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Welcome to the Manitoba Country Music Association, home to some of Canada's biggest names in country music. The Manitoba Country Music Association is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the promotion, development, and enhancement of all aspects of country music in Manitoba.

Membership in the Association is free, and open to anyone actively involved in Country music, whether as an Artist, Writer, Press, Fan, etc... What are you waiting for? Join Now

2016 MCMA AWARDS

November 10, 2016 in Winnipeg, MB.
Voting (Second Ballot) for Industry Level Member Only Now Open!


Winnipeg Free Press Dauphin Countryfest Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)

2016 MCMA Awards FANS' CHOICE Voting
Voting for the 2016 Manitoba Country Music Awards FANS' Choice Award is now open!

This Award is voted on by the fans. You do not need to be a member to vote for Fans' Choice. One vote per IP is allowed.

From 12:00 am CST September 1, 2016 to 12:00 am CST October 16, 2016 voting will remain open for the MCMA FANS' CHOICE Award.

2016 MCMA Awards Performers
Nov 8 2016 MCMA SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND SERIES

SUBMIT YOUR MUSIC NOW!

MCMA SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND SERIES NIGHT:
Tuesday, November 8 at Nashville's Winnipeg

The Manitoba Country Music Association is now accepting submissions for a chance to perform at the 2016 Manitoba Country Music Awards Songwriters in the Round Series.

Submission requirements to be emailed to the MCMA by
October 15, 2016: manitobacma@gmail.com

SUBMISSION RERQUIREMENTS:
– The subject line must read:
SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND SERIES ARTIST SUBMISSION
– Two of your original songs (MP3 format or links)
– Artist bio (no more than 50 words)
– One promotional photo (JPEG hi-resolution print quality)
– Social media platforms (please include links to social media outlets you use (i.e. links to Facebook artist page, twitter account, website, etc.)

NOTE: TO BE ELIGIBLE, YOU MUST
- be a resident of Manitoba
- be18 years of age or older
- be an MCMA Industry member

All Manitoba submissions will be juried by the MCMA.
The selected performers will be contacted no later than November 1, 2016
Membership Activation
Attention New Members: When signing up for membership please be sure to check your email for the membership activation email from the MCMA which has the subject line of ‘Welcome to Manitoba Country Music Association’. This email contains a link which you must click on in order to activate your account. Once activated you will receive a second email with the subject line of ‘Account activated at Manitoba Country Music Association’
2016 MCMA Awards - Tickets
TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster for $25.00 PLUS taxes and fees. RESERVED SEATING

http://www.ticketmaster.com/manitoba-country-music-awards-winnipeg-manitoba-11-10-2016/event/1100511E8D278596?artistid=2283164&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=2

Doors open at 6:30 pm
Awards Show starts at 7:30 pm

2016 MCMA Awards Second Ballot Nominees
Congratulations to all our 2016 Manitoba Country Music Awards Second Ballot Nominees. Voting for the second ballot is now open to MCMA Industry Level Members

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ashley Robertson
Elsie Morden
Frannie Klein
Heather Longstaffe
Katie Lynn
Kayla Luky
Kendra Kay
Kimberley Dawn
Leanne Pearson
Lindsay Rae
Renee Lamoureux

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Aaron Star
Chris Ising
Country Steve
David James
David Pestrak
Ed Wayne
Greg Arcade
Quinton Blair
Ray St. Germain
Ryan Keown

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
4 Mile Road
Ball & Chain
Doc Walker
Foster Martin Band
Keith and Renee
The Madtrappers
Past the Perimeter
Petric
Poets & Lies

ABORIGINAL COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD
Aaron Starr
Ashley Robertson
Dan Scramstad
Don Amero
Frannie Klein
Kimberley Dawn
Ray St. Germain
Renee Lamoureux
Richard Inman
Tracy Bone
William Prince

SONG OF THE YEAR (Songwriters)
Band Of Brothers - Jason Petric, Tom Petric, Chris Burke Gafney, Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Beneath The Stars - Lindsay Rae
Dying Of A Broken Heart - Greg Arcade
Everything I Needed - Leanne Pearson, Kris Bergnes
Following Him Around - Quinton Blair, Del Barber, Blake Berglund
I Take My Country - Kendra Kay,Jack Williams, Josh Shada
I’m A Fighter - Renee Lamoureux
I'm Not Ready To Let Go - Chris Ising
Jack Daniels - Heather Longstaffe
That's What I'm Talkin' About - David Pestrak, David Borys

