The familiar maxim of the triple threat – singer, songwriter, musician – doesn’t begin to cover it for Toby Keith, one of the modern era’s most complete self-directed hit makers. And Keith’s most recent months are a remarkably accurate representation of his entire career. At the close of 2018, he celebrated the 25th anniversary of his debut No. 1 single, “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” with the re-release of his debut album (remastered with the addition of three vault tracks), a week of events in Nashville including a BMI event to commemorate the milestone, two shows at the historic Grand Ole Opry, and a performance at the Nashville Symphony Ball where he received the prestigious Harmony Award. Keith also released a new song, “Don’t Let The Old Man In,” which was inspired by a conversation he had with Clint Eastwood and was later featured in Eastwood’s movie, “The Mule.” Rounding out the year full of music-related accomplishments was his 15th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic which raised more than $1 million, bringing the annual event’s total funds raised to $12.4 million, to support the charitable endeavors of The Toby Keith Foundation which includes aiding sick children and their families in Oklahoma.
Toby also honored the 25th anniversary of the release of his debut single with his aptly-named tour “Should’ve Been A Cowboy XXV Tour.” From the moment that song was released and shot up the charts to become his first No. 1, the engine driving everything has been the music. He writes it. He arranges and produces it. And he releases it on his own record label, Show Dog Nashville. At the core is his songwriting, as recognized in his 2015 induction into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in New York City. That year Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, Willie Dixon, and other songwriters from all genres of music were also included in his induction class. The Nashville Songwriters Association International named him Songwriter/Artist of the Decade and he is a three-time BMI Country Songwriter/Artist of the Year. His songs have received more than 92 million BMI performances on commercial radio stations worldwide, making him the organization’s top country songwriter in terrestrial country radio. Keith’s albums have sold more than 40 million copies. His tours have drawn more than a million fans each year for more than a decade straight, with recent expansion into Europe and Australia. The awards are too numerous to count and include Artist of the Decade nods from Billboard and the American Country Awards, as well as the ACM’s Career Achievement honor, Poet’s Award recipient, and twice their Entertainer of the Year award winner in back-to-back years. A musician’s musician, he was a last minute illness stand-in for the late Merle Haggard a few years back and responded to Merle’s query about which of the legend’s songs Keith knew and could cover with, “All of ’em.” And there have been some unexpected highlights along the way as well, including country’s most impactful viral event, “Red Solo Cup,” the video for which has received more than 50 million views and was named ACM Video of the Year. Outside of music, his successes carry through to business endeavors including Wild Shot, his premium mezcal liquor products, and I Love This Bar and Grill restaurants including the original location which has been operating for more than a decade on the famed Las Vegas Strip. Toby’s most rewarding experiences, however, have come from giving back locally, nationally and abroad. His golf classics fund The Toby Keith Foundation and OK Kids Korral, a cost-free home for families of children dealing with critical illnesses. His 11 USO Tours to date have enhanced the lives of nearly 256,000 troops and military families in 18 countries with more than 285 events, and have been recognized with the Spirit of the USO Award (2014). Many songs Keith has written while on the USO Tours for the military are featured on his 2017 album The Bus Songs, a 12-song collection of humorous, just-for-fun compositions that set a Billboard Comedy Albums chart record for a country artist by holding the No. 1 spot for 11 consecutive weeks. And when a tornado ravaged his hometown, Toby Keith was the face of the community and helped shoulder the cleanup with the 2013 OK Twister Relief Concert. Triple threat? How about singer, songwriter, musician, producer, entertainer, humanitarian, Oklahoman and patriot. For starters.
