectious energy and cool country vibe!! The song is available on all digital platforms for download, stream, to add to your favorite playlist but most of all…to Enjoy 

See Amanda’s Video Here
Written and performed by Roland, he was fortunate to have a powerhouse team join him on this single!
Producer/Keyboards Bart McKay and also with Chad Melchert (Drums – Gord Bamford), Derek Stremel (Bass – Dune Steele) and Murray Pulver (Guitar – Doc Walker) all helped bring the song to life.
Roland Corrigal’s life has been steeped in live country music from the beginning. It is no surprise that he upheld this tradition throughout his life playing with his family and various other bands.
Buy Now on Itunes
620 CKRM’s 41st annual talent show (the Proudly Saskatchewan Showcase) will be announcing details and application window soon. Keep an eye on station website and Socials for an anticipated mid-April launch.

Mark Your Calendars!!!!

Every Wednesday Night in April – Sing Like Shania contest at Longbranch with Host Lisa Moen

April  5 – Lisa Moen – Rock Creek  show Saskatoon Stonebridge
April  6 – Roland Corrigal – Single Release Day
April  7 – Shantaia Poulin singing National Anthems at RUSH game
April  7 –  Lisa Moen – RUSH Half-time show Sasktel Centre
April  9 – SCMA Saskatoon Region AGM 7:30 PM at The Hub – Holiday Inn Downtown, Saskatoon
April  12- Lisa Moen – Montana’s 8th St. Saskatoon show
April  19- Lisa Moen – Rock Creek show Saskatoon McCormand
April  26- Lisa Moen – Montana’s 8th St. Saskatoon
April  27, 28, 29 – 29th Annual SCMA Awards Weekend & Country Music Festival

Saskatchewan Country Music Association
Announces “SCMA at the CCMA’s Showcase”

August 28, 2017- Saskatoon– The Saskatchewan Country Music Association proudly presents the
first ever “SCMA at the CCMA’s Showcase” taking place in Saskatoon during Potash Corp
Country Music Week September 7th to September 10th.

Highlighting the talents of 44 Saskatchewan artists, the four day showcase will celebrate solo
and duo acts as well as songwriters, bands, and youth artists.

“There is a wealth of country music talent in Saskatchewan,” explains SCMA President, Arron
Rigden, “One of the mandates of the Saskatchewan Country Music Association is to help
promote and celebrate that talent. Hosting this showcase during Potash Corp Country Music
Week is a perfect time to show the country the talent we have and give the artists a chance to
promote themselves to a national audience.”

Festivities will take place at the Holiday Inn Downtown and begin the afternoon of Thursday,
September 7th with 11 hours of solo and duo showcases.  Friday afternoon the Solo and Duo acts
will continue leading up to the SCMA Kick Off Party that evening.  Saturday will feature solo
and duo showcases as well as Youth and Band performances and a special “All Provinces Open
Mic” that evening.

“Country Music Week and the CCMA event as a whole hosts a multitude of talented artists from
throughout the country. Unfortunately not everyone has the opportunity to perform on one of the
CCMA stages throughout the weekend. This extends a performance opportunity for everyone
regardless where they are from,” commented Rigden.

Sunday will continue with a songwriter’s showcase and will wrap up the weekend with the
SCMA After Party following the conclusion of the televised award show.

(MAY 9th, 2017)
SCMA Prince Albert will present a Classic Grand Ol’ Opry Show on May 27th in the St. Louis Community Hall.
Show starts at 7:30PM Admission is $20.00 for advance tickets or $25.00 at the door.

(April 22, 2017)

(April 22, 2017)

News from SCMA Prince Albert

The Prince Albert Chapter will be holding a Country Gospel Show on April 30/17 at 2:00 P.M. at the Heritage Centre in Prince Albert. Proceeds will go to the Bursary Fund.  Tickets will be available at the door.

(April 22, 2017)

Exciting news to share……
Lyn Besse McGinnis is a Semi-Finalist in the Canadian Songwriting Competition for her song The Veil of Tamar (gospel/inspirational). Finalists will be announced later in April and winners in May 2017. The song was inspired by Ingeburg Borowski’s painting of Tamar, a biblical character from the Old Testament. Lyn met Inge (a painter from Germany) at an Artists Residency at Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus. Lyn wrote the song & Inge surprised her with her own painting of Tamar. The original Tamar currently hangs in a gallery in Hamburg Germany. The song was recorded with the support of SaskMusic & produced/arranged/recorded with Ross Nykiforuk at Cosmic Pad Studios in Saskatoon. Lyn’s international songwriting credentials also include Finalist & Semi-Finalist in the 2014 UK Songwriting Competition and Winner of a lyrics only contest (Spain) through SongLink in 2012.

2017 CCMA Volunteer Recruitment Press Release

(Saskatoon, SK) March 28, 2017 – Saskatoon will be welcoming Canadian country music’s biggest stars this fall as we host PotashCorp Country Music Week and the CCMA Awards Show, September 7-10, 2017. This marks the second time Saskatoon has hosted country music’s biggest week.

PotashCorp Country Music Week and the CCMA Awards Show, managed by the Canadian Country Music Association, make up a four-day music conference and community celebration, culminating in the nationally-broadcast Awards Show on Sunday, September 10. 

This is one of the largest music events in Canada, with activities for fans, musicians and industry attendees, including showcase opportunities for new artists, educational seminars, and an all-day FanFest.

This awesome event is only possible through the dedication of a team of fun-loving, hard-working volunteers. We need your help!  We’re currently looking for people for a wide variety of roles to help before, during and after the event. 

You don’t have to work on a ranch or ride a horse, but you do need to have a great attitude and a burning desire to welcome visitors from across the country to help put on one of the biggest celebrations of the year. 

To volunteer, simply visit , click on the Volunteer image or News item link, and fill out the online application.  

Volunteers must be available to work a minimum of three shifts.  A $30 fee is payable September 5 at volunteer orientation.  

The volunteers at PotashCorp Country Music Week are a part of a highly-valued team. Though you aren’t being paid, your indispensable support is compensated in many different ways.  All volunteers will receive the following:


·       Access to the volunteer lounge for food and refreshments during each and every shift

·       PotashCorp Country Music Week gear (a volunteer vest) that is yours to keep following the event

·       Participation in an exciting volunteer orientation/recognition event

·       Opportunities to gain valuable skills and make new friends

·       Complimentary tickets to select PotashCorp Country Music Week events


If you have any questions or any difficulty during sign-up, please contact Shawna Nelson at

For more information about PotashCorp Country Music Week and the CCMA Awards, visit

Saskatoon – Where Country Shines this September 7-10, 2017!  


