April 2 - The Annual SCMA awards weekend
is underway, and at the President's banquet tonight, the following Industry
awards were handed out. Congrats to the following..
All Star Band -Bass: Brian Kelly
All Star Band -Steel: Clayton Linthicum
All Star Band -Drums: Hal Schrenk
All Star Band -Fiddle:
All Star Band -Keys: Bart McKay
All Star Band -Guitar: Terry Lasko
All Star Band -Specialty:
On Air Personality (Major Market):
Cristy Beggs - 92.9 The Bull Saskatoon
On Air Personality (Secondary Market): Dave Baker -
CJVR FM Melfort
Music Director (Major Market):
Jay Richards - CJWW Saskatoon
Music Director (Secondary Market): Dave Baker - CJVR-FM Melfort
Manager: Al Leblanc
Record Producer: Bart McKay
Bart McKay Productions
The remainder of the
awards will be presented Sunday, April 3 at the Living Skies Casino in Swift
Our Membership is Growing!
Feb 12- The Saskatchewan Country Music
Associations' efforts to be representative of the Saskatchewan population are
paying off! The development of the Swift Current or "South West" chapter is an
exciting development, securing the Association into a region known for country
music. Also of note, about 35% of the Association's total memberships are new to
the Association this year.
Our membership base is now split in the
following manner: Regina - 19% Prince Albert - 19% Saskatoon - 17%
Swift Current (South West) - 18% Nipawin/Melfort (North East) - 11%
Other (older lifetime and corporate without a set region) - 16%
On February 8th, 2011 the total membership base of the SCMA
is 333, split as follows:
CMAS: 58 NECMA: 37 PACMA: 62 RCMA:
64 SWCMA: 59 Other(those not designating a Chapter they belong to): 53
Eric Anderson, 1st Vice President
Saskatchewan Country Music Association
A Night of Music and Magic
Feb 12- Come out for a night filled with mind-boggling
illusions and daring escapes from NIC BRICE. TRAVIS WIEBE, with musical
guests, plays an acoustic set of hit songs from the 60's to today. Event
takes place March 12, at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current, doors open at
7:30, show starts at 8:00.Tickets ($10.00) available at Pharmasave or at the
door. Don't miss it!
News from Stephen Maguire
Feb 10 - Stephen Maguire on BalconyTV
Dublin: Joining the likes of Paul Brady, The Script, Brian Kennedy and Blue
Rodeo, check out Stephen Maguire's appearance on BalconyTV Dublin. Performing
'True' off his new album, he gives a great shout-out to Saskatchewan.
To the members of P.A.C.M.A.
This is your notice and invitation to come
out to the Prince Albert Country Music Association Annual General Meeting.
It will be held 7:30pm, Tuesday, March 8th,
2011 in the Log Cabin on the Prince Albert Exhibition Grounds.
This timing allows the newly elected executive to be a part of the SCMA AGM held
in conjunction with the SCMA Awards Weekend in Swift Current, April 1-3, 2011.
Agenda items for the meeting include:
-The positions on the executive that need to be
filled this year, include President, Secretary and Treasurer. This is as a
result of expiring interim positions that were filled due to people moving from
the area, and normal Executive terms expiring. There are currently no
names being put forward as candidates.
-A discussion about the future events that PACMA
could be involved with.
The PACMA Executive would like to encourage all
members to come out, and be a part of determining the future direction for your
Please plan to attend.
Prince Albert Country Music Association
The Southwest Saskatchewan Music Tour
Feb 8 - The newest Chapter of the Saskatchewan Country Music
Association, the SWCMA, has organized a promotional tour of Southern
Saskatchewan, featuring some of the fantastic performers planning to be at the
SCMA awards April 1-3 in Swift Current.
Check them out at one of the following dates:
Feb. 19-Hazlet Hall, Hazlet - 8:00 p.m.
Feb. 25-Simmie Community Hall, Simmie -
Feb. 26- Beechy Community Hall, Beechy
Mar. 4-Prince of Wales Centre, Assiniboia - 8:00
Mar. 5- College Mathieu Auditorium,
Gravelbourg - 8:00
News from CMAS
Feb 4- Cristy, Susan, Kendra & myself would again like
to say thank you to everyone who came out on the weekend. The 2nd Annual CMAS
Curling Bonspiel & Steak Dinner Fundraiser was a HUGE success. Thank you
to WYATT for putting on an awesome show on Saturday night & thank you to all of
the artists that got up as well!
We would like to say a special thank you to all of our
Main Event Sponsors:
92.9 The Bull
The Saskatoon Media Group
WMCZ Lawyers & Mediators
There were also many sponsors who donated wonderful
prizes for the Silent Auction & Curling Prizes as well as volunteers who donated
their time. Because of all of you, the Saskatoon Chapter Fundraiser was a great
success! We would also like to congratulate our 2nd CMAS $1000 Bursary Award
Winner – Kelsey Fitch! To learn more about Kelsey & her music, please check out
her website at:
The CMAS Chapter meets the 1st Wednesday of
every month at Beily’s Pub & Grill at 7pm. Our next meeting will be on
Wednesday March 2nd. We hope to see you there!
Your CMAS Executive
News from Eli Barsi
Jan. 12 - Here are some upcoming concert
events for Saskatchewan artist, Eli Barsi.
Feb. 11-13 -Eli Barsi in concert - Cochise Western Music
Festival - Sierra Vista, Arizona
Feb. 24- 26 - Eli Barsi in concert -
Texas Western Music Festival - Alpine Texas
March - 4 & 5 - Eli Barsi in
concert - Cache Valley Cowboy FEstival - Hyrum Utah
March 10 - Eli Barsi
in Concert - Community Center - Duchess Alberta
March 11-13 - Eli Barsi
in cincert - Kamloops Western Music Festival - Kamloops, BC
March 17 -
Eli Barsi in concert with Doris Daley - Canmore Alberta
March 18 - Eli
Barsi in concert with Doris Daley - Prairie Sky house concert series - Calgary
March 19 - Eli Barsi in concert with Doris Daley - United church
community Centre - Turner Valley Alberta
Here is an update on Events happening in Prince Albert's
Country Music Assocation, as supplied by Karry Krause
Dec 12 PACMA presents it's annual Christmas Concert,
featuring local SCMA members. This year the show will be held in the lower hall
at the Royal Canadian Legion in Prince Albert, starting at 2:00 pm.
