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2016 BCCMA Award Show Winners


The BC Country Music Association is proud to announce the winners of this years BCCMA Awards

Album of the Year Chad Brownlee – Hearts On Fire

Country Club Act of the Year Chris Buck Band

Country Venue of the Year The Roxy Vancouver

Don Adams Country Music Person of the Year Award Linda Corscadden

Country On Air Personality Area Code 250 Louis BigRig McIvor : Country 103 Kamloops

Country On Air Personality Area Code 604 Curtis Pope: Country 107.1 Abbotsford

Entertainer of the Year Dallas Smith

Fans Choice Award Aaron Pritchett

Female Vocalist of the Year Madeline Merlo

Gaylord Wood Traditional Country Award Jackson Hollow

Group Duo of the Year The Washboard Union

Male Vocalist of the Year Chad Brownlee

Mike Norman All Star Band: Bass Kirby Barber

Mike Norman All Star Band: Drums Pat Steward

Mike Norman All Star Band: Guitar Darren Savard

Mike Norman All Star Band: Keyboard Carly McKillip

Mike Norman All Star Band: Special Instrument Mike Sanyshyn: Fiddle

Producer of the Year Jeff Johnson

Radio Station of the Year Country 107.1: Abbotsford

Ray McAuley Horizon Award The Heels

Recording Studio of the Year Studio Downe Under

Roots Canadiana of the Year Award The Washboard Union

Single of the Year Award Aaron Pritchett – Dirt Road In Em

Socan Songwriter of the Year Award The Washboard Union – Maybe It’s The Moonshine (Chris Duncombe, David Roberts, Aaron Grain, Grant Vogelfanger, and Witt McKay)

Video Director of the Year Award Stephano Barberis

Video of the Year Award Aaron Pritchett – Dirt Road In Em

Website of the Year Award Ben Klick – www.benklick.com

Humanitarian of the Year Award Twin’s Cancer - Gone Country – Here for the Cure

Presidents Citation Award Steve & Barb Adams - Tim Hortons

 
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BCCMA 2017 AGM Notice


Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the British Columbia Country Music Association will be as follows:

DATE: Sunday, February 19th, 2017

LOCATION: Hampton Inn & Suites : 19500 Langley By-Pass, Langley, B.C. (meeting room A)

MEETING: Checkin starts at 1:00 pm : Meeting starts: 1:30pm

A Quorum must be reached before the meeting can begin so please arrive in advance of 1:30pm.

Please note, only members in good standing are able to attend and vote at the AGM. If you are unsure of the status of your membership, contact Linda at linda@bccountry.com. Memberships can be purchased prior to the meeting online at www.bccountry.com or at the door prior to the start of the meeting.

This is your opportunity to hear what was achieved in 2016; what is planned for 2017; share your thoughts and input for the upcoming year; and vote in the 2017 Board of Directors.

We look forward to seeing you all again and hearing from all of you on the desired direction of the Association for 2017 and beyond.

 
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RIP DON ADAMS


Rest in Peace Don Adams : October 18th, 2015

It is with a very heavy heart that we learned of the passing of a very dear friend/family member of ours this morning, Don Adams.

Don came on board to the BCCMAs in 2007 as President, with his great team of executives: Nicole Hyette Muncey as Executive Director, Linda Corscadden as Vice President and Sue Irving as Secretary/Treasurer along with an amazing team of directors throughout his 6 years in the Presidents Chair.

His main focus was to nourish and cultivate our youth, as they are the future of Country Music. Don retired his seat as the president of the BCCMA in 2012 but continued to exhibit an unusual sense of achievement, care and love for every artist in his path. A fantastic warped sense of humour, a tireless job of promoting artists/bands in all possible means available, and one of the biggest hearts in the whole music industry; that was our Don.

This industry has lost a legend. All those that knew Don, knew he had his own style in every way. From his lovely gold sweat suit to his shiny black & white penguin shoes and his FCK BABY attitude, he brought smiles & laughter to everyone around him.

Don brought so much to this community, this crazy music industry we call family. We all learned a lot from him, and he made our lives a better place.

One of Dons favorite quotes was: If you do not challenge yourself to be better, you never will ... and do not worry if you have made a few enemies along the way, it just means you did something right.

