The 8th annual Alberta Country Music Association’s (ACMA) Awards Weekend took place in Red Deer, Alberta on January 26th and 27th. It was their biggest event to date.
This is the first year that Stingray Music and Stingray radio participated as the title sponsor. Events included roundtable discussions, seminars which included some of Stingray’s representatives on site, a Songwriters’ Series, as well as the 2019 Industry Awards.
The Saturday evening kick-off party included the Industry Awards portion, in which the Stingray radio station Real Country 95.5 Red Deer prevailed as Radio Station of the Year!
Sunday afternoon featured a well-attended Fan Fest for the public with live performances from many of the award nominees and the ACMA’s Gala Dinner & Awards Show. Stingray was also the sponsor for the Video of the Year award which went to the amazing all-women country/rock band Nice Horse for their song “Mansplainin’”.
Nice Horse also took home Group of the Year honours. Stingray’s Greg Torrington announced the imminent unveiling of the all-Alberta country music Stingray Vibe channel, which will be co-curated with ACMA and CCMA Hall of Fame broadcaster, Stingray radio’s Jackie Rae Greening from CFCW Edmonton.