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Big + Rich
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An internationally celebrated artist, Jess Moskaluke (MDM Recordings Inc. / Universal Music Canada) continues to dazzle the country music world with her infectious love of country music. Acclaimed in 2017 as the first Canadian female country artist to have a song in the Top 5 since 2008 (Drive Me Away – #3), and the first female Canadian country artist since [her childhood idol] Shania Twain to achieve PLATINUM single status (with “Cheap Wine and Cigarettes”), she has achieved not one, but three Top 10 hits with her respective singles, “Kiss Me Quiet”, “Take Me Home” and “Drive Me Away” and recently receive a GOLD award for “Kiss Me Quiet”.
A multiple 2015 and 2018 JUNO Award nominee and crowned the 2017 JUNO Award winner for Country Album of the Year, Moskaluke is also a three-time consecutive Canadian Country Music Association recipient for “Female Artist of the Year” (the first resident of Saskatchewan in the history of the awards to achieve this title), a 2017 SOCAN Award winner and in the summer of 2017 was presented with five SCMA Awards including “Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year”. With a growing fan base, she now has over 32 million views on YouTube to date and in 2016, Moskaluke had the #1 Most Played Song (“Take Me Home”) at Canadian Country Radio and was the top spun Canadian female artist for the second year in a row.
In 1971 The Stampeders won Juno Awards in the categories of ‘Best Group,’ ‘Best Single,’ ‘Best Producer’ and ‘Best Composer’ for their platinum single, SWEET CITY WOMAN. . Their other hits include CARRY ME, DEVIL YOU, WILD EYES, OH MY LADY, THEN CAME THE WHITE MAN, MINSTREL GYPSY, PLAYING IN THE BAND, HIT THE ROAD JACK, NEW ORLEANS, MONDAY MORNING CHOO CHOO and KEEP ME RUNNING WILD, to name just a few.
Hailing from Calgary Alberta, the Stampeders went on to become a household name between 1971 and 1976, with four songs reaching Top-30 in the U.S and ten Top-5 singles in Canada. They recorded nine albums, many achieving gold and platinum status. SWEET CITY WOMAN has since become a classic and a standard in the world of pop music. In a recent poll, it was voted one of the Top-10 most-recognizable songs of the 70’s.
In 1972, the band was awarded Holland’s prestigious ‘EDISON AWARD’ along with RY COODER and CARL WILSON of THE BEACH BOYS, during a televised award show with an estimated audience of over 30-million viewers throughout Europe. In 1991, THE STAMPEDERS had the honour of being inducted into the Alberta Recording Association’s “Hall of Fame,” and in 1994, they were inducted into the CJAY 92 Calgary Rock Hall Of Fame. Also, in 1994, RICH DODSON was inducted into the SOCAN Hall of Fame for his compositions, SWEET CITY WOMAN and CARRY ME along with KIM BERLY for his composition OH MY LADY. The Stampeders were also inducted into the SOCAN ‘Hall Of Fame’ and received a SOCAN Special Lifetime Achievement award at Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto in 2011.
From 1970 to 1977, the band completed six (6) tours across Canada and performed extensively in Europe, South America (representing Canada at the Brazilian Song Festival to an estimated audience of 90-million viewers) and the U.S. with acts like SANTANA, THE BEACH BOYS, THE EAGLES, MOUNTAIN, Z.Z. TOP, RUSH, BLACK OAK ARKANSAS, ROBIN TROWER, SONNY & CHER, AMERICA, EARTH WIND & FIRE, JOE COCKER, STEELEY DAN, BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS, THE JAMES GANG and GENESIS, just to name a few. According to promoter DONALD K. DONALD, they were the top Canadian concert draw from 1971 to ’74, and were the first Canadian band to tour from one end of the country to the other.
THE STAMPEDERS can also be credited with having some of the first rock ‘videos’ by a Canadian act, five of which are included in a one-hour video entitled “CANADA’S COUNTRY-ROCK LEGENDS – THE STAMPEDERS.”
They made numerous TV appearances, including their own one-hour CBC special, “A SHORT VISIT TO PLANET EARTH,” THE JUNO AWARDS, CBC’S “MISS TEEN CANADA”, NBC’S “THE DATING GAME”, the “SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. AMERICANSONG FESTIVAL”, KENNY ROGERS’ “ROLLING DOWN THE RIVER,” and the U.S.-originated, “DON KIRSHNER’S ROCKCONCERT”.
