Joni Mitchell and Alex Cuba (pictured) head the Canadian winners at The Grammys, Allison Russell and Cédric Dind-Lavoie win big at the CFMAs, and Festival d’été de Québec reveals a stellar lineup. Also in the news are CLMA, ECMA, Indie Week, HOROJO Trio, Tom Wilson, Indie101, the 2022 Canadian Sync Awards, Dana Petcoff, Global Toronto, Cue Sheet Palooza Hackathon, Bernie Finkelstein, The HP’s, Dallas Smith, and farewell Boris Brott, Bill Rotari, John Zaritsky, Bobby Rydell, Fitzroy ‘Bunny’ Simpson, Roland White, and Andy Wickham.
The rocker turned country star (pictured) led the pack, picking up four plaques over two nights in London, ON, at the 2021 CCMA Awards. A full list of winners is here.
The Weeknd breaks a charts record, Corb Lund (pictured) and Dallas Smith announce major tours, and the Phoenix is alive and well. Others in the news include Shania Twain, Stingray Music, Balaklava Blues, Ember Swift, Blue Standard, Tom Jackson, Sam Broverman, The Redhill Valleys, and farewell Cliff Jones and Billy Hinsche.
Shawn Austin (pictured) is the flagship signing to new country imprint, Local Hay, Gordon Lightfoot postpones dates, and the CMAO’s Legacy Revival lineup is an impressive one. Also in the news are MUTEK, MMF Canada, Bespoke, Unleash The Archers, Markham Jazz Festival, Music Nova Scotia, Loud Luxury, Kingsville Music Society, and farewell Dee Tee Thomas and Walter Yetnikoff.
Canadian country singer, songwriter Dallas Smith has signed a global record deal
Country musician Dallas Smith has created a hotel concert series to raise money for his non-profit organization Lifted, “committed to ensuring that
Dallas Smith (pictured) hits No. 1...again, Anyway Gang is a new Canrock supergroup, and Justin Bieber gets confessional. Also in the news are the MusiCounts Scholarship, Taylor Swift, Terra Lightfoot, Casino NS, Harris Institute, Kevin Hearn, Vivek Shraya, Harrow Fair, Gillian Smith, and farewell Jim Swindel.
Dallas Smith and Billy Ray Cyrus (pictured) are co-hosting the 2019 CCMA Awards. Smith is up for four awards, including Entertainer of the Year.
Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart with a total of 7,000 total consumption units.
The coutry-rocker has just earned his sixth Canadian country No. 1 single, breaking a record held by Shania Twain. Song promoter Anya Wilson has played a crucial role in this significant accomplishment.
The Boss rules Broadway, Coachella heightens security and a fundraiser for the family of Jason Buie. Also in the news are Armstrong Metalfest, the ECMA, A2IM's Indie Week, Chic, The Silver Dollar, London Music Week, NMC, Jazz Lives, Fred Eaglesmith and Gordie Tentrees, Lawnya Vawnya, Sunrise Records, Canmore Folk Fest, The Stanfields, Rodney DeCroo, and Dany Laj. Videos added for your enjoyment.