RIP Don, love ya like a homo

September 8, 1947 to October 18, 2015

Here is a link to his memorial video:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vww-AmaXB88

Here is the link to a photo album:

www.facebook.com/lcorscadden1/media_set?set=a.10156095758015184.1073741856.755875183&type=3

 
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2015 Artist Development Project Winners


BC COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION / MUSIC BC ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROJECT WINNERS ANNOUNCED

(Vancouver, BC) The BC Country Music Association and Music BC have announced the Top 3 winners in the BCCMA / MusicBC Artist Development Project. After exhilarating adjudicated performances at the Cloverdale Rodeo, Rockin River Music Festival and the finales at the TapHouse in Surrey we are proud to announce:

1st place winner: LISA NICOLE

2nd place winner: DANIELLE MARIE

3rd place winner: CASH CRAWFORD

First Place: $15,000 scholarship to Coalition Music 10 week Artist Entrepreneur Program for February 2016 in Toronto (including flights, accommodation, tuition and per diem for one person)

:$5,000.00 in cash, gear and/or prizes including a song writing trip to Nashville, USA :a performance spot at the 38th Annual BCCMA Award Show October 25th, 2015 at the Hard Rock Casino Coquitlam

Second Place: $3000.00 in cash, gear and/or other prizes & a performance spot at the BCCMA Awards Showcase Oct 24th, 2015 at the Executive Plaza Hotel in Coquitlam.

Third Place: $2000.00 in cash, gear and/or other prizes & a performance spot at the BCCMA Awards Showcase Oct 23rd, 2015 at the Surrey TapHouse.

We would like to congratulate our winners and also wish all of the ADP contestants all the best in their country music careers.

Thank you to all of our sponsors, judges, members and fans, we could not do this without you.

 
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2015 BCCMA Award Winners


The BC Country Music Association is proud to announce the winners of this years BCCMA Awards

Album of the Year Dallas Smith : Lifted

Country Club Act of the Year Chris Buck Band

Country Venue of the Year The Roxy Vancouver

Don Adams Country Music Person of the Year Award Linda Corscadden

Country On Air Personality Area Code 250 Casey Clarke / Roo Phelps : Country 100.7 Penticton

Country On Air Personality Area Code 604 Curtis Pope: Country 107.1 Abbotsford

Entertainer of the Year Dallas Smith

Fans Choice Award Dallas Smith

Female Vocalist of the Year Karen Lee Batten & Madeline Merlo

Gaylord Wood Traditional Country Award Jackson Hollow

Group Duo of the Year Chris Buck Band

Male Vocalist of the Year Dallas Smith

Mike Norman All Star Band: Bass Kirby Barber

Mike Norman All Star Band: Drums Tobi Duquette

Mike Norman All Star Band: Guitar Jay Buettner

Mike Norman All Star Band: Keyboard Carly McKillip

Mike Norman All Star Band: Special Instrument John Ellis: Steel Guitar

Producer of the Year Jeff Johnson

Radio Station of the Year Country 107.1: Abbotsford & JRFM Vancouver

Ray McAuley Horizon Award Danielle Marie

Recording Studio of the Year Studio Downe Under

Roots Canadiana of the Year Award The Washboard Union

Single of the Year Award Wastin Gas: Dallas Smith

Socan Songwriter of the Year Award Chad Brownlee: When The Lights Go Down (Chad Brownlee, Mitch Merrett, Ben Glover)

Video Director of the Year Award Stephano Barberis

Video of the Year Award Chad Brownlee: When The Lights Go Down

Website of the Year Award Dallas Smith: Harmonic Concepts: www.dallassmithmusic.com

Humanitarian of the Year Award Blanket BC : Gregory & Ben Ould

Presidents Citation Award Geoff Dueck & Linda Corscadden

 
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2015 BCCMA FINAL BALLOT NOMINEES


The BCCMA is proud to announce its final nominees, in no particular order:

Album / EP of the Year:

Chris Buck Leave Your Light On

Dallas Smith Lifted

Danielle MarieMusic Here Right Now

The Washboard Union In My Bones

Brad Darrid Self Titled

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Country Club Act of the Year:

Chris Buck Band

Smith & Jones

Ben Klick

Karen Lee Batten

Lisa Nicole

Andrew Christopher

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Country Venue of the Year:

Cactus Annies Merritt

The Duke Saloon Victoria

The Roxy Vancouver

The Taphouse Surrey

Gabbys Country Cabaret Langley

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Country Music Person of the Year:

Geoff Dueck

Linda Corscadden

Tom McKillip

Kenny Hess

Cindy Giesbrecht

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Country On Air Personality Area Code 250:

Roo Phelps/Casey Clarke Country 100.7 Kelowna

Tj Connors Country 103.1 Kamloops

Louis BigRig McIvor Country 103.1 Kamloops

Scott George Country 100.7 Kelowna

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Country On Air Personality Area Code 604:

Barbara Beam Country 93.7 Vancouver

Chris Coburn Country 107.1 Abbotsford

Curtis Pope Country 107.1 Abbotsford

JaXon Hawks Country 93.7 Vancouver

Kristin Jade Country 93.7 Vancouver

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Entertainer of the Year:

Aaron Pritchett

Chad Brownlee

Dallas Smith

Karen Lee Batten

Chris Buck Band

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Fans Choice Award:

Chad Brownlee

Dallas Smith

Karen Lee Batten

Danielle Marie

Chris Buck Band

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Female Vocalist of the Year:

