Breakout West Announces Whitehorse, Yukon As The 2019 Host City

Breakout West Announces Whitehorse, Yukon As The 2019 Host City
Whitehorse, Yukon – March 26, 2019 – The Western Canadian Music Alliance (WCMA) capped off BreakOut West 2018 in Kelowna with a captivating performance by Yukon’s Dakhká Khwáan Dancers. Today, the WCMA is thrilled to officially announce that BreakOut West 2019 will take place in Whitehorse, Yukon. From October 2-6, 2019, the 17th annual conference, showcase festival and awards celebration... Read More

The Reklaws Release Brand New Song, “I Do Too,” Out Now

The Reklaws Release Brand New Song, “I Do Too,” Out Now
Today, CCMA award-winning and JUNO nominated Canadian Country duo, The Reklaws, release their newest single, “I Do Too” via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Listen to “I Do Too” The inspirational track, co-written by Brad Rempel of High Valley, and Nashville heavy-weight Ben Stennis, follows the Reklaws’ first  #1 radio single, “Feels Like That,” the title song... Read More

Cavendish Beach, A Gem In Canada’s Country Music Festival Circuit

Cavendish Beach, A Gem In Canada’s Country Music Festival Circuit
Think about Prince Edward Island and you may envision, pristine sandy beaches, panoramic Atlantic Ocean views, amazing food, some of the world’s most scenic and challenging golf links, the Confederation Bridge link to New Brunswick and the romance of Anne of Green Gables. But for the past 10 years, a new tourist attraction has played a stellar role in the... Read More

Behind the Vinyl: The Kings – “This Beat Goes On/Switchin’ To Glide”

Behind the Vinyl: The Kings – “This Beat Goes On/Switchin’ To Glide”
boom97.3 had Guitarist Mister Zero and Bass/Lead Vocalist David Diamond from The Kings in the boom 97.3 studios to share their story about their song “This Beat Goes On/Switchin’ To Glide”” on vinyl! They talk about the genesis of the main riff of the song, the writing, the decision to move two songs into one and more! Watch as The... Read More

bülow Set to Release Brand New EP Crystalline on April 5th

bülow Set to Release Brand New EP Crystalline on April 5th
Winner of the 2019 Juno Award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year 21 March, 2019 (TORONTO, ON) — JUNO Award-winning, pop iconoclast bülow has announced the release of her new EP, Crystalline, on April 5th via Wax Records /Republic Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Music fans can listen to the EP’s debut single, “Sweet Little Lies,” here.   The news of the release comes... Read More

Dallas Smith – Number One with Seven Bullets

Dallas Smith – Number One with Seven Bullets
If you want to describe Dallas Smith’s chart success in western terms, you might say that he’s starting on his second six-shooter. You see, the JUNO, CCMA and Music Express Awards – winning artist recently earned his 7th Number One single with “Rhinestone World”, serving as the second consecutive chart-topper from his new EP “The Fall” and sixth consecutive chart-topping single... Read More

The Rolling Stones Announce The Release of Brand-New Best of Compilation Album, Honk

The Rolling Stones Announce The Release of Brand-New Best of Compilation Album, Honk
“Wild Horses (Live)” Feat. Florence Welch Is Out – Album Pre-Order Available Now March 2019 (Toronto, ON) – The Rolling Stones announced the release of a brand-new best of compilation album, Honk. Featuring the biggest hits and classic cuts from every Rolling Stones studio album from 1971 to 2016’s Blue & Lonesome, Honk will be released April 19 via Polydor/Interscope/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.... Read More

Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger and “Call Me Maybe” – Celebrated at 30th Annual SOCAN Awards

Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger and “Call Me Maybe” – Celebrated at 30th Annual SOCAN Awards
 The outstanding accomplishments of Canada’s most prestigious songwriters, composers and music publishers will be celebrated at the 30th-anniversary SOCAN Awards on April 1st in downtown Toronto, where legendary and emerging Canadian music creators, producers, writers and publishers spanning nearly every genre will come together to shine a spotlight on Canada’s tremendous talent. The SOCAN Awards will be marked with special... Read More

Tim Hicks, Tebey, Kira Isabella, and The Western Swing Authority to perform at the CMAOntario Awards

Tim Hicks, Tebey, Kira Isabella, and The Western Swing Authority to perform at the CMAOntario Awards
The Country Music Association of Ontario Announces 2019 CMAOntario Award Show Performers Tim Hicks, Tebey, Kira Isabella, and The Western Swing Authority The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) is thrilled to announce the second wave of performers for the 7th Annual CMAOntario Award Show on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The CMAOntario Award Show will... Read More

Johnny Orlando’s debut EP TEENAGE FEVER out now!

