If you haven’t seen JJ Shiplett on stage, we highly recommend that you change that as soon as possible. And if you’re going to Boots & Hearts 2017, your chance is coming soon! We caught up with the Something To Believe In singer for a little pre-festival Q&A action, and as usual, JJ was awesome. … Continue reading Boots & Hearts Preview: JJ Shiplett Q&A
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!
Boots & Hearts is back with a big announcement today… with 20 new names added to the 2017 festival lineup. Some of these artists we’ve seen a bunch, some we’ve never seen at all, and that makes us pretty freakin’ excited for August 10-13, 2017. Get yourself ready, this is getting big. Today’s Announcement Includes… … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2017 Lineup Announcement: Chad Brownlee, Jess Moskaluke, Eli Young Band, and more!
CMT Music Fest is coming to Kitchener this summer… and it’s going to be HUGE! For 2 days (July 8 & 9) some of country music’s biggest stars and most talented emerging artists will be taking the stage at Bingemans to entertain thousands of fans ready to have a good time in the July heat. … Continue reading CMT Music Fest 2016 Performer Q&A with The Road Hammers, Kira Isabella & Lindi Ortega!
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!
An already impressive year 1 lineup at CMT Music Fest just got bigger with the addition of Kip Moore, Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, Drake White and the Big Fire and Brothers Osborne to the July 8 & 9 festival. With major headliners already in place, these additions do a great job of bringing more … Continue reading CMT Music Fest Artist Announcement #2
We talk an awful lot about how proud we are to see country music making an impact in Ontario… but let’s not forget just how HUGE county has been in Alberta for a long, long time! Part of that country music tradition is the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alberta for more than 20 freaking … Continue reading Big Valley Jamboree 2016 Lineup Announcement!
Well, well, well… it looks like there’s a new player on the Ontario country music festival scene in 2016, and it’s none other than CMT. So many of us have spent hours and hours and hours watching CMT for country music videos – and now that same team will be bringing live music to Bingemans … Continue reading Are Y’all Ready? CMT Music Fest 2016 Announced!
In case you missed it, Lindi Ortega has had a HUGE year in 2015. It will be 3 years since we 1st covered Lindi in Toronto at The Rivoli, and this success doesn’t surprise us one bit! Her album, Faded Gloryville, has been heaped with praise from Rolling Stone, NPR, Huffington Post, The Washington Post, … Continue reading Lindi Ortega: Faded Gloryville CD Giveaway!
Last Friday night Canadian Country Music star Dean Brody took to the TD Music Stage to kick off the Blue Jays Summer Friday Fan Festivals schedule… and it was a home run. Dean and the band put on a great set outside of gates 10 and 11, giving the fans songs they knew so they … Continue reading Bringing Down The House: Dean Brody & The Toronto Blue Jays
This Sunday night the Canadian country music industry will gather and celebrate the people that make the music. There will be performances from Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley, Paul Brandt, Terri Clark, Kira Isabella, Brett Kissel, and more. And there will be awards. Lots of awards. If we’ve learned anything this year covering Boots & … Continue reading 2014 Canadian Country Music Association Awards Predictions
A few weeks ago I was gearing up for my birthday and talking a lot about country music on Twitter with friends who typically don’t talk a lot about country music. And while that’s always fun, there was an unexpected pay off when Ashley Gibson told me about her friend’s band, The Lovelocks. I was … Continue reading Meet Toronto’s New Country Duo: The Lovelocks – Exclusive Interview
While most people may think that country music lives at big festivals like Boots & Hearts or in stereotypical bars in Tennessee and Texas, I can tell you that it’s alive and well in Toronto too. In fact, last night it reached out and slapped me right in my face in the back room at … Continue reading Lindi Ortega Brings Country Music Home To Toronto!