The Canadian Country Music Association has announced the full list of 2017 CCMA Awards nominees… and it’s an impressive list of Canadian country talent! We are lucky and privileged to have covered, met, and seen these artists put on amazing lives shows, record fantastic music, and grow into their careers. But now, because we know … Continue reading Have Your Say: 2017 Canadian Country Music Association Awards Nominees!
Every Toronto summer ends the same way, with the Canadian National Exhibition and its rides, food, and entertainment. And now, still a month and a half away from opening day, we have a schedule and lineup for the legendary CNE Bandshell stage. As always, all concerts are included with the price of CNE admission, making … Continue reading 2017 Canadian National Exhibition Bandshell Stage Lineup and Schedule
Boots & Hearts is back with a big announcement today… with 20 new names added to the 2017 festival lineup. Some of these artists we’ve seen a bunch, some we’ve never seen at all, and that makes us pretty freakin’ excited for August 10-13, 2017. Get yourself ready, this is getting big. Today’s Announcement Includes… … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2017 Lineup Announcement: Chad Brownlee, Jess Moskaluke, Eli Young Band, and more!
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!
2016 was a long, hard year for many of us. Personally, and in the music industry, we experienced loss and heartbreak – BUT, in the midst of all of that, we also had some great moments and we have to remember that! So, to celebrate what was good about the year, here are 5 of my best … Continue reading Joshua’s Highlights and Top Memories of 2016!
With 2016 quickly drawing to a close (really, it’s coming faster than I thought) it’s time to start looking back at the year that was. So, here we are today with the 10 albums that I’ve found myself listening to the most in 2016. Some were released this year and caught my ear instantly. Some … Continue reading Joshua’s 10 Most Listened to Albums of 2016!
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!
You all know Brett Kissel… Juno and Canadian Country Music Association award winner, good Canadian boy, husband, dad, cowboy hat wearer, Roots model, etc. – you know all that, but today we’ve got some new things for you to learn about the Pick Me Up singer. We caught up with Brett during Canadian Country Music … Continue reading 5 Quick Questions with Brett Kissel!
There may have been some weather ups and downs but that didn’t dampen our spirits for the first edition of Trackside Music Fest. We pretty much kept to the main stage and watched some of our all time favourites, and some heavy hitters, knock it out of the park. Check out our photos and stay … Continue reading Trackside Music Festival: Day 1 Photo Review
A few weeks back I saw a young, talented artist named Vanessa Marie Carter when she was one of the opening acts for Canadian country giant, George Canyon. Vanessa played a few songs and sounded good, but I wanted to see for myself what she could do with more than just a few songs. And … Continue reading It Don’t Work Like That: Vanessa Marie Carter Live at The Ranch!
After 19 years… Garth Brooks returned to Hamilton, Ontario and it was spectacular! On tour with Garth is his lovely and talented wife Trisha Yearwood, and I was lucky enough to have tickets to three of the five shows over the long weekend. If I wasn’t sitting in my seat at the First Ontario Centre, I … Continue reading Garth Brooks 2016 World Tour: Canadian Debut in Hamilton
We’re lucky. Often we get to see awesome music up close and personal. We meet and talk to artists and Trish gets right in the action where the sweat is flying and the bass is pounding to take great photos… and we do that work because we love it. But on Thursday night in Hamilton, Ontario … Continue reading Garth Brooks World Tour: Hamilton, Ontario
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
With the NHL All-Star Game coming up in Nashville on January 31, we decided to have a little fun with some hockey loving country music stars and hold a fantasy draft of our own. There are 14 players on the board, 12 skaters and 2 goalies… all picked because of their experience on the ice … Continue reading Country Music All-Star Hockey Fantasy Draft
2015 has been an awesome year for us at thereviewarein.com. We’ve had the chance to see more shows, cover more festivals, talk to more artists, have more fun, and share more content with all of you. And now, as we get closer to the end of the year, Trish and I are looking back at … Continue reading Favourites Of 2015: A Year In Review!