The SiriusXM Top of the Country competition returns (pictured, 2018 winner Andrew Hyatt), Kalle Mattson wins two Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards, and early Chilliwack albums get a new life. Others in the news include The James Barker Band, Massif Music 2019, Wavelength, Rollo Bay Fiddle fest, Grant Hurley, Nicola Piovani, JV’s Boogaloo Squad, and farewell Genevieve Waite.
The Sudbury ironworker turned country singer took $25K home from Hamilton on the weekend, thanks to his victory in the hotly-contested Top of the Country competition.
Meghan Patrick and MusiCounts boost a Hamilton school's music program (pictured), Shawn Mendes makes a foray into Nashville, and Celine Dion's summer tour is a blockbuster. Also in the news are Royal Tusk, the Manitoba Country Music Awards, Music BC, Andrew Hyatt, the FCAA, La Force, and a farewell to Mac Miller. Videos added for your enjoyment.