Friday nights are good for parties. Country music is good for parties. Canadian Music Week is good for parties. Now, go ahead and put all three of those things together and you’ve got yourself a red hot night, and we were there. On Friday at Boots & Bourbon Saloon on Queen Street East, we hung … Continue reading CMW 2017: Game On, James Barker Band Release Party with Andrew Hyatt, Dan Davidson and Friends
Boots & Hearts was full of amazing country talent in 2016… some of it well known to Canadian audiences, some of it well known to the B&H crowd, and some of it on the cusp of breaking through. And we put together three artists that check off those tiers in one photo review right here! Check … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2016 Photo Review: Aaron Pritchett, The Reklaws & Kaitlin Kozell
As the weather heated up so did the acts for day 2 at Trackside Music Festival in London, ON! The day 2 schedule brought Steven Lee Olsen, Nashville’s Chris Lane, The talented Cole Swindell and of course FGL (Florida Georgia Line) to the main stage. FGL turned it up a notch or two as they … Continue reading Trackside Music Festival: Day 2 Photo Review
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
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!
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!
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!
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
For the third year in a row, Stuart and Jenna Walker were up on the Boots & Hearts stage doing their thing in front of the crowd. But this year was different. In 2013 The Reklaws won the Emerging Artist Showcase and in 2014 they returned to play for the crowd… but in 2015 they … Continue reading Sun Drunk: The Reklaws at Boots & Hearts 2015!
Here we are… With 2 months + a day until country music fans descend upon Burl’s Creek, the team at Boots & Hearts has gifted us with the day-to-day lineup cards! We knew that this was going to be a stacked festival. The names that kept getting announced have had country fans excited since day … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2015 Day-to-Day Lineup!
Earlier this week we had a chance to meet up with the boys from Johnson Crook to talk about their band, their music, and their spot in the top 8 of the Boots & Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase competition. Many thanks to Noel, Nathan, Jared, and Trevor for taking the time after soundcheck at The … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2015 Emerging Artist Showcase Preview: Johnson Crook
The Boots & Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase is back for 2015! Presented once again by SiriusXM, the Emerging Artist Showcase has helped to launch the careers of Tebey and Tim Hicks (2012), The Recklaws (2013), Runaway Angel, Ty Baynton, Trinity Bradshaw (2014) and more! If you’re interested in taking a chance at stardom, the process … Continue reading Enter Now: Boots & Hearts 2015 Emerging Artist Showcase
2015 is already in high gear and we’re ready for it! You know that old saying, good things come to those who work their ass off – well, that’s exactly the plan. Coming up on TheReviewsAreIn.com in the next little while will be features with The Reklaws, Marshall Dane, Cory Marquardt, The Lovelocks, and a … Continue reading Coming Soon in 2015!
2014 was a good year for country music. Artists like Tim McGraw dropped new material that climbed the charts, Carrie Underwood took us all to church with Something In The Water, and Garth Brooks came out of retirement to sell 1,000,000 concert tickets. But in Canada and the US we’ve also seen new artists really … Continue reading 2014 Country Music Breakout Artists of the Year!
As 2014 comes closer to a close a lot of us will find ourselves looking back and thinking about the things that we saw and did over the last 12 months. For me that process always ends up including the people and events that inspired me in that time. Last year at this time I … Continue reading What and Who Inspired Me in 2014