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10 More Awesome Country Covers: Part 4

Three times before we’ve shared a list of country covers of songs from the world of pop and rock… and now we’re back with a fourth list to share with y’all.

This list has some of our favourite artists on it, singing some awesome songs. And if you haven’t heard them yet, you owe it to yourself to listen.

AND, if you don’t consider yourself to be a fan of country music because of the way it sounds, let this be an introduction for you!

Listen to the tracks, enjoy, and leave a comment telling us which country cover you like best.

10 More Awesome Country Covers

10 More Awesome Country Covers: Part 2

10 More Awesome Country Covers: Part 3

Dylan Scott: Love Yourself

Dolly Parton: Shine

Tebey ft. Emerson Drive: Wake Me Up

Lennon and Maisy: Ho Hey

The Washboard Union & Meghan Patrick: Seven Bridges Road

Jessica Mitchell: Chandalier

Charles Kelley: Set Fire To The Rain

Chris Stapleton: Nothing Compares To You

Sturgill Simpson: In Bloom

Jennifer Nettles: Glory Days

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Field Trip 2016 Lineup Announcement

Today Field Trip released the lineup for their 2016 festival. Headlining at Fort York & Garrison site Saturday night will be The National and Sunday’s headliner is Robyn. In all there are 25 acts on the bill including a couple of our favourites, Lennon & Maisy and Dear Rouge.Dear Rouge

Heading into year four, previous headliners have included Broken Social Scene, Feist, Stars and this year’s Grammy recipient for Best Rock Performance Alabama Shakes.

Other things you might like to know… there are in and out privileges, you can bring sealed snacks and bottles of water, kids under 12 are free, there is parking and there will be valet bike parking. Check out their About page for more info.

Field Trip Lineup

THE NATIONAL ROBYN  JULY TALK   OF MONTREAL SANTIGOLD   DIIV
CHARLES BRADLEY & HIS EXTRAORDINAIRES JAZZ CARTIER BOY & BEAR
 BULLY  HOLY FUCKPLANTS & ANIMALS BASIA BULAT DEAR ROUGE
RA RA RIOT JASON COLLETT TEI SHIELIOT SUMNER MEG MAC
LENNON & MAISY TOR MILLER BRAVE SHORES KALLE MATTSON
CHARLOTTE DAY WILSON MOST PEOPLE

Tickets are on sale now and you can buy weekend or daily passes. Both are available as general admission or VIP. You can get your tickets here!Lennon and Maisy at Boots and Hearts 2015Dear RougeField Trip 2016 Lineup

2 years ago Views

The Stellas and Lennon & Maisy at Boots & Hearts 2015!

If it’s possible for talent to be passed down from parents to children, the Stella family has done just that.

The Stellas Boots and Hearts -2463The Stellas (Brad and MaryLynne) and their daughters Lennon and Maisy (from TV’s Nashville) stepped up on the Boots & Hearts main stage on Saturday to sing some songs, tell some funny family stories and generally be loved.

From the sound check on, the afternoon audience was cheering. There are bands that would kill for the kind of pop that Maisy got when she waved to the crowd before anyone ever sang a song.

And while a lot of focus was put on Lennon & Maisy (deservedly so, they are uber talented and have a ton of career ahead of them) don’t forget about mom and dad. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, those girls come upon their talent honestly. When Brad and MaryLynne sing together it’s sweet and strong and honest. It’s also fun when it needs to be, and it seems like they really like to have fun.

Lennon and Maisy at Boots and Hearts 2015We sat down for a quick chat after the set with Mr. and Mrs. Stella (20 years strong and counting) and they told us that they were impressed with the crowd that showed up to see them play. They also told us that they were happy to be able to bring the girls with them, and on stage they expressed that as well.

When we asked about more dates coming up to support the It Wouldn’t Be This album they told us that there are some pretty cool things happening for them in the UK right now, so they’ll be headed there with the Zac Brown Band – and then they’ll be planning 2016 when they hope to be back in Canada again in the spring.