Karen Lee Batten

Madeline Merlo

Danielle Marie

Cash Crawford

Lisa Nicole

Tianna Lefebvre-Sanyshyn

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Gaylord Wood Traditional Country Award:

Jackson Hollow

Kenny Hess

Mike Sanyshyn

Ben Klick

Todd Richard

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Group Duo of the Year:

GB Roots

Chris Buck Band

The Washboard Union

Jackson Hollow

Robyn & Ryleigh

Sons of Daughters

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Male Vocalist of the Year:

Aaron Pritchett

Chad Brownlee

Dallas Smith

JoJo Mason

Wes Mack

Rod Black

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Mike Norman All Star Band Bass:

Craig Alan Mack

Dennis Marcenko

Kirby Barber

Rob Becker

Scott Cooke

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Mike Norman All Star Band Drums:

Geoff Hicks

Jerry Adolphe

Pat Steward

Tobi Duquette

Shawn Brown

Flavio Cirillo

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Mike Norman All Star Band Guitar:

Darren Savard

Jay Buettner

Mitch Merrett

Ben Klick

Paul Kinman

Jesse Wainwright

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Mike Norman All Star Band Keyboard:

Carly McKillip

Darryl Havers

Marc Gladstone

Simon Kendall

Peter James Esau

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Mike Norman All Star Band Special Instrument:

Julie Kennedy Fiddle

John Ellis Steel Guitar

Matt Rose Banjo

Scott Smith Steel Guitar

Mike Sanyshyn Fiddle

David Barber Banjo

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Producer of the Year:

John Ellis

Mitch Merrett

Tom McKillip

Jeff Johnson

Dan Swinimer

Sheldon Zaharko

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Radio Station of the Year:

Country 107.1 Abbotsford

Country 103.1 Kamloops

Country 100.7 Kelowna

Country 93.7 Vancouver

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Ray McAuley Horizon Award:

Danielle Marie

JoJo Mason

Ben Klick

Cash Crawford

Rod Black

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Recording Studio of the Year:

Armoury Studios

Zed Productions

Studio Downe Under

604 Records

Bailey Way Entertainment

Raincoast Music

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Roots Canadiana of the Year Award:

Twin Kennedy

GB Roots

The Matinee

The Washboard Union

Sons of Daughters

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Single of the Year Award:

Dallas Smith Wastin’ Gas

JoJo Mason It’s All Good

The Washboard Union Some Day

Wes Mack Before You Drive Me Crazy

Chad Brownlee When The Lights Go Down

Aaron Pritchett Wake You With a Kiss

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Socan Songwriter of the Year Award:

Chad Brownlee When The Lights Go Down (Chad Brownlee, Mitch Merrett, Ben Glover)

JoJo Mason Its All Good (Dan Swinimer & Tim Hicks)

Chris Buck Band Leave Your Lights On (Chris Buck, Chad Brownlee, Jeff Johnson & Phil Puxley)

Robyn & Ryleigh I Found You (Robyn & Ryleigh Gillespie, Christopher Reardon)

The Washboard Union Someday (Chris Duncombe, David Roberts, Aaron Grain & Trey Bruce)

Cash Crawford Barefoot In The Backyard (Jeff Johnson & Cash Crawford)

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Video Director of the Year Award:

Gene Greenwood

Stephano Barberis

Wes Mack

Emma Higgins

Will Davis

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Video of the Year Award:

Chad Brownlee When The Lights Go Down

Wes Mack Before You Drive Me Crazy

The Washboard Union Some Day

Ian Tyson Four Strong Winds

Dallas Smith Lifted

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Website of the Year Award:

Karen Lee Batten Miso Digital www.karenleebatten.com

Brad Darrid Tianna Lefebvre Sanyshyn & Brodie Kokosa www.braddarrid.com

Robyn & Ryleigh Nova Current www.robynandryleigh.com

The Washboard Union Chris Duncombe & Chad Fullerton www.thewashboardunion.com

Dallas Smith Harmonic Concepts www.dallassmithmusic.com

Ben Klick Ben Klick www.benklick.com

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Humanitarian of the Year Award:

Chad Brownlee Tim Hortons

Kenny Hess Kids Forever/Christmas Concert

Casey Clarke/Roo Phelps Purple Day (Purple Day)

Chris & Jamie Ruscheinski Twins Cancer Gone Country

Gregory Ould Blanket BC

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CONGRATULATIONS AND GOODLUCK TO ALL OF THE NOMINEES !

The FINAL BALLOT will open on Friday, September 25th at 10am and close October 9th, at 5pm

 
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2015 BCCMA Awards Events/Performance Announcement


BC Country Music Association 38th Annual BCCMA Awards Show

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT

The BCCMA is proud to announce special performances by:

COWBOY TROY and LISA BROKOP !!!

