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Free Live Country Music in Saskatoon Malls

Published: Aug 9, 2012

Beat the heat with local singer/songwriters at the PotashCorp Country Music Week Mall Concert Series on Saturdays Aug. 11-Sept. 1

The PotashCorp Country Music Week Mall Concert Series will bring together some of todayʼs most talented local country music singer/songwriters. They will showcase their masterpieces and share the stories behind the songs during four Saturday afternoons of free entertainment at local malls in Saskatoon.

These events feature 2007 CCMA Male Vocalist of the Year Brad Johner, whose songwriting credits include his hits "Free," "I’ve Got It Good" and "She Moved". Johner has received numerous SCMA and WCMA awards, in addition to three JUNO nominations. Also performing are 2012 SCMA winners Jay Semko (nominated for eight JUNOs with the Northern Pikes, nominated for two Gemini Awards and received two songwriting awards from the Canadian Music Publishers Association), WYATT (five-time SCMA Group of the Year), Samara Yung (SCMA Female Artist of the Year), Larry Krause (SCMA Roots Artist of the Year), and host Cristy Beggs (SCMA On-Air Personality of the Year, Major Market and President of the Country Music Association of Saskatoon) of 92.9FM The Bull.

Country 600 CJWW, 92.9FM The Bull and the Saskatchewan Country Music Association are pleased to team up for this concert series in anticipation of PotashCorp Country Music Week and the 2012 CCMA Awards Sept. 6-9 2012. Audiences at the mall concert series will have an opportunity to enter a contest to win tickets to the Rock’N Country Cabaret and the CCMA Great Guitar Pull, all part of the PotashCorp Country Music Week, Sept. 6-9.

“The CCMA is thrilled to be working with the SCMA and its local partners in executing these well-planned events,” said Don Green, Executive Director of the CCMA. “As a national Association, the CCMA understands the importance of promoting talent at the local, provincial levels through great showcase opportunities such as the PotashCorp Country Music Week Mall Concert Series in Saskatoon.”

For more information on PotashCorp Country Music Week or the 2012 CCMA Awards, visit potashcorpcountrymusicweek2012.com and ccma.org. To buy tickets for the Canadian Country Music Association Awards, visit Ticketmaster online at ticketmaster.ca or charge by phone at 306.938.7800.

SCHEDULE:

All shows 1-3pm

Aug 11 - Market Mall
Brad Johner, Stephen Maguire, Eli Barsi, Topher Mils

Aug 18 - Mall at Lawson Heights
WYATT, Catherine Lewans, Lexie T, Val Halla

Aug 25 - Midtown Plaza
BULLRUSH, Samara Yung, Christianne Godart

Sept 1 - The Centre
Jay Semko, Larry Krause, Alex Runions, Ray Whitton

About the Saskatchewan Country Music Association (SCMA)
The Saskatchewan Country Music Association is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the promotion, development, and enhancement of all aspects of Saskatchewan country music at the local, national, and international level. The SCMA endeavors to create venues for the promotion of Saskatchewan country artists through sponsorship of its own events, such as the annual SCMA Awards, and involvement in other organization's events.

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.

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WEBSITES: www.potashcorpcountrymusicweek2012.com and www.scma.sk.ca

For interview inquiries please contact:

Dawn Woroniuk
CCMA Board of Directors/Marketing Chair PotashCorp Country Music Week
p: 306.956.8229
e: dawnw@saskatoonmediagroup.com

101-202 Fourth Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0K1
Phone: (306) 242-1206 | Fax: (306) 242-1955 | 1-800-567-2444