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Apply Now for Tom Jackson Productions’ CCMA Performance Workshop

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Tom Jackson Live with_Slocoaster_Pam Samson Photo_19876Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) member bands and solo singer-songwriters are invited to apply now for the CCMA Performance Workshop during Country Music Week 2015, presented by Tom Jackson Productions.

Jackson is known for his ability to transform a performance and connect artists/acts with their audiences. Jackson has worked with an impressive array of artists, and one lucky CCMA member or group will have the opportunity to work with him this September in Halifax.

If you’re a CCMA Member in good standing, and are attending Country Music Week 2015 in Halifax this Sept. 10-13, you’re invited to apply to work with Tom Jackson at the CCMA Performance Workshop on Sunday, Sept. 13.

Interested artists/acts should meet the following criteria:

Option A
Five-piece band:

  1. lead singer (doesn’t have to play an instrument, but okay if he/she does)
  2. lead guitar player
  3. keyboard player
  4. bass player
  5. drummer


Option B

Five-piece band: lead singer (doesn’t have to play an instrument, but okay if he/she does); lead guitar player; second guitar player; bass player; and drummer.


Option C
Singer/songwriter who plays acoustic guitar

The Tom Jackson Productions team will review all applications and decide upon a CCMA Member artist/act that would: benefit most from the training; lend themselves well in front of a live audience/is relatable for the audience; is planning on attending Country Music Week as a delegate.

No additional compensation in the form of travel or expenses will be covered for the selected artist/act.

Interested artists/acts should submit the following to Susan Jackson, via e-mail at, by Friday, July 24, 2015 at 5 p.m. ET:

– Artist/Act name and 100-word bio

– Website and socials (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.)

– YouTube link to live performance or video file attachment of live performance

The CCMA member chosen for the performance workshop opportunity will be notified the week of July 27, 2015. Communications about the performance spot being filled will be sent to the CCMA Membership the week of Aug. 3, 2015.

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