March 6, 2014

Artist of the Month: Emily Reid

by Cadence Grace They say that “life is about the journey,” and in this case, it’s the journey that created a whole new life for Canadian country newcomer Emily Reid. Although you may not have heard of her yet – newcomer might not be the right term for Reid, considering she has spent the last several years in Nashville. Many who head to Music Row have packed it all up in pursuit of their musical dreams, and Reid was in a similar boat, but with one key difference – she was headed to Belmont University to pursue a major in Music Business. The Victoria, B.C. native admits that she had an earnest interest in pursuing the business side of music when she headed down south, […]
February 6, 2014

Artist of the Month – Runaway Angel

Runaway Angel Finds Wings It all started with a text message that lit ablaze the idea of Runaway Angel many months before it took true form. Stacey Zegers texted her longtime friend Cadence Grace to ask how she felt about starting a country music ‘group.’ Cadence and Stacey had both been long time solo artists who met while competing on a CMT Canada reality show. Cadence admits she was largely dismissive of the idea at the time. It would be nearly a year before the stars would align in a way that allowed them to re-approach the idea of a long-term collaboration. By this time, Cadence had spawned a close friendship with Toronto based musician, Ann Chaplin, who she felt would be the perfect fit […]
January 8, 2014

Artist of the Month Mike Butler

by Cadence Grace Like many others before him- it all started with a High School rock band. The magic of jamming with friends and the ease of talking to girls bit Mike Butler hard from the very beginning. Ultimately however, it would be the joy of songwriting and expression which led to a love affair with country music. Like a great book, Mike Butler is a deep and satisfying read when you first meet him. Saving the best secrets for last, with a twist or two along the way that keeps you on your toes, Mike is full of tales about his musical experiences and glows with positivity. He is quietly confident, and when he reaches for the guitar it seems he’s found his perfect […]
December 9, 2013

Artist of the Month – Kaitlin Kozell

By Cadence Grace Close your eyes and imagine the sweet sound of two part harmony – generations apart, but close in tone and warmth. Moving synchronized, the voices ebb and flow around each other, filling the silence of a quiet porch. These simple sounds, of a young Kaitlin and her grandmother Yvonne having an afternoon singalong, mixed with a little bit of watching Leann Rimes on CMT, are what lit the spark for music in Kaitlin Kozell. Hailing from Mississauga, Ontario, Kaitlin has been singing and writing since she was a young girl. She attended a performing arts high school where she had the opportunity to grow as an often-featured performer at high school talent shows, and even received a bursary for her original composition […]
November 13, 2013

Artist of the Month: Brooklyn Roebuck

by Cadence Grace A culmination of years of exposure, experience and drive, along with a big helping of being a ‘born natural’, is what lies behind the incredible talent that is our November artist of the month- Brooklyn Roebuck. Brooklyn’s small beginnings started in Chatham, Ontario, where she spent many a night surrounded by friends, family and guitars, singing and playing along to their favorite songs. Growing up, Brooklyn braved competition after competition to sharpen and spread word of her musical skills, and it all paid off in 2012 when Brooklyn appeared as a contestant on YTV’s ‘The Next Star’. Her down-to-earth attitude, ability to connect with viewers and fantastic voice helped solidify her spot in history as the ultimate winner of ‘The Next Star’. […]
October 22, 2013

Artist of the Month: MEGAN MORRISON

Taking the phrase “Real Country Girl” to a whole new level, our artist of the month, Megan Morrison, is full of country charm that will have you hooked in no time. Raised on the family cattle ranch near Holstein ON, Megan didn’t just grow up in the country- she IS all things country. No stranger to boots, chaps and spurs, Megan doesn’t merely having singing and songwriting under her belt- she is a champion rodeo star! Skilled at Barrel Racing and Breakaway Roping, she even sings the National anthem at Rodeos on horseback. With the perfect combination of twang and tough, Megan’s voice stirs memories of classic Reba, with a hint of rock and roll. She has thrilled stages across Canada with her rodeo and […]
September 26, 2013

Artist of the Month: Tianna Woods

The saying “She’s not just a pretty face” is one of those phrases you hear all the time; but never has it held more true than with country music artist Tianna Woods! Not only a singer/songwriter, but a multi-instrumentalist, actor, dancer and choreographer, Tianna crushes all stereotypes and barriers with her impressive list of skills. Tianna’s love for entertaining started early. Trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop and Modern, as well as Piano, Drums, Guitar, Alto Saxophone, Clarinet and fiddle, Tianna spent her youth tucking away important years of experience. She attended the Etobicoke School of the Arts, and graduated with a triple major in Music Theatre, Music and Dance, and later finished her education with a University degree in business, and a minor […]
August 26, 2013

Artist of the Month Brett Kingswell

by Cadence Grace Ladies, Country music has a new ‘Bad Boy’! He doesn’t just come packed with a sackful of swagger and great songs; he comes with looks so good they’ll make you hurt and dose of something completely new in the current country landscape. Hailing from Port Elgin, Ontario, Brett picked up a guitar for the first time at 23 years old and everything changed. A highly natural artist and performer, Brett quickly realized he also had a knack for songwriting, allowing him to achieve major licensing success on Canadian and U.S. National television and Film, including the ABC Hit Soap Opera, “One Life to Live.” If you’ve never seen or heard Brett Kingswell before, start by imagining Jason Aldean with a touch of […]
July 16, 2013

Artist of the Month: Marshall Dane

By: Cadence Grace “One and a half songs and the rest is history” is a quote with impact. More so when those one and a half songs was all it took for Don Burton (The Cranberries/Gold Lake w/Danny Goldberg) and “The Beav” to hear and snatch up country artist Marshall Dane in June of 2011. To many, that statement might sound like your overnight success story, but “overnight success” really doesn’t exist as many understand it. The talent, ability, drive and perfection it takes to succeed in this industry is rarely, if ever, born completely unto anyone. Instead, artists like Marshall work hard, day in and day out, perfecting each facet of performance and ability. They learn, practice and perfect hundreds of songs, from the […]