From the small stage of a downtown Toronto bar to making dreams come true in front of thousands of country music fans on the Budweiser Stage, Tim Hicks has been on a hell of a ride. Canadian country music fans know Tim Hicks as the singer of top 10 hits, fan anthems, and major tour … Continue reading Forever Rebels: Tim Hicks Backstage Interview, Toronto
On a summer Thursday night down by the lake, Toronto embraced Canadian country music at the biggest homegrown show in our memory. Dean Brody & Tim Hicks put their Canadian names on the tickets, with U.S. rising star Carly Pearce as their opener, and special guests promised – and everyone, from the start to the … Continue reading Dean Brody, Tim Hicks, Carly Pearce and Special Guests Take Over Toronto
Before he surprised the crowd at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto as a special guest of Dean Brody, Dallas Smith hung out with us to talk about his upcoming tour, what it feels like to go #1, and more. The first time we saw Dallas Smith playing live country music was at Boots & Hearts … Continue reading Side Effects: Dallas Smith Backstage Interview, Toronto
Lindi Ortega is as original a talent as their is on the 2017 country music landscape. With a sound that is revered by fans and critics alike, she popped up on the Boots & Hearts 2017 Front Porch Stage and showed everyone why she’s making waves in music. Singing songs like Run Amuck, Angels, I … Continue reading Til The Goin’ Gets Gone: Lindi Ortega at Boots & Hearts 2017
Kelly Prescott took a break from her run on the CP Canada 150 Train with Dean Brody to hit the Front Porch Stage at Boots & Hearts 2017 to give the assembled country music fans a little taste of what she brings to the table. The Ottawa Valley native and her band gave it all … Continue reading Hillbilly Jewels: Kelly Prescott at Boots & Hearts 2017
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!
Four and half years ago I photographed my first ever Dean Brody concert, actually it was the first concert I photographed professionally on my own! I still remember how scared I was, tried to avoid eye contact at all times and kept my distance from Dean and everyone on his team. Looking back I don’t know … Continue reading Beautiful Freakshow Tour Review: Dean Brody, Madeline Merlo & James Barker Band
This year, to celebrate the holiday season, we asked some of our musician friends to send us pics and videos sharing their best wishes to you! We would like to thank everyone that helped us out with this project, the artists and their teams, and we would like to thank all of you for enjoying … Continue reading Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from thereviewsarein.com and Friends!
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 his sixth studio album Dean Brody is doing something familiar… making changes. The Canadian star, fresh off of wins at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards for Single, Songwriter, Video, and Top Selling Canadian Single of the Year, Brody isn’t content to rest on his success or the status quo of his sound. Beautiful … Continue reading Dean Brody: Beautiful Freakshow Q&A, Review and Contest!
On Saturday night we had the chance to hang with Jessica Mitchell before her set, opening up for Dean Brody at The CNE. We chatted about her time at Peller Estates Wine Country Fare and how she ended up on stage, the weather during the Cavendish Beach Music Festival and how she graciously gave up her wrap … Continue reading Dean Brody with Jessica Mitchell at The CNE 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!
Sometimes you catch an artist during an upward swing in their career and smile as you watch them shoot forward into new opportunities and successes… that’s exactly what’s happening right now with Jessica Mitchell. The country singer/songwriter has had a hectic summer, starting with that video (you know the one), continuing with an opening slot … Continue reading Workin’ On Whiskey: Jessica Mitchell at Boots & Hearts 2016!
If Canadians have a fault, it may be that we don’t think highly enough of ourselves when it comes to competing with big U.S. stars… but on Saturday evening, as the sun got ready to set in the west and the crowd poured in to the Boots and Hearts main stage area, it was clear … Continue reading Bush Party: Dean Brody at Boots & Hearts 2016!
Sadly we weren’t able to get down to PEI this summer for the Cavendish Beach Music Festival. BUT, with the help of our friends, we do have some awesome photos to share with you. We heard it got a little chilly, but more than anything else we heard that it was a great time with … Continue reading Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2016 Photo Review!