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PHOTO: High Valley Performs at Steelers Game

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Canadian country music trio High Valley are slowly taking over the United States. They performed their new single “Love You For A Long Time” at the recent Steelers game in a pre-game concert at Heinz Stadium, before the Steelers took on the Redskins. Check out the picture of their performance below:

Left to right: High Valley’s Curtis, Brad and Bryan Rempel

(click the image to see it full-sized).

High Valley Sending Out Single To Country Radio

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Canadian country music trio High Valley is getting ready to finally take over American country music airwaves with their new single “Love You For A Long Time.” The sibling trio is teaming up with Rodeowave Entertainment for the release of their single in the USA with a September 10th impact date, but is available right now on PlayMPE for radio stations. The group has spent the last several weeks on a nationwide radio tour and they are already getting airplay!

Brothers Brad (lead vocal, acoustic guitar), Bryan (harmony vocals, bass guitar), and Curtis (harmony vocals, mandolin), are all in their twenties. The group’s inspirations range from Alabama, Rascal Flatts, and Diamond Rio. After sixteen years of touring and opening for country superstars like Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Reba McEntire in Canada, the Canadian Country Music Association “Group Of The Year” are aiming their sights on the United States.

The group has had three top 10 singles in Canada. Lead singer Brad moved to Nashville in 2010 to collaborate with some of the biggest songwriters in Nashville – Phil Barton (Lee Brice‘s “A Woman Like You”), Danny Wells (George Strait‘s “Check Yes or No”), and Allen Shamblin (Miranda Lambert‘s “The House That Built Me”)  – to co-write ten of the eleven tracks on the group’s upcoming USA debut record, “Love Is A Long Road.” The album will be released in early 2013 on Eaglemont Entertainment.

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!

CMA Fest Global Events Showcase Artists Announced


The Country Music Association announced this week that twenty-two country music artists from around the world will be participating in a special global showcase June 4th and 5th in Nashville, Tennessee. This showcase of worldwide talent will help kick off CMA Fest week. Some of the acts included in the showcase include Canada’s own Emerson Drive and High Valley, among many other talents acts. “Chevrolet Presents The CMA Global Artist Party” will take place Monday, June 4th from 6 pm CST to 10:45 pm CST at The Stage On Broadway and again on Tuesday, June 5th at The Second Fiddle starting at 12:30 pm CST until 3:45 pm CST. See the full list of artists participating below:

Monday night’s line-up includes Bob Corbett (Australia), Emerson Drive (Canada), Morgan Evans (Australia), Vickie Evans (New Zealand), Adam Harvey (Australia), High Valley (Canada), Lisa McHugh (Ireland) with the legendary Gene Watson (U.S.), Craig Morrison (Australia), Jess Moskaluke (Canada), Gary Quinn (UK), and Joe Robinson (Australia). Australian husband and wife duo O’Shea return as hosts from last year’s event.

Tuesday afternoon’s line-up will feature Baylou (Australia), Clayton Bellamy (Canada), Rick Caballo (Australia), Adam Gregory (Canada), Pete Kennedy (Ireland), Colm Kirwan (Ireland), Josh Macumber (Canada), Raintown (UK), Jessica Ridley (Canada), and Travellin Rose (UK).  Australian artist Adam Harvey is hosting the Aristo Global Show. A free lunch will be offered for attendees.

UPDATE: The JUNO Awards Take Over Ottawa


Right now, being in Ottawa is electrifying.

As the nation’s capital is about to welcome The JUNOS this Sunday (April 1), both the city and the fans are starting to get into the swing of things in anticipation of the show.

There are several events set up in advance of the show featuring some of the music industry’s best, including Canada’s talented country singers.

The JUNO Cup, taking place on Friday, March 30th, will feature a collaboration of both NHL greats and musical talents on the ice, including Brad and Curtis Rempel of High Valley and Jim Cuddy.

Another popular event, the JUNO Songwriters’ Circle, will include Canada’s talented Terri Clark, among others, as they share both songs and stories on stage.

Of course, all eyes are on the actual show, taking place at the Scotiabank on Sunday night. Nominees for Country Album of the Year are:

Doc Walker16 & 1
High Valley – High Valley
Jason McCoyEverything
Jimmy RankinForget About the World
Terri Clark – Roots and Wings

In addition, Jim Cuddy will be up against some other great contenders for the Songwriter of the Year award. A favourite here at Keepin’ It Country, Johnny Reid, is also nominated for Single of the Year for his hit “Let’s Go Higher”; his fellow nominees include Canadian talents like Hedley, City and Colour, Nickelback, and The Sheepdogs.

Not only will Blue Rodeo be performing, but The JUNOS will  honour them for being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

The JUNOs will be hosting a LIVE CHAT with Bell Media personalities during the show at Facebook.com/CTV, JUNOS.CTV.ca and on the CTV iPad App Social Screen. Also, check out the ongoing JUNOS Fantasy Poll on Facebook – you can select YOUR picks for some of the biggest categories of the show!

Tickets for the show can still be purchased HERE, as well as tickets for events around the city preceding the show that any of our Ottawa readers would like to attend!

The JUNOs will air LIVE on Sunday, April 1st at 8PM EST on CTV.

Nominees for the 2012 Juno Awards Announced


Today, nominees for the 2012 Juno Awards were announced. The show will take place in Ottawa, Ontario on April 1st at Scotiabank Place – it will also be broadcast on CTV. In addition, it was unveiled that William Shatner will be the host of the event.

Among the nominees are some of our favourite Canadian country artists!

Single of the Year
Fragile Bird - City and Colour
Invincible - Hedley
Let’s Go Higher - Johnny Reid
When We Stand Together - Nickelback
I Don’t Know - The Sheepdogs.

Songwriter of the Year
Dallas Green
Dan Mangan
Jim Cuddy
Ron Sexsmith.

Country Album of the Year
16 & 1 - Doc Walker
High Valley -High Valley
Everything – Jason McCoy
Forget About the World – Jimmy Rankin
Roots and Wings – Terri Clark.

The award show will also feature Blue Rodeo being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.


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!