April 6, 2021

Meghan Patrick

Juno Award winning Country music superstar Meghan Patrick is celebrating her birthday by treating fans to new music.  “Never Giving Up on You” is the brand-new single from the two-time CCMA Female Artist of the Year, which follows hot on the heels of the recent official video release for “My First Car,” which takes fans on a biographical ride through Meghan’s early career.  Meghan will keep the celebration for “Never Giving Up on You” going with a takeover of Complete Country this Saturday, March 27th – click here to follow along.

Of the new single Meghan says, “It’s always been difficult for me to write love songs that felt authentic and real to me without being cliché. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about love in this past year, it’s that it’s not just about romance, sparks and the good times. It’s about continuing to choose that person over and over again, even when things are rough. When I love something, I go all in, but it doesn’t always stick. True love is knowing this about yourself, but realizing you’ve found the one thing (or person) you will never give up on, no matter how hard it gets.”

Many more exciting announcements are set to come from Meghan in the coming weeks

March 23, 2021

Tim Hicks

Toronto, ON (February 11, 2021) – Today, multi-platinum, award winning entertainer Tim Hicks announces the February 19th release of his new single ‘The Good, The Bad and The Pretty’ via Open Road Recordings. Self-penned along with Derek Hoffman and Deric Ruttan, ‘The Good, The Bad and The Pretty’ sets the stage for the next chapter in Hicks’ career, and is the first release off his forthcoming EP, out later this year.

Of the song says Hicks, “‘The Good, The Bad and The Pretty’ is about that one bar in every town, that welcomes all sorts of characters on any given night. For me, it represents a lot of the bars I played on a nightly basis for years.  I made a lot of good friends in places like that. The best people. The kind that’d give you the shirt off their back if you needed it, and they did. I wanted to pay tribute to them.”

‘The Good, The Bad and The Pretty’ is the first new release from the four-time JUNO Award nominee and multi-Platinum selling CCMA Award winner since the June 2020 release of his Wreck This EP, which garnered his second #1 single with ‘No Truck Song’. His top 5 single ‘Loud’ from his album New Tattoo; which also featured his first #1 hit ‘What A Song Should Do’; was recently licensed to the NHL for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs and was chosen as the goal song for team Canada during the 2020 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships.

Building from local acclaim to a nationally recognized name, Hicks has cemented his reputation as an elite chart-topping act since making his country label debut in 2013. His vast catalogue of highly praised releases including Throw Down5:015:01+Shake These WallsNew Tattoo and Wreck This, have earned the four-time JUNO Award nominee and CCMA Award winner three PLATINUM selling singles, nine GOLD singles, one GOLD album and eighteen Top 10 radio hits, in addition to over 87 million collective streams, multiple sold-out headlining dates and back to back national tours. Hicks, now a three-time consecutive winner, was also the first recipient of the Nielsen Compass Award, which recognizes an artist for the most total content plays including streams, single and album sales as well as total social media followin

March 9, 2021

Brett Kissel

A new song from Brett Kissel.  "Make A Life Not A Living"

 

“This song is truly representative of where I’m at in my life right now…and probably – or hopefully – where many people are as we’ve adjusted to the challenges we’ve all faced over the last year,” says Kissel. “It’s about doing your best to live your best life – whatever that might be; being in the moment, being present, having gratitude and making the most of the time we have – that’s what is most important.

March 2, 2021

Robyn Ottolini

“My ex drove an F-150 and I f’ing hate that truck,” laughs Ottolini. “You might think that ‘F-150’ is just a truck song, but this isn’t about any ol’ truck. It’s about trying to move on and get strong, until you see that one thing that brings you back to the pain. Nothing does that more for me than his white, Ford F-150.”



Ottolini continued: “You’re going to get to know the real me in the first 30 seconds of listening to any of my songs and if you love it, that’s cool. If you don’t love it, that’s cool too. Either way, country music has made me who I am today. It’s my safe place to land and it’s also the thing that pushes me further out of my comfort zone than I ever thought I could go. It doesn’t even feel real yet that I’ve signed a record deal with Warner Music Nashville to be honest, but if you’re telling me it’s real, I’ll trust you guys.”