On a cool personal note, we talked a little about an old school friend Troy Williams who works at their Whitby music school The Music Scene, and engineered their 1st EP down in Nashville.

Both on stage and while we were chatting Brad and MaryLynne were gracious and kind and friendly – and from everything we saw, their daughters are the exact same way.

Lennon and Maisy Boots and Hearts -2591Saturday afternoon the fans at Boots & Hearts saw something special when The Stella family took the stage. No matter who was featured on a microphone, everyone was there. We saw Maisy singing along to Perfect from the side of the stage. MaryLynne sang harmonies when the girls took the spotlight. And when all 4 played together at the end of the set it really was a very special moment to witness.

This was also the 1st set of the weekend to choke us up. This House and A Life That’s Good got to me, and Trish had a tear or 2 in her eyes when Lennon & Maisy sang Boom Clap with the support of their parents and the band.

They were impressive and inclusive and made us all proud that they are home when they are in Canada.

The Stellas and Lennon & Maisy Boots & Hearts Set List

The Stellas

♥ Can’t Let Go
♥ Perfect
♥ Gravy
♥ This House

Lennon & Maisy

♥ Big Yellow Taxi
♥ When I’m Down
♥ Boom Clap
♥ A Life That’s Good
♥ Ho Hey
♥ Call Your Girlfriend

The Stellas w/ Lennon & Maisy

♥ Baba O’Reilly
♥ Medley: Waterfalls, Fishin’ in the Dark, Callin’ Baton Rouge, Wasn’t That a Party, No Choice

Work Hard. Play Harder. Be Awesome!

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2 years ago Views

10 Reasons We’re Excited for 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 already pumped right up) we’ve got a list of 10 reasons we’re excited for this year’s festival!

The Venue

Boots and Hearts Burls Creek SunsetWe’ve already had the luxury of touring around the Burl’s Creek park during WayHome, and it’s pretty awesome. We know there will be some changes made to the grounds from 1 festival to the other, but if the Main Stage and the Front Porch stage are where we think they will be, it’s going to be just fine.

There’s also a ton of room for bars, porta-potties, food trucks, water refill stations, lounging in the sun or the shade, and dancing to the music.

We can’t wait to get inside and check it out again.

The Headliners

Eric Church 2015Brad Paisley, Eric Church, and Florida Georgia Line are big names who play big stages in front of big crowds – and Boots & Hearts will give all three of them that opportunity.

All 3 acts also have impressive libraries of music that the fans will be to sing and shout along to throughout the sets, and that always makes for a good time.

We’re guessing that Eric Church’s set will inspire the more whisky to be consumed and the most smoke clouds to rise – and Florida Georgia Line will give us the most pop from the young crowd, particularly the ladies when they take the stage and start playing their brand of good-time party country music.

The Emerging Artist Showcase

BnH emerging artist showcaseIn Year 1 Tebey won the contest (and Tim Hicks finished 2nd), in Year 2 The Reklaws took home the grand prize, and in Year 3 our pal Trinity Bradshaw claimed the title… so who will win this year?

The answer is… we don’t know.

Here are the contenders: James Barker Band, Eric Ethridge, Leanne Pearson, Johnson Crook, Tenille Arts, Birds of Bellwoods, Ray Gibson, and Travis Wood.

Good luck to all of the finalists, winning this thing can go a long way to kicking off a career!

The Women on Stage

When this year’s lineup was announced we were impressed and excited at the number of female acts that were included. Last year’s number was really low, but now we’re back!

Kira-Isabella-Band-2014-CNEThe Reklaws, Jess Moskaluke, The Stellas, Lennon & Maisy, Maddie & Tae, Small Town Pistols, The Lovelocks, MacKenzie Porter, Kira Isabella, Leah Daniels, Trinity Bradshaw… and more awesome and talented women will being singing songs for us from Thursday to Sunday and we can’t wait to hear them.

The women of country music deserve every play and stream and download they get – so pay attention this weekend and find a new favourite.

