Well, it’s tardy by a few days, but here it is. Our final thoughts on CCMA Week 2015, in Halifax, NS.
It was amazing, overwhelming, exhausting, invigorating, thought provoking, disappointing, surprising, and inspiring. Yep, all of that jammed into 4 days.
We met a lot of great new people, caught up with old friends, shook about a thousand hands, hugged more strangers than we care to admit:), sipped more Alexander Keith’s then we care to admit:), sang songs, and stayed up OH SO LATE, overnight. The Delta Halifax lounge was open until 3:30AM! So you could wander over that at 2:00AM and see hundreds of artists ad industry folks all chatting and having a good old time. Poor lounge staff probably wanted to throttle us all.
We didn’t come away with any hardware, BUT, our friends at mediavandals picked up the ‘Album Design Of The Year’ award for our record ‘RAMBLE’! It may sound cliche, but truly, just being nominated is an absolute honour.
The highlight of the weekend went like this….So, its quite easy to get caught up in the competitiveness and the nasty comparison game at events like this. You want to stand out, be noticed. We were chatting about what everyone was going to wear for the Televised Award show. Ties were mentioned, slacks, and jackets. Which really, other than Teddy, doesn’t really suit any of us. We left it at that and decided we’d meet in the lobby at 4:45PM and walk over to the show.
At 4:45, we all converged on the lobby from different entrances all at once, it was kind of strange. That’s where we looked up and seen Smokey Joel standing there with a big grin on his face and a kilt over his “parts”! He was rocking the full Scottish getup, which is his heritage. Then we look over and Sexy Ben is wearing his new Slayer t-shirt, Steely Neil is wearing his favourite ‘Mexican Jump Suit, Smooth Teddy is dressed to the nones as usual, and Skinny Legs is wearing a custom tailored short sleeved suit jacket and bright red skinny jeans. Everybody being 100% themselves!
What followed was a round of hugs, smiles, and laughs. A few pics, and a realization that what will always work best, is being yourself, and letting the cards fall where they may.
Thanks to our manager, Brian Halbert Cache Entertainment Inc. Our agency Sakamoto Entertainment (Paul Biro, Christie Armstrong, Ron Sakamoto, and Sean Sakamoto). Our label Royalty Records Inc. (Rob Smith and Kathryn Hummel). Our distributor Sony Music Canada and our friend/mentor/producer Gord Bamford. All of you continue to believe in us and let us do our thing. It is appreciated!
Halifax this FRIDAY! Join us at Gahan House for #CBMFatCCMA Event! No cover! Details @ https://www.facebook.com/events/876302229113194/
See you there!
July 15, 2015 (Toronto, ON) – The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) announced this years 2015 nominees, which includes The Boom Chucka Boys nominated for “Group of the Year”, “Album Design of the Year” and Gord Bamford for “Producer of the Year” for The Boom Chucka Boy’s album – Ramble. Ben Shillabeer of The Boom Chucka Boys is also up for the “All-Star Band Award – Drummer of the Year”.
Eight (8) awards will be presented on the 2015 CCMA Awards Show, being broadcast on CBC-TV at 8 p.m. local time (8:30 p.m. NT) with an encore airing on CMT (Canada) at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on Sunday, September 13.
This years awards will take place in Halifax on Sunday September 13th, 2015 at the Scotiabank Centre.
Catch The Boom Chucka Boys 1st headlining show on Thursday May 14th, 2015 at MacLab Centre for the Performing Arts in Leduc, Alberta, where the band will feature songs from the new album Ramble. For ticket info click here
CFCW’s Listener Appreciation Party
September 19th, 2015
The Venue at River Cree Resort & Casino
Every year, CFCW loves to give thanks to everyone for listening by throwing a big bash, and for 2015, we are proud to present the 25th Annual Listener Appreciation Party! We’re taking the event back to it’s roots with a cabaret style party starring Hey Romeo and the Boom Chucka Boys.
The only way in is to win tickets, so enter today at one of our participating sponsor locations until April 6th. Follow this link for more info: http://ow.ly/K79B7
This week The Boom Chucka Boys hit the road with Gord Bamford on the Country Junkie Tour in support of the new album RAMBLE.
Catch a BCB show near you!
A few photos from the RAMBLE Release Party. Taken by Ray Bradley. What a night it was!
This week we’re prepping for the kickoff of the Gord Bamford Country Junkie Tour.
First show is Thursday, Feb 19 in Calgary, at the Grey Eagle Event Centre.
Recent ACMA Award Winners for Group of the Year and Rising Star and 2014 Canadian Country Music Association’s Group/Duo Of The Year nominees, The Boom Chucka Boys aren’t typical in any way. They walk the fine line between many musical stylings. But make no mistake. They are first, and foremost a country band!
- Rebel Wings
- Turn This Car Around
- Won’t Ever Stop Trying
- Vagabond Dreams
- Runaway Heart
- Can’t Take My Lips Off You