Newsletter

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”. […]
December 4, 2018

Artist of the Month: Tebey

It’s a long and winding road to #1 and now Tebey can tell us all about it, with his first Canadian country radio chart topper, Who’s Gonna Love You. The Ontario born-and-raised country singer and songwriter has experienced a lot of great success in his career, but it truly feels like he’s starting a new and exciting chapter right now. We spoke with Tebey this summer, and he told us that he hopes to find a groove that sees him finding success and relevance on a continual basis as his career grows and progresses. And with back-to-back smashes in Denim On Denim and Who’s Gonna Love You, we think Tebey is finding that groove. As a songwriter, Tebey’s talents have been well documented, especially with Justin Moore’s US country […]
December 3, 2018

Ontario’s Country Music Pioneers: Jack Bailey

Born: April 26, 1938 – Peterborough, Ontario Died: September 2, 1987 – Peterborough, Ontario (by Larry Delaney) Jack Bailey began writing songs and entering talent contests in his hometown of Peterborough at 12 years of age. During his late teen years, he was already making guest appearances on the Canadian TV shows Holiday Ranch, Country Hoedown, Pick The Stars, Carl Smith’s Country Music Hall, and years later, The Ray Griff Show. Jack Bailey entered the recording field in 1959 on Rodeo Records with Pop and Rockabilly-flavoured sessions produced in Halifax, and released under the billing, Jack Bailey & The Naturals. He would follow up those debut releases with several more singles recorded in Toronto on Chateau Records. Many of these early career singles were also released in […]
December 2, 2018

In The Country with Dave Woods: One On One With Dan Washburn

Dave Woods chats with Dan Washburn Dan’s credits include over 200 albums as a singer/songwriter, producer and bassist. He was band leader for the late Colleen Peterson for several years and has toured with George Fox, Terry Sheridan, Colleen Peterson and South Mountain. He has guested as singer/bassist for many gospel shows, both live and on television. Dan has shared the stage on shows with Emmy-Lou Harris, Pirates of the Mississippi, Waylon Jennings, Toby Keith, Marty Stuart and Martina McBride, to name a few. He had great success, releasing 5 singles to radio before being asked to audition for award-winning band South Mountain.   Dave Woods is a monthly columnist for the CMAOntario Newsletter and has been hosting the popular online radio show In The Country […]
December 1, 2018

Patrice’s Pick: High Court County

This month, our feature video from Patrice Whiffen at Country Music Junkies profiles Canadian country music band, High Court County! Arie from HHC talks about how the Toronto-based band first got together, and all about their new country/rock/soul sound. He also shares some of the stories that fans can expect to hear on the band’s new EP, Here We Go Again. Arie talks about the success of the band’s single, “Bonfire Friday Night,” which reached #1 on the True North Country Indie Row Top 20! Be sure to check out their website, by clicking here: https://highcourtcounty.com/. For more on Country Music Junkies, visit www.CountryMusicJunkies.com. Listen to the exclusive interview with High Court County below: About Patrice: To Patrice Whiffen, country music is a lifestyle. As the appropriately deemed, “Country […]
December 1, 2018

In The News (December 2018)

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”. […]
October 23, 2018

Artist of the Month: Matt Morson

Schomberg, ON artist Matt Morson started strumming a guitar when he was 11 years old… and he hasn’t stopped since. The country boy may have started with Led Zeppelin on his mind, but he’s landed on country music with three singles already released to the world and the promise of more on the way. Wanted Man, Girl On The Bar, and Nevada Girl have racked up more than 50,000 plays on Spotify and YouTube and have brought him airplay in Canada, as well as the United States, Italy, and even Lebanon. In his early career, Morson has already played some great stages and shows. Recently, he’s had the opportunity to play at the Havelock Country Jamboree, Stouffville Country Ribfest, and the Northern Country Saloon at […]
October 23, 2018

Ontario’s Country Music Pioneers: Hank Rivers

(aka Henry “Hank” Lariviere) (Born – Jan. 23, 1917 – Hawkesbury, ON) (Died – May 7, 1996 – London, ON) (by Larry Delaney) The early years of Canadian country music were largely dominated by national heroes Wilf Carter and Hank Snow… but, flying under the radar at that time was the equally talented Hank Lariviere, who was influenced heavily by the songs and recordings of Carter and Snow as well as Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams. Henry Lariviere was born January 23, 1917, in Hawkesbury, Ontario, with the family relocating to Ottawa when he was still a youngster. By his pre-teen years, Henry was playing guitar and singing the songs made famous by his idols. At the outbreak of WW II, Henry found himself in […]