Little Big Town

Dallas Smith

Boots and Hearts Dallas SmithYes, we were very excited to see Little Big Town before the announcement was made that they wouldn’t be able to play the show…

BUT, we are very excited for Dallas Smith to take that slot opening for Eric Church on Saturday. Not only because Lifted is an amazing album and the show is going to get people ready for the headliner, also because Dallas is a good dude and deserves the chance to give us some Canadian content in a prime spot.

The Fans

Boots and Hearts FansThis festival is special for 2 big reasons – the talent on stage and the fans in the crowd.

Every year more people show up and sing and dance and drink and camp and have a great time. And we’re looking forward to 2015 being no different.

Yes, you’ll see people that are too drunk to function, and yes, someone will pass out and look silly… and maybe a couple dudes will try to start a fight, but with an expected 35,000 in attendance we’re expecting the same good ‘ole country fans to show up and be awesome.

The Camping

Boots and Hearts Burls Creek Camping WayHomeSpeaking of the fans, a lot of them will be camping. And while we won’t be among them, we’re looking forward to the stories from those of you who are.

As of Wednesday afternoon it seems a whole whack of people have set up camp and cracked open drinks… so the party is already starting.

Just be safe in there. Be smart. Have fun.

The Late Night Dance Parties

BnH Late Night Dance PartiesAll 4 nights of the festival will feature a late night dance party at the Front Porch Stage. The music starts at 11 with sure highlights coming from Thursday’s White Out party and Sunday’s Foam Party.

We can’t wait to see the action and everyone’s Instagram pictures after!

Seriously, tag us or tweet at us or something with your pics. We’re sure they’re going to be awesome!

The CanCon

The Road Hammer @trishcaAs we’ve said, this lineup and stacked – and a lot of the talent in 2015 is Canadian. We LOVE that, and we’re proud of it.

We’re also excited because acts like The Road Hammers, Chad Brownlee, Small Town Pistols, Emerson Drive, Wes Mack, Leah Daniels, Kira Isabella, The Stellas, and High Valley all put on a great show, and we’ll be there to see them to their thing.

Shout out to Emerson Drive btw. The boys stepped up at the last minute to fill the vacant spot that was created when Dallas Smith slid over to cover for Little Big Town. Well done boys, it was the good Canadian thing to do.

The Thursday Night Kick Off Party

BnH kick off partyThe party starts Thursday night thanks to Coors Banquet! 5 acts, 6 hours of country music, and a whole lot of fun are coming – and we can’t wait.

Really, it’s true.

2013 and 2014 both gave us awesome kick off parties with acts like Brett Kissel, Dallas Smith, Tim Hicks, and Emerson Drive – and this year shouldn’t be any different.

Be ready for The Reklaws, Jess Moskaluke, Old Dominion, Blackjack Billy, and The Road Hammers to put on the biggest Thursday night at Boots & Hearts yet.

See y’all soon.

Work Hard. Play Harder. Be Awesome!

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5 New Country Acts We’re Excited to See at Boots & Hearts 2015

Boots & Hearts is coming. We’ve been over that. Single Day VIP passes are available. Daily schedules have been released. Excitement is growing.

We all know who the headliners are, and we love them. Just like you, we can’t wait to see Brad Paisley, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town, Thomas Rhett, Dallas Smith, Jess Moskaluke, Kira Isabella, etc, etc, etc… but there are other acts, new acts, that we can’t wait to see up on stage as well.

So let’s break down 5 of the acts that aren’t headliners yet – but are on their way.

Leah Daniels

Leah Daniels CMAO 2015Fresh off her Rising Star win at the Country Music Association of Ontario Awards, Leah Daniels is getting ready for a huge push!

With Go Back going Top 20, Dream Without You climbing the charts right now, and a stage show that continues to get better and better. We can’t wait to see what the Uxbridge girl brings to the Boots & Hearts stage. You can be sure you’re going to see a big smile, a big voice, and a boat load of enthusiasm.

Be ready to hear some new music, maybe some great covers – but most of all, be ready to see an artist that you’re going to hear a lot more of in the next few years!

