COUNTRY MUSIC FAVOURITES ANNOUNCED AS SECOND ROUND
OF PERFORMERS FOR 2018 CCMA LEGENDS SHOW
Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame to induct 70’s country hit
“Paper Rosie” (Dallas Harms) at 2018 event
July 24, 2018 (Toronto, ON) – The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) is eager to announce the second round of performers for the CCMA Legends Show: A Tribute to Yesterday & Today. The show is a memorable experience to witness award-winning country musicians paying tribute to some of Canada’s most admirable country artists. Hosted by Beverley Mahood, attendees will enjoy performances by Hall of Fame inductees who have made a mark on the Canadian country music scene alongside rising and current hit-makers.
Announced for Friday, September 7, the Legends Show will now also include performances byChad Brownlee, 2018 Hall of Fame Inductee Terri Clark, Aaron Goodvin, Charlie Major, Jason McCoy and JJ Shiplett, and 2018 Spotlight Performance Contest winner Cory Gallant. These celebrated artists join previously announced guests Patricia Conroy, Russell deCarle, Beverley Mahood, Jess Moskaluke, Murray McLauchlan and Michelle Wright.
Making this year’s show extra special is the induction of Dallas Harms’ “Paper Rosie” into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. The BMI award-winning country ballad originally appeared on Harms’ 1975 LP Paper Rosie. Earning Harms several awards in 1976 (RPM’s Big Country Best Single, Top Composer awards and a BMI Canada Certificate of Honour), “Paper Rosie” became a #1 hit when recorded by Gene Watson in 1977. Proving highly successful in both Canada and the USA, Watson’s “Paper Rosie” beat out Kenny Rogers’ “Lucille” and topped RPM’s country chart at No. 1 (w/o May 28, 1977). The track also reached No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart (April 9, 1977 behind “Lucille” at No. 1), No. 4 on the Cash Box Chart, and was a winner of the 1977 Clement Cup for No. 1 singles recorded at Clement Studios.
“Paper Rosie” earned Harms a 1981 JUNO Award nomination (Country Male Vocalist of the Year), paving the way to him becoming an inductee to the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 1989. Its induction into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame will be celebrated with a performance by Jess Moskaluke and Aaron Goodvin in Harms’ hometown, Hamilton, ON, on Friday, September 7.
Tickets to the CCMA Legends Show are available for purchase in-person through the FirstOntario Centre box office and online at ticketmaster.ca.
Country Music Week 2018 will be held in Hamilton, Ontario, September 6 – 9. For more information on Country Music Week or the CCMA Legends Show please visit ccma.org.
About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)
Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2018 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, Radio Starmaker Fund, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, City of Hamilton, Tourism Hamilton and the Hamilton, Halton and Brant Regional Tourism Organization.
About The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF)
The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) honours and celebrates Canadian songwriters and those who have dedicated their lives to the legacy of music, and works to educate the public about these achievements. National and non-profit, the CSHF is guided by its own board of directors who comprise both Anglophone and Francophone music creators and publishers, as well as representation from the record industry. In December 2011, SOCAN (the Society of
Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) acquired the CSHF. The Hall of Fame’s mandate aligns with SOCAN’s objectives as a songwriter and publisher membership-based organization. The CSHF continues to be run as a separate organization.