Television appearances have included “THE CCMA AWARDS”, “THE DINI PETTY SHOW”, CBC NEWSWORLD’S “PETRIE IN PRIME” and features on MUCHMUSIC’S “BACKTRACKS WITH TERRY DAVID MULLIGAN.”
Born and raised in Sudbury, Larry is an established artist in the Canadian Country Music industry and has been touring Canada and performing for 20 years. He has been a featured guest on several television programs such as Canada in the Rough, Fins and Skins the Red Green Show, Go Riding and Snowmobiler TV.
In addition, Larry is an avid Outdoor Power Enthusiast. In his down time from the road, you can find Larry on a motorcycle cruising the backroads, on a ATV cruising the dirt roads or on a snowmobile riding the trails in Ontario.
From his love of power sports, Larry has been endorsed with Ontario Tourism on as “Ambassador for power sports” for the past two years.
Larry has been included in several profiled events, including opening for acts such as Keith Urban, Brooks and Dunn, Terri Clark, Tim McGraw, Johnny Reid and Crystal Shawanda.
He has performed at Boots and Hearts, Cavendish Beach Music Festival PEI, Two sold out shows in the Yukon, Stars and Thunder, Mont Tremblant, the Toronto and Quebec snowmobile / ATV shows, Canadian Tire Motor Speedway Nascar Race, The Toronto Indy and his latest over seas show in Indonesia performing for the largest gold mine in the world.
Being fully bilingual, Larry plays several shows in Quebec and the East Coast during his summer tours.
Larry has released over 15 singles to Country radio across Canada with over 5 music videos with airplay on CMT.
Larry’s latest single “What a Ride” was released to Country Radio across Canada and his new music video on you tube. Some of his biggest hits are “Rock Town”, this song was dedicated to miners around the world. “No Guts No Glory” with an extreme sports music video that led to a full sponsorship with OTSFF Marketing Group and RockStar Energy Drinks. The song was featured as the theme song and video for the Canadian Motorcross Series and Snowcross Series. “In the Rough” became the theme song for season 6 for the TV show Canada in the Rough.
Riding Power Sports is his passion, Music is his message.
Hailing from Maple Ridge, BC, Madeline Merlo is a CCMA Award and two-time BCCMA Award winning artist, with five Top 15 singles under her belt. She is currently collaborating with some of the biggest names in country on new music, continuing to live up to Spotify’s prediction that she will be one of the biggest rising stars to watch.
Merlo co-wrote her latest single, “Unraveling,” a soulful, heartfelt ballad inspired by the weakness and honesty of heartbreak. The song comes following the success of the pop-meets-country success single, “Neon Love”, which was Merlo’s fifth Top 15 single.
After winning CCMA Rising Star in 2015 and BCCMA Female Artist of the Year two years in a row, Merlo released a series of successful singles, including; “Whatcha Wanna Do About It”, which cracked the Top 10 at Canadian Country Radio along with landing on Sirius XM’s #OnTheHorizon List, her follow up “War Paint”, which deeply resonated with fans on social media, and was the #1 Most Added country song in Canada in its debut week, along with the, soulful, breakup ballad, “Over & Over”. All three songs are featured on Merlo’s debut album, Free Soul, released in 2016. “Motel Flamingo” was the 4thsong to land in the Top 15 at Country Radio – a vibrant, upbeat track produced by Karen Kosowski, and a reflection of Madeline’s unique tropical, bohemian vibe.
In 2017 Merlo starred alongside Jana Kramer and Sophie Tweed-Simmons in the musical film, Country Crush, which saw her play the lead role of a young woman trying to make it as a country singer.Merlo has gone on to accumulate more than 13 million streams of her hits across all digital platforms from a global streaming audience that covers 61 countries.