(more performance announcements coming soon)

The British Columbia Country Music Association (BCCMA) will be presenting 4 amazing events as part of the 2015 BCCMA Awards Show weekend this year.

BCCMA Pre-Awards Showcase

Friday, October 23rd, 2015 -- Time: 8:00pm

The Tap House (15330 102A Ave, Surrey)

Free event - Performers to be announced soon

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED 604-533-5088 ----------------------------------

Artist Development Workshop

Saturday, October 24th, 2015 Time: 1:00pm

Executive Plaza Hotel (405 North Road, Coquitlam)

A power packed panel of key industry personalities to assist you in your Country Music Career

$20 at the door

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BCCMA Awards Pre-Party Cocktails, Dinner & Showcase

Saturday, October 24th, 2015 Time: 6:00pm

Executive Plaza Hotel Lounge/Restaurant (405 North Road, Coquitlam)

Performers to be announced soon

No reservations (Guests will be responsible for their own bills)

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38th Annual BCCMA Awards Show

Hosted by: Cowboy Troy & Lisa Brokop

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

Door: 5:30pm

Show 6:30pm

Hard Rock Casino (formally Red Robinson Theatre)

(2080 United Blvd, Coquitlam, B.C.)

Each seat: $45.00 by phone 604-533-5088

(tickets not available at the door)

All ages, Cash Bar

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Tickets/Media/Communications Contact:

Linda Corscadden 604-533-5088

Linda@bccountry.com

 
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2015 BCCMA 2nd Ballot Nominees


The BCCMA is proud to announce the 2015, 2nd ballot nominees !!! Please click on the link below

www.bccountry.com/siteimages/newsletter80_1.pdf

The 2nd ballot is open for voting starting at 9am TODAY and closes September 11th, 2015. Only active BCCMA Members are eligible to vote. Please click the link below to submit your votes.

This is YOUR awards, please take a moment to submit your ballots. Please read the rules on the ballot page carefully.

www.bccountry.com/awardsvote/

 
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2015 Awards Show Tickets on Sale !


38th Annual BCCMA Awards Show

The BCCMA is please to announce ticket sales to the 38th Annual BCCMA Awards Show on October 25th, 2015 at the Hard Rock Casino Coquitlam are NOW ON SALE !!!

Tickets must be bought in advance to the show, there will be NO tickets for sale at the door.

Tickets are $45 each (including all taxes/fees)

Please call (604) 533-5088 to secure your seats with Linda Corscadden and arrange your seating.

The BCCMA Awards Show SOLD OUT the last 2 years, get your seats early so you dont miss out !

SPECIAL NOTE:

We are super excited to announce that the Executive Plaza Hotel has come on board as our host hotel again.

All our members, sponsors and guests are being offered a special discounted rate of $115 (plus tax) at the Host hotel for the nights of Friday October 23rd through to Sunday, October 25th, 2015

If you are traveling a distance to attend the 38th Annual Awards Show and wish to stay over night at the Executive Plaza Hotel, simply call in to book your reservation with the information below to have the special BCCMA discount applied to your reservation. Free shuttle is provided to the Casino.

Executive Plaza Hotel, 405 North Road Coquitlam, BC V3K 3V9

Toll Free: 1-888-433-3932 |Tel: 604-936-9399

Email: reservationsc@executivehotels.net

When reserving, use this to get the discounted rate: Booking ID 17855

Reservations will be accepted at the rates below 30 days prior to the date based on availability. Individuals reservations require credit card to guarantee and must be cancelled at least 24hrs prior to arrival to avoid cancelation penalty.

Deluxe Double or King $115

Corporate Club Room $125

Superior Suite $125

(13% additional tax will apply. Rates include: Parking & Internet & Shuttle)

Deluxe Double or King: Standard room with either 2 Doubles or 1 King

Corporate Club: 1 King bed, Jacuzzi tub & Private balcony

Superior Suite: 1 Queen bed in bedroom & 1 Double Pull-out couch in living area

The recently renovated rooms now feature mini-fridges and flat-screen LCD television in all the guest rooms & continue to offer complimentary massage, newspapers, shuttle service and use of the fitness and pool facilities.

Hope to see you there !!!

 
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TOP 5 Artist Development Project Winners Announced


BC COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION / MUSIC BC ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROJECT TOP 5 ARTISTS ANNOUNCED

**MEDIA RELEASE***

(Vancouver, BC) The BC Country Music Association and Music BC have announced the Top 5 acts in the running for the BCCMA Artist Development Project. After exhilarating adjudicated performances at the Rockin River Music Festival in Merritt July 31st, the artists continuing on to the finals are:

Cash Crawford

Dave Hartney

Danielle Marie

Lanie McAuley

Lisa Nicole

The Top 5 will perform in the finals September 20th, 2015 at the Surrey Tap House (15330-102A Ave) starting at 6pm.

