Every Toronto summer ends the same way, with the Canadian National Exhibition and its rides, food, and entertainment. And now, still a month and a half away from opening day, we have a schedule and lineup for the legendary CNE Bandshell stage. As always, all concerts are included with the price of CNE admission, making … Continue reading 2017 Canadian National Exhibition Bandshell Stage Lineup and Schedule
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
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
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
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
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!
Jojo Mason exudes the kind of energy that most of us wish we could summon on demand… and that all of us would benefit from having around us all the time. And there may be no better representation of that energy, and the love that pours out of this dude, than his brand new album, … Continue reading Both Sides Of The Bar: Jojo Mason Album Review
Nobody has been waiting, or is more excited for the River Town Saints self-titled album than the River Town Saints. The boys in the band have been working hard for the last three years to entertain, write, record, and make country music their lives… and they truly love it. We’ve seen with our own eyes … Continue reading River Town Saints: Self Titled Album Review
Four and half years ago I photographed my first ever Dean Brody concert, actually it was the first concert I photographed professionally on my own! I still remember how scared I was, tried to avoid eye contact at all times and kept my distance from Dean and everyone on his team. Looking back I don’t know … Continue reading Beautiful Freakshow Tour Review: Dean Brody, Madeline Merlo & James Barker Band
We’re excited to see Canadian country star Chad Brownlee back on the Boots & Hearts stage this August! The B.C. boy will entertain the crowd on Saturday night, ahead of headliner Brantley Gilbert, and we know that the fans gathered around are going to be red hot and ready to party. Over the last few years … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2017 Preview: Chad Brownlee Top 10
The folks at Cavendish Beach Music Festival have been busy today. We’re here to give you all the #CBMF2017 news and there’s lots of it. Where to start? Let’s start with the newly announced Tailgate Party on Thursday, July 6th. This free event allows you to check out the venue, pick up your wristbands and … Continue reading Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2017
We’re closing in on 3 months away from Boots & Hearts 2017 at Burl’s Creek Event Park… and with seven new names added to the lineup this morning, it feels like we’re nearing the full list of performers. And adding to that is the announcement of the day-to-day lineups for this year’s festival! Yes, we … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2017 Day-to-Day Lineup Announcement!
Just when we thought we couldn’t possibly get more excited about Boots & Hearts 2017, they go and give us more to smile about! Seven new names have been added to the 4 day festival lineup… and we’ve finally be told who we’re going to see headlining the Thursday night, Coors Banquet Kick Off Party. … Continue reading Boots & Hearts Lineup Additions, News & Contest!
Saturday, May 6 was a night of celebration at the Dakota Tavern in Toronto as Johnson Crook hit the stage for a monster set, showcasing their debut EP and more. Noel, Nathan, Trevor, and Jared make up the band Johnson Crook, a collection of dudes that we’ve had the chance to watch and listen to … Continue reading Call Me Home: Johnson Crook EP Release Party, Toronto