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Bestival Toronto Line Up Announcement

It’s official! The first line up announcement for Bestival Toronto was released today. Let’s start with the list of bands and we’ll go from there! FLORENCE + THE MACHINE / NAS FLUME / CARIBOU / SBTRKT (DJ) / FLOSSTRADAMUS / JAMIE JONES / ROBIN SCHULZ / ZHU / CLEAN BANDIT  / WAVVES / JAMIE XX / […]

Dylan Scott Feature

Lay It On Me: Dylan Scott Boots & Hearts Preview [Interview]

Dylan Scott’s stock in on the rise. And that’s the only city reference you’re going to get. Scott is a good country boy from Bastrop, Louisiana with the kind of deep voice that country radio covets and an attitude that is going to take him a long way. The 24 year old Scott is packed […]

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Boots & Hearts 2015 Preview: Them Dang Rattlers [Interview]

Boots and Hearts 2015 is still a few months away, but we know that the fans are getting excited – because we’re excited. So, here we are with another artist preview to get everyone ready to party at Burl’s Creek Event Park, August 6 – 9. Meet Them Dang Rattlers, a 6 piece country music […]

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Lost in Light: Tim Chaisson Debuts New Album in Toronto

Tim Chaisson’s newest album (his 7th since 2002) Lost in Light, was released Tuesday and immediately made an impact. Without a single, video, or any hardcore promotion, the album rushed its way to #1 on the Canadian Country Music sales chart on iTunes, knocking Sam Hunt’s Montevallo out of the spot late Tuesday night and […]

WayHome Tier 2 Announcement

WayHome Tier 2 Tickets Coming Thursday

The WayHome Festival’s inaugural year is off to a fast start with 47 artists already  announced, a successful pre-sale campaign – and a sell out of their Tier 1 tickets! That means it’s time for Tier 2 to be released, and that happens on Thursday, February 19th at noon, online at… So, if you […]

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When The Lights Go Down Tour Preview: Jess Moskaluke [Interview]

Jess Moskaluke is on fire! The Saskatchewan songstress had an amazing 2014 and is gearing up for a HUGE 2015. After taking home the Canadian Country Music Association Award for Female Vocalist of the Year in September, Moskaluke has added 2 Juno nominations for Country Album of the Year and Breakthrough Artist of the Year. […]

Bobby Wills Feature

When The Lights Go Down Tour Preview: Bobby Wills [Interview]

Bobby Wills is a hard working, hard playing, Canadian country boy in a cowboy hat – and he’s ready to hit the road! Wills, the 2013 Canadian Country Music Association’s Rising Star winner, and 2-time Male Vocalist of the Year nominee, is part of the 3-headed When The Lights Go Down tour with Jess Moskaluke […]

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Boots & Hearts 2015 Preview: Little Big Town

It’s been 10 years since my first introduction to Little Big Town with the release of their second album, The Road To Here, and the four Top 20 singles (Boondocks, Bring It On Home, Good As Gone, A Little More You) that were all over country radio while I was living in Ottawa. Since then […]

Way Home Preview Feature

WayHome 2015 Preview: The Headliners

The team at Republic Live is excited. Ashley Capps from AC Entertainment is excited. And now music fans in the GTA are getting excited too. The WayHome Festival has been announced for July 24-26, 2015 at Burl’s Creek Event Park and has 47 names in the lineup so far. With 5 months left until the gates […]

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Festival Announcement: WayHome by Republic Live!

At the end of December we found out that Republic Live (Boots & Hearts) and AC Entertainment president Ashley Capps (Bonnaroo) were coming together to host a music and arts festival in the GTA. The dates were set – July 24-26, 2015. The venue was locked down – Burl’s Creek Event Park. But that’s all we […]

Leah Daniels Go Back Feature

Go Back: Leah Daniels, Welcome to the Top 40! [Interview]

Our introduction to Leah Daniels came in the summer of 2014 when Trish had a chance to catch her at the CNE’s Northern Comfort Saloon. She was cool enough then to have a chat, and we’re super excited to have her back again now with some exciting things happening in her career. Leah’s current single, […]

Kate Todd Feature

Canadian Music Week Preview: Kate Todd [Interview]

Kate Todd has been singing and performing since her early teens, and the hard work is paying off. The 27 year old is recording her sophomore album, and getting ready to take this stage this May as part of Canadian Music Week in Toronto. My introduction to Kate came on TV, which we’ll get into […]