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In The News (December)

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.

Cold Creek County on Tour with Old Dominion

Cold Creek County is hitting the road in 2018, opening for Old Dominion, alongside The Washboard Union, for the Canadian leg of their Happy Endings World Tour.

Tour kicks off February 1 in Regina, Saskatchewan and tickets are on sale now.

Check out www.coldcreekcounty.com for details on tour dates and more.

Fresh off the success of their lead single “Homemade” from the EP of the same name, Cold Creek County is readying their new single “This Town Is You” for radio.

“This Town is You” reflects on the one that got away. “It’s the story of a guy who was in love with somebody in a specific little town,” says Cold Creek’s Doug Oliver. “The guy has moved on but every time he comes back through that little town he’s constantly reminded of that time he’s spent with that person that he loves.”

Listen for the track at radio now!

Friday Live inside Studio 89!

Country artists are given the opportunity to showcase their talent live on Country 89!   Friday mornings  artists give an acoustic performance and let our listeners know where they are playing, what they are up to, and have some fun in the process!

Tim Hicks, Nice Horse and local artist Brad Battle are just some of the artists who’ve been through Studio 89!

We also open our studio for Country artists who aren’t from Niagara to showcase their talents.  It’s our love of local talent and country music that has given way for Friday Live on Country 89! 

For more information or to book us a visit, please contact Peter Morena at pmorena@country89.com.

Danny Sylvestre Releases Newest Single “I Quit!”

Ottawa’s Danny Sylvestre is a high energy singer / songwriter and performer. He released his self penned “Tailgate Songs” in 2016 and released his newest single “I Quit” in October 2017. A supporter of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) – a world-class centre providing leading-edge treatment and care for children and youth – and as ambassador for the Sing Out for CHEO! fundraising event recently held in Ottawa, Danny has pledged that from October 21, 2017 to January 1, 2018 all proceeds from the download of “I Quit!” will be donated to the CHEO Foundation. The single is now available at CD Baby, iTunes and more. To hear “I Quit!”, check out the following links:


Dani Strong Looks After “Family”

The surname says it all… Strong… passionate… a firm believer in what she does, and with whom and for whom she does it. Dani Strong has been called a country music artist with a magnificent stage presence, one who ropes you into her performance and makes you part of the story she’s telling.

But first, she says, there has to be the story to tell.

“I’m a songwriter first,” Dani tells BarrieToday, a week and change before she and her band play the KICX-FM Radio for Cardiology concert, “and to me, a songwriter is a storyteller… and country music takes pride in its storytelling.”

Full story: Barrie Today

Award winning recording artist and founder of Willow Sound Records, Tara Shannon collaborates with local Ottawa talent for a Willow Wonderland album

Award-winning singer and songwriter Tara Shannon launches her first holiday album Willow Wonderlandthe first collaborative project made alongside the talented Ottawa-based artists under her personal record label, Willow Sound Records. Released on November 28, the album puts a spin on your favourite holiday classics, bridging the sounds of country, indie and pop to help fans gear up for the winter season. The Willow Sound artist lineup features indie-pop artists Kyle Ivan and Chantal Hackett along with singer-songwriter Kae Shelby, country singers Tara ShannonSam Timmins, and Canadiana folk singer Jessica Pearson and The East Wind, performing personal renditions to hits like “Feliz Navidad”, “The Christmas Song”, “Please Come Home for Christmas” and “Mary” (preview of songs here).

Willow Wonderland is available on all digital downloading and streaming platforms including Apple MusicSpotify and Deezer.

The Lovelocks’ ‘Staycation’ hits 125,000 streams

The Lovelocks’ ‘Staycation’ officially hit 125,000 streams on December 5th across all platforms and it’s not even available at radio yet!

This calls for a C-E-L-E-B-R-A-T-I-O-N!!

THANK YOU for streaming the song on Spotify, Apple Music and Google Play + adding it to playlists + loving on it like crazy. We adore you — AND we made a FUN THING to celebrate!!

Watch the just released lyric video here!!

Shae Dupuy’s releases lyric video for latest single “LIAR”

Shae Dupuy’s lyric video for her new single “LIAR” is out now!

Already surpassing 22,000 views on YouTube, Shae is extremely thankful for all of the support and wonderful feedback from the single. “LIAR,” produced by Jason Barry and co-written by Shae and Jessica Mitchell is out now on country radio and all streaming services! Check out the lyric video here.

Anthony Tullo releases second album REBEL

After his extended Ontario tour, Anthony Tullo releases his second album REBEL throughout North America on iTunes and all digital platforms. The album was produced and released Nov 15th 2017 through ILS Group/Universal Music. The album includes ten songs all written by Anthony including a duet with Sony upcoming star Krissi Hunter called “Midnight Show”.

For more on Anthony Tullo, visit: www.anthonytullo.ca



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