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Earlier this Summer we introduced you to “Bad Liar” from emerging Canadian country artist Kalsey Kulyk. We included this song in our list of Top Canadian Country Summer Songs for The Canadian Country Music Show. Kalsey has now released the accompanying music video for this catchy single.

“Bad Liar” from Kalsey Kulyk is one of those songs that is easy to listen to, sing along with, and can be played on repeat without getting annoying. It’s the perfect song for lounging on a hot Summer day. It’s a song about pretending to have moved on after a breakup – but in fact being a “Bad Liar” and not able to hide her real feelings.

Kalsey’s music is the perfect blend between traditional and contemporary country music (Side note: If you need a good cry, go listen to Kalsey’s song “More Time”. It’s tragically gorgeous, and such a great country song). She also has an incredibly captivating story. In high school, Kalsey fell ill and was diagnosed with cancer. She says that the entire experience solidified her belief in a career in music, and has since been in remission for the last ten years. She says “What is life unless you’re doing what you love every single day?”

Watch “Bad Liar” Music Video
Kalsey Kulyk Bad Liar - Official Music Video - YouTube

The video is a nice compliment to the single. It’s a fun and light video that showcases Kalsey and her band playing along with the song – all while being followed by a mascara-filled rain cloud. Throughout the entire video, it’s hard not to smile. Kalsey looks absolutely stunning, and we can’t get enough of that hat that she’s wearing!

It’s a fun video that compliments the single very nicely.

Be sure to include this song on your Summer playlists, you’ll want to listen to this on repeat!

Listen to “Bad Liar” By Kalsey Kulyk

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With the 2019 Boots & Hearts Music Festival just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to start getting amped up to see all the great country acts who will be at the show. We put together a playlist perfect for Summer that features some of the best music from all the performers at this year’s festival, as well as from some of Canada’s top talent.

This playlist features the top songs from all the artists who will be performing at this year’s festival, as well as the top country Summer songs we curated for The Canadian Country Music Show. It’s a fun playlist that is sure to keep you moving, or crack a cold one and relax. Be sure to save the playlist to your Spotify account, put it on shuffle and enjoy!

This playlist features music from some of Country music’s top artists including: Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Chase Rice, Cole Swindell, Kip Moore, Eric Ethridge, Tim Hicks, Kane Brown, and so many more. It’s 85 songs and lasts for close to 5 hours!

Listen to the Best Summer Songs in Country Music on Spotify

If you have a Spotify account, be sure to save and follow this playlist as we add new songs closer to the festival date. If you don’t have a Spotify account, what are you waiting for? It’s completely free to sign up!

 

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If smooth harmonies and heartfelt lyrics are what you’re looking for, look no further! We are excited to introduce you to Canadian Roots duo The Small Glories and their single “Sing”. Hailing from the Canadian Prairies, this duo is sure to delight.

“Sing” is a beautiful song that is perfect for sitting on the porch and relaxing. This Manitoba duo consists of Cara Luft and JD Edwards.

The acoustic guitar in this single is so simple, yet powerful. It ads to the tone of the song, while allowing the harmonies, the lyrics, and the vocal talent to really shine and become the focal point of the song. The voices of Cara Luft and JD Edwards compliment one another so perfectly and blend to create a beautiful piece of art with this single. These two could sing the alphabet and turn it into a masterpiece!

Aside from the harmonies, the message of this song is what really stands out. It’s a modern day anthem which, according to Cara Luft: “[is] a song to roust us out of our complacency and our indifference, a song to challenge our era of divisiveness and polarization to remind us what ‘it’ is all about, and what it’s not…”

Listen to “Sing”

About The Small Glories

The Small Glories are a Canadian folk/roots duo from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Members Cara Luft and JD Edwards met completely by chance at an anniversary show at Winnipeg’s venerable West End Cultural Centre. From there they discovered their artistic compatibility and began writing and creating music.

The music from The Small Glories is welcoming in terms of subject. Filled with folk-pop melodies, and songs of love, loss, and environment, delivered with soaring, interwoven vocals on various combinations of stomping clawhammer banjo, guitar and harmonica.

Although a duo, these two perform almost as one voice. As the Winnipeg Free Press put it:

Can two singer-songwriters be better than one? Yes, emphatically, yes, if the two in question are Cara Luft and JD Edwards, playing and singing together as The Small Glories. It’s our loss they didn’t [join forces] sooner because Edwards and Luft are a folk-roots powerhouse… It’s magic.

Their latest album Assiniboine & The Red is a collection top notch Canadiana music. “I remember being very excited about this collection of songs and getting to record them at home in Winnipeg,” JD Edwards says. “I was so glad to hear that Gilles Fournier (bass) and Mark Mariash (percussion/drums) agreed to come back and record another album with us. Getting the band back together along with Neil Osborne at the helm had my mind thinking of how we were going to be taking these songs to places we had never dreamed of going.”

