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Dean Brody crowned CCMA Male Artist of the Year

Dean Brody. photo credit: Open Road Recordings.

Crowned for the second consecutive year, Dean Brody continues his reign as Male Artist of Year at the 2013 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards.

Sunday night, Brody introduced Canada to his brand new single “Bounty” through a live performance with special guest vocalist Lindi Ortega. On November 5, he will release Crop Circles his highly anticipated fourth studio album. Starting today, fans will have the first opportunity to hear Crop Circles live as he kicks off tour dates across Ontario this fall and returns to the road in 2014 for his Crop Circles & Tractor Beams Tour, featuring Season 3 winner of the Voice, Cassadee Pope.

To date, Brody has won seven CCMA Awards including back-to-back wins for Album of the Year (Trail In Life and Dirt) and now, Male Artist of the Year (2012 and 2013). His third album Dirt reached Gold sales in Canada and he has charted 11 Top 10 singles including the Gold-selling #1 hit “Canadian Girls” and “It’s Friday” featuring Great Big Sea.

In 2011 and 2012, Brody was named the #1 Most Played Canadian Country Artist at radio and earned two JUNO Award nominations for Album of the Year. Among his accolades this year, Brody has participated in the Halo High Water Benefit Concertand Telethon to support the Calgary Foundation’s Flood Rebuilding Fund, was named one of HELLO! Canada’s Most Beautiful Canadians in May and wrapped his first headlining tour to sold out crowds and rave reviews this past winter.

Dean Brody unveils new album Crop Circles

Dean Brody. photo credit: Open Road Recordings.

On the heels of seven nominations and a live broadcast performance at the 2013 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards on September 8 – Dean Brody unveils the details for his fourth studio album Crop Circles (Open Road Recordings/Universal Music Canada) and announces his national headlining tour Crop Circles & Tractor Beams.

Slated for release on November 5, 2013, Crop Circles features his brand new single “Bounty” with guest vocalist Lindi Ortega. Already receiving acclaim from fans and radio programmers across the country, the single has received the #1 Most Added spot overall and #1 Most Added spot at Country radio for the second week in a row. Starting September 9, tickets will go on-sale for the eastern leg of the tour with additional dates in the west to be announced shortly. The Voice Season 3 winner, Cassadee Pope will join him on the cross-Canada tour which begins in St. John’s, NFLD on January 29, 2014.

This Sunday, September 8 at the CCMA Awards, Brody will perform his new single “Bounty” for the first time on national television where he currently dominates in seven categories including Male Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and CCMA Fans’ Choice Award (Vote here).

Check out the list of Dean’s tour dates, including the ones with Cassadee, below:

Dean Brody named HELLO! Canada’s most beautiful

Dean Brody. photo credit: Open Road Recordings.

Congratulations to Canadian singer-songwriter Dean Brody! He’s just been named one of HELLO! Canada’s most beautiful people. He’s one of the handpicked Canadian stars for the issue, which is out on news stands today.

Dean has earned his spot on the list given his tremendous success across the country with his latest album DIRT. Raised in Jaffray, British Columbia, the singer-songwriter has become a household name in Canadian Country music. This year alone, he has been nominated for Country Album of the Year at the 2013 JUNO Awards and sold out his “The Dirt Tour” across Canada. He has charted four smash hits from his sophomore album, including the Gold-selling anthem “Canadian Girls,” “It’s Friday” ft. Great Big Sea, “Bob Marley” and his latest single “Dirt,” currently the #1 Most Added Single at radio this week.

Dean begins the summer festival circuit this June, with plans to release a brand new single this August in anticipation of his upcoming third album this November 2013.

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.

Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts & Dean Brody Added to Boots & Hearts

Miranda Lambert. photo credit: W magazine.

Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, and Canadian crooner Dean Brody have all been announced as additions to the second ever Boots & Hearts Music Festival in Ontario, Canada. Canada’s biggest country music festival will take place August 2nd to the 4th, 2013 at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Bowmanville, Ontario. Tickets are already on-sale for the festival, with three-day passes currently going for $199 at bootsandhearts.com. Early bird tickets had already sold-out after the announcement of Jason Aldean as a headlining act at next year’s festival.

The choices of Miranda, The Band Perry and Rascal Flatts were among the top ten most requested acts by fans of the festival. Festival organizers listened to the fans and added the superstars to an already huge line-up. It’s currently the only announced date so far for Miranda Lambert, who will be hitting the road in January with Dierks Bentley on their co-headlining Locked & Reloaded tour across the United States.

Boots & Hearts will be making an announcement of more than 25 acts as we get closer to the event. Who else do you want to see added to the line-up?

Recap of the Canadian Country Music Association Awards


The Canadian Country Music Association Awards was definitely enough to remind Canadians of the amazing talent that represents us in the country music industry. Tonight (09/09), we saw some of the best of the best rock the stage in Saskatoon and accept awards that they were most deserving of.

Dean Brody opened the show with his hit “Canadian Girls,” kicking off a show that would see him win two awards: Best Male Artist and Album of the Year.

Other country faves taking home hardware at this year’s show included Carolyn Dawn Johnson, who won Female Artist of the Year and Hey Romeo, this year’s Group or Duo of the Year. Ottawa’s sweetest and brightest new talent, Kira Isabella, took home the Rising Star award. The Stellas, who have been out on the road with Johnny Reid, took home the award for CMT Video of the Year for their song “In This House.” Johnny, who had a whopping eight nominations tonight, was the recipient of the Fans’ Choice award.

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!

Top 10 Country Songs for Memorial Day

Tim McGraw.

Us here at Keepin’ it Country want to wish our American friends a happy Memorial Day weekend. We also want to thank all those who have, will, or currently are serving their countries overseas. The sacrifices that have been made, and will be made, by the men and women serving their countries will never be forgotten. Even as a Canadian, I still want to thank everyone for what they’ve done protecting freedom not only in the United States today, but around the world.

While there are tons of songs in country music that pay tribute to the troops, we had the difficult task of narrowing it down to just our top ten. Take a look at our top 10 playlist for Memorial Day and let us know what your favorite songs for tribute are on our Facebook page or in the comments to our post.

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!