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A Salute to Stompin’ Tom-featuring Tim Hus

ABOUT THE SHOW Take a trip from coast to coast to coast across our great country in stories and songs. You’ll meet hockey players, prairie truck drivers, potato growers and fishermen. Party like it’s a Sudbury Saturday night with the tunes of Stompin’ Tom! A Salute to Stompin' Tom is performed by award winning country singer songwriter Tim Hus and his band. This tribute will feature many of the songs that made Stompin’ Tom a Canadian treasure, and also will include colourful stories of the incredible life of the Man with The Black Hat and Stompin' Board and the inspiration behind his legendary tunes. The show can be enhanced with a multi-media presentation highlighting the colourful people and places showcased in the performance along with classic pictures and videos of Stompin’ Tom through- out his storied career. “I’ve been looking for 30 years for a young guy who’s proud to write songs about our country. I’d like to pass the torch to Tim Hus.” - Stompin’ Tom Connors ABOUT TIM HUS Tim Hus is a celebrated Canadian Western artist himself who proudly carries on the tradition of writing songs about working Canadians and our Nation's rich history. Tim Hus has toured the world playing everywhere from honky tonks to the Olympics. Stompin’ Tom handpicked Hus to tour with him, not only as his opening act, but to play in his band as well. Hus performed at Stompin Tom’s funeral where he was also a pallbearer. He will share his personal stories of his friend and mentor Stompin' Tom in a can’t miss show of music, patriotism and board stomping. “This is no ordinary tribute show. It speaks to authenticity and Tim’s profound regard and respect for an artist he performed and travelled with. This is the real thing! You will never regret bringing the Tim Hus tribute to Stompin Tom to your audience.” - Gavin Farmer, Artistic Director, Festival Place, Sherwood Park, AB "Tim Hus is one of my favorite Canadian songwriters. Nobody captures the rough-and-ready frontier imagery better than him.” - Corb Lund
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Aaron Goodvin

Double platinum-selling, multi award-winning country star Aaron Goodvin embarked on his first ever Canadian headline tour in 2023. The "It's The Ride" Tour was a career defining success with a string of sold-out shows that launched a nonstop year of concerts across North America and parts of Europe in support of the successful releases of singles like "The Longer I Live," a moving retrospective with a lyric that inspired the name of the headline tour and the current toe tapper climbing up the Canadian country music charts, "Country Dance," written by the same team Aaron wrote with on "Lonely Drum," the global juggernaut that also spawned its own line dance and was featured on the nationally-syndicated Bobby Bones show. The Alberta-born, Nashville-based artist has enjoyed a storied career that includes three critically acclaimed albums, two number one singles, six top 10’s, a 2018 CCMA Songwriter of the Year Award, a 2020 JUNO Award nomination for Country Album of the Year, and a tour with Rascal Flatts. He was nominated for two 2022 CCMA Awards – Interactive Artist of the Year and Single of The Year for his second #1 Canadian single, “Boy Like Me,” bringing his career total to eleven nominations. Aaron is back in the studio co-producing with talented names like Matt McClure and Skip Black, preparing a new batch of songs in Aaron’s signature style; the perfect blend of modern country and 90’s sounds. In addition to being an electrifying live performer, Goodvin is an incomparable singer/songwriter whose music resonates with fans worldwide. His sincere songwriting and gritty soulful voice, engages fans who relate to the themes of love, relationships, and life experiences and his humorous side inspires his fans to escape the complications of those experiences and just have fun! » Over 91 million total streams » Two number 1 singles "You Are" and "Boy Like Me" » “Lonely Drum” certified Double Platinum, making Goodvin one of only two Canadian country artists to achieve that distinction. » 2020 JUNO Award Nominee/Country Album of the Year for V. » Winner of CCMA Songwriter of the Year (“Lonely Drum”) and eleven-time CCMA nominee. » Opened for Rascal Flatts’ 2019 Forever Summer Playlist Tour in Western Canada. » Named one of Billboard’s “7 Country Acts to Watch.” » Successful songwriter with cuts by Luke Bryan, Jon Pardi, Cole Swindell, and Josh Gracin. » Hosted the 2019 Alberta Country Music Awards and 30th Anniversary Saskatchewan Country Music Awards.
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Amy Hef

Amy Hef’s music and style has recently found its true home in country music after getting her start in the pop world. After showcasing at the 2021 Canadian Country Music Awards, her debut country single “Between Us” launched in February 2022, garnering play on SiriusXM’s CBC Country radio, and establishing Amy as an up and comer in the Canadian country music scene. Born and raised in Saskatchewan and having lived in Los Angeles and Fort McMurray, Amy Hef now calls Calgary home, along with her wife and Pomeranian, whom she says are loved equally. Raised in within a deeply religious family, as an adult Amy had to look inward to become empowered, and is now recognized as an out-and-proud queer musician in Alberta. Before becoming a country chanteuse, Amy Hef released her debut pop music EP in 2008, and prior to that was a professional drummer who toured North America. In 2013, Hef was named the winner of the 90.3 AMP Radio’s Rock Star contest, reinforcing her decision to venture into a solo career. Her 2014 single “Creepin’ Me Out” went into heavy rotation at pop radio stations across the country and the 2017 release “Drunk On Conversation” has reached over a quarter million streams. Over the years, Amy’s music has earned placements in famous television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Vanderpump Rules and other MTV programming. Amy Hef feels at home on any stage, and has performed for sold-out crowds in a wide spectrum of venues from clubs to major events and Pride festivals. Her fresh and bright perspective is captured in every song and live show. Equal parts natural talent, compassion, and humour, Amy Hef brings a unique approach that easily endears her to any audience. There is no one out there quite like Amy Hef, and she will be the first to tell you that she is bringing the party! HIGHLIGHTS: ~ Debut country single “Between Us” released February 11, 2022 ~ Toured with Ace of Base ~ Opened/direct support for such pop acts as Metric, Bif Naked and Everclear. ~ Winner of 90.3 AMP Radio’s Rock Star contest in 2013 ~ 2017 Female Artist of the Year winner at YYC Music Awards ~ 2019 Pop Recording of the Year winner at YYC Music Awards
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André-Philippe Gagnon

