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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

With his acclaimed new single, “Boy Like Me,” lighting up country radio and a rapidly filling 2021-22 tour schedule, Aaron Goodvin is more than ready to pick up where he left off with his most recent (JUNO nominated) Warner Music Canada album release, which produced four radio hits and his first Billboard #1, “You Are.” The lead single from an upcoming EP, “Boy Like Me” is already being called the country anthem of the summer and offers a powerhouse singalong chorus, ready-made for many live shows to come. The CCMA Award-winning artist added two new nominations in 2020, for Songwriter of the Year and Interactive Artist or Group of the Year, and was honored to be a co-host of the CCMA’s online awards event. Goodvin previously won Songwriter of the Year for “Lonely Drum,” which is his current country radio single in the US. » 56.8 million total streams » Five Top 10 singles and a Billboard #1 with “You Are.” » “Lonely Drum” recently 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 (“LonelyDrum”) and seven-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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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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Blackie Jackett Jr

Born in the back of a tour bus within the minds of Finger Eleven guitarists James Black and Rick Jackett, Blackie Jackett Jr. is a bundle of firecrackers just waiting to go off. Their repertoire of upbeat, old-school country rock songs were written on the road, but it wasn’t until the duo went home to Toronto that the songs really came alive. That’s where they first heard Sandra Dee, singing karaoke in between slinging drinks at their local - just nailing Loretta Lynn and Dolly songs, so she fit right in. When long time friend and guitar hyper-wizard Jimmy Reid laid down some leads on a track, lightning struck again. On April 20, 2018, the album “For A Good Time Call...” was born into the world to rave reviews, interviews and premieres, and followed up with a special concert at Canadian Music Week 2018, opening for Keifer Sutherland. Now, Blackie Jackett Jr. is a well-lubricated country steamroller, with as many as 7 players some nights. They’re ready to blast their unique brand of smart-assed country rock around the globe. They can do it all. High energy or sweet and mellow. Plugged in or stripped down. Day or night. In any shape or size, they are guaranteed to go off and have a good time. “This isn’t a classic country band – they sound like a party” – SiriusXM Country “All the right ingredients to create some country fire.” – Rock Source Magazine “An unapologetic country rock offering, For A Good Time Call is all whiskey, women, and that Western soul. Raise a glass and get dancing folks!” – CanadianBeats.ca
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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 one of the most recognizable personalities in Canada. Casey Clarke was born and raised in Edmonton, AB and found out early in life he wanted a career in broadcasting. Working for stations like CFOK-Westlock, AB, Mountain FM Whistler/Squamish, BC Casey found himself in Vancouver working for “The Satellite Radio Network” and syndicated on 71 stations across Canada. Clarke left Vancouver for Kelowna, BC working for Silk-FM then off to Calgary, AB to join CMT in 1997.
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Chris Buck Band

Chris Buck is ALL IN. Upbeat, positive, and not one to waste a moment of life, Chris’ dedication and appreciation shines boldly through his songs, which vary from upbeat country anthems like “Giddy Up” to heartfelt ballads like smash hit “That’s When You Know" and paying homage to his roots with chart topper 'Good Ol' Days". From humble beginnings to becoming a top charting country artist, Chris broke onto the scene in 2017 with his debut, self-titled album; Chris Buck Band. He quickly became one of the fastest rising Canadian country acts with the release of the Billboard Top 20 hit ‘That’s When You Know’ featuring country darling Kira Isabella. The track skyrocketed with over 7 million streams and earned 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 12 million streams. He and his band have performed across the country on some of Canada’s biggest festival stages including Boots & Hearts, Rockin’ River Music Fest, The Calgary Stampede and Manitoulin Countryfest. In 2021, Chris Buck is back in the studio with Jeremy Stover preparing for a 3rd record. 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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Duane Steele

