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
Before the skies opened up and dropped a heap of rain on us at CMT Music Fest 2016 we were able to take in 4 emerging country acts on the Maple Leaf Stage – and they all did their best to impress us with what they had to offer. And none of them failed. Eric … Continue reading CMT Music Fest 2016: Maple Leaf Stage Day 1 Photo Review
There may have been some weather ups and downs but that didn’t dampen our spirits for the first edition of Trackside Music Fest. We pretty much kept to the main stage and watched some of our all time favourites, and some heavy hitters, knock it out of the park. Check out our photos and stay … Continue reading Trackside Music Festival: Day 1 Photo Review
Set times are now up for CMT Music Fest and it’s looking like there shouldn’t be too much overlap and that’s good news for all of us. If you’re looking for more details you can hop on over to the CMT Music Fest page using THIS LINK. They’ve got some great artist profiles up if … Continue reading CMT Music Fest Day-to-Day Schedule and Set Times
It’s become a big part of Boots and Hearts, and The Emerging Artist Showcase, presented by SiriusXM, is now ready for your votes! Boots and Hearts put out the call in March and many talented artists answered. And now, the powers that be have narrowed your choices down to 8 talented acts and they’re all vying … Continue reading Boots & Hearts + SiriusXM 2016 Emerging Artist Finalists Announced!
On Tuesday, May 3 at The Phoenix, Boots & Hearts brought a country music party to Toronto! In partnership with KX96 and KX94.7, the Canadian Music Week Hot Shots Showcase featured Blackjack Billy, Meghan Patrick, Eric Ethridge, the James Barker Band, Dani Strong, and Kansas Stone in a 5 hour concert that had the crowd singing, dancing, … Continue reading CMW 2016: Boots & Hearts Hot Shots Showcase – Photo Review
Tuesday night CMW went country at The Phoenix, when Boots & Hearts, KX96, and KX94.7 took over the joint and brought 6 acts up to the stage to take their turns making boots stomp and drinks flow. The party was a pre-celebration of Boots & Hearts 5th anniversary festival this August, but it was also … Continue reading CMW 2016: Boots & Hearts Hot Shots Showcase!
Canadian Music Week is coming… and it’s one of our favourite times of year in the city. The bars and clubs will be filled with artists and fans, there will be new music to discover, and on May 3rd at The Phoenix, there will be country music, brought to you by Boots & Hearts! Yup, … Continue reading CMW 2016 Preview: Boots & Hearts Hot Shots Showcase
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
On a Thursday night, at the start of the Holiday Season, country music fans from across the GTA packed The Phoenix Concert Theatre for a busy night of music from new artists, radio favourites, and free pizza. The Bright Lights, Big Country show (hosted by KX96, KX94.7 & Pizza Nova) brought 7 artists to the … Continue reading Bright Lights, Big Country: Jess Moskaluke, Madeline Merlo, The Lovelocks & Friends in Toronto
It’s been wild to watch the ride that Jess Moskaluke has been on since we first chatted with her in March 2014 in a Boots & Hearts preview post. Since then she’s been up on the B&H stage twice, she’s been named the Canadian Country Music Association Female Artist of the Year twice (2014, 2015), … Continue reading Bright Lights, Big Country: Jess Moskaluke in Toronto [Q&A]
It’s been less than a week since we drove away from Burl’s Creek with music playing in our heads and memories of an awesome 4 day weekend still being formed… but we’re already thinking ahead to Boots & Hearts 2016! We’ve seen the Google searches for Boots & Hearts predictions and have even been asked … Continue reading Who’s Coming Next Year? 10 Boots & Hearts 2016 Predictions!