Admission will be 5.00, with the proceeds going to the local Salvation Army. For
more information call Larry at 989.4696
Dec 14 PACMA will be holding
it's second edition of the "Northcote Cafe". This songwriter showcase was
very well received on it's initial run, and it is hoped that the momentum
will continue. It will be held in the log cabin on the PAEX grounds, starting at
7:30. Admission is free, and the mic is only open to SCMA members that want
to get a new song in front of an audience. For more information call Larry
A boost for Saskatchewan musicians
Nov 17 - One month after 10 talented musicians received their
grants, Rawlco Radio is announcing the next 10 recipients of Project
Each receives a $10,000 grant to professionally record an album.
Among them is Amy Nelson, a country singer from Regina. Nelson says
the project supports Saskatchewan artists by giving them a chance at
success here at home.
"One of the things I was told when I pursued music was I'm going to
have to move to a bigger centre or I'm going to have to not base
myself in Regina," Nelson said.
"The whole program is great for our province and great for artists
here and it kind of is one more thing that proves you don't
necessarily have to live in Toronto or Vancouver."
Nelson has already opened for some big name Canadian country
artists like Terri Clark and Aaron Pritchett. She plans to use the
money to record her first full-length album. Her debut album was put
out in April 2009.
The latest 10 recipients of funding are B.C. Read (Saskatoon),
Violent Kin (Saskatoon), David J. Taylor (Regina), Amy Nelson
(Regina), Jasmine McGuin (Prince Albert), Black Book Value
(Saskatoon), Aaron Adair (Saskatoon), Melissa Mannett (Regina),
Laura Roddick (Regina), and Meghan Bowman (Guernsey).
Previous recipients announced on Oct. 5 were Kathleen Claire
(Saskatoon), Josh Palmer (Saskatoon), Kerri Senkow (Regina), Jeffery
Straker (Regina), Samara Young (Yorkton), Mobadass (Saskatoon), All
of the Above (Saskatoon), Jack Semple (Regina), Magnetic (Regina)
and Scott Benson (Moose Jaw).
Rawlco will announce 20 new recipients each year for the next three
years, pumping a total one million dollars into the Saskatchewan
By Samantha Maciag
News from RCMA
Nov 9- The Regina and Southern Saskatchewan Country Music
Association, a chapter of the Saskatchewan Country Music Association, held their
annual AGM and SongWriter's Cafe recently. Those in attendance enjoyed some
great music and entertainment.
At the AGM, elections were held to fill several positions. The
new Board of Directors for the RCMA chapter are:
Prizes include a $2000 recording package as well as cash prizes!
You must be between the age of 7 and 18 to enter. The finalists will perform in
The Next Big Thing Finale at the Rawlinson Centre in January 2011.
Go to Mosaic Music in Prince Albert or to
www.mosaicmusic.ca to obtain your
Registration deadline is November 29th, 2011!
News from Amy Nelson
My music in cases of Big Rock beer
I am excited to announce that I have launched a promotion with Big Rock
Breweries and COWTOWN...My music can now be found in select cases of Big Rock in
Saskatchewan. Big Rock was one of the sponsors of my 2009 Christmas Tour. I am
very thankful for the continued support of Brad Smith, the Big Rock rep. for
southern Saskatchewan. Look for the Big Rock booth at Festiv-ale in Regina this
February. I am also excited that Big Rock’s Winter Spice Beer is back for the
holidays. In my own words, this beer tastes like Christmas! www.bigrockbeer.com
Randy and the staff at COWTOWN Western Wear and Tack have also been very
supportive of my career. They agreed to sell my CD at many of the COWTOWN
locations across the province as well as at the store they have every year at
the Craven Country Jamboree. Without COWTOWN’s support, this joint promotion
with Big Rock would not have been possible! http://www.cowtownonline.com
A big thanks to all of the people who volunteered their time to help with the
tedious task of loading my music onto hundreds of USBs, one at a time. Thank you
to Steven Gauci, for designing the content on the USBs and to Chris Erlendson
for being a computer genius!
Chad Brownlee Music video
I was selected to be the keyboard player for Chad Brownlee’s first CMT music
video. The video shoot was in Regina and was produced by Antonio Hrynchuk of
Fahrenheit Films (a Saskatchewan company based in Saskatoon). Watch for the
video on CMT in early 2011! www.chadbrownlee.com
Sean Hogan’s Christmas Tour
I am very excited to be a part of Sean Hogan’s Canadian Country Christmas Tour.
The Regina show takes place at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday December 8th at Applause
Dinner Theater (below the Regina Inn). Tickets are $35 and a portion of the
proceeds will be going to World Vision. http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=134316306618081
Good News for Saskatchewan
Saskatoon has been chosen as the host city for the Canadian Country Music Awards
in 2012. This is great for Saskatchewan’s music industry. It means that there
will be a lot of great, FREE country music concerts in our province in fall
2012. It also means great opportunities for some of our local artists. Regina
did a tremendous job of hosting the CCMAs in 2008 and I am very excited that the
CCMAs will be back in our province! www.ccma.org
News from Stephen
Nov 03 - Just announced yesterday, SCMA member Stephen Maguire
will be joining the Gemini-award winning Andrea Menard on her 2010 Sparkle Tour!
Following the successful release of her third album Sparkle, Andrea
Menard is launching another Sparkle Tour in December 2010.
A show for the
whole family, Menard sings the songs from her award-winning Christmas album.
She will be joined on stage by her six-piece band led by the multi-talented
guitarist Robert Walsh and featuring guest vocalist Stephen Maguire. Dates
Winnipeg (Dec. 3), Regina (Dec. 4), Saskatoon (Dec. 8), La Ronge (Dec. 10),
Calgary (Dec. 13), Edmonton (Dec. 14).
Oct 31 - Hello Everyone! I
wanted to pass on the good news – I received a Covenant Award this weekend from
the Gospel Music Association Canada. My song “Holding On” (from my new
CD “Child of God”) was named Country Song of the Year. It is a huge
honour and I feel very blessed!
Thank you for all your support!
News from Donny
Oct 28 - I want to share the great news that I have
received my very first CMT Video. The song is called My Girl and the first time
I performed this song live was at the 2008 SCMA Awards in Prince Albert
Saskatchewan. Here is the link to the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMHMO9cn2TU
Adam Kitter was the video director and this was shot at Candle Lake Sask.
September 3rd and 4th. Adam then said to me lets send this into CMT and see what
happens. It was a big dream and long shot that became reality October 20th 2010
when we received a release form from CMT. I can not tell you the first words out
of my mouth but lets just say I was thrilled.. Ha ha
This has been a dream of mine ever since I retired from Neal McCoy and started
my own solo career and I have to say it did not come easy. I am very fortunate
and wanted to share this news with you all.
