Two established Ontario country stars and a fast-emerging artist top the Awards nominations list, with five nods apiece. Presented by Slaight Music, the show is scheduled to be held on May 30, as a drive-in style event in Hamilton.
Last night, Canada’s first-ever, live drive-in country awards show honoured the female star (pictured) with three trophies, followed by Tim Hicks, James Barker Band, and The Reklaws, with two wins each. The event was presented by Slaight Music with support from Ontario Creates.
POP Montreal (pictured) is forging ahead with a hybrid festival, The Weeknd comes up big at The VMAs, and Big Wreck will help relaunch The El Mocambo. Others in the news include Leonard Cohen, Madeline Merlo, Meghan Patrick, the New Rebel Westerners, T. Thomason, SUUNS, The Orchard, Madisyn Whajne, MusicNL, ECMA podcast, and farewell Riley Gale.
Meghan Patrick and The Reklaws lead the just-announced list of nominees for the 2020 CMAOntario Awards, with six apiece.
North of the 49th, lost record sales and the advantage of playing to homegrown audiences are strong factors spurring Maple musicians to hit the road. The result is the appearance of a bumper crop of Canadian headliners at festivals, amphitheatres and auditoriums this year.
Meghan Patrick was headlining Hagersville Rocks Music Festival last month when a man screamed out, “Show me your tits.” Yes, it’s 2019, and some m
The inspirational journey of Cadence Grace (pictured), Downchild helps launch the Toronto Jazz Festival, and The Indspire Awards are broadcast on Sunday. Others in the news include The National, Meghan Patrick, Paul Brandt, Stingray Rising Stars, Lindsay Beaver, Music NB, IRIE fest, CFMAs, Music PEI, and farewell Philippe Zdar. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Myles Goodwyn reunites with a beloved guitar (pictured), Alan Doyle hosts Juno Songwriters’ Circle, and the VSO celebrates its centennial. Also in the news are Meghan Patrick, Jason Plumb, Neil Young. Tune Up Toronto, Bedtracks, Brian May, a Clash exhibit, Ron Wood, John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby, Dave McEathron, and farewells to Daryl Dragon, Pegi Young, and Dean Ford. Videos provided for your enjoyment.
The Stompin’ Tom (pictured) hockey classic enters the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, After The Storm benefit is coming to Ottawa, and Carole Pope and Kevin Hearn deliver a protest song. Also in the news are CMW, Drake, Hugh's Room Live, Derek Andrews, Creative Manitoba, Shuffle Demons, Schmoozefest, Project WILD, Rogers Hometown Hockey, Ann Vriend, Meghan Patrick, Ethan Ardelli, and a farewell to Tony Joe White. Videos included for your enjoyment.
Meghan Patrick and MusiCounts boost a Hamilton school's music program (pictured), Shawn Mendes makes a foray into Nashville, and Celine Dion's summer tour is a blockbuster. Also in the news are Royal Tusk, the Manitoba Country Music Awards, Music BC, Andrew Hyatt, the FCAA, La Force, and a farewell to Mac Miller. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Seymour Stein (pictured) leaves Sire and Warner, CCMA and MMVAs add more gala performers, and The Glorious Sons announce a major Canadian tour. Also in the news are Bruce Springsteen, Lights, Women In Music Canada, Wanda Jackson, Music BC, Chloe Watkinson, Desirée Dawson, and Carmen Toth. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Meghan Patrick and the James Barker Band took top honours at the Country Music Association of Ontario’s Awards gala Sunday at London, ON’s Centennial Hall. Below is the complete list of nominees and the winners in all categories.