The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) recently announced that Halifax 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.
The 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 in a release. “Canada’s east coast is rich with musical talent and with their track record of executing world class events with a unique eastern flavour, this event will certainly be a can’t miss for fans and industry alike.”
“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 will run from September 10-13, with the CCMA Awards taking place at the end of the week on September 13th. More than 750 people are planning on participating.