November 1st my band and I will be traveling to Toronto to perform My Girl on
Canada AM Tuesday November 2nd. I hope you all get a chance to see this
After the show I will then be on a radio tour all over Ontario, Quebec and
finish off at Country Music News with Larry Delaney.
I wish everyone out there the best to this is my new outlook on life:
DREAM-VISUALIZE-PURSUE ( NEVER GIVE UP)-OBTAIN
Thank you for your time
Pictured above: Donny & Natasha
right after she heard the song written for her at the 2008 SCMA Awards. (photo
by Les Blair)
News from CMAS
Oct 29 -The Country Music Association of Saskatoon is
once again accepting applications for their Bursary funding. Please read the
Guidelines file, and if you qualify, use the Application form provided at the
link below. Please note deadline for application is JANUARY 14, 2011
CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC
ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES SASKATOON
AS HOME TO COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK AND THE 2012 CCMA AWARDS
October 25, 2010 –
The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)
announced today that Saskatoon, Saskatchewan has been selected to host Country
Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Awards in 2012. This will mark the
first time that Saskatoon has ever hosted country music’s biggest week in
Today’s announcement was made in
Saskatoon by the Executive Director of the CCMA, Don Green, who spoke highly of
the city’s successful bid. “We are very excited to be going to Saskatoon in 2012
for the first time to celebrate the CCMA’s 36th Anniversary,” said
Green. “We were very impressed with Saskatoon’s solid and comprehensive bid
package. It will be an unforgettable event for both industry and fans alike.”
Vic Dubois, General Manager of
Saskatoon Media Group and Chair of the Host Committee is extremely pleased that
both of Canada’s premier country events are finally coming to Saskatoon and
after a successful hosting of the JUNOs in 2007, the city is thrilled to
showcase its abundant country talent. “I am honoured to be Chair of the Host
Committee for this event and look forward to preparing for September, 2012,”
The Canadian Country Music
Association further announced that PotashCorp will be title sponsor of Country
Music Week. “At PotashCorp, we believe
in supporting events that bring people together in our communities – and Country
Music Week is a natural fit,” said PotashCorp President and Chief Executive
Officer Bill Doyle. “It sounds like a country song, but we see this as a week
about good friends and good times and we are excited to help host the party.”
Saskatoon’s excellent track record
of hosting national events; combined with its strong volunteer base, along with
the huge popularity of country music in Saskatchewan, will ensure that Country
Music Week and the 2012 CCMA Awards are a huge success. In turn, these two
events will directly benefit the economy of Saskatoon with its occupation of
approximately 1,600 hotel nights and historical economic impact of $5-7 million
Country Music Week Saskatoon will
be held September 6-9, 2012 with the CCMA Awards being held on Sunday, September
9. Before heading to the prairies, the CCMA invites everyone to join them in
Hamilton, Ontario for Country Music Week 2011, September 8-11. For more details
about the Canadian Country Music Association, Country Music Week or the CCMA
Awards, visit www.ccma.org.
Oct 22 - Thank you Saskatchewan Country Artists! When the
devastating floods hit Saskatchewan, SCMA member Stephen Maguire came together
with Codie Prevost, Jay Semko, Andrea Menard, Eileen Laverty, Jeffery Straker
and Carrie Catherine, for a Flood Relief Concert in Saskatoon. The night was
hosted by CBC's Kaveri Bittira and CTV's Veronica Jubinville. With the
PotashCorp matching every dollar raised, $35,000 was donated to the Red Cross
and the communities in Saskatchewan that have been affected by the severe
weather. The Flood Relief Concert was voted the #2 Concert of 2010 in Planet S
Magazine's "Best of Saskatoon" Readers Choice Poll.
Thank you to the artists, donors and everyone involved in supporting this very
News from CMAS
Oct 15 - The Country Music Association of Saskatoon
(CMAS) is throwing our 1st ever Bluebird Night!! This intimate evening of local
country music will be at Beily’s on Wednesday November 24th, 2010. It
will be a wonderful evening in a gorgeous setting with several local
singer/songwriters performing in traditional Bluebird style.... telling the
stories behind the songs.
If you are a singer/songwriter and would like to be considered
for performing at this event, please open the attached pdf file & print off the
application. Please ensure that the application is completed in full & mailed to
the address shown on the application. You can also email your application &
mp3’s to email@example.com Selected songwriters will be notified Nov.
10th. All SCMA Members are welcome to apply. If you are not a member and would
like to apply for the CMAS Bluebird Night, simply visit www.scma.sk.ca to
download a printable SCMA application to become a member.
Application deadline is November 7th, 2010. Click HERE for the
Good Luck to everyone & we look forward to hearing from you!
Your CMAS Executive
News from Codie
Oct 14- The latest video from Codie Prevost is now on CMT.
The song is called "Standing Still" and it's from his CD "GET LOUD". Other SCMA
members, Allison Tymiak (Fiddle), Hal Schrenk (Drums) and Al Leblanc (Bass),
also appear in this video.
October 3 - Steve Gibson will be playing at Holly's
Nightclub in Yorkton, as the opening act for Canadian singer Jason Blaine, on
Thursday, October 7at 9:00 pm.
Admission is $20.00 and is open to those ages 19 and older.
Steve with Jason Blaine at the Craven
News from Lorraine
September 25 - Lorraine Hartsook is excited to announce
the official release of her new CD "Through The Fire". This release will be
performed alongside a fundraiser for the "Christian Counselling Services" in
Saskatoon. The concert will be held at the Louise Street Community Church, 3042
Louise Street, Friday Oct. 22 @ 7:30 p.m. $15/person
Lorraine's passion to bring encouragement to others has allowed her to be an
international keynote conference speaker for both Corporate and Christian
venues. Most recently, an added feature of her PATSY CLINE TRIBUTE show
(www.patsycline.ca) has certainly stretched her talents and abilities to help
with fundraisers, dinner theatres and corporate events. An exciting time of
September 24 - Good Morning Everyone, We are happy to
announce that we will be having our 2nd Annual Country Music Curling Bonspiel on
January 28th & 29th, 2011. This year it takes place on a Friday & Saturday so we
are hoping more artists, musicians & bands are able to come out. We will also be
having a jam on the Friday night & then of course a fabulous party on the
Saturday night. Please watch for your email invitiation with all the details.
