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Laurie LeBlanc chosen to represent the province of NB at the 2018 CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest

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– Music NB has selected Laurie LeBlanc, the “2017 Country Artist of the Year”, to represent New Brunswick at the 2018 CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest.

Hosted by the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA), the winner will receive one (1) performance spot at a public, official CCMA-sanctioned event, during the Country Music Week (September 6-9, 2018) in Hamilton, Ontario.

Nine provincial music associations were reached out to submit one country artist to represent their respective provinces. (Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick)

«I’m so honoured to have been chosen to represent our beautiful province in this National Contest. The CCMA has been a big influence in my music career and I want to thank Music NB for this HUGE opportunity.» Says Laurie LeBlanc.

Laurie is one of nine finalists eligible to win this prestigious national contest. The public will determine the winner by casting their vote starting Monday, June 11 at 9:00 a.m. E.T. on the online poll. The artist receiving the most votes by 5:00 pm. E.T. on Friday, June 22 will win the performance spot along with complimentary delegate pass to Country Music Week, hotel accommodation, transportation and one-year CCMA and MIA memberships. One vote per IP address. You can vote NOW by clicking HERE.

The SOCAN and Music NB Country Artist of the Year has recently released his debut English single G.O.G.O. (Give One Get One) from his newly released sixth studio album Couleurs. Click HERE to check out the official video.

« Even though I’m known as a French Singer Songwriter, I have written some English songs and would love to record another English album like I did in Nashville, TN in 2013. After my ECMA showcase last May in Halifax, NS, I received a huge interest from English promoters and I’m excited with the possibility of exploring the English market. » Mentions the Bouctouche native. Laurie LeBlanc is one of the most prominent French Country artists in Canada. The Public Choice Award Winner at the 2017 Canadian Francophone Country Award Gala is nominated once again at this year’s Event which will be held in Mont Tremblant QC in October. The nominations include Male Vocalist, Tour of the Year and SOCAN song of the Year with his hit single Country Reggae.

LeBlanc, who has shared the stage with his idol Alan Jackson in 2006, has recently completed his 13-date Atlantic Canada Tour. Laurie’s new tour began last Saturday in Dieppe, NB. Check out all the dates on Laurie’s web site