Every year Canadian Music Week takes over Toronto and turns us into the music city we dream about for the rest of the year… and 2017 will be no different with a pile of talented artists – including up-and-comers and headlining legends. This year CMW comes to town from April 18 to 23 and will … Continue reading Canadian Music Week 2017 – The Early Preview!
2016 was a big year. A lot of people will look back at it and see all of the turmoil, loss, and general destruction that came from it – but there were positives that some of us will look back on from the year and use a fence posts for timelines and stories. Some of … Continue reading Songs, Success, and Standing Ovations: The Overdue Rise of Canadian Women in Country Music
This year, to celebrate the holiday season, we asked some of our musician friends to send us pics and videos sharing their best wishes to you! We would like to thank everyone that helped us out with this project, the artists and their teams, and we would like to thank all of you for enjoying … Continue reading Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from thereviewsarein.com and Friends!
On Saturday afternoon at Boots & Hearts we saw the 2015 CCMA Rising Star, Madeline Merlo hit the stage to entertain country music fans in the sun… and it was worth the heat! A nice afternoon crowd assembled to watch Madeline and her band perform on the main stage. Some sat in lawn chairs, some … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2016 Photo Review: Madeline Merlo!
We’ve put together our Boots and Hearts 2016 Spotify playlist for your listening pleasure. With over thirty artists on the #BH5 lineup (we’ve included the emerging artists who were on Spotify), we’ve got you covered for just over six hours! There are a couple of artists who, are not on Spotify, we’ve listed them separately … Continue reading Boots and Hearts 2016 Playlist
The Country Music Association of Ontario Awards were full of super talented, and pretty good looking people… and we have the photos to prove it! Check out some of the looks from the red carpet first (and leave a comment telling us who you think looked the best) and then have a look at some … Continue reading 2016 CMAO Awards Red Carpet & Green Room Photo Review!
They’re Here!!! After months of waiting, weeks of speculation, and more patience than we generally have, the Boots & Hearts 2016 daily lineups have been announced. We don’t have stage assignments or set times yet, but we promise we will share them with you as soon as we do. For now we can start planning … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2016 Daily Lineup Announcement!
BC born and raised, Madline Merlo has been working and waiting for this moment… and now it’s here. Merlo’s debut album, Free Soul, two years in the making, comes to country fans this Friday, April 29 from Open Road Recordings, and will not leave listeners disappointed. It’s a treat to get an 11 song album … Continue reading Free Soul: Madeline Merlo Album Review & Contest!
It’s festival announcement day again… with Lucknow’s Music in the Fields making their 1st reveal for 2016! This beauty of a music and camping festival runs August 25 to 27 this year, with country acts lining up Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night to inspire sing-alongs, dancing, maybe some drinking, and a whole lot of fun! … Continue reading Lucknow’s Music in the Fields 2016 Lineup Announcement!
As we celebrate International Women’s Day 2016, we also look ahead to August and how excited we are to see some very talent women take the stage at Boots & Hearts! We are lucky in country music to have so many awesome, talented, strong women making music that we can listen to live, online, and … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2016 Preview: International Women’s Day Top 5
A new month is here… and we’re ready to fall in love with new music. And If you’re looking for some new tracks to learn and love in February, we’re here to help. Check out our February 2016 playlist for some emerging talent, huge stars, and personal favourites. If there are songs you think we … Continue reading thereviewsarein.com February 2016 Playlist!
Music, like all things in life, goes through phases. We embrace the things and people we love and hold onto them for years at a time, sometimes overlooking what and who comes next because of our tunnel vision. But right now we are knee deep in a country music youth movement that is turning over … Continue reading Welcome to the Country Music Youth Movement
It’s a big morning for country music fans in Ontario with 16 new names added to the 2016 Boots & Hearts lineup! There are personal highlights for me (DIAMOND RIO!!!) and some big names that people have been waiting to see on the B&H stage, plus acts that we’ve seen before and are very happy … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2016 Lineup Announcement #3 – Jake Owen, Dean Brody, Diamond Rio, Dylan Scott and More!
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
2015 was a fun year for country music. Established radio stars kept pumping out the hits with Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, and Sam Hunt owning the #1 spot on the Billboard’s 2015 Hot Country Chart most of the year, plus Eric Church, Zac Brown Band, and Carrie Underwood all releasing new albums that fans … Continue reading 2015 Breakout Country Artists of the Year!