The CMAO Awards
Monday, May 30, 2016
6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Location: Flato Markham Theatre
Town Centre Blvd.
The Country Music Association
of Ontario (CMAO) Awards (Presented by Slaight Music)
will take place on May 30 2016. Country stars Jason
Blaine, The Road Hammers, Tebey and Tim Hicks will
transform the Flato Markham Theatre in Markham, Ontario
into an epicenter for live country music.
4th annual presentation of the CMAO Awards, presented by
Slaight Music, will recognize artists across 14
different categories, while music fans will be treated
to an incredible night of performances from some of
Ontario's top country talent and rising stars. Confirmed
performers include: Autumn Hill, Cold Creek County,
Genevieve Fisher, Jessica Mitchell, Leah Daniels, Meghan
Patrick, River Town Saints, Runaway Angel and Tianna
Woods. Returning host Jason McCoy will engage the
audience solo and accompanied by his band mates The Road
Hammers for a special live collaboration with Tim Hicks.
The Western Swing Authority takes the reins as the
show's house band to keep the music flowing all night.
About The CMAO:
The CMAO was formed in 2007 by
Rob MacArthur, founding patron Linda Wright, and a
number of interested and enthusiastic individuals who
thought it was time to have a voice for country music in
Ontario. The Association brings together the talent and
the industry professionals. Its mandate is to foster and
support the growth and development of Ontario's country
music and its industry, provincially, nationally and
internationally. The CMAO has now hosted three annual
Awards Shows with the assistance of presenting sponsor
Slaight Music. These sold-out events featured
performances from Ontario's top talent, including: Jason
McCoy, Deric Ruttan, Jason Blaine, Tim Hicks, Tebey,
Autumn Hill, Small Town Pistols, Michelle Wright,
Marshall Dane and many more. The CMAO is also proud to
have presented two highly successful two-day Road to
Independence educational conferences, with the financial
contribution of the OMDC and presenting sponsor CMT.