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It Girl: Petric Arrives with New EP

Manitoba brothers Jason and Tom Petric have been on a pretty wild ride for the last few months. Their debut single Here Goes Everything announced their arrival to Canadian country music fans, and now they’re making themselves even more known with the release of their new EP, It Girl.

Petric It Girl EP CoverThe boys spent a couple days in Toronto this week to celebrate the release, visit with radio stations, CMT, and other media outlets – and we had a chance to catch up with them down at Sugar Beach to ask some questions and see how things are going for this lifelong duo on the rise.

We asked about Steelhead Music and their support of the release of It Girl and the guys were quick to shout out the team behind them. Dallas (Smith, you know the guy that sings all of those hits on country radio) and Charlotte (PR pro and all around great person) got special billing, but it’s easy to see that there’s a great support system for this music – and that has to be a great help for the boys.

Back in June we did a little email Q&A with Jason and Tom and they told us they were in the studio finishing the music that has turned into this EP. We asked how it feels to have it out and available to the world.

Petric-4265It’s a cool feeling, we learned. To see all of their hard work in the studio realized with the release of these 6 songs. It’s just the tip of the iceberg, the start of achieving everything they’ve been working for.

We also asked the boys about social media and how important it is to them. They told us that they were responsible for nearly everything that goes public, and that Jason runs that ship. In his words… “It’s fun it’s always changing. I love watching how it evolves for us and for others at the same time. It’s great to get everything that we’re doing out there, for people to share, to like. This past year has been really good to see that grow for us.” They have a great team behind them helping. It helps them stay connected to their fans.

In June we learned that Jason and Tom both played hockey growing up, and they helped us out with our NHL preview post – so we had to ask if they’ve caught any Jets games at the MTS Centre this season. The answer, not yet. But we have a feeling they’ll be able to make that happen before the end of the season.

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We also asked about the Blue Jays, and while the brothers told us that they aren’t huge fans (they admitted to being likely to have hockey highlights on during the game) they are excited for Torontonians. AND while we were sitting with them they did buy a pair of tickets to see their first ever Blue Jays game. Yup, ALCS game 5 at the Rogers Centre. Not bad.

Side note: As the Petric boys travel the country playing and writing and recording, it’s still a family affair. Mama Petric handles the hotel room booking while her sons are on the road. And we think that’s pretty cool. Good job mom!

The duo also told us how grateful they are to be able to get up on stage and play their music for fans. They can clearly remember nights when the seats were empty, and those memories help to remind them not to take an audience for granted. Big or small, they’ll play for them all… and we’re pretty sure they’re not going to have to worry about small too much moving forward.

Petric Sugar Beach wm-Before we let the boys get on with their day – and to the ballpark, we asked what the 6 songs on It Girl meant to them as artists and performers.

They told us that they are proud of what they’ve been able to accomplish so far as a duo. That it represents a lot of hard work, and this chapter in each of their lives.

And, they hope that everyone has a chance to listen and to enjoy it as much as they enjoyed making it!

Big thanks again to Jason and Tom for hanging out. These guys are awesome.

And if you want to learn more about them, check out these fine online locations…

Facebook: petricmusic
Twitter: @petricmusic
Instagram: @petricmusic
YouTube: Petric Music
iTunes: Petric

Petric: It Girl (Global TV)

Petric: Here Goes Everything

2 years ago

2015-16 NHL Canadian Country Music Season Preview

The NHL season starts this week with Montreal in Toronto, Vancouver in Calgary, New York in Chicago, and San Jose in Los Angeles… and to get us all ready for hockey we recruited 10 of our own Canadian Country Music All-Stars to give us their preview!

We asked each artist 3 questions (Favourite Team, Why/How Long Have You Loved Them, What Do You Expect This Season) and got some awesome answers.

HUGE thanks are going out to Chad Brownlee, Brett Kissel, Bobby Wills, Lindsay Broughton, Tim Chaisson, David Roberts, Cory Marquardt, Tim Hicks, Petric, and Yoan for playing along with our brand new idea this season. We love that there is so much love for puck in the country music community.

So, have a look and see which singer shares the same NHL team love affair as you – and leave a comment to tell us your favourite team, the story of you loving them, and what you expect from them this season!

2015-16 NHL Preview!

Chad Brownlee

Chad Brownlee NHL Preview 2015What is your favourite NHL team?
Vancouver Canucks

Why / How long have you loved them?
Since I can remember. Growing up in BC with my Dad being a huge Canucks fan made it pretty easy to decide which team to cheer for!

What do you expect from them this season?
I think the changes they made last season was the beginning of something great. This year is simply going to add to the success that I see growing in years to come!

Brett Kissel

Brett Kissel CNE 2015What is your favourite NHL team?