The Country Music Association of Saskatoon Bursary Award was created to help
give back to our participating CMAS members. We are proud to announce that we
will be awarding one (1) deserving country music participating CMAS Member with
a $1000.00 Bursary Award at the Curling Bonspiel - Steak Dinner Fundraiser on
January 29th! We will be emailing out the application next month, it will also
be on the SCMA Website.
In regards to the Bluebird Cafe @ Beily's - we would love to host this event
however we require a few more vollunteers. If you are able to help out please
send us an email as soon as possible. We think this would be a great opportunity
to bring together Saskatoon songwriters & musicians.
Our next meeting is on Wednesday October 6th @ 7pm @ Beily's on 8th Street. Hope
to see you there!
Have a great day!
Tracey, Cristy & Susan
News from Darrel
Delaronde and Saskia
September 23 - Darrel and Saskia would like to invite you
out to Birch Hills to the New Ground Cafe, for a
Dinner Concert on November 13 at 7:30pm. Reservations are encouraged. Please
call (306) 749 2529 to ensure your seat to see these talented performers. For
more information, go to their website:
News from Denise Gerein
September 16 -
Denise Gerein has been nominated for two Covenant Awards by the Gospel Music
Association Canada for her latest CD, “Child of God". She is nominated for
Country Song of the Year – ‘Holding On’ and
Children’s Song of the Year – ‘Little One (Alexander’s Lullaby)’.
The awards will be held in Calgary on October 29th. For more information about
the Covenant Awards and GMA Canada, visit their website at
If you haven’t
had a chance to listen to the new CD yet, just go to her website – there are
some song clips and information about purchasing her music (you can even
download it now!). Denise thanks you for your continued support! www.denisegerein.ca
CCMIA Restructures to
meet Current Challenges in the Canadian Music Industry
August 2 - The Canadian Council of Music Industry
Associations (CCMIA), composed of 10 provincial and territorial music industry
associations, announced today, a corporate restructuring designed to more
effectively address current issues faced by the Canadian music industry. The
restructuring includes the induction of a new executive team.
The members of the CCMIA -- Music Newfoundland and Labrador, Music Nova Scotia,
Music Prince Edward Island, Music New Brunswick, Music and Film in Motion
(Northern Ontario), Manitoba Music, SaskMusic, Alberta Music, Music B.C. and
Music Yukon – together represent more than 5,000 registered members and an
additional 3,000 associated members. All are actively engaged in the music
industry and include artists, managers, publicists, agents, educators, promoters
and other music industry entrepreneurs.
The CCMIA is the national voice for its members and, through its members the
thousands of Canadians who contribute to Canada’s artistic and cultural
diversity with a positive economic impact on the Canadian economy of hundreds of
millions of dollars annually.
Technological advancements have profoundly affected the music business model.
This has rendered services and assistance, historically provided by major music
labels, no longer available to Canadian artists. The members of the CCMIA are
filling this void by offering extensive day-to-day advice, assistance, support,
programs and services to music industry entrepreneurs (both artists and service
providers) throughout Canada.
“Currently proposed amendments to copyright legislation present challenges and
opportunities to ever-changing digital marketing platforms and processes,” said
J.P. Ellson, chair, CCMIA. “There is a tremendous need for standardization in
training of cultural workers, and it is time for Canadian music industry artists
and professionals to be heard on a national stage. CCMIA provides that united
voice for the industry.”
“Our members are a crucial element for a stable diversified national economy and
as such they require and deserve a national voice,” added Vice-Chair Bob D’Eith.
The new CCMIA executive team includes Chair J.P. Ellson (SaskMusic), Vice-Chair
Bob D’Eith (Music B.C.) and Secretary-Treasurer Denis Parker (Music Newfoundland
The CCMIA, originally incorporated in 2002, is embarking on a series of
initiatives and projects that will assist its thousands of members and through
them improve the diversification and stability of the Canadian economy.
For more information on the CCMIA please contact J.P. Ellson 1(306) 780-9828,
firstname.lastname@example.org , Bob D’Eith 1(604) 873-1914 email@example.com or Denis Parker
1(709) 728-6164 firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWS FROM PACMA
July 31 - Here is a date to mark on your calendar, if you
are a songwriter, or are looking to hear great new music. Sept 14 is the first,
of hopefully many, songwriter's evenings, we have called "NORTHCOTE CAFE". It
will be held in the intimate setting of the log cabin on the PAEX grounds, and
starts at 7:30, following a really brief PACMA meeting.
While we are looking for PACMA members to be a part of this
event, it is open to all SCMA members who want to wander out to PA and be a part
of this evening. There are a few ground rules that have been put in place, to
keep the NORTHCOTE CAFE about the song. They are:
Original songs only-no cover tunes
Have to be a member of the SCMA in good standing-on your honor
NO BACKGROUND TRACKS!
Self accompanied or duet only-no more than 2 performing a song
Keep it Country-that's who we are
2 songs per songwriter
Artists are encouraged to bring along any CD's they have for
sale in the General Store
If you are interested in being a part of the NORTHCOTE CAFE, contact Larry
Krause at www.larrykrause.ca
Steve Gibson featured
July 28- Steve Gibson is this weeks C.M.T. Featured
Steve's Site www.stevegibsonguitar.com
CMT Site http://www.cmt.ca/Artist/Stevegib
Big Dog 92-7's "The
Next Big Thing" winner: Chris Henderson
July 15-The Finals show of Big Dog 92-7’s “The Next Big
Thing” country talent competition was held June 13 at The Pump Roadhouse in
Regina, with Chris Henderson and FOXX Worthee of Regina and Tim Toutant of
Prince Albert aiming to convince an esteemed panel of judges that they should be
named “The Next Big Thing”. Following impressive performances from all three
artists, Chris Henderson was declared the winner.
Chris Henderson receives a custom-tailored prize package worth approximately
$20,000, including $5000 cash. The group will meet with SaskMusic, producers of
the event, to choose from options such as studio time; releasing a single to
national country radio; hiring a publicist; album manufacturing; professional
photographs; website redesign; an all-expenses paid trip to the 2010 CCMAs; and
more. The prize is designed to make a true and lasting impact on their career.
To view the full press release,
Funding News For
July 7 - Rawlco Radio is donating 1 million dollars to Saskatchewan
music with Project 10K20 Saskatchewan! Each year for the next
four years, 20 Saskatchewan Artists will receive ten thousand dollars from
Rawlco Radio to professionally record and master a CD of their music. Our first
10K20 Saskatchewan Campaign in 2006 funded 29 Saskatchewan artists. If you are
interested in applying,
Click Here for complete details!
