2016 CCMA Spotlight Performance Finalists Announced


June 7, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA)® congratulates the following acts who have been selected to participate in the 2016 CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest. Thank you to the Provincial Country Music and Provincial Music Industry Associations from across Canada, mentioned below, for their work in selecting one country music act/artist to represent their province.

Our 2016 CCMA Spotlight Performance finalists are:  














British Columbia Country Music Association:
Me and Mae 
Facebook: Me and Mae Twitter: MeandMae | Instagram: meandmaeband
Website: meandmae.com 

Association of Country Music in Alberta:
Livy Jeanne
Facebook: Livy Jeanne | Twitter: LivyJeanne | Instagram: livyjeanne
Website: livyjeanne.com

Saskatchewan Country Music Association:
Amy Nelson
Facebook: Amy Nelson | Twitter: amynelsonmusic | Instagram: amynelsonmusic
Website: amynelson.ca

Manitoba Country Music Association:
Quinton Blair
Facebook: Quinton Blair | Twitter: QuintonBlair | Instagram: quintonblair
Website: quintonblair.com

Country Music Association of Ontario:
Runaway Angel 
Facebook: RunawayAngelMusic | Twitter: runaway_angel | Instagram: runawayangelmusic Website: runawayangelmusic.com

Music New Brunswick:
Melanie Morgan
Facebook: Melanie Morgan Music | Twitter: melanie_morgn | Instagram: melmorgn  Website: melaniemorganmusic.com

Music Newfoundland and Labrador:
The Secrets
Facebook: The Secrets | Twitter: The Secrets_ca Instagram: thesecretsshow | Website: thesecrets.ca

Music Prince Edward Island:
Brian  J. Dunn
Facebook: Brian J Dunn | Twitter: BrianJDunnMusic | Website: brianjdunnmusic.ca

Music Nova Scotia:
Makayla Lynn 
Facebook: Makayla Lynn Music | Twitter: musicalmakayla | Website: makaylalynnmusic.com

Beginning Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. ET, CLICK HERE to access the CCMA Spotlight Performance online voting poll.

To vote, simply click the link and select the finalist that you would like to see perform during Country Music Week 2016 in London, Ontario. The finalist that receives the most votes on the poll by 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, June 17, 2016 will win one performance spot at Country Music Week 2016. Please note: only (1) vote per IP address will register with the online polling system - so make your one (1) vote count!  

Again, voting is NOW OPEN and will close Friday, June 17 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

For more information, and for the rules and regulations of the 2016 CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest, CLICK HERE.

On behalf of the Canadian Country Music Association and the participating Provincial Country Music and Provincial Music Industry Associations, happy voting!


About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA):
Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2016 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and The Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, Radio Starmaker Fund, the Province of Ontario, the City of London and Tourism London.

Media Contact:
Alyse Martin | amartin@ccma.org | 416-947-1331 ext. 217


We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s private radio
Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier de FACTOR, du gouvernement du Canada, et des radio diffuseurs privés du