September 29, 2020

Owen Barney

Owen Barney

"Thank Her For That"



Let this song take you away… 

to warm breezes and blue skies…

…and a break-up that you’re actually thankful for!!



“Cold tequila with a little lime, since she left I’m on island time, I can thank her for that"



No stranger to the Canadian country scene, Owen Barney has been doing things the right way - by playing shows, releasing great music, and winning over fans one at a time! 

Now he’s ready to release a song that we know will resonate. A tongue-in-cheek summer jam that plays to the idea of finding the silver lining in a difficult situation. An uplifting fun vibe that we could all use right now!

Please welcome “Thank Her For That”



A little about Owen Barney:

Born and raised in Toronto, Owen Barney spent his summers in cottage country Muskoka, where he began strumming the guitar at age 7 and performing for the locals. Influenced by country heavy-hitters like Eric Church, Dean Brody, and Jason Aldean, Owen now has a style all his own, and has been hitting the stage at venues and festivals across the country (Boots & Hearts, Country Wild, Horton Hoedown, Toronto Beer Fest).

His debut single “Letting Go” gained immediate attention, hitting #13 on the Global Viral Spotify Chart within its first week, garnering over 2 Million streams across streaming platforms.

It’s time for Owen to shine and he’s ready. Please give this kid the chance to prove it.



 “What I’ve always hoped for myself is to someday be performing to a crowd that knows every word of my songs. That’s the dream.” 

~ Owen Barney

“Barney’s maturity and natural talent as a performer allows him to be a storyteller so young in his career”  

~ Front Porch Music

“Fuses soulful song writing and easy breezy vocals.”

~ Canadian Beats

September 9, 2020

Eric Ethridge

The second single off of Eric's new album set for release this fall

  • Over 35 MILLION streams globally
  • Over 100,000 social fans 
  • Last single ‘Dream Girl’ was written by Grammy award winners Dan&Shay and has already been streamed over 2.5 MILLION times globally
  • 155,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and 9,500 followers – 57% of Eric’s streams come from users saved libraries and playlists
  • 11,814 average daily listeners on Apple Music and 117,000+ weekly streams
  • 35,000+ YouTube followers
  • CCMA Discovery Award Winner, CCMA Rising Star Nominee, 3x CMAO nominee
  • Eric and Kalsey just announced and embarked on their van-life content series, “Love On The Road” which will take them all across the country www.loveontheroad.ca 
September 1, 2020

River Town Saints

If tragedy and overcoming adversity are the hallmarks of a good country song, THE RIVER TOWN SAINTS have earned their dirt road credibility...

 

After a series of major setbacks (the kind that would've broken up many other bands), the boys have regrouped stronger than ever with a collection of FOUR fantastic new songs that have just been released via their new EP 'Long Time Coming' (which came out last Friday and has already been streamed/downloaded over 100,000 times in THREE days!).

 

There is a strong fan-base out there that want to hear this band's music.

August 19, 2020

Matt Martin

Matt Martin, a young tech entrepreneur raised on a dairy farm, continues to make exciting new waves in Canadian Country Music. Growing up in rural area, Matt feels a deep connection to Country Music and the roots that comprise what it is today. 

 

Back at it with his second radio single, country fans will not be disappointed. “Passenger Seat”, released now in the summer of 2020, gives listeners a fun and irresistible invite into one of Matt’s favourite youthful experiences; summer road trips. The song was co-written in Nashville with Chris Buck, produced by Canada’s own Jordan Oorebeek, and mastered in Nashville by Mike Cervantes (Taylor Swift, Jake Owen). It takes just a few seconds to know this tune is designed for volume up, windows down, and making summer memories. If you’re like Matt, you’ll also want it to be in a Jeep.

