Brothers Cory and Jeff Papineau have made a life out of turning lemons into lemonade and with that in mind, the Ottawa-born country music duo’s name, Lemon Cash, is perfect for them. The singer-songwriters come together with a lifetime of musical pursuit, shared experiences (good and bad), and a love of everything they put into their music. The brothers hail from a musical family – singing, writing and performing together (even for the answering machine) years before forming Lemon Cash, initially as an alt rock cover band. At the urging of their family, Cory and Jeff made the move to country (keeping some of the rock edge where it’s needed). With artists like Patsy Cline, George Jones, George Strait, Dolly Parton, Tim McGraw and Garth […]
// by Larry Delaney // (Born: March 20, 1937 – London, Ontario) (#57 in the Ontario Pioneers Series) Tommy Hunter has affectionately been dubbed “The Country Gentleman”, thanks largely to a legion of fans he developed through his 27 years of hosting “The Tommy Hunter TV Show” on CBC-TV (1965- 1992). Many of the faithful who followed him on the television show also attended his concerts during his almost-annual tours across Canada. The TV show was unceremoniously cancelled by CBC after 27 years, to the dismay of his fans, who petitioned the CBC for its return, to no avail. Several seasons of the show were also televised on The Nashville Network. At its peak in Canada, the show was drawing a weekly audience in excess […]
Such a pleasure to have Alli Walker on the podcast to chat about her new single “Country Music” written by Alli, Dustin Bird & Brian John Harwood. Originally from PEI, Alli moved to Toronto at age 19 in search of more music opportunities. She released her debut album The Basement Sessions: What I’ve Learned So Far in 2019 and called her sound “Conscious Country” and “Mindful Music”. In 2021, after having over a Million views on TikTok of the “Country Music” demo and endless posts raving about it, Alli knew she had to record and release the song. “I wanted the production, storytelling and emotion of this song to feel as nostalgic as it does when listening to some of the songs we mention in […]
This month, our feature video from Patrice Whiffen at Country Music Junkies profiles Canadian country music singer/songwriter, Mackenzie Leigh Meyer! The Hamilton, Ontario native talks about her brand new single, “Dial Tone,” – and we can’t get enough! We got the inside scoop about the story behind the song, Mackenzie’s favourite ‘song baby’ from her Dive Bar Diva EP and what’s up next for this rising star! For more information about Country Music Junkies, visit www.countrymusicjunkies.com.
With a natural talent for telling stories through music, rising Canadian country artist Jade Turner continues to share and support the Indigenous culture that inspires her. Recognized for her original songwriting and stunning music videos, the member of Misipawistik Cree Nation has already established a diverse audience attracted to her energetic stage presence and singles like “Somehow Someone,” “Hangover Blues,” and “Worth.” “I can only have my own stories, so if I want the music to be true to me, it all has to be coming from my point of view. The stories I tell will be different but I feel we’re all the same in different ways,” she says. “In the communities where I grew up, we’re storytellers and we’ve always been storytellers. Country […]
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