It’s a well documented and quoted fact that the late Tom Petty had some issues with modern country music – but there is no denying the love that modern country artists have for him and the impact he made on them. If you need proof, have a listen to this list of Tom Petty country … Continue reading 10 Awesome Country Covers: Tom Petty Edition
2016 Boots & Hearts, Emerging Artist Showcase winner, Vanessa Marie Carter hit the main stage on Thursday as part of the Coors Banquet Kick Off Party – and reminded thousands of country music fans why she took home that title, and what she brings to a party. VMC rolled through a 10 song set on … Continue reading Bless My Heart: Vanessa Marie Carter at Boots & Hearts 2017
We talk an awful lot about how proud we are to see country music making an impact in Ontario… but let’s not forget just how HUGE county has been in Alberta for a long, long time! Part of that country music tradition is the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alberta for more than 20 freaking … Continue reading Big Valley Jamboree 2016 Lineup Announcement!
With the NHL All-Star Game coming up in Nashville on January 31, we decided to have a little fun with some hockey loving country music stars and hold a fantasy draft of our own. There are 14 players on the board, 12 skaters and 2 goalies… all picked because of their experience on the ice … Continue reading Country Music All-Star Hockey Fantasy Draft
Sister act Robyn & Ryleigh are starting 2016 with a bang! The January 15th release of their album, By Heart, signals the start of some very exciting times for the girls, with a radio tour coming and shows being added to fill in their 2016 schedule already. It’s also a chance for the sisters to … Continue reading By Heart: Robyn & Ryleigh Album Release Q&A!
On Friday night a bonafide country music super star took over the Boots and Hearts main stage and put on a show that we’re very, very happy we saw. Brad Paisley began his headlining set with River Bank before telling the crowd of 30,000+ that it was “great to be back in the land of … Continue reading Crushin’ It: Brad Paisley at Boots & Hearts 2015!
Whether he’s hosting the CMAs with Carrie Underwood, recording awesome duets with Keith Urban, or making ridiculously fun music videos, Brad Paisley is consistently entertaining his fans. And we have 0 reasons to believe that things will be any different when he takes the stage at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds. In fact, we’re so sure … Continue reading 5 Reasons We’re Excited to See Brad Paisley at Boots & Hearts 2015
Long before the advent of Bro Country, the genre was one of a Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard mentality. And in the last 20 or so years, through all the changes that country music has seen, that has remained true. I may not be the most observant Christian, but I did grow up in … Continue reading Take Me To Church – Country Music Plays Hard, Prays Hard
Earlier in the year I posted a list of 10 countrified covers of pop songs in response to a list posted by Buzzfeed. It was a lot of fun to put together, but also hard because there were songs that I knew I missed when I was done with my 10 picks. So, here we … Continue reading 10 More Awesome Country Covers: Part 2
On the eve of the 2014 CMA Awards and Boots & Hearts next big announcement we thought it was a good time to put out some new predictions for the 2015 festival line-up at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds. As others have already predicted (like our friends at Sound Check Entertainment) it looks like a solid … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2015 Predictions – CMA Awards
Boots & Hearts 2014 is so close I can taste the food truck fare and the Vitamin Water and I can almost hear the music. And since we’re so close, it’s time to start really thinking about what might happen and what we can expect in Bowmanville from Thursday to Sunday. So, here are some … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2014: Weekend Predictions
Just over a year and a half ago, on a sunny Sunday afternoon, I saw Paul Brandt take the stage at Boots & Hearts 2012. It was the first year for the country music festival just outside of Bowmanville, Ontario, and people were excited. The rain had stopped from the night before. The music was … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2014 Preview – Paul Brandt
23 year old Mackenzie Porter may just be getting started in her country music career, but don’t be fooled into thinking that she’s just started to work. Born into a talented family in Alberta, Mackenzie has been singing and acting for years, touring with her brother Kalen before going solo. Winner of the 2011 the Nashville … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2013 Exclusive Q&A: Mackenzie Porter
There 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 … Continue reading Boots and Hearts 2013 – The Countdown
August 10-12 this summer the 1st annual Boots and Hearts Music Festival hit the stage north of Bowmanville, Ontario. And ladies and gentlemen, let me tell you this – it was awesome! I was lucky enough to be on site with a press pass for a concert that I’d been drooling over since the day … Continue reading I Was At Boots And Hearts 2012 – And It Was Awesome!