Maddie & Tae

Maddie and Tae Start Here Album CoverIn 2014 these girls took the country music world by storm with Girl In A Country Song. And now we’re only 2 and a half months away from the release of their debut full length album, Start Here, and that’s exciting for fans and for Maddie & Tae.

Fly has been a strong 2nd single for the duo and we can’t wait to hear those 2 songs as well as like Your Side Of Town, Sierra, and maybe a few new ones that we haven’t heard yet. Boots & Hearts is going to feel like an unofficial Canadian album release party – just 3 weeks early. We’re ready for that!

Old Dominion

Old DominionWith Break Up With Him all over the place right now it’s hard to believe that there are many country fans that aren’t familiar with Old Dominion. And if you don’t know that song yet, maybe you remember Shut Me Up from just a little while ago.

The songs that these boys sing lead us to believe that we’re going to get a fun set. The harmonies are tight, the potential for some loud guitar action is there – and with a few thousand of their closest Canadian friends in the audience we have a feeling that they’re going to be excited.

Shut me up by showing up/ With strawberry stuff on your lips you know I like so much/ Just a little kiss will do the trick/ Give me something else to do with my lips…

Dylan Scott

Dylan Scott Lay It On MeWe’ve said a lot about Dylan Scott already (Boots & Hearts Preview: Dylan Scott Q&A and 7 Reasons to Fall in Love with Dylan Scott). We’re fans and we’re ready for more.

We know that Dylan’s set is going to include Lay It On Me, Makin’ This Boy Go Crazy, Mmm, Mmm, Mmm, as well as covers of Keith Whitley’s When You Say Nothing At All and maybe even Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud since it was so huge on Facebook, YouTube and iTunes.

It is also pretty safe to say that Dylan Scott is going to bring a ton of Southern Boy Charm with him when he comes to Burl’s Creek. And we can’t wait.

Lennon & Maisy

Lennon and MaisyWe really have no idea what we’re going to get from Lennon & Maisy and Boots & Hearts. They could have their own set. They could pop up on stage with their mom and dad (The Stellas). But either way I’m guessing that we’re going to see them on the main stage. There’s too much recognition thanks to ABC’s Nashville.

If we do see the girls take the stage on their own we’re hoping that we get to see covers like Ho Hey, Boom Clap and maybe even Call Your Girlfriend. And with the release of the girls’ new book, we’re expecting to hear In The Waves as well. Oh, and if we don’t hear A Life That’s Good, we’ll be sad.

No matter what happens we know that the crowd is going to pop for Lennon & Maisy, and we can’t wait to see their faces and hear their voices when that happens!

Work Hard. Play Harder. Be Awesome!

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Boots & Hearts 2015 Day-to-Day Lineup!

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 1 when Florida Georgia Line was announced on Breakfast Television.

And now we know who is playing which day from Thursday all the way through Sunday!

Previous experience may lead us to believe that the names at the top will be performing at the end of the night, and the names at the bottom in the small print will be performing on side stages in the early afternoon sunshine… but we don’t know for sure just yet.

Here’s what we do know…

BOOTS & HEARTS THURSDAY, AUGUST 6 LINEUP

Boots and Hearts Coors Banquet Kick Off Party 2015

The Road Hammers
Jess Moskaluke
Blackjack Billy
Old Dominion
The Reklaws

BOOTS & HEARTS FRIDAY, AUGUST 7 LINEUP

Boots and Hearts Friday Lineup 2015

Brad Paisley
Justin Moore
High Valley
Maddie & Tae
Dylan Scott
Small Town Pistols
Austin Webb
Ty Baynton
Kaitlin Kozell
Genevieve Fisher
Jesse Labelle
Abby Stewart
Open Sky

BOOTS & HEARTS SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 LINEUP

Boots and Hearts Saturday Lineup 2015

Eric Church
Little Big Town
Chad Brownlee
David Nail
The Stellas
Lennon & Maisy
Mackenzie Porter
Melissa Payne
Jesse Labelle

BOOTS & HEARTS SUNDAY, AUGUST 9 LINEUP

Boots and Hearts Sunday Lineup 2015

Florida Georgia Line
Thomas Rhett
Frankie Ballard
Dallas Smith
Cannan Smith
Kira Isabella
Wes Mack
Trinity Bradshaw
The Lovelocks
Leah Daniels
Them Dang Rattlers
Kate Suhr

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This festival is stacked from top to bottom, just like it is every year!