Duane Steele is among Canada’s top country recording artists and songwriters with a professional career dating back to 1984 and his first band Rock ‘N’ Horse. The multi-award winning artist has released six studio albums and one greatest hits album since, with many Top 10 singles on the Canadian country charts, including the #1 hit “Anita Got Married”. Duane has toured the world headlining his own shows, and opening for some of the hottest acts in country music including Shania Twain, Terri Clark, Trisha Yearwood and Sammy Kershaw. His pure voice and authentic country sound also makes him the ideal artist to pay tribute to the legendary George Jones, and he does so in a custom built show called The Legend of George Jones, in addition to playing his own music. In 2020, Duane released a brand new album to the world called Bonfires and Guitars, including the title track single, and a duet with Gord Bamford called “Blue Collar Palace”, released in advance of a tour that cancelled due to the global pandemic. Not one to be deterred however, Steele embraced technology to provide live streaming shows, and took part in Tom Jacksons “Almighty Voices,” an online series of concerts featuring multiple Canadian artists in support of the Unison Benevolent Fund. Duane was also the first artist to provide a recorded concert for Sakamoto Agency’s 100 Homes initiative, providing pre-recorded concerts to care homes across the country free of charge, as entertainment for those who are isolated from loved ones. Duane’s comfort with the stage and warm, natural presence makes his live shows a must see, and his songwriting style is relatable for any music fan. When he’s not touring or working on his own projects he is often writing with other artists, and music production has become a natural progression for Duane, who enjoys working in this capacity on both his own music and others, while continuing his solo music career. HIGHLIGHTS: ~ First band Rock ‘N Horse enjoyed Top 20 singles and JUNO nomination for Country Band of the Year ~ Worked as a songwriter under publishing contract with Warner Chapell in Nashville ~ Signed with Mercury Canada in 1995 to release solo albums “PO Box 423” (1996) and “This is the Life” (1998) ~ Won the 1997 CCMA for Vocal Collaboration of the Year with Lisa Brokop for “Two Names On An Overpass” ~ Including the #1 hit “Anita Got Married”, Duane has 3x Top 5 hits, 5x Top 10, and 9x Top 30 singles ~ Three #1 videos on CMT (Country Music Television) and 11 music videos released ~ Won the 2001 CCMA for Independent Male Vocalist of the Year ~ Won the 2001 Saskatchewan Country Music Association National Humanitarian Award ~ Nominated for 11 CCMA awards and 5 JUNO awards ~ Independently released “I’ll Be Alright” (1999) “Set List” (2004), and then released “Ghost Town” (2006) on Icon Records ~ Actively touring since 2017 with “The Legend of George Jones, featuring Duane Steele”
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Econoline Crush

Canadian rock veterans Econoline Crush, helmed by inimitable frontman Trevor Hurst, are back! Recording their first full-length album in over a decade, and releasing singles to the world during a global pandemic, nothing will stop Econoline Crush. The rock alumni are ready to hit the stage again with an arsenal of new songs, a modern take on their signature sound, and fresh takes on their chart topping hits. The upcoming documentary film Flatlander sheds a light on what the singer has been doing in the years between live performances and songwriting. It’s an admirable journey from a man who has toured with Alice Cooper, opened for KISS at New York’s Madison Square Garden, and headlined his own tours, but Trevor Hurst is now also a registered psychiatric nurse. Reconciling the pursuit of rock stardom with the desire to connect with people and make a difference, Hurst and Econoline Crush are reemerging a revitalized band, with a deeper sense of purpose. The sound of Econoline Crush is still there, but it’s shifted in direction with their latest effort. “There’s still the industrial sound,” says Trevor, “but it’s drifted towards more modern rock, and at the same time a more organic direction. The songs and their messages are taking a lead role.” Able to adapt, the band is a full-on rock assault with both gritty guitars, and searing electronica, but acoustic, soulful rock is also on the table. In a new era of production as well, Hurst has found with internationally recognized songwriter and producer Ian Smith on the new record, whose vast experience across multiple genres and special attention to detail has allowed Hurst to grow as a songwriter. On the latest efforts by the band, Hurst says “I realized what a great gift was bestowed upon us as a band and as individuals, to have this ability to make music and to entertain. I don’t take this for granted. That’s why everybody in the band feels this is not an opportunity to waste.” HIGHLIGHTS: • Formed in 1992, EC released 4 albums on EMI Music Canada between 1994-2001 including the platinum- selling, JUNO-nominated The Devil You Know (1997) • Frontman Trevor Hurst formed Hurst with ex-Collective Soul guitarist Ross Childress, releasing 2005’s Wanderlust EP • Twice-nominated for a JUNO and performed on the JUNOs in 1998 • Released independent EC albums Ignite (2008), and The People Have Spoken, Vol. 1 (2011). • Song placements on Melrose Place, Psi Factor, and ESPN, and Sony PlayStation game Sled Storm • Shared stages with Alice Cooper, KISS, Foo Fighters, Green Day, The Tea Party, Young Gods, Die Krupps, Stabbing Westward, Buck Cherry, 3Doors Down etc. • Current core band members are Trevor Hurst (vocals/ lyrics), Ziggy Sigmund (guitars, 1997-2002, 2009-present), drummer Dayvid Swart (Todd Kerns Band), and bassist Troy Zak (Bishops Green).
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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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Jason Benoit