This Canadian roots duo is definitely one of the Canadian acts to keep your eyes (and ears) on. We can’t wait to see what comes next from these fantastic artists.

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Son of John are one of the most interesting musical duos to hit the Canadian country/roots genre in a very long time. Their debut single “Country Pure” is a musical treat that promises to delight from the first sound of the fiddle.

The British Columbia-based act features son Javan Johnson and dad Johnny P. Johnson. The pair seamlessly blend two generations and genres as they create country/roots tunes together, bringing the genre back to its storytelling and traditional roots.

“Country Pure” is a surprising song. “When you see the title ‘Country Pure’ you might think of cowboy culture or certain stereotypes of country music – farms, trucks, beer, blue jeans,” says Javan. “But the song is more about those people that wear boots and jeans in the middle of downtown Vancouver. They may have left the country for whatever reason but they’re authentic in the way [they] dress and act – their heart is still where they’re from – and that’s really the essence of the song.”

“We’re country boys – my dad grew on [a] farm in rural Saskatchewan, and I grew up on an acreage by the river in BC,” he continues. “Even though [‘Country Pure’] doesn’t sound like the songs on country radio – I don’t think you can deny that our music is country. We make music that’s authentically us – and that’s what being country pure is all about.”

We agree! There’s no denying that Son of John are part of the country music landscape in Canada – there’s space for all kinds of artists within this great genre.

Listen to “Country Pure”

About Father-Son Duo Son of John

Son of John are one of the most unique duos to grace the music scene in Canada in a very long time. Javan and Johnny P. Johnson are bringing country music back to its roots. Being a father and son team allows them to speak to multi-generational audiences. Listening to their music you can hear inspirations from both traditional and modern country.  The pairing of these two sounds gives their music an unmistakable feeling of nostalgia, while keeping it fresh without sounding dated. The Son of John sound is truly an experience for the ears.

These two artists from British Columbia are not only prime storytellers, they’re also incredibly talented musicians. Javan is a multi-instrumentalist and was nominated for Fiddle & Mandolin Player of the Year at the 2019 BCCMA Awards. He’s also a talented songwriter, and freelance fiddle/mandolin player for multiple Canadian country artists. Johnny brings his experience and vocal talent as the front man of two ’90’s bands called the nerV, and the BCCMA-nominated Midnight Harvesters. The talent and experience of this duo speaks (and sings) for itself! 

As the only active father-son duo in Canada right now, they are hoping to become the first parent-child act to find success in country music since the Judd’s.

We are looking forward to hearing more from Son of John, and seeing what’s next next!

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Canadian country-rock artist Marshall Potts has released a new single called “Hearts in the Sky” off his sophomore album titled That’s How it Starts. This is an acoustic song that is filled with emotion and depth.

Through both the guitar, and the lyrics, it’s abundantly clear that “Hearts in the Sky” is a deeply personal song for Marshall. It’s a song that’s really easy to get lost in – even his voice has the allure of a dream as it comes through the speakers. Many of the songs off his album are more upbeat and have a country-rock vibe to them. It’s nice to hear a softer side that showcases Marshall as a Canadian singer-songwriter.

The Music Video for “Hearts in the Sky” by Marshall Potts

The music video for this single takes place on the coast of Spain. The camera follows Marshall through the streets of a Spanish town, then takes us right to the beach. It’s the perfect setting for this song, and helps elevate the song’s tone. This setting isn’t one we normally see in country-rock music video, so it led us to ponder why this setting?

It’s a Universe thing… My mum passed in 2013 — she succumbed to cancer like so many of us these days. When I was thinking of a destination for the video, I thought of where she would want to go. She always felt a connection to Spain, ironically for a woman raised in Salford, Manchester — or perhaps not really considering how life seems to work. I knew she would choose Spain.

I wanted an ethereal feel to the music video and in the early hours of the morning, while the locals and visitors slept, we shot the footage and returned later that evening at sunset to capture the sunset scenes. It’s about two souls crossing paths, a chance meeting where two become one. It’s about not searching for what we all crave most and in that empty space love finds it’s way…

Hearts In The Sky - Official Music Video - YouTube

About Marshall Potts

Marshall Potts is a sing-songwriter from British Columbia. His latest album That’s How It Starts is the follow-up to his 2015 album Long Goodbyes. In between these two albums, he’s done a lot of growing! After decades of self described people pleasing and giving, Marshall found himself in the midst of a health crisis. These health issues left him physically and emotionally spent. From there he upended his life, setting off on a ‘trip inside’ — a spiritual journey toward healing and acceptance. 

