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 […]
May 2, 2013

Artist Of The Month – Kate Todd

By: Peter Linseman Ontario country artist and actor Kate Todd is a down-to-earth, free spirited soul who has been working professionally in the entertainment industry for more than a decade. Kate has a natural stage presence combined with an upbeat inspirational message that resonates with her audiences in a way that only true talent and sincerity can! Her first major acting role was portraying Lily Randall, the teenage singer/songwriter Shady Lane on the award-winning hit TV show, Radio Free Roscoe. It’s hard to know where to begin with this multi-talented artist, so let’s start right here – Kate Todd is a 2013 Country Music Association of Ontario Rising Star nominee. We can also look at her great start to this year with Kate’s national debut […]
May 2, 2013

Artist Of The Month – Jamie Stever

By: Trisha Evelyn If you were listening to Canadian country radio last summer, there’s a good chance that you already know the words to Jamie Stever’s “Sweet Sweet Summertime”. His sun-bleached anthem was spinning on stations across Canada and since then, fans have been eagerly anticipating the album to go along with that track and will be able to pick it up on May 7. Pretty Good Start has already been available for listening on his website and as Jamie says, “It covers a lot of ground, but it matches.” The ten song record really does have something for everyone and is giving Jamie an enviable reputation as the kind of Ontario country boy who can write as convincing a song about wild red neck […]
March 19, 2013

Artist of the Month: Amy Rose – by Cadence Grace

It is easy to get caught up in this world of music. For many of us working deep in the business, the pursuit of our passions often causes us to miss opportunities to experience other, more personal avenues in life. In this fast paced industry, the thought of taking a hiatus – even a brief one – is as alluring as it is frightening. For some, it is the beginning of the eventual end of their pursuits. For others, it is only the beginning. For Amy Rose, her several year hiatus was a well timed, well executed period of growth that allowed her to maintain her promise to become a rounded, multi-talented artist. Hailing from Barrie, Ontario, Amy Rose kicked off her career early and […]
February 15, 2013

Artist Of The Month: WESTERN AVENUE

Article Author: Cadence Grace Music creates deep feelings within all of us. It stirs emotions and memories of the past, and stokes the fire of dreams and desires for the future. Sometimes music culminates in creating not just a song, but a story. In the case of Western Avenue, that story is an epic two-sided tale of a talented trio headed for stardom, interwoven with the tale of two people within that trio who have created their own love story through the support and drive of the world of music. Western Avenue, and the life of this driven new country group, has been the main focus for members Nikki English, Keith Robertson and Matt Williams, who have been together since 2007. Introduced by fellow Country […]
January 15, 2013

CMAO Featured Artist of the Month: Ann Chaplin

Every once in a while, life produces an artist born out of the combination of the perfect circumstances; with a lot of drive, a little luck, and a dash of true magic. Ann Chaplin is one of those people. Her ethereal voice and lack of concern for the image-important focus of the music industry is a breath of fresh air. Ann grew up in Deep River, Ontario, which left her plenty of opportunities to take part in all of the greatest things a small town has to offer. Before she could even reach the keys on her family piano, she was writing music and had joined every choir or band she could. In high school, Ann continued down an artistic path, later playing Viola in […]