The Canadian Country Music Association has announced its nominees for the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD, with Kissel and JBB earning five noms apiece. The big night is in Calgary on Sept. 8.
Brett Kissel (pictured) announces the second leg of his marathon Canadian tour, a new venue opens in Edmonton, and drug casualties at Escapade fest. Others in the news include Ben Kunder, Music Canada Live, Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Brave fest, Lori Yates, Call The Office, Halifax Jazz Festival, Music PEI, Jr. Gone Wild, and a farewell to The Left Banke's George Cameron. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Alessia Cara learns the price of fame, Finn Wolfhard brings attention to (pictured here) Calpurnia, Brett Kissel talks fatherhood. Others in the headlines include Sons Of The Pioneers, Tower Of Power, the Beatles in Toronto, drill rap, LGBTQ musicians, Sam Tudor, Upstream, Toronto Jazz Festival, BC fests, and The Confusionaires.
Invictus Entertainment is a powerhouse company based in western Canada that will promote 700 shows and sell 180K concert tickets this year. Cressman runs the show and he has a stable of acts he promotes. In the following Q&A, he offers sage advice about how to be a success, and where not to point your career compass.
Charlotte Cardin, Brett Kissel, Allie X and Scott Helman earned strong radio support nationwide last week. No small feat given they were up against new trax from Backstreet Boys, Sam Hunt and Christina Aguilera.
The kid who grew up on an Alberta beef ranch and cut his first album before he was out of his teen years is every manager’s dream: sharp, smart, sociable, charismatic, talented, and born with a work ethic that’s tough to match.
In today's wrap comes news that Canada's economy is helping boost the live music sector and Canadian musicals are enjoying the spotlight; also, WestJet finds itself in a feud with Lil Pump. Other headliners include George Michael, The Barr Brothers, Kelly Derrickson, Robin Black, Pat DiNizio, Sam Coffey and The Iron Lungs, and David Bowie.
It's congrats to Canada’s sweetheart music biz couple, Jennifer Walsh and Derrick Ross, who tied the knot in Toronto on Dec. 14.
In today's wrap, the New Constellations tour builds bridges; podcasting revives storytelling, plus some non-fiction about David Byrne, the Falcons, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, Brett Kissel, Alvvays, and the lyrically famous Hotel California.
The CCMA Awards' reigning Male Artist of the Year has announced a three-month, 44-show Canadian tour beginning in January.
Sam Smith, Kelly Clarkson, Brett Kissel and Terra Lightfoot are among the sweepstake winners on the radio this week.
It's gonna be a tight race to see who wins the most trophies at this year's event, but upstart indie outfit the James Barker Band is surely a top contender.