I love country covers of pop songs. It’s proof of the quality and versatility of the song, it’s fun as hell to sing along to, and when it’s live and the crowd is into it – it can be a big highlight on the night. So, here we are with the fifth edition of 10 … Continue reading 10 More Awesome Country Covers: Part 5
Country took over the city for a couple of hours on Saturday night at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto as Chad Brownlee and Leaving Thomas took to the legendary bandshell stage. The MDM Recordings artists took their turns belting out country hits and entertaining the assembled crowd. Leaving Thomas opened the show with Annika … Continue reading City Turned Country: Chad Brownlee and Leaving Thomas at the 2017 CNE
Chad Brownlee is a Canadian country music star, and on Saturday we got to catch up with him, and see him perform twice at Boots & Hearts 2017! Country music fans had two chances to catch Chad Brownlee on Saturday as he took the main stage for his full set, and made an appearance on … Continue reading Out Of The Blue: Chad Brownlee at Boots & Hearts 2017
We’ve said it before, playing the opening slot of the day on the main stage at a festival isn’t easy. You’ve got to set the tone, get people engaged, pull them into the crowd… and Leaving Thomas did all of that on Friday at Boots & Hearts 2017. Annika and Bryton hopped up on the … Continue reading Blame It On The Neon: Leaving Thomas at Boots & Hearts 2017
With two singles released to country radio, and a growing number of fans checking out their weekly YouTube videos (which are a whole lot of fun), Leaving Thomas is quickly becoming an act to watch on the Canadian country music scene. Annika and Bryton have a ton of energy and love for what they do, … Continue reading Boots & Hearts Preview: Leaving Thomas Q&A
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
Just when we thought we couldn’t possibly get more excited about Boots & Hearts 2017, they go and give us more to smile about! Seven new names have been added to the 4 day festival lineup… and we’ve finally be told who we’re going to see headlining the Thursday night, Coors Banquet Kick Off Party. … Continue reading Boots & Hearts Lineup Additions, News & Contest!
While Leaving Thomas were on their recent trip to Toronto we had a chance to catch up for a little pre-show interview session… and we’d like to share that with you – because we love you like that. Big thanks to Annika and Bryton for meeting up with Natali and Trish – we can’t wait to … Continue reading Laughs & Secret Handshakes in Toronto: Leaving Thomas Interview
On a wintery Thursday night in Toronto we got a look at one of Canadian country’s newest additions to the charts, Leaving Thomas. The industry showcase at the Drake Underground on Queen Street West was well attended, with bodies filling the lower floor area, and the space near the bar, as Annika and Bryton took … Continue reading If You Were Here: Leaving Thomas, Toronto Showcase
In late November 2016, Leaving Thomas (Annika Odegard and Bryton Udy) took a big step towards their country music goals when they signed with MDM Recordings. In the month since their signing they’ve worked to release their debut single, Waiting Kind Of Girl, to Canadian country radio and film a music video to go along with … Continue reading Waiting Kind Of Girl: Introducing Leaving Thomas [Q&A]
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!