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
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 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
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!
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!
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
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
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
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
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!
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
On Queen Street West, in Toronto, there is a special gallery, one that believes that music is all it needs. Analogue Gallery is a place for music lovers of all kinds to come together, remember, and if they’re so inspired, take a piece of it home with them. The brain child of Lucia Graca the gallery … Continue reading Analogue Gallery’s Sound Image Competition 2016
The Katherines are a Vancouver based female pop trio, but this isn’t your typical pop. Primitive has a dark sultry feel to it and while I’m sure the video plays a big role in that, it made me want to know more about the band. So… here we go! The Katherines are sisters Kate … Continue reading The Katherines – Video Release – Primitive
It’s a big morning for country music fans in Ontario with 16 new names added to the 2016 Boots & Hearts lineup! There are personal highlights for me (DIAMOND RIO!!!) and some big names that people have been waiting to see on the B&H stage, plus acts that we’ve seen before and are very happy … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2016 Lineup Announcement #3 – Jake Owen, Dean Brody, Diamond Rio, Dylan Scott and More!
Sister act Robyn & Ryleigh are starting 2016 with a bang! The January 15th release of their album, By Heart, signals the start of some very exciting times for the girls, with a radio tour coming and shows being added to fill in their 2016 schedule already. It’s also a chance for the sisters to … Continue reading By Heart: Robyn & Ryleigh Album Release Q&A!