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 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 and Tourism Saskatoon.


March 27, 2017:

Line-up announced for 2017 SCMA’s & Country Music Festival March 31 – April 2, Saskatoon, SK



March 23, 2017 – The line-up for the 2017 Annual Saskatchewan Country Music Awards (SCMA’s) & Country Music Festival in Saskatoon, Sask. has been announced!

The three day music celebration is packed with performances and showcases all honouring Saskatchewan’s finest musicians and performers.  Acclaimed musician and songwriter Bobby Wills will be presenting a seminar Saturday afternoon before he hosts the 28th Annual Saskatchewan Country Music Awards Gala. Performers for the weekend are as follows…


Friday, March 31

 8:00 p.m. Song Writers Circle – Holiday Inn

Hosted by – Scott Patrick
Shantaia Poulin
Lyn Besse McGinnis
Doug Sylvester
Steve Gibson
Brody Seibert
Eli Barsi
Mandy Ringdal
Lisa Moen 

10:30 p.m. Kick-Off Party – Holiday Inn

Hosted by – Matt Ryan
Samara Yung
Arron Rigden
Roland Corrigal
Topher Mils
Stephanie Rose
Greg Kozak
Tucker Lane
Brody Siebert
Erin Hill
Codie Prevost
Hayley Meyer

Saturday, April 1

10:00 a.m. SCMA Presidents Brunch and Industry Awards – TCU Place – Centennial Hall

Hosted by – Reg Wilke
Arron Rigden
Tucker Lane
Layton Ferster
Brock Andrews

1:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker – TCU Place

Hosted by – Lorena Kelly
Bobby Wills

 2:45 p.m. Youth/New Artist Showcase – Holiday Inn

Hosted by – Cristy Beggs
Justine Sletten
Justin LaBrash
Erin Hill
Kristan Coutere
Lane Shields
Jared Lee

7:00 p.m. 28th Annual SCMA Gala Awards Show

Hosted by – Bobby Wills
Tenille Arts
Amy Nelson
Roland Corrigal
Samara Yung
Yvonne St Germaine
The Trudels
Hunter Brothers
Darlene Tuleta
Alex Runions
Kelsey Fitch
Codie Prevost

9:00 p.m. After Party Cabaret – TCU Place

Hosted by – Cal Gratton
Aces Wyld
Shantaia Poulin – featuring Brody Siebert
Brock Andrews – featuring Chris Henderson
Tenille Arts – featuring Codie Prevost
Alex Runions – featuring Erin Hill

Sunday Apr. 13

9:30 a.m. Roots/Country Gospel Showcase & Brunch – Holiday Inn

Hosted by – Larry Krause
Laura Hayes
Carl Crane
Glenna Switzer
Malcolm Foster
Aven Grace

All events are open to the public. All events are all ages except for the Kick Off Party at the Holiday Inn

Weekend passes and individual event tickets are on sale at


28th Annual S.C.M.A Awards Weekend & Country Music Festival

With Special Guest and M.C. Bobby Wills

March 31 – April 2, 2017

Saskatoon, SK

  • Industry and Gala Awards at TCU Place
  • Showcases and Artist Spotlights take place at Holiday Inn (host hotel)

Hello Saskatchewan Country Artists!

The 2017 SCMA/CCMA Liaison Committee is excited to announce our involvement in a concert series featuring Saskatchewan artists leading up to 2017 Country Music Week.

“Country at the Rock Creek” will take place at the Rock Creek Bar & Grill restaurant (Willow Grove location) beginning on April 25, 2017. The concert series will feature two Saskatchewan acts on select Tuesday evenings leading up to Country Music Week.

Available dates:

o    April 25

o    May 2, 16

o    June 6, 20

o    July 11, 25

o    August 15, 29

o    September 5

Although we wish we could provide this opportunity to all performers, there are only 20 spots available, so we will be implementing a submission process to determine which acts will be invited to perform in this concert series.

More details:

      there will be two acts performing each night

      both acts will perform a 45 minute set

      all acts will be paid $200 (per act) plus a free meal (both provided by Rock Creek)

      performers are welcome to sell merchandise at these shows

      all performances will be acoustic (solo or duo)

      all selected acts are expected to assist in promoting their performance details through their social media channels

      if your act selected to perform and your availability changes, it will be your responsibility to notify the SCMA as soon as possible and find a suitable replacement for your scheduled performance


Submission process:

      acts must complete the “SCMA – CCMA Rock Creek Application” by March 19 at 5:00 pm (SK time) to be considered for this opportunity

      industry peers will adjudicate submissions based on the act’s EPK, availability, and paragraph describing what they are looking forward to participating in during the 2017 Country Music Week

      please provide us with at least two possible performances dates

      the list of acts selected will be sent out by March 22, 2017

      Please send submissions to 


The 2017 SCMA/CCMA Liaison Committee 

Saskatchewan Country Music Association
Announces 2017 Nominees

The countdown for the 2017 Saskatchewan Country Music Association Awards has officially begun, as the Saskatchewan Country Music Association (SCMA) announced its nominees today.  Brock Andrews (Saskatoon) leads with 6 nominations.  Following with 5 nominations each is Jess Moskaluke (Langenburg), Alex Runions (Regina) and Brody Siebert (Saskatoon). 

Newcomers, the Hunter Brothers (Shaunavon) comes in with 4 nominations and Samara Yung (Yorkton), Codie Prevost (Saskatoon), and Darlene Tuleta (Melfort) and Chris Henderson (Regina) follow with three nods each. See below for the complete list of 2017 nominees.

Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year
Alex Runions
Amy Nelson
Codie Prevost
Darlene Tuleta
Hunter Brothers
Jess Moskaluke
Samara Yung

Female Vocalist of the Year
Darlene Tuleta
Lisa Moen
Jess Moskaluke
Samara Yung
Tenille Arts

Male Vocalist of the Year
Alex Runions
Brock Andrews
Brody Siebert
Chris Henderson
Codie Prevost

Group of the Year
Aces Wyld
Blake Berglund & Belle Plaine
Hunter Brothers

Emerging Artist Award
Amanda Hagel
Brock Andrews
Brody Siebert
Hunter Brothers
Roland Corrigal

Song of the Year (Composer)
If I Won the Lotto – Alex Runions, Steve Mitchell
I’m in a Bar – Brody Siebert, Aaron Goodvin, Dakota Jay, William King
Collide – Brock Andrews, Codie Prevost
Crying You Out – Samara Yung, Hannah Ellis, Cameron Bedell
Take Me Home – Jess Moskaluke, Kelly Archer, Emily Shackleton

Single of the Year
Take Me Home – Jess Moskaluke
El Dorado – Hunter Brothers
I’m in a Bar – Brody Siebert
If I Won the Lotto – Alex Runions
Collide – Brock Andrews

Video of the Year
If I Won the Lotto – Alex Runions
Covered in Dust – Darlene Tuleta
Take Me Home – Jess Moskaluke
All I Ask of You – Lisa Moen
Bobby’s Drums – Mandy Ringdal

Album of the Year
Eight – Brock Andrews
Lonely Town – Brody Siebert
Small Town Life – Roland Corrigal
Tenille Arts – Tenille Arts
Fragile – Becky Lynn

Country Gospel Album of the Year
Listen With Your Heart – Amanda Hagel
Let Your Spirit Grow – Larry Krause

Aboriginal Artist of the Year
Carl Crane
Roland Corrigal

Roots Artist of the Year
Blake Berglund
Eli Barsi
Kristan Couture
Larry Krause
Jay & Jo Trudel

Roots Album of the Year
Chronicles – Creek City
A Long Time Comin’ – Glenna Switzer
You Just Fooled Me – Kristan Couture

All Star Band (Guitar)
Eli Barsi
Jordan Toppings
Rich McFarlane
Shawn Blackman
Steve Gibson
Terry Lasko
Topher Mills
Mark Penner
Murray Yung

All Star Band (Bass)
Al Leblanc
Curt Chabot
Donovan Epp
Jesse Dawson
John Cunningham
Luke Hunter
Murray Yung
Myles Myrol
Mike Langlois

All Star Band (Drums)
Aaron Pritchard
Andrew Cavanagh
Darcy Deschambault
Dean Kushneryk
Gary Amundrud
Hal Schrenk
Jayson Brinkworth
Michael Tetrault
Mike James
Quincy Bosovitch
Shane Morley

All Star Band (Keys)
Amy Nelson
Bart McKay
Daryl Amundrud
Glenna Switzer
Jordan Toppings
Lorena Kelly
Mick Gratias
Mike Langlois

All Start Band (Fiddle)
Allison Tymiak
Dean Bernier
Donny Parenteau
Janaya Trudel
Kerri English
Kristan Couture

All Star Band (Specialty)
Chris Henderson
Donny Parenteau
Erik Paquette
Gary Larson
John Cunningham
Murray Yung
Rich McFarlane
Brock Andrews
Dean Bernier
Elly Thorn
Hal Schrenk
Jordan Toppings
Mark Penner
Miles Hoste

Record Producer
Bart McKay
John Cunningham – Eli Barsi
Larry Krause
Mark Penner
Michael Harmel
Rich McFarlane

Recording Studio
Bart McKay Productions
Mosaic Music
The South Hill Studio
Touchwood Studios
Pure Sound Recording Studio

Al Leblanc
Amy Nelson
Blake Berglund
Brett Browatzke
Chris Henderson
Gail Krause
Janice Trudel
John Cunningham
Ronda Yung

Country Music Person
Bev Hallett
Darcey Rathgeber
Eli Barsi
Kristy Lang
Lisa Moen
Murray Yung
Penny Stenberg
Reg Wilke

On Air Personality – Major Market
Colin Lovequist – 620 CKRM – Regina
Cristy Beggs – 92.9 The Bull – Saskatoon
Don Mitchell – 900 CKBI – Prince Albert
Jason Lee – 600 CJWW – Saskatoon
Jay Richards – 600 CJWW – Saskatoon
Mike McGuire – Big Dog 92.7 FM – Regina
Pat Dubios – 92.9 The Bull – Saskatoon
Rod Kitter – 600 CJWW – Saskatoon
Sharon Jacobs – 600 CJWW – Saskatoon
Tim Day – Big Dog 92.7 FM – Regina

On Air Personality – Secondary Market
Bill Wood – 105 CJVR – Melfort
Cal Gratton – 105 CJVR – Melfort

Music Director – Major Market
Colin Lovequist – 620 CKRM – Regina
Cristy Beggs – 929 The Bull – Saskatoon
Jason Lee – 600 CJWW – Saskatoon
Mike McGuire – Big Dog 92.7 – Regina
Pat Dubois – 92.9 The Bull – Saskatoon

Music Director – Secondary Market
Cal Gratton – 105 CJVR – Melfort (by acclamation)

Fan’s Choice Radio Station – Major Market
620 CKRM – Regina
900 CKBI – Prince Albert
92.9 The Bull – Saskatoon
Big Dog 92.7 FM – Regina
600 CJWW – Saskatoon
Country 100.7 – Moose Jaw

Fan’s Choice Radio Station – Secondary Market
940 CJGX – Yorkton
105 CJVR – Melfort
570 CKSW – Swift Current
1190 AM CFSL – Weyburn

TV or Radio Show of the Year
Canadian Coast to Coast – 105 CJVR – Cal Gratton – Melfort
Made in Canada – 600 CJWW – Jay Richards – Saskatoon
Pickin it Country – 91.3 FM CJTR – Reg Wilke – Regina
Timberline Music Show – Larry Krause – Shaw TV – Prince Albert

The winners will be announced at the SCMA Industry Brunch and the SCMA Awards Show & Gala on Saturday, Apr. 1, 2017, both events at TCU Place in Saskatoon, Sask. Go to the for the schedule of events and other information. Ticket sales will be available soon. All events are open to the public.


Toronto, ON) June 27, 2016 – The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) is pleased to announce that Saskatchewan’s Amy Nelson is the winner of the 2016 CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest. Amy was selected to represent the Saskatchewan Country Music Association (SCMA) in this fan-voted contest hosted online by the CCMA. The highlight of winning the CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest is securing a performance spot at an official CCMA-sanctioned event during Country Music Week, taking place this year in London, Ontario from September 8 – 11. Amy will perform at an ALL NEW public Country Music Week event, which will be unveiled later this summer. In addition to her performance spot at an official CCMA-sanctioned Country Music Week event, Amy will also receive a full delegate pass to Country Music Week, accommodations and airfare to the event, and a one-year membership to both the CCMA and SCMA. “This is the sixth year for the CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest. It’s been amazing for us to watch the initiative grow, and to see how the participating Music Industry Associations and finalists rally around the opportunity,” said Don Green, President of the Canadian Country Music Association. “We’re so proud of Amy and this accomplishment, and can’t wait to see her perform in London.” Thank you to the Provincial Country Music and Provincial Music Industry Associations from across Canada who supported and endorsed their local country talent in this national initiative.
March 24, 2016

Chad Brownlee to Host the 27th Annual SCMA Awards

The Saskatchewan Country Music Awards (SCMA) and the Country Music Association of Saskatoon (CMAS) are thrilled to announce award-winning artist Chad Brownlee will be the host and keynote interview of the 2016 SCMA Awards Weekend and Country Music Festival, April 22-24 in Saskatoon.