News from Larry
June 30 - Larry Krause is pleased to let you all know
that his third Album has hit the ground and is running. "NORTHERN RANGE" is the
name of the CD, and is a very traditional Country sounding album, featuring
mostly Larry's original Prairie based Western songs, along with a few other
Canadian favorites. As one reviewer said, "this album takes you to a time when
there was no question as to if it was Country or not". This is a totally "Made
in Saskatchewan" project, with production done at Riverbend Sound in St. Louis.
Wander into Larry's website at
http://www.larrykrause.ca for details about where you can get the CD, and
information on the release events Larry has planned for the fall.
News from Steven
June 19 - Steven Gibson this month has been featured with
a full page spread in the UK Country magazine Country Routes,
Also Steve is heading back to the UK in August for three weeks to meet up with
the Veteran Guitarist Don Boots from Steve's old home town of Newcastle, to do a
couple of gigs and maybe a bit jamming. Web Site:
Notice of Meeting in
May 5 - We're really trying to be more active in the
Saskatoon Chapter of the Saskatchewan Country Music Association....with
contests, our annual golf tournament coming up in September, hopefully a
Songwriters Bluebird Night this fall, and .... if we can get our local C.M.A.S.
Chapter up, hosting the 2012 Saskatchewan Country Music Awards here in
If you are interested in getting involved and have friends that are too
(really...the involvement in minimal and soooo much fun:-), please come to our
next meeting: Thursday May 13th, 7pm at Beily's on 8th Street in Saskatoon
To be a member of the SCMA, you can go to the website and print off the
membership form, or I will have some at Beily's. It's a maximum of $27 per year
and you're privy to benefits not only provincially, but right here at home too!
submitted by Cristy Beggs, President
Country Music Association of Saskatoon, a chapter of the S.C.M.A.
Notice of Annual
April 29 - To all members of the PACMA: Our Annual
General Meeting will be held on May 18th. at 7:00 pm in the Log Cabin on the
Exhibition Grounds. The positions for Vice-President and Secretary are open for
election. Please bring your concerns and ideas, and also be prepared for a frank
discussion about the direction of the Prince Albert Chapter, it's viability and
future. The PACMA is STILL at a crossroads and the executive is looking forward
to direction from the members as to our organizations future. You are needed at
this meeting to make a difference and have your say. Please plan to attend!
What's in it for you? Coffee and spudnuts!
submitted by Audrey Neubuhr, Secretary
Prince Albert Country Music Association, a chapter of the S.C.M.A.
News from the
Government of Saskatchewan
April 6 - Hello! As you may have heard, on March 17 the
Government of Saskatchewan announced the first cultural policy in more than 25
years. Pride of Saskatchewan: A Policy Where Culture, Community and Commerce
Meet outlines the principles and priorities that will guide the development
of the arts, culture and heritage sector in Saskatchewan.
Also released was Moving from Reflection to Action: Towards a Cultural Policy
for Saskatchewan, a summary document presenting the results of research and
public dialogue which supported the development of the policy, including the
Community Dialogue sessions. Both documents are available on-line at
If you would like printed copies of either document, please
email email@example.com or
call the Cultural Policy Branch 306.787.7757 with the following information:
-How many copies of each document you would like
- mailing address
- phone number Pride of Saskatchewan is rooted in the idea that collaboration around
common goals creates synergy that helps strengthen the sector. Government cannot
build a sustainable sector on its own. Everyone has a role to play!
Culture and Heritage Division
News from Saskatoon
April 5 - Hi Everyone. Just a quick reminder that your
Country Music Assoc. of Saskatoon's Chapter meeting will be this Thursday at
6:30pm at Beily's on 8th Street. We will also be voting on a new executive. The
following CMAS Executive Positions are open:
CMAS Chapter President
CMAS Chapter Treasurer
CMAS Chapter Secretary
Hope to see you this Thursday!
Tracey & Cristy
Big Dog 92-7’s The Next Big Thing - Country Talent Search
March 29 - Regina’s True Country Big Dog
92-7 is on the hunt for Saskatchewan’s Next Big Thing! Nine emerging country
acts will be selected to perform live in Regina from May 16 to June 13, for a
chance to take their careers to the next level, and win a custom-tailored prize
package valued at more than $20,000!
$5,000 cash plus options including a professional single released to national
radio, showcasing for music industry professionals, hands-on career guidance,
and an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2010 CCMAs in Edmonton!
Submissions may range from solo artists to full bands, and will represent
“country” or country-related genres such as bluegrass and roots. Each artist
selected for the semi-finals will be required to perform original (or previously
unreleased) music live for a panel of music industry professionals. Then, on
June 13, the Finals show will feature the winner from each semi-final week
performing for a panel of Canadian music industry professionals. On this
exciting evening, one winner will be chosen to receive the grand prize package!
Semi-Finals: May 16, 23, and 30, 2010 Finals: June 13, 2010
Venue Sponsor: The Pump Roadhouse
SUBMISSIONS OPEN NOW!
Deadline EXTENDED TO 5 pm April 14, 2010. Applications accepted online exclusively
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Awards Weekend Approaches
The Regina and Southern Saskatchewan Country Music Association
is excited to announce that Regina will be the host for the 2010 Saskatchewan
Country Music Awards. The awards weekend will take place April 16th – 18th. All
events will be held at the Regina Inn with the exception of the awards show,
which will take place in the Casino Regina Show Lounge.
Many industry professionals and Saskatchewan country artists will be in Regina
this weekend to celebrate the achievements in the Saskatchewan country music
industry this past year. Among the special guests will be multi-award winning
Canadian singer/songwriter Victoria Banks.
Victoria has penned songs for many Nashville and Canadian artists alike; writing
songs that produced top 40 Country radio play from Sara Evans, actress/singer
Jessica Simpson and many others. In Canada alone she contributed to the careers
of One More Girl, Diane Chase and is responsible for a top ten hit song from
Johnny Reid with the power ballad “Dance with Me”. Victoria Banks has her own CD
project out, and has been celebrating success as a vocalist with the release of
“When You Can Fly” in 2009. Three singles have emerged from her album and have
released to radio to date while her fourth single will hit radio in a few weeks.
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 endeavours 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 organizations’ events.
All events that take place during the awards weekend are open to the general
public. These events include seminars, showcases, the industry awards banquet
and the annual awards show. A full listing of events can be found at
www.scma.sk.ca. Tickets for the Awards Show are available through the Casino
Regina Box Office. Individual tickets for all other events during the awards
weekend or delegate passes (including a ticket to the awards show) are available
on the SCMA website (www.scma.sk.ca). Any remaining tickets will be sold at the
door for each event.
