ARTIST OF THE MONTH

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 […]
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 […]