You can really hear this spiritual journey culminate in all his music from That’s How It Starts. We’re really looking forward to learning more about Marshall Potts, and hearing what’s next for this Canadian country-rock sing-songwriter.

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Listen to “Hearts in the Sky” By Marshall Potts

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The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) announced its full list of nominees for the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD. This year’s awards will be broadcast live from Calgary, Alberta on Sunday September 8th.

Nomination day is always one of the most exciting days for people in the Canadian country music industry. It’s an opportunity for artists, and industry professionals to be celebrated and recognized across the country for their work and contributions to the industry.

This year’s nominees include James Barker Band, and Brett Kissel leading the pack with 5 nominations each, followed by Paul Brandt, Lindsay Ell, Tim Hicks, The Reklaws, Dallas Smith, and Tenille Townes with 4 nominations each. The CCMAs are always a great time. See below for the full list of nominees to the 2019 CCMA Awards.

When looking at the award categories for the 2019 CCMA Awards, there’s one thing that’s clear. There’s a lack of female representation in many of the categories. Most notably, the Entertainer of the Year category. It’s been an enormous year for so many female Canadian country artists that it’s surprising that there aren’t any inclusions in this category. For example, Lindsay Ell made history with her single “Criminal”. That being said, congrats to all the nominees in all categories, both male AND female!

2019 CCMA Awards Nominees ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Paul Brandt
Dean Brody
Tim Hicks
Brett Kissel
Dallas Smith

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

The Fall – Dallas Smith
Feels Like That – The Reklaws
The Journey BNA Vol. 2 – Paul Brandt
Love A Girl – Tebey
New Tattoo – Tim Hicks
State Of Mind – Hunter Brothers

APPLE MUSIC FANS’ CHOICE

Gord Bamford
Paul Brandt
Dean Brody
Tim Hicks
Hunter Brothers
James Barker Band
Brett Kissel
The Reklaws
Dallas Smith
Guylaine Tanguay

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Lindsay Ell
Jess Moskaluke
Meghan Patrick
Guylaine Tanguay
Tenille Townes

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

High Valley
Hunter Brothers
James Barker Band
The Reklaws
The Washboard Union

INTERACTIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Lindsay Ell
Aaron Goodvin
James Barker Band
Brett Kissel
Nice Horse

MNP MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Paul Brandt
Dean Brody
Tim Hicks
Brett Kissel
Dallas Smith

RISING STAR

Shawn Austin
Jade Eagleson
Eric Ethridge
JoJo Mason
Sons Of Daughters

ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion – Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion
Both Ways – Donovan Woods
Heart Of Glass – Jessica Mitchell
Juliet – Dan Davidson
What We’re Made Of – The Washboard Union

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Criminal – Lindsay Ell
Dive Bar – Gord Bamford
Good Together – James Barker Band
Somebody’s Daughter – Tenille Townes
Walls Come Down – Meghan Patrick

ANTHEM ENTERTAINMENT SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR

Brett Kissel, Seth Mosley, Brad Rempel
Song: Cecilia (Performed By: Brett Kissel)

Gord Bamford, Bart Butler, Brice Long
Song: Down (Performed By: Gord Bamford)

James Barker, Todd Clark, Gavin Slate, Travis Wood
Song: Keep It Simple (Performed By: James Barker Band)

Corey Crowder, Jess Moskaluke, Jared Mullins
Song: Save Some Of That Whiskey (Performed By: Jess Moskaluke)

Barry Dean, Luke Laird, Tenille Townes
Song: Somebody’s Daughter (Performed By: Tenille Townes)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Camouflage – Jess Moskaluke
Criminal – Lindsay Ell
Feels Like That – The Reklaws
Somebody’s Daughter – Tenille Townes
Walls Come Down – Meghan Patrick

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Kirby Barber
Lisa Dodd
Curtis Ebner
Doug Elash
Justin Kudding

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR

Ben Bradley
Flavio Cirillo
Rich DaSilva
Chad Melchert
Rob Wells

FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Linsey Beckett
Tyler Beckett
Denis Dufresne
Mike Sanyshyn
Tyler Vollrath

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Paul Chapman
Ryan Davidson
Matt McKay
Darren Savard
Geoff Torrn

KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Mike Little
Bart McKay
Brendan Waters

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT PLAYER OF THE YEAR

David Barber
Denis Dufresne
Shane Guse
Mitch Jay
Connor Riddell

STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Darrek Anderson
Mitch Jay
Doug Johnson

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET)

