October 22nd, 2014 | Comments off
Hailing from the prairie province of Manitoba, Doc Walker is one of Canada’s most
renowned country music bands. With a career spanning over two decades Doc Walker
first emerged onto the scene with the release of their debut album Good Day to Ride in
Since then, Doc Walker has released six award-nominated albums and has earned 12
Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards. With the release of their highly
successful album Beautiful Life in 2008, Doc Walker swept up the awards scene,
winning the CCMA Award’s coveted Fans’ Choice Award along with the award for
Album, Single, and Songwriters’ of the Year. This album’s success continued in 2009,
winning a JUNO Award for Country Recording of the Year.
With over 30 hit singles and twenty years of headlining on both national and international stages, Doc Walker has established themselves as a legendary Canadian country music
act. Recognized as one of the hardest working bands in the business, it is their passion for creating and performing music that fans adore which has set Thorsteinson and Wasyliw
apart from other artists in the industry.
Recording their latest installment at Noble Street Studios in Toronto, ON and the famous Blackbird Studio in Nashville, TN the band had the pleasure of working with awardwinning
producers Gavin Brown (Metric, The Tragically Hip, Barenaked Ladies) and Justin Niebank (Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, Eli Young Band). The 8th, which happens to be
their eighth studio album will be released on Tuesday, October 21st and features the Top 10 hit “Put It Into Drive”, the up-tempo “Shake It Like It’s Saturday Night”, and the
latest track “That’s How I Like It”, an homage to both Thorsteinson and Wasyliw’s wives.
In the fall of 2014 Doc Walker, one of Open Road Recordings finest, will hit the road for the cross-Canada Bands on the Run tour featuring label mates The Road Hammers and
U.S. act Blackjack Billy for what is sure to be the most talked about party tour of the year!
October 15th, 2014 | Comments off
High Valley is a Canadian country music duo composed of brothers Brad and Curtis Rempel. Originally from a small community near the town of La Crete, Alberta the Rempel brothers broke onto the country music scene as a trio in 2007 with their brother Bryan, who was a band member until March 2014. Winners of 10 GMA Canada Covenant Awards and the 2013 CCMA Award for Interactive Artist of the Year, High Valley has earned many accolades over the course of their short yet impressive music career. They have also garnered multiple CCMA Award and JUNO Award nominations. Sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in the industry the duo recently opened for legendary country music artist Shania Twain at the 2014 Calgary Stampede. Their third studio album County Line was released on Tuesday, October 14th via Open Road Recordings/Universal Music Canada.
October 8th, 2014 | Comments off
Chad Brownlee (MDM Recordings Inc.) has had a showcase year in the country music world, recently topping things off with a 2012 Canadian Country Music Award (CCMA) nomination for Male Artist of the Year, and announcing his performance spot on the live national CBC TV broadcast of the awards show on Sept. 9, 2012. Since the release of his new album Love Me Or Leave Me on February 14, 2012, the talented singer-songwriter has shown the industry that his place in country music is on the rise; quite literally as he was also the recipient of the 2011 Rising Star Award at the CCMA’s. With his mesmerizing live performances, in addition to his rugged good looks, Brownlee has increasingly been stealing the hearts of his fans as he continues to tour across Canada this summer. He recently announced a new partnership with the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation, visiting camps throughout Canada and leading music workshops with the campers.
Brownlee recently shot his new video at the Salt Flats in California for the new single “Listen”, to be release on July 28, 2012 to Canadian country radio and the video exclusively on CMT Canada. His current single “Smoke In The Rain” reached #8 on BDS Country Spins and #8 on BDS Country Audience. Additionally, his first single “Love Me Or Leave Me” cracked top 10, reaching #8 on the BDS Country Spins and #10 on BDS Country Audience.
Before he picked up a guitar to hit the road rocking out on stages across Canada, Brownlee was performing on ice as a former NHL hockey star, who was a 6th round draft pick for the Vancouver Canucks in 2003. His gift for songwriting was acknowledged when he was nominated for the NCAA Hockey Humanitarian Award for his song “The Hero I See” in his fourth year at Minnesota State University. The song contributed to raising thousands of dollars for the Anthony Ford Foundation, and arguably kicked off his soon to be career shift into the country music realm.
Following a strong response to Brownlee’s self-titled debut album in August 2010, he was nominated for the 2010 CCMA Rising Star Award and took home the 2010 Canadian Country Music Conference Best New Artist Showcase Award. In addition to these commendable achievements, several of Brownlee’s singles have reached considerable success including Day After You that broke into CMT’s Chevy Cross Canada Countdown Top 10! Chad Brownlee’s outstanding display of accolades and intoxicating musical talent truly affirms he is a Canadian artist to watch as his young career continues to explode.