Artiste émérite, André-Philippe Gagnon a trouvé sa voie en empruntant celle des autres. D’Yvon Deschamps à Mick Jagger et de Pierre Lapointe à James Blunt, il réussit l’exploit de réunir sur scène les plus grandes voix du show-business international. Dès sa première présence au Festival Juste Pour Rire de Montréal, on l’affublait déjà du titre de véritable phénomène. Il venait alors de réaliser l’exploit d’imiter à la perfection les 18 artistes du hit planétaire We are the World. Un exploit encore inégalé qu’il a répété sur les planches du Tonight Show de Johnny Carson devenant instantanément l’imitateur le plus convoité au monde. Avec des imitations brillantes, des textes savoureux et un charisme débordant, il a présenté ses spectacles à guichets fermés aux quatre coins de la planète. Du Théâtre St-Denis de Montréal au Venitian de Las Vegas en passant par leRoyal Alexandra Theatre de Toronto et le Casino de Paris, des spectateurs de partout ressortent du spectacle plus qu’épaté : carrément époustouflé. En tournée au Québec et au Canada francophone du printemps 2006 jusqu’à la fin de l’automne 2008, l’artiste reçoit en 2007 l’OLIVIER du spectacle le plus populaire de l’année, soulignant ainsi son statut du meilleur vendeur de billets de spectacles de l’industrie de l’humour. Au printemps et à l’été 2009, la tête remplie d’idées, Gagnon planche sur la création de son nouveau spectacle anglophone, lequel est présenté depuis janvier 2010 dans les salles de spectacles du Canada anglais. Faisant appel à certains des meilleurs auteurs canadiens, dont George Reinblatt (Rick Mercer’s Monday Report, Just for Laughs), Gord Holtam & Rick Olsen (Royal Canadian Air Farce) et à l’équipe de création multimédias « Moment Factory » (NIN, Cirque du Soleil), le nouveau spectacle international de l’artiste est son spectacle le plus achevé à ce jour. Autant technologiquement qu’artistiquement, l’artiste prouve une fois de plus son statut d’artiste planétaire. Extrêmement convoité, l’artiste partage son temps entre ses nombreuses tournées et les spectacles privés qu’il présente à l’invitation d’organisations et de multinationales aux quatre coins du globe. En salle de spectacle ou sur la scène de votre événement, définitivement un artiste à ne pas manquer. ANDRÉ-PHILIPPE GAGNON EST UN RÉSEAU SOCIAL: En lui, il y a des centaines et des centaines d’abonnés. Ce sont les plus grandes personnalités québécoises et mondiales: de Ray Charles à Gregory Charles, de Pierre Lapointe à Susan Boyle, de Michael Jackson à Jack Johnson, de Georges Laraque au maire Labeaume. Durant son spectacle, elles interagissent et rafraîchissent leurs statuts. André-Philippe Gagnon multiplie les imitations au rythme d’un tweet! 😉 Au terme de sa tournée nord-américaine, il viendra nous présenter une nouvelle production spécialement conçue pour le Québec par son complice Stéphane Laporte. Un flux ininterrompu de chansons, d’humour et d’interaction multimédia. Venez vous connecter! ENGLISH: Andre Philippe Gagnon is the number one singing impressionist in the world today. Known as “the man of a thousand voices”, he has played to sold-out audiences around the world for over three decades. His impressions of famous personalities including Mick Jagger, John Lennon, Louis Armstrong, The Black Eyed Peas and even Fred Flintstone, are rapid-fire and amazingly spot-on. Gagnon can slip from Frank Sinatra to Pharrell Williams in the blink of an eye! In 2018, Andre Philippe Gagnon is back with a brand new show called “The History of Rock and Roll”. It’s a musical journey through the soundtrack of our lives - from the fifties to today. Gagnon borrows the voices from all of the eras to create the musical history of the last six decades. His new show combines music, comedy, and multimedia to create an unforgettable night of entertainment! A must see for music and comedy fans alike. “[A] Vocal Illusionist” - Variety Magazine, Los Angeles “Impressionist Extraordinaire” - Las Vegas Today Gagnon’s big break came when he appeared on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, performing his version of the famine-relief anthem “We Are the World,” impersonating all 18 famous voices on the song. Following that performance he sold out an entire tour in 3 hours in his home province of Quebec, setting box office records. He has since gone on to perform across the globe, tour with Celine Dion, be featured at the Olympics, and perform the opening of the Skydome broadcast live. Gagnon also completed a decade long residency at the prestigious Casino Venetian in Las Vegas playing to packed houses 6 nights a week, being named “Vegas’ Best New Act”.
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Bobby Wills

An acclaimed musician with a reputation for writing from the heart, Wills has an impressive list of accolades under his belt, including being named the 2013 CCMA “Rising Star” Award winner, and consecutive 2013/2014 and 2018 “Male Artist of the Year” nominations. He also received back to back CCMA Award nominations in 2015/2016 for “Songwriter of the Year” and a pair of 2016 nominations for “Single” and “Album of the Year”. In 2017, Wills was crowned the “Male Artist of the Year” and “Fans Choice” award winner at the Alberta Country Music Association Awards. 2019’s Longshot Bar & Grill album was Wills’ first new release since he dropped the deluxe edition of his 5th studio album In Comes The Night, in early 2018. Featuring the rocking lead single “Get While The Gettin’s Good” and the romantic title track “In Comes The Night”, the EP also includes two variations of the song “Out Of Your Mind”, both a radio edit and a live version. Wills’ also released the 2016 EP Tougher Than Love, which featured three top 10 hits including title track “Tougher Than Love”, “Down By The River” and “Won’t You Be Mine”. In July of 2020, Wills dropped “Wash My Truck”, the first single in a lead up to a new studio album to come, and recently released the follow-up single “Getting’ Her Over You” in October. Committed to helping others wherever possible, Wills performed during the 2014 Golden Globe Awards weekend in Los Angeles as part of the Oh Canada Cocktail Party to benefit the Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. He also donated all proceeds for two years from worldwide iTunes downloads of his hit single “Show Some Respect”; with 50% donated to the Canadian Museum of Human Rights and 50% donated to the Shoah Foundation. HIGHLIGHTS: ~ Over 10 Million Streams across all platforms and growing ~ 2018/2014/2013 CCMA Male Artist of the Year Nominations ~ 2017 ACMA Male Artist of the Year Winner ~ 2017 ACMA Fans Choice Award Winner ~ 2016/2015 CCMA Songwriter(s) of the Year Nominations ~ 2016 CCMA Single of the Year Nomination ~ 2016 CCMA Album of the Year Nomination ~ 2013 CCMA Rising Star Award Winner ~ 5 Top 10 hits including “Tougher Than Love”, “Down By The River”, “Won’t You Be Mine”, “Somebody Will” and "Show Some Respect" ~ #22 on 2016 Top 50 Year End Canadian Country Chart ~ “Down By The River” video aired on CMT ~ played Country Thunder (Calgary, AB), Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Canadian Finals Rodeo, Quonset Days, Stampede City Sessions and more. A FACSCINATING JOURNEY TO A MUSICAL FUTURE: Adopted as a baby to a family in Calgary Alberta, Bobby Wills didn’t know what an impact his DNA would have on his life path. "My (adopted) dad was a huge country music fan," he says, "but no one ever played music in my family growing up.” Having gotten a taste of the thrill of performing during an open mic while traveling in Australia, upon returning home Bobby connected with his biological family and could not have anticipated the artistic genealogy he was a part of, including five siblings and a musical streak a mile wide running throughout the family. Staying up all night listening to records upon meeting his biological father, it was then that Bobby realized ‘This is in my blood. This isn't just a crazy dream I had; this is part of who I am.' Many moons later, Wills is a shining star in the Country music scene, balancing his two loves, family and music.
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Casey Clarke