Steph Hansen – CISN-FM/CKRY-FM – Edmonton, AB/Calgary, AB
A.J. Keller – CFCW – Edmonton, AB
Amanda Kingsland – CKBY-FM – Ottawa, ON
Rebecca Lafrance – CKKL-FM – Ottawa, ON
Peter Walker – CJKX-FM/CHKX-FM – Oshawa, ON/Hamilton, ON

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM OR SMALL MARKET)

Shilo Bellis – CJXL-FM – Moncton, NB
Paul Ferguson – CHCQ-FM – Belleville, ON
Luca James – CKGY-FM – Red Deer, AB
Cory Noel – CKLJ/CKVG – Olds, AB/Vegreville, AB

BOOKING AGENCY OF THE YEAR

The Feldman Agency
Invictus Entertainment Group
Paquin Artists Agency
Sakamoto Agency
United Talent Agency

COUNTRY CLUB OF THE YEAR

Cook County Saloon – Edmonton, AB
OK Corral & Cabaret – Kelowna, BC
Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall – Calgary, AB
Rock ‘N’ Horse Saloon – Toronto, ON

COUNTRY FESTIVAL, FAIR OR EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR

Big Valley Jamboree – Camrose, AB
Boots And Hearts Music Festival – Oro-Medonte, ON
Calgary Stampede – Calgary, AB
Cavendish Beach Music Festival – Cavendish, PE
Havelock Country Jamboree – Havelock, ON

COUNTRY MUSIC PROGRAM OR SPECIAL OF THE YEAR

CBC q Live At The Grand Ole Opry – CBCq
The Dungarees Christmas Special – Rogers Media and The Dungarees
Girl Power Hour – Rogers Media
Jess Moskaluke’s A Small Town Christmas – MDM Recordings Inc.
Paul McGuire’s Country Countdown – ole TV

MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Big Loud Management
Cache Entertainment
Invictus Entertainment Group
MDM Artist Management Services
Starseed Entertainment

MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY OF THE YEAR

BMG Rights Management Canada
ole
Royalty Records Publishing
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Warner/Chappell Music Canada

RECORD COMPANY OF THE YEAR

MDM Recordings Inc.
Open Road Recordings
Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.
Universal Music Canada
Warner Music Canada

INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR

Steve Coady – Vice President, Radio Promotions – Warner Music Canada
Mike Denney – President – MDM Recordings Inc.
Brianne Deslippe – Vice President of Promotion/General Manager – Canada – Big Loud Records
Ron Kitchener – President, CEO – RGK Entertainment Group Inc.
Shannon McNevan – Director of A&R – Universal Music Canada

CREATIVE DIRECTOR(S) OF THE YEAR

Design Team: Bronwin Parks
Album: All In, Artist Merchandise (Artist: Chris Buck Band)

Design Team: Alee, Photography: Uryelle Dimailig
Single: Don’t Make Me Miss You (Artist: Alee)

Design Team: Buckspring Inc., Photography: Andrik Langfield, Tanner Wendell Stewart, Jonathan Taylor Sweet, Paul Tellefsen
Albums: The Journey YYC Vol. 1, The Journey BNA Vol. 2, The Journey YYC-BNA Deluxe Volume;
Single: Bittersweet feat. Lindsay Ell; Tour Graphics: The Journey Tour (Artist: Paul Brandt)

Design Team: Bronwin Parks
Album: Sides, Single: Danger Danger, Artist Merchandise (Artist: KIRA)

Design Team: Scotty Kipfer, Photography: Brad Kelly
Taking My Time (Artist: Scotty Kipfer)

RECORDING STUDIO OF THE YEAR

Barrytone Studios – St. Clements, ON
Bart McKay Productions – Saskatoon, SK
MCC Recording Studio – Calgary, AB
OCL Studios – Chestemere, AB
Revolution Recording – Toronto, ON

RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR

Jeff Dalziel   
Album: Juliet (Artist: Dan Davidson)

Danick Dupelle, Tebey        
Single: Who’s Gonna Love You (Artist: Tebey)

Adam Gregory, Bart McKay 
Album: Perfect World (Artist: Adam Gregory)

Mitch Merrett, F. Reid Shippen       
Album: Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion (Artist: Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion)

Joey Moi, Dave Cohen
Album: The Fall (Artist: Dallas Smith)

RETAILER OF THE YEAR

Amazon Music
Apple Music
Spotify Canada Inc.

