November 26th, 2014 | Comments off
To Dallas Smith, country music has always been about the “special combination of a voice and song.” After spending nearly 10 years fronting Default, Smith is stepping out on his own, into the world of Country.
While in Nashville, Smith worked with acclaimed songwriter/producer Zac Maloy (Carrie Underwood, James Blunt), Grammy nominated songwriter Rodney Clawson, and Chris Tompkins (Carrie Underwood). The album is being produced by Joey Moi, who co-produced Jake Owen’s latest album, including his fastest-rising #1 single “Barefoot Blue Jean Night”.
“I’ve always chosen and written songs with challenging vocals that I love to sing,” Smith says, while explaining what new, and devoted fans can expect to hear with his upcoming album.
November 20th, 2014 | Comments (0)
Jake Mathews (born Jacques Lagrandeur in 1971 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada) is a country music singer, songwriter and performer.
Jake’s self-titled debut CD (Jake Mathews) garnered six nationally charted hits: “I’ll Do You One Better,” “Try Again Tomorrow,” “That’s How Long,” “Rush,” “I’m Gone” and “There Ain’t No Such Thing.”
His second CD, Time After Time, released in 2004, was voted Best Album by Country Music News. Singles released from the album include the title track, “Signs of You Everywhere,” “Kings For A Day” and “Arizona On My Mind.”
Although he is the younger brother of Gil Grand, he has established a music career in his own right. In 2006, Jake and Gil joined forces for “Raise the Roof,” a tour that took them from B.C. to Ontario, raising awareness of Ronald McDonald House Charities.
November 12th, 2014 | Comments off
Born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Tristan’s musical expedition started at the early age of six when he would sing solos at his local Church on Sundays and started to play guitar at the age of 11.
Growing up in a small community Tristan’s life, personal experiences and strong family values would inevitably find themselves embedded in some of his songwriting.
Tristan has grown up with the musical influences and aspirations of one day following in the footsteps of his idols Alan Jackson, Waylon Jennings and Brooks and Dunn.
Tristan along with his band members Matt Mazerolle (lead guitar), Andrew Kenney (Bass) and Jody Vincent (drums) have performed with some of the biggest names in country music such as The Stampeders, Confederate Railroad, Dean Brody, George Canyon, Jimmy Rankin and most recently at opened for Travis Tritt.
Recently, Tristan signed with Royalty Records Inc. and released his 1st single “Little Bit of Alright”, climbed the Canadian country music charts peaking at #33 on Mediabase.
Tristan recently released his 2nd single “That Was Before” and his new album “A Little Bit of Alright” is coming out on Royalty Records/Sony Music Entertainment.
Newfoundland born to a family of musicians, Quentin Reddy wrote his first song at age seven and taught himself guitar by age nine. Primed for the stage landing an enviable top two slot on the popular CMT singing competition series ‘Big In A Small Town’, Quentin Reddy feels he is up to the challenge of pursuing his dream in country music.
Now based in Alberta, Canada his music has earned him nominations for Male Vocalist and Fan’s Choice at both the 2012 and 2013 Association of Country Music in Alberta Awards. He has co-written with respected Canadian and Nashville tunesmiths, with his first two singles, “Rest For My Body” and “Beautiful Crazy Life” each spending 15 weeks on the Canadian country charts. The music video for his singles “Closer” and “Beautiful Crazy Life” even aired on CMT Canada. Quentin has toured throughout Canada and the U.S. opening for acts such as Dallas Smith and Chad Brownlee on the Boys of Fall Tour, as well as Tara Oram, Dean Brody, Julian Austin and April Wine.
This Canadian has a raw country style combining country rock with a little bit of folk. From pavement pounding up-tempos to gravelly introspective ballads, this singer/songwriter is one passionate entertainer, and can easily capture the emotions of the audience with the connections he makes while onstage. From ballads about irreplaceable love, to melodies about everyday life and paying the bills, Quentin’s music is refreshingly relatable.
“If I can sit down and tell a story, even if it’s just for myself or my family, that is what has always been important to me,” Quentin said. “It’s that connection with people that I seek out almost every night I go on stage. Sometimes it’s hard in pubs, but I cut through it, and I have those moments of divine-ness.” [ read more ]