Casey Clarke has been a household name to anyone who loves Country music as Casey has been on television and radio for well over two decades. Casey Clarke has been called “the Face” of CMT (Country music Television) as he’s been hosting various programs on the network since 1997. Having been on CMT for over 15 years Casey Clarke is
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Chris Buck Band

Even from a young age, Chris Buck knew he was destined to make waves in the music biz. And fact is, five years since breaking onto the scene with his self-titled, debut album, the singer/songwriter has continued to make a name for himself on the Canadian country stage, and beyond. “I've always done country music, I've never done anything else,” he explains with a smile. “I sang Alan Jackson at my first karaoke contest. It’s a genre and a lifestyle that has always just spoken to me. It’s how I’ve always lived.” Now, with brand-new music on its way, Chris says he’s ready for fans to really experience the kind of artist he’s always wanted to be — one that works hard and lays it all on the line. “I wanted to create an album where every song is something special,” he said. “This album took time, and I think people are really going to be able to see the development, not only as a singer, but a writer, as well. I want everyone to see that hard work does pay off, and this album is the culmination of that.” One of the fastest rising Canadian country acts since the release of the Billboard Top 20 hit That’s When You Know featuring Kira Isabella, Chris saw the track hit hard with over 7 million streams, earning him a gold record and a CCMA Award nomination for Video of the Year. Buck went on to release ALL IN in 2019, his second album, adding to his total five Top 40 singles and over 13 million streams. According to Chris, it’s that slow gradual climb through the ranks which has continued to help him grow over the years, as well as help him understand who is as an artist and performer — and he wouldn’t have it any other way. Kicking off this new era is Can’t Beat The View, a track written with a very personal love story in mind. “At that point I had been dating my girlfriend for about a year and a half, and that’s where the inspiration came from, really,” Chris recalled. “It's basically about how you've seen all the beautiful sights in the world, but your girl beats all of them at the end of the day. I think that’s an idea a lot of people are going to relate to.” In addition to penning and recording some of the strongest material of his career, Chris recently signed with Anthem Music Publishing, as well as new record label Sakamoto Music, distributed by Warner Music Canada. “After almost two years of writing and working harder than ever, that’s a really rewarding thing to be able to share,” he said, adding he’s been lucky enough to have a great relationship with the entire Sakamoto Agency Team over the years. “I’m so excited for this next chapter in my career, and I can't wait for everyone to hear some of the new music I've recorded with award-winning producers Jeremy Stover/Julian King and Dan Swinimer.” RADIO & STREAMING - Over 10 Million Streams on Spotify alone, with over 1.6 million listeners - Over 1.5 million streams on ALL IN Album - Latest single to radio “Holy Ground” released August 2019, featured at #19 on Country Radio Hits Playlist (Apple Music), debuted in Yangaroo’s Most Active Indies for several weeks, and appears on over 700 Spotify-curated & personal playlists - “Holy Ground” music video premiered on TheBoot.com - 5 Top 40 hits: "Good Ol Days", "That's When You Know", “Sun Sets Down”, “Leave Your Light On” “Giddy Up” - 1 Top 20 hit: "That's When You Know" (#1 most added radio single for 3 weeks & 6 mos. on SiriusXM’s “Top 10 Most Wanted”) - Currently in the Top 30 most played Canadian country artists on Spotify and CBC Country/SiriusXM - Over 800,000 views on Youtube and over 44,000 social media follows/likes (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) - “That’s When You Know” Video Premiered on CMT Canada & CMT.ca, and song trended on Shazam with over 38,000 followers HIGHLIGHTS - Featured at BreakOut West, JUNOfest, East Coast Music Awards, Country Music Association of Ontario Awards - ALL IN Album Artwork nominated for 2019 CCMA Creative Director of the Year (Feisty Creative) - Seven BCCMA Nominations in 2019 for Entertainer of The Year, Group or Duo of The Year, Interactive Artist of The Year, Album of The Year, Single of The Year (Good Ol’ Days), Songwriter of The Year, and Video of The Year (Good Ol’ Days) - Four BCCMA Nominations in 2018 for Entertainer of the Year, Fans' Choice, Group of the Year, Interactive Artist of The Year - Winners of the 2017 British Columbia Country Music Award (BCCMA) for Album of the Year - Nominated for Video of the Year at the 2017 Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA) - MusicBC Featured Artists at The 2017 Whistler Film Festival - Three-time Winners (2014, 2015 & 2016) of the BCCMA for Club Act of the Year - Three BCCMA Nominations in 2016 for Group of the Year, Video of the Year and Song of the Year - Winners of 1st prize in the Nashville 2016 UnSigned Only songwriting contest - Winners of the 2015 BCCMA for Group/Duo of the Year
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Desmond Day

Desmond Day is a Vancouver Island based singer/ songwriter in the process of developing a new sound that resonates with a young and engaged audience. Day’s songs are original and homegrown. A mixture of gritty modern rock and gospel, a seasoned performer with more than ten years experience with audiences of all shapes and sizes. Day’s songs with a message of joy, peace and love are proven audience pleasers. Day has generated a dedicated following with his touring and many performances throughout Canada.
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Elyse Saunders

