Canadian Country Music Week Starts Today!

Canadian Country Music Week will kick off today (9/10) in Vancouver, BC with a “New Artist Showcase” at the Congwriter’s Cafe. This year’s performers include Shane Chisolm, Jaida Dreyer and Darren McGinnis.

Friday’s (9/11) activities include a keynote address by Nettwerk Music CEO Terry McBride, the Class of 2009 induction for the Canadian Country Music Hall of Honour and the All Star Band Awards.

On Saturday(9/12), the industry brunch & awards and the 2009 FanFest will be held, featuring appearances by Johnny Reid, Jessie Farrell, Aaron Prittchett, Doc Walker, Terri Clark and more.

The week wraps up on Sunday(9/13) with the CCMA Awards, Great Guitar Pull and the Gospel Showcase. The CCMA Awards will kick off at 4p (PT) at GM Place and will be broadcast live on CBC-TV. Presenters and performers include Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Doc Walker, Dean Brody, Emerson Drive and more.

For a complete list of events visit and Music Photo Gallery

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Shauna "WhiskeyChick" Castorena is a freelance writer for both Country Music News and Country Music On Tour. Want to collab on some content? Email me. Want my rates for commercial promo work outside of music? Get them right here.