Click Here to read more Boots & Hearts posts and interviews – and stay tuned because we’ve got more posts, more previews, more information – and more coverage from Oro-Medonte coming up!

Work Hard. Play Harder. Be Awesome!

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It Wouldn’t Be This: The Stellas at Toronto’s Hugh’s Room!

The Stellas at Hugh's Room in TorontoTalented, attractive, funny, very in love, Canadian, and live right in front of our faces…

The Stellas came home-ish on Friday night to play Hugh’s Room in Toronto. It was the first time that we’d had a chance to see the Oshawa/Whitby couple take the stage to play their songs, and it was long overdue.

Brad & Marylynne were in complete control of the packed house, telling jokes and stories, making fun of the band and each other and themselves, making the audience laugh between songs that, at times, nearly had us crying.

It would be an understatement to tell you that The Stellas are under-appreciated for the amount of talent that they bring to their music. Maybe it’s because they haven’t had that 1 big radio hit. Maybe it’s because they haven’t had the push on US radio. Maybe it’s because we often think about their daughters Lennon & Maisy before we think of them.

Note: Cool to see Tyler Wilkinson of the Small Town Pistols in the crowd and taking in the show.

We did our best to get the set list written down during the show, but we kept getting distracted by things like singing along and tearing up and laughing. However, we have some of the set to share…
The Stellas Hughs Room TheReviewsAreIn

  • Perfect
  • Gravy
  • In This House
  • Stay A While*
  • Riding in the Back Seat
  • It Wouldn’t Be This*
  • The Man Upstairs**
  • Everytime You Go Away (Paul Young)
  • Baba O’Reilly (The Who)
  • Mash-up: Waterfalls/ Fishin’ in the Dark/ Callin’ Baton Rouge/ Wasn’t That A Party/ Mercedes Benz (TLC, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Garth Brooks, The Irish Rovers, Janis Joplin)
  • Encore: No Choice (Peter, Paul and Mary)

The Stellas at Hugh's Room Toronto March 27 2015*Stay A While and It Wouldn’t Be This will both be featured on The Stellas new album which drops on May 4, 2015. The date just happens to be the couple’s 20th anniversary, not a bad gift to give to each other.

**Brad let loose with the news that The Man Upstairs has been put on hold for Blake Shelton, so keep an eye out for it!

To say that we had a good time Friday night would be easy. To explain the show that The Stellas put on with just a few words, photos and music videos, is hard.

If we weren’t in countdown mode for Boots & Hearts before, we are now.

Do yourself a favour and check out more from The Stellas online – and if you have a chance, go see a show soon!

Facebook: The Stellas
Twitter: @thestellas
YouTube: The Stellas
iTunes: The Stellas

The Stellas: It Wouldn’t Be This

The Stellas: Perfect

The Stellas: Riding In The Back Seat


The Stellas at Hugh's Room in Toronto March 2015
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3 years ago Views

Women in Country: Canada Leads the Way!

Country music, like all music, goes through swings and cycles of popularity among certain artists or trends. Recently the prevailing trend has been Bro Country… but that’s changing – and Canada is leading the way.

Yes, male artists like Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Dallas Smith and Florida Georgia Line are still selling out arenas and hitting #1 on the charts in Canada and the United States – but the women are coming. In fact, they’re already here and they’re starting to make noise in a big way. And we’re all for it!

jess-moskaluke-on-stageOn Tuesday the 2015 Juno nominations were announced, and in the Country Album of the Year category we saw 3 female artists named in the list of 5. Congratulations to Jess Moskaluke, Kira Isabella, and MacKenzie Porter on their fantastic records – we don’t know who we’re even going to cheer for on March 15th.

