July 29th, 2015 | Comments (0)
Paul Rennée Belobersycky (born July 21, 1972) is a Canadian country music artist, known professionally as Paul Brandt. Growing up in Calgary, he was a pediatric RN at the time of his big break. In 1996, he made his mark on the country music charts with the single “My Heart Has a History,” propelling him to international success and making him the first male Canadian country singer to reach to the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in the United States since Hank Snow, who last charted a Top 10 hit when “Hello Love” hit #1 in 1974. Brandt is married to Elizabeth Peterson, who can be seen in some of his music videos, and heard singing background on his CDs. Brandt’s music has been used by Dave Matthews and Johnny Cash on the We Were Soldiers soundtrack, a duet of the song written by Paul Brandt and Steve Rosen called “For You.”
July 23rd, 2015 | Comments off
Larry is an established artist in the Canadian Country Music industry and has been touring Canada performing for over 14 years. He has been a featured guest on several television programs such as Canada in the Rough, Fins and Skins the Red Green Show and Snowmobiler TV.
In addition Larry has been included in several profiled events, including opening for acts such as Brooks and Dunn, Terri Clark, Tim McGraw, Johnny Reid, Crystal Shawanda and has performed at the Country Music Awards in Edmonton in 2010 part of the Industry Brunch Awards. [more]
Growing up in a small community in New Brunswick 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 have performed with some of the biggest names in country music such as The Stampeders, Confederate Railroad, Dean Brody, George Canyon, Jimmy Rankin and Travis Tritt to name a few.
Tristan’s current album “A Little Bit of Alright” came out on Royalty Records/Sony Music Entertainment Canada in 2014 with rave reviews, chart topping singles and the title track recently received a Canadian Radio Music Award nomination. This has helped pave the way to a bright career ahead for Tristan. With a 3rd album underway, it’s full steam ahead for this east coast country artist.
As one of the most dynamic and interesting new country music talents, Marquardt possesses a singing voice that is second to none, a songwriting talent as big as his size, and a swagger on stage of a seasoned rock star. These formidable qualities are also the reason why he has quickly amassed a support team of leading industry players, including the Sakamoto Agency, O’Reilly International Management, and On Ramp Records. [more]
Hailing from Newfoundland on Canada’s East Coast, Singer/Songwriter “Jason Benoit” is one of Canada’s hottest new country artists. Jason exploded onto the scene in 2013 with his soulful rendition of Armin Van Buuren’s dance hit “This is What it Feels Like”. In 2014, Jason inked his very first label deal with newly formed JV Records/SONY MUSIC CANADA and shortly after broke into the top 30 on the Canadian Country Billboard Chart with the extremely catchy, “Crazy Kinda Love”. This year, in 2015, his third single, “Gone Long Gone” is climbing the charts and has already achieved top 30 status. He is currently recording his first album which is expected to be released in early 2016. Jason is starting to become a well known name on the country music scene here in Canada. Expect to hear a lot more from him for years to come.
July 9th, 2015 | Comments off
The remote hometown and the unique upbringing seem a magic combination for the music coming from High Valley in 2015. These two young men are making what the music industry in Nashville has called “singular,” “seminal,” and “a perfect mix of radio, revision, and respect.” Brad and Curtis Rempel like to call it “popgrass.” Growing up on a 1,400-acre farm in the far-northern reaches of Alberta, with music, farming and family as the basis of their entertainment, their musical language was formed at a very young age. When they started out, the Rempel brothers booked as many gigs as they could, playing cover songs to audiences near and far. During these formative years, High Valley became a buzz-worthy act in Canada’s outlying areas.
“We made music, we played hockey, we worked on the farm, and we never spent our lives thinking about how much we needed or wanted to be somewhere else,” Brad recalls. “Our parents took us outside, and we had a blast being creative and making our own entertainment. I think it was very beneficial for us to have been raised out there.”
The band held their first recording session in Nashville in 2001 and subsequently spent a lot of time on the road. After signing to Eaglemont Entertainment in 2007 and enlisting country music legend Paul Brandt to produce their self-titled Canadian label debut, High Valley started to gain traction across North America.
Throughout their music career, High Valley has earned many accolades including 10 GMA Canada Covenant Awards, multiple CCMA Award and JUNO Award nominations and the 2013 CCMA Award for Interactive Artist of the Year. They’ve opened up for several major acts including Little Big Town, Alan Jackson, and Shania Twain mostly recently for both of her shows at the 2014 Calgary Stampede.
High Valley’s latest release, County Line, was recorded and produced by Billboard Producer of the Year Seth Mosley in Franklin, TN and features songs co-written by Brad Rempel, Ben Stennis (Jason Aldean, Chase Rice, Tim Hicks), Fred Wilhelm (Faith Hill, Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town) and award-winning Canadian country music songwriter Deric Ruttan. After recording roughly 50 demo tracks for the new album, High Valley enlisted help from their fans and gave them the opportunity to vote for the 10 songs that would make the cut.
The final product resulted in an album that incorporates bluegrass, classic country and Mosley’s pop influences, which Brad and Curtis describe as ‘pop-grass’. A few of the unique tracks that can be heard on the album include “Make You Mine” featuring their musical hero Ricky Skaggs, country music anthem “County Line” and the album’s first single “Rescue You”. According to Brad and Curtis, the album “represents a more fun, energetic side of High Valley that fans have always seen live but never heard on our albums.”
The title track off of the new album saw huge success on the music charts in 2014, it was selected as a “Highway Find” on Sirius XM’s The Highway and the track sky-rocketed to the Top 5. “County Line” also holds the record as the longest running Top 10 hit on the Canadian country music charts in 2014. This past fall they set out on their first headlining tour across Canada, in support of County Line, which saw them perform in 26 cities from coast to coast.
Consequently, if every year from here on out is anything like 2014 High Valley is destined to become one of the most accomplished country music acts in the business!