 

His second highly anticipated single, “Passenger Seat” follows on the coattails of Matt’s debut single, “Never Gets Old”, released in summer 2019 and earned many hundreds of spins. Impressively, it was picked up on the first day by Spotify Canada’s “Live Country” playlist where it held its place for a full calendar year – helping it amass 175,000 streams in its first year on Spotify alone. The song also cracked Top 40 on Sirius XM’s “CBC Country” channel, and was featured on notable primary stations such as Kitchener’s Country 106.7 and Orillia/Barrie’s Pure Country 106, where fans voted the single a new favourite for days in a row. Not a bad independent debut!

 

A new single is not all that country fans have to look forward to from Matt Martin this year. With multiple writing trips to Nashville since last summer, Matt has been honing his craft with many great writers both south of the border and here at home in Canada. With a newly inspired direction for his music, Matt is finishing up a 6 song EP to be released in the coming months. Fans can expect an honest look into the complex but growing phenomena of a life inspired by country roots but expanded through urban and global experiences that are becoming more common to many of us today. Expect to hear some of the current country vibes experienced through artists like Russell Dickerson and Jake Owen, mixed with some of Matt’s earlier storytelling influences, such as Dierks Bentley and Rascal Flatts. However you interpret it, there’s no doubt you will get a real glimpse into the fun, lightheartedness of Matt’s personality without neglecting the very real, intimate moments of his life and relationships. You don’t want to miss the ride, so “hop on up this passenger seat” and get ready for some great new music from one of our very own budding Canadian Country stars

August 11, 2020

Colin Amey

Born April 21st, the youngest of three boys, Colin Amey hails from Dunnville, Ontario but spent most of his childhood in Whitehorse, where the cold Canadian Yukon did nothing to cool his driving passion to be a singer and songwriter.

At a young and early age, Colin's early influences came from listening to the radio and watching the hits on MuchMusic, where the performances of Bryan Adams and Bruce Springsteen inspired his young heart. In the small town of Marmora, Ontario, at the Country Fair, three-year-old Colin Amey won Second Prize in the Annual Junior Talent Show, giving a heartfelt rendition of 'Delta Dawn'.   He continued to enter local and regional talent competitions, usually placing first, hands down.

When the family moved and settled back in Ontario, Colin began a stretch of singing demos and jingles in a small studio, then released his first single in 1988, a pop power ballad “Gonna Last Foreve”, with a video to follow that received national airplay.

The stage was set, and he began writing material to record his first CD, released a few singles that received some airplay and started on his way to being hooked on songwriting.  Colin eventually teamed up with the legendary Barry Brown (formerly of Family Brown) to collaborate on his second album, gaining radio recognition with two singles that included the title track 'What My Heart Don't Know' and 'If I Didn't Call It Love'.

This radio awareness of his career garnered Colin two nominations that included Independent Male Artist and Rising Star at the Canadian Country Music Awards.

Looking for new direction, Colin moved into the Greater Toronto Area, and began collaborating with Thomas WadeJamie Warren and also with Brian Allen who co-penned the hit song, 'What About Love' for the American Rock band, Heart. 

Colin continued to co-write with the likes of Dean McTaggart, known for penning the hit song, 'Birmingham' performed by Amanda Marshall, and songwriter Tim Taylor, who's written many hits with and for the likes of Aaron Pritchett, Gord Bamford & The Road Hammers, just to name a few. 

 The year 2006, brought the release of his third album 'Getaway' produced by award winning producer, Rick Hutt, with credits for his work with Tom Cochrane, Northern Pikes, Gil Grande, and Jamie Warren.  The "Getaway" record spawned half a dozen radio singles, including the title track, which was added on medium rotation at many major market radio stations nation wide. 

Over time, Colin continued writing with good friend, Thomas Wade and sang on numerous demos and recording projects, which eventually led to the formation of "Wade Amey Wade." 

In November 2011, they released the Christmas single, "I Can't Wait for Christmas" and donated all download sales to the Sean Hogan's Christmas Wish. In 2012, when Wade Amey Wade disbanded, Colin was free to pursue his solo career once again.  In 2013, Colin released a 5 song EP, entitled "Just Do What You Do" which included a remake of the mid 80s hit from Kim Mitchell, "Go For A Soda" which coincided with a video released to Youtube. 