Peterborough, Ontario native Elyse Saunders is an award-winning singer/songwriter that's carved her path in Country music as a powerhouse vocalist, memorable stage performer and impressive songwriter. She’s making huge strides in Canada while building international buzz, earning her the title of award winning artist at the 2023 CMAOntario awards and 3 time Mississauga Music award winner. Her music videos have received multiple features on CMT Nashville & regular rotation on CMT Australia, she’s done hundreds of media interviews across Canada, US, Australia & Europe with multiple TV performances on news outlets in Canada & the U.S, and to date, her songs have gained over 3.4 million global streams with major playlist support. Elyse has steadily grown her songwriting catalogue between Nashville & home for several years with many single releases of her own and most recently, 13 cuts by other artists since 2021. As an entertainer, Elyse has studied world class entertainers like Shania Twain & Garth Brooks and her stage show is where she truly shines as a female artist. A dynamic performance built for festivals Elyse takes pride in building a high energy, memorable & interactive show that connects her closer to her fans & new audiences. She’s already played over 400 shows at festivals like Boots & Hearts, Sunfest Country Music Festival, Canadian Music Week as well as CMAOntario awards, CCMA week & more. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS • Peterborough Music Fest - Direct Support to Shawn Austin • Bronson Theatre Presented By: Boots & Hearts - Direct Support to Meghan Patrick • Boots & Hearts Music Festival Showcase Artist • Sunfest Country Music Festival Opened for Jason Aldean, Terri Clark • Live Laugh Love Country Music Festival Opened for Gord Bamford, Nate Haller, Beverly Mahood •Country Cares Music Festival Opened For Jason McCoy, • In addition, Burlington Sound Of Music, Smoke & Spurs Country Festival (Opened for Eric Ethridge, Washboard Union) • Jason Blaine's Celebrity Charity Golf Classic - Special Guest Performer along with Tim Hicks, Aaron Pritchett & more • Concert in the Park : Canada Day at 100 Mile House, BC - Direct Support to Aaron Pritchett • Manitoulin Country Fest • Lucknow Music in the Fields • Stevensville Ram Rodeo AWARDS • 2023: CMAOntario Award Winner (Video Of The Year) • 2021 - 2023 : 6 x CMAOntario Nominated Artist (Female Artist of The Year, Rising Star, Video of the Year, Album of the Year) • 2020, 2021, 2022: 3 x Mississauga Music Award Winner • Keg Spirit Foundation Chairman Award for Charity Efforts ACCOLADES • FACTOR Canada & Creative BC Recipient • Top 5 Winner for CBC's "Toyota Searchlight" Song Contest • Australian & U.S Radio Adds ("Genes" 2022) • 3 x Regular Video Rotation On CMT Australia • 3 x CMT Nashville Music Video Features • 3.3 Million Global Music Streams (1.7M Apple Music) •Top 50 Most Played Country Song On Amazon Music 2021 ("Sunshine State of Mind") • "Free" The EP Charted at #2 On Apple Music/Itunes Country Music Charts • #11 Across All Genres on day of release • 1.000.000 total music video views • Works with vocal coach Tamara Beatty ("NBC's The Voice")
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Eric Ethridge

Eric Ethridge started to gain serious momentum in 2015 after the release of a series of orchestra country-pop covers, one of which garnered him a mention in Rolling Stone Magazine. Having built his brand on an electrifying stage presence and unique vocal ability, in early 2016 Eric was selected by a panel of 45 music industry professionals from across Canada to be one of the top 6 finalists for the CCMA Discovery Program. After a final showcase of the top 6 emerging artists, Eric then went on to win the 2016 CCMA Discovery Award and was deemed the top emerging country artist in 2016. He has since become a new addition to The Feldman Agency and Watchdog Management. In 2017, Eric teamed up with Juno award-winning producer/songwriter Brian Howes to produce his debut single, “Liquor’s Callin’ the Shots”, peaked at #30 on the Canadian Country Charts, a rare achievement for an independent artist's debut single. His much-anticipated second single "Makin' Me Crazy" has now been released and is quickly making it's way on to radio stations and Spotify playlists alike.
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Garrett Gregory

Garrett Gregory is an ambitious vocalist with a shockingly powerful voice and a live show that has been turning heads with his breakthrough into country music. Even so, while his powerhouse voice packs a strong right hook; his real talent lies in his high energy, his theatrical and captivating shows, and his natural ability to completely move a crowd. He recently released an EP with the band Chillbilly, with the single “Hot With Her Hair Down” ranking as a top 5 indie download on DMDS, playing on hundreds of stations. Along with this, Garrett has branched out on his own, writing and recording a solo album that is expected for release in 2019. Born in the rural town of Hanna, Alberta, Garrett Gregory grew up living the small-town life, singing in bands and competitions throughout Canada since he was 8 years old. His charming and engaging style has driven his bookings for rodeos, fundraisers, festivals, and galas to sometimes happen even years in advance. He’s played Williams Lake Stampede, Wurst for Stampede, Lilac Festival, ACMA kickoff party, Flatts Fest, Dawson Creek Rodeo, Handhills Rodeo (100 yr anniversary), Ranchman’s, Nashville North, and a plethora of other festivals, fundraisers, galas, and parties. In addition to writing his own music, his passion for music has seen Garrett also develop an extensive repertoire of cover songs of all genres. From Merle Haggard to Eric Church, and The Rolling Stones to Jimmy Eat World, Garrett Gregory brings a show to remember. His goal: continue providing people with a great time while doing what he loves.
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Hailey Benedict

A dynamic performer, multi-award winner, and charitable advocate, Hailey Benedict continues to make her mark as a rising talent in country music. This guitar-wielding singer-songwriter has defied gravity, climbing the ranks from the emerging artist who was pulled in front of a sold-out crowd at a Keith Urban concert to perform an original song to national charting and touring artist in a few short years. 2023 has been a monumental year for Hailey, topped off with being crowned the winner of the SiriusXM Top of the Country competition during the CCMA Awards weekend. Throughout the year, Hailey continued to soar to remarkable new heights in her musical journey – including a coveted slot at CMA Fest in Nashville, appearances at major events including Montreal's Lasso Festival and JUNOfest, her third CCMA Award nomination, the release of her captivating and acclaimed single Damn You July, national media appearances on CTV's Etalk and YTV, tours supporting the likes of Aaron Goodvin and Tim Hicks, and co-hosting the Country Music Alberta Awards, where she also took home three awards of her own. In her young career, she's already won 13 different awards, including a CCMA Award for Interactive Artist of the Year, in recognition of her mastery and embrace of social media. Her quarter-million-strong following on TikTok is one of the most of any Canadian country artist. Her song Wanted You To was the highest-charting independent CANCON single by a female in 2021, reaching #25 on the country charts. A strong advocate for mental health and anti-bullying, Hailey supports several charitable foundations, and was honoured as one of the youngest-ever Global Woman of Vision award recipients.
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Jason Kirkness

