Molly Johnson’s Cool Yule Record

Molly Johnson’s Cool Yule Record
Molly Johnson – Photo by Chris Nicholls Photography It seems fitting that our chat with Molly Johnson takes place the day after the legendary Canadian songstress’s annual Christmas cookie baking session. Her new EP “This Holiday Season” evokes festive images that are as pleasant as the smell of gingerbread and macaroon treats wafting from the oven. “The cookies turned out... Read More

Hook Set To Participate In Unison Live Stream Broadcast

Hook Set To Participate In Unison Live Stream Broadcast
By Keith Sharp As a highly regarded singer/songwriter, multi-musician recording artist, Shawn Hook is fully aware of the ravages that the COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted on Canada’s music industry. As a board member of the Unison Benevolent Fund, he is in a position to do something positive to raise much-needed funds to aid this ailing industry. This Thursday he will... Read More

Matt Mays’ Dog Rhuby Stars In “Talking To The Sky” Music Video, Directed By July Talk’s Leah Fay And Peter Dreimanis

Matt Mays’ Dog Rhuby Stars In “Talking To The Sky” Music Video, Directed By July Talk’s Leah Fay And Peter Dreimanis
Matt Mays shares the video for the song “Talking to The Sky” from his latest album Dog City. The video is a collaboration between Matt and his friends Leah Fay and Peter Dreimanis of July Talk. Both Leah and Peter contributed vocals to the project. Says Matt of the collaboration: “Leah and Peter are some of the most magical people... Read More

Charley Pride, Country Music Legend, Dies at 86

Charley Pride, Country Music Legend, Dies at 86
Charley Pride, whose rich baritone voice and impeccable song-sense altered American culture, died today (December 12, 2020) in Dallas, Tex., of complications from Covid-19. The country music legend was 86. Born a sharecropper’s son in Sledge, Mississippi, on March 18, 1934, Pride emerged from Southern cotton fields to become country music’s first Black superstar and the first Black member of the Country... Read More

Country Music Group Of The Year The Washboard Union To Host Corus Country Radio Christmas Special

Country Music Group Of The Year The Washboard Union To Host Corus Country Radio Christmas Special
Special Airs On Country 105 Calgary, CISN 103.9 Edmonton and Country 104 London on December 25 Corus Radio announced today that Juno award-winning and three-time Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Group of the Year Award winners, The Washboard Union will host A Washboard Union Christmas on Corus Radio country stations across Canada.  The two-hour radio special will air on December... Read More

A Is For Arrows Shoots Straight From The Heart

A Is For Arrows Shoots Straight From The Heart
By Keith Sharp Alessia Balasbas is aware that one of the first questions asked of her as she debuts her six-track EP titled ‘Roses” is to explain her performance name ‘A Is For Arrows‘. “It came from a quote awhile back that an arrow can only be shot by pulling the bow backwards,” noted Balasbas from her Toronto residence in... Read More

Platinum Selling Singer-Songwriter Tebey Announces “The Good Ones” Album For January 22

Platinum Selling Singer-Songwriter Tebey Announces “The Good Ones” Album For January 22
Canadian platinum-selling singer-songwriter and award-winning artist Tebey releases his new album The Good Ones on January 22 via Jayward Artist Group/ The Orchard/ Sony Music Canada and all streaming services. The new album pairs Tebey’s pop roots with his cool, contemporary country voice and signature catchy choruses. The Good Ones, an album that offers 3 popular hit songs and a buzzing new track, proudly highlights the title track; a powerful duet with Quebec pop superstar Marie Mai that... Read More

bülow Shares New Music, Cover Of Frank Ocean’s “Lost” Out Now

bülow Shares New Music, Cover Of Frank Ocean’s “Lost” Out Now
Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artist bülow shared new music, a cover of Frank Ocean’s “Lost” via Republic Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Listen to “Lost” HERE On the song choice, bülow commented, “I haven’t done a lot of covers but I brought the idea to IG and someone asked me to cover it. I had the song stuck in my head for... Read More

Joel Plaskett Delivers “Benefit 4 Dreamland” Video

Joel Plaskett Delivers “Benefit 4 Dreamland” Video
Joel Plaskett Shares Live Off The Floor Video of “A Benefit 4 Dreamland” Featuring Rose Cousins, Mo Kenney, Erin Costelo And More Special Guests Joel Plaskett delivers another visual for his latest project 44, watch the live off the floor video for the album’s last song, “A Benefit 4 Dreamland.” Shot at his studio New Scotland Yard in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, the performance features guests: Rose Cousins,... Read More

Late Show With James Corden / Grammy Nominated Album ‘Unfollow The Rules’

Late Show With James Corden /  Grammy Nominated Album ‘Unfollow The Rules’
Recent GRAMMY® Award nominee for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, Rufus Wainwright was the music and talk guest on Late Late Show With James Corden this past Thursday, December 3. Wainwright performed the song, “Alone Time” from the GRAMMY® nominated album Unfollow The Rules. Along with the song, Wainwright was interviewed by the host about the nomination among other things. You can watch the performance here and interview here. Wainwright,... Read More

Meghan Patrick Releases Powerful Cover of “Black Velvet”

