Arkells

WayHome 2016 Preview: Arkells Top 5

Arkells have been releasing records since 2007 with the debut self released EP Deadlines. They’ve been on my radar since 2008. Joining Dine Alone Records and releasing Jackson Square was a definite turning point for the band and they started showing up on mainstream radio. The band formed in Hamilton and worked their way up to the … Continue reading WayHome 2016 Preview: Arkells Top 5

Alive Through Memories

Self-Titled: Alive Through Memories Album Release Q&A

Last week we added Alive Through Memories – Keep Me Alive to our February playlist. I came across them on Twitter and I was happy to check out the single… I loved it. My first thought was, “it reminds me of Blink-182, I love Blink”. This project is out of Boston and it comes with a story, I’m … Continue reading Self-Titled: Alive Through Memories Album Release Q&A

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2016 Cavendish Beach Music Festival Main Stage Artist Announcement!

Back in November we learned that Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, and Old Dominion would be headed to Cavendish Beach to headline the 2016 country music festival… And today we’ve learned that 11 more country artists will join them on the main stage in beautiful PEI this July to start filling out the bill … Continue reading 2016 Cavendish Beach Music Festival Main Stage Artist Announcement!

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WayHome 2016 Artist Announcement with Headliners: LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, The Killers!

We’ve been waiting (mostly patiently) since the day we left WayHome last summer to find out who would be coming to Burl’s Creek in 2016 – and now the wait is over! After the release of two 360° teaser videos full of hints and clues and mysterious little things all over the place, we have … Continue reading WayHome 2016 Artist Announcement with Headliners: LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, The Killers!

Charles Kelley The Driver Album Review

The Driver: Charles Kelley Album Review

On Friday, February 5 one of the most anticipated debut solo albums of 2016 in Country music was finally released to the public… and it isn’t disappointing us one single bit. Charles Kelley (aka The Tall Guy From Lady Antebellum) has had fans eagerly awaiting the release of this full length record since The Driver … Continue reading The Driver: Charles Kelley Album Review

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Son Of A Bitch: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, WayHome 2016 Preview

This week the team at WayHome dropped their first teaser video for the 2016 festival… it’s a trippy, 360°, digital wonder that’s full of clues of artists we’re going to see at Burl’s Creek this summer. And one of the acts that we’re (pretty) sure was revealed in the video is Nathaniel Rateliff & The … Continue reading Son Of A Bitch: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, WayHome 2016 Preview

Dierks Bentley Boots and Hearts Top 5 Feature

Boots & Hearts Preview: Dierks Bentley Top 5

Dierks Bentley is coming back to Boots & Hearts to take his rightful place as headliner on the main stage! Back in 2013 Mr. Bentley played the set-up role for Miranda Lambert’s turn in the spotlight, and he stole the whole damn show. Seriously, Dierks was hands down the scene stealer of the entire weekend, … Continue reading Boots & Hearts Preview: Dierks Bentley Top 5

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thereviewsarein.com February 2016 Playlist!

A new month is here… and we’re ready to fall in love with new music. And If you’re looking for some new tracks to learn and love in February, we’re here to help. Check out our February 2016 playlist for some emerging talent, huge stars, and personal favourites. If there are songs you think we … Continue reading thereviewsarein.com February 2016 Playlist!

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Are Y’all Ready? CMT Music Fest 2016 Announced!

Well, well, well… it looks like there’s a new player on the Ontario country music festival scene in 2016, and it’s none other than CMT. So many of us have spent hours and hours and hours watching CMT for country music videos – and now that same team will be bringing live music to Bingemans … Continue reading Are Y’all Ready? CMT Music Fest 2016 Announced!

Country Music Youth Movement Feature

Welcome to the Country Music Youth Movement

Music, like all things in life, goes through phases. We embrace the things and people we love and hold onto them for years at a time, sometimes overlooking what and who comes next because of our tunnel vision. But right now we are knee deep in a country music youth movement that is turning over … Continue reading Welcome to the Country Music Youth Movement

Musicounts 2016 Feature

GTA Music City: Musicounts at The Phoenix Concert Theatre

Thursday night we joined Canadian music fans and supporters at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto in support of MusiCounts. With a great lineup of Canadian talent on stage, nobody in the audience was disappointed with what they heard, or why they showed up on a less than stellar winter weather night. There was singing … Continue reading GTA Music City: Musicounts at The Phoenix Concert Theatre

Sound of Music

Sound of Music 2016 Announcement

Fresh off the internet… Sound of Music has announced their lineup for their June 11th Kick Off and it includes The Cult / Headstones / The Glorious Sons. It’s an impressive list to kick off year 37 and we can hardly wait to hear the rest of the acts The Cult has a brand new album, … Continue reading Sound of Music 2016 Announcement

Country Fantasy Draft Feature

Country Music All-Star Hockey Fantasy Draft

With the NHL All-Star Game coming up in Nashville on January 31, we decided to have a little fun with some hockey loving country music stars and hold a fantasy draft of our own. There are 14 players on the board, 12 skaters and 2 goalies… all picked because of their experience on the ice … Continue reading Country Music All-Star Hockey Fantasy Draft

WayHome 2016 Predictions Feature

10 Performer Predictions for WayHome 2016!

The WayHome Music & Arts Festival is still a few months away… but we’re already getting anxious to find out who’s going to playing on the stages at Burl’s Creek this July. And since we haven’t had a performer announcement yet, we figured it was time to make some guesses/predictions of our own! We know … Continue reading 10 Performer Predictions for WayHome 2016!

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Boots & Hearts 2016 Preview: Diamond Rio Top 5

The 3rd Boots & Hearts 2016 performer announcement was HUGE, and it included one of my favourite country acts from the 90’s and early 2000’s… Diamond Rio. From 1991 to 1998 it was nearly impossible to listen to the Crook and Chase Countdown without hearing a Diamond Rio song in the Top 40, and usually … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2016 Preview: Diamond Rio Top 5