Canada’s Best and Brightest to Appear at FanFest

Huron County FanFest

A marque event as part of Country Music Week, Huron County FanFest features back-to-back performances by ten of Canada’s brightest country stars, and gives country music fans the opportunity to meet, greet and have their photo taken with their favourite acts at the Huron County FanFest photo wall. Country Music Week and artist merchandise will be available onsite for purchase. Best of all – this is a FREE event.


The star-studded line-up of Huron County FanFest features many current CCMA Award nominees and past winners. Chad Brownlee, who is up for both Album of the Year and Video of the Year will perform, as will Female Artist of the Year nominee, Lindsay Ell. Nominee in the Interactive Artist of the Year category, Tim Hicks will take the stage; and Kira Isabella, who has a nomination in the category of Female Artist of the Year will also be there. Brett Kissel, who has an impressive five nominations for the 2016 CCMA Awards is part of the line-up, as is Wes Mack, who has two nods this year: Album of the Year and Interactive Artist of the Year. Rounding out the list of top country acts is Madeline Merlo, up for Female Artist of the Year; Jess Moskaluke, up for Female Artist of the Year, Video of the Year and Interactive Artist of the Year; The Road Hammers, who have a nomination for Group or Dup of the Year and Deric Ruttan, who is nominated in the category of Songwriter(s) of the Year for his smash hit “Came Here To Forget”.



Huron County FanFest Performers

Please Note: schedule for performance times and photo wall to be announced closer to event date

Chad Brownlee

Lindsay Ell

Tim Hicks

Kira Isabella

Brett Kissel

Wes Mack

Madeline Merlo

Jess Moskaluke

The Road Hammers

Deric Ruttan



Saturday, September 10, 2016

Doors Open at 10AM

11AM – 3PM



Western Fair District

Metroland Media Agriplex

845 Florence Street

London, ON

N5W 6G6





Media interested in radio interviews with artists announced to perform as part of Huron County FanFest can contact Jess Seguire at information.

Country Music Week 2016 will be held in London, Ontario, September 8 – 11. This marks the first time the event is being held in the city of London, and is a 40th anniversary celebration for the CCMA. For more information on Country Music Week, or Huron County FanFest, visit

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 2016 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”, Radio Starmaker Fund, the Province of Ontario, the City of London and Tourism London.

Huron County:

Huron County is renowned as Ontario’s West Coast and offers a highly desirable quality of life, with vibrant, welcoming communities in the countryside and along the coastline of Lake Huron. With strong agricultural roots, Huron County offers a bounty of delicious local food, farmer’s markets and restaurants. Come and check us out at


Media Contacts:

Jess Seguire | | 613-921-2314

Tiffany Astle | | 416-554-7329

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