Category Archives: ~photos by Ray Williams

The Project: Lindsay Ell Album Review

The long awaited debut full-length album from Lindsay Ell is finally here, and it was… worth the wait. Lindsay’s skills and talents shine through all 12 tracks on The Project, starting with Waiting On You and finishing with Worth The Wait. The Calgary born – Nashville based, singer/songwriter/guitar hero has created a record that shows … Continue reading The Project: Lindsay Ell Album Review

Boots & Hearts 2017 Preview: Day-to-Day Schedule and Stage Lineup

Boots & Hearts 2017 is coming, and we’re getting ready for all of the live music action that we can handle. And now we know which day, stage, and time we’ll be catching our favourite country music artists from August 10 to 13th in Oro-Medonte, ON. Now, we know that there are going to be … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2017 Preview: Day-to-Day Schedule and Stage Lineup

105 Years Strong: 2017 Calgary Stampede Preview

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

Cowboy Up: Budweiser County Fair is Coming to Toronto

For the last few years we’ve been talking about Toronto’s emergence as a country music hot spot. And now, the city is getting their own country music festival when the Budweiser County Fair comes to 525 King Street West, July 14 and 15, 2017. The County Fair is offering a full experience, including: ★ Carnival … Continue reading Cowboy Up: Budweiser County Fair is Coming to Toronto

5 Quick Questions with Jason Benoit!

We caught up with Newfoundland’s Jason Benoit during Canadian Country Music Week in London, ON and had the chance to sit down with the All Wanna Party singer to play through 5 quick questions. Jason has been putting in work on the country music scene, and we know there’s a lot more coming to add … Continue reading 5 Quick Questions with Jason Benoit!

CCMA Awards 2016: Saturday Night w/ Doc Walker, Jesse Slack & Johnson Crook Photo Review

On Saturday we were pulling double duty covering both the Canadian Country Music Association‘s First 2016 Awards Ceremony and the Outdoor Stage. Night after night, the crowd at the Country Music Week’s outdoor stage continued to grow and by Saturday evening the Talbot Street/Covent Market space was jammed with concert goers. Opening up was Johnson Crook, … Continue reading CCMA Awards 2016: Saturday Night w/ Doc Walker, Jesse Slack & Johnson Crook Photo Review

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Peller Estates Wine Country Fare 2016 Photo Review!

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!

Boots & Hearts 2016 Photo Review: Aaron Pritchett, The Reklaws & Kaitlin Kozell

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

Good Night For Going Nowhere: Autumn Hill at Boots & Hearts 2016!

On the first full day of Boots & Hearts 2016, Autumn Hill hit the main stage and continued to show us why we see them as one of country’s brightest rising stars in Canada, and truthfully, one of our favourites. The opportunity to see Tareya and Mike backed by a full band was also a … Continue reading Good Night For Going Nowhere: Autumn Hill at Boots & Hearts 2016!

Boots & Hearts 2016 Photo Review: Tim Hicks!

Y’all know Tim Hicks. He’s the Southern Ontario country singer and family man responsible for bangers like Here Comes The Thunder, So Do I, and Hell Raisin’ Good Time… and his latest single, Stompin’ Ground! Well, for the fourth time in five years, Hicks was back at Boots & Hearts where the fans always love … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2016 Photo Review: Tim Hicks!

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Cherry Bomb: River Town Saints at Boots & Hearts 2016!

“You can tell everyone that Timberlake is our favourite Justin.” That’s just one of the tidbits that came from our hangout with River Town Saints after their Sunday set at Boots & Hearts 2016! Earlier in the afternoon, in front of a raucous crowd of country music loving individuals, the boys went to work and … Continue reading Cherry Bomb: River Town Saints at Boots & Hearts 2016!

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Boots & Hearts 2016 Photo Review: James Barker Band

One year ago the James Barker Band played on the Boots & Hearts main stage on their way to winning the SiriusXM Emerging Artist Showcase. This summer the boys were back on the main stage as part of a very big, very busy summer. If you listen to Canadian country radio you’ve heard Lawn Chair … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2016 Photo Review: James Barker Band

Boots & Hearts 2016 Photo Review: Madeline Merlo!

On Saturday afternoon at Boots & Hearts we saw the 2015 CCMA Rising Star, Madeline Merlo hit the stage to entertain country music fans in the sun… and it was worth the heat! A nice afternoon crowd assembled to watch Madeline and her band perform on the main stage. Some sat in lawn chairs, some … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2016 Photo Review: Madeline Merlo!

Boots & Hearts 2016 Photo Review: Raquel Cole

It was her first Boots & Hearts… but we’re willing to bet that 2016 won’t be the last time Raquel Cole takes the B&H stage. Armed with her acoustic guitar, a trusty mandolin named Phoebe, and a kick box to keep the crowd on the beat, Raquel stood her ground on the Front Porch stage and … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2016 Photo Review: Raquel Cole