News from Northern
Annual Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Festival will be held Aug
20-22, 2010 at the Ness Creek site, 20km NE of Big River, Saskatchewan, Canada.
This year’s lineup includes The Done Gone String Band, The Earl Brothers , The
Lone Prairie Band, The Willie Sons and more including campfire jams and Sunday
Morning Gospel. Weekend and Day passes are available. Rustic camping
included. Showers and Bathrooms available. A Music Camp will also be held at the festival
site August 16-20, with instruction from members of the Done Gone String Band
and the Earl Brothers. Please pre-register. For Festival and Music Camp
details, go to
SCMA Stubble Jumpers
February 23 -UPDATE - The Stubble Jumpers Song
Circle will now be held on Friday and Saturday night, March 12 & 13 at Chillers
Brew Pub and Eatery in Moose Jaw.
News from Stephen Maguire
February 20 - Congratulations
to one of our newest SCMA members, Stephen Maguire, who has been invited to
perform at the 2010 Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival!
He will be opening for the Grammy award winning Nanci Griffith on Saturday, Feb.
27 downtown Belfast. Recently receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC
Radio 2 Folk Awards, one of Griffith's better-known songs is "From a Distance"
by Julie Gold, which Bette Midler went on to cover. She has recorded with many
artists from Jimmy Buffett to Garth Brooks to Willie Nelson.
Stephen is also getting set to release his new album back in Canada. The
official CD release concert is the weekend before this year's SCMA's... Friday,
Apr. 9 at The Refinery in Saskatoon, featuring The Stephen Maguire Project. For
more information, visit
News from C.M.A.S.
February 3 - CMAS along with 92.9 The
Bull, CJWW, JABA Construction and Playlend Toys would like to invite you to
CMAS’s Inaugural Mixed Curling Bonspiel and Steak Dinner Fundraiser on February
6th & 7th, 2010. The Mixed Curling Bonspiel will take place at CN Curling Club
followed by a Steak Dinner Fundraiser at Rodeo’s Bar & Grill. Afterwards there
will be performances by the Kal Hourd Band and a few special guests. Funds
raised at both events will allow the Country Music Association of Saskatoon to
continue to promote and aide Saskatoon country music artists.
CMAS thanks our sponsors, and invites all members of the public
to come to curl or enjoy a great steak supper. Click Here
Please do not hesitate to call Tracey at 343-8956 if you have
any questions or concerns. We hope to see you there!
News from Mosaic Music
February 1 - Mosaic Music
Prince Albert celebrated a great 2009 and is excited to be headed into our
second full year of business! All three parts of the business are growing
In the recording studio, we have just purchased approximately 20 000 dollars
worth of new equipment, adding it to our already impressive collection. This
will ensure that our sound is top of the line! Recent groups and individuals
recording at Mosaic include Kevin Arcand, Allison Bohmann, Sabrina Laine, Donnie
Corrigal, Ashley St. Denis, The Outlaws, Donnie Parenteau and many, many more!
In the storefront, we are carrying many new product lines including Epiphone,
Ibanez, Marshall, Paiste, and Line 6. We also have access to a range of sound
and recording equipment.
Our lessons department nearly doubled enrolment during the past year with
approximately 150 students honing their skills on guitar, bass guitar, drums,
violin, and piano. This coming year we plan to introduce Student Recording
We are always glad to see and hear from our SCMA friends. Please drop by our
News from Steve Gibson
February 1 - Over the summer
Steve has been playing at different venues and putting a percentage of his
earnings to one side to donate to Telemiracle. As of today he has raised over
$400.00 and will be appearing on the Telemiracle show on march 6th or 7th. He
will be singing his first release "Can't Stand Losing You Tonight". and handing
a cheque over.
Steve feels very strongly about helping help less fortunate people than
ourselves and especially when the people are close to home, like in this great
Lets hope that Steve and all his fellow performers on Telemiracle have a
Steve's web site:
News from Codie
CODIE PREVOST AMONG WINNERS OF THE
9TH ANNUAL INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS
January 28 - Saskatchewan,
Canada’s Codie Prevost is among a diverse group of independent artists named as
Winners of the 9th Annual Independent Music Awards (IMA) headquartered out of
Clifton, New Jersey, USA.. Prevost’s single “Spin” from his current album
bearing the same title was named the winner in the Country Song of the Year
“Spin” written by Codie Prevost and OLE MUSIC PUBLISHING writer, Willie Mack,
also garnered tremendous accolade at the 2009 Saskatchewan Country Music
Association Awards when “Spin” won for Single of the Year, Song of the Year, as
well as Album of the Year. In addition to the awards for single and album,
Prevost was also honored with Fans Choice Entertainer of the Year, and Male
Vocalist of the Year.
The winners in more than 50 album, song, music video and design categories
selected from thousands of submissions from around the globe, were determined by
a panel of 80 influential artists and industry pros including Shelby Lynne, Tom
Waits, The Black Keys, Ricky Skaggs, Pete Wentz, Mark Hoppus, Aimee Mann, The
Apples in Stereo, David Garrett, Suzanne Vega, Bettye LaVette, Judy Collins,
Zooey Deschanel, M. Ward and Charlie Musselwhite.
“Spin” will be included in ‘Now Hear This’, the Independent Music Awards Winner
CD compilation. Currently in production ‘Now Hear This’ will be serviced to
thousands of college, public and commercial radio stations by radio promotion
gurus The Planetary Group in early March.
On another Codie Prevost songwriting note, “Quicksand” also from Prevost’s
current album SPIN, was recorded by Nashville based Grammy Award winning
producer Randy Kohrs for Kohr’s current acoustic CD titled QUICKSAND which
recently launched worldwide.
On Friday January 15th Randy debuted “Quicksand” from the stage of the Grand Ole
Opry to a packed house including Emmy Lou Harris and Joe Diffie who were also on
stage during that performance.
Made To Saskatchewan Country Music Association balloting
27 - In an effort to reflect the growth of the Saskatchewan country music
scene and to more emulate the standards and policy of the Canadian Country
Music Association (C.C.M.A.), the Saskatchewan Country Music Association (S.C.M.A.)
will split the radio-related SCMA Award categories into Major and
Secondary market awards, commencing with the 2010 awards April 16-18 in
reflects the C.C.M.A.'s awards structure, however, while the C.C.M.A.
splits the markets at 250,000 persons per the 2006 Canadian Census, the
S.C.M.A. will use the 20,000 mark. The 20,000 level will see a balance
among stations in the Major and Secondary Market category. Like all award
categories, to be eligible for an award, each station will be required to
hold a current S.C.M.A. membership.