Johnny Orlando’s debut EP TEENAGE FEVER out now!
Following nearly a year in the studio, singer-songwriter and JUNO Award nominee for Breakthrough Artist of the Year Johnny Orlando releases his highly anticipated debut EP Teenage Fever today via Universal Music Canada/Island Records. Listen to Teenage Fever, HERE. Emanating confidence and charisma over danceable electronic grooves and a subtle hip-hop bounce, Orlando levels up his take on pop. Once again co-writing with his sister Darian... Read More

bublé! The Original Soundtrack From Upcoming NBC Special To Be Released On March 21

bublé!  The Original Soundtrack From Upcoming NBC Special To Be Released On March 21
Michael Bublé will be releasing an audio-only digital version of bublé!, his seventh highly-anticipated NBC TV special. The original soundtrack of the NBC TV special will be available at all digital and streaming services on Thursday, March 21ST via Reprise /Warner Bros. Records. The special, which is his most personal to date, includes classics “My Funny Valentine,” “When You’re Smiling” and “Fly Me... Read More

Cavendish Beach Music Festival Announces Frankie Ballard and Mackenzie Porter

Cavendish Beach Music Festival Announces Frankie Ballard and Mackenzie Porter
  The Cavendish Beach Music Festival, presented by Bell is excited to announce that platinum-selling, Billboard chart-topping country blues rockerFrankie Ballard and three-time CCMA Female Artist of the Year nominee, Canadian country singer-songwriter Mackenzie Porter, have been added to the Bell Main Stage of Atlantic Canada’s largest multi-day outdoor music festival running July 5 – 7, 2019. They will join... Read More

Dallas Smith Notches 7th No. One with “Rhinestone World”

Dallas Smith Notches 7th No. One with “Rhinestone World”
Multiple JUNO and CCMA Award-winning artist Dallas Smith earns his 7th No. one single with “Rhinestone World” today as the hook-filled track tops the Nielsen BDS and Mediabase Canadian Country Radio charts this week. Serving as the second consecutive chart-topper from his forthcoming EP and sixth consecutive No. one single as a solo artist, Smith firmly remains in uncharted territory with... Read More

The Hammer’s Arkells Triumph in 2019 Music Express Readers’ Choice Awards

The Hammer’s Arkells Triumph in 2019 Music Express Readers’ Choice Awards
Hamilton’s Arkells proved to be the Music Express Readers’ Top Choice claiming the most votes to win Top Canadian Group and Top Canadian album award for their `Rally Cry’ release in Music Expresss 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards. All winners to receive Microphone Awards courtesy of Long & McQuade. Top Male Vocalist award went to Michael Buble while Top Female Vocalist... Read More

Work Ethic Breeds Success For Cat Empire

Work Ethic Breeds Success For Cat Empire
So what would cause the six-member The Cat Empire to forego the balmy 32 degrees’ centigrade temperatures of their native Melbourne Australia to plunge into the frigid climes of a sub-zero degree’s Canadian winter? It’s called a work ethic and it’s something Felix Riebl feels committed to doing as the band launches their eighth studio album `Stolen Diamonds’ with tour... Read More

Dean Brody & Dallas Smith – Band Together For Epic Fall Cross-Country Tour

Dean Brody & Dallas Smith – Band Together For Epic Fall Cross-Country Tour
This fall will bring together two iconic country artists, Dean Brody and Dallas Smith, for the first-ever, larger-than-life, Friends Don’t Let Friends Tour Alone Tour, kicking off in Sault Ste. Marie on Sept 18, before heading across the country. Shortly thereafter, the two unique artists known for their multiple #1 smash hits will take to the Budweiser Stage in Toronto... Read More