HALIFAX, Feb. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Country Music Association
(CCMA) announced today that Halifax, Nova Scotia has been selected to
host Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association
Awards™ in 2015. This will mark the first time that Halifax has hosted
country music's biggest week since 1982.
Today's announcement was made in Halifax by the President of the CCMA,
Don Green, who spoke highly of the city's successful bid. "We are very
excited to be going to Halifax in 2015 for the first time in over 30
years," said Green. "Canada's east coast is rich with musical talent
and with their track record of executing world class events with a
unique eastern flavor, this event will certainly be a can't miss for
fans and industry alike!"
"Nova Scotia is proud to host one of the biggest music events in the
country. Music not only makes our lives more interesting, it provides
jobs and economic opportunities as part of the creative economy," said
Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Percy Paris. "Major
events like Country Music Week and the CCMA Awards help grow our
economy, attract more visitors and help build Nova Scotia's
$2.0-billion tourism industry."
"Being selected to host the Country Music Week and the Awards
underscores the diversity and dynamism of the music that we make in
Halifax, as well as our growing reputation for being a great host
city. I'm delighted to welcome the Canadian country music stars and
their many fans from across the country, and I look forward to a lively
week in September, 2015. We're very excited," Mayor Savage said.
Country Music Week Halifax will be held September 10-13, 2015 with the
CCMA Awards being held on Sunday, September 13. Before heading to the
coast, the CCMA invites everyone to join them in Edmonton, Alberta for
Country Music Week 2013/2014, held September 5-8 in 2013 and September
4-7 in 2014. For more details about the Canadian Country Music
Association, Country Music Week or the CCMA Awards, visit www.ccma.org.
About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)
Established in 1976, the CCMA is committed to ensuring the growth of
Canadian country music through education, communication, information,
promotion and recognition. Core to the organization's efforts is
Country Music Week - an annual event that heightens awareness and
increases exposure for Canada's country artists. A culmination of
Country Music Week, the Canadian Country Music Association Awards were
inaugurated in 1982 and continue to celebrate the music and artists
that represent Canada's unique culture.
For further information:
Brandi Mills, CCMA
Neal Alderson, Events Nova Scotia
(902) 421-1302 ext. 2702