Embark on an unforgettable journey with Jason Kirkness, a true champion of the Country music scene and a Nashville, TN resident who is redefining the genre. Brace yourself for an exhilarating experience as he prepares to release his highly anticipated new album this summer, featuring a collaboration with Nashville's finest musicians. The undeniable standout track, "Anywhere The Night Goes," is set to become an instant hit, captivating audiences with its irresistible charm. Jason Kirkness is no stranger to success on the airwaves. With multiple releases climbing the charts in Billboard Canada and reaching the cusp of the top 100 on the prestigious Music Row Chart, his talent and artistry continue to captivate listeners worldwide. The sensational single "Anywhere the Night Goes" made its mark on the Top 50 Canadian Billboard chart for an astounding 18 weeks. It also graced the esteemed US Billboard New and Active Indicator chart for four weeks, firmly establishing Jason as a rising star. Notably, the track earned a well-deserved spot on Nashville's coveted Music Row Breakout Artist chart, solidifying his position as an artist to watch. Unleashing his newest single, "Over My Head," Jason Kirkness reaffirmed his position as a true country music luminary. Combining his unwavering country roots with an undeniable pop sensibility, his music radiates a vibrant energy that resonates with fans across the genre. The track effortlessly showcases Jason's versatility and readiness for country radio, proving that his unique sound transcends genres and captivates hearts with ease. Hailing from the humble beginnings of the tiny prairie town of Kleefeld, MB, Jason Kirkness was destined for greatness as a musician. His formative years were spent crisscrossing Canada as a member of a touring classic rock/country/casino band, living the exhilarating life on the road. The stories and experiences from this transformative era have been skillfully woven into the fabric of his debut album, creating a deeply personal and resonant collection of songs that touch the soul. Building on his early triumphs, Kirkness followed up with "A Beautiful Disaster," an album that showcased his remarkable talent with four chart-topping radio singles. Critics hailed his work as a testament to his incredible tone, distinct style, and brilliant songwriting prowess. Jason Kirkness effortlessly pushes the boundaries of country music, breathing new life into the genre with his unmatched artistry. Sharing the stage with industry heavyweights such as Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, and Carrie Underwood, Jason Kirkness has solidified his place among the country music elite. His heartfelt performances and stunning vocal prowess strike a profound chord with fans of all ages, leaving an indelible mark on their hearts and souls. For booking agents seeking an exceptional artist who combines raw talent, genuine passion, and an undeniable stage presence, Jason Kirkness is the answer. His groundbreaking music, enthralling performances, and unwavering dedication to his craft make him a must-book artist for any event. Don't miss the opportunity to be part of the Jason Kirkness experience—a musical journey that will leave audiences spellbound and yearning for more.
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Kalsey Kulyk

Those who know country artist Kalsey Kulyk will tell you she’s always had musical talent and a passion for performance. Her effortlessly bright and unmistakable vocal, paired with thought-provoking lyrics and overall messaging, is something most songwriters never master. “My friends say I make people cry. I don’t want to make anyone cry, I just want to make them feel something. After my parents’ divorce, my dad would listen to ‘Nobody Knows It But Me’ by Kevin Sharp, over and over again. I knew exactly what he was feeling without him telling me what he was feeling. That’s when I knew what music could do for people. That’s what I want to do for people.” Kulyk’s Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan upbringing yielded a more organic way of life. “My whole family worked at the Plywood Mill and farmed in their spare time.” Though most of Kulyk’s family wasn’t musically inclined, the love of music was instilled in her at an early age, with family campfire sing-alongs a popular past time. Her mother was the exception. “My mom would sing at talent shows, and I’d just watch her - completely mesmerized.” At age three, with some encouragement from her grandfather, Kulyk’s mom put her on stage at a talent show and she was hooked. “That was it. Music was all wanted to do from that point on.” Over the next several years, Kulyk took part in hundreds talent shows and competitions. “I traveled all around the middle provinces with my mom, performing at different venues and competitions.” At 13, Kulyk’s mom bought her a guitar and taught her daughter to play. Shortly after, she won her first competition. “I’d written my first song on the guitar and won $2,000 to put toward recording costs. I was shocked. I heard my name, and I didn’t respond - I was so used to hearing ‘no.’ It took them a few shout outs before I realized I had won.” Then everything changed. In high school, Kulyk was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma and underwent six months of chemotherapy. “I lost all my hair, but got a lot of song inspiration, because there were a lot of people I got to meet during chemo. I’d run home and write about their incredible stories. I had to get it all out, and I wanted to give that voice to people.” When she got sick, Kulyk was on the fence about what direction to take her life after high school, but the experience solidified Kulyk’s belief in a career in music. “What is life unless you’re doing what you love every single day?” Now ten years in remission, Kulyk says “I always tell people I was super blessed to get cancer, which sounds kind of crazy, but it’s true.” Shortly after her recovery, Kulyk became acquainted with Fleetwood Mac producer Richard Dashut who invited her to Las Vegas to record. “We’d write songs, talk about performances - we even pulled a band together and did some shows on the Vegas strip. He literally trained my ears.” It was also Dashut who gave Kulyk her first taste of Music City. “We did a cross-country road trip to Nashville to take some meetings. There’s such a creative blanket over Nashville - it’s everywhere. It’s such an inspiring place to be.” Her progress in the creative capital didn’t go unnoticed - Kulyk was invited to participate in both the Canadian Country Music Association’s Discovery Artist program, as well as ole’s “On the Spot” competition. She won both. “I’ll never forget it. The finals for both contests were the day of the Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMAs). That afternoon, I performed my song for ole “On the Spot”, and won. That night, at the CCMAs, the winner of the Discovery Artist program was announced - and I won again. It was surreal. It was a dream.” Winning the ole contest came with both publishing and record deals, and Kulyk found herself back in Nashville to launch her career, which has already brought some amazing moments - like writing her song “Damn You Love” with Liz Rose (Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me,” Carrie Underwood’s “Cry Pretty”) and Phil Barton (Lee Brice’s “Woman Like You,” Eli Young Band’s “Skin and Bones”). “Liz Rose has been on my bucket list as a songwriter since I was sixteen years old. So to be able to get into a room with her… I was pretty star struck, but super grateful. I couldn’t believe it was happening.” A lot more is about to happen for this songstress, who is working on new music to be released this year. “I’m really excited about the music that I have now. I feel it really encompasses everything about me, and who I am, and what I want to give to my audience. I grew up around a lot of old school and ‘90’s country music - Lee Ann Womack, John Prine, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Emmylou Harris, Jason Isbell… And I think that can be heard in the overall style of my music.”
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Kendra Kay

Raised in a rodeo family on the Canadian prairies, few artists capture the spirit of country music like award winning singer/songwriter Kendra Kay. In a few short years, she became a 2 x MCMA Female Artist of the Year, earned a Top 10 spot in the National CBC Searchlight Competition and joined the roster of Sakamoto Agency. Putting grit, determination and ‘powerhouse vocals’ (Top Country News) into her music, she has amassed a million global streams, spent 17 weeks in the Top 100 Canada Country Airplay Chart and secured synchronization in the USA with her latest single ‘Steady’. Her recent EP More to Me, was co-produced by country star Terri Clark, Juno Award winner Jeff Jones, and CCMA Producer of the Year Murray Pulver. Armed with her 5-piece band, she has made fans across Canada with major performances including the CFL Banjo Bowl Halftime Show at Investor’s Group Stadium, joining Tim Hicks on his ‘Get Loud’ tour and playing at Canadian Finals Rodeo. Driven by a passion to entertain her fans and perform great country music, she has played Dauphin’s CountryFest Mainstage, Canadian Finals Rodeo, Canadian Music Week, Sunfest Country Music Festival, and opened for James Barker Band, Gord Bamford, Jess Moskaluke, Charlie Major and Aaron Prichett.
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Lemon Cash

