Presented by Chevrolet (new in 2017), the Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase has helped to launch the careers of Tebey and Tim Hicks (2012), The Reklaws (2013), Ty Baynton, Runaway Angel, Trinity Bradshaw (2014), Johnson Crook, Kris Barclay, James Barker Band, (2015), Jesse Gold and Vanessa Marie Carter (2016) and more!If you think you’ve got what … Continue reading Enter Now: Boots & Hearts 2017 Emerging Artist Showcase
Brett Kissel is gearing up for a Winter 2017 tour that will take him to 19 cities, in five provinces, in 24 days… and it’s going to be awesome. The Ice, Snow & 30 Below Tour promises to be a good time for any and all fans of Kissel, the 2016 CCMA Fans’ Choice, Male … Continue reading Kick It With Kissel: Ontario Openers Announced on Brett Kissel’s Ice, Snow & 30 Below Tour!
We’re just under 9 months away from Boots & Hearts 2017 at Burl’s Creek in Oro, ON – but it really doesn’t feel like that long at all! In fact, we’ve already been thinking about B&H a lot, and while we can’t give you many details yet, we can tell you that we’re going to … Continue reading Please Welcome to the Stage… Boots & Hearts 2017 Predictions!
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!
Markham, ON – On a gorgeous Monday night, country music gathered to celebrate the Ontario artists and industry leaders that are making music so many of us are enjoying all across Canada at the Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) Awards! From the red carpet to the award show, hosted by Jason McCoy (who was … Continue reading CMAO Awards 2016 Wrap and Photo Review!
The Country Music Association of Ontario Awards are coming up quickly (Monday, May 30) and we’re pretty damn excited to see the artists show up, hang out, win some awards, and jump up on stage to perform for the crowd at the Flato Markham Theatre. To get Ontario country fans ready we caught up with … Continue reading 2016 Country Music Association of Ontario Awards Preview: Performer Q&A
Two years in the making, No End In Sight, represents thousands of miles spent on the road, thousands of hours working on the music, and one big, full introduction to country music fans. We first saw Runaway Angel at Boots & Hearts 2014 as part of the SiriusXM Emerging Artist Showcase, and quickly followed that … Continue reading No End In Sight: Runaway Angel Album Release Party
Exciting news for Ontario country music fans dropped this morning when the County Music Association of Ontario announced the live performers at this year’s awards show. Earlier in April we found out who’s been nominated for the awards, with Tebey, Jason Blaine, and Leah Daniels leading the way… and on May 30 in Markham, we’ll … Continue reading 2016 CMAO Performer Announcement & Contest!
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!
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
This morning Havelock released their first list of artists and we’re pretty excited. They’ve chosen some of my favourite artists. Let’s get started! The Band Perry, one of my absolute favourite live acts. Kimberley, Reid and Neil Perry have been at this since 2005 and they’re getting better and better. They’ve got a new single … Continue reading 27th Annual Havelock Country Jamboree Lineup Announcement
We wish you guys could hear it all… There is so much music being made right now. We’re lucky enough to be sent links and streams from local artists in Toronto, the rest of Canada, across the United States, and Europe. There’s just not enough time in the day to write about it all or … Continue reading 5 Tips for Finding More New Music
On Monday night in Markham, the brightest talent in Ontario country music gathered to celebrate the industry and the achievements of 2014. With 12 awards, and as many performances, the Flato Markham Theatre certainly was the place to be. As first time attendees and first time voters, both Trish and I were ready to celebrate … Continue reading 2015 Country Music Association of Ontario Awards Recap
The long weekend is here, and that means it’s time to pour a drink, turn on some music and have some fun. Sorry that I can’t handle the drinks for everyone, but whether you’re a beer person, or a whisky person, or rum, or vodka, or wine, or a Fireball person… I can help with … Continue reading May 2-4 Country Music Party Playlist