June 15, 2022
by Kerry Doole

The Polaris Music Prize (pictured) announces its Long List, Emily Steinwall wins the 2022 SOCAN Songwriting Prize, and Michael Bublé schedules an extensive Canadian tour. Also in the news are the BCCMA Awards, TBS Blues Summit, Gordon Lightfoot, George Fox, Randall Prescott, NXNE, Maple Blues Awards, Bandcamp, Anya Wilson, The Tragically Hip, NMC, Justin Bieber, Aaron Davis, Deadmau5, Avril Lavigne, Patrizia, and Basia Bulat.

March 6, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Chasing some dollars to fund your next recording or cross-country tour? Hoping to enter your songs into a lucrative competition? Seeking showcase opportunities at festivals and conferences? Check our calendar and get into the groove. The dates for the CCMA's Country Music Week in Calgary have been announced.

September 22, 2021
by Bill King

The veteran Canadian country singer/songwriter has been selected as a 2021 inductee into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. Learn more about her illustrious career in this FYI podcast.

September 15, 2021
by FYI Staff

The innovative rolling food bank fundraiser started by Canadian Pacific 23 years ago will receive this prestigious honour during Country Music Week 2021 in London, ON, in November.

Photo: Studio Bell
September 12, 2021
by FYI Staff

The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) has announced Patricia Conroy and Randy Stark as the 2021 inductees into the Canadian Country Music H

June 3, 2021
by Kerry Doole

The CFMAs (pictured) is looking for a Slaight Music Unsung Hero, the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival is now under way, and the CIMA Summit: Indie Music Connects event is coming soon. Also in the news are Lily Frost, Girls+ Rock Ottawa, the CCMA, Maybe May, BC live music, David Myles, and farewell Michael Laderoute and Mike O’Reilly.

Tegan and Sara  Facebook photo
May 5, 2021
by Kerry Doole

The memoir of Tegan and Sara (pictured) heads to TV, the CCMA has reasons for Pride, and Global Toronto is set for June. Others in the news include Jann Arden, ISC, Radio Starmaker, Art of Time, Leonard Cohen, Flaming Lips, Russell Louder, Kenny Kirkwood, Sidewalk Sounds, and farewell Phil Naro, Ed Ward, and Tommy West.

Shania Twain  Facebook photo
April 20, 2020
by FYI Staff

An elite list of country stars, including Shania Twain (pictured), come together for a five-night broadcast event to raise money for Food Banks Canada and the Unison Benevolent Fund.

April 16, 2020
by External Source

The Canadian Country Music Association Foundation is joining with 20 country music performers for Canada Together: In Concert, a five-night TV at-h

Danko Jones  instagram photo
February 7, 2020
by FYI Staff

Danko Jones (pictured), Marc Jordan, Frazey Ford, and Tami Neilson grab international attention, Gustavo Gimeno now heads the TSO, and Caribou’s life changes. Others in the headlines include WMG, Sheila Jordan, Elaine Bomberry, Vadell Gabriel, Identifyy, Brexit, Google, Amoeba Music, Green Day, Kobe, and Florida Georgia Line.

Donnie Walsh, Downchild song's author. Pic: The Great Lakes Blues Society
November 22, 2019
by FYI Staff

A big hit by Downchild (pictured Donnie Walsh) is honoured, The Last Waltz heads to Nashville, and Juno tickets go on sale today. Also making news are JFL, Kesha, Anvil, Susan Aglukark, NMC, Said The Whale, the CCMA, Corin Raymond, and Laila Biali. With video.

September 6, 2019
by Kerry Doole

On the eve of her much-deserved induction, we interviewed the veteran country music promoter and publicist about a truly fascinating 50-year career that spans a galaxy of stars that include David Bowie, Garth Brooks and Dallas Smith.