Why / How long have you loved them?
“I’ve literally loved the Oilers since I was born. Interesting story, I was born the day the Oilers won their last Stanley Cup in 1990. My brother thinks I’m a curse to the team, because as long as I’ve been alive, they haven’t won the cup since…”

What do you expect from them this season?
“I truly believe that the Oilers will make the playoffs this year. With all that young star power, I mean, they’ve got to! If Calgary got into the playoffs this past season, then the Oilers NEED to!”

Note: On September 3, 2015 at the CNE in Toronto, Brett gave the crowd a guarantee that the Maple Leafs would make the playoffs this season. Remember that 😉

Bobby Wills

When The Lights Go Down Toronto Bobby Wills-8043What is your favourite NHL team?
Calgary Flames

Why / How long have you loved them?
My favourite team as a little guy was the Bruins as we have Massachusetts roots, but the battle of Alberta pulled me in.

What do you expect from them this season?
A playoff spot, hard to say from there. The west is so competitive it is going to be a dog fight!!

Lindsay Broughton

Lindsay Broughton at the 2015 CMAO Awards.

What is your favourite NHL team?
The Detroit Red Wings

Why / How long have you loved them?
HA! Weeell this isn’t awkward at all! To be quite honest I’m fairly new on the Detroit bandwagon! I was a long time lover, supporter and most often defender of the Leafs (stop laughing!) However I was forced to change my ways, burn the blue clothes, convert and become the enemy when I started dating a player in the Detroit organization about a year and a half ago. Yep, I am the ultimate traitor but if it’s any consolation sometimes I still secretly cheer for the Leafs… shhh..

What do you expect from them this season?
Uhmm a cup? haha..kidding. It’s going to be interesting to see what happens without Babcock being there but obviously I’m excited about the season and have faith that the new changes are going to bring big things. 🙂

Tim Chaisson

Tim Chaisson Lost in the Light Release Party ShowWhat is your favourite NHL team?
Montreal Canadiens!

Why / How long have you loved them?
Well, my father pretty much brainwashed my brothers and I since we were born to love the Habs, so as long as I can remember I guess!

What do you expect from them this season?
I’d love to see a strong play-off season myself! I also think it’s pretty cool that P.K. Subban is giving so much back to the community.

David Roberts of The Washboard Union

David Robertson The Washboard UnionWhat is your favourite NHL team?
Toronto Maple Leafs

Why / How long have you loved them?
Since I was a kid of 6, we had seasons tickets at Maple Leaf Gardens, up in the Blues, Section 29

What do you expect from them this season?
Here are my ​2015/2016 predictions:
a) ​In a Wed Oct 7th press release it will be revealed that ​The L​eafs will work a deal with ​season ticket holders who will now only pay for winning games.
b) It’s a rebuild year, or decade or whatever the term is for the 49 odd years they have been waiting to win the cup back….
c) Record Producer and world’​s biggest Leaf fan GGGarth Richardson will be hired as the new head coach and will guide the team to ​victory and win ​the ​2015/2016 Stanley Cup aka La Coupe Stanley
d) The Leafs will continue to sell out night after night…Go Leafs Go

Cory Marquardt

Cory Marquardt CNE 2015What is your favourite NHL team?
Toronto Maple Leafs

Why / How long have you loved them?
My Dad is from Toronto and my grandpa was a big fan. I still picture them in 94-96 Potvin, Clark, Gilmore, Tie Domi and the list goes on

What do you expect from them this season?
They made some pretty big changes and I’m sure they’ll be making more. Not sure what to expect but I see them winning a cup in 20**…

Tim Hicks

Tim Hicks -7769What is your favourite NHL team?
I’m a Leafs guy

Why / How long have you loved them?
It’s sort of ingrained in the culture where I grew up that you must be a Leafs fan or face the consequences lol! Geographically, they’re the closest Canadian team and I always root for home.

What do you expect from them this season?
I’m expecting them to finally throw us a bone! Come on boys!!


Petric Live in StudioWhat is your favourite NHL team?
We’re both huge Jets fans! Toms also has a love for the Detroit Red Wings

Why / How long have you loved them?
We’ve been proud jets fans, even the years they didn’t exist in the league. Those were the years the Red Wings jersey got worn a lot. The year we both started playing hockey the Red Wings won the Stanley Cup, and Stevie Yzerman was Toms all time favourite player.

What do you expect from them this season?
The Jets have a lot of young blood, which may bring some growing pains, but should also bring a lot of exciting hockey. GO JETS GO!


Yoan CNE 2015What is your favourite NHL team?
The Montreal Canadians.

Why / How long have you loved them?
I think Hockey is a part of our culture and heritage and so are the Montreal Canadians. I played hockey for 5 years and my dad has always been a really big fan of the team so we used to watch the games together when I was growing up. The last two years have been so busy for me that I don’t have as much time to follow hockey religiously as I did before but I try to support the team every time I can.

What do you expect from them this season?
I wish them the best and hopefully the Stanley Cup!

2 years ago
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