Hailing from Fox Island River Newfoundland, country artist Jason Benoit knows what country music’s all about with 4 top 30 hits, a Gold single, and a pair of CCMA awards under his belt. He truly knows how to entertain a crowd with a song, and seeing him perform live reveals the true grit and glory of this Canadian Country crooner. In 2021 Jason released “A Lot About a Little”, which was reviewed as ‘a definite dance hall line-stepper that would sound great at festival after parties’, and a throwback to the glory days of ‘when music sounded like it did back then’. The music video for the single has regularly aired on Stingray’s New Country Video Station, and the song is also spinning on SiriusXM CBC Country. He released the acclaimed Revolution Pt. 1 in 2019 containing fan favorite “Slow Hand” featuring Leah Daniels, which has reached over a million streams. “Slow Hand” also won the 2020 East Coast Music Award for Fans Choice Video of the Year. Jason’s debut Waves, containing the Gold single “Gone Long Gone”, came in 2017 after he won the inaugural CCMA Discovery Atlantic Award in 2016. In his time on stage thus far, Jason Benoit has performed at Boots N’ Hearts, Cavendish Beach Music Festival, and Trackside Music Festivals. He was the only Canadian to perform alongside American country acts at the Rock the Park Music Festival. He has also performed with or opened for many great country artists such as Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Tim Hicks, Aaron Pritchett, Meghan Patrick, The Washboard Union and Brett Kissell. In 2021, Jason is set to perform at the Road to Cavendish All Canadian Country Music Festival in Cavendish, PEI and the Lotbiniere Country Festival in Saint-Agapit, Quebec. HIGHLIGHTS: • Gold Single with “Gone Long Gone” a Top 10 Country single (#7) • 4 Top 30 hits at Country Radio including “Cold Day Comin”, “Crazy Kind of Love”, and “All Wanna Party” • “Slow Hand” was #1 Most Active Indie & #3 Most Downloaded during first week of release • 2020 Winner ECMA Fan’s Choice Video of the Year for “Slow Hand” • First independent Country Artist invited to the 2018 MuchMusic Video Awards • Nominee for 2018 EMCA Best Country Album • Winner of the 2015 CCMA Discovery Award • Nominee for 2015 CCMA Rising Star Award • Top 3 National Finalist in the Sirius XM Top of the Country Contest • Over 40k followers across social media platforms • 700,000+ views on YouTube/Vevo and over 3100 subscribers
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JayWalker

JayWalker bolts onto the scene with a fresh sound that puts their authentic stamp on modern country. Made up of the heartbeat of award-winning Canadian country band Hey Romeo, Darren Gusnowsky and Rob Shapiro combine their natural chemistry formed over a decade of writing and performing together, to create a musical duo that puts the spotlight on their outstanding abilities. As JayWalker, they walk the boundaries of country music to deliver songs that are catchy, heartfelt and original. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS *as Hey Romeo ~ 6x Top 40 charting singles with "Searchin' For You" hitting Top 20 and #1 on country radio in France ~ 2X CCMA Award for Group of The Year ~ 1X Top New Group of the Year ~ 2X ACMA Award for Song of the Year ~ Discovery Award from Music Row Magazine, Nashville, TN ~ Rob Shapiro 5X winner CCMA Keyboard Player of The Year Award ~ Darren Gusnowsky 4X nominee CCMA Guitar Player of the Year ~ Darren Gusnowsky nominee ACMA Musician of The Year in 2017 ~ Countless other nominations for Canadian Country Music Awards, Alberta Country Music Awards, Western Canadian Music Awards, and the Edmonton Music Prize ~ Headlined CityTV national broadcast New Year’s Eve Countdown in Edmonton, to a crowd of 30,000 and 1.8 million across Canada in 2012 ~ Direct support for Alan Jackson, Sugarland, Terri Clark, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Leanne Rimes, Gord Bamford and many more ~ 2X Headliner at The Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas National Finals Rodeo
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Kalsey Kulyk