The winning artist will perform at the BCCMA Awards October 25th, and our 2nd and 3rd place winners will be performing at our BCCMA Showcase October 24th.

We would like to congratulate our top 5 and also wish all of the ADP contestants past and present the best of luck.

Linda Corscadden

Vice President, BCCMA

 
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BCCMA / CCMA Provincial Contest Winner Announced


The BC Country Music Association (BCCMA) is proud to officially announce that Vancouver, BC based recording artist Danielle Marie is the winner of the Provincial segment of the BCCMA ,CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest 2015.

Danielle will move on to represent BC in the national competition against 9 other provinces in Canada, for a chance to perform at CCMA Country Music Week (CMW) in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Runners up to Danielle in the Provincial segment of the competition are Kelownas Ben Klick and Surreys JoJo Mason. Each of these finalists submitted strong acoustic performance videos which earned them a position as a contestant in the final round

Danielle will move forward to compete Nationally in the CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest 2015 which launched today, June 19th and will be presented and officiated by the Canadian Country Music Association.

Lets show everyone what B.C. has to offer. Please go to the link provided www.surveymonkey.com/r/ccmaspotlight and vote for Danielle. You can vote only 1 time per IP address for the whole contest. Contest closes June 29th at 2pm.

 
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BCCMA / CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest Top 3 Announced


BCCMA/CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest 2015

The BCCMA Board of Directors would like to CONGRATULATE the TOP THREE (3) artists who will be moving forward from Round Two, to the Final Round of the BC segment of the CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest 2015:

JoJo Mason, Danielle Marie and Ben Klick

The live performance videos for these final three (3) contestants will be posted on our BCCMA Website, www.bccountry.com/precontest.asp May 26th, 2015 at 10:00 am.

Each of the top three will be responsible to rally fan support, direct fans to the BCCMA contest page and lobby for votes. You can vote once a day, every day the contest is open. The artist with the most votes at the close of voting will move on to compete nationally, representing BC in the CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest 2015.

Voting opens May 26th, 2015 at 10:00 am and closes June 9th, 2015 4pm [PST]

At this time, we would like to thank all of the entrants for the time and thoroughness of their submissions.

The BCCMA Board of Directors would also like to extend a special THANK YOU to the Judges who volunteered their time in support of the BCCMA:

Curtis Pope Country 107.1 Abbotsford

Barbara Beam JRFM 93.7 Vancouver

Ron & Sue Irving Past BCCMA Directors

Angela Harris Past BCCMA Director

Angela Kelman Farmers Daughter

Thank you everyone for your continued support in Country Music in B.C. !

 
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TOP 10 Artist Development Project Announced


BC COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROJECT --- TOP 10 ARTISTS ANNOUNCED

(Vancouver, BC) The BC Country Music Association and Music BC have announced the Top 10 acts in the running for the BCCMA Artist Development Project. After 25 exhilarating adjudicated performances at the Cloverdale Rodeo, the artists continuing on in the program are:

Rod Black, Chris Buck, Cash Crawford, Brad Darrid, Dave Hartney, Ben Klick, Danielle Marie, JoJo Mason, Lanie McAuley, Sons of Daughters

The Top 10 will attend a 2 day music business boot camp, followed by live performances at Rockin River Music Festival in Merrit, BC. The program is designed to offer aspiring country artists education, showcase opportunities and funding, to build and nurture their careers. The winning artist will perform at the BCCMA awards, and participate in a 10 week Artist Entrepreneur Program at Coalition Music in Toronto, and take home over $10,000 in cash and prizes.

Thank you to all of the contestants in this contest. You are ALL winners !!!! Goodluck to those top 10 advancing to round 3 in Merritt at the Rockin' River Music Festival !!!

 
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Top 25 announced for Artist Development Project


Top 25 announced for BCCMA and Music BC Artist Development Project

Vancouver, BC May 5th, 2015. The BCCMA and Music BC would like to CONGRATULATE the TOP 25 Artists who will be moving forward to Round Two, of the Artist Development Project:

(in no particular order)

Ben Klick, Cash Crawford, Chris Buck, Lanie McAuley, Rod Black, Sons of Daughters, Andrew Christopher, Brad Darrid, Danielle Marie, Lisa Nicole, Dave Hartney, Arlen Park, Bruce Coughlan, Patrick John, JoJo Mason, Megan Twist, Joey Clarkson, Michael Painchaud, Thorn Hill, DaniElle, Chicken Like Birds, Michelle Schultz, Clay George, Jordan Dean and Peter James.

The next round will be held at the Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition where all 25 artists will perform before a live audience and Judges, May 16th & 17th

The top 10 will be announced May 18th at the Cloverdale Rodeo to move onto round 3 at the Rockin River Music Festival in Merritt July 30-August 2, 2015.

We would like to thank all of the entrants for the time and thoroughness of their submissions.

