Canada was well represented at Country Thunder Calgary – and when both James Barker Band and High Valley hit the stage, the crowd showed them the love that they deserved.
Check out the pics of both bands and give these good Canadian boys some love the next time you have the chance!
For those of you who know me I am the biggest Blake Shelton fan! I am shocked I even got a photo with all my shaking, laughing and dancing.
Check out the pics from Blake’s set at Country Thunder Calgary… and see him live when you get the chance!
Thomas Rhett is a new daddy x2, has a new album on the way, and rolled into Calgary to light up the Country Thunder stage. And the 27 year old Georgia native didn’t disappoint!
Check out the pics, a little video of Rhett getting the crowd in a dancing mood, and be ready for Life Changes on September 8, 2017!
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One act that blew us out of our seats at Country Thunder was the very talented Dallas Smith. Every time I’ve seen him he gets better and better and he never fails to entertain. What I really love about Dallas is how intimate he is with the crowd and how much he interacts with them throughout the show. Whether you’re up close or at the back of festival he makes you feel like you had front row seats.
Check out the pics of Dallas Smith at Country Thunder Calgary and see him live on the Side Effects Tour when you get the chance!
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 off a lot of angles. There are bluesy guitar licks, catchy lyrics that fit the modern country landscape, and slowed down numbers that will make you feel the feels. It’s a complete package that isn’t scared to be itself and present personality and varied musical tastes to the world and the listeners. And with songwriting credits on nine of the 12 songs on the album, Ell holds a true sense of ownership on these songs, not just as the woman who recorded them in the studio and plays them on the road, but as their creator.
Fans of Lindsay Ell have been aware of her talent for a long time – they’ve seen her at the Opry, on tour with headliners like Brad Paisley, and at giant festivals like Boots & Hearts, but new fans are coming, and this album is going to bring them in. Appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live and the Today show have helped to increase awareness, and her performances on those shows were the hook. Seeing Lindsay play and sing is enough to draw you in. If you’re going to be a fan, it’s going to happen fast.
Related: Lindsay Ell at Boots & Hearts 2016!
The Project is very similar. Press play and give it 10 minutes and you’ll have heard Waiting On You, Champagne, and Castle. By that time you’ll have been able to get a feel for what’s coming and what Lindsay Ell is sharing. And, if you’ve made it through those three songs, we highly recommend that you keep going with the next nine. You don’t want to miss the power in her voice on tracks like Space, and if you don’t stick around for Always Kiss The Girl and Worth The Wait, you’re missing out.
We’ve had the good fortune to see Lindsay Ell over the last few years as she’s gained momentum and come back to Canada for award shows and festivals. We’ve seen her talent up close, we’ve marveled at her guitar skills, we’ve sat back and listened to her voice, and we’ve been all in, all the way through.
And if we had to make a prediction now, we’d tell you that there’s more of the same (and more) coming for Lindsay Ell. This album, and her willingness to play every stage she can get on will take her to new places in front of new faces, and it’s going to pay off.
If you haven’t seen Lindsay live yet, listen to The Project, and then get a ticket when she comes to town. And if you have seen her live, press play on The Project and imagine her playing these new songs when you see her again!
1. Waiting on You 2. Champagne 3. Castle 4. Good 5. Wildfire 6. Mint 7. White Noise 8. Criminal 9. Just Another Girl 10. Space 11. Always Kiss the Girl 12. Worth the Wait
I’ve been waiting to see his guy perform for awhile!!! So much talent from Jonathan Roy at the 2017 Calgary Stampede!
Check out the photos from Jonathan’s set on the Coca-Cola stage – and get yourself tickets to see him the next chance you get!
The Nashville North Stage was home to a lot of great country music during the 2017 Calgary Stampede, including a fired up set from Ontario hit makers, Cold Creek County.
The boys were at their best in front of the country music fans on hand, and you can tell they were loving it from the looks on their faces. Have a look at the pics and see them live the next time you have a chance!
Marianas Trench never disappoints, and that was the case again this year at the Calgary Stampede on the Coca-Cola Stage!
Josh, Matt, Mike and Ian were at the top of their game. Have a look at some of our favourite photos, and go see them live when you have the chance.
The 2017 Calgary Stampede was packed with awesome musical talent… including Ria Mae and Funk Schwey on the Coca-Cola Stage.
How great were they? Go see them as soon as you have the chance. Trust us.
And enjoy the photos!
Schwey at the 2017 Calgary Stampede
And the most energetic performance of this year’s Calgary Stampede goes to… USS.
These two energy packed men from Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario put on a show on the Coca-Cola stage – just like everyone expected. Ash and the Human Kebab were on fire. If you need proof, have a look!
Jess Moskaluke is a Canadian country superstar. With three consecutive Female Artist of the Year wins at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards, she’s proved it. And on Tuesday, July 11, she hit the Nashville North Stage at the Calgary Stampede to show it in person.
I remember seeing her years ago in a small theatre in Ottawa, Ontario – and seeing how much she’s grown and achieved since then is insane!
The Calgary Stampede offers more entertainment than most people can handle… or fit into their schedule.
Check out these pics of The Cadillac Three going wild on the Nashville North stage, and some of the awesome motocross action from the Bell Adrenaline Ranch!
From Newfoundland’s fisheries, to the oil rigs, to the Coca-Cola Stage at the 2017 Calgary Stampede – Brad Saunders has had a pretty wild ride.
And on a Monday night, he showed Calgary that he knows how to put on a show and party. Check out the pics, and next time he’s in your town, go check out the party for yourself!
Monday night’s are great for flying like a bird and embracing your inner maneater… and on the Coca-Cola stage at the 2017 Calgary Stampede, Nelly Furtado proved it.
This Canadian legend knows how to get it done on stage, have a look at the photos for proof, and get tickets to see Nelly Furtado the next chance you get.
On a Thursday summer night at the Calgary Stampede, Alessia Cara hit the Coca-Cola Stage and took over!
The 21 year old Canadian singer showed the Calgary crowd everything she’s got to give… and we want to share some of that with you. So, here it is!
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