Kalsey Kulyk has enjoyed a lifelong passion for music, and audiences and critics also hear something special. Mixing effortlessly rich and bright vocals, with lyrics you feel in the guts, makes her sound both fresh and familiar, and perfectly honed for country music. Her debut self-titled album, which delivered impeccable songwriting, classic upbeat country, and heartfelt ballads; premiered at #2 in Canada on iTunes/Apple Music and was nominated for the CCMA's Roots Album of the Year in 2019. Kalsey followed that up as one of 8 artists selected for SirusXM and the CCMA's Top Of The Country program in 2020 through 2021. Her most recent release in 2021, "Better Off" can be heard on streaming platforms everywhere. Raised in Hudson Bay, SK, Kalsey Kulyk got hooked on singing and playing the guitar at a young age. She took part in hundreds of talent shows and competitions, winning her first songwriting competition at age 13. Everything changed in high school when Kalsey fell ill with cancer, though her journey to recovery created songwriting inspiration, and the entire experience solidified Kulyk’s belief in a career in music. With her mind made up, Kalsey’s musical career sped up from there, with the help of Fleetwood Mac producer Richard Dashut, a relocation to Music City, and winning both the Canadian Country Music Association’s Discovery Artist program, and Anthem Entertainment’s (formerly ole) “On the Spot” competition in one day in 2017. Kalsey returned to Nashville with publishing and record deals, and wrote songs with Liz Rose and Phil Barton. Now with an arsenal of songs and a survivor’s determination, Kalsey Kulyk is sharing her passions with the world. In remission for over 10 years, she says “What is life unless you’re doing what you love every single day?” HIGHLIGHTS: ~ Produced by Fleetwood Mac's Richard Dashut ~ Kalsey’s self-titled album has received over 1 Million streams ~ Self-titled Album debuted at #2 album in Canada on iTunes/Apple Music ~ Over 63,000 followers across social media platforms ~ "Damn You Love" https://youtu.be/IjU19MuCdLk video reached over 113,000 views on YouTube in 1 month and hit #8 on CMT for music videos in December 2019 ~ "Bad Liar" https://youtu.be/-BxueC6rmWQ video presented on syndicated networks across the USA (CMT, Heartland, The Country Network, Music Mix USA, CMC Country) ~ Placements with RX Music for videos and singles broadcast at over 200 retail locations in North America ~ Winner of ole/Anthem "On The Spot" and CCMA Discovery Program on same day in 2017
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Karac Hendriks

After closing out last year with a performance of his 2018 hit “This Road Is Mine” at the Alberta Country Music Awards, seven-time nominee Karac Hendriks kicked off 2019 with a new single called “Some People’s Kids”, reaching the Top 100 in the first two weeks of it’s release. Based on songwriters Karac and Drew Gregory’s experiences growing up and becoming parents themselves, the song’s commentary around this oft-spoken saying is a modern country connection with folks of all ages. Produced by Juno award winner Mike Little, “Some People’s Kids” also features one of Karac’s most unique and meaningful ‘birthday gifts’; drums on the single are performed by the iconic Kenny Aronoff (John “Cougar” Mellencamp, John Fogerty, Smashing Pumpkins). Karac Hendriks has worked for many years as a highly sought- after guitarist and harmony vocalist for some of Canada’s biggest country acts. He’s toured with the likes of Gord Bamford and Adam Gregory, but with a dream to take centre stage himself, Karac took a final bow and decided to pursue a solo career in 2016. He kicked off his solo effort in a big way, debuting a self- titled album and spawning two radio singles. Going on to his most recent release, Karac continues to write and record original music and tour his craft while still ocassionally playing as a sideman. Hailing from Alberta and based in Edmonton, Karac Hendriks is often compared to country icons like Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban in both talent and on-stage charisma. Combining his skills on acoustic, electric and lap steel guitar, Karac is an axe- weilding performer that delivers his honest, original songs with dynamic, soulful vocals, both on stage and in studio. HIGHLIGHTS: • “Some People’s Kids” reached the Billboard Canadian Top 100 Country Chart in the first 2 week of release • “This Road is Mine” (2018, written with Clayton Bellamy & producer Mike Little) spent 3 months on the Billboard Canadian Top 100 Country Chart • “Can’t Help Loving You” hit #10 all-genre Most Active Indie in Canada on DMDS • 2018 Alberta Country Music Award (ACMA) nominations for Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Rising Star, and Single of the Year • 2016/2017 ACMA nominations for Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, and Song of the Year • Featured in the Alberta Motor Association “Just A Card” campaign, with his video broadcast throughout the Country Thunder Festival in Calgary, AB. • Top 12 Artist in Project WILD Country 2017 • Performed at major events including the Special Olympic Canada Winter Games Opening Ceremonies, the CFL’s Grey Cup Festival, Alberta Country Music Awards, the Calgary Stampede and Big Valley Jamboree.
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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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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, Big Valley Jamboree, and Dauphin’s CountryFest, 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 (electric guitar), and Krista Wodelet (vocals/drums), has garnered significant accolades in their four short years together, including three CCMA nominations, the 2018 YYC Music Award for Country Recording of the Year, and the 2018 and 2020 Country Music Alberta Awards for Group of the Year.
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Raquel Cole

