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!
Every Toronto summer ends the same way, with the Canadian National Exhibition and its rides, food, and entertainment. And now, still a month and a half away from opening day, we have a schedule and lineup for the legendary CNE Bandshell stage. As always, all concerts are included with the price of CNE admission, making … Continue reading 2017 Canadian National Exhibition Bandshell Stage Lineup and Schedule
Four and half years ago I photographed my first ever Dean Brody concert, actually it was the first concert I photographed professionally on my own! I still remember how scared I was, tried to avoid eye contact at all times and kept my distance from Dean and everyone on his team. Looking back I don’t know … Continue reading Beautiful Freakshow Tour Review: Dean Brody, Madeline Merlo & James Barker Band
The folks at Cavendish Beach Music Festival have been busy today. We’re here to give you all the #CBMF2017 news and there’s lots of it. Where to start? Let’s start with the newly announced Tailgate Party on Thursday, July 6th. This free event allows you to check out the venue, pick up your wristbands and … Continue reading Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2017
Saturday night at Canadian Music Week is a big one. Big shows, big crowds, and the unofficial end to a week jam-packed full of music. So it should come as no surprise that the country music show at The Great Hall was busy, loud, and pumping out fantastic music that everyone in the room was … Continue reading CMW 2017: SiriusXM House w/ High Valley, Jess Moskaluke & Madeline Merlo
The schedule is crazy. There are bands all over the city from all over the world. So here we are to try and give you some guidance. Even if you can’t make it to every concert and showcase, you can start finding new music, and singing along to the tracks you know, with these 19 … Continue reading CMW Preview: 19 Songs You Need to Hear at Canadian Music Week 2017!
Canadian Music Week 2017 is coming faster than you might be ready for… and that’s freaking exciting. It means there’s a week of music coming that will mix what you know, what you don’t know, what you already love and what you’re going to fall in love with. And to get you started with your … Continue reading CMW 2017: Joshua’s 3 Don’t Miss Shows ft. The Honest Heart Collective, The Beaches, High Valley
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!