The BCCMA and Music BC would also like to extend a special THANK YOU to the Judges of round one who volunteered their time in support of the Artist Development Project:

Curtis Pope, Country 107.1 Abbotsford

Casey Clark, Roo Phelps, 100.7 Penticton

Louis Big Rig McIvor, Country 103 Kamloops

David Wills, BCCMA Director

Jay Buettner, BCCMA Industry Member

Karen Lee Batten, BCCMA Female Vocalist of the Year

For more information on the Project go to: http://musicbc.org/bccma-music-bc-artist-development-program/

Thank you everyone for your continued support in Country Music in BC !

 
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BCCMA / CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest


The British Columbia Country Music Association (BCCMA) is pleased to be running a contest in tandem with the Canadian Country Music Association to offer ONE (1) BC artist an opportunity to compete for a chance to play alongside Canada's Country greats at Country Music Week in Halifax, Novia Scotia, Sept 10th through 13th, 2015 !

The provincial segment of the contest runs from April 27th, 2015 to June 11th, 2015 where each province will select a contestant from their province to be one of the 10 contenders to compete in the CCMA online Poll contest (not facebook), between June 19th and June 29th, 2015. The artist who receives the most votes through the CCMA online poll will win 1 performance spot at Country Music Week.

Please see the full details and submission forms under news/events tab. If you have any questions, please dont hesitate to contact me linda@bccountry.com or 604-533-5088

Good luck to all that enter !!!!

 
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ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROJECT 2015


The BC Country Music Association has teamed up with Music BC to present an artist development program specifically for BC Country Artists!

The program is designed to offer aspiring country artists with education, showcase opportunities, and funding, to build and nurture their careers. Selected artists will perform at some of the genres top festivals, including the Cloverdale Rodeo, Rockin River Music Fest in Merritt, Armstrong Fair and the BCCMA awards, and have the opportunity to win a 10 week scholarship to the Artist Entrepreneur Program at Coalition Music in Toronto, a round trip flight to Nashville and over $10,000 in cash and prizes.

Online applications for are available at: http://musicbc.org/bccma-music-bc-artist-development-program/

Applications close Wednesday April 15th, 2015

Grand Prizing:

- One scholarship for the 10 week Entrepreneur Program at Coalition Music in Toronto

- Songwriting trip to Nashville

- Showcase at the BCCMA Awards

- Over $10,000 in cash and prizes

About the BCCMA

The BCCMA is a non-profit society serving the British Columbia music industry and provides B.C.'s performers, songwriters, producers, agents, managers, etc. opportunities to network at various events throughout the year. Membership also gives fans an opportunity to meet singers, musicians, songwriters and radio/TV/newspaper personalities along with friends who share the same interests. Our Annual Awards Show is a first class event that has sustained itself for 37 plus years.

http://bccountry.com/

About Music BC

Music BC is a non-profit society serving the British Columbia music industry through providing essential information, education, funding, advocacy, showcasing, and networking opportunities. Music BC is dedicated to developing the spirit, growth and sustainability of the BC music community by supporting artists of all genres and music professionals throughout the industry.

http://musicbc.org/

 
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BCCMA Cloverdale Rodeo Sponsorship Package


The BCCMA has partnered with the Cloverdale Rodeo to allow us to have Shannon Hall for 4 days during the rodeo weekend!!! We’ll have an outside show case stage during the day as well as live performances inside Shannon Hall for night time entertainment. There will be tons of opportunities for BCCMA Artists to perform during this long weekend at the Rodeo.

Sponsorship is an integral part of supporting, celebrating and building our Country Music Industry. We continue to promote the achievements of our BC Country Music Artists and provide a framework to develop Artists, Songwriters,Musicians and all other aspects of this vibrant community.

Customized Sponsorship packages available ! Speak with us about your unique contribution and let’s work out a mutually beneficial sponsorship package

If you would be interested, or know someone that would be interested in sponsoring the BCCMA please contact us at 604-533-5088 or email us at bccma@bccountry.com

The sponsorship package for this event can be downloaded here: http://www.bccountry.com/siteimages/newsletter60_1.pdf

 
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Membership Contest !!!


CONTEST TIME !!!!

Want to win a 2 year FREE Fan or Industry membership ? How about a LIFE TIME MEMBERSHIP ? If you can get 5 people to join the BCCMA before July 31, 2015, you could win the prize of a 2 year free industry or fan membership.

BUT.....The member that gets the most people to sign up to be a BCCMA member before July 31st, 2015 (more than 10 signups to be eligible) could win a life time membership !!!! Never have to worry about renewing your membership !!!

All you have to do is get the person to sign up online at www.bccountry.com and in the notes section of the application, get them to put your name as the referral ! If your referral does not have access to a computer they can call the office at 604-533-5088 to sign up as well. It is that easy !