“A dynamite vocalist, songwriter and guitar slinger to boot!” - American Songwriter The time is now for Raquel Cole. Recently announced as a Top 3 finalist in the Sirius XM “Top of the Country” contest, in partnership with the Canadian Country Music Association, Raquel has also been on the road, recording and writing, and releasing her first single to Canadian country radio, destined to climb the charts. “Think About You” is the perfect introduction to Raquel as an artist, bringing her distinct vocals to the forefront, and the melodies that make her sound feel familiar yet refreshing, in today’s country music landscape. After years on the road with Josh Turner, Scotty McCreery and Brothers Osborne, Raquel Cole is poised and ready with talent, experience and timing. The scene is perfectly set for her to make her mark on Canadian country music. Singing has been Cole’s first love for as long as she can remember acquiring her first guitar at the age of nine Cole started to write songs not long after that. She was inspired by hit songs she heard on the radio from artists like Shania Twain and Bryan Adams, but also from jamming with her dad, a drummer, in the basement learning how to play 70’s rock and roll. Her debut album "Personal Truth" made it’s way to the airwaves in 2018. Throughout 2020, Cole also recorded three songs that she co-wrote, doing all vocals and guitars on the project, as well as adding cello. The result, “The Essence of Me”, was released in August 2020, which has also racked up over 250,000 streams globally. HIGHLIGHTS • Current Top 3 finalist in the Sirius XM 'Top of the Country' contest (in partnership with the CCMA) • Over 450K global digital streams • CCMA 2015 Discovery Award recipient • named by CBC/Radio-Canada as “25 under 25 Musicians Everyone Needs to Know,” alongside Alessia Cara and Shawn Mendes • 2nd place in the Unsigned Only Category of The International Songwriting Competition for her song, "Imogene"
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The Abrams

4th generation in a line of songwriters, performers and recording artists, The Abrams have a hard-earned reputation as seasoned touring veterans. They perform with an explosive energy, honed over 20 years of experience. They’ve performed at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, and embarked on tours across multiple continents from playing community halls in Texas, to a music festival in Israel. With their acceptance of the Daniel Pearl Memorial Violin award in 2006, John and James Abrams were recognized as ambassadors for peace in the Middle East through music. All of this took place before they reached legal driving age, and shows their immense talent and lifelong passion. Their touring career has also influenced their songwriting, and they continue to write and record original country music, and perform it with astonishing vigour and showmanship. Their musical family instilled in them the ability to tell stories that speak to the hearts of their fans. John and James’s most recent songs speak about experiences of love and loss, through good times and tough times, partly drawn from their personal relationships, who support them through the successes and difficulties that come with a touring lifestyle. The result is a new EP called REMINDER; a collection of songs that are both deeply personal, and widely relatable, led by the singles “Sounds Good To Me”, produced by Matt Rovey (Zac Brown Band, Alan Jackson), and the more recent “Good Old Days” produced by award-winning producer Jeff “Diesel” Dalziel, in addition to the band’s own production contributions. While the country duo from Kingston Ontario have gone through many different stages of their career, two things have always been true: their deep and intrinsic love of country music, and the fact that they cannot remember life before they started making country music. It has simply always been there. The Abrams are as authentic as it gets. No gimmicks. No smoke and mirrors. No filters. The Abrams just make good honest music. HIGHLIGHTS: - 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. - 6 x top billed main stage headliners of the Jacob's Ladder Festival in Galilee, Israel. - Have toured the US for 15+ years, headlined 4 UK tours and 2 European tours. - Top 40 charting at Canadian Country Radio with "Fine" - Top 50 charting at Canadian Country Radio with "Champion" - Top 100 charting in the US on Americana Radio with "Northern Redemption" - Top 60 charting on Alt-Rock/Modern Rock Radio in Canada with "Thirteen." - Heavy rotation on CMT in the US and Canada with videos from Northern Redemption album and self-titled EP. - Have been featured multiple times on NPR, BBC, CBC, Bravo, Cosmopolitan, FOX and NBC.
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The Heels

