October 6, 2016

Artist of the Month: Doc Yates

  Raised in the country outside of Woodstock, ON, Doc Yates grew up living the life that we hear about in our favourite songs. And that life is reflected in his own music as Yates paves his way in the industry. Now in Ottawa, and having developed his own sound – labeled Soul Country, Yates and the Kings Evil are dedicated to making their music the way they want to and the results are a whole lot of fun. Tracks like Four Fingers Of Whiskey and All That I Needed are great listens (find them on his website now), combining lyrics and musicianship to make toe-tapping songs that will make you want more. And more is coming… Doc Yates is working on his first full […]
October 5, 2016

Ontario CCMA Awards Winners

Congratulations to all Ontario CCMA Awards 2016 winners! Ontario had a strong showing at Country Music Week in London last month, and the CCMA Awards were no exception. Congratulations to everyone who walked away with an award. 2016 CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME ARTIST INDUCTEE Murray McLauchlan 2016 SLAIGHT MUSIC HUMANITARIAN AWARD Mike Stevens CCMA DISCOVERY AWARD  Eric Ethridge FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Shane Guse GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR Jason Barry SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT PLAYER OF THE YEAR Shane Guse – Mandolin STEEL GUITER PLAYER OF THE YEAR Ed “Pee Wee Charles” Ringwald MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET) Amanda Kingsland – CKBY FM – Ottawa, ON MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM OR SMALL MARKET) Paul Ferguson – CHCQ FM – […]
October 5, 2016

CCMA 2016 Showcase at Bull & Barrel in London

Photo credits: Barry Roden