Spam your friends, family, co-workers, FANS by email, call, text, facebook, twitter or your website.... get the word out and get your referrals in and YOU COULD WIN !!!!

Contest closes midnight of July 31st, 2015. Winners will be notified by email. Any questions regarding membership or this contest can be directed at Linda via email linda@bccountry.com or by phone 604-533-5088.

 
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2015 AGM News


The new 2015/2016 BCCMA Board of Directors

Brian Thate, President/Sponsorship

Linda Corscadden, Vice President/Membership/Social Media

Cindy Giesbrecht, Secretary/Treasurer/Volunteers

Eamonn Morris, Communications/Artist Development

Tianna Lefebvre Sanyshyn, Artist Relations/Events

Soren Lonnqvist, Artist Development

David Wills, Artist Relations/Events

Mike Sanyshyn, Events

Geoff Dueck, Events

The Artist Development Project: The BCCMA and MusicBC are partnering on an exciting new artist development program for the country music community in BC. The Artist Development Project will run over a six month period offering showcase opportunities, live performance coaching, a two-day music business bootcamp, significant development funding/resources and an opportunity for the winner to play at the Cloverdale Rodeo, Rockin River MusicFest in Merritt and the BCCMA Award show in October. We are aiming to launch the project in March with online submissions that will move on to live performance auditions at various venues throughout B.C. We are working hard with MusicBC to get an amazing prize package for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, and have some great prizes already. Stay tuned for more news relating to this contest!

Cloverdale Rodeo: The BCCMA has partnered with the Cloverdale Rodeo to allow us to have Shannon Hall for 4 days during the rodeo weekend!!! We will have an outside show case stage during the day as well as live performances inside Shannon Hall for night time entertainment. There will be tons of opportunities for BCCMA Artists to perform during this long weekend at the Rodeo. Stay tuned for more information coming, and be on the look out for submission details.

Rockin River MusicFest: (July 30th thru August 2nd) The BCCMA will have the opportunity to have a showcase at the festival in Merritt this year. We will be featuring 6 artists on the little Big Stage. Stay on the look out for submission details.

Awards Show: The BCCMA has a tentative date set for the 2015 BCCMA Awards Show at the Hard Rock Casino. Mark this date down, October 25th !!!! We are hoping to have a showcasing opportunity this year on the Saturday before the main awards on Sunday. Stay tuned for more information.

Thank you to everyone who came out to the AGM, it was great to see everyone !!!

 
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BCCMA 2015 AGM Notice


Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the British Columbia Country Music Association will be as follows:

DATE: Sunday, February 8th, 2015

LOCATION: Hampton Inn & Suites - 19500 Langley By-Pass, Langley, B.C. (meeting room A)

MEETING: Checkin starts at 1:00 pm - Meeting starts: 1:30pm

A Quorum must be reached before the meeting can begin so please arrive in advance of 1:30pm.

Please note, only members in good standing are able to attend and vote at the AGM. If you are unsure of the status of your membership, contact Linda Corscadden at linda@bccountry.com. Memberships can be purchased prior to the meeting online at www.bccountry.com or at the door prior to the start of the meeting.

This is your opportunity to hear what was achieved in 2014; what is planned for 2015; share your thoughts and input for the upcoming year; and vote in the 2015 Board of Directors.

We look forward to seeing you all again and hearing from all of you on the desired direction of the Association for 2015 and beyond.

 
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2014 BCCMA Awards Show Winners


The BC Country Music Association ANNOUNCES THE 2014 AWARD SHOW WINNERS !!!

Album of the Year Dallas Smith Tippin Point

Country Club Act of the Year Chris Buck Band

Country Club of the Year Roosters Country Cabaret

Country Music Person of the Year Linda Corscadden

Country On Air Personality Area Code 250 Roo Phelps,Casey Clarke Country 100.7 Penticton

Country On Air Personality Area Code 604 Curtis Pope Country 107.1 Abbotsford

Entertainer of the Year Dallas Smith

Fans Choice Award Aaron Pritchett

Female Vocalist of the Year Karen Lee Batten

Gaylord Wood Traditional Country Award Mike Sanyshyn

Group Duo of the Year One More Girl

Male Vocalist of the Year Dallas Smith

Mike Norman All Star Band Bass Kirby Barber

Mike Norman All Star Band Drums Pat Steward

Mike Norman All Star Band Guitar Darren Savard

Mike Norman All Star Band Keyboard Carly McKillip

Mike Norman All Star Band Special Instrument John Ellis Steel Guitar

Producer of the Year Tom McKillip

Radio Station of the Year Country 107.1 Abbotsford

Ray McAuley Horizon Award Me and Mae

Recording Studio of the Year Studio Downe Under

Roots Canadiana of the Year Award The Matinee

Single of the Year Award Tippin Point Dallas Smith

Socan Songwriter of the Year Award Chad Brownlee Just Because (Chad Brownlee, Mitch Merrett, Brian White & Phil Barton)

