Canadian Country Music Association Announces 2018 Finalists for Spotlight Performance Contest

June 11, 2018 (Toronto, ON) - Established in 2012, the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Spotlight Performance contest creates a unique opportunity for one Canadian country music artist/act to win a coveted performance spot at Country Music Week. Partnering with Provincial Country Music Industry Associations (from BC to ON) and Provincial Music Industry Associations (from NB to NFLD) (MIAs), the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) is proud to announce its 2018 Spotlight Performance contest finalists.

The 2018 Spotlight Performance contest finalists are:


British Columbia Country Music Association
Kristin Carter
Facebook: @kristencartermusic | Twitter: @kcartermusic | Instagram: @kristincartermusic

Association of Country Music in Alberta
The Dungarees
Facebook: @thedungarees | Twitter: @dungareesband | Instagram: @thedungareesband

Saskatchewan Country Music Association
Aces Wyld
Facebook: @aceswyld | Twitter: @aceswyldmusic | Instagram: @aceswyld

Manitoba Country Music Association
Tyler Del Pino
Facebook: @tylerdelpinomusic | Twitter: @tylerdelpino | Instagram: @tylerdelpinomusic

Country Music Association of Ontario
Buck Twenty
Facebook: @bucktwentyband| Twitter: @bucktwentyband | Instagram: @bucktwentyband

Music•Musique NB
Laurie LeBlanc
Facebook: @laurieleblancartiste | Twitter: @laurie_leb | Instagram: @laurieleblancartiste

Carolina East
Facebook: | Twitter: @carolinaeast17 | Instagram:

Music Prince Edward Island
Cory Gallant
Facebook: @corygallantmusic | Twitter: @corygallant_pei | Instagram: @corygallantmusic

Music Nova Scotia
Thomas Stajcer
Facebook: @thomasstajcermusic | Twitter: @thomasstajcer | Instagram: @thomasstajcer

Voting begins on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. EST.

To access the CCMA online Spotlight Performance contest voting poll CLICK HERE.

To vote, click the link above and select the performer you would like to see have a spotlight performance at Country Music Week 2018 in Hamilton, Ontario. The individual with the most votes by Friday, June 22 at 5:00 p.m. EST will be the winner and have the opportunity to perform at Country Music Week. Please note: the survey only allows for one (1) vote per IP address - so please make sure your one vote counts!

Voting is NOW OPEN and will close on Friday, June 22 at 5:00 p.m. EST

On behalf of the CCMA and the participation of the Provincial Music Industry Association and the Provincial Country Music Industry Association, happy voting!

For more information regarding the rules and regulations of the 2018 Canadian Country Music Association Spotlight Performance contest, please CLICK HERE.


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 2018 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”, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, Radio Starmaker Fund, the Government of Ontario, City of Hamilton, Tourism Hamilton and the Hamilton, Halton and Brant Regional Tourism Organization.

Media Contact

For the Spotlight Performance Contest:
Kayla Gumb, CCMA | 416.947.1331 ext. 213

For the Canadian Country Music Association:
Tiffany Astle, penelopePR | 416.554.7329