“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!
Boots & Hearts starts Thursday afternoon with the Coors Banquet Kick Off Party… and while some of the hardcore fans/campers/partiers are already in the gates – the majority of us will make our way up in time for The Reklaws at 5pm. To get us all ready at the last minute (in case you aren’t … Continue reading 10 Reasons We’re Excited for Boots & Hearts 2015!
Before an awesome and entertaining 7-6 extra innings Blue Jays walk-off win, Chad Brownlee took over the TD Music Stage outside gates 10 and 11 and put on a country music showcase for Toronto baseball fans. Brownlee and the band came on stage in brand new Blue Jays jerseys and looked good doing it. And … Continue reading When The Lights Go Down: Chad Brownlee & the Toronto Blue Jays
Update: We have an answer… The Boots & Hearts schedule now shows Dallas Smith moving out of his original time slot on Sunday and into the empty slot on Saturday opening for Eric Church. Emerson Drive will now be joining the B&H lineup, taking over in Smith’s Sunday spot. Got it? Good! ——————– Sadly, Little … Continue reading Who Will Replace Little Big Town at Boots & Hearts 2015
Here we are… With 2 months + a day until country music fans descend upon Burl’s Creek, the team at Boots & Hearts has gifted us with the day-to-day lineup cards! We knew that this was going to be a stacked festival. The names that kept getting announced have had country fans excited since day … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2015 Day-to-Day Lineup!
Congrats to our CMAO Conference and Prize Pack winner, Liz Morgan! Thanks to our friends at the Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) we have a great prize pack to give away!!! THE PRIZE! 1 Country Music CD prize pack including CDs from Jason Blaine, Deric Ruttan, The Road Hammers, and Tim Hicks! 2 delegate … Continue reading CONTEST: CMAO 2015 Spring Tune-Up Conference & Swag!
Congratulations to our MDM Recordings, Chad Brownlee, Jess Moskaluke, and Bobby Wills CD Giveaway Winner, Joey George – we can’t wait for you to get your CDs! Last week we caught the When The Lights Go Down Tour stop in Toronto at the Virgin Mobile Mod Club – and this week we’re celebrating the 3 Canadian … Continue reading CD Giveaway: Chad Brownlee, Jess Moskaluke & Bobby Wills!