Cory Gallant Announced as Winner of 2018 CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest



June 26, 2018 (Toronto, ON) - The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) is delighted to announce that Prince Edward Island’s Cory Gallant is the winner of this year’s CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest. Gallant represents Music Prince Edward Island in the fan-voted contest hosted online by the CCMA.

As the 2018 contest winner, Gallant has secured himself a performance spot at an official CCMA event during Country Music Week. He will also receive year-long CCMA and Music PEI memberships, a complimentary Country Music Week delegate pass with both his travel to Country Music Week and accommodations in Hamilton, ON being covered as well.

“We are so excited and proud to see Cory Gallant winning and representing Prince Edward Island for the CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest. Cory has dedicated his life to music performing across Canada, internationally and in Nashville at the Grand Ole Opry, entertaining thousands along the way,” said Rob Oakie, Executive Director - Music PEI.

"Wow...What a dream come true this is! Thank you to the CCMA and Music PEI for allowing me to represent this great province and to all my supporters all over the country and beyond for their support. I am so excited to be this year’s CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest winner, and can’t wait to get out and play some shows for y'all. See you in September, Hamilton!!"

To learn more about Cory Gallant, visit Details regarding his Country Music Week performance opportunity, including date and location, will be announced later this summer. In the meantime, fans are encouraged to follow Gallant’s journey to Country Music Week 2018 via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The CCMA would like to thank the Provincial Country Music and Provincial Music Industry Associations from across Canada who supported and endorsed their local country talent in this nationwide initiative.


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, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, City of Hamilton, Tourism Hamilton and the Hamilton, Halton and Brant Regional Tourism Organization.

Media Contacts:

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

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