The JUNOS are coming! The JUNOS are coming! But, before we get to the JUNOS, we’ve got JUNO Week and JUNO Fest. JUNO Week starts March 30th with the JUNO Cup Jam. Featuring performances at The Bourbon Room with Adrian Sutherland (Midnight Shine), Amanda Rheaume, Barney Bentall (High Bar Gang), Cosmo Ferraro (Ferraro), Darryl James (The Strumbellas), … Continue reading Coming Soon: JUNOFEST 2017 – Ottawa, ON
Boots & Hearts is back with a big announcement today… with 20 new names added to the 2017 festival lineup. Some of these artists we’ve seen a bunch, some we’ve never seen at all, and that makes us pretty freakin’ excited for August 10-13, 2017. Get yourself ready, this is getting big. Today’s Announcement Includes… … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2017 Lineup Announcement: Chad Brownlee, Jess Moskaluke, Eli Young Band, and more!
In late November 2016, Leaving Thomas (Annika Odegard and Bryton Udy) took a big step towards their country music goals when they signed with MDM Recordings. In the month since their signing they’ve worked to release their debut single, Waiting Kind Of Girl, to Canadian country radio and film a music video to go along with … Continue reading Waiting Kind Of Girl: Introducing Leaving Thomas [Q&A]
This year, to celebrate the holiday season, we asked some of our musician friends to send us pics and videos sharing their best wishes to you! We would like to thank everyone that helped us out with this project, the artists and their teams, and we would like to thank all of you for enjoying … Continue reading Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from thereviewsarein.com and Friends!
If you’re a Canadian country music fan, you’re probably already aware that Chad Brownlee and Tim Hicks are hitting the road together in 2017 for co-headlining dates and a Hearts On Fire/Shake These Walls combo tour. But what you might not know if how funny Chad and Tim are when they get in the same … Continue reading Shake These Walls/Hearts On Fire Tour Q&A: Chad Brownlee & Tim Hicks
2016 Canadian Country Music Award nominee David James is still trying to wrap his head about the success and love he’s seeing as an emerging artist. But the more we see and hear from the Rising Star hopeful, the more we believe he should start accepting it! We checked out David on the Boots & … Continue reading Lonely Girl: David James 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!
Chad Brownlee has been riding pretty high on the success of 2014’s The Fighters. He headlined a cross-Canada tour (that we saw in March 2015 at The Mod Club in Toronto), he earned new fans, a ton of radio play, and he further cemented his place on the Canadian country music scene. And now, just … Continue reading Hearts On Fire: Chad Brownlee EP Review & Contest!
Bobby Wills is back! Not that he ever left really, but every time an artist releases new music it feels like we’re getting them back after they’ve gone away for a little while. For the Calgary country singer it’s been nearly 2 years since his last album, Crazy Enough was released to the world, and … Continue reading Tougher Than Love: Bobby Wills EP Review and Q&A
Friday April 29th, mark that date in your calendar. That’s the official release date for Chad Brownlee‘s Hearts on Fire album. Today I got to do one of my favourite things, attending an intimate acoustic performance. Chad happens to be one of my favourite artists. We were treated to a taste of the new album including … Continue reading Hearts on Fire Preview: Chad Brownlee:
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
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
This morning Havelock released their first list of artists and we’re pretty excited. They’ve chosen some of my favourite artists. Let’s get started! The Band Perry, one of my absolute favourite live acts. Kimberley, Reid and Neil Perry have been at this since 2005 and they’re getting better and better. They’ve got a new single … Continue reading 27th Annual Havelock Country Jamboree Lineup Announcement
The NHL season starts this week with Montreal in Toronto, Vancouver in Calgary, New York in Chicago, and San Jose in Los Angeles… and to get us all ready for hockey we recruited 10 of our own Canadian Country Music All-Stars to give us their preview! We asked each artist 3 questions (Favourite Team, Why/How … Continue reading 2015-16 NHL Canadian Country Music Season Preview
Saturday at Boots & Hearts we got a double shot of Canadian country music talent when Chad Brownlee and Dallas Smith took over the main stage back-to-back. First up was Chad Brownlee, who we just saw at the Blue Jays pre-game – and who we are happy we saw again. This guy puts on a … Continue reading Canadian Takeover: Dallas Smith and Chad Brownlee at Boots & Hearts 2015!