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!
Words cannot explain how excited I am to be a part of the Calgary Stampede again this year! And if you’ve been following the weather forecast, like myself, you already know it’s going to be a lot better than last year! But don’t worry about the 30+ temperatures the next two weeks, there’s tons of … Continue reading 105 Years Strong: 2017 Calgary Stampede Preview
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
On a hot Sunday night in London, the Ontario country music community came together to recognize greatness in the genre over the last 12 months, and it was a party for everyone involved. The Country Music Association of Ontario awards were handed out at Centennial Hall, with host Jason McCoy (The Road Hammers) keeping the … Continue reading 2017 Country Music Association of Ontario Awards Winner Recap!
The 2017 Country Music Association of Ontario Awards are coming, and London, ON is going to do a great job hosting. We know this because we just experienced a hell of a good time with the country music family during Canadian Country Music Week 2016… ask around and people will tell you the same thing. … Continue reading CMAO 2017 Awards Show and Conference Contest!
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 … Continue reading 10 More Awesome Country Covers: Part 4
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
With 2016 quickly drawing to a close (really, it’s coming faster than I thought) it’s time to start looking back at the year that was. So, here we are today with the 10 albums that I’ve found myself listening to the most in 2016. Some were released this year and caught my ear instantly. Some … Continue reading Joshua’s 10 Most Listened to Albums of 2016!
You all know Brett Kissel… Juno and Canadian Country Music Association award winner, good Canadian boy, husband, dad, cowboy hat wearer, Roots model, etc. – you know all that, but today we’ve got some new things for you to learn about the Pick Me Up singer. We caught up with Brett during Canadian Country Music … Continue reading 5 Quick Questions with Brett Kissel!
We’re live in London, Ontario for the CCMA Country Music Week – and while the big awards won’t be handed out until Sunday night, the festivities have already started with a bang! Thursday night we hit up the Jack Daniels Kick Off Party and caught 8 Canadian country acts up on stage with an awesome … Continue reading CCMA 2016: Jack Daniels Kick Off Party w/ Tim Hicks, Aaron Pritchett, Cold Creek County, Jojo Mason, Meghan Patrick, Petric, James Barker Band & Amy Nelson
Do you like photos of country musicians up on stage and doing their thing? Well then you’re in the right place! We were at Peller Estates for the 3rd annual Wine Country Fare and got to see Brad Battle, Jessica Mitchell, Ty Owens, Meghan Patrick, and Blackjack Billy take their turns up on the stage … Continue reading Peller Estates Wine Country Fare 2016 Photo Review!
Day 1 of Boots and Hearts may be the shortest, but it certainly wasn’t low on talent or excitement by any measure. With five acts on the bill we were jam packed from the 5 o’clock start right through to the 11 o’clock start of the late night dance party. American Love: Jake Owen at … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2016 Photo Review: Meghan Patrick!
Sadly we weren’t able to get down to PEI this summer for the Cavendish Beach Music Festival. BUT, with the help of our friends, we do have some awesome photos to share with you. We heard it got a little chilly, but more than anything else we heard that it was a great time with … Continue reading Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2016 Photo Review!
After watching Meghan Patrick play songwriter’s circles, side stages, and bars, we finally go to see what we’d been waiting for… main stage action! In the sunshine before the Friday storm, Meghan and her band took over the CMT Music Fest main stage and brought all kinds of energy, enthusiasm, excitement, and talent up with … Continue reading CMT Music Fest 2016: Meghan Patrick on the Main Stage!
With the Canada Day long weekend behind we’re looking forward to next weekend and Cavendish Beach Music Festival! July 8th, 9th and 10th we’re going to see some of the biggest names in country music including The Band Perry, Kenny Chesney and Blake Shelton. CBMF is bringing us 36 major acts over the three days … Continue reading Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2016 Q&A with Petric, Cold Creek County and Bobby Wills