Florence + The Machine (pictured) shatter Shazam records, The Grateful Dead top RSD sales, and Prince and Springsteen have new albums coming. Also in the news: The CCMAs, Randy Bachman, Casumo, Sylvia Rhone, The Cooper Brothers, Mariposa, Stephanie Hardman, June Records, and Music BC. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Terri Clark (pictured) has been named RBC Master in Residence at Studio Bell, Sonic Unyon turns 25, and Global partners with the CCMA. Also in the news: The Weeknd, ticket scalping, Radiohead, CFMU, PEI songwriters, The Acoustic Guitar Project, OBEY fest, Shelagh Rogers, Calgary Folk Fest, Collingwood Elvis Festival, and farewell Earl Thomas Conley and James Renald.
This is one of the most popular components of the annual Country Music Week, drawing major Canadian country stars. The Canadian Country Music Association is inviting submissions from members wanting to participate.
Presented by SiriusXM Canada and the CCMA, this nationwide talent search provides a $25K cash prize, plus invaluable performance and songwriting opportunities, and industry mentorship. Andrew Hyatt won last year's inaugural contest.
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.
The star-studded benefit raised more than $600K in support of families affected by the devastating bus crash, making organisers Country Thunder worthy recipients of the prestigious award to be handed out during Country Music Week in Hamilton.
Brett Kissel (pictured) is amongst those performers added to the MMVAs, Ford signs up for the CCMAs, and Hawksley Workman adopts vinyl. Also in the news are the Slaight Music Residency, Jimmy Rankin, Matt Holubowski, Tweed, Prince, ShoShona Kish, Casa Amadeo, Goin' Steady DJs, Son of Dave, and a farewell to Swiff LaRoc. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The CCMA announces more performers for its Legends show, The Tenors will tour a holiday show, and Shawn Mendes joins the MMVAs lineup. Also making the news are BreakOut West, DanforthStrong, Folk Alliance, Fucked Up, Prime Boys, MusicOntario, Jeen, Kate Boothman, Willie Nelson, and Cobblestone Live. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The newly inked deal is designed to create a unique experiential fan event in Hamilton, ON, as part of Country Music Week in September. Blazing the trail for the new collaboration is the first-annual CCMA Country Run, an interactive 5K even that will see country music fans run alongside some of their favourite artists.
Kiefer Sutherland co-headlines Sirius XM House at CMW, the iHeart Radio FanFest announces its lineup, and Classified will perform on the ECMAs. Also making news are Searchlight, Aquakultre, Indigenous Music Awards, Drake, Danielle Bourjeaurd, A3C Festival, Patrick Watson, Sugar Brown, Joe Keithley, Steven Tyler, CMTTF, and Battle of Santiago. Videos added for your enjoyment.