The categories to be split into Major and Secondary Markets include; Station
of the Year, On Air Personality, and Music Director.
Market stations will potentially include (in order by population, subject
CJWW 600 (600am)
92.9 The Bull (92.9fm)
620 CKRM (620am)
Big Dog 92.7 (92.7fm)
Today’s Country 900CKBI (900am)
Country 100 FM (100.7fm)
The Secondary Market stations will potentially
include (in order by population, subject to membership):
CKSW 570 (570am)
CJNB 1050 (1050am)
FM Country CJVR (105.1fm)
more information, please contact Ken Landers, President, Saskatchewan
Country Music Association, (306)765-4202, or email:
News from Steve Gibson
January 25 - STEVE GIBSON THE
NEW GUY FROM NEWCASTLE ENGLAND, has just released his second single "Average
Clown". His first
release "Can't Stand Losing You Tonight" is being played across Canada and is
now being played in the UK. Steve, who grew up with a guitar in his hand, got
his inspiration very early in life from Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits and as
time went on, developed his own unique style of guitar playing. He moved to
Canada and set his roots firmly in Saskatchewan soil. Steve is working hard,
writing songs and trying to get new sounds out of a guitar. I know we will be
hearing a lot more from Steve www.stevegibsonguitar.com
January 20 - Happy New Year! May as well start the decade off right with some
fantastic music! We’ve got DRY BRANCH FIRE SQUAD, a Colorado bluegrass group
with a 30+ year history, coming to Saskatchewan for two concerts in early
A native of southwest Virginia,
Ron Thomason founded the Dry Branch Fire Squad in 1976. To date, the band has
recorded over twenty-one projects and performed at the most prestigious
acoustic music venues and festivals in North America. Currently working with
Rounder Records, most bluegrass observers agree that Dry Branch's line-up is
one of its strongest ever. In addition to Ron Thomason on mandolin, guitar
and lead vocals, other group members are: Brian Aldridge on guitar, mandolin
and harmony vocals; Tom Boyd on banjo, dobro and harmony vocals; and Danny
Russell on bass and harmony vocals.
Musically, their starting point is
classic bluegrass, to which they add a wide-ranging repertoire of vintage and
contemporary sources. These guys have been playing bluegrass stages for a
long , long time. Thomason's droll "country bumpkin" (but not really)
monologues are also a big part of the band's show. Audiences are not only filled
with the emotions that stimulated the creation of bluegrass and
mountain music but are also given a taste of the culture from which this music
E.A. Rawlinson Centre, 142 –12th
Street W, Prince Albert
$20, Students $10; available at
the E.A. Rawlinson Box Office
Dry Branch Fire Squad in Dalmeny:
Monday, February 8, 2010
JJ Loewen Centre, 206 Railway
$15, Kids $5. available at:
Dalmeny Buy and Save Drug Mart,
130-3rd St, 254-2144
Langham BabaLu’s Family
Restaurant, 236 Main St E., 283-4955
Martensville Co-op Gas Bar, #8-7
Centennial Dr, 933-0390
Rosthern Bakery, 1020-6th
S’toon - Underdog Music Company, 212-2nd Ave N,
S’toon - Long & McQuade, 721-43rd St E, 664-1966
Warman Corner Service, 101 Central St. W,
News from Codie
Hey everyone Happy New Year!!!!
I wanted to recap what all happened in 2009 with the Codie Prevost team. In
January 2009 we began the Community Futures campaign that ran in Alberta &
Saskatchewan and included radio and print media. I was asked to participate in
this campaign because in 2005 I had taken a small business loan to record my
album "The Road Ahead" thru Community Futures. I spent most of January and
February doing radio interviews with stations that were running the CF radio ads
as well as local newspapers where the CF offices are located. This is the first
time that they have tried anything like this as far as advertising and they said
it was a huge success. Cool!! I'm so happy I was a part of their success.
In March I got an invitation to go to Austin, Texas to perform a showcase at the
2009 SXSW Music Festival. The showcase was sponsored Country Line Magazine and
some of the other performers were Jeffrey Steele, Brandon Ryder, Dale Watson as
well as many other great artists. Also in March the band opened a show for the
Oakridge Boys at TCU Place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. To get to share the stage
with such legends was pretty exciting. What a great night.
The 2009 Saskatchewan Country Music Awards in Nipawin, Saskatchewan in April and
it was an honor to receive so many awards between myself and my team. A big
congratulation to Allison Tymiak (Fiddle Player of the Year), Alain Leblanc
(Manager of the year), Charles Dumont (Drummer of the year) and the (Back-up
Band of the Year) award went to the Codie Prevost Band. Congrats guys and thank
you for working so hard this year. George Canyon and Blake Emmons were the
special guests at the SCMA'S and it was awesome to get to hang out with those
guys. Since then I have been to Nashville several times and got a chance to
visit Blake many times.
Summer 2009 is one I'll always remember as I got to experience a lot of firsts.
We performed at Dauphin Countryfest (Neil McCoy, Tim McGraw), Extreme Country
Fever in Grande Prairie (Jason Aldean, Aaron Lines), the Gateway Music Festival
(Road Hammers, Higgins) in Bengough, the Redneck Rumble (Gord Bamford), in
Smeaton at "Country For Kids", the CMA Festival in Nashville, and many other
great shows. One of the biggest highlights of the summer for me was getting a
chance to meet Jason Aldean at Extreme Country Fever. He’s a great guy, put on a
heck of a show and has an awesome band!
In September I attended the 2009 Canadian Country Music Awards Weekend in
Vancouver. I showcased at the Shark Club as part of "East Meets West" which
featured Canadian country singer from across the country. The other performers
where Tennille, Blake Emmons, Aaron Pritchett, Kelly Brock, Carly Jo, Patrick
Masse, Patrick Leblanc, Cathy Anne Mcklintock & Sandra Laratta. That same
weekend I performed at the 2009 Socan Songwriters Circle. This is where four
artists are on the stage at the same time and they share stories about their
songs and then perform those songs for the crowd. I was delighted to share the
stage with Victoria Banks, Dean Brody, and Dave Gunning. The next weekend I
drove with my band to Brandon, Manitoba for the Western Canadian Awards Weekend.
I did two radio interviews, one TV interview, performed three showcases, and had
the chance to present the Socan Songwriter of the Year award to Romi Mayes at
the awards gala. For sure a weekend to remember!
