March 31, 2020

Duane Steele

This week I had the pleasure of chatting with Duane Steel, when he was in town for the #rednecktour

Born and raised in northern Alberta, Duane Steele grew up listening to and absorbing the music of the rural landscape that included Country music, Folk music, a pinch of Blues and yes, good old Rock n’ Roll. 

Having a recording career for the past 24 years as a mainstay on the Country Music scene in Canada, including 8 albums and 10 videos 2 albums of which were released through Mercury Records Canada, Duane Steele has always been firmly in touch with where he comes from as a singer, songwriter and musician. 

In March of 2017 Duane took on a project very near and dear to his heart. The Legend of George Jones is a musical walk through the life and times of arguably the greatest Country Music singer ever, “George Jones”. Recording a live album of favourite songs culled from the show and touring throughout all of 2017-2018 has been an absolute thrill and honour. 

Duane is currently working on an album of new original material with Producer Louis Sedmak and is looking forward to sharing some new music with his fans in 2019-2020. 

His brand new single “Blue Collar Palace” written and co-produced with his long-time friend Gord Bamford and featuring Gord as well, goes to Country Radio just days prior to embarking on a multi -city Tour with Gord Bamford and Jess Moskalukes’ “RedNeck Tour”.

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March 23, 2020

Rod Black

This week I chat with Rod Black.  

A song for the times we are facing today.


For 2020, Rod Black has teamed up with Producer/Writer Jeff Johnson who is a 2017 CCMA award winner (Producer of the year) and a 5-time BC Country Music Association award winning Producer. The first release for 2020 titled “Walk On” was co-written by Black and Johnson. The duo has seen major success previously as co-writers with US Billboard charting rock group Jet Black Stare which got signed by industry mogul L.A. Reid to a million-dollar contract with Island/Def Jam New York. The pair also wrote the top 20 Billboard Country song “Keeping On” in 2014 which Jeff Johnson also Produced. 

In 2019, Rod Black finish the year very strong with the single “Good Times” which was produced by Dan Swinimer and co-written by Rod Black, Chris Labelle (Rivertown Saints) and Dan Swinimer. The song was released in July and quickly hit #1 on SiriusXM Canada in less than 3 weeks following the release. Good Times stayed at #1 for an incredible 20+ weeks. Rod was also nominated for Male Artist of The Year at the BC Country Music Awards. 

In 2018, Bristol Records released Black’s top 20 Canadian Billboard single, “Keepin’ On”, to the US market. This proved to be successful as it reached top 80 on the US Country Music Row Charts. Black spent all of 2018 touring with his labelmates throughout the United States which included Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. They also performed in parts of Canada. Rod has shared the stage with country acts such as Dierks Bentley, Chris Young, Dallas Smith, Meghan Patrick, as well as national rock artists Three Doors Down, Stained & Shinedown.

In 2017, Black got the attention of Bristol Records who receive worldwide distribution through SONY/The Orchard. Bristol Records quickly signed him to a multi-year contract. Black’s stage presence and his experience with touring is second to none, while his drive and passion for music is simply unstoppable. 

Prior to signing with Bristol Records, Rod Black spent a number of years living between Nashville and Texas following the success of “Keepin’ On”. Black spent his time there working with some of the most accredited producers and songwriters, while developing his songwriting skills.  www.rodblackcountry.rocks 

March 17, 2020

Sons Of Daughters

This week I chat with Sons Of Daughters.  They have a new single "I Picture You" out now.  We talk about where they were musically, strange jobs the've had, and what food they NEED to have when coming back to Canada. 

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The track is an impactful ballad with a catchy, pop-meets-country vibe. Drawing from personal experiences, the song evokes nostalgic feelings of happiness and longing when reflecting on fond memories of a loved one.

“We wanted to capture the timeless and heartfelt notion of “the one who got away””, said Chrystal Leigh and Jimmy Thow. “Sometimes you lose touch with people you were once close with and every so often you catch yourself thinking about them. This song is the answer to the universal question: I wonder if they ever think of me?”

Thow and Leigh co-wrote the track alongside Gavin Slate and Travis “T-Buck” Wood in Nashville. It was co-produced by Thow and Grammy and CMA nominated producer Brad Hill (Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne). 

