Tenille Townes shines at the ACM Awards, The Sheepdogs (pictured) help Live Nation open Lake House, Gerry Atwell is posthumously honoured with the WCMA’s Heritage Award, and the semi-finalists for the Top of the Country Showcase are named. Also in the news are Canada’s Walk of Fame, MacKenzie Porter, the TSO, Shakura S’Aida, CIMA, Indie Week, Do Well By Hamilton, Ellis, U2, Honey Jam, Festival Franco-Ontarien, UIC, Edge, Reza Manbachi, Rebel, Music Canada, and farewell Stanley Crouch and Peter Starkie.
The Sheepdogs (pictured) go platinum, the Northern Power Summit is rated a success, and Taylor Swift vows to re-record her albums. Others in the news include George Canyon, Windsong, a Patsy Cline tribute, Unison, Music PEI, Justin Stirling, Killer Dwarfs, Kendra Kay, Jamphitheatre, the Tranzac, and farewell Julien Gauthier. Video added.
The Re:Wind fundraiser (pictured) is a smash hit, Barenaked Ladies get their Day in Toronto, and Juno submissions open. Others in the news include CIMA, MusicOntario, Sheepdogs, Led Zeppelin, CMAOntario, Whitehorse, Myriad3, Jess Moskaluke, Basement Revolver, Don McLean, Max Kerman, TBS, Slim Jim Phantom, and farewells to Kim Larsen and Charles Aznavour. Videos supplied for your enjoyment.
The 11th annual worldwide party celebrating the culture of the indie record store was a Stormin' Norman success. A new partnership with MusiCounts and the news that Toronto will officially celebrate RSD each year were among the highlights here.
More than 250 stores across Canada are participating in the annual event that falls on April 21 this year.
This Sheepdogs offshoot has come up with a new Christmas single that features an appealing melody, sweet lyrics and a cute video. The result is as warm and fuzzy as your favourite old Christmas sweater. Happy holidays to all!