There’s a saying when life hands you lemons, make lemonade. Ottawa-born brothers, Cory and Jeff Papineau live by this saying. So much so, that they named their band Lemon Cash. The band’s name was inspired from the brothers childhood when they ran a neighbourhood lemonade stand. The two brothers would come home each day celebrating their hard- earned “lemon cash”. To this day they share similar interests in music and continue to write and record music together. Starting out as a rock band, they had success playing lots of gigs, receiving radio traction and formed quite a substantial following. Looking to evolve their music, Cory and Jeff found their sweet spot and transitioned into the country world where they would come to realize this is where their tastes and personalities fit best.
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Nice Horse

Nice Horse is wild: wildly talented, wildly entertaining, fun, fresh, fierce and feisty, and they’ve established themselves as one of the most buzzed-about and fast-rising groups in the Canadian music industry. A live act to be reckoned with, the self-contained all-female group has played high-profile festivals across Canada including Boots & Hearts, Cavendish Beach Music Festival, and the Calgary Stampede, and has performed in Spain and France. They have also toured as direct support for legendary artists such as Tom Cochrane and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. The band, made up of Katie Rox (vocals/banjo/acoustic guitar), Brandi Sidoryk (vocals/bass), Tara McLeod (vocals/electric guitar), and Krista Wodelet (vocals/drums), has garnered significant accolades, including two Canadian Country Music Award (CCMA) wins, ten CCMA nominations, and nine Country Music Alberta Awards. For two years running (2021 and 2022), Nice Horse has been named Country Artist of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards. HIGHLIGHTS Single “Cowgirl” (2020) hit #31 on Billboard radio charts and has over 1.5 million streams Direct tour support for the GRAMMY-winning Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (2019-2020), Canadian icon Tom Cochrane (2017), The Washboard Union (2018), and platinum-selling artist Tebey (2022) Notable performances include Boots & Hearts, Calgary Stampede’s Nashville North, Merritt’s Rockin’ River MusicFest, Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Big Valley Jamboree, and the Calgary Stampeders’ Labour Day Classic Halftime Show DIY video for single “High School” has over 202k views on YouTube, hit #1 on Stingray Hot Country Videos, and won a Canadian Independent Music Video Award (among others)
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Raquel Cole

Labeled by American Songwriter Magazine as “a dynamite vocalist, songwriter and guitar slinger to boot,” Raquel Cole has been singing and writing songs since acquiring her first guitar at the age of nine. She was inspired by hit songs she heard on the radio from artists like Shania Twain and Bryan Adams, but also from jamming to 70’s rock and roll with her dad in the basement of their home. After graduating high school, Cole had planned to go on to study jazz guitar, but instead followed her passion of songwriting with a move to Nashville. Cole’s skill as a musician is one of the first things that her audience notices about this British Columbia native. She’s opened for artists like Carrie Underwood, Jonny Lang, Brothers Osborne, Scotty McCreery and Josh Turner. HIGHLIGHTS Named “25 under 25 musicians everyone needs to know” by the CBC, alongside Alessia Cara and Shawn Mendes 
 Her song “Imogene” (from her 2018 debut album Personal Truth) won 2nd place in The International Songwriting Competition in the Unsigned Only Category 
 Scored her first Billboard Top 10 as a songwriter, penning a tune for superstar Marie Osmond 
 First Canadian Country Radio single “Think About You” named one of SiriusXM Country’s Biggest Songs of 2021 
 Top3 finalist in the SiriusXM “Top of the Country”contest in 2021 
 “Let You,” Raquel’s duet with Don Amero, hit the Top 25 at Country Radio and has surpassed more than 2 million global streams 
 Signed record deal with Sakamoto Music in 2022, releasing “Hate That I Need You” in October of that year, and “All To Yourself” in July 2023 
 Over one million global digital streams
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River Town Saints

Originally a 5-piece band from the Ottawa Valley, the River Town Saints have a lot to show for the last couple of years, including; millions of YouTube views and Spotify streams, a top 10 hit with their single, “Bonfire,” CCMA nominations, CMAO and Canadian Radio Music Awards, tours with Tim Hicks, Kip Moore and large-scale festivals. Known for their energetic live show, rich vocal harmonies and good times, the Saints were just getting started. When their original singer departed in 2018, and months later, their bassist and best friend Daniel Di Giacomo died tragically at 31, it would have been understandable to throw in the towel. Not a chance. Remaining members Jeremy Bortot, Chris McComb and Jordan Potvin, got to work writing songs and looking for a new lead singer. As fate would have it, newcomer Chase Kasner fit the bill. Kasner hails from Kirkland Lake, Ontario, where he was raised in a large musical family. Country music runs deep in his blood, given his grandmother, Mary Bailey, was an accomplished Canadian country singer who also discovered and mentored Shania Twain early on in her career. Lifelong friend Joe Patrois was the final piece to complete the group. An ally of the band since the beginning and a gifted bassist, it only made sense for Joe to humbly continue on in Dan’s place. With a powerful, soulful new voice to helm the group, combined with a renewed determination to pick up where they left off, RTS is reborn, recharged and ready.
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The Abrams

When The Abrams play live, what you see is what you get. Performing with an explosive energy, honed over two decades of experience in front of audiences around the world, The Abrams’ live show is the kind that can’t be whipped up over a few weeks in a rehearsal space. Knowing what they can accomplish in the studio, and how to translate that to the stage, The Abrams have taken their place alongside Canada’s best-known country music stars. The country duo from Kingston, Ontario have been performing together since John was 11 and James was 9. At 12 and 15, The Abrams were the youngest Canadian duo to play The Grand Ole Opry. Their nearly 20-year touring career has had a significant worldly influence on their songwriting, which continues to have a lasting emotional impact with their fans across cultural divides, whether they are playing in a community hall in Texas, or at a world music festival in Israel. 2023 finds The Abrams re-energized after the release of Warner Music Canada single, “Something New,” climbed the Canadian radio charts and streaming outlets. The EP is a fresh sound for the duo, incorporating their acoustic mountain-music roots with snappy pop-country beats and textures, harmoniously brought together by hitmaker Tawgs Salter (Hunter Hayes, Scott Helman, Walk Off The Earth). Each of the songs, both lyrically and musically, reflect how John and James are both young and old souls; time-tested and authentic, with a catchy fire and energy. That’s what they bring to the stage and it captures and engages every audience. HIGHLIGHTS: • Over 3 million total streams • 6x CMA Ontario Award Winners including 2017 and 2019 Roots Artist or Group of the Year, 2022 Duo or Group of the Year • Performed on the main stages at Boots and Hearts, Big Valley Jamboree, Cavendish Beach Festival, Dauphin Country Fest, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Hillside Festival and more • Opened for The Dixie Chicks, Feist, America, Tom Cochrane, Mickey Hart (The Grateful Dead), John Hammond, Dean Brody, and Tim Hicks, among others. • Opened the Ralph Stanley Museum in Clintwood, VA with an exclusive show featuring Ralph Stanley • Performed on The Grand Ole Opry in 2005, and were among the youngest performers to appear on the show • Awarded the Daniel Pearl Violin in 2006, recognizing them as global ambassadors for peace • 6x top billed main stage headliners of the Jacob’s Ladder Festival in Galilee, Israel • Top 40 charting at Canadian Country Radio with “Fine” • Top 100 charting in the US on Americana Radio with “Northern Redemption” • Heavy rotation on CMT in the US and Canada with videos from Northern Redemption album and self-titled EP • Featured multiple times on NPR, BBC, CBC, Bravo, Cosmopolitan, FOX and NBC
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The Prairie States

