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
When I was a teen I used to turn on CMT Canada to watch videos by Shania Twain, Paul Brandt, Terri Clark, and other Canadian country artists who were making their name in the business. I learned the songs, the names, and the faces of the genre, and I became more entrenched in my fandom. … Continue reading CMT Canada: Thanks for the Memories
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
We’re getting ready for Boots & Hearts 2017 and all of the awesome live country music we’re going to see at this year’s festival… including the sets from Chad Brownlee and Jess Moskaluke. And, to get us all ready to see these Canadian country stars on stage, we’ve got a Q&A featuring both artists, AND … Continue reading Boots & Hearts Preview: Chad Brownlee & Jess Moskaluke Q&A and 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]
On Thursday, November 17 we are proud to help host Movember Challenge Karaoke Toronto with The Moustache Growers Union Local 416647. Since 2010, in support of Movember and men’s health initiatives, Movember Challenge Karaoke Toronto has been a super fun event that has raised thousands of dollars for a great cause. And this year isn’t … Continue reading Movember Challenge Karaoke Toronto 2016 #MoChaKaTO
2016 Canadian Country Music Award nominee David James is still trying to wrap his head about the success and love he’s seeing as an emerging artist. But the more we see and hear from the Rising Star hopeful, the more we believe he should start accepting it! We checked out David on the Boots & … Continue reading Lonely Girl: David James at Boots & Hearts 2016!
Chad Brownlee has been riding pretty high on the success of 2014’s The Fighters. He headlined a cross-Canada tour (that we saw in March 2015 at The Mod Club in Toronto), he earned new fans, a ton of radio play, and he further cemented his place on the Canadian country music scene. And now, just … Continue reading Hearts On Fire: Chad Brownlee EP Review & Contest!
Bobby Wills is back! Not that he ever left really, but every time an artist releases new music it feels like we’re getting them back after they’ve gone away for a little while. For the Calgary country singer it’s been nearly 2 years since his last album, Crazy Enough was released to the world, and … Continue reading Tougher Than Love: Bobby Wills EP Review and Q&A
On a beautiful Thursday night in Toronto, a community of country music fans gathered at the Mod Club to celebrate the release of The Lovelocks brand new Born To Love EP. Supported by KX96 and KX94.7, Ali and Zoe took the stage to play the 7 tracks from the new EP, as well as some … Continue reading Born To Love: The Lovelocks EP Release Party, Toronto!
Winnipeg born and raised, David James is ready to officially announce himself to the world of Canadian country music. Yes, you may have already heard his name on the radio with Some Hearts, or maybe What We Weren’t Looking For… but you need to be ready for more, because it’s coming! The release of David … Continue reading Songs About A Girl: David James EP Review and Q&A
Christmas is so close we can taste the turkey! Sure, there’s no snow on the ground here, but we’re in the spirit. And we’re not alone! Are you ready? This year we’re celebrating with some Q&A fun thanks to some of our favourites in Canadian country music. We tried it last year and had a … Continue reading Christmas Q&A with Bobby Wills, The Lovelocks, and Tim Chaisson!
On a Thursday night, at the start of the Holiday Season, country music fans from across the GTA packed The Phoenix Concert Theatre for a busy night of music from new artists, radio favourites, and free pizza. The Bright Lights, Big Country show (hosted by KX96, KX94.7 & Pizza Nova) brought 7 artists to the … Continue reading Bright Lights, Big Country: Jess Moskaluke, Madeline Merlo, The Lovelocks & Friends in Toronto