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Archived News 2011

The Keats Cut 3 Songs by local Songwriter

The Keats - Halifax-based twin sisters Jolene & Sharlene cut three songs penned by Winnipeg songwriter Bart Dupas on their new release ‘Free At Last’.

Preview That’s How I Want to Be Loved, Half a Million Ways, and Livin’ Out Loud from The Keats newest release available on itunes:
New 2011 Directors
The Manitoba Country Music Association welcomes our newly elected Directors, Owen Price and Rick Roschuk.

We would also like to announce the election of Chris Ising as President and Miles Trach as Vice President of the MCMA.
Cindi Cain Resigns

After many years serving the MCMA as a member of the Board of Directors, Cindi Cain has resigned from her position.

Please join us in wishing Cindi continued success in all her on going endeavors. Cindi will be missed.
Keith and Renee Perform at BCCMA Awards Show

Photos courtesy of the BCCMA
Keith and Renee To Perform On BCCMA Awards Show
Tuesday November 15, 2011
Keith and Renee To Perform On BCCMA Awards Show

Manitoba Country Act, Keith and Renee continue to have the Best Year of their lives with a new highlight being their special guest performance spot on 35th Annual British Columbia Country Music Association (BCCMA) Awards Show on November 19 & 20, 2011. This is Keith and Renee’s debut awards show appearance and the duo is set to perform their current single, Best Day that has been charting on Nielsen BDS. The annual awards show and conference weekend runs November 19th & 20th in Coquitlam, BC.

When asked about the upcoming awards show performance Keith commented, “it is such an honor to represent Manitoba and The Manitoba Country Music Association at this event. Both Renee and I are very excited to visit BC and make contact with the music community over there”.

All the events are open to the public and take place at The Red Robinson Show Theatre (2080 United Boulevard) in Coquitlam, BC.

Earlier on this year, Keith and Renee’s first single from the new album was listed in the top 10 DMDS Charts for two weeks straight. The duo has also recently opened for popular Country Acts Doc Walker and Blue Rodeo.

For more information on the 2011 BCCMA Award Show and Conference Weekend visit

For interview and press inquiries, please contact

Kevin Walters

For more info on Keith and Renee visit:
Manitoba Music Presents CASE STUDY: CHAD BROWNLEE November 5, 2011
Manitoba Music Presents

November 5th, 1:00pm

Breaking out of your home town and into other parts of the province is hard enough, but what about nationally? With the help of a talented and dedicated team, that is exactly what Kelowna BC’s Chad Brownlee is doing. In this session, you’ll learn the techniques and strategies for how a team works together to set goals and makes decisions that ensure success. Whether you are an aspiring artist or band writing and performing country, blues, pop, rock, or roots, the tools and techniques remain the same. MDM Recordings Mike Denney, Mitch Merrett, Carmen Choney and recording artist Chad Brownlee will be on hand to discuss these issues and more.

Manitoba Music Members $25.00
Non Manitoba Music Member$40.00

Click Here for more information and to register
2011 AGM
Please join us for... the Manitoba Country Music Association’s

Thursday, November 3, 2011
Windsor Park Canad Inns, 1034 Elizabeth Road Winnipeg, MB
Meeting: 7:30pm
Room: Ambassador D
Admission: free
Kickin it Country 3 2011
September 29 2011 Showcase
Leanne Pearson October 8, 2011
SAC BlueBird North 2011

Manitoba Country Music Association