May 20th, 2015 | Comments off
The band is the brainchild of Jason McCoy, the 2004 Canadian Country Music Association Male Vocalist of The Year. The idea was born out of Jason’s desire to develop a new project where he could sing a style of music which formed him as an artist, while paying tribute to the men and women who call the highways of the world their home.
Jason found kindred spirits in Alberta’s Clayton Bellamy whose rough n’ ready vocals provide the soulful fuel that kicks the Hammers into overdrive and Chris Byrne whose smooth high harmonies and solid bass lines are both the foundation and finishing touches which define the distinctive sound that is The Road Hammers.
The band has recorded a charged mix of truckin’ classics and new originals. Songs like “Girl On The Billboard”, “East Bound and Down”, and Little Feat’s classic “Willin”, find a new and vibrant life along side infectious fresh tunes like “Overdrive”, “Keep On Truckin” and the autobiographical flagship anthem “I’m A Road Hammer”.
With songs that explore the universal themes of losin’, lovin ‘and livin’ -all delivered in an amazingly fierce package – this fleet of melodic mayhem will haul in music fans across the country with its appeal! This is the definitive and ultimate driving album.
CMT (Country Music Television) Canada could see the writing on the wall and approached the band early on about documenting the making of the album. Over the past 12 months a CMT crew has been following the ups and downs of The Road Hammers’ journey and the coming together of this exceptional project. The footage will air in six one-hour prime time episodes starting in early April. This documentary-reality series will not only expose you to the music, it will get you in gear for the truckin’ lifestyle.
A killer album, a revved up prime time TV series and an energetic live show, The Road Hammers get out there and work it hard. This is more than just a remarkable band – this is a musical experience. Strap yourself in and hang on; the ride is just beginning for The Road Hammers!
May 12th, 2015 | Comments (0)
Canadian born and bred Aaron Pritchett, has proven himself to be one of the hardest working and sought after artists in the business. With numerous top hits, music videos, tours with Alan Jackson, Toby Keith and Brooks & Dunn, Aaron has gained a significant following across Canada. Over his career he has earned many accolades and awards, including a CCMA for Independent Male Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year in 2007 for the anthem, “Hold My Beer”. His passion and intensity on stage coupled with his unwavering dedication to fans sets him apart from other acts and has helped solidify his success.
His 5th album, released last fall, touches on more serious themes with songs like “Coming Clean” and “ She’s Goin’ Somewhere “ but also brings back the high energy, rock and roll sound everyone loves in songs like “Pinch” and “Light It Up”. For the first time, Aaron is overseeing all aspects; writing or co-writing almost every song, ensuring a true depiction of the kind of music that he’s always wanted to make. The album will be appropriately named “In The Driver’s Seat,” because for the first time in Aaron’s career, he is calling the shots and making sure the fans get what they want.
Growing up in small-town Northern BC, Aaron drew his earliest musical influences from 80’s Rock, but the transition to country music came naturally, “It was based on being able to relate to the stories that country songs told. Those stories were a lot like mine. I was going fishing, camping, and riding buses to hockey tournaments in even smaller towns than my own, life was a lot more country than rock and roll. That down-home feel that resonated with me is what I strive to convey in my music today.”
Still there is no doubt that his 80’s rock roots have had a major influence on Aarons performances. All that head banging he did as a kid shines through when he whips a stadium full of chanting fans into a frenzy while hammering out “Hold My Beer” or “Lets Get Rowdy.”
All of this paired with Aaron’s passion and drive to keep playing has created one of the most exciting shows in the country music industry.
May 7th, 2015 | Comments off
Chad Brownlee (born July 12, 1984 in Kelowna, British Columbia) is a Canadian country music artist and ice hockey defenceman. Brownlee was a draft pick for the Vancouver Canucks in 2003, going in the sixth round #190th overall. After four years of playing for the NCAA’s Minnesota State-Mankato Mavericks, Brownlee made his pro debut with the ECHL’s Idaho Steelheads in 2007. Following a series of injuries, he turned his attention to music the following year. His first single, “The Best That I Can (Superhero)”, was released in November 2009. Brownlee’s self-titled debut album, produced by Mitch Merrett, was released in August 2010.