An award-winning singer, songwriter, philanthropist and former NHL draft pick, country music artist Brownlee (MDM Recordings Inc./Universal Music Canada) is by definition a renaissance man. With over a billion radio impressions to date, his singles have rapidly climbed the country music charts, with multiple singles cracking the national Top 10, including his current single “Hearts on Fire”. Throughout his career, Brownlee has received critical acclaim and numerous accolades including a highly coveted 2013 JUNO nomination for Country Album of the Year; consecutive Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA®) Award™ Male Artist of the Year nominations (2012, 2013); and the CCMA® 2011 Rising Star Award. Brownlee has completed numerous high-profile concert tours including “Your Town Throwdown” with Deric Ruttan and Jason Blaine, and headlined the “When the Lights Go Down” tour, joined by label mates (2014 and 2015) CCMA® Female Vocalist of the Year Jess Moskaluke, and CCMA® award winning Bobby Wills. He will continue to tour throughout 2016, and release his new album, Hearts On Fire, on April 29, 2016.

Brownlee will host and perform on the SCMA Gala Awards Show on Saturday, April 23, 7pm at TCU Place. Other show performers include Lisa Moen, Aven Grace & Barbara Leavins, Wyatt, Codie Prevost & Jess Moskaluke.

Brownlee, accompanied by Mike Denney (MDM Records), will be the keynote interview of the event, Saturday April 23, 1:30pm at TCU Place, presented by SaskMusic and the SCMA. Brownlee and Denney will provide insight on the path to national success as an artist, maintaining focus in the music business, and building your own music industry support team.

Weekend passes for the full weekend, as well as individual event tickets, are available online at Purchase your tickets before April 9 for early bird pricing. All events are open to the public as well as the music industry.

Additional information about the SCMA Awards weekend can be found at

The SCMA thanks SaskMusic for their sponsorship of the awards show and keynote interview, as well as event sponsors Adesa Auctions, The Ramada Hotel Saskatoon, TCU Place, many others.

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For more information contact Bev Hallett, SCMA Host Committee, at 306-545-0008 or

About the SCMA The Saskatchewan Country Music Association is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the promotion, development and enhancement of all aspects of Saskatchewan country music at the local, national and international level. The SCMA endeavors to create venues for the promotion of Saskatchewan country artists through hosting its own events, such as the annual SCMA Awards, and involvement in events hosted by other organizations.

About SaskMusic SaskMusic is a non-profit association that stimulates growth and development in the commercial music industry of Saskatchewan through leadership, promotion, training, advocacy and partnership. We offer programming including artist consultations, workshops, marketing, artist listings, export assistance, networking opportunities and much more. Our artists and music professionals hail from across our province, and work in pretty much every genre you can imagine. We are a source of information and resources for both the public, and the music industry.

Nov 4th, 2015


Sept 1, 2015

Belle Plaine & Blake Berglund

Announce Vinyl Release Tour

Prairie sweethearts Belle Plaine and Blake Berglund are releasing a collaborative double-single, gold-toned ” vinyl record on September 4, 2015 supported by a double-bill tour from Regina to Victoria. The release pays homage to fellow Saskatchewan songwriter Zachary Lucky. The couple recorded two tracks from Lucky’s back catalogue: “Town to Town” (radio release August 4, 2015) and “Saskatchewan”. All 298 copies of the limited edition vinyl are expected to sell during the tour. The singles will also be available via iTunes.
The recordings were produced by former frontman of The Waltons, Saskatchewan alt-rock JUNO winner, Jason Plumb [Colter Wall]. Plumb’s warmth toward the pair is evident, “I’ve been a fan of both Blake and Belle for quite some time. After seeing their live performance, I couldn’t wait to get them in the studio together. It’s always interesting when songwriters choose to record another artist’s material. The art is in the interpretation. And with these two, you can hear their chemistry on the recording.”
The live show is a classic double-bill with a twist. Belle and Blake will each perform a set with their own sideplayers – Elizabeth Curry on bass and Jeremy Sauer on Keys for Belle Plaine and Bryce Lewis on guitar for Blake Berglund. To close each the ensemble will come together for a selection of duets including “Town to Town” and “Saskatchewan” from their co-release, Kris Kristofferson’s “Chase The Feeling”, and Ian & Sylvia’s “Summer Wages”.
Sept 2 Saskatoon SK Village Guitar & Amp
Sept 4 Edmonton AB The Blue Chair
Sept 5 Jasper AB The Jasper Legion
Sept 6 Usona AB House Concert
Sept 7 Red Deer AB Fratters Speakeasy
Sept 8 Calgary AB Wine-Ohs
Sept 9 Revelstoke BC Mustang Bed & Breakfast
Sept 10 Salmon Arm BC R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum Fundraiser
Sept 11 Sicamous BC Owl Head Creek Bed & Breakfast
Sept 12 Penticton BC The Dream Café
Sept 13 Vancouver BC The Railway Club
Sept 15 Vancouver BC Private Performance
Sept 18 Victoria BC BreakOut West Showcases
Sept 19 Victoria BC BreakOut West Showcases
Sept 24 Duchess AB Red Roof Studio
Sept 25 Maple Creek SK Spring Valley Guest Ranch
Sept 27 Regina SK The Artesian w/ Zachary Lucky
Belle Plaine is a small town prairie kid who grew up to be a singer/songwriter, sure-shot hunter, amateur gardener and wannabe horsewoman. Raised in the farming community of Fosston, Saskatchewan, her distinctive sound draws on a wide-ranging musical background, including years of professional training (formal study at MacEwan University) and performances stretching back to her youth. Belle’s singular and textured voice lends itself to various styles of music, from outlaw country to 1940s swing, adding a smoky, sultry touch to every song she sings. While she has been likened to Patsy Cline, Emmylou Harris, and Jill Barber, Belle Plaine’s musical stylings, wry storytelling and sure fire charm are all her own.
Belle Plaine’s debut album Notes From A Waitress earned the #3 position on the !earshot National Jazz Chart and #1 on Edmonton, Ottawa and Lethbridge Jazz charts in early 2012. The 2013 JUNO Host Committee selected Belle as a representative of local artists. She was also selected to perform official showcases at BreakOut West and Folk Alliance International Conference in 2013. She’s earned the titles of Best Singer, Best Solo Act and Best Local Album by readers of Regina’s prairie dog magazine. In October 2014 she was named Emerging Artist by the Regina Mayor’s Arts and Business Awards. She’s criss-crossed North America in the years since, playing from coast to coast at events like the Festival of Small Halls (PEI), Regina Folk Festival (SK), 2014 Celebration Zone (PE), and Folk Alliance International.
Blake Berglund’s fresh style of country music is unpredictable, intelligent, genuine, and a pleasant surprise to some, given his hard-rock/psuedo-metal background. He has released four full length albums: Blake Berglund & Kennedy Rodeo (2007), Ends of the Earth(2010), Coyote (2012) and Jasper (2014) . Berglund earned an Independent Music Award in 2010, was granted Rawlco Radio’s 10K20 Bursary in 2013, and was named Roots Artist of the Year at the 2013 Saskatchewan Country Music Association Awards. He co-wrote “Living With A Long Way To Go” with Del Barber, which became the first single on Barber’s JUNO-nominated album Prairieography.
Berglund’s authentic songwriting and stage show landed him showcasing opportunities at the 2012 Breakout West Festival, 2012 Canadian Country Music Awards, and 2013 Canadian Music Week Festival. His grassroots approach has earned him a reputation as “the guy who sold 15,000 CD’s door-to-door.”
Raised in the Moose Mountains deep in Saskatchewan’s south east corner, Berglund took his early childhood responsibilities of tending to 200 head of horses as the education needed to base his music career around hard work and cultivating relationships. The troubadour consistently plays 150+ shows per year and has opened for Corb Lund, Jim Cuddy, Jason McCoy, Theory of a Deadman, The Sheepdogs, and Del Barber.
For media requests please contact: Susan Busse, Publicist 306.281.3652