Aside from the award nominations, we’ve had other signs that things are turning around. Perhaps we have CanCon rules to thank, but Jess, Kira, and MacKenzie have been joined on the radio by artists like Lindsay Broughton, The Lovelocks, and One More Girl. Add that list to American hit makers that include Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Maddie & Tae, and Danielle Bradbery and all of a sudden you’re looking at some excellent balance on country radio in Canada. It has been refreshing to hear and fun to listen to.

Edit: We need to add Leah Daniels to this list because we just learned that her current single “Go Back” will be landing in the Top 40 this week. Congrats to Leah.

But even better than radio play is live music!

Boots and Hearts 2015 Profile PhotoThis year the Boots & Hearts Music Festival has really made a step towards equality in their lineup after having only a small handful of female acts booked in 2014. It’s hard to blame them for last year’s lineup – they have to book acts that are popular and will sell tickets. But 2015’s lineup is awesome with 12 female solo acts or duos + 3 more acts that will have women prominently on the microphone (Little Big Town, The Stellas, Small Town Pistols). That’s HUGE. We’re looking at 15 of 30 acts having a female voice! Congrats to, Canadian owned, Boots & Hearts for making that happen – and to all of the acts for busting their humps to get to where they are.

Here’s the list…
Kira Isabella and Josh at The Rockn Horse-3147Kira Isabella
Maddie & Tae
Trinity Bradshaw
Leah Daniels
Lennon & Maisy
MacKenzie Porter
Kaitlyn Kozell
The Lovelocks OutsideThe Lovelocks
Genevieve Fisher
Melissa Payne
Kate Suhr
Abby Stewart

We Love It!

Now, are we still going to hear male country singers going on about pretty girls and pick-up trucks and beer? Of course we are, that’s never going away!

But we’re also going to hear from some very talented women in country music. They’re going to release more albums and singles and videos. They’re going to put on more concerts, book more festivals, sell more t-shirts and generally keep being awesome. And we’ll be here to support them every single step of the way.

You should too.

Work Hard. Play Hard. Be Awesome.

3 years ago Views

Boots & Hearts 2015 Preview: Catching Up with The Stellas [Interview]

The Stellas Album Cover

via Facebook

The Stellas have been making music for years. In fact, they’ve been at it for 20 years now, and they wouldn’t have it any other way.

Originally from Whitby, Ontario (just east of Toronto) the married duo of Brad and MaryLynne are working on their second album and will be coming to Boots & Hearts in 2015 to put on a show for the crowd. It will be their 2nd time at the festival, and just like all of us, their first time at the new Burl’s Creek venue.

We were able to catch up with The Stellas by email to see what’s coming up for them, talk about Boots & Hearts, and get to know them a little better.

Here we go…

Q. You guys have been at this music thing for a while, and it’s working out pretty well for you. How cool is it to be playing big festival shows like Boots & Hearts when you got your start in small city Ontario?

The Stellas Lennon and Maisy

via Twitter

The Stellas: It’s one of our favourite places to play! We were so grateful to have had the opportunity to play the festival in 2013. Now we have the opportunity to play it a second time with the added magic of our children, which only makes it that much more amazing! Not to mention.. we met a long time hero of ours, Rita Coolidge, the last time we played Boots & Hearts. 🙂

Note: In case you didn’t know, because I forgot to mention it, Brad and MaryLynne are the proud parents of Lennon & Maisy, 2 super talented girls you may know from YouTube or ABC’s Nashville.

Q. Barrie isn’t as close to Whitby as Bowmanville would have been, but it’s closer than Nashville, how does it feel to be coming “home” to play to a big crowd this summer?

The Stellas: Having the opportunity to play in front of a big crowd is always exciting, but knowing that we’ll be looking at the faces of those we know and love, just makes it that much more amazing! It’s like a big family and friend reunion!

Q. And Boots & Hearts is going to be a family affair for you with the girls coming up to play as well. Is this going to be your summer working-vacation, or is there a real vacation planned for the family this summer?

