Life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows, Jessica Mitchell knows that, she told us that. But in those moments when it seems darkest, inspiration is abundant, and art is made. One year ago Mitchell’s life presented two bright moments that changed the course of her career, and thrust her into a spotlight that she didn’t expect … Continue reading Moments: Jessica Mitchell, the Feature
Dear Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2017 attendees, be prepared for a party when Tim Hicks hits the main stage on Sunday, July 9th! This Canadian country music star has been burning things up since he first hit the charts in 2012 with Get By. In the time since, he’s been all over the radio, played … Continue reading Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2017 Preview: Tim Hicks Top 10
It was almost a year ago when we stumbled upon Crown Lands (Kevin Comeau and Cody Bowles) when they were opening a show we were covering at The Rivoli on Queen West in Toronto. And truth be told, we’ve been fans ever since. It’s been a very busy, productive year for Crown Lands. They’ve been … Continue reading Recording “Rise Over Run”: Crown Lands Episode 4 Premiere
As we get closer to WayHome 2017, our playlists have started to include more and more music from the artists that will be on the Burl’s Creek stages… including Royal Blood. The duo out of Brighton, England will hit the stage on Saturday, July 29th before Imagine Dragons headlines the night. And based on their … Continue reading WayHome 2017 Preview: Royal Blood Top 5
On Friday night (July 7, 2017) at Cavendish Beach Music Festival, country music fans will see two of Alberta’s favourite sons come to Prince Edward Island, take the stage and make it theirs. High Valley, perhaps the most successful Canadian country act in the United States right now, will bring their bluegrass inspired songs the … Continue reading Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2017 Preview: High Valley Top 10
On Saturday, June 17th I had the pleasure of attending 34th running of the North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack. It wasn’t the horses and drivers that brought me there but the live entertainment. Woodbine Entertainment put on an amazing event with prizes including the best seats in the house, a $1000 prize, fun NA … Continue reading Kira Isabella and JoJo Mason at Mohawk Racetrack
Dallas Smith has found the perfect way to celebrate Father’s Day with the release of his new video for Sky Stays This Blue. The video shares his life at home with his 3-year-old daughter Vayda and gives us a glimpse into some cherished, love filled moments. “This video means everything to me,” shares Smith. “Vayda … Continue reading Sky Stays This Blue: Dallas Smith Video Release
With WayHome 2017 getting closer and closer, our preparation and excitement continues to grow and grow. And one of the acts that we’re most excited to see is Frank Ocean, who will headline the main stage on Sunday, July 30. Ocean is a main event performer, he’s a connector of music fans and communities. And … Continue reading WayHome 2017 Preview: Frank Ocean Top 10
North by Northeast has revealed the final pieces of their schedule and it includes the one-day Future Land conference. They’ve got some cool sessions on Wednesday, June 21st, the price is a very reasonable $29 and you can get them here. Want to know all about the festival? Visit our previous post – NXNE 2017 … Continue reading NXNE 2017 – Where We’ll Be
This week the Canadian National Exhibition announced its first round of Northern Comfort Saloon performers. Now don’t panic, we haven’t even started summer yet but it is nice to be able to look forward to some of our favourite country artists playing right here in our backyard at The Ex. The Northern Comfort Saloon is … Continue reading 2017 Canadian National Exhibition: Northern Comfort Saloon Announcement
After more than 20 years, 10 studio albums (including 2 holiday albums), one live record, 13 top 10 singles, six number 1 hits, eight Juno Awards, and 13 Canadian Country Music Awards… Paul Brandt will take his rightful place in the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame! From his very first single, My Heart Has … Continue reading Paul Brandt: Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Top 10
The Toronto duo of Jason Couse and Wes Marskell will be live and loud with their good time vibes and groovy tunes this summer at WayHome, as The Darcys hit the stage on Saturday, July 29th. We had the chance to see The Darcys on stage at The Phoenix at WayHome for the Holidays in … Continue reading WayHome 2017 Preview: The Darcys Top 5
Presented by Chevrolet (new in 2017), the Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase has helped to launch the careers of Tebey and Tim Hicks (2012), The Reklaws (2013), Ty Baynton, Runaway Angel, Trinity Bradshaw (2014), Johnson Crook, Kris Barclay, James Barker Band, (2015), Jesse Gold and Vanessa Marie Carter (2016) and more!If you think you’ve got what … Continue reading Enter Now: Boots & Hearts 2017 Emerging Artist Showcase
On a hot Sunday night in London, the Ontario country music community came together to recognize greatness in the genre over the last 12 months, and it was a party for everyone involved. The Country Music Association of Ontario awards were handed out at Centennial Hall, with host Jason McCoy (The Road Hammers) keeping the … Continue reading 2017 Country Music Association of Ontario Awards Winner Recap!
If you believe that rock and roll should be played hard, fast, and loud… we’ve got a prescription for The Lazys that we think you should fill immediately during the Summer Ontario Fun Tour. And if you’re in Ontario, your chance is coming quick to see these five Aussie rockandrollers get on stage, sweat, sing, … Continue reading Summer Ontario Fun Tour: The Lazys Hit The Road!