Leah Daniels at the 2014 CNE Northern Comfort Saloon

Leah Daniels CNE 2014 BannerIn case you missed it, the Canadian National Exhibition is on RIGHT NOW! And this year the CNE has added a touch of country with the Northern Comfort Saloon, open 7 days a week with cold drinks, comfort food and country music on the menu.

On Sunday at the CNE, CCMA Nominee Leah Daniels sat down with Trish for a few minutes after her Saloon set to talk about her music, what’s coming up next, and how excited she is for this year’s Canadian Country Music Awards in Edmonton.

Along with her band, Will Hebbes – lead guitar, Al Rowe- acoustic and electric guitar, Rich DaSilva – Drums, Ben Miller- Bass, Leah played a great set that included a cover of Teenage Dream, Go Back, and a medley that included Best Day Of My Life, Fly, Semi-Charmed Kinda Life, and she ended her set with our fav Leah Daniels track so far, One Night.

Leah is an Ontario girl who grew up on a farm in Uxbridge with her parents and 3 younger brothers, which made for a busy life. But not too busy for music. Her youth was filled with choirs, school musicals and then a run at Canada’s Wonderland as part of the daily performance team during the summer season. And now that she’s come into her own, we are thankful that Leah has settled into country music.

Leah Daniels Northern Comfort Saloon 2014Leah is nominated for Interactive Artist of the Year at the 2014 Canadian Country Music Awards with Johnny Reid, Tenille, Jess Moskaluke, and Brett Kissel. It’s Leah’s 2nd nomination in a row in the category, and with a look at her Facebook and Twitter pages it’s easy to see why she’s part of the group that has a chance to walk away with a trophy in Edmonton.

While she’s in Edmonton in September, Leah will also be performing a series of showcase events that will give fans and some of the most influential people in Canadian country music a chance to see her play and fall in love with her on stage.

While Trish and Leah were talking a few fun things came up, including an unexpected answer to a question that we’ve asked a few artists lately.

Q) What was the last song that you played on your iPod?

A) The latest mix of her upcoming single “Go Back”, produced by friend and Hunter Hayes band member, Sam Ellis. The song isn’t available yet, but look for it very soon with a planned release before the CCMA’s on September 7th.

Speaking of Hunter Hayes, Leah has a fun story about her 1st trip to Nashville and the young country superstar.

On her first trip to Nashville with Ellis four years ago Leah was writing with new people, taking in what the city had to offer and then one day she was out and her car broke down. But, it gave her a good story.

“My car broke down, I was so embarrassed. But there’s Hunter in his pick up truck, I guess he had just turned 16 and in Nashville you can drive when you’re 16. So he’s like don’t worry, hop on in. So I got in his truck and he drove me to the gas station… and he drove me back. He saved the day.”

Thanks to Leah for taking the time. We wish her all of the luck with her new single and in Edmonton at the CCMAs. Check her out all over the place online like:
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
YouTube

And thanks from me to Trish for the pics and for sitting down with Leah!

Stay tuned for more from the 2014 CNE here and on our Facebook page until the gates close and they tell us it’s over.

Be awesome!

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Leah Daniels at the 2014 CNE Northern Comfort Saloon

Leah Daniels CNE 2014 BannerIn case you missed it, the Canadian National Exhibition is on RIGHT NOW! And this year the CNE has added a touch of country with the Northern Comfort Saloon, open 7 days a week with cold drinks, comfort food and country music on the menu.

On Sunday at the CNE, CCMA Nominee Leah Daniels sat down with Trish for a few minutes after her Saloon set to talk about her music, what’s coming up next, and how excited she is for this year’s Canadian Country Music Awards in Edmonton.

Along with her band, Will Hebbes – lead guitar, Al Rowe- acoustic and electric guitar, Rich DaSilva – Drums, Ben Miller- Bass, Leah played a great set that included a cover of Teenage Dream, Go Back, and a medley that included Best Day Of My Life, Fly, Semi-Charmed Kinda Life, and she ended her set with our fav Leah Daniels track so far, One Night.

Leah is an Ontario girl who grew up on a farm in Uxbridge with her parents and 3 younger brothers, which made for a busy life. But not too busy for music. Her youth was filled with choirs, school musicals and then a run at Canada’s Wonderland as part of the daily performance team during the summer season. And now that she’s come into her own, we are thankful that Leah has settled into country music.

Leah Daniels Northern Comfort Saloon 2014Leah is nominated for Interactive Artist of the Year at the 2014 Canadian Country Music Awards with Johnny Reid, Tenille, Jess Moskaluke, and Brett Kissel. It’s Leah’s 2nd nomination in a row in the category, and with a look at her Facebook and Twitter pages it’s easy to see why she’s part of the group that has a chance to walk away with a trophy in Edmonton.

While she’s in Edmonton in September, Leah will also be performing a series of showcase events that will give fans and some of the most influential people in Canadian country music a chance to see her play and fall in love with her on stage.

While Trish and Leah were talking a few fun things came up, including an unexpected answer to a question that we’ve asked a few artists lately.

Q) What was the last song that you played on your iPod?

A) The latest mix of her upcoming single “Go Back”, produced by friend and Hunter Hayes band member, Sam Ellis. The song isn’t available yet, but look for it very soon with a planned release before the CCMA’s on September 7th.

Speaking of Hunter Hayes, Leah has a fun story about her 1st trip to Nashville and the young country superstar.

On her first trip to Nashville with Ellis four years ago Leah was writing with new people, taking in what the city had to offer and then one day she was out and her car broke down. But, it gave her a good story.

“My car broke down, I was so embarrassed. But there’s Hunter in his pick up truck, I guess he had just turned 16 and in Nashville you can drive when you’re 16. So he’s like don’t worry, hop on in. So I got in his truck and he drove me to the gas station… and he drove me back. He saved the day.”

Thanks to Leah for taking the time. We wish her all of the luck with her new single and in Edmonton at the CCMAs. Check her out all over the place online like:
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
YouTube

And thanks from me to Trish for the pics and for sitting down with Leah!

Stay tuned for more from the 2014 CNE here and on our Facebook page until the gates close and they tell us it’s over.

Be awesome!

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