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! James Barker Band … Continue reading Country Thunder Calgary 2017: High Valley & James Barker Band Photo Review
Over the years we’ve seen some amazing acts come through the Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase. Artists that have become household names like Tebey, Tim Hicks and The James Barker Band as well as some of our favourites including Johnson Crook, Birds of Bellwoods, Runaway Angel, The Reklaws, Trinity Bradshaw, Jesse Gold and last year’s … Continue reading 2017 Boots and Hearts Emerging Artists Showcase Preview
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!
Presented by Chevrolet (new in 2017), the Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase has helped to launch the careers of Tebey and Tim Hicks (2012), The Reklaws (2013), Ty Baynton, Runaway Angel, Trinity Bradshaw (2014), Johnson Crook, Kris Barclay, James Barker Band, (2015), Jesse Gold and Vanessa Marie Carter (2016) and more!If you think you’ve got what … Continue reading Enter Now: Boots & Hearts 2017 Emerging Artist Showcase
On a hot Sunday night in London, the Ontario country music community came together to recognize greatness in the genre over the last 12 months, and it was a party for everyone involved. The Country Music Association of Ontario awards were handed out at Centennial Hall, with host Jason McCoy (The Road Hammers) keeping the … Continue reading 2017 Country Music Association of Ontario Awards Winner Recap!
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
The 2017 Country Music Association of Ontario Awards are coming, and London, ON is going to do a great job hosting. We know this because we just experienced a hell of a good time with the country music family during Canadian Country Music Week 2016… ask around and people will tell you the same thing. … Continue reading CMAO 2017 Awards Show and Conference Contest!
Friday nights are good for parties. Country music is good for parties. Canadian Music Week is good for parties. Now, go ahead and put all three of those things together and you’ve got yourself a red hot night, and we were there. On Friday at Boots & Bourbon Saloon on Queen Street East, we hung … Continue reading CMW 2017: Game On, James Barker Band Release Party with Andrew Hyatt, Dan Davidson and Friends
The schedule is crazy. There are bands all over the city from all over the world. So here we are to try and give you some guidance. Even if you can’t make it to every concert and showcase, you can start finding new music, and singing along to the tracks you know, with these 19 … Continue reading CMW Preview: 19 Songs You Need to Hear at Canadian Music Week 2017!
If you’re a Canadian country music fan, you’re probably already aware that Chad Brownlee and Tim Hicks are hitting the road together in 2017 for co-headlining dates and a Hearts On Fire/Shake These Walls combo tour. But what you might not know if how funny Chad and Tim are when they get in the same … Continue reading Shake These Walls/Hearts On Fire Tour Q&A: Chad Brownlee & Tim Hicks
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!
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
Before the skies opened up and dropped a heap of rain on us at CMT Music Fest 2016 we were able to take in 4 emerging country acts on the Maple Leaf Stage – and they all did their best to impress us with what they had to offer. And none of them failed. Eric … Continue reading CMT Music Fest 2016: Maple Leaf Stage Day 1 Photo Review
Set times are now up for CMT Music Fest and it’s looking like there shouldn’t be too much overlap and that’s good news for all of us. If you’re looking for more details you can hop on over to the CMT Music Fest page using THIS LINK. They’ve got some great artist profiles up if … Continue reading CMT Music Fest Day-to-Day Schedule and Set Times
CMT Music Fest is coming to Kitchener this summer… and it’s going to be HUGE! For 2 days (July 8 & 9) some of country music’s biggest stars and most talented emerging artists will be taking the stage at Bingemans to entertain thousands of fans ready to have a good time in the July heat. … Continue reading CMT Music Fest 2016 Performer Q&A with The Road Hammers, Kira Isabella & Lindi Ortega!