ROOTS ARTIST, DUO, OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Ashley Robertson
Ball & Chain
Del Barber
Greg Arcade
Kayla Luky
Keith and Renee
Lindsay Rae
Poets & Lies
Quinton Blair
Renee Lamoureux

EMERGING ARTIST AWARD
Aaron Star
Ashley Robertson
Country Steve
David Pestrak
Elsie Morden
Frannie Klein
Greg Arcade
Katie Lynn
Kayla Luky
Poets & Lies
Renee Lamoureux
Ryan Keown

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Chris Ising - And When I'm Dead
David James - Some Hearts
Heather Longstaffe - Easier For You
Katie Lynn - Running On Empty
Kendra Kay - I Take My Country
Petric - All She Wrote
Poets & Lies - Crowning The Turtles
Renee Lamoureux - I'm A Fighter
Ryan Keown - AMEN

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Ball & Chain - Chasing That Sunset
Chris Ising - I'm Not Ready To Let Go
David James - Lonely Girl
David Pestrak - That's What I'm Talkin' About
Greg Arcade - Dying Of A Broken Heart
Kendra Kay - I Take My Country
Leanne Pearson- Everything I Needed
Lindsay Rae - Beneath The Stars
Petric - All She Wrote
Quinton Blair - Following Him Around
Renee Lamoureux - I'm A Fighter

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
David James - Songs About A Girl
Del Barber - The Puck Drops Here
Don Amero - Refined (Acoustic Version)
Petric - It Girl
Renee Lamoureux - Dare To Be You
William Prince - Earthly Days

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (Secondary Market)
730 CKDM (Dauphin)
Country 88.9 FM (Winkler)
Country 107 FM (Steinbach)
NCI FM (Winnipeg)
CKLQ 880 (Brandon)
101.1 FM The Farm (Brandon)

RADIO ON-AIR PERSONALITY OR TEAM OF THE YEAR
Al Gaines
Alex DeVries
Brian Cook
Brody and Samantha
Bruce Leperre
Karen Black
Leanne Cater
Leanne Doty
Pamela Roz
Ty Hildebrand

FESTIVAL OR EVENT OF THE YEAR
Dauphin's Countryfest
Festival du Voyageur
Greg Arcade's Thursday Night Country Showcase (at Wee Johnny's)
Morden Corn & Apple Festival
Niverville Olde Tyme County Fair
Red River Ex
Rossburn DUKE Fest
Steinbach Summer In The City
Stonewall Quarry Days
Winkler Harvest Festival

VENUE OF THE YEAR
Cowboys Roadhouse
The Handsome Daughter
Nashville's Winnipeg
The 40 - Brandon
King's Head Pub and Eatery
The Park Theatre
The Royal George
Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club
Watson Art Centre
Wee Johnny's

FANS' CHOICE
Aaron Star
Austin Mitchells
David James
David Pestrak
Doc Walker
Greg Arcade
Kendra Kay
Leanne Pearson
Lindsay Rae
Petric
Renee Lamoureux
Ryan Keown
2016 MCMA Awards Second Ballot
The Second Ballot for the 2016 Manitoba Country Music Awards is now open to all MCMA "Industry Level" members.

From 12:00 am CST September 1, 2016, to 12:00 am CST October 16, 2016, all eligible MCMA Industry members may vote for ONE Nominee in each category. For the complete rules and category descriptions, please refer to the 2016 Manitoba Country Music Association Awards “MCMA Awards” Rules & Regulations available at www.manitobacma.com

To place your votes for the Second Ballot, you must login to the MCMA website and click the “2016 Awards Voting” option under the Awards menu item. Only valid MCMA Industry Level members will have this option available.

Voting for the 2016 Manitoba Country Music Awards FANS' CHOICE Award is now open!

This Award is voted on by the fans. You do not need to be a member to vote for FANS' CHOICE. One vote per IP is allowed.

From 12:00 am CST September 1, 2016, to 12:00 am CST October 16, 2016, voting will remain open for the MCMA FANS' CHOICE Award.
CCMA Spotlight Performance Finalists
CONGRATS to the Canadian Country Music Association Spotlight Performance Finalists!

Manitoba Country Music Association
Quinton Blair


British Columbia Country Music Association
Me and Mae

Association of Country Music in Alberta
Livy Jeanne

Saskatchewan Country Music Association
Amy Nelson

Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO)
Runaway Angel

Music New Brunswick:
Melanie Morgan Music

Music Newfoundland and Labrador:
The Secrets

Music Prince Edward Island:
Brian J Dunn

Music Nova Scotia:
Makayla Lynn Music

To place your vote (one vote per IP address) click the link below
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CCMASpotlightPerformanceContest
Manitoba Country Music Association