After the initial success of her hit “Honey Jack,” Merlo opened for country royalty Keith Urban, and she has since toured with heavyweights Paul Brandt, andDean Brody on his epic Beautiful Freakshow Tour, and recently returned from touring with Tim Hicks on his Get Loudtour.
Madeline Merlo has always had eclectic taste, and in her music you’ll hear the influence of classic country artists like Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline, R&B greats Etta James and Billie Holiday and modern superstars such as Miranda Lambert. Merlo is a champion of local artisans and is passionate about promoting new designers. Her free-spirited style is as unique as her sound. Just weeks after a recent move to Nashville, Merlo landed on US Weekly’s List of best-dressed artists at the Country Music Awards
After a brief sabbatical following the departure of Dan Baird, the Georgia Satellites reunited in 1993. Their current lineup, led by original member Rick Richards (lead guitar, backing and lead vocals), along with Fred McNeal (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Bruce Smith (bass, backing vocals), and Todd Johnston (drums) continues to perform live shows. The most recent album, Shaken Not Stirred (1997), was a mix of re-recordings of their earlier material and eight new songs: “Running Out”, “Let It Rock (Bye Bye Johnny)”, “Deep in the Heart of Dixie”, “Anna Lee”, “My Fault”, “Shaken Not Stirred”, “She Fades Away”, and “Rain”.
Baird performs with his band, Homemade Sin, which features three former members of the Georgia Satellites. Mauro Magellan joined The Crashers after moving to Wisconsin in the early 1990s. Mauro played on both of Baird’s solo albums and continues to tour with him as a member of Homemade Sin, which also includes bassist Keith Christopher, formerly of Keith and the Satellites. In addition, Baird performs as a member of the country groups Trent Summar & The New Row Mob and The Yayhoos.
Along with his commitment to the Georgia Satellites, Richards also plays with former Guns n’ Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin in his band, Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Hounds. They toured in the early 1990s and have recorded 11 albums. Richards, along with ex-Satellites manager Kevin Jennings, released an album entitled For Ol’ Times Sake in 2013 as The Western Sizzlers, which enlisted the talents of Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke as well as seasoned Atlanta musicians Nicky Ford, Jeff Bakos, and Kevin “Snit” Fitzpatrick.
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With the release of her fourth worldwide single Ready For The Fight , bringing to the table a new sound and a brand new look. her song hitting the Billboard Charts across Canada ranking at #126 in it’s 5th week at radio and getting the amazing news that she has surpassed 1.4 million streams worldwide A feature in one of Canada’s biggest magazines in their 2018 issue and grabbing 2nd place in prestigious worldwide songwriting competition “Claim To Fame” out of 3000 other artists . Chelsea Crites has proven herself to be an artist with undeniable talent and lasting appeal . from the city of Port Colborne this determined , enthusiastic and personable country music artist is an avid national touring performer who has amassed a devoted fan base, due in large parts to her engaging live shows and personal connection to her listeners through her music.
She is currently recording her full-length album with Juno Award Winning producer Justin Koop commonly known for his work with Lights & Walk Off The Earth.
The Cooper Brothers
Canada’s premiere Country Rock band from the 70’s through the mid 80’s, the Cooper Brothers first gained international attention when they signed with Capricorn Records (famous for producing several of the most popular southern-rock acts of the time including The Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker, Delbert McClinton and Elvin Bishop). Over the next few years the Cooper Brothers released two albums under the Capricorn label, the self-titled, The Cooper Brothers and Pitfalls of the Ballroom. Both albums sold extremely well and the singles “The Dream Never Dies”, “Rock and Roll Cowboys” and “I’ll Know Her When I See Her” all charted on The Billboard Hot 100.