RON SAKAMOTO TALENT BUYER OR PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

Paul Biro – Sakamoto Agency
Jim Cressman – Invictus Entertainment Group
Adam Oppenheim – Stampede Entertainment Inc.
Lisa Zechmeister – Republic Live

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Stephano Barberis   
Video: 20 Dollars In My Pocket (Artist: The Lovelocks), Video: 24 Reasons (Artist: Kadooh), Video: Dive Bar (Artist: Gord Bamford), Video: Downtown Kids (Artist: David James), Video: Everything Girl (Artist: Dave Hartney), Video: Make ‘Em Like You (Artist: Dallas Smith), Video: Walls Come Down (Artist: Meghan Patrick);

Ben Knechtel
Video: Ain’t My Fault (Live From Toronto / 2019) (Artist: Jade Eagleson), Video: Count The Ways (Artist: Jade Eagleson), Video: Dear Drunk Me (Artist: Chad Brownlee), Video: Feels Like That (Artist: The Reklaws), Video: Forever’s Gotta Start Somewhere (Artist: Chad Brownlee), Video: Got Your Name On It (Artist: Jade Eagleson), Video: Keep It Simple (Artist: James Barker Band) Video: Long Live The Night (Artist: The Reklaws), Video: Lost (Artist: Hunter Brothers) Video: Never Be The Same (Artist: James Barker Band), Video: Save Some Of That Whiskey (Artist: Jess Moskaluke), Video: The Worst Kind feat. Lindsay Ell (Artist: Tim Hicks);

Wes Mack
Video: Camouflage (Artist: Jess Moskaluke), Video: Never Have I Ever feat. Sons of Daughters (Artist: Wes Mack), Video: PBR State of Mind (Artist: Wes Mack);

Travis Nesbitt
Video: Can’t Help Myself (Artist: Dan Davidson), Video: Don’t Hold Back (Artist: The Dungarees), Video: I’ll Get Along (Artist: Danny Hooper), Video: Little Log Cabin (Artist: Danny Hooper), Video: These Are My People (Artist: Dan Davidson);

Joel Stewart
Video: Feel Like That (Artist: The Washboard Union), Video: She Gets Me (Artist: The Washboard Union), Video: You Are (Artist: Aaron Goodvin), Video: Zamboni (Artist: The Road Hammers).

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Canadian country artist Beamer Wigley is one of the youngest, and most promising, country artists in Canada right now. He has a voice that makes it hard to believe he’s only 16! We had the chance to catch up with him to talk about his success, recording and his new single.

This Kelowna-based teen wrote his first song at age seven, took first place at the Vancouver P.N.E. ‘Star Showdown’ at nine, won the inaugural Penticton Youth Arts Award (25 and Under) at eleven, hit the charts at #74 for his first single to radio at age fifteen, and was the youngest artist to ever be signed to award-winning talent agency Invictus Entertainment Group and label Big Star Recordings.

Interview With Beamer Wigley

Front Porch: Hi Beamer, we so appreciate you taking the time to join us up on the Front Porch. If you don’t mind, it would be great if you could introduce yourself to our audience and tell us a bit about yourself.

Beamer Wigley: Of course!! Well I’m a young country artist based in BC, I’ve been playing guitar since I was 5 and performing since I was 7. I released my first album when I was 13. Since then, I’ve been writing and releasing songs building up to an EP in the fall!

FP: You have such a killer voice, that it’s really hard to believe that you’re only 16 years old! Your voice has such depth and character to it. When did you realize that you had this talent, and decide that you wanted to pursue a career in music?

BW: I had sort of a lightbulb moment when I was 5. My mom showed me the music video for “Start a Band” by Keith Urban and Brad Paisley, and I just knew I had to be a guitar player. Singing didn’t really interest me much at that time but I was REALLY serious about guitar. Then about 2 years later I started singing and performing, and I fell in love with it! That’s when I knew that it was going to be what I pursued and what I wanted to do with my life!

FP: Your new single “I Knew” is a great song that’s really catchy. What was it about this song that resonated with you?

BW: Well I loved the music and the melody, but what really stood out to me was the story. That’s what I love so much about this song, and country music! Being able to tell these cool stories in a new and beautiful ways!

FP: What was the recording process like for you? Do you enjoy being in the studio, or do you prefer to be on a stage connecting with an audience?

BW: I love them both for different reasons. Being in the studio is a really awesome way to utilize all my creative energy and put it into something really cool and fun! But being on the stage is an entirely different experience. The crowd, the band, the lights, all coming together to create this really unique moment. It’s really a special thing to experience.

FP: You have had the opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in music, and being the youngest artist signed to Invictus Entertainment Group and Big Star Recordings. It’s a testament to your talent, but we’re wondering what’s that like for you, is it a little surreal?

BW: It’s kinda crazy! Being able to work with Jim Cressman and the others at Invictus and Big Star at such a young age was really amazing! And now with my management in Nashville, yea I guess the word would be surreal! I’ve been so lucky to always have amazing people who work with and believe in me! I am very thankful!