Inspired by artists like Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves and Sam Hunt, she’s already released two EPs independently, including The I’m Not Always Hilarious EP last yearand was a Rising Star Award nominee at the Country Music Association of Ontario Awards in 2019. Ottolini is managed by Mark Schroor & Erik Fintelman from Workshop Music Group

February 23, 2021

Gregg Bolger

Gregg Bolger is a Canadian Country Music Artist/Songwriter. Bolger’s debut self-titled album was released in September 2013 and the single “Small Town Summertime” was distributed to Canadian country radio. “Small Town Summertime” was largely received by country radio stations across Canada. Follow up singles released to Canadian Country Radio include I'm All

Bolger has had had success with singles such as Small Town Summertime, Broken and Road Trippin' and now When the Moon Comes Up being signed to publishing deals for Film/TV with Crucial Music, based out of Studio City, California. 

“When the Moon Comes Up” was written and composed by Bolger and was produced by Clint Curtis. It is a fun, up-tempo, modern country song with memorable lyrics and melody. The song is centered around two people and the excitement of being together once the sun goes down and the moon comes up. This song is 100% CANCON

February 1, 2021

Chantelle Mussell

Chantelle Mussell is a Canadian singer/songwriter based out of Victoria, BC, Canada. She grew up in small town Alberta in the 1990s, born into a large family of lively, talented musicians. At a very young age, she discovered the magnetic euphoria of singing, writing, and performing with her guitar.

 Mussell’s debut EP showcases haunting and dreamy blues/folk songs. Her lyrics chronicle the visceral experiences of life, love, and heartbreak with words that resonate with your deepest, darkest secrets and desires. Chantelle is a clever songwriter with the smooth, silky voice of a gritty little angel that is sure to rattle your bones.

 Chantelle has opened for Canadian label artists Aaron Pritchett and The Washboard Union. She has been a strong presence for many years in the Victoria music scene, fronting the band Mussell and the Flex.

 ‘Perfect Little Failure,’ a heartbreaking pilgrimage into love and infidelity, is the lead single off Mussell's self-titled debut album. She explores the parallels between toxic relationships and toxic substances, revelling in the opportunity that awaits those who escape these addictions. 'Perfect Little Failure' is a wistfully beautiful self-love story illustrating the rebirth of the female mind, body, and spirit.   

December 29, 2020

2020The Year In review

This week we look back at the year that went sideways with my buddy and fellow Music Director Shilo.

December 8, 2020

Trevoer Panczak

"Where I Go to Come Back” is the latest release to add to your playlist from Canadian country music singer songwriter and entertainer, Trevor Panczak.

Where I Go to Come Back” is a song for the times. As life continues with its mounting complexities and uncertainty, this heartfelt song is filled with airy lines of nostalgia and memories of a simpler time that we used to know and now yearn for. Trevor helps us take a breath and takes us back home with another smooth, country vocal performance. 
The lyric "...to come back from the world that's turning' crazy back from the roar of the radio news…” touches on the world at hand and “back to the place where I can see reality” identifies what’s really important in life.

Trevor delivers in a sophisticated, relatable fashion which is typical of the 6 foot 5 inch gentle giant.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/TD2d2QkrDDA

November 24, 2020

Matt Teed

Matt Teed is a singer-songwriter-recording artist from Ontario. Matt’s raspy yet soulful vocals breathe a palpable intimacy into his songs and live performances. An old soul with an abundance of vibrant energy, Matt draws inspiration from a wide range of genres in order to elicit the perfect emotion to match any given story. Matt’s dynamic sound is trademarked by an emotion-packed vocal complemented by an instrumental backing loaded to the brim with pop and punch, uniquely mirroring Matt’s natural energy and passion

November 12, 2020

Shane Harluk

Shane Harluk’s songs rely heavily on a long-time love of country music. But the Calgary-based singer/songwriter has roots that extend into classic Canadian pop rock and well into modern Americana.  It’s his love of all music that propels him to write and record music that resonates with listeners of all ages and backgrounds. 

Harluk has played at events and venues, ranging from the Country Thunder Festival, the Calgary Stampede and his own local concert series Country Night Live that he hosts, performs, and invites other local artists to showcase their talent at in support of local musicians.  Alongside his daughter Jennie Harluk, Country Night Live is an evening for all ages that packs the Calgary Petroleum Club full, and has steadily been growing a fan base in and around the city.  

“Songwriting and music are something that cross every boundary between people.  Whether they’re separated by age, religion, background or color, there’s a beat that just seems to move a person, and a song that reaches all of us no matter where we are coming from… It’s what every songwriter dreams of, that moment you move someone”

www.shaneharluk.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shane-Harluk/1543988029190556
https://twitter.com/shaneharluk

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