2019 ACMA™ Awards Winners!

Male Artist of the Year
Drew Gregory
Female Artist of the Year
Mariya StokesGroup/Duo of the Year
The Prairie States

Fans Choice
Ben Chase

Industry Person of the Year
Larry Mayell

Musician of the Year
Johnny Gasparic

Album of the Year
Twenty Something - The Dungarees

Song of the Year
“Better in a Bar”
Written by: Drew Gregory & Aaron Goodvin
Performed by: Drew Gregory

Single of the Year
"Twenty Something" - The Dungarees

Country Venue of the Year
Cook County Saloon - Edmonton

Talent Buyer of the Year
Carla Hackman, Sakamoto Agency

Rising Star
Ryan Lindsay

Radio Station of the Year
Sun Country 99.7 - High River

Horizon Youth
Hailey Benedict

Entertainer of the Year
Tenille Townes

Video of the Year
"Just Maybe" - The Prairie States

Community Spirit Award
The Dungarees

Thanks for a Great Weekend, We will see you next year!

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2019 ACMA FULL

WEEKEND DETAILS

January 25 & 26 - Red Deer, AB
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NEW THIS YEAR - FAN ZONE TICKETS - Come early for a pre-show reception thanks to our friends at Hotels Red Deer!  Join us for refreshments, appies and a couple of suprise performances before we take you into the main room for the big show!

 

Events:

SATURDAY:

12:00-2:00PM - Roundtables - See below for full details.

2:15-3:30PM Featured Seminar - See below for full details.

4:00-6:30PM Songwriters Showcase - HOSTED BY BOBBY WILLS

 

PRESENTED BY THE TRACK ON 2 HORSE RACING & EVENT CENTRE
Featuring:
Michela Sheedy
James Murdoch
Karac Hendriks
Hannah Gazso
Spencer Stevens
Nick O'Brien
Crystal McGrath
Jerry Sereda

 

 

INDUSTRY AWARDS & KICKOFF PARTY

8:00-10:00PM 

FEATURING:

10:00-12:30 ACMA Open Mic & Jam-

HOSTED BY Ryan Langlois and Mariya Stokes

 

SUNDAY:

11:00-12:00PM Annual General Meeting

1:30-3:30PM Fan Fest @ Parkland Mall

Featuring:

  • Drew Gregory
  • The Prairie States
  • Martina Dawn
  • Krissy Feniak
  • Renegade Station
  • Ben Chase
  • Devin Cooper
  • Aaron Goodvin

4:30PM AWARDS SHOW Presented by Stingray Music

  • Red Carpet - Watch FB Live 
  • Cocktails
  • Dinner
  • Pre-Show
  • Awards Show (7PM)
ACMA FEATURE SEMINAR
(Presented in Partnership with Alberta Music)Inside Artist Management
With Louis O’Reilly & Dan Davidson 

Behind every great artist is a great artist manager. Ask any working artist, and they’ll be quick to point to their manager(s) as the key to many of their successes and the integral driver behind their longevity. The artist-manager relationship is unique, deep, involved, and complicated all at once. It’s the reason why artists and managers are able to connect on so many levels — business, personal, and everything in between — to accomplish the same goals and achieve maximum results together.An artist manager is involved in every aspect of their artist’s life, from touring schedules and social media calendars down to their work–life balance. That is all to say that there is an art to artist management and a unique style of management for every type of manager out there. Just like no one artist is the same, no one manager thinks, executes, or creates the same.

Louis O’Reilly is currently Vice-President of the Canadian entertainment powerhouse, Invictus Entertainment. He oversees the artist management, record label and publishing divisions, working with such notable artists as George Canyon, Brett Kissel, Emerson Drive, Aaron Pritchett, and Dan Davidson!  Prior to that, O’Reilly ran his own artist management company (O’Reilly International) and record label (On Ramp Records) that represented the top echelon of Canadian country talent.

Dan Davidson is the current ACMA Male Artist of the Year with a total of 10 ACMA’s on his shelf! Dan exploded onto the Canadian country scene in 2016 with the release of his second single “Found” (Co-written by Clayton Bellamy of The Road Hammers). Dan became arguably the indie story of 2016/2017 as his single “Found” rocketed up the charts and he became the #1 charting indie artist in Canada. It was also the #1 selling Canadian country song for several weeks in July and August 2016. On just his second release ever in country music – he has a GOLD single. The following singles “Barn Burner”, “Say We Did”, and “Lets Go There” helped further his momentum with more top 20 recognition and solidified his name as an artist on the rise – definitely someone to watch.

ACMA ROUND TABLES:
THE LEGAL SIDE OF MUSIC: Wayne Logan, Miller Thompson LLP
EFFECTIVE BOOKING STRATEGIES:  Paul Biro ( Sakamoto Agency ) Cody Mack ( Artist )
UNISON BENEVOLENT FUND - HELP IN A CRISIS: Kathryn Hummel
THE REALITIES OF RADIO: Jackie Rae Greening, Jenn Dalen & Sarah Scott
ACMA MUSIC - LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR ORGANIZATION: TBD
BUILD YOUR BRAND: Bryton Udy of At Heart Branding.

 


HOST HOTEL:   CAMBRIDGE HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE (formerly the Sheraton)

Click HERE to reserve your room.

 

INFO & MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Contact info@abcountrymusic.ca

 

Thank you to our ACMA Awards™Sponsors: Stingray Music, Big Valley Jamboree, Calgary Stampede, Cook Country Saloon, Craig Senyk Initiatives, Dog Rump Creek Music, H Factor Productions, Hitch N Stitch, Hotels Red Deer, IMAC Management, In Front Marketing, Kiwi Productions, Livestar Entertainment Canada, Openhwy, Porch Swing Entertainment, Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall, Radford Family Trust (Reg & Lyn Radford), Red 19 Entertainment, Redneck Royalty, Sakamoto Agency, Sirroma Entertainment, Stems Flowers & Cafe, The Co-operators, The Track on 2 Horse Racing & Event Centre and Troubled Monk Brewery.