Encouragement and inspiration. Positivity and prowess. Fun and flare. None are in short supply when it comes to high-energy country trio The Heels – and yeah, the music is damn good, too. The creative union of Bobbi Smith, Brittni Dominelli, and Kyla Rawlins was born of a desire to heal through music, and now they’re carrying that mission forward and sharing it with an ever-growing fanbase. Inspired by the chart-topping female and female-fronted country acts that blazed trails before them, The Heels wasted little time composing a catalogue of accessible, relatable, arena-ready country anthems. Their messages of optimism and empowerment are set to a sweet country soundtrack full of monster hooks and magnetic multi-part harmonies on their heralded debut LP, 2018’s Love, Heels. Upon its release in May 2018, they toured the country as radio and media darlings, took to major festival stages like the Calgary Stampede and Sunfest Country Music Festival in Cowichan Valley, BC, and racked up hundreds of thousands of streams across the major platforms. And just a little over a year after dropping their first single, they’d amassed an impressive six nominations for the 2018 BC Country Music Awards in the fall of 2018. And as the ladies tell it, they’re just getting started. From the stage, The Heels deliver a whirlwind of an unforgettable live music experience. Their hard-hitting, high-impact performances have earned them hordes of fans from coast to coast. The three members of The Heels have grown significantly as artists and as people in their short time together, and knowing first-hand how great music and an empowering message can generate positivity and prosperity, they’re compelled to share both with every single person they encounter on their ongoing journey.
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The Legend Of George Jones featuring Duane Steele

ABOUT THE SHOW Be part of a special tribute to the man considered to be the greatest country singer of all time - George Jones. In a career that lasted more than 50 years, “the Possum” evolved from a young honky-tonker to a music icon as he recorded more than 150 albums and became the symbol of traditional country music. His music continues to inspire artists of all genres. Award-winning singer/songwriter Duane Steele and his band will take you on a journey of Jones’ life through stories and songs. Steele will sing the hits of Jones that spanned five decades including his duets with Tammy Wynette to the No. 1 country song of all time “He Stopped Loving Her Today”. You’ll also hear the stories of Jones’ life which echoed the country songs he sang - filled with success, failure, hard-drinking and heartbreak. The Legend of George Jones is a must-see for Jones fans and country fans alike. ABOUT DUANE STEELE Duane Steele is among Canada’s top country recording artists and songwriters with a professional career dating back to 1984. The multi-award winning artist has released five studio albums and one greatest hits album, and has charted multiple singles on the Canadian country singles charts, including the Number One hit “Anita Got Married”. Duane has toured the world headlining his own shows and opening for some of the hottest acts in country music including Shania Twain, Terri Clark, Trisha Yearwood and Sammy Kershaw. Duane’s pure voice and authentic country sound make him the ideal artist to pay tribute to the legendary George Jones.
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The Legendary Life of Tom Petty featuring Clayton Bellamy

