TORONTO – Canadian country artist Jordan McIntosh took home the Rising Star award at the second annual Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) awards recently in Markham, ON.
At the awards, McIntosh gave a powerful performance of his latest single “That Girl”, now in rotation on Family Channel.
Islanders will get a chance to see the 18-year-old originally from Ottawa when he performs on Sunday, July 6, during the Cavendish Beach Music Festival.
He is currently a Top 6 finalist in the 2014 CCMA Discovery Program, a program created to educate and support Canadian country music artists in their pursuit of a career. All six finalists will perform at Country Music Week in Edmonton this September at a CCMA Discovery Showcase, where one of the competitors will be selected by an industry jury to receive the CCMA Discovery Award.
“I’m so excited and still a little blown away over winning Rising Star at the CMAO Awards this week,” says McIntosh. “I can’t thank the industry, my peers, and colleagues enough. I am lucky to have the support of an amazing family and team of people working with me every day. Thank you for making it an evening I will never forget.
Since the release of his 2012 debut single “Walk Away”, McIntosh has continued to build his brand within the Canadian Country music community. Last summer, he took part in the Emerging Artist Showcase at Boots and Hearts Music Festival and his cover of Lil’ Wayne’s “How to Love” reached over 200,000 views on YouTube in under six weeks. Additionally, the music video for his third single “Grew Up in a Country Song” earned him the title of Fresh Face Feature Artist on CMT Canada for the month of November.
In December, he released a holiday track titled “Christmas Time”, which was No. 1 on the DMDS Top 5 Downloads for the week of Dec. 11. That same month, the rising country talent appeared in the film “Home For Christmas” alongside multiple Juno and CCMA award winning Canadian, George Canyon.
Most recently, McIntosh took part in Faze Magazine’s Glow Girl Event on March 23, performing for over 600 teenage fans.
This summer, McIntosh will be performing at several festivals across Canada, including the Cavendish Beach Music Festival July 4 to 6, Havelock Jamboree, and the main stage at the third annual Boots and Hearts Festival.