Board of Directors
The Manitoba Country Music Association Board Members:

    President - Kerry Kingsland

Kerry Kingsland is a talented Canadian singer songwriter with a diverse musical background. With a resume that includes classical vocal training, performing in musical theater, jazz vocal groups and country rock bands. After turning his attention to contemporary country music he won a popular Canadian Star Search singing competition that kick started his country career. Kerry’s success saw him release a self titled CD from which 4 songs charted in Canada and received worldwide radio airplay. Kerry has opened shows for many of the top Canadian country acts Kerry has also toured live and played some of Canada’s biggest festivals including Dauphin's CountryFest. With an emphasis on songwriting Kerry is currently writing with some of Canada’s top songwriters.



    Vice President - Miles Trach
As lead vocalist for the Hard Miles Band, Miles has been a staple in the Winnipeg Music scene for many years.



    Treasurer - Noel Martin
Noel is a longtime fan and supporter of country music in Manitoba.



    Secretary/Events Chair/Awards Committee - Nanci Dagg
Country Music fan and supporter



    Awards Chair/Publicist - Janelle Johnson
Music Publicist
Janelle Johnson has a desire to help independent musicians’ stories be told. She believes they all have a unique story, like her. Janelle spent many years traveling the world, learning from different cultures and experiences before returning to Winnipeg to complete the Public Relations and Marketing Management Program at University of Winnipeg.

With numerous North American tour campaigns under her belt now, Janelle has developed relationships with key arts and culture media personnel, which she continues to nourish to benefit each musician she works with. Contact Janelle




    Director - Sean Borton
As the lead guitarist for the Foster Martin Band Sean has been a staple on the Manitoba Country Music scene for many years. Sean has been nominated for and won several MACA/MCMA awards over the course of his career.




    Director - Sarah Cleland
A member of the Rossburn Dukefest festival organizational board and an avid fan of Manitoba Country Music



    Director - Belinda Gladue
Country Music fan and supporter



    Director/Awards Committee - Janet Harder
General Manager of the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre by Canad Inns, music fan and supporter.



    Director/Site Admin/Awards Committee - Chris Ising
Songwriter and recording artist. www.chrisising.com



    Director/Program Review Manager - Christopher Nakonechny
A staple on the music scene, playing with artists such as Ryan Keowen and Samara Yung.




    Director - James Peace
James is longtime fan and supporter of country music in Manitoba.

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