ARTIST OF THE MONTH

December 29, 2019

Artist of the Month: Ryan Langdon

Ryan Langdon is a big dude with a big voice and a big dream. The Niagara Falls, ON, native has been singing since he was a kid, and now he’s making waves with a smash single and recognition that includes a 2019 nomination for the Country Music Association of Ontario Rising Star Award. Released in June, Lit In The Sticks became Langdon’s biggest calling card of the year. Country fans started searching and connecting with the Ontario country singer’s breakout single, with nearly 1 million streams on Spotify and another 22,000+ on YouTube. That song was the driver behind all the streams Ryan Langdon picked up in 2019. And he shared those numbers on Facebook via Spotify: Almost 235,000 unique listeners across Canada and 75 […]
November 30, 2019

Artist of the Month: Chris Labelle

Y’all know Chris Labelle. The former lead singer of CCMA-nominated and CMAOntario award-winning River Town Saints has started a new chapter in his career as a solo artist on the Canadian country music scene. And he’s ready to get you moving. Labelle’s lead single on his new project, Say Yeah, was released in August, 2019 and has racked up more than 79,000 plays on Spotify to go with another 85,000 combined views on YouTube. And fans who like Say Yeah should get ready, because there’s more to come. Posted information on Labelle’s Facebook page tells us that Fight Like A Girl and I Like What I Hear are coming as the next two singles and there’s a new album coming too. That’s exciting news, because […]
October 31, 2019

Artist of the Month: Mackenzie Leigh Meyer

Hamilton, ON, native Mackenzie Leigh Meyer is motivated to succeed in Canadian country music – propelled by hard work, talent and a desire to do more. Mackenzie’s debut EP was released in mid-2018 and the title Dive Bar Diva has become somewhat of an identifier for the Ontario artist; so much so that it is her handle on both Twitter and Instagram. The four-song EP was a great introduction to country fans, and she hasn’t slowed down a bit since the release. A quick look at Meyer’s tour schedule and social media posts show that she is always working. She’s either on stage, writing, or working on new music to release in the (hopefully near) future. She’s a busy woman. In 2019, Mackenzie had some […]
September 25, 2019

Artist of the Month: Robyn Ottolini

Robyn Ottolini has been writing, playing, and sharing her music for audiences at festivals, songwriters circles, open mics, and more. And she’s just getting started. With her six-song EP, Classic (released in February 2019), Robyn introduced more of her music to fans across Canada and beyond. She’s seen Him Problem cross the 100,000 stream mark on Spotify and has some amazing merch to go with the song. She filmed a great summer-time music video for Where We’re At with director Tim Deegan. And if we were to make a guess, we’d say there’s a lot more coming from the Uxbridge, Ontario country music singer-songwriter. With a peer group and support system that includes fellow artists like Leah Daniels, Julien Kelland, Ben Hudson, Kris Barclay, and […]
July 29, 2019

Artist of the Month: David Boyd Janes

A lot of people look forward to the summer months for many reasons, but in 2019 David Boyd Janes has his own reasons… and they’re big ones! The emerging country artist from big-city Toronto has a lot on the go this summer, with a busy tour schedule, new opportunities, and a chance to grow into a new stage of his career – highlighted by the Boothill Jamboree, Canadian National Exhibition’s Northern Comfort Saloon, the Havelock Jamboree, and the Boots & Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase. Those venues alone will put David in front of thousands of country fans. But before he gets to those stages, he has some celebrating to do. In Cobourg, ON at the Country Wild Music Festival, David Boyd Janes was named the […]
May 20, 2019

Artist of the Month: Alli Walker

Alli Walker made Toronto her home when she was 19 years old and ready to chase her dream. And now, she’s starting to see more and more evidence of that dream coming true. The release of songs from her upcoming debut album, The Basement Sessions: What I’ve Learned So Far, has taken her to country radio, media outlets all over the landscape, and all signs point to more of the same coming in the near future. None of this happened overnight, of course. Like so many artists before her, Alli’s career is already hundreds of shows and songs deep, as she has worked to hone her craft and find her voice as an artist. The result of that work and exploration is what Alli Walker […]
April 11, 2019

Artist of the Month: The Abrams

The Abrams (brothers John and James) have been playing music together for nearly their entire lives. It’s not only second nature to them at this point, it’s in their blood. As fourth-generation musicians, the burgeoning career of these country/bluegrass brothers feels like it’s meant to be. In their young career, The Abrams have already put together an impressive list of achievements, awards, and accolades. They became the youngest Canadian duo to play on the hallowed Opry stage, they took home the 2017 CMAOntario award for Roots Group of the Year. After releasing their Bob Dylan/Arlo Guthrie tribute album in 2009, Guthrie himself was quoted as saying that these boys are “way too young to be playing that good. I know I will be hearing from […]
March 12, 2019

Artist of the Month: Danielle Todd

With a new single, a thirst for success, and a passion for country music, Danielle Todd is putting together the start of a big year in 2019. The Guelph, ON, native’s first single, Crazy, has been picking up love and support from radio, online outlets and fans since its late January release. On Spotify and YouTube, the streaming numbers are climbing, and 50,000 plays is just around the corner. And with one listen, it’s clear that we want more from Danielle Todd. Crazy is a catchy track that shows off her voice and has some fun with that helpless feeling of falling in love that we know so well in country songs. And to top it all off, it’s the kind of song that you […]
January 22, 2019

Artist of the Month: Gabrielle Goulet

Award-winning Franco-Ontarian country artist Gabrielle Goulet has already been making a name for herself in her young career, and she’s just getting started. With two albums and two EPs to her name, and more new music on the way, Goulet has caught the ears and attention of fans and critics. 2012’s self-titled EP, 2013’s Papillon, 2016’s Ton garage, and 2017’s Elle sait all do an excellent job of showing off her singing and songwriting. And as further proof of her prowess, she was named the 2015 Best Female Artist award winner at the Prix Trille Or, and won the 2016 SOCAN Song of the Year award for her song, Juste Toi. Elle sait was also nominated for Country Album of the Year at the 2017 […]