ABOUT THE SHOW: Juno award-winning recording artist Clayton Bellamy will take you through an evening of songs and stories from one of the greatest singer/songwriters who ever lived: Tom Petty. Petty sold millions of records and topped the charts with songs like “Learning To Fly, “American Girl” and “Don’t Come Around Here”. From The Heartbreakers, The Travelling Willburys, to his solo material and collaborations with Bob Dylan, George Harrison and Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty’s music has moved generations of listeners. The Legendary Life of Tom Petty is a fully immersive concert and multi-media experience that will take you on a journey through his incredible story, starting with his humble beginnings in Florida to becoming one of the greatest rock and roll icons of all time. Petty’s life is told through powerful music and more powerful stories from the heart-warming to the heartbreaking, delivered passionately and expertly by Bellamy and his talented band. There is simply no better way to experience the music of Tom Petty live! A must-see for Petty fans and rock fans alike. ABOUT CLAYTON BELLAMY: Clayton Bellamy is a JUNO award-winner and a 4-time CCMA Award winning member of the platinum selling country group the Road Hammers. He is also a mesmerizing singer, a spectacular guitar player, the SOCAN songwriter of the year, a producer, and a television host. Bellamy is a Tom Petty super-fan whose own career was influenced by the authenticity and honesty of Petty’s music and lyrics. In The Legendary Life of Tom Petty, Bellamy channels the energy and spirit of Petty in a live performance that is straight from the heart.
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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) • 19 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 290,000 spins & 878 million audience impressions on country radio to date • 2 top 5 hits “Shot of Glory”, and “Country Thunder” • 7 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 • 50 million catalogue streams to date • Over 20 Million streams on Spotify • Over 15 Million streams on Apple Music • Over 10 Million streams on Amazon Music • Over 7.3 Million views on YouTube
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Tristan Horncastle

In a musical landscape filled with track-based, beat-focused country tradition of storytelling with a pure and powerful voice. The Fredericton, New Brunswick native has taken that storytelling ability on to the radio and into people’s hearts with the music he has previously released. As a performer and a songwriter, Tristan continues to prove himself on stages he’s shared with Travis Tritt, Dean Brody, Gord Bamford, Bobby Wills, George Canyon, Dallas Smith, and Aaron Goodvin, among others. Tristan’s first EP, Good Kinda Crazy, produced by Aaron Goodvin led the way to his debut album, A Little Bit of Alright. A Little Bit of Alright, a Top 5 selling album, rendered a Top 40 hit with the title track. Around the release of A Little Bit of Alright, Tristan also earned: • 3 Prix Music New Brunswick Award WINS: Album of the Year, Country Artist of the Year and the Fan’s Choice Award. • CCMA Sirius XM Rising Star nomination • Canadian Radio Music Award nomination, Best New Group or Solo Artist in the Country category His sophomore album, Turnin’ Up a Sundown, reached #1 on the i-Tunes sales chart, also garnering: • Recording of the Year • 5 Prix Music New Brunswick Award nominations: Country Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, SOCAN Song of the Year, Video of the Year and Producer of the Year. Currently Tristan has been spending time in Nashville with producers Greg Bates & Ben Jackson, recording songs for his forthcoming project. Tristan is signed with Sakamoto Agency for booking and Nashville's GrassRoots Promotion for management.
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Young Spirit Singers

Founded in the Frog Lake Cree First Nation, Alberta, Canada, Young Spirit (oskiyak kīsik in Plains Cree) has quickly become one of the most in-demand and respected groups on the Pow-Wow trail and the Round Dance circuit. The group was founded in 2001 and first sang at the Samson Cree First Nation Pow- Wow that same year. Since then the group has never looked back and has traveled ceaselessly throughout Canada and the United States. From its inception the group was created with the goal of empowering Indigenous/Native American/ First Nations youth with music and language. Noted for extensive use of the Plains Cree language in their Round Dance and Pow-Wow songs, Young Spirit view its music as a dynamic catalyst for sustaining Indigenous culture and sharing its importance with the world. Amongst the many singing championships Young Spirit has won over the years, the drum group earned the 2013 and 2018 Worldwide Championship title at the Gathering of Nations Pow-Wow in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Their album Mewsinsational – Cree Round Dance Songs earned them an Indigenous Music Award for Best Hand Drum Album in 2018. The same album received a nomination in the Best Regional Roots category at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. Young Spirit created a viral media sensation when they performed one of their acclaimed Round Dance songs live on the Grammy red carpet, taking Indigenous music to a place that it had never been shared before. According to Young Spirit’s drum keeper Jacob Faithful, the group is most happy when they have their families and kids singing and traveling with the group. The group can sum up much of its outlook with this statement - “Life is precious and we all have a choice about how we use our time here on Mother Earth.”
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