From now until the 2021 Juno Awards are presented on June 6, we will offer this weekly column to help you get to know some of the nominees in all categories a little better. Here we profile a Nashville-based rising country star.
The Dead South (pictured) celebrates a major milestone, the Jim Beam National Talent Search goes virtual, and CMAO resets its performance series. Also making news are Lindsay Ell, Oh Susanna, Kathleen Edwards, Jay Douglas, Bryce Clifford, Metallica, Mississauga Music Walk of Fame, Patti Jannetta, The Weeknd, Adrian Sutherland, NOW, The Georgia Straight, MMF, Southern Supper, Regina Folk Festival, Samantha Martin, and farewell Trini Lopez.
Jessie Reyez (pictured) smells of success, Basement Revolver rocks The Casbah, and stars rally to help Oz firefighters. Also in the news are MusicNL, Avkash Mann, ECMAs, Live On The Lake, Steel City Music Awards, Lindsay Ell, and farewell Jack Sheldon, and Ronnie Knowles.
Jessie Reyez (pictured) is Up Next, ren creates a buzz, and Lindsay Ell tops the US charts. Also in the news are the Indie Week Awards, the Cuddys, Chris Birkett, Pollstar Awards, Andrea Ramolo, Music Canada, Music BC, Indigenous Music Residency, Music PEI, and Creative Manitoba. With video.
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.
Lindsay Ell (pictured) gets a career boost with her ACM Awards nomination, Drake wins at The Brits, and Erin Costelo launches her record label. Also making the news are the Polaris Music Prize, Queen, William Prince, Six Shooter, Saskatoon Blues Festival, Carl Schilde, Donovan Woods, Precision Record Pressing, Play For The Cat, IBMA, and farewell Peter Tork. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Lindsay Ell (pictured) and Tenille Townes to tour Down Under via a CMA series, Teenage Head hosts a vinyl pressing session, and a Tegan and Sara memoir is coming. Others in the news include Shotty Horroh, Jeremy Dutcher, Pigeon Row, The Elwins, Shawn Mendes, Bernice, Sound Central, and farewell to Anca Pop and Joe Osborn.
The platinum-selling Cancountry star recruits a fast-rising young artist to collaborate on this new single. The pair harmonises sweetly, and soaring guitar helps nail the sentiments of a post-breakup scenario.
Down Under Kate Bush fans celebrate, Radiohead in full flight on tour, and major labels are unhappy with Spotify. Also in the headlines are Zac Brown Band, cannabis sponsorship, Harry Styles, Elora festival, Nancy Sinatra, Jessie Reyez, Courtney Barnett, Iskwe, Childish Gambino, Lindsay Ell, retro rap, Hillside, and The Pretenders.
Audiotree North announces a strong presence at CMW, The Washboard Union launches its new album with a YouTube performance, and Civic Theatres Toronto wants you to help change names. Also in the news are Lindsay Ell, Santa Teresa fest, Haley Blais, Paul White, Jon Mullane, George Thorogood, Lonely Parade, and farewells to Mark Rye, Vanessa Staples, and Fraser Loveman.
The Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival gets underway and Bell partners with the Cavendish Beach fest. Those also in the news today include Bruno Mars, Drake, Ought, Scott Helman, Force Field, Lindsay Ell, Gibson, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Block Heater, and Food Court, plus farewells to Pat Torpey, Daryle Singletary, and Vic Damone. Videos added for your enjoyment.