Side A: Jillian Jacqueline Album Review

In May of 2016, Rolling Stone Magazine put Jillian Jacqueline on a list of 10 Country Artists You Need to Know… and if you didn’t get to know her then, the time is now with the release of her brand new album, Side A. The nine song album comes in just under 30 minutes, and … Continue reading Side A: Jillian Jacqueline Album Review

On The Rocks: Midland Album Review

Midland, one of the hottest acts north and south of the border, have dropped their full-length debut album, On The Rocks, and we’ve been listening. With 13 tracks clocking in at 45 minutes, Midland has released a highly anticipated collection of songs that don’t disappoint. All of the hype that’s grown since the release of … Continue reading On The Rocks: Midland Album Review

Ty Baynton

I’ll Never Know: Ty Baynton Video Premiere

Ty Baynton has been on our radar since we first came across him during the Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Competition in 2014. And now he’s got a new single at country radio and we’ve got the world premiere of his brand new video for I’ll Never Know! The Waterdown, Ontario native has a great … Continue reading I’ll Never Know: Ty Baynton Video Premiere

Blood Alley Youth Remix: The Matinée Video Premiere

Vancouver-based roots rock band The Matinée has just released a very cool remix of their song Blood Alley. If you take the original track, mix in some psychedelic beats, sprinkle in a little trance vibe, add a great video director and you get the updated version of the song and it’s magnificent. The psychedelic, trance component comes from … Continue reading Blood Alley Youth Remix: The Matinée Video Premiere

The Sky Is A Neighborhood: Foo Fighters Carpool Karaoke!

The Foo Fighters, 20+ year rock and roll vets, platinum selling artists, Wembley Stadium filling performers, Grammy winning stars… carpool karaoke guests. In promotion of their brand new album, Concrete & Gold, the Foo Fighters jumped in a van with The Late Late Show’s James Corden for 12 minutes and 52 seconds of Carpool Karaoke, … Continue reading The Sky Is A Neighborhood: Foo Fighters Carpool Karaoke!

New Music Spotlight

New Music Spotlight: Terra Lightfoot, Brett Kissel, Barney Bentall, Domeno and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

In our latest installment of the New Music Spotlight, we’re bringing you new music from Terra Lightfoot, Brett Kissel, Barney Bentall, Domeno and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Give them a listen and let us know what you think. And if you’re an artist who has new music coming up, get in touch! Let’s do this! … Continue reading New Music Spotlight: Terra Lightfoot, Brett Kissel, Barney Bentall, Domeno and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Casualties: Break The Trend Album Review

It’s been two years since North Bay-based band Break The Trend released their three-song EP Talk is Cheap. In that time, bass player Pat Pharand left but they’ve continued to record music. On September 8th the band released their first full-length album, Casualties and we’ve been listening to it all week. Before we dive into … Continue reading Casualties: Break The Trend Album Review

10 More Awesome Country Covers: Part 5

I love country covers of pop songs. It’s proof of the quality and versatility of the song, it’s fun as hell to sing along to, and when it’s live and the crowd is into it – it can be a big highlight on the night. So, here we are with the fifth edition of 10 … Continue reading 10 More Awesome Country Covers: Part 5

Concrete and Gold: Foo Fighters Album Review

For the first time in almost three years, the Foo Fighters are back with a brand new full-length studio album of rock and roll. With Concrete and Gold, Dave Grohl et al have put forth another strong argument against the “rock and roll is dead” trope that we hear all too often. And through the … Continue reading Concrete and Gold: Foo Fighters Album Review

Fight! Red Carpet Rumble for Unison Benevolent Fund

On Thursday night in Toronto, 20 tough as nails music industry professionals stepped into the ring to square off in support of the Unison Benevolent Fund. Red Carpet Rumble (hosted by Fearless Fred of 102.1 The Edge), saw music industry men and women, (trained, taught and ready to rumble), came to The Concert Hall at … Continue reading Fight! Red Carpet Rumble for Unison Benevolent Fund

Life Changes: Thomas Rhett Album Review

Thomas Rhett’s Life Changes may be the most aptly titled album of 2017. The new father of two has now released his third studio album, has already gone to number one on the US Country Airplay chart with Craving You, and is set to keep that momentum going. Life Changes is a monster album, with … Continue reading Life Changes: Thomas Rhett Album Review

There Goes The Neighbourhood: Nice Horse Album Review

Nice Horse is in the saddle and ready to ride with the release of their debut album, There Goes The Neighbourhood. The four talented women out of Calgary, Alberta have put together a solid collection of eight tracks as a follow up to their four track EP release earlier this year (A Little Unstable). And … Continue reading There Goes The Neighbourhood: Nice Horse Album Review

15 Boots & Hearts 2018 Artist Predictions

With the dates for Boots & Hearts 2018 released and our recovery from the 2017 festival complete, it’s time to look at our predictions for BH7 next August. As always, the names listed below have been picked because we fully believe there is a chance that they could play the festival. Yes, we’d love to … Continue reading 15 Boots & Hearts 2018 Artist Predictions

Forever Rebels: Tim Hicks Backstage Interview, Toronto

From the small stage of a downtown Toronto bar to making dreams come true in front of thousands of country music fans on the Budweiser Stage, Tim Hicks has been on a hell of a ride. Canadian country music fans know Tim Hicks as the singer of top 10 hits, fan anthems, and major tour … Continue reading Forever Rebels: Tim Hicks Backstage Interview, Toronto

WayHome is Pressing Pause

If you’re like us, you were already thinking about next year’s WayHome Music & Arts Festival. Did we wonder what was up when a “Save The Date” wasn’t displayed at the end of the festival? We did. Today we received a press release that read “Republic Live will push pause on the 2018 edition of … Continue reading WayHome is Pressing Pause