Mixing the old with the new, The Prairie States was born out of a desire to put a fresh touch on a classic design. Mat Cardinal, Jeff Dick, Mike Nash, Doc de Groot, and Jay Der formed The Prairie States in 2017, releasing their debut Lost In The Right Direction in June 2018, which spawned 3 singles in the Mediabase Top 100. Since then, the band has released three more singles, “Every Little Town,” “Low Life,” and “High That I’m Riding,” all of which also cracked the Top 100, and led to the band winning Country Music Alberta Awards for Album of the Year and Group/Duo of the Year in 2021. The group’s latest release, “Rebel Phase”, released on indie label Willing Records (Universal), is about taking a soaring leap of faith, without a parachute, into a lifestyle that falls beyond the horizon of normal. It’s about roots that continue to grow but never stay planted, and living a life that is chosen. It’s an example of the band’s dedication to their craft, and ready with a stack of brand new recordings, this band shows no signs of slowing down. Nine-time Country Music Alberta Award recipients including the Rising Star, Album of the Year, Horizon Group/Duo Of The Year, and Songwriters of the Year, The Prairie States also won 1st place in the 2018 Project Wild Artist Development Program. They also love to get creative with fan interaction and marketing, and to go along with the single release “Low Life,” the band teamed up with Sea Change Brewing Co to create a custom branded beer called Low Life Lager, with a QR code printed on the can to hear the song. Exploring new technology is also important to the band, they recently became one of the first Canadian bands to release NFTs of their EP, available via OpenSea.io. Of course, The Prairie States are also out on the road wowing crowds as much as possible, and they’ve shared stages with Aaron Goodvin, The Washboard Union, Brothers Osborne, and Canadian legend Charlie Major to date, with many more to come. HIGHLIGHTS: - 2021 CMAB Group or Duo of the Year & Album of the Year - 2020 CMAB Video of the Year, Songwriters of the Year & Community Spirit Award - 2019 CMAB Group or Duo of the Year & Video of the Year - 2018 CMAB Fan's Choice - 1st place in the 2018 Project WILD Artist Development Program presented by Wild 95.3 and Alberta Music - 6x singles in the Mediabase Top 100 - Played Big Valley Jamboree, Skills Canada Alberta Opening Ceremonies, Beaumont Blues Fest, City Of Edmonton New Years Eve, Bulls After Dark (Calgary Stampede), Stampede City Sessions
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The Steadies

About The Band The Steadies aren’t invited to the party - they ARE the party! The Steadies mix explosive pop-rock with reggae, funk and rocksteady influence. This high-energy power trio combines 3-part vocal harmony with dancefloor-proven grooves and radio-worthy originals, create a signature sound they’ve dubbed "island rock". Whether playing festivals, clubs, or events, The Steadies consistently engage crowds of every age, race and gender with their electrifying performances. This year alone, The Steadies have released multiple singles, remixes and a 'Best Of' compilation. Their 4th full-length album is set to drop this year. Expect big things on the horizon in 2024. Frontman Earl Pereira got his rock n’ roll pedigree as a founding member of the established Canadian rock band Wide Mouth Mason. With over 20 years in the music industry, Earl has 3 gold records, 3 JUNO nominations, and a host of other accolades and awards to his name. Rounding out this electric 3 piece is Kurtis Schultz on drums & Chris "Chopper" Valleau on guitar. HIGHLIGHTS "Rock Artist of the Year" - Sask Music 2023 Performed over 950 shows in Canada, Asia and Europe, including opening spots for The Roots, The Wailers, and Ziggy Marley. Performed at numerous festivals & events including Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival 2022, Montréal Ska Festival 2022, Grey Cup 2022 and dozens more across Canada. Showcases at the JUNO Awards, Western Canadian Music Awards and Canadian Music Week. Media features on TMZ, TSN, SHAW, CBC, GLOBAL, CTV, National Post, Chart Attack Magazine, the Globe & Mail, Canadian Musician and radio stations across Canada such as CBC Radio One, The Zone Victoria, CKUA and more. Nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award and a Saskatchewan Music Award for Band of the Year Best Concert of the Year in Planet S Magazine 2022. Performed 33 shows across Canada in 2023 during their Endless Summer Tour including: Islands Folk Festival 2023 Ness Creek Music Festival 2023 (headliner) CFL Labour Day Classic Halftime show 2023 (headliner) Earl Pereira: Lead Vocals Bass Chris Valleau: Vocals Guitar Kurtis Schultz: Vocals Drums ////// About The Steadies' Frontman ////// Earl Pereira got his rock n’ roll pedigree as a founding member of the popular Canadian band Wide Mouth Mason, who had two gold records, three JUNO nominations, and a host of other accolades and awards. Pereira has toured the world, playing over 3000 shows and opening for iconic artists like the Rolling Stones, AC/DC and Nelly Furtado. He was named one of Canada’s top bass players by Canadian Music Magazine and has been featured on MTV, Muchmusic, and the Ryan Seacrest Show, as well as in publications like Rolling Stone Magazine and The National Post. Pereira co-produced and co-wrote Wide Mouth Mason’s entire award-winning catalogue. He has worked with a roster of legendary producers including David Leonard (Paul McCartney, Prince), Joel Van Dyke (Aerosmith, Bryan Adams) and Todd Burke (Red Hot Chili Peppers, No Doubt, Johnny Cash). In 2010, with demand for his side project on the rise, Pereira left Wide Mouth Mason behind (here's a great story discussing his departure from the band) to pursue The Steadies full-time. Awards • 3 JUNO Nominations • 2 Certified Gold Records • 8 Western Canadian Music Awards • 2 Canadian Radio Music Awards • 3 Toronto Exclusive Music Awards • 6 top-20 Canadian radio hits • 3 top-20 MuchMusic video hits • Rock Artist of the Year - Sask Music Discography 2023 The Steadies - Live at Ness Creek 23' 2023 The Steadies - Best of The Steadies 2023 The Steadies - Endless Summer Ft. Kairo Mclean 2023 The Steadies - Champion 2023 The Steadies - Philophobia 2023 The Steadies - Ghosted Ft. Emanali 2022 The Steadies - Come and Get Your Love 2022 The Steadies - Can't Stop Dancin' 2022 The Steadies - Light Me Up feat. SNJÜ) 2021 The Steadies - Two Ft. Alle 2019 The Steadies - Undeniable 2019 The Steadies - Tiro de Leone 2016 The Steadies - Love Revolution 2013 The Steadies - Starcity Shakedown 2012 The Steadies EP (WCMA Nominee) 2008 Mobadass - Island Rock 2006 Wide Mouth Mason - Shot Down Satellites 2005 Mobadass - The EP 2005 Wide Mouth Mason - The Essentials 2003 Wide Mouth Mason - Rained Out Parade 2001 Wide Mouth Mason - Stew 1999 Wide Mouth Mason - Where I Started (GOLD) 1997 Wide Mouth Mason - Self-titled (GOLD) 1996 Wide Mouth Mason - The Nazarene TESTIMONIALS "What a band and what a show!" Nakusp Music Festival Willi Jahnke - President Salmon Arm Bluesfest Planet S Magazine - Craig Siliphant “Earl Pereira and The Steadies have become a much talked about band. With funk-laden hooks and irresistible jams, about band. With funk-laden hooks and irresistible jams, this outfit packs a punch.” Saskatchewan Jazz Festival - Kevin Tobin - Festival Manager “Not only is The Steadies’ crew professional and a pleasure to work with—more importantly the band is first class, and deserves more opportunities to spread their infectious good vibe sound to a larger and diverse audience.” Summer Solstice Festival - Ryan DeAlwis - Festival Producer “The Steadies rocked my aura at Solstice! They made the night. The dance floor was rumbling with strobes of movement and laughter. I couldn't imagine, nor would I want to imagine, Solstice without The Steadies.”
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The Story of the Hag featuring Jess Lee