April 10, 2015

Deric Ruttan

Grammy nominated and CCMA winning songwriter, Deric Ruttan will be hosting the 2015 SCMA Awards Gala Show on April 26th in Yorkton. He will also be providing a Songwriter Interview on Saturday afternoon. This has been made possible due to the very generous support of SaskMusic! 2006logo

APRIL 10, 2015

CMAS Announces their first ever CMAS YOUTH STAR SEARCH!

Get all details by clicking here!

Applications available here!

March 20, 2015


March 9, 2015


Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year


Samara Yung

Alex Runions

Codie Prevost

Jess Moskaluke

Female Vocalist of the Year

Lexie Tytlandsvik

Amy Nelson

Darlene Tuleta

Samara Yung

Jess Moskaluke

Male Vocalist of the Year

Codie Prevost

Alex Runions

Chris Henderson

Will Ardell

Jay Semko

Blake Berglund

Group of the Year

In With The Old

Signs of His Grace


The Trudel Family


Rising Star Award

Tenille Arts

Lisa Moen

Jackie Guy

Jacqueline Hudec

Roots Artist of the Year

Mandy Ringdal

Will Ardell

Jacqueline Hudec

The Trudel Family

Eli Barsi

Roots Album of the Year

Reckless – Will Ardell

Jasper – Blake Berglund

Storyteller – Laura Hayes

Prairie Girl – Jacqueline Hudec

Flora Vista – Jay Semko

Country Gospel Album

Signs of His Grace – Aven Grace / Barb Leavins

Album of the Year

Reckless – Will Ardell

Light Up The Night – Jess Moskaluke

Coming Back For More – Amy Nelson

All Kinds of Crazy – Codie Prevost

My Turn – Chris Henderson

Song of the Year

A Little Taste – Kelsey Fitch

Little Bit of Sunshine – Alex Runions / Willie Mack

Light Up the Night – Jess Moskaluke / Corey Crowder / Alex Kline

I Sure Hope He Loves You – Chris Henderson

Someday – Codie Prevost / Adam Wheeler

Video of the Year

A Little Taste – Kelsey Fitch

Used – Jess Moskaluke

Someday – Codie Prevost

Stone – Samara Yung

Portrait of a Cowgirl – Eli Barsi

Ten Thousand Candles – Will Ardell

All Star Band (Bass)

Cam Ewart

Murray Yung

Al Leblanc

Jay Semko

Curt Chobot

John Cunningham

All Star Band (Drums)

Bray Hudson

Hal Schrenk

Quincy Bosovich

Aaron Pritchard

Robert Berday

Andrew Cavanagh

All Star Band (Specialty)

Donny Parenteau

Todd Peters

Rich McFarlane

Bart McKay

John Cunningham

Erik Paquette

JJ Voss

Ken Burton

All Star Band (Keys)

Bart McKay

Amy Nelson

Mike Langlois

Glenna Switzer

All Star Band (Fiddle)

Donny Parenteau

Allison Tymiak

Janaya Trudel

Dean Bernier

Terry Neudorf

All Star Band (Guitar)

Scott Patrick

Murray Yung

Todd Peters

Rich McFarlane

Ken Burton

Eli Barsi

Steve Gibson

Garry Larson

Bryce Lewis

Vern Michaels

Manager of the Year

Al Leblanc

Ronda Yung

Chris Henderson

Tera Maguire

John Cunningham

Gail Krause

Record Producer(s) of the Year

Bart McKay

Rich McFarlane

Grant Hall

Bart McKay / Eli Barsi

Michael Tetrault

Recording Studio of the Year

Bart McKay Productions

Mosaic Music

Touchwood Studios

Freedom Sound

Country Music Person of the Year

Bill Wood

Murray Yung

Al Leblanc

Stephen Maguire

Larry Krause

Jacqueline Hudec

Fan’s Choice Radio Station of the Year (Major Market)

Today’s Country – 900 CKBI – Prince Albert

620 CKRM – Regina

92.9 – The Bull – Saskatoon

600 CJWW – Saskatoon

92.7 Big Dog – Regina

Country 100 FM – Moose Jaw

Fan’s Choice Radio Station of the Year (Secondary Market)

105 CJVR FM – Melfort

GX94 – Yorkton

570 CKSW – Swift Current

AM 1190 – Weyburn

On Air Personality (Major Market)

