Spring Country Round-up  

Gord Bamford’s “I Ain’t Drunk” featuring celebrated Canadian country star Terri Clark

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By Roman Mitz

Spring is a time of rebirth so we’ll begin with the rebirth of Gord Bamford’s album “Diamonds In A Whiskey Glass” in an expanded Diamond Deluxe Edition.

Spring is a time of rebirth so we’ll begin with the rebirth of Gord Bamfords album “Diamonds In A Whiskey Glass” in an expanded Diamond Deluxe Edition. The Australian-born, Alberta-raised neo-traditionalist singer has won 26 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) awards, plus he’s captured Nashville’s Country Music Association Global Country Artist of the Year award on two occasions. The extended Deluxe Diamond Edition features all 11 tracks from his celebrated 2021 album including his hit single “Heaven On Dirt”, as well as seven new songs including his latest release “I Ain’t Drunk” featuring celebrated Canadian country star Terri Clark. On working with Gord, Terri says “When he asked me to duet on “I Ain’t Drunk” I jumped at the opportunity to sing with one of Canada’s finest and true country singers. I’m excited for the fans to hear the song and look forward to us one day performing it live on stage.” There is also a splendid second collaboration with JUNO-award-winning country star Jess Moskaluke on another new song “To Get To You”.

Another award-winning artist, Lindsay Ell, is celebrating the release of a new single, “Right On Time.” Putting a voice to the pressure she feels as a career-focused woman in her 30s

Lindsay Ell, is celebrating the release of a new single, “Right On Time.”
Lindsay Ell is celebrating the release of a new single, “Right On Time.”

Lindsay Ell is “Right On Time” an anthem for anyone who has felt pressured to be something or someone they aren’t.  “I think women spend a lot of time feeling like they might miss their ‘time’ in life,” Lindsay begins, “Their time to be beautiful, to be a mother, to have their dream career, to work their ass off. It’s a constant fear that we might miss the very thing we want by focusing on something else, and I think I’m just done worrying about that. This is a new dawn for me. I’m stepping into my new music, unapologetically feeling that I can be certain I’m right where I want to be.”  The new release comes as Lindsay prepares to film the finale of CityTV’s Canada’s Got Talent later this spring as the show’s celebrated host. It also follows up what has been a monumental past year for the Nashville-based entertainer, a year that saw her co-host the 2021 CCMA awards while earning five nominations, and tour with Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Melissa Etheridge.

Lindsay Ell – Right On Time (Official Music Video)

Spring is also a time when romance is in the air and Bailieboro Ontario native Jade Eagleson is sharing a love letter with his wife Marina

Jade Eagleson – “She Don’t Know”

Celebrating the beautiful life they have built with the debut of his music video for “She Don’t Know.”  First meeting on the set of Jade Eagleson’s music video for “Got Your Name On It” in 2018 and reuniting on the set of “Still Gonna Be You”,  Jade and Marina have been together ever since. Building a life that emulates his original music videos, the couple is excited to kick off their next chapter as they create a new life in Nashville together. Jade was joined by his wife and their son Levi to shoot the video in their new Music City home.  

Jade Eagleson – She Don’t Know – Honkytonk Revival – Official Audio

“Four Good Years” the forthcoming eighth track offering from Sudbury’s Andrew Hyatt, is available May 6th via 604 Records.

Andrew Hyatt gives some insight about the EP, “When we started working on the record that would eventually become Four Good Years, the focus was to make a collection that had something for everyone. On my last record, I wanted to build songs that felt like rock and roll in all forms, and while the same could be said for Four Good Years, I also wanted to tap into some lighter topics and melodies such as on tracks like ”Still Somethin’’ and “You Ain’t Runnin’ Yet.”  To celebrate the release of “Four Good Years”, Hyatt will take to the stage at Toronto’s legendary El Mocambo, debuting new music and a selection of hits for his official album release party.
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Andrew Hyatt – Close To You (Lyric Video)

Saskatoon country artist Shantaia is rising to the top of the country scene with her new single “Broke To Brand New”, which has hit the Top 40 on Canadian country radio.

Broke to Brand New - New Single for Shantaia
Broke to Brand New – New Single for Shantaia

Currently living in Nashville, Shantaia is composing with some of the biggest writers in Music City, playing milestone shows including The Listening Room Cafe and Whiskey Jam, and working on bringing her new music to the next level. Shantaia is excited to be joining Raquel Cole and The Washboard Union on her first tour ever with “Road Back to Cavendish – Second Stop”, a series of live shows throughout Atlantic Canada in May and she can’t wait to see everyone on the east coast.

Shantaia- Broke to Brand New- Official Music Video

Of course, spring wouldn’t be spring without some partying going on, and Tim Hicks’ latest single “High Rollers”, fits the bill perfectly.

Tim Hicks in concert

The song kicks off with a ZZ Top-worthy guitar lick before Tim Hicks puts the pedal to the metal vocally and declares “Going all in baby, every dollar, every cent. Put it all on black, yeah, we’ll paint the town red”. “High Rollers” is just pure fun,” Tim says. “It’s a tune I’ve had kicking around for a little while now, and I’m so pleased to finally get it out there. It’s a fantasy really, about blowing your entire paycheque in just one night, pretending to be something or someone you’re not. Every time I sing it, I picture two kids running through a casino causing all sorts of havoc, flinging chips everywhere, and having the greatest time. Like the lyric says, ‘It ain’t all the time, nah, just for the night’.“

Tim Hicks – High Rollers

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