The Stellas Boots and Hearts 2015

via Facebook

The Stellas: Playing music with the whole family is never work, but we will most definitely carve out some extra time while we’re there to spend it with family and friends. 🙂

Q. Now back to work questions, what other big things are coming up for you in 2015 that we should know about?

The Stellas: We are releasing our second album! It has been a longer process than anticipated as there’s been a lot going on, but we are so excited for everyone to hear what we have been working on!

Q. 1 last serious question before a couple fun ones to wrap things up. What can you tell us about the next album from The Stellas, because we’re really digging Gravy and want more 🙂

The Stellas: Thank you! This album is a collection of songs we feel really proud of. It’s always a challenge with the first album. Everyone is a little more conservative on the first go around. With this second album, we were able to put songs on there that we wrote and really loved. There is a wide range of songs.

The Stellas Boots and Hearts 2015 Profile

via BootsandHearts.com

Q. Dream Time: You’re putting together the tour of a lifetime and you get to bring 2 or 3 other acts out on the road with you – who are you playing with every night?

The Stellas: It would be quite the variety! Probably Marty Robbins, KISS, and if Michael Jackson were still alive…him too! 🙂

Q. If we could sneak a peek at your playlists right now, who would we find in your top 3 most played?

The Stellas: Marty Robbins, Lori McKenna, and Bread.

Q. In 50 words or less, tell the Boots & Hearts fans what they can expect when The Stellas take the stage this August!

The Stellas: Expect us to pour our hearts out, make you laugh, dance and feel the love & music!!

Big thank you to Brad and MaryLynne, The Stellas! We can’t wait to see them up on the Boots & Hearts with Lennon & Maisy stage this August. If you don’t have your tickets yet, get ’em here!

Find The Stellas online at these fine locations…
website: www.thestellasmusic.com
Facebook: The Stellas
Twitter: @TheStellas
YouTube: The Stellas

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Boots & Hearts 2015 Lineup Announcement Round 3 Review

Boots and Hearts 2015 HeadlinersBoots & Hearts delivered on their promise of a “big announcement” when they released a new list of 23 acts that will be part of the B&H 2015 lineup this August at Burl’s Creek Event Park outside of Barrie.

The new names bring the total lineup to 31 acts that will take the stage August 6-9, 2015 and we can’t wait to see each and every one of them take their turn in front of the crowd.

Before we break some of those new additions down for you, here’s a reminder of the artists previously announced for Boots & Hearts…

Florida Georgia Line – Eric Church – Brad Paisley – Little Big Town
High Valley – Justin Moore – Dallas Smith – Chad Brownlee

Now, let’s have a look at the 23 acts announced on Wednesday to the list…

Thomas Rhett – Frankie Ballard – David Nail – Maddie & Tae – Canaan Smith
Kira Isabella – The Stellas
with Lennon and Maisy – Mackenzie Porter – Dylan Scott Small Town Pistols – Wes Mack – Trinity Bradshaw – The Lovelocks – Leah Daniels
Ty Baynton – Kaitlin Kozell – Them Dang Rattlers – Genevieve Fisher – Melissa Payne Jesse Labelle – Kate Suhr – Abby Stewart

To have a little fun with these new names we’re going to break out some categories that most of these acts fit into for us without even really thinking about it all to hard. Some acts will appear in more than one category… and that’s totally okay by us!

Acts we’ve seen before and can’t wait to see again at Boots & Hearts 2015!

