Tag Archives: Country

2017 Canadian National Exhibition Bandshell Stage Lineup and Schedule

Every Toronto summer ends the same way, with the Canadian National Exhibition and its rides, food, and entertainment. And now, still a month and a half away from opening day, we have a schedule and lineup for the legendary CNE Bandshell stage. As always, all concerts are included with the price of CNE admission, making … Continue reading 2017 Canadian National Exhibition Bandshell Stage Lineup and Schedule

Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2017 Preview: Tim Hicks Top 10

Dear Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2017 attendees, be prepared for a party when Tim Hicks hits the main stage on Sunday, July 9th! This Canadian country music star has been burning things up since he first hit the charts in 2012 with Get By. In the time since, he’s been all over the radio, played … Continue reading Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2017 Preview: Tim Hicks Top 10

Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2017 Preview: High Valley Top 10

On Friday night (July 7, 2017) at Cavendish Beach Music Festival, country music fans will see two of Alberta’s favourite sons come to Prince Edward Island, take the stage and make it theirs. High Valley, perhaps the most successful Canadian country act in the United States right now, will bring their bluegrass inspired songs the … Continue reading Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2017 Preview: High Valley Top 10

Mohawk Racing Pepsi NA Cup Kira Isabella

Kira Isabella and JoJo Mason at Mohawk Racetrack

On Saturday, June 17th I had the pleasure of attending 34th running of the North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack. It wasn’t the horses and drivers that brought me there but the live entertainment. Woodbine Entertainment put on an amazing event with prizes including the best seats in the house, a $1000 prize, fun NA … Continue reading Kira Isabella and JoJo Mason at Mohawk Racetrack

Dallas Smith and Vayda - Sky Stays This Blue Video

Sky Stays This Blue: Dallas Smith Video Release

Dallas Smith has found the perfect way to celebrate Father’s Day with the release of his new video for Sky Stays This Blue. The video shares his life at home with his 3-year-old daughter Vayda and gives us a glimpse into some cherished, love filled moments. “This video means everything to me,” shares Smith. “Vayda … Continue reading Sky Stays This Blue: Dallas Smith Video Release

Paul Brandt: Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Top 10

After more than 20 years, 10 studio albums (including 2 holiday albums), one live record, 13 top 10 singles, six number 1 hits, eight Juno Awards, and 13 Canadian Country Music Awards… Paul Brandt will take his rightful place in the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame! From his very first single, My Heart Has … Continue reading Paul Brandt: Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Top 10

2017 Country Music Association of Ontario Awards Winner Recap!

On a hot Sunday night in London, the Ontario country music community came together to recognize greatness in the genre over the last 12 months, and it was a party for everyone involved. The Country Music Association of Ontario awards were handed out at Centennial Hall, with host Jason McCoy (The Road Hammers) keeping the … Continue reading 2017 Country Music Association of Ontario Awards Winner Recap!

Both Sides Of The Bar: Jojo Mason Album Review

Jojo Mason exudes the kind of energy that most of us wish we could summon on demand… and that all of us would benefit from having around us all the time. And there may be no better representation of that energy, and the love that pours out of this dude, than his brand new album, … Continue reading Both Sides Of The Bar: Jojo Mason Album Review

River Town Saints: Self Titled Album Review

Nobody has been waiting, or is more excited for the River Town Saints self-titled album than the River Town Saints. The boys in the band have been working hard for the last three years to entertain, write, record, and make country music their lives… and they truly love it. We’ve seen with our own eyes … Continue reading River Town Saints: Self Titled Album Review

On Me: Andrew Hyatt Video Release

Hot on the heels of his Iron & Ashes album release, the critical and fan acclaim for the heartbreaking track, She Ain’t You, and two successful sets during Canadian Music Week, Andrew Hyatt has a brand new song for you to hear, and a video for you to watch. Related: Iron & Ashes: Andrew Hyatt … Continue reading On Me: Andrew Hyatt Video Release

Kris Barclay and More at the 2017 Brooklin Spring Fair

The summer season in a lot of small town starts when the fair rolls through town, and last weekend we got things kicked off for ourselves in Brooklin. The Brooklin Spring Fair had everything you’d expect to see, carnival rides that were trucked in and set up on the midway, kids laughing and screaming and … Continue reading Kris Barclay and More at the 2017 Brooklin Spring Fair

Beautiful Freakshow Tour Review: Dean Brody, Madeline Merlo & James Barker Band

Four and half years ago I photographed my first ever Dean Brody concert, actually it was the first concert I photographed professionally on my own! I still remember how scared I was, tried to avoid eye contact at all times and kept my distance from Dean and everyone on his team. Looking back I don’t know … Continue reading Beautiful Freakshow Tour Review: Dean Brody, Madeline Merlo & James Barker Band

Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2017 Preview: Zac Brown Band Top 10

If you love country music, and you love festivals, and you love to party… then Sunday night at the Cavendish Beach Music Festival is def. going to be your scene! Zac Brown Band have been on top of their game since Chicken Fried became a sing along favourite. And last summer when we had the … Continue reading Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2017 Preview: Zac Brown Band Top 10

Boots & Hearts 2017 Preview: Chad Brownlee Top 10

We’re excited to see Canadian country star Chad Brownlee back on the Boots & Hearts stage this August! The B.C. boy will entertain the crowd on Saturday night, ahead of headliner Brantley Gilbert, and we know that the fans gathered around are going to be red hot and ready to party. Over the last few years … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2017 Preview: Chad Brownlee Top 10

Johnson Crook - The Middle Coast - The Dakota Tavern

The Making Of: The Middle Coast and Johnson Crook take Toronto

For future reference, The Dakota Tavern is an excellent place visit on a Friday night to start your long weekend. To kick off our May Long, we hit our favourite basement in Toronto to see The Middle Coast and Johnson Crook – two bands with deep Manitoba roots, making good music, and having good times. … Continue reading The Making Of: The Middle Coast and Johnson Crook take Toronto