Over the past several years, Amey has been releasing singles to radio and iTunes, including "Sunday Drive, Drinkin' Time”, “A Million Tears Ago”, and “Welcome To the World" which happens to be a very personal song about the very day his daughter, Ryleigh was born. 

With the current global pandemic, like many other artists, Colin is performing online shows on Facebook Live, and currently gearing up to release a brand new single cowritten with Hamilton guitarist and band mate, Darren Lachance. The track is entitled “Life Goes By” and will be going to radio in early July of 2020.

 

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August 4, 2020

Alex Runions

Well before he won the 2016 Saskatchewan Country Music Association Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year award and Male Vocalist of the Year award, Alex Runions was widely considered as an artist to keep an eye on in Canada’s country music scene. With more than a decade of memorable live performances at some of the most iconic venues in the country, including Big Valley Jamboree, the Grey Cup, and the CCMA Awards Week Songwriters’ Series, it’s easy to see why Runions’ hometown of Kipling, Saskatchewan raised a billboard in his honour. 



In addition to charting singles such as "Passenger Seat", "South of the City", “FM Dial” and "Little Bit of Sunshine", Runions’ collaboration track "Just Watch Me" with Dean Kush and JJ Voss cemented the Saskatchewan-born artist’s status as a rising star on an international level, serving as the cornerstone to a fundraising campaign for the Canadian Cancer Society. Following the success of his latest single, "Heartland" featuring Erin Hill, Runions' stock continues to rise as he tours and performs live throughout the country. - Daniel Bell



VISIT ALEX ON SOCIALS:



WEBSITE: https://www.alexrunions.com/

INSTAGRAM:  https://www.instagram.com/alexrunions 
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/alexrunionsmusic 
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCriCCvUl3moXy2SP751rgtg

 

 

July 28, 2020

Bobby Wills

Bobby Wills is BACK! "Wash My Truck" is the brand new single by Bobby Wills, written with Erik Dylan, lead singer of Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion and Nashville songwriter (Luke Combs and Riley Green). "Wash My Truck" as a song hits home for Bobby, bringing back coming of age memories with his father. The notion that you can't go out on that first date without cleaning and shining up the vehicle is a lesson Bobby's dad made sure he knew. "Wash My Truck" kicks off summer just in time for people, young and old to shine them up, and head out

July 21, 2020

Tenille Arts

n January she performed her single "Somebody Like That" live during her THIRD appearance on the hit ABC Television show "The Bachelor" , with the song subsequently picking up '#1 most-added' status at the Country radio format in the U.S.  -and six months later it continues to grow at U.S. Country radio where it is knocking on the door of going into the TOP-40 (#42 - #41 Mediabase U.S. last week). 



In Canada, "Somebody Like That" peaked at radio a couple of weeks ago, giving Tenille her first-ever (of many more to come) TOP-10 single!  THANK-YOU COUNTRY

July 14, 2020

Kelsi Mayne

SOS’s fun, unique production inspired by Kelsi’s Detroit roots, with hints of “Say My Name” by Destiny’s Child in the beginning, to a Marvin Gaye, Motown/soul flavour at the end!

Kelsi is currently nominated for RISING STAR ⭐️ at the CMAO Awards!

July 6, 2020

Adrienne Taylor

When a relationship comes to an end it can feel like your whole world has been turned upside down. It’s difficult to remain grounded, bouncing around from one feeling to next, as though you’re on an emotional rollercoaster. Adrienne Taylor puts a deep sense of contemplation into her songwriting with the lyrically compelling track Rollercoaster. Filled with confusion over the differentiation of emotions, Rollercoaster is a manifestation of disorientation when being faced with a breakup: “Sad when the sun shines, but happy when the rain falls down.

 

Find her online @adriennetaylor 

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