FP: And really quickly, give us your top 5 songs or artists that you are really into right now?

BW: Oh jeez, ok I listen to so much music this is tough.

Alright 5 artists, here we go! (In no particular order)

  • Thomas Rhett
  • Alec Benjamin
  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Carly Pearce
  • Vulfpeck

Thanks so much Beamer! We can’t wait to hear what’s next for you, and to watch your career grow.

Listen to “I Knew” by Beamer Wigley

Lyrics to Beamer Wigley’s Single “I Knew”

I don’t know, if i’ll ever make money playing this guitar
and I don’t know
if I got enough cash for gas in the car
Or if my college team, is gonna win the whole dang thing
Maybe next year
And who knows
If the numbers I picked gonna win me the Tennessee lotto
Or if my numbers coming up tomorrow
Theres a lot I don’t know

But i knew how you looked that Friday night
When I gave you my jacket it was cold outside
i tried to kiss you, but you kissed me first
Radio playing, singing every word with you
yeah with you, Baby I knew

I don’t know, about stocks or bonds or politics
and I don’t know, if your dad thinks I’m as good as it gets
or who built the pyramids
And how long forever is

But i knew how you looked that Friday night
When I gave you my jacket it was cold outside
i tried to kiss you, but you kissed me first
Radio playing, singing every word with you, with you
I knew that song was gonna be our song
in the headlight glow we were holding on so tight
I knew I’d never wanna take you home
Didn’t know where it was going but I wanted to go with you
Baby I knew
Wherever This was going ,I was gonna go with you

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Coming off the release of his first number 1 song, Canadian country artist Tim Hicks has released his latest single “If The Beat’s Alright” to country radio. This song is sure to be one of the biggest Summer songs of 2019!

A couple weeks ago, “If The Beat’s Alright” was featured as a Front Porch Find as one of the top Summer songs on the Canadian Country Music Show Podcast. The unmistakable Summer beat of this song led us to predict that this would be his next single – not to brag, but we nailed it!

As the name suggests, “If The Beat’s Alright” is a fun song that has an infectious beat that just makes you want to move! This song is about how when there’s a good song on, even the most reserved of people can turn into dancing machines! The music video echoes this and compliments the song so beautifully.

Music Video for Tim Hicks “If The Beat’s Alright”

The music video for “If The Beat’s Alright” just puts a big smile on your face. It features a young girl listening to the song through bubblegum pink headphones, and dancing down the street. Every person she comes across on the street ends up joining her for a dance – proving just how infectious this song is! Watch the music video below, and get ready to grin from ear-to-ear.

Tim Hicks - If The Beat's Alright - YouTube
Listen to “If The Beat’s Alright” on Spotify and Apple Music

Tim Hicks “If The Beat’s Alright” Lyrics
Alright, alright
Alright, alright

She seems so shy, so nice
Makes you think she lives a boring life
She plays it simple, predictable
She’s a good girl kinda beautiful

But when the girl get going, no she can’t stop
No she can’t stop, she can’t stop

If the beat’s alright
She gonna dance all night
If the beat’s alright
Yeah she gonna dance all night
Gonna dance all night

She don’t care what you gotta say
She gonna tear it up anyway
She don’t need nothing but the right vibe
To get it going tonight

‘Cause if the beat’s alright
She gonna dance all night
If the beat’s alright
Yeah she gonna dance, gonna dance all night
If the beat’s alright
Alright, alright
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)
Alright, alright
Alright, alright

When the girl get going, no she can’t stop
When the girl get going, no she can’t stop
Oh when the girl get going, no she can’t stop
No she can’t stop, she can’t stop
If the beat’s alright, yeah!
Woo!
Yeah, if the beat’s alright!

Alright, alright
She gonna dance all night
All night, all night
See if the beat’s alright
Alright, alright
Yeah she gonna dance, gonna dance all night

If the beat’s alright
Alright, alright
She gonna dance all night
All night, all night
If the beat’s alright
Alright, alright
Yeah she gonna dance
Gonna dance all night
If the beat’s alright

When the girl get going, no she can’t stop
When the girl get going, no she can’t stop
When the girl get going, no she can’t stop
No she can’t stop, she can’t stop
If the beat’s alright
Alright, alright
Alright, alright
Yeah, if the beat’s alright
Alright, alright
Yeah she’s gonna dance
Gonna dance all night
If the beat’s alright

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Leah Daniels has released a new single called “ToGetHer”, and it’s another great one from one of Canada’s top rising artists. It’s a fun song that plays on the word “together”. It’s a chill song that’s just perfect for the Summer of 2019.

