Tickets go on sale on Jan. 8 for intimate evening in celebration of McCoy’s Hall of Fame induction
(Calgary, AB — December 13, 2023) National Music Centre and the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA) are pleased to announce a conversation and live performance with 2023 Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Jason McCoy. The event happens on Friday, February 2 at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre. Tickets will go on sale on January 8, 2024 at 10:00 am MT at studiobell.ca/whats-on.
A multiple CCMA Male Vocalist of the Year and frontman of one of the best-selling bands The Road Hammers, McCoy will visit Studio Bell in Calgary to share songs and stories with his fans in an intimate setting. The evening will include an interview with McCoy, followed by a performance with McCoy and his band.
Last month, the National Music Centre in partnership with the CCMA launched an updated exhibition showcasing items from the 2023 Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductees, including McCoy (Artist inductee) and Brian Edwards (Builder inductee). Ticket holders for the live event will also get a chance to visit the exhibition.
Treasures from McCoy include a “western tux” jacket purchased in Nashville in the early ‘90s before making it big and worn again for his Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame induction 20 years later in 2023, as well as his very first guitar that was gifted to him when he was 12 years old, among many other items from Edwards and over 50 artifacts from past Hall of Fame inductees.
“Jason McCoy has left an indelible mark on the Canadian country music industry, and we’re excited to celebrate his contributions with this live event and his fans there to cheer him on,” said Andrew Mosker, NMC’s President and CEO. “Having recently launched the updated Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame exhibition, we can’t wait for Jason to see himself in this exhibition represented alongside other country legends.”
NMC and CCMA Present: Jason McCoy Live in Concert happens on Friday, February 2 at 7:30 pm at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre. Tickets will go on sale on January 8, 2024 at 10:00 am MT at studiobell.ca/whats-on. General Admission tickets will cost $65 +GST and NMC Members will get 15% off. Admission will include access to the interview and performance and the updated Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame exhibition. To become an NMC Member, visit studiobell.ca/become-a-member and save on NMC events and exhibitions.
About Jason McCoy
A 35-year veteran of the entertainment industry and two-time CCMA Male Vocalist of the Year, Jason McCoy grew up in the small town of Minesing, Ontario, admiring the well-rounded artistry of classic entertainers Roger Miller, Johnny Cash and Glen Campbell. At the age of 19, McCoy set out to follow his own path to stardom, racking up multiple CCMA and CMA awards along with a Canadian Gold-certified album and CMA Global Artist Award (Nashville CMA). As creator and front man of the best-selling band in Canadian Country Music history, The Road Hammers, he took on the country-rock genre and guided the band to unprecedented success throughout Canada and the United States, earning a Canadian Platinum-certified album, three CCMA Group of the Year awards, and a JUNO Award. To learn more, please visit jasonmccoy.com.
About National Music Centre | Centre National de Musique
The National Music Centre (NMC) has a mission to amplify the love, sharing, and understanding of music. It is preserving and celebrating Canada’s music story inside its home at Studio Bell in the heart of the East Village in Mohkinstsis (Calgary) on Treaty 7 territory. NMC is the home to four Canadian music halls of fame, including the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Quebec’s ADISQ Hall of Fame. Featuring musical instruments, artifacts, recording equipment, and memorabilia, the NMC Collection spans over 450 years of music history and innovation. A registered charity with programs that include exhibitions, artist development, performance, and education, NMC is inspiring a new generation of music lovers. For more information about NMC’s onsite activities, please visit studiobell.ca. To check out the NMC experience online, including video-on-demand performances, made-in-Canada stories, and highly entertaining educational content, visit amplify.nmc.ca.
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 2023 and the 2023 CCMA Awards Show presented by TD include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”.
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