Among their many accolades, the Cooper Brothers were voted Best New Group in 1978, Best MOR Group in 1979 and Best Overall Group in 1980 by Canadian Contemporary Music Programmers. In 1980, “The Dream Never Dies” also earned an A.S.C.A.P Award as one of the most performed songs on U.S radio. The song was subsequently recorded by several other artists including Bill Anderson and Juice Newton. It was also the title song for a feature length documentary on Canada’s National Ski Team.
At the height of their career, the band toured extensively with such diverse artists as The Doobie Brothers, Joe Cocker, Charlie Daniels, Atlanta Rhythm Section and McGuinn, Clark and Hillman. In addition, the band worked with some of the most prolific musicians of the day including Chuck Leavell – keyboardist for The Rolling Stones – who played on the Cooper Brothers’ track “Ridin High.” After Capricorn Records folded, the brothers released two more albums before disbanding in the mid eighties.
In October 2006, The Best of the Cooper Brothers was released by the EMI/ Pacemaker label and the band performed for the first time on stage in over twenty years. This prompted a series of live dates including a memorable Ottawa Bluesfest concert, opening up for James Taylor in front of 30 thousand people.
In February 2010, a new Cooper Brothers album was released, featuring 12 brand new songs by Richard Cooper. Entitled “IN FROM THE COLD” the new CD was produced by Grammy nominee Colin Linden in Nashville and featured a number of guest artists including Delbert McClinton, Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy and their old friend, Chuck Leavell.
In May 2013 the Cooper Brothers released another new CD entitled “SOUTHBOUND“. The album was recorded at the Tragically Hip’s studio in Bath, Ontario and was produced by Colin Cripps – guitarist with Blue Rodeo and producer of such artists as Kathleen Edwards and Jim Cuddy.
The Cooper Brothers band has been hard at work on a new album since January 2016 at AudioValley Studios in their hometown of Ottawa and they are happy to announce the arrival of the newly-released RADIO SILENCE. Produced by the Cooper Brothers and engineered by Steve Foley, the album features twelve new Richard Cooper-penned originals. The album is available from I-tunes, Spotify etc. plus from their online store.
Johnson’s Creek is a premier country rock band from south-central Ontario. The music is fresh, drawing inspiration from legends like: Cash, Haggard and Williams, mixed with the fun lyrical stylings of The Road Hammers and Blackjack Billy. The music is best described as country rock or “redneck rock n’ roll”. The guys bring a high energy stage presence and love to get interactive with their audience. Having released their debut single “Ocean Fantasy” in the summer of 2017, the guys have followed that up with another summer time single “I Like It Dirty” in June 2018. With the band presently in studio, they are projecting a full length album release early 2019.
With his upcoming record, Ty Baynton offers up a tight set of rock-fuelled country songs custom cut for his high-energy live show and signature brand of ‘stadium-sized’ vocals.
Scheduled for release in February 2019, Rough Around The Edges, the record steps out lyrically and sonically from the 29-year-old, Waterdown, Ontario-based singer/songwriter’s past efforts. That’s a product of the fact that his vision for the record was forged primarily during the past four years on the road. You’ll still hear echoes of Baynton’s long time influences like Tom Petty and Garth Brooks, but, he says: “Live, you inherently end up playing things differently over time. I was sitting back after a show once and realized that the band and I actually play rock, but I just happen to have a very country voice. So, going into this record I dug into what really gets me going musically, and a lot of it was 90s rock; very specifically pop/punk like Gob and Sum 41.”
To be clear, Baynton doesn’t sound like those bands, but he does channel their immediacy, compact arrangements and wide dynamic range on every track, partly because that’s a key element of his musical DNA, and partly because of the way he made the album.
While some of the record was tracked in Nashville at Blackbird Studios – with owner John McBride (Garth Brooks/Martina McBride) engineering and Baynton and his live drummer, Shawn Moore, producing – it was the initial sessions at Phase One in Toronto that set the tone for the record overall.