Meghan Patrick Releases Powerful Cover of “Black Velvet”
Juno Award-Winning Track Recorded As Part Of Juno 365 Sessions Stream / download:  https://MeghanPatrick.lnk.to/BlackVelvetPR In the lead-up to her 2020 Juno Award win for Country Album of the Year, Meghan Patrick stopped into the CBC studios to record the Grammy and Juno Award-winning Alannah Myles classic “Black Velvet” for their Junos 365 Sessions series. Meghan recently posted a clip of... Read More

Lee Aaron Serves Up Eclectic Christmas Album Grab Bag Of Tracks

Lee Aaron Serves Up Eclectic Christmas Album Grab Bag Of Tracks
By Keith Sharp Hot news flash! Lee Aaron covers Slade! This writer’s bucket list is now complete. The above statement may be more than a little facetious but to have Lee Aaron cover Slade’s proverbial annual Christmas chestnut, ‘Merry Christmas Everybody’ on her band’s latest 10 track `Almost Christmas’ album serves as a special treat for this writer who is... Read More

Canadian Music Hall Of Fame Group Loverboy Releases 40th Anniversary Vinyl Edition of Multi-Platinum Certified Self-Titled Album Loverboy

Canadian Music Hall Of Fame Group Loverboy Releases 40th Anniversary Vinyl Edition of Multi-Platinum Certified Self-Titled Album Loverboy
Canadian Music Hall of Fame group, LOVERBOY, celebrates the 40th anniversary of their 5x Platinum-certified, self-titled album Loverboy this year. To commemorate this sonic work of art, the group releases a special limited-edition vinyl of the legendary rock classic today via Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc. Loverboy the album is available for purchase now HERE. Originally released in October 1980,... Read More

The 16th Annual Andy Kim Christmas is going National on Saturday, December 19th

The 16th Annual Andy Kim Christmas is going National on Saturday, December 19th
ANDY KIM CHRISTMAS TELEVISION SPECIAL  in support of Crew Nation, CAMH Gifts of Light and Food Banks Canada airs Saturday, December 19 at 8 pm on Citytv and Citytv.com Featuring performances by Andy Kim, Barenaked Ladies, Broken Social Scene, Buffy Sainte-Marie, City and Colour, Glass Tiger & Roch Voisine, Jully Black, Ron Sexsmith, Sam Roberts, Sarah McLachlan, Serena Ryder &... Read More

Gordon Lightfoot One Night Only Live Worldwide Webcast From The Legendary El Mocambo December 18th @ 8PM ET

Gordon Lightfoot One Night Only Live Worldwide Webcast From The Legendary El Mocambo December 18th @ 8PM ET
Gordon Lightfoot “Streaming The Sundown Live” December 18th at 8:00 pm ET  One Night Only Live Worldwide Webcast From The Legendary El Mocambo In Downtown Toronto  ORDER NOW AT NUGS.NET After more than 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it’s safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with the most exclusive company atop... Read More

The 50th Annual JUNO Awards Pushed Back to May 16, 2021

The 50th Annual JUNO Awards Pushed Back to May 16, 2021
The JUNOS announced updates to its Golden Anniversary in a virtual press conference earlier today Three new JUNO Award statuettes unveiled MusiCounts to award $1.5 million dollars worth of instruments in 2021 The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that The JUNO Awards, returning to Toronto for the 50th anniversary, will move to May 2021. Originally... Read More

Country Star JJ Shiplett Re-Imagines Previous Album with Crossed Fingers Re-Make

Country Star JJ Shiplett Re-Imagines Previous Album with Crossed Fingers Re-Make
JJ Shiplet – Single Release – Fingers Crossed By Keith Sharp Calgary Country Music star JJ Shiplett had 2020 all planned out to release a brand new album `Fingers Crossed’, initial radio exposure, future concert dates and festivals planned. All the components were in place to launch a successful release – and then COVID-19 struck and all his plans went... Read More

George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass Celebrates 50th Anniversary

George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass Celebrates 50th Anniversary
George Harrison’s Seminal 1970 Solo Album, All Things Must Pass, Celebrated On Its 50th Anniversary Today With New Stereo Mix Of Legendary Title Track Record Store Day Limited Edition, Individually Numbered 7” Vinyl Reissue Of “My Sweet Lord” Available Now In celebration of the 50th anniversary of George Harrison’s classic solo album, All Things Must Pass, the George Harrison Estate is... Read More

Live Stream Events, Plan B For Belleville’s Empire Theatre

Live Stream Events, Plan B For Belleville’s Empire Theatre
By Keith Sharp Mark Rashotte knows what musicians are going through. As a former guitarist with Capitol recording band, Photograph, as well as current guitarist and manager for Jake Clemons (of E Street Band fame) has empathy for the many artists whose live performance opportunities came to a shuddering halt during this 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic. As the owner of Belleville, Ontario’s... Read More

Canuck Superstars Join Forces On “Monster” Single

Canuck Superstars Join Forces On “Monster” Single
GRAMMY-nominated multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes released “Monster” with Justin Bieber, the second single off Shawn’s highly anticipated fourth studio album Wonder, out December 4 via Island Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.  The two superstars also teamed up for a music video directed by Colin Tilley. Listen here Watch the video here The album is available for preorder here. Wonder follows three consecutive #1 album debuts, 3... Read More