BRITISH COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION

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Buckles & Boots Country Festival

The British Country Music Association are to sponsor a Horizon Stage at the Buckle & Boots Country Festival which takes place near Manchester in June.


There will be six sets in all taking place on the main stage over the Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Artists confirmed for  the Horizon section are Outlander, Thorne Hill Band, Katy Hurt Band, The kevin Mcguire Band, The Southern Companion and Fitzwallace, There will also be a BCMA membership stand so its your chance to join and have your say for just £20

British Country Music Association at the C2C

The BCMA presented themselves to the general public with a stand at the Country 2 Country Festival at the O2, London during the recent festival where tens of thousands of people attended.

The idea was to promote British Country music and to let everyone know more about British Country music scene.

They gained many new members and at just £20 per person they will now be eligible to vote in the awards, receive information on the British Country Scene, members also receive preferential discounts for merchandise, magazines, and events around the UK and beyond.

The winner of the Vintage Guitar supplied by JHS

BCMA international act of the year Striking Matches receive their award at the C2C from Nashville’s Charles Esten and president of the British CMA Lee Williams.

10th Anniversary Ceremony to Stream Live From London on October 25 at 7 PM

45 Performers Performers Honored, 18 Awards Given, and 3 Hall Of Fame Inductees Designated As Part Of Live Broadcast

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WhereverTV Broadcasting Corp.(OTC:TVTV), an emerging leader in delivering Over the Top live-streaming music events and subscription television services to internet connected devices announced today that it has agreed to sign an exclusive agreement to be the only long term live broadcaster of the British Country Music Awards (BCMAs) sponsored by The Ascot Lawyers. 

The initial term of the agreement is for 5 years, including this year's 10th anniversary British Country Music Awards ceremony to be held on October 25, 2015 from The Heston Suite, Heathrow, London, UK at 7 PM GMT, or 2 PM Eastern Time. This year will mark the first time viewers will have live access to the event. Digital Rodeo TV and WhereverTV's Over the Top platform in conjunction with Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM), the global leading Content Delivery Network services, will make the broadcast possible to watch on any device connected to the internet anywhere in the world.


This year's live broadcast is being offered FREE. The link to watch the awards ceremony and live performances is www.wherever.tv/tv-channels/Digital-Rodeo-TV.jsf. Viewers can download the WhereverTV app FREE in the Google Play Store or the Apple Store.  The Login access credentials are USER: [email protected] and Password: bcma2015.  


Hosting the show will be Country Radio Presenter for BBC East and Singer/Songwriter Steve Cherelle and Leading Singer/Songwriter and host of Caddy's Country Kitchen, Caddy Cooper.  Live Performances, in order of appearance, will include: Steve Cherelle, Caddy Cooper, Laura Oakes, Luke & Mel, Raintown, Carolynne Poole, Beau Fuller (USA), Richard Palmer, Honey Ryder, Branch and Dean, and Kayla Adams (USA). 18 awards will be presented and over 45 bands and artists honored. Some of the categories and nominees will include: International Song of the Year - Toby Keith (35 MPH), Little Big Town (Girl Crush), Darius Rucker (Homegrown Honey), Brandy Clark (Stripes), and Miranda Lambert (Little Red Wagon); International Album of the Year - Striking Matches (Nothing But The Silence), Lee Ann Womack (The Way I'm Livin'), Reba McEntire (Love Somebody), Brandy Clark (12 Stories), Darius Rucker (Southern Style); International Act of the Year - Luke Bryan, Striking Matches, Brandy Clark, Lee Ann Womack, Darius Rucker. 


There will also be 2 Services to Industry Awards presented, one for the United Kingdom and one for International.

Lee Williams, the President of BCMA said, "The audience for country music is now global. And Europeans have enjoyed country artists for years. This is our 10th year honoring artists with the British Country Music Awards in London and it will be the first time it airs live. We are proud that Digital Rodeo TV has become our long term Live Broadcasting Partner for The Ascot Lawyers British Country Music Awards (BCMAs). Broadcasting the Awards Show ‘Live' to the world will continue to raise the awareness of the popularity of Country Music in Great Britain and around the world, and showcase some of the great talent we have to offer."