“Together” by Leah Daniels has a bit of a retro sound to it. It starts with the crackle of a record player, then just Leah’s vocals, some light guitars and drums. When the chorus comes in, it’s pretty hard not to sing along – especially with the “hey’s!”. This song has been added to the Front Porch Summer Songs playlist on Spotify. This song makes you want to sit by the pool, or lounge on the front porch – which is exactly what a Summer song should make you want to do.

“ToGetHer” was written by Leah Daniels, Patricia Conroy & Dave “Dwave” Thomson. Karen Kosowski produced the song – she’s basically produced for everyone in the industry… she’s great!

It’s been a big year for Leah Daniels so far. Her album The Story debuted at number 1 on iTunes Canada, and she was nominated for 3 CMA Ontario Awards. If the last 12 months is any indication of how the rest of 2019 is going to be, Leah is sure to see much more success this year!

Listen to “ToGetHer” by Leah Daniels

Lyrics to “ToGetHer” by Leah Daniels

You’re 29 still living in your momma’s basement
Going out with the boys every night and getting wasted

She’s a pretty girl raised on beatles and jesus
If your gonna go stealing her heart you better mean it
Come on!

If you want to get her
You better get yourself together
(Ahhhhh Ahhhhh)
If you do baby show it
Or she’ll be gone before you know it
(She’ll be Gone, She’ll be Gone)
You gotta WORK harder, man, put in a little effort
If you want to get her

If I was you I’d go out and get her some flowers
It ain’t the 70’s but damn, they still got power

I don’t mean to be a, but I’m telling you straight up
She’s way outta your league, so you better step your game up
WAY up!

If you want to get her
You better get yourself together
(Ahhhhh Ahhhhh)
If you do baby show it
Or she’ll be gone before you know it
(She’ll be Gone, She’ll be Gone)
You gotta work harder, man, put in a little effort
If you want to get her, If you want to get her

You’re 29 still living in your momma’s basement, Come on!

If you want to get her
You better get yourself together
(Ahhhhh Ahhhhh)
If you do baby show it
Or she’ll be gone before you know it
(She’ll be Gone, She’ll be Gone)
You gotta work harder, man, put in a little effort
If you want to get her
Or you might as well say goodbye and just forget her
Ya you gotta work harder, man, put in a little effort
If you want to get her
And get together

About Leah Daniels

One of Canada’s top rising country artists, Leah Daniels first gained acclaim with her track “Go Back” which skyrocketed into the top 20 at Canadian Radio and won her the CRMA (Canadian Radio Music Award) as the 2016 FACTOR Breakthrough Artist of the Year. From Uxbridge Ontario, Daniels has quickly made inroads within the industry.  She’s received four nominations for CCMA (Canadian Country Music Association) Interactive Artist of the Year, has garnered over 2 Million views on YouTube, and won the 2016 CMA Ontario Female Artist of the Year Award.  She’s also taken to the stage key festivals including CMT Fest, Boots & Hearts Music Festival and Big Valley Jamboree.

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Recently, we had the honour of working with the podcast Canadian Country Music Show to put together a list of top summer songs for one of their recent episodes. It was so fun to curate this list and start our newest feature, Front Porch Finds.

The Front Porch is a place where people gather. It’s a place where you go to sit, contemplate the things in your life, and take some time to observe the world as it passes by. We’re so excited to start these Front Porch Finds to introduce you to your next favourite songs, and reintroduce you to the songs you may have forgotten about.

A great summer song should make you want to get up and dance, laze around in the pool while floating on a blow-up floaty, sitting outside with a beer, or around a bonfire with friends. All of these songs are perfect for any summer activity. Here are the top summer songs in Canadian country music as heard on Episode 26 of the Canadian Country Music Show:

Top Canadian Country Summer Songs James Barker Band – Lawn Chair Lazy

This song is a bit of a throwback, but it’s arguably one of the best Summer songs in Canadian country music. In 2016, this song spent weeks on the charts, and eventually cracked the top 5 by hitting number 3 on the radio charts (which is wild for a Canadian artist’s debut). “Lawn Chair Lazy” was nominated for Single of the Year by both the CMA Ontario Awards, and the CCMA Awards in 2017. This was their debut single released to country radio after they were crowned the winners of the 2015 Emerging Artist Showcase at Boots & Hearts Music Festival.

Since the release of this song, they have quickly become one of Canada’s top country acts.

We picked this song because it epitomizes the feeling of Summer. When this song comes on, it’s best to just sit back in your chair and grab yourself a “beer beer beer!”

Matt Lang – Love Me Some You

Part of what makes a great Summer song is an easy melody that flows slowly enough to enjoy sitting on the Front Porch, but can also make you want to move and dance around. “Love Me Some You” is exactly one of those songs! Since this song was released, it has had over 2 million streams! Matt Lang is an incredibly talented performer from Quebec.