For those first sessions (produced by Nathan Ferarro and engineered by Jason Dufour), Baynton tapped guitarist Stuart Cameron, drummer Blake Manning and bassist Peter Fusco to back him up. Fair to say, as band mates in both The Heartbroken and Matthew Good’s band, the three not only know their way around rock and country intimately, they bring a chemistry to the tracks that, like Baynton’s vision for his sound, is rooted in countless days on the road.
He has released records previously – a self-titled EP in 2012 and a full-length album, Good Ol’ Boy, in 2013, but this is the first time he feels he’s truly nailed it. “Before I didn’t have my head wrapped around what I wanted to do sonically, and until I did I didn’t want to jump back into the studio. Now I’m at the point where it’s like, ‘Okay, this is how we do it.’”
Although he always been a big rock and roll fan, he continues: “I gravitated towards writing country early on, partly because that’s where my voice sits naturally, but mainly because of the storytelling.” Beyond that, it’s fair to say that Baynton’s life reads a bit like a country song itself – from his roots as the third generation to grow up on his family’s farm and his lifelong passion for the outdoors, all the way through to his status as what rodeo folks call a ‘two-event cowboy.’
By way of explanation, that means that when Baynton’s got a rodeo gig he tends to do a bit more than just play and sing. For example: “Last Saturday at the Grand River Rodeo I played, but I also rode and won the saddle bronc event.”
Now, for those unfamiliar with saddle bronc riding, it goes something like this: “You’ve got a saddle and a rein you hold onto with one hand. Your free hand can’t touch the horse. The better you ride and the more the horse is bucking, kicking and basically trying to kill you, the higher your score.” In some ways it’s not unlike the music industry, he adds. “You’re going to get knocked down. You’re going to get the shit kicked out of you, but sometimes – with a song, a record, or a horse – you’re going to get lucky. You’ve just got to hang on.”
As one of the eight recently announced Sirius XM “Top of the Country” semi-finalists, singer-songwriter and actress Kelsi Mayne is proving to be one of Canada’s fastest emerging country artists of 2019.
In addition to performing at major music festivals across Canada (Big Valley Jamboree, Havelock Jamboree, and more to be announced), Kelsi makes her big-screen debut on the international film-festival circuit performing the title role in “Willa,” an adaptation of a popular Stephen King story.
Her current single, “Takin’ U Home,” is quickly climbing the Canadian Billboard charts, having been introduced late last year on national television and reprised — again for Canada-wide audience — on the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour telecast.
This Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase finalist, Trackside Homegrown Spotlight Artist and CMA Ontario New Faces Showcase performer has garnered strong support from industry mainstays, FACTOR Canada, the SOCAN Foundation, and Ontario Arts Council.
Kelsi currently divides her time songwriting between Toronto and Nashville, but a dual-city allegiance is nothing new to her. Windsor, Ontario’s hometown sweetheart, continues to be true to her blue-collar roots. Growing up within earshot of Detroit, each provides a rich source of her musical inspiration.
Kelsi is also the world’s only country singer boasting both a nursing degree and a track record as a nationally ranked hurdler… So if your heart stops at one of her shows, she’ll either help you on the spot, or run for some. Real fast.
Canadian country-pop artist Suzi Kory, currently recording her latest release with guitarist Brent Woods (Sebastian Bach, Vince Neil, John Waite, KISS), switched directions after her 2017 rock EP, Spellcasting, made with The Trews’ guitarist John Angus Macdonald.
Although she initially intended to write a rock album, her songwriting naturally progressed towards a country sound. Both Suzi and Brent agreed this was a more genuine sound and showcased softer, more vulnerable, vocals suited to the style of music they were writing.
The first single “The Secret Garden” was released this past fall, accompanied by a music video recently shot in Malibu. The follow-up single/video, “Pretty Little Things,” was released Jan. 2019 , and was also shot in L.A. at Will Rogers Beach and in a rehearsal facility.
“Pretty Little Things” is the story of growing up with a dream, only to have life take you down a completely different road,” says Suzi. “It’s also about the beautiful things we discover in life when we find our way back and have the courage to follow that dream.”
