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THE COOPER BROTHERS – “RADIO SILENCE” CD RELEASE AT CENTREPOINTE

THE COOPER BROTHERS – “RADIO SILENCE” CD RELEASE AT CENTREPOINTE
    Ottawa’s rock ‘n roll cowboys, The Cooper Brothers, treated their fans to an exceptional and extra special performance at Centrepointe Theatre Friday night, which was jam-packed with special guests in celebration of their newest album release, “Radio Silence”. In addition to the band’s seven members, a four-piece horn section added a colourful boost to the first half of... Read More

Smith Makes Urban Connection

Smith Makes Urban Connection
Toronto, ON (April 28, 2016) – Platinum selling Country star Dallas Smith announced today that he’ll join Keith Urban as direct support for the Canadian dates on his highly anticipated “ripCORD World Tour 2016”.  The Canadian run debuts on September 10th in Smith’s hometown of Vancouver, BC, and marks the start of the arena leg of the world tour.  Highlights... Read More

AN ELECTRIFYING NIGHT OF COUNTRY MUSIC! WINNERS OF THE 2015 CMAO AWARDS

AN ELECTRIFYING NIGHT OF COUNTRY MUSIC! WINNERS OF THE 2015 CMAO AWARDS
Deric Rutta Toronto, ON – The Flato Markham Theatre was the scene of an electrifying night of country music on Monday evening for the 3rd Annual Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) Awards, presented by Slaight Music. The Awards Show was hosted by the Road Hammers’ Jason McCoy for the 2nd year in a row and he skillfully entertained the sold-out... Read More

SHANIA TWAIN Still The One: Live From Vegas

SHANIA TWAIN Still The One: Live From Vegas
(Universal) Shania Twain can take major credit for the pop sensibilities that dominate today’s country music environment. Without Twain virtually turning country music on its collective head in the mid-Nineties, we may never have heard of Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Rascal Flats and the rest the country/pop-rock community which have made today’s country music so... Read More

Kira Isabella Shaking Her Cowboy Booty

Kira Isabella Shaking Her Cowboy Booty
Kira Isabella is on a roll. Literally. She’s just completed a seven-hour bus ride from Saskatoon to Brandonwhere she will be performing in support of her new album Caffeine & Big Dreams, which is winging its way up the Canadian country charts. For someone who has just logged over 600 kilometers Kira sounds remarkably perky as she calls prior to... Read More

The Mandevilles: A little bit country. A whole lotta rock n roll.

The Mandevilles: A little bit country. A whole lotta rock n roll.
Mike Denney’s MDM logo on any record usually means just one thing – country music. Yet check out “Hangovers”, the first track on The Mandevilles’ `Windows And Stones’ release and you will know instantly that this isn’t your Mam And Dad’s usual country music album. Instead you have a straight out anthemic rocker with the band’s lead singer Serena Pryne’s... Read More

Ginger St. James. Honky Tonk Woman

Ginger St. James. Honky Tonk Woman
Ginger St. James is apologetic for being late for our phone interview, and the fact that she is tardy is a might surprising as she grew up an early riser during her formative years on her family’s farm in the small community of Binbrook in south-east Hamilton. Once she relocated to Toronto she dropped the pitchfork and cow pies for... Read More

GINGER ST JAMES & THE GRINDERS

GINGER ST JAMES & THE GRINDERS
  Diesel and Peas (Fletcher Records) At a time when the debate rages as to what actually constitutes a `country music record’, a flame-haired young lady from Hamilton Ontario has released a record that definitely puts the C back in country. Ginger St James and her Grinders is certainly one of the hardest working country acts in this country and... Read More

Bobby Wills – Crazy Enough? You Betcha!

Bobby Wills – Crazy Enough? You Betcha!
Don’t ever think that Bobby Wills will back off of a dare. He’ll even jump off of a ledge into a creek, as evidenced in the title track and hit single from his latest album Crazy Enough. Wills is up for any challenge and he’s not about to use stunt doubles. “That song is definitely autobiographical,” laughs the affable Albertan... Read More