Country Music Association announces performers for Hamilton awards show

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Published April 19, 2023 at 9:52 am

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Robyn Ottolini is nominated for five CMAOntario Awards this year.

The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) announced the first line-up of performers for the awards show coming up in Hamilton.

The CMAOntario Awards, presented by Slaight Music, is on Sunday, June 4 at Theatre Aquarius in Hamilton.

The 11th Annual CMAOntario Awards Show, hosted by Jason McCoy and Shannon Ella, will include performances by Robyn Ottolini, who is nominated for five CMAOntario Awards this year; Nate Haller, Karli June, and Graham Scott Fleming, nominated for three CMAOntario Awards each; plus Sacha and Elyse Saunders, nominated for two CMAOntario Awards each.

Additional performers will include Vincent Bishop, nominated for Francophone Artist or Group of the Year; Jason Blaine, nominated for Album of the Year; Genevieve Fisher, nominated for Female Artist of the Year; Andrew Hyatt, nominated for Male Artist of the Year; Ryan Langdon, nominated for Music Video of the Year; Owen Riegling, nominated for the Rising Star Award; and Julian Taylor, nominated for Roots Artist of the Year.

The CMAOntario Awards Show will also include the Impact Award, which recognizes an artist, group, industry personality or organization that has left an enduring and indelibly positive footprint on the landscape of country music in Ontario. 

The 2023 Impact Award will be presented to Family Brown. Led by patriarch Papa Joe Brown, his two daughters Lawanda and Tracey, and son Barry, and musicians Ron Sparling and Dave Dennison, and in later years, Gary Spike Spicer, and Randall Prescott, Family Brown became the most awarded act in Canadian Country music.

The Ottawa-based band had a 22-year career bridging several generations of country music and played hundreds of communities across Ontario.

Tickets range from $69 to $260. For more information, see the CMAOntario website.

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