Category Archives: ~photos by Ray Williams

5 Quick Questions with Jason Benoit!

We caught up with Newfoundland’s Jason Benoit during Canadian Country Music Week in London, ON and had the chance to sit down with the All Wanna Party singer to play through 5 quick questions. Jason has been putting in work on the country music scene, and we know there’s a lot more coming to add … Continue reading 5 Quick Questions with Jason Benoit!

CCMA Awards 2016: Saturday Night w/ Doc Walker, Jesse Slack & Johnson Crook Photo Review

On Saturday we were pulling double duty covering both the Canadian Country Music Association‘s First 2016 Awards Ceremony and the Outdoor Stage. Night after night, the crowd at the Country Music Week’s outdoor stage continued to grow and by Saturday evening the Talbot Street/Covent Market space was jammed with concert goers. Opening up was Johnson Crook, … Continue reading CCMA Awards 2016: Saturday Night w/ Doc Walker, Jesse Slack & Johnson Crook Photo Review

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Peller Estates Wine Country Fare 2016 Photo Review!

Do you like photos of country musicians up on stage and doing their thing? Well then you’re in the right place! We were at Peller Estates for the 3rd annual Wine Country Fare and got to see Brad Battle, Jessica Mitchell, Ty Owens, Meghan Patrick, and Blackjack Billy take their turns up on the stage … Continue reading Peller Estates Wine Country Fare 2016 Photo Review!

Tebey Havelock 2016

Havelock Country Jamboree 2016 Photo Review: Tebey

Canadian country star, Tebey hit the Havelock Country Jamboree stage on Friday night to play for thousands of country music fans, and we were there to take it all in and document the action in photos. Have a look and be ready for more photos from more shows and festivals coming soon!

Boots & Hearts 2016 Photo Review: Aaron Pritchett, The Reklaws & Kaitlin Kozell

Boots & Hearts was full of amazing country talent in 2016… some of it well known to Canadian audiences, some of it well known to the B&H crowd, and some of it on the cusp of breaking through. And we put together three artists that check off those tiers in one photo review right here! Check … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2016 Photo Review: Aaron Pritchett, The Reklaws & Kaitlin Kozell

Good Night For Going Nowhere: Autumn Hill at Boots & Hearts 2016!

On the first full day of Boots & Hearts 2016, Autumn Hill hit the main stage and continued to show us why we see them as one of country’s brightest rising stars in Canada, and truthfully, one of our favourites. The opportunity to see Tareya and Mike backed by a full band was also a … Continue reading Good Night For Going Nowhere: Autumn Hill at Boots & Hearts 2016!

Boots & Hearts 2016 Photo Review: Tim Hicks!

Y’all know Tim Hicks. He’s the Southern Ontario country singer and family man responsible for bangers like Here Comes The Thunder, So Do I, and Hell Raisin’ Good Time… and his latest single, Stompin’ Ground! Well, for the fourth time in five years, Hicks was back at Boots & Hearts where the fans always love … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2016 Photo Review: Tim Hicks!

River Town Saints BH5 Boots and Hearts 2016 Feature

Cherry Bomb: River Town Saints at Boots & Hearts 2016!

“You can tell everyone that Timberlake is our favourite Justin.” That’s just one of the tidbits that came from our hangout with River Town Saints after their Sunday set at Boots & Hearts 2016! Earlier in the afternoon, in front of a raucous crowd of country music loving individuals, the boys went to work and … Continue reading Cherry Bomb: River Town Saints at Boots & Hearts 2016!

James Barker Band Feature BH5 Boots and Hearts 2016

Boots & Hearts 2016 Photo Review: James Barker Band

One year ago the James Barker Band played on the Boots & Hearts main stage on their way to winning the SiriusXM Emerging Artist Showcase. This summer the boys were back on the main stage as part of a very big, very busy summer. If you listen to Canadian country radio you’ve heard Lawn Chair … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2016 Photo Review: James Barker Band

Boots & Hearts 2016 Photo Review: Madeline Merlo!

On Saturday afternoon at Boots & Hearts we saw the 2015 CCMA Rising Star, Madeline Merlo hit the stage to entertain country music fans in the sun… and it was worth the heat! A nice afternoon crowd assembled to watch Madeline and her band perform on the main stage. Some sat in lawn chairs, some … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2016 Photo Review: Madeline Merlo!

Boots & Hearts 2016 Photo Review: Raquel Cole

It was her first Boots & Hearts… but we’re willing to bet that 2016 won’t be the last time Raquel Cole takes the B&H stage. Armed with her acoustic guitar, a trusty mandolin named Phoebe, and a kick box to keep the crowd on the beat, Raquel stood her ground on the Front Porch stage and … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2016 Photo Review: Raquel Cole

Boots & Hearts 2016 Photo Review: Chase Bryant!

☑ Strong Voice ☑ Good On His guitar ☑ Handsome ☑ Huge Energy ☑ Great With The Crowd ☑ Excellent In Front Of A Camera If you’re looking for someone who checks off all of the boxes, we’re going to highly recommend Chase Bryant. The Texas born country star was on the Front Porch stage … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2016 Photo Review: Chase Bryant!

Lindsay Ell BH5 Boots and Hearts 2016

By The Way: Lindsay Ell at Boots & Hearts 2016!

There were a lot of great musicians on stage at Boots & Hearts over the weekend. But you would be hard pressed to find someone shredding and strutting and singing the way that Canada’s own, Lindsay Ell did on the main stage! Country music fans love to talk about how talented Keith Urban and Brad … Continue reading By The Way: Lindsay Ell at Boots & Hearts 2016!

Boots & Hearts 2016 Photo Review: Emerson Drive!

Day 1 of Boots and Hearts may be the shortest, but it certainly wasn’t low on talent or excitement by any measure. With five acts on the bill we were jam packed from the 5 o’clock start right through to the 11 o’clock start of the late night dance party. American Love: Jake Owen at … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2016 Photo Review: Emerson Drive!

Chase Rice BH5 Boots and Hearts 2016

Ready Set Roll: Chase Rice at Boots & Hearts 2016!

On a sunny Sunday evening, on the fourth day of Boots & Hearts 2016, on the main stage, with thousands of people standing in the front, and thousands more relaxing in the back… Chase Rice ran out onto the stage and rocked the damn thing. From moment one there were cheers for Rice, and they … Continue reading Ready Set Roll: Chase Rice at Boots & Hearts 2016!