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Review of CMT Hitlist Tour in Ottawa


The CMT Hitlist Tour made a stop in Ottawa, Ontario Tuesday night – one of  26 stops on a cross-country tour. Dean Brody, Deric Ruttan, and Aaron Lines graced the stage of Centrepoint Theatre, performing for a crowd of all different ages.

The boys, backed up by a four-piece band, came out to the stage together to first perform “Hey Good Lookin’”. Just after, the show featured a set by Dean. He started by performing his current single, “Little Yellow Blanket”, followed by his hit song “Wildflower”, a performance that captivated the audience and even brought a woman in the front row to giving a rose to the artist. He played other crowd favourites including, “People Know You By Your First Name” and “Trail In Life”. Without a doubt, his live performance definitely showcases his voice and it’s unique quality and capability.

Aaron Lines followed Dean to the stage, playing past hits that spoke to his relationship with his wife and two daughters. He started with “Moments That Matter”, a song that got cheers from the crowd when one of the lyrics mentioned hockey – obviously a staple to the Canadian identity. He went on to play “You Can’t Hide Beautiful”, a song he wrote originally for his wife but is now hoping to teach the words to his young daughters so that they may be instilled with the message that beauty is about remaining true to yourself. His set included other hits such as “Turn It Up”, “Lights of My Hometown”, and the crowd favourite “Cheaper to Keep Her”. His humble personality and love for his family was quite evident in his set, making his performance very relatable to the crowd and remarkably enjoyable to watch.

CMT Hitlist Tour To Stop In Ottawa


The CMT Hitlist Tour will roll through Ottawa, Ontario at Centrepoint Theatre on Wednesday, October 12. This stop, one of 26, will feature sets from Canadian artists  Dean Brody, Deric Ruttan, and Aaron Lines.

Dean Brody dominated the CCMA Awards this past September, winning Album of the Year for his current album Train In Life, as well as Single of the Year and Songwriter of the Year for the same-titled single. Dean has spent most weeks sitting at #1 on Canadian country radio over the past year. The artist will most definitely be performing his current hit “Little Yellow Blanket” which has moved into the Top 10 in only seven weeks – his fastest charting single thus far in his career.

Deric Ruttan received five nominations at the 2011 CCMA Awards for his 2010 CD release titled Sunshine. His second single from that album, “Up All Night” was the most-played Canadian country song of 2010. He is currently promoting his new live album Up All Night – Deric Ruttan which came out just weeks ago.

The show will also feature hit maker Aaron Lines, who was the most played Canadian artist on country radio from 2000 to 2010. With past wins at the CCMA’S for awards such as Male Artist of the Year and Rising Star Award, Aaron was recognized at the 2011 show with a nomination for Album of the Year for his CD Sunday Afternoon.

After the show in Ottawa, the tour will make stops in London, Guelph, Belleville, and Parry Sound before heading out East.

Tickets can be purchased at www.cmt.ca/cmthitlisttour.