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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!

Chat With Tara Oram Today at 6:30pm EST!


CCMA Rising Star Award Winner Tara Oram will be live chatting today at 6:30pm EST via U-Stream!  The Canadian will be hosting a question & answer session about her experiences in Afghanistan.

Tara posted this on her Facebook music page back in October after her return back from overseas.

So proud to be Canadian. Thank you Troops for giving us a life changing experience in Afghanistan. God Bless you all for the amazing & courageous work you do. We love you all so much and are SO THANKFUL.

You can check out pictures from her trip to Afghanistan HERE and you join her in the live chat HERE at 6:30pm EST.

You can also check out our exclusive pictures of Tara from her performance in Ottawa this summer at the Capital Hoedown HERE!

CMT Festival Was The Place To Party This Weekend

Rascal Flatts.

Oro Station, Ontario, Canada was the place to be this weekend for any country music fan. The first annual CMT Music Festival went off without a hitch, with thousands upon thousands of hardcore rednecks and country fans jam-packed into the fields to hear the best of what country music had to offer. The three-day festival featured superstar acts like Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Sara Evans, Colt Ford, and even Ronnie Dunn. With early estimates of nearly 10,000 fans a night at Burl’s Creek Family Park; there’s no way this festival doesn’t return again next year.

The music festival kicked off with a performance by Hank, who unfortunately were forced to play before gates were open to the public. The die hard hillbillies packed at the entrances to try to race for their spots did hear them, and the second the gates were open there was a rush of people running to get their spots by the main stage.

No Shirt, No Problem at Day One of the Capital Hoedown

Kenny Chesney.

With the rain threat passing the Capital Hoedown right by, it was a perfect night to kick-off Canada’s biggest country music festival last night. With crowds lining up two hours before gates opening, Ottawa was just as eager as everyone else to get the show going. Fans ran across Lebreton Flatts field to get as close as possible to the stage for the great first-day lineup: Mackenzie Porter, Tara Oram, Doc Walker and Kenny Chesney.

Tara Oram Gets CCMA Nod for Female Artist of the Year

photo credit: open road recordings

Canadian Tara Oram has a little celebrating to do: the blonde country singer has just been nominated for female artist of the year at the 2011 Canadian Country Music Association Awards. She released her sophomore album, “Revival, “ in July. The nomination came at a total surprise for the former CCMA rising star:

“This nomination is a huge surprise, and it’s so cool to be nominated when you’ve been away for two years.”

Tara released “Chasing The Sun” in 2008. The Newfoundland native is a former Canadian Idol contestant, who placed sixth on the now-defunct reality singing competition. She also starred in CMT’s “The Tara Diaries,” and also had her own Christmas special on the network: “The Night Before Christmas.” 

Tara will be appearing at the Capital Hoedown in Ottawa, Canada this week, opening up for Doc Walker and Kenny Chesney on Thursday night. Are you going to be there? Who are you excited for?

Take a look this Canadian talent appearing at the Hoedown under the cut with “Go To Bed Angry.”

Canadian Tara Oram to Release Sophomore Album


Former Canadian Idol contestant Tara Oram is set to release her sophomore album, “Revival”, on July 19th, 2011. The Canadian Country Music Award winning artist promises a mix of traditional country with some pop influence on her album. The lead single, “1929,” is currently in the top 40 Canadian Country charts and the #1 most played Canadian music video on CMT Canada.

“The word “excited” for this new album would be an understatement,” proclaims Oram. “It’s been almost two years in the making and a lot of time has been spent putting the puzzle pieces together to create an album that truly reflects the music I love and more importantly, love to perform. I hope country music lovers adore this project as much as I do. That’s my ultimate goal and would be my biggest accomplishment.”

The 12-song album by the Newfoundland native will have a positive message with an ode to classic country music.

Oram has received multiple Juno, CCMA, and ECMA nominations since signing with Open Road Recordings in 2008. She took home the CCMA Rising Star Award in 2009 as well as the ECMA for Country Recording Of The Year for “Chasing the Sun”. She also had her own reality television series on CMT “The Tara Diaries.”

See the full track listing under the cut.