Madeline Merlo (pictured) lands a US record deal, MusicNL Week 2021 goes virtual, and Ontario live-streams are put on hold. Also in the news are The Besnard Lakes, The Great Escape, IRCPA, Strippers Union, WCMA, Byta, Paul James, MNB, David Bendeth, Hamilton Winterfest, Illitry, James Bryan, Gabriel Vargas, MMF Canada, and Sultans of String.
An appearance on the hit network TV show is paying huge dividends for the Canadian country star, with a big assist from Lady Antebellum. We get the lowdown from her manager, Ron Kitchener.
Madeline Merlo (pictured) signs to Deluge Music, Arkells pop up at Union Station today, and Drake wins a BET Hip Hop Award. Also in the news are Janet Jackson, Canadian Blast, Ashley MacIsaac, CMTTF, Born Ruffians, Elton John, Shivering Songs, NSMW, Scott Cushnie, Harpdog Brown, and farewell Ian Miles. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Celine Dion, Madeline Merlo and River City's David James are among the hot new tracks on radio this week.
It's Christmas time and Walk Off The Earth leads the pack with a spirited in-flight performance of "Deck the Halls," followed by a mix of originals and standards performed by Jess Moskaluke, Tyler Shaw, Madeline Merlo, and Emma-Lee (videos included).
Victims of the Vegas country fest massacre will benefit from a Toronto concert by some of the genre's top Canadian acts.