This week the Canadian National Exhibition announced its first round of Northern Comfort Saloon performers. Now don’t panic, we haven’t even started summer yet but it is nice to be able to look forward to some of our favourite country artists playing right here in our backyard at The Ex. The Northern Comfort Saloon is … Continue reading 2017 Canadian National Exhibition: Northern Comfort Saloon Announcement
Brett Kissel is gearing up for a Winter 2017 tour that will take him to 19 cities, in five provinces, in 24 days… and it’s going to be awesome. The Ice, Snow & 30 Below Tour promises to be a good time for any and all fans of Kissel, the 2016 CCMA Fans’ Choice, Male … Continue reading Kick It With Kissel: Ontario Openers Announced on Brett Kissel’s Ice, Snow & 30 Below Tour!
Ever year, as summer winds down and we prepare for fall, we make our way to Exhibition Station and the Canadian National Exhibition… and when we’re there we’re sure to stop in at the Northern Comfort Saloon. As part of Toronto’s growing country music landscape, the Saloon brings some great emerging talent to the city … Continue reading 2016 Canadian National Exhibition: Northern Comfort Saloon Schedule & Set Times
We’ve put together our Boots and Hearts 2016 Spotify playlist for your listening pleasure. With over thirty artists on the #BH5 lineup (we’ve included the emerging artists who were on Spotify), we’ve got you covered for just over six hours! There are a couple of artists who, are not on Spotify, we’ve listed them separately … Continue reading Boots and Hearts 2016 Playlist
They’re Here!!! After months of waiting, weeks of speculation, and more patience than we generally have, the Boots & Hearts 2016 daily lineups have been announced. We don’t have stage assignments or set times yet, but we promise we will share them with you as soon as we do. For now we can start planning … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2016 Daily Lineup Announcement!
Over the last few years it’s been clear to see that Ontario is becoming a country music hotbed. Artists like Tim Hicks, Tebey, Small Town Pistols, Autumn Hill, and Kira Isabella have lit up country radio + stages all over the province, and across Canada… and it’s been awesome to watch. 2016 looks like it’s … Continue reading 2016 Country Music Association of Ontario Award Nominees!
Music, like all things in life, goes through phases. We embrace the things and people we love and hold onto them for years at a time, sometimes overlooking what and who comes next because of our tunnel vision. But right now we are knee deep in a country music youth movement that is turning over … Continue reading Welcome to the Country Music Youth Movement
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
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!
We were talking with our friends at Boots & Hearts this week, and while we’re working on some very exciting things for 2016 (stay tuned) we also talked about how cool it would be to get tickets to the festival as a present. Note: There’s a big contest coming in 2016, but there’s also a … Continue reading 5 Reasons Boots & Hearts Tickets Make A Great Christmas Present
Holy Sh*t! @blakeshelton @SamHuntMusic @camcountry @timhicksmusic @corymarquardt @AutumnHillMusic & more added to @BootsandHearts 2015 #BH5 — TheReviewsAreIn (@thereviewsarein) December 1, 2015 It’s a big morning for Boots and Hearts fans. And that’s an understatement. 13 acts have been added to the B&H lineup which brings us to a total of 16 including the previous announcement … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2016 Lineup Announcement #2 – Blake Shelton, Sam Hunt, Cam, and More!
2015 is wrapping up, and I promised a Ones to Watch in 2016 list, so here it is. If you’ve got an artist that you think we should be watching for next year, please leave a comment and tell us so we can add them to our list! Cam – With a brand new album dropping … Continue reading Ones to Watch in 2016!
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
Brantley Gilbert looks like he might be rock and roll disguised as country music. But when you watch and listen to the songs (live or recorded) you know it’s legit. Yes, it can be loud and aggressive. And maybe your grandma isn’t lining up for his show, but plenty of fans were at The Opera … Continue reading Kick It In The Pit: Brantley Gilbert live in Toronto!