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Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2017

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 enjoy some awesome music. Our good friends Johnson Crook are part of the tailgate party along with John King, DJ Bad Ash and Mountain Faith Band.  You can expect some great music from all of these acts and a tailgate party is just the thing to get you ready for the weekend.

Also announced today is the official Cavendish Farms Kitchen Stage Lineup. Heading up the Kitchen Stage is CMA Award-winner and multi-platinum selling artist Billy Ray Cyrus. Supporting acts include Amanda RileyDJ Bad Ash, Eloie Richard, EmiSunshine, Endless Summer, Jason Price, JJ Shiplett, Rawlins Cross, Rik Reese, Sykamore, The Good Brothers, The Lovelocks, The Mountain Faith Band, The Stanfields, TJ King  and Tony Jackson.

We don’t have the daily schedule yet, but we’ve broken down the artists by day for you.

Friday, July 7th

Little Big Town

High Valley
Gord Bamford
Brandy Clark
The Good Brothers
Port Cities
Endless Summer
Mountain Faith Band
Rawlins Cross

Saturday, July 8th

Kip Moore
Kane Brown
Chad Brownlee
Canaan Smith
Madeline Merlo
Andrew Hyatt
Makayla Lynn

Sunday, July 9th

Zac Brown Band
Brothers Osborne
Tim Hicks
Aaron Goodvin
Jessica Mitchell
Lucas Hoge

For your full weekend lineup check out the Cavendish Lineup Page.

What else do you need to know? How about ticket info. Tier One tickets are on sale right now for $169.00. There are VIP options, Sunroof Options and Hayloft Reserved seating options. Check out all the ticket info here.

Additionally, there are some pretty amazing food vendors for you this year including the return of Mr. Donair.  And last but not least… Cavendish Beach Music Festival is running a Mother’s Day Contest. Check out their Facebook Page for all the details.

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5 Quick Questions with Sykamore!

While we were in London, ON for Canadian Country Music Week we had the chance to catch up with Carseland/Calgary, Alberta’s Sykamore to learn a little more about her with 5 quick questions.

Sykamore also volunteered to answer a bonus question – which we love – so check that out, find her single, Houseboat, on Spotify, and stay tuned for more from this emerging Canadian country star.

Q1: If you’re headed out on a long drive and you can only listen to 1 album on repeat, which album are you choosing?

Sykamore: Maren Morris, Hero

100% yes. People know who Maren Morris is because everyone has heard My Church and 80’s Mercedes… but people, you really need to listen to the rest of this album.

Q2: Think back for us, what is the 1st song you remember knowing all of the words to?

Sykamore: Achy Breaky Heart, by Billy Ray Cyrus.

Are we surprised? No. Are we proud of Sykamore for admitting it? Yes. This song took the world by storm… and I still know all the words to it too.


Q3: When you aren’t working on music, what is your favourite thing to do?

Sykamore: Find great food.

Whether she’s making her own or finding new restaurants, Sykamore told us that food is a major driving force for her. Particularly good Mexican food, which she can’t seem to get enough of.

Q4: What is the most important thing for you to have when you walk into a songwriting session?

Sykamore: A notebook.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again… notebooks are the best. And it seems that we’re not the only ones that feel that way!

Q5: Can you give us a prediction for the 2016-17 NHL season?

Sykamore: The Calgary Flames will make the playoffs.

We asked this question in September before the season started… and as of now the Flames are on the outside looking in with a lot of hockey left to be played. Let’s see how this goes.

Bonus: What artist do you think people should be paying more attention to than they might be right now?

Sykamore: MacKenzie Porter

We really like this answer. We’ve been in on MacKenzie since we first saw her at Boots & Hearts in 2013 (and did our 1st Q&A with her). And now there’s new music coming that we keep hearing is amazing… and we can’t wait!


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5 Quick Questions with Trinity Bradshaw!

We had the chance to sit down with our pal, the crazy talented, Trinity Bradshaw while we were hanging out in London, ON for Canadian Country Music Week 2016. And since we were in the catching up kind of mood, we talked Trinity into playing along for 5 quick questions.

Check out Trinity on Facebook, she’s going Live more and more often these days with sneak peeks at new tunes and old favourites – and stay tuned for more from her coming soon.

Now, 5 Quick Questions with Trinity Bradshaw…

Q1: If you’re on a long road trip, what is the album that you can put on and listen to on repeat over and over again?

Trinity: Dixie Chicks, Greatest Hits… with a side of Brooks and Dunn.

It’s not hard to imagine Trinity singing along to Dixie Chicks for hours on end, we believe it.


Q2: What is the first song you remember knowing all of the words to?

Trinity: Achy Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus

I owned the Some Gave All album on cassette and remember singing along to Billy Ray. So no judgement here!

Q3: What is your favourite thing to do when you aren’t working on new music?

Trinity: Having dog time!

Trinity’s dog Miley is adorable, which you’ll know if you check her out on Facebook, and it certainly looks like they enjoy their time together.

Q4: What do you need to have with you when you walk into a songwriting session?

Trinity: Her laptop and/or phone

Makes sense to us. Phones and laptops for writing and recording and taking notes… as long as you don’t get distracted!

Q5: What artist do you think people should be listening to more?

Trinity: Jessica Mitchell

No argument. None. At all. We love Jessica, and if you aren’t listening to her yet, take Trinity Bradshaw’s advice and start now!


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Boots and Hearts 2013 – The Countdown

Boots and Hearts 2013 BannerThere are now 199 days left until Boots and Hearts 2013 and I’m getting more and more excited.

However, we are still looking at the same 5 names in the line-up: Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry and Dean Brody. Fans are anxious and excited to see who will be added to the list for the weekend music festival and so we wait.


I’ve done some digging and have found that the 4 major American acts on the bill all share the same booking agency. Which is the same booking agency that represents Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Big & Rich, Lionel Richie and Alabama – stars of the 2012 concert.

So, with this new information at hand I’m willing to make some educated guesses when it comes to filling in some of the blanks for this years hoe-down.

Billy Ray Cyrus: He has a new album, loves Canada and would be great to see in front of the crowd made up of fans of all ages.

Carolyn Dawn Johnson: Canadian country royalty in the singer/songwriter category.

Hunter Hayes: Young, pretty, has made award show appearances and toured with last year’s headliner, Carrie Underwood.

Jessie James: Young, pretty, new album may be on the way after she had 1 single released in 2012.

Small Town Pistols: The grown up name for Amanda and Tyler Wilkinson’s music career with new singles and videos being released. The Wilkinson’s are listed on the agency’s roster.

Gary Allan: Not in the spotlight anymore, but a hit maker in the past including a fantastic cover of Vertical Horizon’s Grey Sky Morning (Best I Ever Had).

Jim Cuddy Band: Last year we got Gord Downie’s band, why not Jim this year?

Jason Blaine: Canadian rising star with a new album coming out in 2013.

Gretchen Wilson: A down home, mud-loving, redneck princess. She could fit right in.

Darius Rucker: Former Hootie and the Blowfish front-man and now a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

There you go, 10 educated guesses for the 2013 Boots and Hearts line-up. And if I do say so myself, they are pretty darn good choices and guesses.

Note: I would also love to see Canadian country star Jason McCoy and The Voice season 3 winner Cassadee Pope, but they aren’t on the same roster. Fingers crossed anyway!

Here’s hoping that in the next few days and weeks we find out if I’m right about any of them.

Remember, only 199 days left until we drive down the 401 and up the 115 to Canadian Tire Mosport Park!

See you there!

Stay awesome!Miranda Lambert, Boots and Hearts 2013

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