Video Director of the Year Award Stephano Barberis

Video of the Year Award Aaron Pritchett Boat on the Water

Website of the Year Award Mike Sanyshyn Robert White/Tianna Lefebvre Sanyshyn www.mikesanyshyn.com

Humanitarian of the Year Award Linda Corscadden Journey On Cancer Foundation/FCK Cancer

Presidents Citation Award David Wills

Life Time Achievement Award Ken McCoy Male Vocalist

Life Time Achievement Award Jake Stolz Guitar Player

Volunteer of the Year Award Charlene McMorris

Many thanks to everyone who helped make this years BCCMA Awards such a huge success. To our sponsors, members, fans, volunteers & event staff... THANK YOU

 
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2014 BCCMA Hall of Fame Show


The BCCMA Hall of Fame Show is Nov 9th at the Clarke Theatre in Mission. Tickets are $20.00 (+tax/fees) and on sale now at the Clark Theatre box office or online at http://www.ticketzone.com/hof2014

Artists include: Kenny Hess, Becca & Kate Hess, Jackson Hollow, Todd Richard, Cory Hawthorne, Carli and Julie Kennedy, Kama King, Rick Tippe & Tianna Lefebvre-Sanyshyn.

Come out to celebrate the induction of these 10 amazing Industry Professionals: Kenny Hess, Sue Irving, Terry Gray, Rick Tippe, Gerry King, Les Redekopp, Bill Rea, Dan Earl Knecht, Anne Lord & Jim Howe

Any questions just contact us at bccma@bccountry.com

 
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WINNER 2013 Jiffy Lube Fanfest Performance Contest


It was a close race between all 3 artists for the first 12 hrs but as the day progressed, Whiskey Jane and Chris Buck started pulling ahead of Robyn and Ryleigh (great work girls!). From there it was back and forth for the lead for the next 24 hrs. Chris Buck had everyone in Gabby's last night )Sunday), pull out their phone and vote! He even got some votes from Thailand! This took him over the edge at midnight and with 719 "Likes" vs Whiskey Jane's 673 votes, The Chris Buck Band won the Fan Voting.

They now move on to the CCMA portion of the 2013 Jiffy Lube Fanfest Performance Contest which starts today! ay 5PM ET.

https://apps.facebook.com/opinionpolls/poll?pid=ACItvdFwnss

All the best to Chris and the boys and thanks to ALL the great artists who participated in this contest. We ought to do more of these sort of contests. Any suggestions? "

 
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WINNERS FOR ROUND 1 Jiffy Lube FanFest 2013


Congratulations to (alphabetically)

Alanna & Brianne
Chris Buck Band
Lisa Nicole
Robyn & Ryleigh
Whiskey Jane

Thank you all for participating.

 
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2013 CCMA Jiffy Lube FanFest Contest


The British Columbia Country Music Association (BCCMA) is running a contest in tandem with the Canadian Country Music Association, giving one Canadian country artist/act the opportunity to perform at the Jiffy Lube Fanfest during this year's Country Music Week in Edmonton, Alberta.

The provincial segment of the contest runs from July 8, 2013 to July 20, 2013 where each province will select a contestant from their province to be one of the 9 contenders to compete in the CCMA Facebook Page Poll contest.

The national Facebook contest will open on July 29, 2013 and close on August 5, 2013. The winner will be announced on August 9, 2013.

Click here for more information!

 
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MAY 31, 2013


BCCMA SAYS FAREWELL TO HALL OF FAMER BCCMA Hall of Fame Inductee, Larry Wayne Clark, passes away May 30, 2013 from his long battle with cancer. He was a brilliant songwriter and a wonderful human being. His contribution to Country music in Canada and beyond has paved paths for so many young creators. He will be greatly missed.

 
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JAN 30, 2013


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Annual General Meeting for the BCCMA will take place in White Rock, BC at Blue Frog Studios (1328 Johnston Road) on February 24, 2013 from 2pm-4:30pm. Only members in good standing may attend. If you wish to renew your membership or become a new member, please click on MEMBERS to BECOME A MEMBER. See you there!

 
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JAN 2, 2013


HAPPY NEW YEAR! Thanks to all our sponsors, members and friends for sharing in another wonderful year of Country music. We look forward to seeing you all out there in 2013!

 
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DEC 2, 2012


AND THE WINNERS ARE... Congratulations to all the 2012 BCCMA Award winners! VIEW THE LIST HERE

 
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NOV 2, 2012


AND THE NOMINEES ARE... The BCCMA Award nominees were announced on November 2, 2012! To view the list CLICK HERE Good luck to all the nominees. Winners will be announced on Sunday, December 2, 2012.

 
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SEPT 25, 2012


WE CAN NOW ACCEPT DONATIONS - If you wish to make a donation to the BCCMA please CLICK HERE

 
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