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.
Kitchener psych-rock ensemble Hawkeyes (pictured) gains traction, the Oshawa scene explored, and Canadian Instagram stars. Also in the headlines are Woodstock 50, Osheaga 2019, Mike Waite, Neve, Leonard Cohen, Sheila E., Kirk Hammett, Iggy Pop, Celine Dion, Rusty Gaston, TOWGE, PledgeMusic, k.d. lang, and Drake.
A treasure trove of historic music footage from the archives has been excavated by Banger Films. The new six-part series includes rare performances from k.d. lang (pictured), Johnny Cash, Celine Dion, The Who, Gordon Lightfoot, Leonard Cohen, and many more.
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.
Kathryn Dawn Lang, OC wasn't always the perfect singer and the toast of Music City. In fact, in her backyard in early days she was a force to reckon with, and some of the forces she had to reckon with weren't warm to her punked-up hillbilly persona. Ross Perlmutter explains.
A quarter-century after "Ingénue" made her a mainstream star, she's still a singular figure — a post-modern torch singer working in the country idiom (or maybe next to it) to reflect her life as an openly gay woman.