The single comes on the heels of the duo’s debut EP “Love In A Bar”, a compilation of six unique tracks, which has amassed more than 2 million streams worldwide since its release in July 2019. The group found success with their first single "Ain't Gonna be Lonely Long", which reached Billboard's Top 15, and peaked at #12 at Canadian country radio.


2019 proved to be a successful year for Sons of Daughters. The duo was nominated for the Rising Star Award at the 2019 CCMA Awards in Calgary and were finalists in the 2019 SiriusXM Top of the Country competition. Thow continues to make a name for himself as a skilled songwriter, co-writing Tebey’s smash hit “Good Jeans” which reached #2 at Canadian country radio.

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March 11, 2020

Beamer Wigley

This week we chat with Beamer Wigley about his new single "Crazy Being Crazy".

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Born in 2002, Beamer started playing guitar when he was 5 years old, and as he loves to tell his audiences, that was when he first saw Keith Urban in the video “Start A Band” with Brad Paisley.  He turned to his Mom and said “I want to learn to play guitar.  I want to be just like Keith Urban”.  So he got his first guitar and started lessons.

He wrote his first song at the age of 7, and that same year started singing and playing guitar, wowing audiences everywhere he went.

When he was 9, he took first place at the Vancouver P.N.E. ‘Star Showdown’ in the youth category, against contestants from all across British Columbia.  He also performed major roles in numerous stage musicals, as well as the 4th lead roll in the Norman Rockwell movie, “A Christmas Tail”.

At just the age of 11, he was awarded the inaugural Penticton Youth Arts Award for ages 25 and under.

In November 2015, he was thrilled to be awarded membership in The Brotherhood Of The Guitar, a group of highly talented musicians from many parts of the world. In addition, he also received a sponsorship from Music Man/Ernie Ball guitars.

His talents received recognition from some major Canadian Country Music artists for whom he got the opening slot, including 3 times each for both George Canyon and Brett Kissel, as well as Aaron Pritchett.  He also got to open for Dwight Yoakam in 2018, which started as a 20 minute set and ended up becoming a 65 minute fill in performance to an appreciative audience.  U.S. artist Granger Smith also had him as part of his Western Canadian Tour.

Beamer has been writing steadily both on his own and down in Nashville, spending over 2 years with legendary song writer Keith Follese and his wife Adrienne.  On July 6th 2018, he released third new single “Roller Coaster” followed up in June 2019 with “I Knew”.

 

March 2, 2020

Suzi Kory

This week I had the pleasure to chat with Suzi Kory from Toronto Canada.  

Country rock artist Suzi Kory, born in Beirut and raised in Toronto, burst on to the music scene in 2017 with a rock EP, entitled 'Spellcasting', produced by John Angus Macdonald (The Trews).

Following performances in Canada, the USA and Brazil, she found herself writing and recording in Los Angeles with producer Brent Woods (Vince Neil, Sebastian Bach, Chevy Metal), which would have her sound take an organic turn towards country.

This rocker gone country artist has since released two singles, 'The Secret Garden' (2018) and 'Pretty Little Things' (2019), both which have collectively garnered over 26,000 streams online and over 15,000 views on YouTube. 

Suzi's new single, 'Settle of the Dust’ is out now!

For more information on Suzi Kory, check out www.suzikory.com

February 26, 2020

Tyler Joe MIller

this week I had the chance to chat with Tyler Joe Miller about his new single "Pillow Talkin' ", and his non-profit called 
The Climb Outreach Society, that he and his friends started to help those in need in Guatemala.  Tyler is a very talented guy and has alot of great things on the go 

Pillow Talkin' is the lead off single from Tyler Joe Miller, MDM Recordings’ newest signing! The track was recorded and produced by accredited producer, Danick Dupelle (Emerson Drive, Tebey, Don Amero).
Tyler Joe is the 2019 BCCMA "Ray MCauley Rising Star” Award Recipient. 

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February 19, 2020

Adam Gregory

This week I chat with Adam Gregory.  Adam has been performing in Canada since he was 10.  Adam has a new single, a young daughter, and is loving life. 

In the eyes of love, she's perfect. She makes his world brighter just by being her. She may not sing,but when she does, to him every song sounds better. This song is just a fresh new take on being in love, and how that true love just makes life better.. period;

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February 12, 2020

Alan Doyle

This week we chat with Canadian music legend Alan Doyle.  He has a new single, new EP and a coast to coast tour.

