One year ago, the James Barker Band took a giant leap forward in their country music career when they won the SiriusXM Emerging Artists Showcase contest.
That win gave them the opportunity to play on the main stage at the Boots & Hearts festival before superstar Thomas Rhett played his set. That performance put them in front of thousands of country music fans, and this August, the band will be back at Boots and Hearts to play the main stage on Sunday afternoon.
In the 12 months since that big win, the boys of the James Barker Band (James Barker, Taylor Abram, Connor Stephen, and Bobby Martin) have been plenty busy. They’ve played shows all over the province, including CMT Music Fest and the Boots and Hearts Showcase in Toronto during Canadian Music Week. We saw those shows, and let us tell you this: these boys know how to entertain a crowd. With a mix of their own songs, covers and medleys, the James Barker Band leaves it all on stage every time they take it.
The band have also released their first major label single to radio and it is one of our favourite country songs for the summer of 2016.
Lawn Chair Lazy has been picked up and played by radio stations all over the province, and its good times vibe has had country music lovers singing and dancing and tapping their feet in cars, at parties and probably, in the office. Written by James Barker, Travis Wood and Gavin Slate, and released by Universal Music Canada, Lawn Chair Lazy is a great start to the radio career of the James Barker Band – and we’re guessing it’s just a taste of what the boys are preparing to release soon.
After Boots and Hearts, the band continues a busy schedule that includes performances at the Bobcaygeon Craft Beer Festival, Kinmount Fair, Lindsay Fair, Winding Roads Country Festival, Wallacetown Fair, and the Bobcaygeon Fair Dance. Stay tuned to the band’s website for more dates in the future.
And keep up with the James Barker Band on their social media channels for all of the latest news, photos, and video!
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