Jay Richards – CJWW – Saskatoon

Jason Lee – 600 CJWW – Saskatoon

Cristy Beggs – 92.9 The Bull – Saskatoon

Sharon Jacobs – 600 CJWW – Saskatoon

Pat Dubois – 92.9 The Bull – Saskatoon

Rod Kitter – 600 CJWW – Saskatoon

Reg Wilke – 91.3 CJTR – Regina

On Air Personality (Secondary Market)

Bill Wood – 105 CJVR – Melfort

Cal Gratton – 105 CJVR – Melfort

Danny Ismond – GX94 – Yorkton

Music Director of the Year (Major Market)

Pat Dubois – 92.9 The Bull – Saskatoon

Jason Lee – 600 CJWW – Saskatoon

Music Director of the Year (Secondary Market)

Cal Gratton – 105 CJVR – Melfort

Danny Ismond – GX94 – Yorkton

TV or Radio Show of the Year

Timber Line – Larry Krause

Canadian Coast to Coast – 105 CJVR – Melfort

Big Dog Mornings with Mike & Rebekah – 92.7 FM Big Dog – Regina

Farm Fresh Song of the Day – 620 CKRM – Regina

Sask Country Music Showcase – country 100.7 Fm – Moose Jaw

Made in Canada – 600 CJWW – Saskatoon

#1’s at 1 – 620 CKRM – Regina

February 17, 2015

26th Annual SCMA Awards Weekend

April 24-26th, 2015

Gallagher Centre and Painted Hand Casino

Yorkton, Saskatchewan


Early Bird Packages available until March 20, 2015, get them NOW!

Schedule of events coming soon!

Hosted by the Regina Country Music Association


February 12, 2015:

26th Annual 2015 SCMA Awards to be held in Yorkton, Sk on April 25th and 26th.

Volunteers needed, please find application here!

Also available now are applications for the following: (please click on links)

Youth Artist Showcase

New Artist Showcase

Roots Artist Showcase

Gospel Showcase

And submissions form available here for the Youth Development Bursary!

February 10, 2015

The SCMA would like to invite all SCMA Youth members to submit for the 2015 SCMA Youth Development Bursary. This Bursary is awarded to a youth member(s) or group under the age of 18 who have been actively involved in the Saskatchewan country music industry. This award has been established to assist the recipient in moving their music careers forward by connecting them to the resources, services and expertise of professionals who are members of the SCMA.

Please submit your applications by February 27, 2015.





Click here for more info

The CCMA is extremely proud of the Discovery Program, now in its third year. This national initiative, developed to support Canadian country music artists endeavoring to reach their full potential in the music industry, provides unparalleled educational, mentorship, networking and exposure opportunities unlike any other program offered in our genre.


1. Music Industry Discovery Week

2. Mentorship

3. Country Music Week Discovery Showcase

4. CCMA Discovery Award

MUSIC INDUSTRY DISCOVERY WEEK: The six (6) selected acts (finalists) will be flown to Toronto for a week (April 26 – May 1, 2015) to learn, in-depth, about the music business and artist development; including:

industry-led information sessions, branding and media training, media interviews and the opportunity to perform at a private industry showcase.

MENTORSHIP: The CCMA will pair each of the selected acts (finalists) with an established Canadian act for mentorship purposes. This connection will be made following Music Industry Discovery Week and prior to Country Music Week 2015 in Halifax.

COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK DISCOVERY SHOWCASE: This three-hour showcase (formerly known as the CCMA New Artist Showcase) spotlights the six selected acts (finalists) during Canada’s largest recognized celebration of country music (Country Music Week) and is an official CCMA-sanctioned event. With full concert production, and backed by a house band, each act will have the opportunity to perform in front of the music industry and fans alike.

CCMA DISCOVERY AWARD WINNER: During Country Music Week, one exceptional CCMA Discovery Program act (finalist) will be selected by an industry jury to receive the “CCMA Discovery Award” at the CCMA Gala Dinner & Awards. The CCMA Discovery Award winner will also receive Music Video funding, courtesy of CMT Canada (subject to the standard terms in the VAP agreement); a performance spot on the 2016 CMA Music Festival Global Artist Party showcase in Nashville, and other industry-related prizing.

_”We are forever indebted to the CCMA for the Discovery Program. One of the most invaluable experiences was learning from Canada’s top music industry leaders in the program’s roundtables – it saved us about 3 years’ worth of mistakes! It also provided us with new skills, a broader network and a national platform that enabled us to propel our music career forward. We would recommend the CCMA Discovery Program to every new artist!”_

– The Lovelocks, Ali Raney & Zoe Neuman (Hometown: Toronto, ON)

2014 CCMA Discovery Award Winners

Submissions for the 2015 CCMA Discovery Program will open tomorrow, Friday, January 16, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. ET. Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 6, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Applications will be available as of tomorrow morning on CCMA.ORG

Thank you for sharing our appreciation of the burgeoning talent in Canadian country music – and good luck to all those who apply!

September 8, 2014

Complete List of 2014 CCMA Award Winners


Album Design of the Year
Crop Circles (Dean Brody) Design Team: Kristin Barlowe/Mitchell Nevins

Booking Agency of the Year
The Agency Group

Country Club of the Year
Cook County Saloon – Edmonton, AB

Country Festival, Fair, or Exhibition of the Year
Boots and Hearts Music Festival – Bowmanville, ON

Country Music Program or Special of the Year
Gord Bamford: Christmas in Canada – CMT

Management Company of the Year
RGK Entertainment Group Inc.

Music Director of the Year – Major Market
Scott Phillips – CKRY-FM, Calgary/CISN-FM, Edmonton

Music Director of the Year – Secondary Market
Paul Ferguson – CHCQ-FM – CHCQ-FM, Belleville, ON

On-air Personalities of the Year – Major Market
Toff & Melissa – KX 94.7 FM, Hamilton, ON

On-air Personalities of the Year – Secondary Market
Jack & Carey, KICX 106, Orillia, ON

Record Producer(s) of the Year
Joey Moi (Album: Tippin’ Point EP, Artist: Dallas Smith)

Recording Studio of the Year
MCC Recordings Studio – Calgary, AB

Retailer of the Year
iTunes Canada

Video Director of the Year
Stephano Barberis
(Artist: Gord Bamford, Video: When Your Lips Are So Close; Artist: Dallas Smith, Video: Nothing But Summer; Artist: Dallas Smith, Video: Tippin’ Point)


2014 Slaight Music Humanitarian Award
Beverley Mahood

Hank Smith Award of Excellence
Deane Cameron

Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Artist Inductee
Wendell Ferguson

Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Stan Klees Builder Award – Builder Inductee
Ron Sakamoto


2014 Discovery Program Award
The Lovelocks

Songwriter(s) of the Year
Mine Would Be You (Written By: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Deric Ruttan; Performed By: Blake Shelton)

Roots Artist or Group of the Year
Lindi Ortega

Interactive Artist of the Year
Brett Kissel

Top Selling Album of the Year
Here’s to the Good Times by Florida Georgia Line

Top Selling Canadian Album of the Year
A Christmas Gift to You by Johnny Reid

Ron Sakamoto Talent Buyer or Promoter of the Year
Jim Cressman – Invictus Entertainment Group

Music Publishing Company of the Year

Record Company of the Year
Open Road Recordings Inc.

