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.
Indigenous roots artist William Prince signs to Glassnote and SOCAN member Eric Radford wins Olympic gold. Others in the news today include Dallas Smith, Radiohead, Elton John, Grand Analog, Ludacris, Winterfolk, Bomargo, Drake, Catherine MacLellan, Laura Hubert, and farewells to Didier Lockwood, Stormin, and Alexander Sevastian. Videos included for your enjoyment.
Canadians Kevin 'Chief' Zaruk and Joey Moi are partners in a Music City company that now runs a successful record label in addition to publishing and management arms. The pair has a fascinating story to tell.