Each week, Essentials allows Canadian musicians to share the things that have helped get them through the pandemic, and why they still can’t live without them. Here are the choices of one of the biggest stars in Canadian country music.
Colin Linden (pictured) is a Maple Blues award winner, the Country Music Alberta Awards names its performers, David Myles launches a new podcast, and early Neil Young footage surfaces. Also in the news are CMAOntario Awards, Top5, Music Nova Scotia , Carol Welsman, FMC, Tokyo Police Club, Mo Kenney, Dean Brody, and farewell Raymond Levesque and Johnny Pacheco.
The reflective ballad features the Cancountry star dueting with Mickey Guyton.
Neil Peart (pictured) is to be honoured by a hometown pavilion, Amplify BC returns to boost the province’s music industry, and Dean Brody rides high with a new single. Also in the news are Alex Lifeson, Festival of Fathers, Bandcamp, Mint Records, Half Moon Run, Michael Kaeshammer, Hamilton Arts Week, TBS, Q107, and farewell Eddie Colero, Claude Heater, Rupert Hine, and Steve Priest.
Black Out Tuesday arrives tomorrow, Selina Martin (pictured) spearheads #BuyMusicFriday, and Dean Brody gets his own beer. Also making news are Gord Downie, the Allan Slaight Juno Master Class, Juno TV, Björn Ulvaeus, CISAC, Julian Taylor, Orville Peck, Together We’re Strong, The Damn Truth, and The Perms.
The extraordinary story of Storry (pictured), Facebook gets musical, and the Junos get delicious. Also in the headlines are Bobby Breeze, P-2 visas, violence in hip-hop, Allie X, Quique Escamilla, Dean Brody, new venues, Post Malone, Berlin clubs, Neil Young, Son Little, and Britney.
Canadian country music star Dean Brody has just released his new single Black Sheep across all platforms, coinciding with the announcement of his f
Nav (pictured) keeps it real, Todd Rundgren reflects, and Pink opens up about mental health. Also in the headlines: Hot Docs, Dean Brody, Taylor Swift, Johnny Orlando, Drake, Charlotte Cornfield, Morrissey, Shelley Lazar, Bob Dylan, podcasts, Al Green, Willie Nelson, and Patti Smith.
The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into two categories.
The 2x Juno winner with 16 CCMA awards and 22 Top 10 hits in his hip pocket is heading out on a 35-show acoustic, low-fi tour that focuses on the stories behind some of his more poignant songs.
Dean Brody and Meghan Patrick are among this week's hot Canadian picks on the radio with two storybook songs that will greatly push their careers forward. Hey Ocean, Alert the Medic, and Shawn Hook are also receiving strong engagement from commercial broadcasters.
The genre's clean-cut image has led big media outlets hungry for click-bait headlines to be wary of Canada's country music scene.