Record Company Person of the Year
Mike Denney – MDM Recordings Inc.

Radio Station of the Year – Major Market
CKRY FM – Country 105; Calgary, AB

Radio Station of the Year – Secondary Market
CJXX FM – Big Country 93.1; Grand Prairie, AB


Travis Switzer

Chad Melchert

Shane Guse

Darren Savard

Bart McKay

Special Instrument
Tyler Vollrath (Mandolin)

Steel Guitar
Ed (Peewee Charles) Ringwald


Fans’ Choice Award
Johnny Reid

Single of the Year
“When Your Lips Are So Close” – Gord Bamford

Album of the Year
Crop Circles – Dean Brody

CMT Video of the Year
“3-2-1” – Brett Kissel

Female Artist of the Year
Jess Moskaluke

Male Artist of the Year
Gord Bamford

Group or Duo of the Year
Small Town Pistols

Rising Star
Tim Hicks

April 14, 2014

Saskatchewan Country Music Association announces 2014 winners

This weekend at the 25th Annual Saskatchewan Country Music Association (SCMA) Awards Gala and Industry Awards at the Evergreen Convention Centre in Nipawin, the SCMA recognized its 2014 award winners. Saskatoon’s Codie Prevost and WYATT led the way with three awards each: Prevost winning Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and the SCMA Achievement Award; and WYATT taking home Group of the Year, Album of the Year and Video of the Year.

Leading the Industry Awards was Prince Albert’s Rich McFarlane who won Recording Studio of the Year, All Star Band (Guitar) and All Star Band (Specialty). On the media side, Yorkton’s GX94 took home the most silverware, with Fan’s Choice Radio Station (Secondary Market) and their music director/morning show host Danny Ismond nabbing Music Director (Secondary Market) and On Air Personality (Secondary Market). See below for the complete list of winners.

The weekend got underway on Friday with the New Artist Showcase and Kick-Off Party. Saturday was the SCMA AGM, Youth Showcase, music seminars, SCMA President’s Banquet & Industry Awards and Cabaret with Doc Walker. Sunday was a full schedule with the Country Gospel Showcase & Brunch, Roots Café, Songwriter’s Circle, 25th Annual SCMA Awards Gala with Charlie Major and Awards After Party.

Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year – Codie Prevost

Female Vocalist of the Year – Jess Moskaluke

Male Vocalist of the Year – Codie Prevost

Group of the Year – Wyatt

Rising Star Award – The Midnight Roses

Song of the Year (Composer) – Don’t Miss Your Kiss Goodbye – Chris Henderson, Troy Kokol, Willie Mack

Single of the Year – Good Lovin’ – Jess Moskaluke

Video of the Year – Jesse James – Wyatt

Album of the Year – Shoulda Been Here Last Night – Wyatt

Country Gospel Album of the Year – Not Unto Us – The Trudel Family

Aboriginal Artist of the Year – Yvonne St. Germaine

Roots Artist/Group of the Year – Eli Barsi

Roots Album of the Year – Portrait of a Cowgirl – Eli Barsi

All Star Band (Guitar) – Rich McFarlane

All Star Band (Bass) – Al Leblanc

All Star Band (Drums) – Hal Schrenk

All Star Band (Keys) – Bart McKay

All Star Band (Fiddle) – Donny Parenteau

All Star Band (Specialty) – Rich McFarlane

Record Producer – Bart McKay

Recording Studio – Mosaic Music

Manager of the Year – Al Leblanc and Tera Maguire

Country Music Person of the Year – Stephen Maguire

Fan’s Choice Radio Station (Major Market) – CJWW – Saskatoon

Fan’s Choice Radio Station (Secondary Market) – GX94 – Yorkton

Music Director (Major Market) – Jason Lee – CJWW – Saskatoon

Music Director (Secondary Market) – Danny Ismond – GX94 – Yorkton

On Air Personality (Major Market) – Don Mitchell – CKBI – Prince Albert

On Air Personality (Secondary Market) – Danny Ismond – GX94 – Yorkton

TV/Radio Show of the Year – Timberline Music Show – Larry Krause – Shaw

SCMA Achievement Award – Codie Prevost

SCMA Humanitarian Award – Stephen Maguire

SCMA Legends & Legacy Award – Dave Baker

SCMA Youth Development Bursary – The Hart Boys and Lane Shields

For interview requests, please contact:

Tera Maguire, Publicist,


April 3, 2014

Media release

SaskTel and Saskatchewan Country Music Association to offer free live broadcast of 25th Annual SCMA Gala Awards on maxTV

REGINA, April 3, 2014 – SaskTel maxTV™ customers will have the exclusive opportunity to watch free live coverage of the 25th Annual Saskatchewan Country Music Association (SCMA) Gala Awards Show on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Live broadcast of the awards show will begin at 7:00 p.m. The awards show will be on channel 49 and channel 349 (HD), and will also be available on maxTV Local on Demand immediately following the broadcast on channel 48 and channel 348 (HD).

“We’re pleased to be able to partner with the Saskatchewan Country Music Association to offer maxTV customers the opportunity to watch the awards and performances of Saskatchewan’s finest country music artists,” said Stacey Sandison, Chief Marketing Officer. “This is a wonderful example of the type of exciting programming that maxTV Local on Demand offers to customers.”

“What a great opportunity for those who cannot be in Nipawin in person to have the ability to watch the 25th Annual SCMA Awards Gala LIVE,” said Murray Yung, SCMA President. “It provides exposure to Saskatchewan’s best country music artists and allows local fans to share in the excitement of their performances and achievements at this annual gala.”

Three-time Juno award winner and seven-time Canadian Country Music Association award winner Charlie Major will host and headline the awards show. Featured performers include Saskatchewan country music artists Codie Prevost, Jess Moskaluke, WYATT, Blake Berglund and Aven Grace.