I spent a lot of the year on the road performing as well as traveling to
Nashville to do some songwriting. So it seems appropriate that I finished off
the year on Sean Hogan's Canadian Country Christmas tour just prior to
Christmas. I was so glad to be a part of the tour and share the stage with Sue
Medley, and Jamie Warren. The tour had stops in BC, Alberta & Saskatchewan. I
got to start with them in Kelowna, BC from there we went on to perform in Prince
George, Olds, Porcupine Plain, Fort McMurray and Peace River. After the tour
ended on December 13th I got home to Saskatoon and performed at an event called
"Songs For Supper" at the Refinery. It's an event that helps raise money for the
Saskatoon Food Bank at Christmas time.
New Years Eve was a blast this year as we performed at Prairieland Park in
Saskatoon with Tyler Lewis, Wyatt, Doc Walker, and Deric Ruttan. They all put on
great shows and there were so many people having a good time which was really
great to see.
Well in a nutshell those are some of the things I did in 2009. Thank you to
everyone who came to the shows, booked me for shows, and has followed me in my
career. You guys are what keeps me going!!!!
See you soon.
C.M.A.S. Bursary Fund
January 7- The Country Music Association of Saskatoon has
created a Bursary Award to help give back to our participating CMAS members. We
will be awarding one (1) deserving country music participating CMAS Member with
a $1000.00 Bursary Award at the Steak Dinner Fundraiser on February 6th!
Submissions must be in our office by 5pm Friday, January 15.
January 6 - SaskMusic is pleased to announce our 2010 compilation CD,
following the success of the “In Tune: Saskatchewan 2008” promotional CD. This
2010 compilation is again intended for promotion and distribution to media and
industry professionals, including some international markets. CDs will be
distributed at music industry events like SXSW, CMW, NXNE and WCMA.
Performs With Sean Hogan’s 2009 Canadian Country Christmas Tour
November 29- As Christmas is defined as the “sprit of
giving” no one does it better than the Canadian Country Artist. In its sixth
successful year, 2009 multi S.C.M.A award winner Codie Prevost, who has just
released his new Christmas single “Santa’s Got A New Ride” to radio nationwide,
will join founder of the CANADIAN COUNTRY CHRISTMAS TOUR, Sean Hogan for dates
across BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. Having raised $85,000 for various charities
in the past 5 years, Codie will participate, perform and continue to raise much
needed funds for food banks, hospital foundations, service group organizations
and clubs such as the Knights of Columbus, the Rotary Club, the United Way, the
Children’s Development Centre and sometimes even high schools that are in need
Codie’s first performance occurs in Kelowna, BC on November 30th, with
additional performances in Prince George, BC; Olds, AB; Porcupine Plain, SK;
Fort McMurray and Peace River, AB. He will take the stage with multi CCMA
nominees and winners Sean Hogan, and Jamie Warren as well as the incomparable
talent of JUNO winner Sue Medley. For a complete list of tour dates and
organizations benefiting from the Canadian Country Christmas tour, visit
Join Codie during his Canadian Country Christmas tour
adventures; enjoy the spirit of the Season with some of Canada’s most highly
acclaimed country artists and assist them in raising awareness and funds that
remain in the community where they perform. www.codieprevost.com
Donny Parenteau going
to the Olympics
November 29- Donny Parenteau has been selected to perform
at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. See the write up from the Star Phoenix by clicking here.
Donny have also released his first Christmas tune ( I LOVE CHRISTMAS) which went
out to radio November 10th.
artist Denise Gerein to release new CD “Child of God”
Denise Gerein is thrilled to release “Child of God”. Produced by Bart McKay
(Bart McKay Productions), with CD package design by Derek Bachman (Greenduplex
Productions), this is the Regina-based Gospel singer/songwriter’s 2nd independent
CD, and features 10 original songs.
Denise is hosting CD release parties in Saskatoon (Friday, Dec.
4th @ Holy Spirit Parish, 7 – 9 pm) and in Regina (Sunday, Dec.13th @ the Gerein
Centre, Holy Cross Parish, 7 – 9 pm). All are welcome!
News from Lorraine
NEW CD TO BE RELEASED Nov. 21, 2009
"Lorraine Hartsook SINGS PATSY CLINE"
November 9 - Lorraine Hartsook is a Canadian international award-winning
Country Gospel artist who has travelled extensively and is recognized for her
rich, emotional performances on live stage, radio and television. Past awards
such as “Country Gospel Album of the Year”, “Entertainer of the Year”, and
“Female Vocalist of the Year” have truly led her to be a world class tribute
Lorraine Hartsook “Sings Patsy Cline” is a tribute to one of the all- time
legends of country music; a Honky Tonk angel with a big voice and a big heart.
Fifteen greatest hits that will take you back in time with the lady and
legend, Patsy Cline.
November 6 - The Prince Albert Country Music Association
will be holding it's annual Christmas Show on December 13th at the St. Mary's
High School Theatre, starting at 2:30 P.M. admission is $10.00. Proceeds are
going to the SPCA's New Leash on Life campaign to build a new Animal shelter in
Prince Albert. We are looking for some additional singers! If you are interested
in performing please contact me at 929-3365. I will need two songs, key, and a
copy of the arrangement on CD.
submitted by John Quinn
News from the Regina
& Southern Saskatchewan Country Music Association
November 3 - The RCMA reminds you that their Annual
General Meeting and Songwriter’s Café will take place Sunday, November 15th at
‘The Exchange’, 2431 8th Avenue in Regina. Songwriter’s Café starts at 1:00 pm, AGM to follow directly after. If you are interested in country music, and would
like to get involved with the chapter and the upcoming Awards weekend in Regina,
submitted by Bernie Hiebert
News from N.E.C.M.A.
November 2 -The NorthEast Country Music Association will
be hosting their annual Christmas show on December 13th at 2pm at the Nipawin
Evergreen Centre. Proceeds to the Nipawin Oasis Centre.
There is also a possibility of one the following Sunday, Dec
20th in Tisdale. Stay tuned for more details!
submitted by Brenda Chute-Olde
News from the SCMA
Awards Weekend Host Committee
November 1 - Attention songwriters! We are looking for
submissions for the Songwriters Café at the 2010 Saskatchewan Country Music
Awards Weekend in Regina April 18, 2010. If you are a Saskatchewan resident
and a performing songwriter please contact Anthony Kelly:
firstname.lastname@example.org if you are
interested in participating in this opportunity to share your original songs
with an intimate audience. Deadline for submissions is Jan. 31, 2010.