Born in the Middle East, raised in Canada, and a world traveller for work and music, Suzi has a collection of life experiences to draw from for her songwriting. Having spend several years abroad, it was after her move back to North America and a fateful meeting with her idol and inspiration Axl Rose that the fire to write and perform was reignited.
“My birthday was coming up and friends started asking what I wanted. Number one was meeting the man I had idolized most of my life,” Suzi recounts. “I flew to LA and drove to Axl’s home in Malibu only to find him walking near his house. We had a short conversation and he agreed to a photo. As I drove away, I thought if I could manifest something this crazy, then pursuing my lifelong dream of performing was possible.”
In 2017, Suzi began writing and recording her first EP, Spellcasting, with The Trews’ MacDonald. She released it in 2017, supporting it with a string of shows, including opening slots for LA Guns in Toronto and LA at the legendary Whiskey a Go-Go. Her songs received airplay across Canada, the United States, the Netherlands, UK, the Middle East, Brazil and New Zealand.
The EP would also take her as far as Brasilia, Brazil where she would be the only Canadian artist, and one of three international acts, performing at Festival CoMA. There she caught the attention of Indie Week founder and fellow Canadian Darryl Hurs, who invited her to showcase during Indie Week back in Toronto.
Following several live performances, Suzi was ready to begin writing and recording a full-length album.
“Earlier in the year my photographer and friend, Igor Vidyashev, introduced me to Brent. I had come to admire his work, valued his advice and respected his work ethic so it came time to start writing and recording again, it was a clear decision to work with him. During the two weeks I spent in LA, Brent continuously challenged me in trying to find my sound. It was during this period of musical self-discovery that we realized the album was organically heading in the direction of country.”
Brad Battle is no stranger to the Canadian Music Scene. He has performed continuously over the past several years at local establishments, festivals and events, building momentum along the way. With an ever-growing fan following and Three Niagara Music Awards under his belt (Male Vocalist of the Year, Country Artist Of The Year and Songwriter Of The Year), Battle shows no signs of stopping.
Battle’s journey has been one filled with determination and inspiration. After he stepped away from music for awhile, it was his 8-year-old daughter’s question: “Can you still do music if you want to?”, that got him back into pursuing his passion and dreams. His debut EP, Always Easy, released in April 2017 and the single, “Hung Up” (co-written and produced with Dave (Dwave) Thomson – Lady Antebellum, Jessica Mitchell, Jason Benoit) added to Battle’s growing popularity. He has finished recording several new tunes with the help of award winning producer Bart McKay (Brett Kissel, Gord Bamford) and team of some of this country’s best studio musicians.
After the success of his summer single “Crazy Beautiful” which had his fans dancing and singing all summer long, Brad has just released his new single “MORE”. An emotionally charged and heart felt song about wanting to be everything his family needs and more. The single is at radio now and available on all digital platforms.
Rebekah is a country singer-songwriter currently residing in Kitchener, Ontario. Coming from a musical family, music has always been in her blood & a passion she pursued from an early age.
After posting videos of herself on YouTube for several years, singing a variety of both covers & original songs, Rebekah was discovered by an LA producer wishing to work with her. In early 2013, Rebekah flew to Los Angeles to record her debut EP “Here I Am.”
Later on that same year, Rebekah was chosen out of hundreds of entrants across Canada to be named a Boots & Hearts Top 8 Emerging Artist Finalist, thus making her official debut on stage as a Canadian country artist at one of Canada’s largest country music festivals. Since then, she has been making a name for herself performing across Ontario, sharing the stage with major Canadian acts such as Aaron Prtichett, Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo, Kiefer Sutherland & Wes Mack.
In early 2015, Rebekah released her first single “Better in the Past” to Canadian country radio which, along with her debut EP, is available on iTunes now.
Currently, Rebekah is in the middle of writing and recording for her next project.