SaskTel maxTV Entertainment Services offers digital TV and sound plus High Speed Internet and e-mail. With maxTV service, you get 320 digital TV channels (including over 100 in HD), video on demand, commercial-free music channels, DVD quality picture and sound, unique local content and so much more.

About SaskTel

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel) is the leading full service communications provider in Saskatchewan, with $1.2 billion in annual revenue and over 1.4 million customer connections including over 607,000 wireless accesses, 492,000 wireline network accesses, 250,000 internet accesses and 100,000 Max™ (TV) subscribers. SaskTel offers a wide range of communications products and services including competitive voice, data, internet, entertainment, security monitoring, messaging, cellular, wireless data and directory services. In addition, SaskTel International offers software solutions and project consulting in countries around the world. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries have a workforce of approximately 4,000 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs). Visit SaskTel at

About SCMA

The Saskatchewan Country Music Association is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the promotion, development, and enhancement of all aspects of Saskatchewan country music at the local, national, and international level. The SCMA endeavors to create venues for the promotion of Saskatchewan country artists through sponsorship of its own events, such as the annual SCMA Awards, and involvement in other organization’s events. The 2014 SCMA Awards & Country Music Festival is Apr. 11-13 at The Evergreen Convention Centre in Nipawin. Visit


March 28,2014:

Line-up announced for 2014 SCMA’s & Country Music Festival
Mar. 28, 2014 – The line-up for the 2014 Saskatchewan Country Music Awards (SCMA’s) & Country Music
Festival in Nipawin, Sask. has been announced! And the performers are…
8 p.m. New Artist Showcase
Darlene Tuleta (host), Rachel Dancsok, Arron Rigden
9:30 p.m. Kick-Off Party
Blake Emmons (host), open mic
10 a.m. SCMA AGM
12:30 p.m. Youth Showcase
Danielle Boulet, The Hart Boys, Lane Shields
2:30 p.m. Digital Age for Indie Artists
Terry O’Brien, SOCAN
4 p.m. Intro to Music as a Career
Terry O’Brien, SOCAN
6 p.m. SCMA President’s Gala Banquet & Industry Awards
Stephen Maguire (host), Jay Semko, Samara Yung, Amy Nelson, Alex Runions,
Kelsey Fitch, Lane Shields, The Hart Boys & In With The Old
9 p.m. Cabaret* (under-19 must be accompanied by parent or guardian)
Doc Walker, WYATT
11:30 a.m. Country Gospel Showcase & Brunch
Aven Grace (host), Rachel Dancsok, Rick Martin, Strait from the Hart
2 p.m. Roots Café
Larry Krause (host), The Midnight Roses, Mark Penner, Corinne Newton, Dave Cyca
3 p.m. Songwriter’s Circle
Charlie Major (host), WYATT, Jackie Guy, Robert Berday, Lexie T., Lyn Besse
McGinnis, Mandy Ringdal, Tyler Gilbert, Laura McFarlane
7 p.m. 25th Annual SCMA Gala Awards Show
Charlie Major (host), Codie Prevost, WYATT, Jess Moskaluke, Blake Berglund,
Aven Grace
9 p.m. Awards After Party
JJ Voss (host), jam with SCMA winners and nominees
All events are at The Evergreen Convention Centre and open to the public.
*Weekend events are open to all-ages. At the Saturday night Cabaret, anyone under the age of 19 must be
accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Weekend passes and individual event tickets are on sale at, via
phone at 306-862-9795, or in person at The Evergreen Convention Centre (Nipawin), Davis Rexall Drugs
(Nipawin), Mosaic Music (Gateway Mall, Prince Albert), and Backstage Music (Melfort). Weekend passes
are available for $180. Visit the Picatic link for individual ticket prices.

March 16, 2014: CONGRATULATIONS to our winners of the SCMA New Website launch contest on Facebook! Each person has won a $25 gift card courtesy of S.I.M. Records and Young Pharmacy Inc. (Shoppers Drug Mart).

Week # 1 – Darlene Boulanger

Week #2 – Valerie Bohn-Risling

Week #3- Becky Hovrisko

Charlie Major to headline the 25th anniversary of the SCMA Awards



2010 Juno Awards Submissions Now Open

October 18 – Submission and eligibility details are as follows:

Artists, songwriters, producers, etc, can make their own submissions.

You do not require national distribution in order to qualify for the JUNO Awards, however, your product must be available for retail or online sale in Canada.

The eligibility period for the 2010 JUNO Awards is between September 1, 2008 and November 13, 2009. This means that your product must have been released to the general public within this time frame.

As long as the artist is born a Canadian or is a landed immigrant who has resided in Canada for the past 6 months, during the eligibility period, the product qualifies.

CARAS offers an early bird submission fee to those who submit between October 1-22. CARAS members receive a reduced submission fee applicable to both the early bird deadline as well as the final deadline. If you are eligible to submit, you are eligible for membership. Please visit for more information.

The 2010 JUNO Awards to be held in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador April 15-18, 2010. More submission, eligibility details and deadlines for the 2010 JUNO Awards are posted online. For more information:

Saskatchewan acts in CBC Radio 2’s Great Canadian Song Quest

October 18 – CBC Radio 2, Canada’s national music network, reveals a list of 65 Canadian singer-songwriters vying for the chance to immortalize Canadians’ favourite places in song in the Great Canadian Song Quest. It’s now up to Canadians to choose the artists and pick the spots to be forever commemorated in Canada’s songbook. Voters have until October 23 at 12 a.m. ET to choose from a shortlist of the most popular places from each province and territory, and the artists they’d like to see create the song for those locations, by visiting Once voting closes, the final 13 artists have four weeks to compose and record an original song, inspired by the most popular Canadian location from their province or territory.

Saskatchewan nominees include: Connie Kaldor, The Deep Dark Woods, Jason Plumb, Jay Semko, and Jen Lane. GOOD LUCK!

Saskatchewan welcomes Stephen Maguire

October 18 – From Belfast, Northern Ireland, singer/songwriter Stephen Maguire now also calls Saskatoon home and is a member of the Saskatchewan Country Music Association. Splitting his time between the emerald isle and the Canadian prairies, Stephen is currently recording at the Gemini award-winning Cosmic Pad Studios with Ross Nykiforuk. Stephen will be in Ireland over the winter months and back in Saskatchewan in the new year. Watch for news on the official album launch and the 2010 Irish Soul Tour. For more information, visit

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