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The Man Who Sold The World: Holy Holy David Bowie Tribute, Toronto

Over the last few days a lot has been written and read about the life and career of David Bowie. But for 2 hours on Tuesday night in Toronto, that all went away and a sold out crowd at The Opera House celebrated and remembered the icon that he was the best way we knew … Continue reading The Man Who Sold The World: Holy Holy David Bowie Tribute, Toronto

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Keith Urban Announces RipCORD World Tour – Including Toronto Stop, July 9, 2016!

Country superstar Keith Urban is going back on the road, and for fans lucky enough to be within driving distance of Toronto… you’ll have the chance to see the guitar hero live! With a new album, Ripcord, in progress (come on man, finish up!) it makes sense that the Australian hit-maker is ready to tour … Continue reading Keith Urban Announces RipCORD World Tour – Including Toronto Stop, July 9, 2016!

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Garth Brooks Announces Hamilton, Ontario Show – March 26, 2016

It’s been nearly 19 years since Garth Brooks last played in Hamilton, Ontario… but fans don’t have to wait much longer! In a surprise announcement this morning the 23 time Academy of Country Music Award winner thrilled country music lovers online with the March 26th date at First Ontario Centre. Last March, Garth came to … Continue reading Garth Brooks Announces Hamilton, Ontario Show – March 26, 2016

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10 More Awesome Country Covers: Part 3

Twice before we’ve shared lists of 10 awesome country covers of pop songs… and now we’re back with a 3rd list to share. 10 More Awesome Country Covers 10 More Awesome Country Covers: Part 2 This time we’ve got songs from Canadian stars, Nashville hitmakers, emerging talent, a double shot of 1 of the biggest … Continue reading 10 More Awesome Country Covers: Part 3

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Will Gwen Stefani be at Boots & Hearts with Blake Shelton?

Country music is big on family and community, it’s one of the things we love most about it. So we have to wonder if one of the most famous relationships in the country music world will be on display this August when Boots & Hearts rolls into Burl’s Creek. “Officially” dating since early November 2015, … Continue reading Will Gwen Stefani be at Boots & Hearts with Blake Shelton?

2015 Country Music Breakout Artists of the Year

2015 Breakout Country Artists of the Year!

2015 was a fun year for country music. Established radio stars kept pumping out the hits with Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, and Sam Hunt owning the #1 spot on the Billboard’s 2015 Hot Country Chart most of the year, plus Eric Church, Zac Brown Band, and Carrie Underwood all releasing new albums that fans … Continue reading 2015 Breakout Country Artists of the Year!

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Merry Christmas!

We hope that all of your are enjoying Christmas, and we want to send you all of our love and appreciation for hanging out with us on the internet in 2015. And because we believe that music can help make every day better, we’ve got some of our favourite Christmas songs here for you to … Continue reading Merry Christmas!

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Christmas Q&A with Bobby Wills, The Lovelocks, and Tim Chaisson!

Christmas is so close we can taste the turkey! Sure, there’s no snow on the ground here, but we’re in the spirit. And we’re not alone! Are you ready? This year we’re celebrating with some Q&A fun thanks to some of our favourites in Canadian country music. We tried it last year and had a … Continue reading Christmas Q&A with Bobby Wills, The Lovelocks, and Tim Chaisson!

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Christmas Q&A with High Valley, Cory Marquardt, and Livy Jeanne!

We love Christmas. It’s such a great time of year to see smiles on people’s faces and when a little kid unwraps a new present – that look is pretty magical. This year we’re celebrating with some Q&A fun thanks to some of our favourites in Canadian country music. We tried it last year and … Continue reading Christmas Q&A with High Valley, Cory Marquardt, and Livy Jeanne!

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Ian Fletcher Thornley – Secrets at The Mod Club

With twenty plus years active in the music business Ian Fletcher Thornley is the consummate professional. Looking happy, youthful and healthy on stage, I don’t have to wonder how things are going. From the early days of Big Wreck, through the Thornley days, Ian seemed like a he’s in a different place and it’s a … Continue reading Ian Fletcher Thornley – Secrets at The Mod Club

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Jason Blaine: Boots & Hearts 2016 Performer Q&A

On Wednesday I hopped on a quick call with Boots & Hearts 2016 performer, and Canadian country music man, Jason Blaine to talk about the festival, his newest album, and what’s coming up for Christmas this year. Thank you to Jason for taking the time to talk, we all know how busy this time of … Continue reading Jason Blaine: Boots & Hearts 2016 Performer Q&A

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Lindi Ortega: Faded Gloryville CD Giveaway!

In case you missed it, Lindi Ortega has had a HUGE year in 2015. It will be 3 years since we 1st covered Lindi in Toronto at The Rivoli, and this success doesn’t surprise us one bit! Her album, Faded Gloryville, has been heaped with praise from Rolling Stone, NPR, Huffington Post, The Washington Post, … Continue reading Lindi Ortega: Faded Gloryville CD Giveaway!

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Bucko & Toad: Frozen In Your Eyes, Christmas Q&A!

Do y’all know Bucko & Toad? Kenn and Kelly Coutu are a husband and wife duo, making music that makes them happy, and bringing it to the world. The band name? Like most of us (all of us?) Kenn and Kelly had nicknames that their parents gave them – Kenn’s mom would holler “Hey Bucko” … Continue reading Bucko & Toad: Frozen In Your Eyes, Christmas Q&A!

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Favourites Of 2015: A Year In Review!

2015 has been an awesome year for us at thereviewarein.com. We’ve had the chance to see more shows, cover more festivals, talk to more artists, have more fun, and share more content with all of you. And now, as we get closer to the end of the year, Trish and I are looking back at … Continue reading Favourites Of 2015: A Year In Review!

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Untamed: Cam Album Review

Untamed may be the most anticipated debut LP for me in a long time. On the strength of her Welcome To Cam Country EP, and the powerhouse single, Burning House, Cam had me counting down the days to December 11. Not to spoil anything, but I’m not disappointed at all. Untamed features 7 new tracks … Continue reading Untamed: Cam Album Review