January 2019

January 22, 2019

Artist of the Month: Gabrielle Goulet

Award-winning Franco-Ontarian country artist Gabrielle Goulet has already been making a name for herself in her young career, and she’s just getting started. With two albums and two EPs to her name, and more new music on the way, Goulet has caught the ears and attention of fans and critics. 2012’s self-titled EP, 2013’s Papillon, 2016’s Ton garage, and 2017’s Elle sait all do an excellent job of showing off her singing and songwriting. And as further proof of her prowess, she was named the 2015 Best Female Artist award winner at the Prix Trille Or, and won the 2016 SOCAN Song of the Year award for her song, Juste Toi. Elle sait was also nominated for Country Album of the Year at the 2017 […]
January 22, 2019

Ontario’s Country Music Pioneers: Anita Perras

Born: March 17, 1960 – Sudbury, Ontario (by Larry Delaney) As a 16-year-old in her hometown of Sudbury, Ontario, Anita Perras made her recording debut featured on the Cheyenne Records LP Irwin Prescott & Friends, performing the songs Please Mr. Star and For The First Time. During her formative music career years, Anita often crossed paths and shared stages with another rising Canadian artist: Shania Twain. In the late 70’s, Anita met and married songwriter Tim Taylor (of Bowmanville, Ontario) and they teamed up to form the duo Tim Taylor & Anita Perras (the act was also frequently billed as Anita Perras & Tim Taylor). The duo released three albums on the Snocan, Tailspin and Savannah labels, and charted a number of hit singles, including […]
January 22, 2019

In The Country with Dave Woods: One On One With Emily Clair

Congratulations on your new single, Running On Empty. Tell us a bit of the story behind it. Running on Empty was one of the first songs I wrote… actually, to be exact, the second. I never knew I could write lyrics until I was in a very vulnerable place, so this song is personal to me. This song is about giving everything you had in a relationship to try and make it work, but being left with nothing more to give, and that’s what the lyrics ” I got nothing left of me, do you ever just feel like you’re running on empty,” mean. When I write music, my lyrics are relatable; I write to connect with the listener on an emotional level. How young […]
January 22, 2019

Patrice’s Pick: Ashlynne Vince

This month, our feature video from Patrice Whiffen at Country Music Junkies profiles Canadian country music artist, Ashlynne Vince! The Welland, Ontario native, who now calls Nashville home, talks about her single, “Love You Anyway.” Ashlynne talks about her songwriting style, and what fans can expect from her moving forward. Check out Ashlynne Vince’s website here: https://www.ashvince.ca/. For more on Country Music Junkies, visit www.CountryMusicJunkies.com.  Listen to the exclusive interview with Ashlynne Vince below:  About Patrice: To Patrice Whiffen, country music is a lifestyle. As the appropriately deemed, “Country Music Junkie,” she strives to share her passion for country music with the world. As a radio broadcaster with an inside view of the world of country music, Patrice currently works with radio stations across Ontario to bring listeners […]
January 22, 2019

In The News (January 2019)

This section of the newsletter is comprised of news stories, press releases and links to Internet articles that are sent in by our members who believe they will be of general interest to the membership.  We include them as a courtesy to our members but do not verify or edit their content.  Their inclusion does not constitute an endorsement by the CMAOntario nor do their contents reflect the views or opinions of the CMAOntario. If you would like to have something included in the newsletter, please send us a short synopsis, a photo or graphic and the hotlink that can be included in the news listing. Submissions can be sent to verle@cmaontario.ca. Please make sure the Subject Line reads “For inclusion in the CMAOntario Newsletter”. […]


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