Association of Country Music in Alberta

Board of Directors

Bill Hanson
President - Bill Hanson

Bill Hanson has been a member of the ACMA since its inseption and has been a Board member for the past 2 years. He has been in the music industry for 38 yrs. Bill began as a Lead vocalist/Bass Player for numerous touring bands including 15 years with the band Kidd Country. He has continued in the industry as a Manager, Tour Manager, Sound Tech, Merch salesman, and almost everything in between. He is currently the Owner/CEO of H Factor Productions (formally known as Hanson Productions) and has been running the company full time for the last 16 years. he is also a proud father of 4 fabulous children, Jesse, Billie, Brett and Camryn. Bill continues to play with 3 of his children in The Hanson Jeans.

Jody Seeley
Vice President -Jody Seeley

Jody Seeley is a radio gal, country music lover and avid supporter of Alberta country music. She hosts the Morning Show on 99.7 Sun Country and is the host of Made in Alberta. (a one hour show for Alberta artists/musicians/songwriters that airs on AM 1140 & 99.7 Sun Country). Jody has been in radio for about 20 years and calls High River home with her husband and son. She's very supportive not only of the country music industry but also her community. She's volunteered with many organizations over the years and was name a Flood Hero in 2013. Jody is the past winner of the Industry Person of The Year award from the ACMA and has been nominated 3 times for CCMA Music Director of the Year. She‘s looking forward to serving on this board for her second year.

Jenn Dalen
Vice President - Jenn Dalen

Jenn Dalen is a born and raised Albertan who 6 years ago landed a career in country radio. This crazy career path most recently moved her to Central Alberta where she is the Program Director for Real Country 95.5 in Red Deer as well as Real Country 93.3 in Stettler, Real Country 105.7 in Brooks, and Real Country Southwest in Blairmore.

Jenn loves Alberta and Canadian country music! She has been an ACMA member for the past 3 years and on the ACMA Board of Directors for the past year.

When she‘s not busy programming a radio station or supporting the Alberta Country music scene, you'll find her on the slopes (even in May!) or snapping a selfie with her dog.

Chard Morrison
Treasurer - Chard Morrison

Chard Morrison is a down-to-Earth Songwriter and Story Teller who‘s lyrics and melodies have earned him numerous debut singles, title track cuts, T.V. placements and music videos for the numerous artists he helps to develop and introduce into the music business. In his spare time, he works with and volunteers with various non profits and music boards by bringing his public sector Corporate Governance and outside the box thinking anywhere he can help, all when always pursuing the next perfect rhyme.

Angie Morris
Director - Angie Morris

Angie Morris has been involved in the music industry for 13 years. Starting as a venue owner in a venue with seating of only 100 people, Angie not only supported local talent, but also booked some of Canada’s top country talent including Beverley Mahood, Aaron Pritchett, Gil Grand, and Johnny Reid, amongst others. With the limited seating, these shows were unique as they exposed the audience to the artists in an up close and personal setting. With the venue doing well, Angie expanded her portfolio, booking several rock acts into her venue and larger venues in her community.

Having invested five years developing other artists with another entertainment company, it was time to pursue other options. Angie had built a solid base in the music business, and with her industry relationships developing, she started a new venture, Sirroma Entertainment. With the focus on artist development, Angie’s initial signing was Alberta artist Drew Gregory. Gregory has received several ACMA nominations and in 2013, released his sophomore album “The Way I Was Raised”. Angie continues to work with Drew and in 2014 expanded her roster to include Alberta group Domino. This group has also garnered several ACMA nominations and awards.

Four years ago, Angie was a principal in the creation of “Diamonds in the Rough” a performance platform, which is featured during Canadian Country Music week. This stage has allowed numerous artists an opportunity to perform for their peers and other industry professionals during the week. Canada has a huge amount of talent and not everyone has the opportunity to be heard, this stage gives them this chance. Over the past four years, the stage has grown immensely with many looking forward to it.

Dave Temple
Director - Dave Temple

Dave Temple is the owner/vice-president of MCC Recording Studio & Music Centre Canada. Dave has over 30 years of experience as an Owner/Manager in Music Retail and has operated Multi-Award Winning recording studio MCC Recording for 15 years.

From his early roots as a performing musician and recording artist, Dave has grown into a successful businessman and entrepreneur. In the mid-eighties Dave left the performing/artist side of the music business and went into the musical instrument retail industry and began to hone his skills in sales and retail management. He has since owned and operated several successful businesses including the Guitarworks chain of stores in Calgary, and Music Centre Canada which opened its doors in 1997. Both operations are still operating today and have developed into multiple locations in Calgary and several franchises throughout Alberta.

Alberta Music (AMIA)
Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)
Alberta Country Music Association (ACMA)

Laura Fraser
Director - Laura Fraser

Laura‘s been a proud member of the Warner Music Canada family since 1995. She represents a variety of artists from a variety of genres throughout the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, including a stellar roster of Alberta country music acts: Brett Kissel, Aaron Goodvin, High Valley, JJ Shiplett, The Dungarees and Sykamore.

In her spare time you may find Laura hanging out at Castrol Raceway, playing squash, camping, or just out 'adventuring' with her husband.

Laurie Brown
Director - Laurie Brown

Laurie is a graduate of the Artist Manager/Music Business Program at Berklee College of Music and the Artist Manager Program at Canada’s Music Incubator. She is also a member of the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA), Western Canadian Music Association (WCMA), Alberta Music, Music Managers Forum (MMF) and Association of Country Music in Alberta (ACMA) where she was nominated for "Industry Person of the Year"" in 2015. She is also one of the directors and founding members of the Children’s Music Foundation, an organization intended to address the lack of funding to arts and music programs for youth in the Alberta region.

Trevor Wagner
Director - Trevor Wagner

For almost 15 years, Trevor Wagner has been in Canadian Country Music. With his knowledge and experience in bookings, promotions, and tour management, he has assisted in various artists getting to that next level.

Ryan Langlois
Director - Ryan Langlois

Ryan has been an active performer and songwriter for the past 15 years. Both as the frontman for the award winning country band The Boom Chucka Boys and now as a solo artist. Working as both an independent and signed artist, he offers a unique perspective on the artist side of the music business and community.

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