“‘We Don’t Wanna Go Home’ is about the greatest night of your life being interrupted by the tolling of the last call bell at the pub. The speakers in the song cry the most desperate plea to the publican to keep the place open for at least one more round,” Doyle says.

Doyle co-wrote the song with Donovan Woods and Todd Clark. Doyle and Brody reunite again, having previously released the song “Soggy Bottom Waters” from Brody’s 2016 album Beautiful Freakshow, and “It’s Friday” from 2012’s Dirt.

 

“I am so glad the stars aligned and we got together with a bunch of pals to sing and shout ‘We Don’t Wanna Go Home.’"

As a solo artist and a member of Great Big Sea, Alan has gotten 360,000 spins and 1.8 billion audience impressions on Canadian radio. The songwriter, producer, actor and author is a 12-time JUNO Award nominee for his solo material and work with his iconic band Great Big Sea. In 2018, he was awarded the Order of Canada for his contributions to the musical traditions of Newfoundland and for his commitment to numerous charitable initiatives.

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February 5, 2020

Donny Lee

This week I chat with Donny Lee. 

Like a moth to a flame, country music fans are drawn to the warmth and charm of Donny Lee. A down-to-earth guy who knows no stranger, the Canadian / Nashville-based songwriter and performer has been using his musical gift since singing with his parents band as a young adult, and still strums the 65 Gibson Hummingbird his father taught him to play. Donny Lee’s magnetic personality is not only a perfect fit for the stage, he also makes every single audience member feel like they are at their own personal concert, no matter what size the venue. Regularly invited back to perform at festivals and fairs, it is Donny Lee’s mission to ensure his fans have the best time possible at his shows. For the past several years, Donny has become a very popular performer in Nashville, playing famous honkytonks such as Tootsie’s World Famous Orchid Lounge, while promoting himself as a Country artist. Reviewers and locals alike say that Donny Lee is a must see performer in Nashville, and making his show part of your trip to the city is essential to the experience. Currently working on his third album in Nashville with Victoria Goodvin and Greg Bates along with Nashville publishing companies, set to release next year, Donny Lee released his first album titled ‘Who I Am’ in 2017. His follow up album ‘Better Believe It’ was produced by CCMA Award-winning producer Bart McKay, and released in Fall 2018. He’s had five songs on the radio since 2017, including “Two Lane High” which had a successful 13 week run in the top 100 on the Trax Reporting Charts. His 5th single “Anyone Else” was released in July 2019, surpassing it’s predecessor in air time. With Roots deep in Country music, Donny Lee shoots straight from the hip in how he approaches life and the stage. His engaging, interactive performances create memorable experiences for country music fans, and his reviews are a testament to that. It is Donny’s goal to share his love of entertaining on a larger platform to audiences far and wide, and have a prosperous career as a Country Music Artist.
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UPCOMING SHOWS

  • Jan 16th & 17th  Seattle, Washington  ~ February 22nd Maclab Centre, Leduc, Alberta ~ In demand performer main Broadway stages Nashville, Tennessee - 500 shows annually on average for past 5 years

 PAST SHOWS


  • Feature act for High Prairie Pro Rodeo, Kananaskis Pro Rodeo,  CFB Military Appreciation Party, Barrhead Rodeo, Canada’s Country Club of the Year Ranchmans, PBR 2019 Winter Classic, Providence Grain Harvest Ball annual party, Corporate function for Mendi Group in Australia 2019, Housewives of Beverly Hills 2019 Stagecoach party, Spectrum Retirement Solutions St. Louis 2019. Opened for Dwight Yoakam, Dolly Parton, Brooks and Dunn when touring with high profile Carson City band across North America 

 SOCIALS

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January 27, 2020

Aaron Goodvin

This week i chat iwth Aaron Goodvin about his new single, life as a busy writher and his dogs . 


This continued the momentum Aaron has experienced in the past year with the release of his brilliant album, V, which has produced the #1 radio hit “You Are” – which has been certified Gold! – and the beautiful and reactive “Bars & Churches.” These songs have amassed 55,000 spins and 150 million audience impressions on Canadian radio. "You Are" and "Bars & Churches" have combined for more than 17 million global streams!



Aaron has been nominated for two Association of Country Music In Alberta awards – Entertainer & Songwriter – and will be performing on the awards show on January 26.


For all the up to date information on Aaron Goodvin, visit our publicity website here!


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