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Johnny Reid Wins Album of the Year at The JUNOS


Canadian country artist Johnny Reid was recognized at The 2013 JUNO Awards this past Sunday with the award for COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR, sponsored by Potashcorp. The artist saw himself facing great competition in the category from other great talent, including Dallas Smith, Chad Brownlee, Emerson Drive and Dean Brody.

Fire It Up, the winning album, is the seventh studio album for Johnny. After being released last spring, the album reached number two on the Canadian Albums Chart and was also certified platinum. It includes duets from Canadians Serena Ryder and Carolyn Dawn Johnson.

You can check out the full JUNO Awards at CTV.ca/Junos.

Chad Brownlee gets first-ever Juno Award nomination

Chad Brownlee.

It’s a big day for Canadian singer/songwriter Chad Brownlee (MDM Recordings Inc. / Universal Music Canada), the proud recipient of his first JUNO Award nomination, announced yesterday during the press conference held at The Design Exchange in Toronto. Brownlee’s 2012 album release “Love Me Or Leave Me” is nominated for Country Album of the Year at the Canadian music awards known as the JUNO Awards.

The former professional hockey player shares his excitement:

“This is obviously a big moment in a musicians career; being nominated alongside such phenomenal talent. I wouldn’t be at this point today without all of those who have helped my music grow. Thank you!”

Brownlee released his new single “Crash” yesterday to Canadian radio, with the video currently in heavy rotation on CMT. A Canadian with a philanthropic spirit, Brownlee has partnered with the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation, performing at camps across Canada and sharing the joys of music with the campers. In addition to his charitable work, Brownlee had a busy touring year in 2012, including co-headlining the national Boys of Fall Tour. He will continue to tour throughout 2013, with new performance dates to be announced in the coming months.

The 42nd annual JUNO Awards broadcast will air on CTV from the Brandt Centre in Regina, SK on Sunday, April 21, 2013.

Watch his JUNO-nominated single below and let us know what you think – are you a fan?


REVIEW: Chad Brownlee & Dallas Smith in Ottawa


Last night (11/05), Canadian singers Dallas Smith and Chad Brownlee performed one heck of a show in Ottawa. What a treat! This country girl has seen too many shows to count from all different genres. But this particular show stood out and will be one I’ll remember for quite some time.

To review this show in just a few paragraphs seems unjust. In fact, it was difficult to take notes because I found myself just wanting to enjoy the show. With that being said, there were definitely many highlights of the show that are worth noting.

CCMA Nominees Announced


Canadians can’t wait for the nation’s biggest night in country music! The countdown has begun for the Canadian Country Music Association Awards which will be held in Saskatoon, SK on September 9 at 8PM. Fans can tune in to CBC to catch the awards as they air LIVE.

“All of today’s nominees deserve ample recognition for their excellence as well as their tremendous contribution to Canadian country music,” said Don Green, Executive Director, CCMA. “This year’s nominees reflect the depth of musical talent in Canada, and we’re so proud to be able to recognize those artists – both established and emerging – who have impacted Canadians with their music.”

A personal fave, Johnny Reid, leads the nominations with a total of eight. Country cutie Dean Brody follows close behind with seven of his own.

Performers expected to light up the stage at the Awards include Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies, Eric Church, Paul Brandt, Dean Brody, George Canyon, Johnny Reid, Deric Ruttan, Gord Bamford, Terri Clark, Chad Brownlee and High Valley.

Check out the list of nominees below!

Capital Hoedown Tickets On-Sale Tomorrow!


Things are heating up in Ottawa, even with the temperatures dropping. Ottawa’s Biggest Summer Party, the Capital Hoedown, will have public on-sale for its tickets tomorrow on capitalhoedown.net. The 3-day Crazy Horse VIP Corral, 3-day Front-And-Centre, and now single-day tickets will all be available starting at 10 am EST tomorrow.

Next year’s line-up is as follows:

Friday, August 10 – Reba, Ronnie Dunn, Gord Bamford, and Marshall Dane

Saturday, August 11 – Taylor Swift, Dean Brody, Tara Oram, Chad Brownlee, and others TBA

Sunday, August 12 – Brad Paisley, The Band Perry, Terri Clark, High Valley and others TBA

To keep up to date on all artist and line-up updates, stay tuned to Keepin’ it Country and capitalhoedown.net. We will be interviewing Marshall Dane, who is opening the Hoedown, in a few minutes. Watch for that interview tonight!

Here Is The Lineup For The 2012 Capital Hoedown!


We were at the press conference for the 2012 Capital Hoedown lineup announcement this morning. Are you ready to see who will be coming to Ottawa’s biggest summer party?!

Reba will be headlining!

The rest of the linkup includes:


Ronnie Dunn
Gord Banford
Marshall Dane

Taylor Swift
Dean Brody
Tara Oram
Chad Brownlee

Brad Paisley
The Band Perry
Terri Clark
High Valley

GA passes will cost $170 for 3 days and VIP front and centre passes will go for $445. The pre-sale starts tomorrow.

Are you excited? We are!