BCMAwards Nominees

Entertainer of the Year:
The Shires; Ward Thomas; Nathan Carter; Raymond Froggatt; Raintown.

Group of the Year:
Dexeter; Raintown; Honey Ryder; Henry Smith Band; Gary Quinn Band.

Male Vocalist of the Year:
Richard Palmer; Gary Perkins; Ben Earle (The Shires); Nathan Carter; Alan West.

Female Vocalist of the Year:
Laura Oakes; Claire McArthur-Bain (Raintown); Sasha McVeigh; Crissy Rhodes (The Shires); Carolynne Poole.

Duo of the Year:
Ward Thomas; The Shires; Luke & Mel; West & Black; Raintown.

Musician of the Year:
Lee Guyler; Justin Johnson; John Permenter; Iain Bradshaw; Andy Kingston.

Horizon Act of the Year:
Katy Hurt; Toria Lynn; Emma Swindells; The Rising; Outlander.

UK Song of the Year:
Luke & Mel (Something About A Woman);
The Shires (Made In England);
Honey Ryder (Born In A Bottle);
Laura Oakes (Snakes And Ladders);
Carolynne Poole (I Love You But Shut Up).

International Song of the Year:
Toby Keith (35 Mph);
Brandy Clark (Stripes);
Little Big Town (Girl Crush);
Miranda Lambert (Little Red Wagon).
Darius Rucker (Homegrown Honey).

International Album of the Year:
Striking Matches (Nothing But The Silence);
Lee Ann Womack (The Way I'm Livin');
Reba McEntire (Love Someone);
Brandy Clark (12 Stories);
Darius Rucker (Southern Style).

UK Album of the Year:
The Shires (Brave); 
Chris Raddings (Coming Out Of The Shadows); 
Honey Ryder (Born In A Bottle); 
Sasha McVeigh (I Stand Alone); 
Alan West (All Things For A Reason).

International Act of the Year:
Luke Bryan; Striking Matches; Brandy Clark; Lee Ann Womack; Darius Rucker.

The Club Awards Nominees:
Solo Act:
Jim Worton; Donna Wylde; Darren Busby; Chris Mezza; Bob Keeley.

Dance Act: 
Glenn Rogers; Paul Bailey; Alan Gregory; Natalie Thurlow; Richard Palmer.

Act of the Year: 
Henry Smith Band; The Thrillbillies; Gary Perkins & The Breeze; John Permenter Band; Texas Tornados.

Festival of the Year: 
Kelso Festival; Rock Ridge Festival; Northern Nashville Festival; Quickdraw Festival; Broken Spoke Festival.
Ascot Lawyers BCMAwards Relaunch

The Ascot Lawyers British Country Music Awards are back for 2015, with a fresh brand new look and feel.  It will take place on the 25th October 2015 at the Heston Suite, Crane Lodge Road, Heathrow, London.  Steve Cherelle will also be back to compere the evening.  We are so excited to announce that the Ascot Lawyers British Country Music Awards will be a part fan, part industry voted awards this year for the first time. 


This is the British Country Music night of the year and we wanted to make it even better for the fans, with new format with will introduce a brand new voting form which will be live on the website very soon and will be accessible for all fans online and in country music publications.


Tickets will also be available to purchase online and via telephone very soon, priced at £20 each.


Neil Somerville, Senior Partner of Ascot Lawyers, said of the closer partnership with the British Country Music Awards:  “I am incredibly proud to be part of the newly rebranded Ascot Lawyers’ British Country Music Awards 2015. Ascot Lawyers has supported the awards for the past four years so when we were offered the opportunity 

to become the main sponsor I didn’t have to think twice about it. I have been astounded by the dedication, enthusiasm, commitment and loyalty of the country music fans that I’ve had the pleasure to meet.  Every year I look forward to the awards and I am constantly reminded of the fantastic network of supporters that we are part of.  This new sponsorship opportunity gives us yet another chance to partner with the fans and the artists and that is why I am delighted to be part of the awards again.”
BCMAwards Show Shortlisted

The committee of the British Country Music Awards (BCMAwards) are proud to announce that the last show was  shortlisted as one the top Musical events of the year at the 2015 Event Production Awards, which was held in April at The Lancaster Hotel in London.