New Music Spotlight

New Music Spotlight: Runaway Angel, Johnson Crook, ColinResponse, Birds of Bellwoods, and Danielle Bradbery

In our latest edition of the New Music Spotlight, we’ve got an almost exclusively Toronto list for your listening pleasure. We have three bands plus one solo artist, who call Toronto home and one non-Toronto entry for your viewing pleasure. Check out some new videos from Runaway Angel, Johnson Crook, Birds of Bellwoods, ColinResponse and … Continue reading New Music Spotlight: Runaway Angel, Johnson Crook, ColinResponse, Birds of Bellwoods, and Danielle Bradbery

Jess Moskaluke at CBC feature

Kill Your Love: Jess Moskaluke Green Room Interview, Toronto

Jess Moskaluke, three time Canadian Country Music Association award winner for Female Artist of the Year, Juno winner for Country Album of the Year (2017, Kiss Me Quiet), and one of Canada’s biggest country stars, has new music to share with the world, and is making the rounds to tell her stories. We caught up … Continue reading Kill Your Love: Jess Moskaluke Green Room Interview, Toronto

Out Of The Blue: Chad Brownlee Video Release

Chad Brownlee is back on screen in the brand new music video for Out Of The Blue. The Stephano Barberis directed clip co-stars Dallas Smith, JoJo Mason, and the boys from Washboard Union, making the video a powerhouse combination of Canadian country music talent. It’s also ridiculous, funny, over-the-top, smokey, sexy, and worthy of repeat … Continue reading Out Of The Blue: Chad Brownlee Video Release

Past The Past: Jess Moskaluke CBC Music First Play Contest

Since Jess Moskaluke first hit our radar in early 2014 we’ve been all in on the Saskatchewan singer. And now that she’s prepping to release a new EP, Past The Past, we’re as excited as ever for what’s next in her career. Related: Jess Moskaluke Boots & Hearts Preview Interview, 2014 As an early celebration … Continue reading Past The Past: Jess Moskaluke CBC Music First Play Contest

CMC Rocks QLD: Australian Country Festival Announces 2018 Lineup

We’ve been known to have a soft spot for the Australian music industry and the artists they produce. From Keith Urban to The Lazys, and dozens in between, we’re into it. And now we’ve got something we can totally get behind: The CMC Rocks QLD Country Music Festival 2018 lineup. You’ve got to see this … Continue reading CMC Rocks QLD: Australian Country Festival Announces 2018 Lineup

In Memoriam: Tom Petty Memories, Influence and Top 10

At the age of 66, with 10 top ten singles, 3 Grammys, 3 MTV awards, 68 radio singles, and more fan favourites than we can mention, 2002 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Tom Petty has passed away. As fans, thereviewsarein team is sad and feeling that thing you don’t know you’re going to … Continue reading In Memoriam: Tom Petty Memories, Influence and Top 10

Side A: Jillian Jacqueline Album Review

In May of 2016, Rolling Stone Magazine put Jillian Jacqueline on a list of 10 Country Artists You Need to Know… and if you didn’t get to know her then, the time is now with the release of her brand new album, Side A. The nine song album comes in just under 30 minutes, and … Continue reading Side A: Jillian Jacqueline Album Review

On The Rocks: Midland Album Review

Midland, one of the hottest acts north and south of the border, have dropped their full-length debut album, On The Rocks, and we’ve been listening. With 13 tracks clocking in at 45 minutes, Midland has released a highly anticipated collection of songs that don’t disappoint. All of the hype that’s grown since the release of … Continue reading On The Rocks: Midland Album Review

Ty Baynton

I’ll Never Know: Ty Baynton Video Premiere

Ty Baynton has been on our radar since we first came across him during the Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Competition in 2014. And now he’s got a new single at country radio and we’ve got the world premiere of his brand new video for I’ll Never Know! The Waterdown, Ontario native has a great … Continue reading I’ll Never Know: Ty Baynton Video Premiere

Life Changes: Thomas Rhett Album Review

Thomas Rhett’s Life Changes may be the most aptly titled album of 2017. The new father of two has now released his third studio album, has already gone to number one on the US Country Airplay chart with Craving You, and is set to keep that momentum going. Life Changes is a monster album, with … Continue reading Life Changes: Thomas Rhett Album Review

There Goes The Neighbourhood: Nice Horse Album Review

Nice Horse is in the saddle and ready to ride with the release of their debut album, There Goes The Neighbourhood. The four talented women out of Calgary, Alberta have put together a solid collection of eight tracks as a follow up to their four track EP release earlier this year (A Little Unstable). And … Continue reading There Goes The Neighbourhood: Nice Horse Album Review

15 Boots & Hearts 2018 Artist Predictions

With the dates for Boots & Hearts 2018 released and our recovery from the 2017 festival complete, it’s time to look at our predictions for BH7 next August. As always, the names listed below have been picked because we fully believe there is a chance that they could play the festival. Yes, we’d love to … Continue reading 15 Boots & Hearts 2018 Artist Predictions

Forever Rebels: Tim Hicks Backstage Interview, Toronto

From the small stage of a downtown Toronto bar to making dreams come true in front of thousands of country music fans on the Budweiser Stage, Tim Hicks has been on a hell of a ride. Canadian country music fans know Tim Hicks as the singer of top 10 hits, fan anthems, and major tour … Continue reading Forever Rebels: Tim Hicks Backstage Interview, Toronto

Dean Brody - Budweiser Stage 2017

Dean Brody, Tim Hicks, Carly Pearce and Special Guests Take Over Toronto

On a summer Thursday night down by the lake, Toronto embraced Canadian country music at the biggest homegrown show in our memory. Dean Brody & Tim Hicks put their Canadian names on the tickets, with U.S. rising star Carly Pearce as their opener, and special guests promised – and everyone, from the start to the … Continue reading Dean Brody, Tim Hicks, Carly Pearce and Special Guests Take Over Toronto

Dallas Smith - Budweiser Stage 2017

Side Effects: Dallas Smith Backstage Interview, Toronto

Before he surprised the crowd at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto as a special guest of Dean Brody, Dallas Smith hung out with us to talk about his upcoming tour, what it feels like to go #1, and more. The first time we saw Dallas Smith playing live country music was at Boots & Hearts … Continue reading Side Effects: Dallas Smith Backstage Interview, Toronto