"The show must go on".

That was the message from the Saskatchewan Country Music Awards, as they announced back in April that despite the ongoing pandemic, they would still be honouring the finest in Saskatchewan country music with their annual awards show, it will just be a little different than usual. 

The awards have shifted to online this year, but the ceremony will still be a celebration of the best country, roots, and gospel music talent the province has to offer.

Along with that, the night will highlight Saskatchewan's best singers, songwriters, musicians, producers, media, and industry professionals.

It’s a testament to how resilient the province and its musicians are, according to recording artist Lisa Moen.

"Saskatchewan is just such a fabulous talent for talent, especially in the country music scene. I think now more than ever it's just thriving and booming, we're unstoppable and nothing can hold us down. There's such fantastic artists and music coming out of times like this. It's time to celebrate and this Saturday we're going to do exactly that on the award show."

"A huge kudos to every person behind the Saskatchewan Country Music Association Award Committee this year. They've obviously really had to adapt, they had all the planning in full swing ready for the show in Regina, and I mean things change, those things happen. Hats off to them this year for saying 'The show must go on' in true musician and music world fashion. They've adapted it and I'm pumped to see the show."

The awards are set for tonight at 8 and will feature performances by Donny Parenteau, Chris Henderson, and more, with awards being presented by the likes of Gene Makowsky, SaskMusic's Mike Dawson, and Country 100's very own Courtney Fielder.

This will be the 31st year of the SCMAs and the first time they have gone digital. They are a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, development, and enhancement of all aspects of Saskatchewan country music at the local, national, and international levels. 

The show will air on Access7 Cable TV where available.

A stream will be made available via a link on the Saskatchewan Country Music Association's website for those that are outside of Access Communication's service area.