Calgary Stampede nominated for 2012 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Industry Award

Each year, the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) honours its members who have excelled during the past year, with a CCMA Award. The Awards are handed out each fall during Canadian Country Music Week.



This year, the Calgary Stampede has been nominated in the Country Festival, Fair or Exhibition of the Year category. The Calgary Stampede has had the honour of winning this award four times over the 12 years, in 2000, 2007, 2008 and 2011.


Also nominated in the Ron Sakamoto Talent Buyer or Promoter of the Year category are Programming Production manager, Lindsay Ell and Programming manager, Rod Tate.


“It’s always an honour to be nominated for the CCMA Awards”, said Jim Laurendeau, Director, Programming. “A lot of hard work goes into bringing top music acts to the Stampede every year, and this year the team did a particularly great job.”


The 2012 CCMA Awards will be broadcast live on CBC Television from Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 8 p.m.