Incorporated on December 13, 1993, the South Australian Council for Country Music is a non-profit, professional industry association, established to encourage and develop all areas of country music in this State. A name change to Country Music SA Inc. was registered in August 2011.
Unique in Australia, this SA initiative is not a club for fans, nor a controlling body, but a representative organisation for all aspects of the industry including performers, songwriters, musicians, technicians, producers and clubs.
The main objectives of this association are to encourage the pursuit of excellence and professionalism in country music, actively seek and help develop new talent and focus Government and community attention on country music as an integral part of the Australian culture.
This is achieved through Australia's only Professional Development Program in country music, incorporating Champion of Champions, Professional Industry Course (mini-college), APRA South Australian Song of the Year Awards, South Australian Showcase and the provision of the Rocky Page Memorial Scholarship to the Australian College of Country Music in Tamworth.
To promote Australian country music and develop audiences, CMSA has also established a State-wide information service called 'Friends of Country Music', publishes a monthly events calendar and newsletter (Prelude) and presents a variety of events and concerts throughout the year.
For any information on the CMSA activities you can write to:Country Music SA Inc
General phone inquiries can be made to 1300 309 550 (note new number as of Sept 20 2011) or by e-mail at E-Mail
Meet the Committee
Our Patrons -Patron - Johnny Mac (OAM to Mr Lewis John MACKERETH) and Roger Cardwell
The CMSA Committee
A new constituion was approved at the AGM April 21, 2012.
The below are the 2013 Executive Committee :-
Fred Payne plus others to be approached
Looking for more workers including Club Delegates, Professional Member Delegates, Ambassadors
Our Consultant Support Team
Update April 20, 2013