William Prince  Facebook photo
September 28, 2020
by Kerry Doole

William Prince (pictured) wins big at the WCMAs, Neon Dreams and Chantal Kreviazuk resume touring, and Rez Bluez turns 25. Also in the news are CIMA, Tucker Lane, Tory Lanez, the CCMA, Festival of Small Halls Ontario, Hot Docs, Downchild, Music PEI,  Michael Kiwanuka, Measha Brueggergosman, Jackie Washington, Steel River, Anthony Gomes, and farewell WS Holland and SP Balasubrahmanyam.

Tenille Townes Instagram shot
July 22, 2020
by FYI Staff

The fast-rising Nashville-based singer/songwriter (pictured here) heads a star-studded list of contenders that includes Brett Kissel, Dean Brody, James Barker Band, the Reklaws, and Dallas Smith. The Awards show will air on Global on Sept. 27.

Canadian Country Music Hall of Famer Anya Wilson Photo: Tour Bus Entertainment
September 9, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Anya Wilson (pictured) enters the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, Lindsay Ell assists the Band Aid program, and Phil X and Prakash John are honoured. Also in the news are Alan Doyle, Barbara Hannigan, Matt Lang, Hawksley Workman, Lesley Mitchell-Clarke, and farewells to Jimmy Johnson and Martin Foster.

Quincy Jones  Photo: Consequence of Sound
September 12, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Legendary music producer Quincy Jones (pictured) reflects on painful personal loss, Drake and Meek Mill make up, and John Lennon is remembered with a special US stamp. Also in the headlines are Ron Delsener, the CCMAs, Mac Miller, Hole, Aqua, Roger Waters, Skookum, Lady Gaga, Dave Chappelle, Hawksley Workman, Olivia Newton-John, Kara Grainger, Chicago, Joan Jett, and Lindy Morrison.

Shania dazzles on the red carpet in Hamilton last night - Facebook
September 10, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The pride of Timmins scored four trophies in Hamilton on Sunday, while her female peers outshone the guys on the biggest night in Canadian country music.

Alessia Cara
September 5, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Alessia Cara (pictured) will honour Shania at this year's Canadian Country Music Awards show that takes place in Hamilton this coming Sunday.

The Washboard Union
August 29, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The Washboard Union (pictured) and The Reklaws join the CCMAs lineup, the Canadian Music Café attracts major music supervisors, and Megaphono submissions are open. Others in the news include Music Canada Live, CMA Awards, Canadian Music Class Challenge, Brae, Ashkenaz festival, Soundstreams, Stevie Wonder, WorkInCulture, and Kristen Violet May. Videos added for your enjoyment.

August 24, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The VMAs are a ratings bust, BreakOut West achieves gender parity, and stars will sing at Aretha's funeral. Also in the news are Steven Goldmann, the CCMAs, Whitehorse, YouTube Music, Eric Ethridge, Richmond World Festival, Chloe Watkinson, Music BC, VIFF, Michelle Wright, Grossman’s Music Scholarship, and farewells to Craig Zadan, Lazy Lester, and Ed King. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Seymour Stein
July 20, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Seymour Stein (pictured) leaves Sire and Warner, CCMA and MMVAs add more gala performers, and The Glorious Sons announce a major Canadian tour. Also in the news are Bruce Springsteen, Lights, Women In Music Canada, Wanda Jackson, Music BC, Chloe Watkinson, Desirée Dawson, and Carmen Toth. Videos added for your enjoyment.

July 18, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Tim Hicks (pictured) announces a major winter tour, Cardi B tops the MTV Video Musi Awards noms, and Sting sets sail for Toronto. Others in the news include Robert Harris, the CCMA, Home County fest, Emie R Roussel Trio, ArtsFest Waterdown, The Pack A.D., CIMA, and Edwards Summer Music. Videos provided for your enjoyment.

Shawn Mendes
June 13, 2018
by FYI Staff

Shawn Mendes releases a new track, Denis Wolf helps launch Ray-On, and Slaight Music donates $25K to BC's Music Therapy Motorcycle Ride. Also in the news are David Clayton-Thomas, Voivod, Amoeba Music, Alessia Cara, Budweiser's Country Fair, Joni Mitchell, LHM Records, Aaron Pollock, Kim Clarke Champniss, the CCMA, Canadian Music Café, SiriusXM Top of the Country, KD Lang, Amy Cervini, Pavlo, and Grease.

Shania and Keith Urban headline this year's Canadian Country Music Awards.
May 18, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Superstar Keith Urban will perform at the Shania-hosted CCMAs, NXNE announces its Festival Village lineup, and voting has started for SiriusXM's Top of the Country . Also in the news are Thunder Bay Blues Festival, Massey Hall, Hellnback, ArtscanCircle, Northern Lights Festival Boreal, and Bush Tetras. Videos included for your enjoyment.