The Canadian Country Music Association has announced the full list of 2017 CCMA Awards nominees… and it’s an impressive list of Canadian country talent! We are lucky and privileged to have covered, met, and seen these artists put on amazing lives shows, record fantastic music, and grow into their careers. But now, because we know … Continue reading Have Your Say: 2017 Canadian Country Music Association Awards Nominees!
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
With four amazing locations, Country Thunder is back again in 2017 and bigger then ever! With festivals in Florence, AZ, Craven, SK, Twin Lakes, WI and Calgary, AB everyone can have the opportunity to put on their cowboy boots and dance to an amazing lineup all weekend long! Get ready for a weekend full of … Continue reading Country Thunder: Returning to Calgary for 2017!
Back in September 2016 we had the chance to catch up with teenage up-and-comer, Beamer Wigley during Canadian Country Music Week – and we took the chance to get him to answer our 5 quick questions. Check ’em out and keep an eye open for Beamer, he’s coming hard! Q1: If you’re in the car … Continue reading 5 Quick Questions with Beamer Wigley
Back in September we had a chance to sit down with emerging country star Jojo Mason for a little hangout during Canadian Country Music Week in London, ON. And since we had him sitting still (mostly) for a few minutes, we decided to rope Jojo into playing along for a little 5 quick questions action. … Continue reading 5 Quick Questions with Jojo Mason!
Last week I got the chance to spend some time hanging around the Gibson Guitar Lounge with Shae Dupuy. The reason for the hangout? Shae’s got a brand new EP out, it’s called Brave, it was released on October 28th and it’s outstanding! Brave‘s seven tracks include two previously released singles, Tin Man and Drink … Continue reading Shae Dupuy: Brave Q&A and Review
We’re just under 9 months away from Boots & Hearts 2017 at Burl’s Creek in Oro, ON – but it really doesn’t feel like that long at all! In fact, we’ve already been thinking about B&H a lot, and while we can’t give you many details yet, we can tell you that we’re going to … Continue reading Please Welcome to the Stage… Boots & Hearts 2017 Predictions!
If you’re looking for a great way to introduce yourself to the country music fans in Canada, there’s not much better way than winning a major award on the biggest night of the year. And while it might not be what Madeline Merlo had planned, that’s what happened at the 2015 CCMAs when her named … Continue reading Catching Up with Madeline Merlo: Live in Toronto
Manitoba brothers Jason and Tom Petric have been on a pretty wild ride for the last few months. Their debut single Here Goes Everything announced their arrival to Canadian country music fans, and now they’re making themselves even more known with the release of their new EP, It Girl. The boys spent a couple days … Continue reading It Girl: Petric Arrives with New EP
On Sunday the boys from Cold Creek County showed up to sing to us about Our Town and Beer Weather and beer weather it certainly was. Now I don’t know if we broke a temperature record yesterday, boy it was a hot one, but by the time it was over… we’d broken the attendance record at … Continue reading Dallas Smith with Cold Creek County at the CNE 2015
When good people are talented people, you want to pull for them… that’s the case with Alberta girl and country singer/songwriter Livy Jeanne. After catching Livy on stage in Ajax at Steak Stock, seeing her all over the place at Boots & Hearts 2015, and listening to her new album and previous EPs online – … Continue reading All Kinds of Crazy: Livy Jeanne live at the 2015 CNE!
A year ago I sat on a bale of straw backstage with Trinity Bradshaw after she competed in the Emerging Artist Showcase… not long after that she was announced as a finalist, and the next day she won the whole damn thing. Fast forward 12 months and Trinity has a great single, performed on Canada … Continue reading Good Times: Trinity Bradshaw at Boots & Hearts 2015!
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!
Dallas Smith headlines a night of country music at the CNE bandshell! Don’t miss out on this great chance to see an end of summer show!