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In The News (August 2022)

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CMAOntario Impact Award Recipient Carroll Baker Buys Nova Scotia Church

Canada’s first lady of country music now owns her hometown church.

Country music artist Carroll Baker grew up in the community of Port Medway. A regular at the Port Medway Baptist Church.

Baker recently purchased the property and transformed it in the process.

The Carroll Baker Mem’ries Centre is set to open to the public this weekend, and the country star says she hopes the building will bring as much joy to others as it has to her.

“You’re getting basically a free show,” she said. “It’s a great place, not just because my things are in here, but because the building is so important.”

(Full Story: CTV News)

Have You Checked Out On The Porch With Front Porch Music?

On The Porch with Front Porch Music is a podcast dedicated to connecting Canadian country artists to their fans on a new level.

Talking to your favourite country artists, and introducing you to artists you maybe haven’t heard about yet, join hosts Logan and Jenna as they sit down with talented artists in Canadian country music.

Some guests have included SACHA, Taylor-Rae, River Town Saints, Hunter Brothers, and more.

Catch up on the latest episodes of On The Porch with Front Porch Music here

(Source: Member Submission)

Rosewood Ave’s Brand New Single, “Whatcha Gonna Do”, Out Now!

Rooted deep in the true north of Ontario, country duo Rosewood Ave take small town dreams to the next level. In 2021, this husband and wife country duo introduced themselves to the Country scene with a bang after having recorded with none other than Grammy nominated and multiple CMA award winning Nashville producer Garth Fundis (Trisha Yearwood, Sugarland, Keith Whitley). With the support of Willow Sound Records, the duo released their two debut singles Fool for Love and Broke written by Nashville hit writers such as Doug Johnson and Shane McAnally. Rosewood Ave has promised a string of new singles coming up and are kicking things off with a great summer jam, Whatcha Gonna Do. The husband and wife duo continue to impress and turn heads as they set sights on taking their music to the next level. Be sure to follow along for the latest releases and performances.

For more information, visit

(Source: Member Submission)

Justine Chantale Muses “What’s The Point” with Latest Release

One of the most promising artists in Canada’s up-and-coming music scene, Justine Chantale has been described as the small-town girl with the big voice, and even bigger heart.

After all, for this Stratford chanteuse, music has been a driving force for as long as she can remember.

“I started singing when I was eight, in the school choir — but I never really got into playing guitar or taking voice lessons until later on,” she explained. “It wasn’t until I stumbled upon an open mic that I really realized what I could do.”

And while the would-be singer/songwriter had been unsure about which direction her career might, mom and dad had already set her on an epic path of inspiration, one paved with a mutual love of country music and classic rock.

“I grew up listening to a lot of country, my mom was into musicians like Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, while my dad was all about CCR and Blue Rodeo,” she said with a smile. “That appreciation really created a lot of diversity in the kind of music that would influence me down the line. I’m pretty lucky that way.”

Now, showcasing a blend of country and pop, Justine has continued to make a name for herself across the region, not only hitting the stage during Country Music Week at the 2016 Canadian Country Music Association Awards in London, Ont., opening for landmark artists including Jess Moskaluke, Chad Brownlee and Bobby Wills, but a number of venues including London Music Hall and Trackside Music Festival, as well as recently opening for The Proud Sons at London’s downtown staple, Rum Runners and Lonestar at The London Music Hall.

“What’s The Point”, is a break up anthem written by Justine and fellow up and coming country artist, Patrick James Clark about finding the ‘why’ for a relationship that’s on the rocks. It’s direct, no-nonsense and honest lyrics with a powerful vocal performance describes the challenges and hope in deciding whether a relationship is worth saving or not. “What’s The Point” is Justine’s first single since the release of her second EP, ‘Starting Today” and was produced by CMAOntario nominated producers, The Agenda.

(Source: Member Submission)


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