ABOUT THE SHOW Be part of a special evening dedicated to one of the greatest artists in country music history - Merle Haggard. In “The Story of the Hag”, JUNO-nominated singer Jess Lee will take you on a journey through Haggard’s incredible life and times through stories and songs. With an incredible career spanning six decades, Haggard rose from poverty and prison to international fame through his songs about outlaws, underdogs, the heartbroken and the hard-living. Haggard wrote songs for the working class to drink to, dance to, and cry to. He notched 40 No. 1 hits including ”Working Man Blues”, “Mama Tried”, “Silver Wings” and one of the most famous country songs of all time, “Okie From Muskogee”. The show also includes the stories from Haggard’s life that echo the songs he sang; he was born poor, raised in a converted railway boxcar and turned 21 in prison before turning his life around to become a country music hero. “The Story of The Hag “ is a must-see for Haggard fans and music fans alike. ABOUT JESS LEE Jess Lee is a JUNO-nominated singer who rose to fame as the lead singer of the Midnite Rodeo Band. Signed to RCA, the group charted 14 singles on the Canadian country charts in the 80’s, picking up nominations for Group Of The Year at both the JUNO Awards and the Canadian Country Music Association awards. Lee went on to a successful solo career with 5 Canadian chart hits including the No. 1 song “Crowhill Road”. He was inducted into the BCCMA Hall of Fame in 2011. With a voice praised as the best pure country voice in Canada by Country Music News, Lee effortlessly emulates the rich, smooth baritone of Merle Haggard. PRODUCED BY GNR ENTERTAINMENT
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The Washboard Union

3x reigning CCMA Group of the Year and 5x CCMA Roots Artist/ Album of the Year, The Washboard Union are among Canada’s preeminent country bands, and one of the most talked about Canadian bands today. Led by step-brothers Aaron Grain & Chris Duncombe and their best friend David John Roberts, The Washboard Union share a love for the art of songwriting and storytelling that has resonated with audiences from North America to Europe. Certified Gold twice in Canada, the band has had seven Top 10 hits and numerous top 20 hits, and was the first country band to win the JUNO Award for Breakthrough Group of the Year; a multi-genre category. On their latest album Everbound, released in April 2020, The Washboard Union keeps the good times rolling with an irresistible blend of roof-raising anthems and poignant ballads, coupled with their impeccable three-part harmony and top-notch musicianship. The Washboard Union have also donated their music and merchandise to countless other charitable events including Basic for Babies (BC), STARS Air Ambulance fundraisers (CAN), Gone Country Cancer Fundraiser (BC), Love of Children Charity Golf Classic (AB), Listowel Arena Fundraiser (ON), Red Cross fundraiser for Fort Mac (AB), and many more, proving their passion extends from the joy in their hearts into everything they do. This is a band that cares deeply about their fans, and anyone who has seen them live knows The Washboard Union engage with their audience at every opportunity. One of the busiest bands touring in Canada, The Washboard Union have played nearly every stage between Vancouver Island and Newfoundland, over to Europe and back, and have shared the stage with Old Dominion, Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, Dwight Yoakam, Jason Aldean, Zac Brown Band, Thomas Rhett, Lonestar, and more. AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS • JUNO Awards: First and Only Country Group to ever win Junos Breakthrough Group of the Year (2019) • 3x consecutive CCMA Group of the Year (2018-2020) (First Artist in a decade to win 3 in a row) • 5x consecutive CCMA Roots Artist/Album of the Year (First Artist in a decade to win 5 in a row) (2016-2020) • 9 career-to-date CCMA Award Wins (2016-2020) • 2x Certified Gold Artist: “Country Thunder” (2021) “Shot of Glory” (2017) • WCMA: Country Artist of the Year (2017) • 25 career-to-date BCCMA Award Wins (2015-2020) including Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year, Group or Duo of the Year, Songwriter(s) of the Year, Single of the Year and more RADIO: • Over 330,000 spins & almost 1 billion audience impressions on country radio to date • 2 top 5 hits “Shot of Glory”, and “Country Thunder” • 9 top 10 hits including “Maybe Its the Moonshine”, “Shine,” “Dock Rock,” “She Gets Me,” & “Feel Like That” • 6 Singles were #1 most added at radio upon release, with “Country Thunder” and “Dock Rock” spending nearly a month as #1 most added STREAMING: • Featured Spotify Billboard Artist 2020 • Over 70 million catalogue streams to date • Over 27 Million streams on Spotify • Over 19 Million streams on Apple Music • Over 14 Million streams on Amazon Music • Over 9.1 Million views on YouTube
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