CCMA Award nominee JJ Shiplett announced today the release of his brand new single “Always For You”, available everywhere October 6th. The third single from his debut full-length album “Something To Believe In”, “Always For You” showcases the roots rocker’s unparalleled vocals and passionate lyricism, all while telling the tale of a love worth fighting for. Fans can catch the live version of the track when Shiplett hits the road with the iconic Nitty Gritty Dirt Band for the western Canadian leg of their 50thAnniversary Tour, which kicks off in Saskatoon on October 6th – see below for a full list of dates.
Most recently, Shiplett was heavily decorated at the 2017 YYC Music Awards, which recognize the talent and achievements of Calgary’s music community and the vibrant music scene within it, and shines the spotlight on Canada’s fourth largest city. He took home four awards in total including Male Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, Country Recording of the Year and Roots/Folk Recording of the Year. Shiplett was also recently nominated for his first Canadian Country Music Association Award in the “Roots Artist or Group of the Year” category.
Last November, Calgary’s Studio Bell in the National Music Centre hosted an intimate evening with Shiplett, who performed a stunning selection of songs for an invitation only audience to create “JJ Shiplett – Live At Studio Bell” with CMT Canada. WATCH the live performance of “Darling Let’s Go Out Tonight” filmed during that extraordinary night HERE as well as the live performance for “Am I Dear” HERE.
Shiplett will make his way back to Ontario this fall, where he’ll headline The Rivoli in Toronto before making his way to our nation’s capital for the Grey Cup Festival Concert Series, celebrating the 105thanniversary of the CFL’s Grey Cup championship in Ottawa on November 23rd.
NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND TOUR DATES:
October 6 – Saskatoon, SK – TCU Place
October 7 – Lethbridge, AB – ENMAX Centre
October 8 – Lac La Biche, AB – Bold Centre
October 10 – Red Deer, AB – Memorial Centre
October 12 – Edmonton, AB – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
October 13 – Cranbrook, BC – Western Financial Place
October 15 – Calgary, AB – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
October 16 – Medicine Hat, AB – Esplanade Theatre
October 17 – Medicine Hat, AB – Esplanade Theatre
October 19 – Regina, SK – Conexus Arts Centre
October 20 – Winnipeg, MB – Club Regent Casino
JJ SHIPLETT TOUR DATES:
November 22 – Toronto, ON – The Rivoli
November 23 – Ottawa, ON – TD Place Arena, Grey Cup Festival Concert Series