Thomas Rhett Boots and Hearts 2015Thomas Rhett We saw Thomas play a small, intimate set at the Rock ‘N’ Horse in Toronto to help push his It Goes Like This album. He was a whole lot of fun in that small setting, but we have no doubt that his energy and charm are going to translate to a bigger stage and much bigger audience this summer.
Kira Isabella Kira is one of Canadian countries premier artists, as well as a super sweet person. She’s been up on the Boots & Hearts stage before, and with her new music ready to roll, this should be a great set.
Mackenzie Porter Ms. Porter has been making a name for herself in music and on TV with the success of Misfit Parade on country radio and her stint as Naomi Bohannon on AMC’s Hell on Wheels. She’s a hell of a fiddle player with a voice to match.
Trinity Bradshaw Boots and Hearts 2015Trinity Bradshaw It’s no secret that Trinity is one of our favs and as the winner of 2014’s SiriusXM Emerging Artist Showcase, she won the right to a spot on the main stage in 2015. After opening for Shania Twain late last summer we know she’s ready for this.
Leah Daniels Another great add for the festival, Leah is an Ontario girl with a ton of talent and a great smile to go with it. Trish caught up with her at the 2014 CNE in Toronto and now she’s taking a step up.
Ty Baynton – Ty was the runner up in the SiriusXM contest at 2014’s festival and he put on a helluva show when he got the chance. We aren’t at all surprised to see his name on this list with a chance to do it again.

Female Performers at Boots & Hearts 2015!

Country radio and festivals like B&H have been under criticism for the last couple years for the lack of female presence in the genre. But with this new list of acts for the 2015 festival Boots & Hearts have made a clear statement that women are back!

Maddie & Tae – Kira Isabella – Lennon and Maisy – Mackenzie Porter
Trinity Bradshaw – The Lovelocks – Leah Daniels – Kaitlin Kozell
Genevieve Fisher – Melissa Payne – Kate Suhr – Abby Stewart

We are impressed and happy to see 12 female acts (solo and duos) on this list of 31 performers. Add in Little Big Town, Small Town Pistols, The Stellas, who all have female voices in the band and we’re at nearly 50% – exactly where we should be!

Canadian Content at Boots & Hearts 2015!

Republic Live is a Canadian company and have always done a great job of putting Canadian talent on stage. From Terri Clark and Paul Brandt in year 1 – to this talented list in year 4, we have no complaints!

Kira Isabella – The Stellas – Lennon and Maisy – Mackenzie Porter – Wes Mack
Small Town Pistols – Trinity Bradshaw – The Lovelocks – Leah Daniels – Ty Baynton
Kaitlin Kozell – Them Dang Rattlers – Genevieve Fisher – Melissa Payne
Jesse Labelle – Kate Suhr – Abby Stewart

Add Dallas Smith, Chad Brownlee and High Valley to those names and you have 20 Canadian Acts set to take the stage at Boots & Hearts this summer!

Acts we haven’t seen yet, and totally want to at Boots & Hearts 2015!

Maddie and Tae Boots and Hearts 2015Maddie & Tae – These girls lit the world on fire in 2014 with Girl in a Country Song and they’re making waves with Fly to start 2015!
Small Town Pistols – We’ve been listening to Amanda and Tyler Wilkinson sing since they were The Wilkinsons, and now (after 2 years of predicting incorrectly) they are finally coming to sing in front of us, in person!
Wes Mack – This young man is on fire, currently hitting radio stations like crazy pushing Before You Drive Me Crazy and has found success as it’s become the most added song in Country Radio this week. Plus, we hear he puts on a fun show.
Lennon and Maisy Boots and Hearts 2015Lennon & Maisy – These 2 are adorable, talented, Canadian and super awesome. If you’ve seen them on YouTube or ABC’s Nashville you know what I mean. I can’t wait to see them up on stage with The Stellas who just happen to be Lennon and Maisy’s parents.
David Nail – Whatever She’s Got is the kind of song that makes us want to sing along every single time. We can’t wait to hear it live with thousands of other voices singing along too!
Canaan Smith – Smith stormed out of the gate with Love You Like that, and just like Nail, we can’t wait to see him up on stage so we can sing along!

So there you go. We’ve got 31 acts lined up for Boots & Hearts 2015… and while that could be everyone, we wouldn’t be surprised if there are more surprise announcements!

Stay tuned for features coming up with The Lovelocks as well as more B&H performers AND Boots & Hearts preview posts that will include Trinity Bradshaw and her thoughts on some of the 2015 artists.

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