CMW 2017: Game On, James Barker Band Release Party with Andrew Hyatt, Dan Davidson and Friends

Friday nights are good for parties. Country music is good for parties. Canadian Music Week is good for parties. Now, go ahead and put all three of those things together and you’ve got yourself a red hot night, and we were there. On Friday at Boots & Bourbon Saloon on Queen Street East, we hung … Continue reading CMW 2017: Game On, James Barker Band Release Party with Andrew Hyatt, Dan Davidson and Friends

CMW 2017: Livin’ The Dream with Drake White, Alee, Andrew Hyatt and Friends

The road to Boots & Hearts 2017 made at stop in Toronto during Canadian Music Week, and we were there to take it in – and enjoy the party at the Boots & Hearts + KX Country Hot Shots Concert Series. Country music fans started walking through the doors as soon as they opened. They … Continue reading CMW 2017: Livin’ The Dream with Drake White, Alee, Andrew Hyatt and Friends

CMW Preview: 19 Songs You Need to Hear at Canadian Music Week 2017!

The schedule is crazy. There are bands all over the city from all over the world. So here we are to try and give you some guidance. Even if you can’t make it to every concert and showcase, you can start finding new music, and singing along to the tracks you know, with these 19 … Continue reading CMW Preview: 19 Songs You Need to Hear at Canadian Music Week 2017!

CMW Preview & Contest: Boots & Hearts Hot Shots ft. Drake White, Alee, Andrew Hyatt and more

Boots & Hearts doesn’t take over Burl’s Creek Event Park until August 10… but that doesn’t mean there isn’t B&H country music for us to celebrate before then! We’ve already been out to see JJ Shiplett and Kelly Prescott on The Road To Boots, and now we’re prepping to hit The Phoenix Concert Theatre during … Continue reading CMW Preview & Contest: Boots & Hearts Hot Shots ft. Drake White, Alee, Andrew Hyatt and more

My Bad Imagination: The Band Perry Toronto Pop-Up

It was cold on the streets of Toronto, but inside the Mod Club it was hot when The Band Perry took the stage on Sunday night’s My Bad Imagination popup tour. We’ve been following The Band Perry since 2009 release of Hip To My Heart, and have had the chance to cover them at Boots … Continue reading My Bad Imagination: The Band Perry Toronto Pop-Up

CMW 2017: Joshua’s 3 Don’t Miss Shows ft. The Honest Heart Collective, The Beaches, High Valley

Canadian Music Week 2017 is coming faster than you might be ready for… and that’s freaking exciting. It means there’s a week of music coming that will mix what you know, what you don’t know, what you already love and what you’re going to fall in love with. And to get you started with your … Continue reading CMW 2017: Joshua’s 3 Don’t Miss Shows ft. The Honest Heart Collective, The Beaches, High Valley

Holdin’ My Own: Eric Church Takes Toronto

Eric Church’s Holdin’ My Own Tour is well underway, and after his Thursday night stop in Toronto at the Air Canada Centre, we’re glad the Chief put these wheels in motion. I’ve seen Eric Church once before, at Boots & Hearts 2015… and if it weren’t for some really crappy weather I would have seen … Continue reading Holdin’ My Own: Eric Church Takes Toronto

Festival Announcement: The Big Feastival with Weezer, Ben Harper, The Strumbellas and more!

Just when you thought you didn’t have anymore plans to make for the summer… another sure thing comes along. The Big Feastival is coming to Canada – and from August 18 to 20, there will be music, food, and fun for the whole family waiting for you at Burl’s Creek in Oro-Medonte, Ontario. This festival/feastival has … Continue reading Festival Announcement: The Big Feastival with Weezer, Ben Harper, The Strumbellas and more!

Road to Boots: JJ Shiplett and Kelly Prescott

The road to Boots & Hearts 2017 officially kicked off Wednesday night in Toronto with an intimate night of entertainment provided by JJ Shiplett and Kelly Prescott. The night was presented by B&H, just a day after naming 20 new performers for this summer’s festival… a list that included both of the evening’s performers. The … Continue reading Road to Boots: JJ Shiplett and Kelly Prescott

Boots & Hearts 2017 Lineup Announcement: Chad Brownlee, Jess Moskaluke, Eli Young Band, and more!

Boots & Hearts is back with a big announcement today… with 20 new names added to the 2017 festival lineup. Some of these artists we’ve seen a bunch, some we’ve never seen at all, and that makes us pretty freakin’ excited for August 10-13, 2017. Get yourself ready, this is getting big. Today’s Announcement Includes… … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2017 Lineup Announcement: Chad Brownlee, Jess Moskaluke, Eli Young Band, and more!

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Lady Gaga Takes On The Super Bowl LI Half-Time Show

We’re heading into Super Bowl LI with an eye on Lady Gaga. Yeah, it’s a big game but we’re not here to predict the game, we’re here to talk about the half-time show! Last year Gaga stepped up to sing the National Anthem and landed herself in the top 10 all-time performances. This year she’s … Continue reading Lady Gaga Takes On The Super Bowl LI Half-Time Show

Creative Evolution: The Band Perry Makes The Move To Pop

Miriam-Webster defines evolution as (3): the process of working out or developing People evolve. We grow and change and learn new things. We move from one job to the next, we choose new styles of clothes and hair, and we make new friends with new interests along with way. So why then are people so … Continue reading Creative Evolution: The Band Perry Makes The Move To Pop

Boots & Hearts 2017 Announces Brantley Gilbert, Brett Eldredge and Dan + Shay!

You’ve been waiting, we’ve been waiting, we’ve all tried our best to be patient… and now we have some news! The Boots & Hearts team has officially announced 3 more artists for the 2017 festival, and we’re pretty darn happy with the additions. We already knew that Keith Urban and Luke Bryan would be headlining … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2017 Announces Brantley Gilbert, Brett Eldredge and Dan + Shay!

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Black: Dierks Bentley Video Release

Have you seen it yet? Dierks Bentley has just released a video for the title track Black. This is the third single off the album Black and it’s very different. Somewhere on a Beach was fun, upbeat with a hip-hop feel and Different for Girls offers up an understanding, kind feeling, featuring uber talented Elle King. Both hit the number one … Continue reading Black: Dierks Bentley Video Release

Songs, Success, and Standing Ovations: The Overdue Rise of Canadian Women in Country Music

2016 was a big year. A lot of people will look back at it and see all of the turmoil, loss, and general destruction that came from it – but there were positives that some of us will look back on from the year and use a fence posts for timelines and stories. Some of … Continue reading Songs, Success, and Standing Ovations: The Overdue Rise of Canadian Women in Country Music