We picked this song because it’s a toe-tapper. It’s impossible not to bob your head along with the beat, and by the second chorus you’ll be singing right along with him.

The Reklaws – I Do Too

The Reklaws have been making a name for themselves in the Canadian country music world for the last few years. The last 12 months though have been very successful for these two siblings from Ontario. The content of “I Do Too” is a little heavy to be considered a traditional Summer song, but the melody is just the perfect amount of “chill” that we had to include it. It’s one of those melancholy songs that make you think – but is perfect for a relaxing night by the bonfire. “I Do Too” is currently climbing the charts.

This song was selected as a Front Porch Find because it’s just so chill. The vocals from Stu and Jenna are blended so perfectly on this track that it puts you into a bit of a relaxing trance.

Ryan Langdon – Lit in the Sticks

Ok. Is there any better Summer song than a song about a bush party? A bush party is the epitome of Summer fun. This song is an invitation to anybody who is sick of the usual bar scene in the city. “Lit in the Sticks” features some heavy rock influences, and Ryan is clearly inspired by artists such as Brantley Gilbert and Jason Aldean. It’s a fun song that should be added to any Summer playlist.

We chose this song primarily for the vocals. The vocals in this song are what really set this song apart from other Summer songs on this list. Ryan’s deep vocals in the verses are so compelling. This song just makes you want to move!

Kalsey Kulyk – Bad Liar

“Bad Liar” from Kalsey Kulyk is one of those songs that is easy to listen to, sing along with, and can be played on repeat without getting annoying. It’s the perfect song for lounging on a hot Summer day.

Kalsey’s music is the perfect blend between traditional and contemporary country music (Side note: If you need a good cry, go listen to Kalsey’s song “More Time”. It’s tragically gorgeous, and such a great country song). She also has an incredibly captivating story. In high school, Kalsey fell ill and was diagnosed with cancer. She says that the entire experience solidified her belief in a career in music, and has since been in remission for the last ten years. She says “What is life unless you’re doing what you love every single day?”

We chose this song for the laid-back style of the melody.

Rob Watts – Do You Have a Dream

Rob is a country artist from Ontario with a charming smile and a smooth voice to go along with it. “Do You Have a Dream” is another great song that is perfect for lounging on the porch or sitting around the bonfire. It’s a song about getting to know the dreams and aspirations of the person you’re with, and joining them on the journey. It’s a really sweet song with a flowing melody and lyrics that are hard not to sing along with.

Tim Hicks – If The Beat’s Alright

Tim Hicks has had a great year so far! The release of his latest album New Tattoo has had 3 releases, with his latest “What A Song Should Do” hitting number one at country radio. This marked his first number 1 hit in his career so far (anyone else find that surprising?).

If we had to make a guess, we would be willing to bet that “If The Beat’s Alright” will be the next single off Tim Hicks’ album. It’s a great Summer song and will resonate well with audiences. The song is literally about dancing along to a great beat, which is what makes it such a great Summer song.

Madeline Merlo – Motel Flamingo

It may not be a new song, but “Motel Flamingo” by BCs Madeline Merlo is one of the best Summer songs we have heard from a Canadian country artist in a long time! Even the title gives you a Summery vibe. The song is about having a fun, and inexpensive weekend away with all your friends. The melody and lyrics have such a fun feel to it! It’s the perfect song to listen to while lounging on a pool floatie with a fun umbrella-type drink. It’s definitely one of our go-to songs for the Summer up here on the Front Porch.

“Motel Flamingo” is Madeline’s highest charting single to date, and it’s not hard to imagine why. It’s one of the catchiest songs from her Neon Love album, and one of the best Summer songs – which is why it was selected as one of the Front Porch Finds.

Leaving Thomas – I Wanna Be It All

Leaving Thomas is one of Canada’s hidden gems in country music and have been gaining in popularity with every release. Their latest single “I Wanna Be It All” is such a fantastic song that has the potential to be one of the biggest Summer songs of 2019. Lead vocalist Annika has one of the best voices in the scene. These two best friends make such a great duo.

“I Wanna Be It All” is the perfect blend of upbeat and chill melody that makes it one of the best songs to listen to this Summer on the deck. There’s not much else to say about this single – we’ll let the music speak for itself here.

Listen to the full Canadian Country Music Show Podcast

About The Canadian Country Music Show Podcast
The Canadian Country Music Show is a weekly music podcast that plays handpicked Canadian country music from the big names to the coolest of indies!
This podcast help you discover new music from the best that Canada has to offer while having some fun along the way with your hosts, Elora and Lianne!
This great podcast airs every Sunday night at 7:30 EST wherever you listen to podcasts.

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