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Brad Paisley is booked to play the MTS Centre August 20th. Tickets on sale NOW

Brad Paisley plays the MTS Centre in Winnipeg August 20th with special guests Chase Bryant & Lindsey Ell.

Pre-sale on now!

Regular Sale begins March 24 at 10 AM

Brad Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer whose talents have earned him numerous awards, including three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), among many others and he is making his way to the MTS Centre, August 20.

 

A proud member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001, Paisley has written 20 of his 23 #1 hits including “He Didn’t Have to Be,” “Mud on the Tires,” “She’s Everything,” “Water” and “Remind Me,” among others.  His highly successful Life Amplified World Tour 2016 travelled across the US and Canada and continued through February 2017. His current single, “Today,” is resonating with people around the globe and is currently in the Top 5 on the country single charts and the music video has been viewed over 30 million times.

 

Paisley has partnered with Boot Barn® and developed an exclusive line of jeans, hats, T-shirts, jewelry, belts and woven shirts called Moonshine Spirit by Brad Paisley.

 

Joining Paisley is 23-year-old Chase Bryant, whose debut album was released in 2015 and features such songs as the soaring groove “Little Bit of You,” the sparking “Fire,” and vocally-charged guitar shredding Top 10 debut single “Take It On Back.”

 

Calgary native Lindsay Ell will also join the boys. Ell has been a fixture in the Opry scene and secured the #1 most added spot at U.S. Country Radio when her single “By The Way” debuted with 44 first week stations in October 2015. 

 

Connect with Brad at www.BradPaisley.com,

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YouTube at YouTube.com/BradPaisley.

 

Paisley will perform at the MTS Centre, August 20, 2017. Tickets start at $20 plus fees and go on sale to the general public Friday, March 24 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. 

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FANS OF THE HIP FLOCKED TO THE BAND'S MUSIC AS THEY MOURNED

Monday, 23 October 2017 15:31
FANS OF THE HIP FLOCKED TO THE BAND'S MUSIC AS THEY MOURNED

Tragically Hip Albums  By David Friend

 

Fans of the Tragically Hip flocked to the band's music as they mourned the death of singer Gord Downie, which drove a huge boost in sales, streams and radio play. 

Eleven albums by the Kingston, Ont., rockers climbed onto the Billboard Canadian Albums chart for the week that ended Oct. 19. It was the previous day that Downie's family announced the Hip frontman had died. 

Overall sales for the band's catalogue spiked 1,000 per cent, rising to a combined 11,000 equivalent units from 1,000 units the previous week. The chart is tallied by Nielsen Music and is based on both physical and digital sales along with a calculation of on-demand streams. 

The strongest performer was the Hip's greatest hits compilation ``Yer Favourites,'' which rose to No. 2 from No. 182 the previous week. It was held from the top position by the debut of Pink's new release ``Beautiful Trauma.'' 

Another 10 Hip albums made the Top 200, including 1992's ``Fully Completely'' and 1998's ``Phantom Power,'' while Gord Downie's ``Secret Path'' also re-entered the chart. 

Streaming of the Hip's music also grew tremendously, rising more than 700 per cent on services like Apple Music and Spotify. 

On-demand streams jumped to 9.7 million for the week from 1.1 million, while many of the Hip's most popular songs are lingering on Spotify's Viral 50 chart, which monitors music sharing on social media. 

Radio stations also filled their playlists with Hip favourites in the days after Downie's death. 

``Ahead by a Century'' was the Hip's most played track on the day the singer's death was announced, followed by ``Courage,'' ``Wheat Kings,'' ``New Orleans Is Sinking'' and ``Bobcaygeon.''

 

FANS OF THE HIP FLOCKED TO THE BAND'S MUSIC AS THEY MOURNED

Monday, 23 October 2017 15:31
FANS OF THE HIP FLOCKED TO THE BAND'S MUSIC AS THEY MOURNED

Tragically Hip Albums  By David Friend

 

Fans of the Tragically Hip flocked to the band's music as they mourned the death of singer Gord Downie, which drove a huge boost in sales, streams and radio play. 

Eleven albums by the Kingston, Ont., rockers climbed onto the Billboard Canadian Albums chart for the week that ended Oct. 19. It was the previous day that Downie's family announced the Hip frontman had died. 

Overall sales for the band's catalogue spiked 1,000 per cent, rising to a combined 11,000 equivalent units from 1,000 units the previous week. The chart is tallied by Nielsen Music and is based on both physical and digital sales along with a calculation of on-demand streams. 

The strongest performer was the Hip's greatest hits compilation ``Yer Favourites,'' which rose to No. 2 from No. 182 the previous week. It was held from the top position by the debut of Pink's new release ``Beautiful Trauma.'' 

Another 10 Hip albums made the Top 200, including 1992's ``Fully Completely'' and 1998's ``Phantom Power,'' while Gord Downie's ``Secret Path'' also re-entered the chart. 

Streaming of the Hip's music also grew tremendously, rising more than 700 per cent on services like Apple Music and Spotify. 

On-demand streams jumped to 9.7 million for the week from 1.1 million, while many of the Hip's most popular songs are lingering on Spotify's Viral 50 chart, which monitors music sharing on social media. 

Radio stations also filled their playlists with Hip favourites in the days after Downie's death. 

``Ahead by a Century'' was the Hip's most played track on the day the singer's death was announced, followed by ``Courage,'' ``Wheat Kings,'' ``New Orleans Is Sinking'' and ``Bobcaygeon.''

 

Ethelbert Community Fundraiser will feature Local Singer Songwriter Kayla Luky!

Monday, 23 October 2017 12:01
Ethelbert Community Fundraiser will feature Local Singer Songwriter Kayla Luky!

Enjoy the Harvest Supper Fundraiser in Ethelbert on Sunday November 12th,this second annual event will feature cocktails, tasty supper, and evening entertainment from local singer songwriter Kayla Luky. There will also be silent auction and fundraising raffles on site. For more information and to purchase tickets call 204-797-3554 or 204-647-0939. 

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017

Monday, 23 October 2017 08:44
MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017

 

 

COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME

 

Country star Alan Jackson, the late guitarist and singer Jerry Reed and songwriter Don Schlitz were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday. Loretta Lynn returned to the Hall of Fame for the first time since she suffered a stroke in May to formally induct Jackson. Lynn said Jackson was the only person that could make her leave her house. George Strait, Alison Krauss and Lee Ann Womack each performed one of Jackson's songs in his honour. Jerry Reed died at age 71 in 2008. His daughters accepted on his behalf. And Schlitzhad some advice to his grandchildren seated in the audience. He said ``No one does this alone. In your life, be a part of something bigger than yourself.'' 

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VERUCA SALT'S LOUISE POST SAYS DIRECTOR JAMES TOBACK VICTIMIZED HER

 

Louise Post of Veruca Salt says when the Harvey Weinstein scandal hit, she cried over her own sexual harassment experience 30 years ago. It wasn't Weinstein, though.

Post is one of 38 women who agreed to talk to The Los Angeles Times about being harassed or assaulted by writer and director James Toback, who wrote the film ``Bugsy.'' Post was a student at Barnard College when she met Toback in 1987. Post says going to his apartment has been a source of shame for her for 30 years because she allowed herself to be ``so gullible.'' 

Post says she cried recently for ``the 20-year-old woman who lost something vital that day -- her innocence.'' Toback denies the allegations.

  

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LADY GAGA AND FIVE FORMER PRESIDENTS APPEAR AT HURRICANE RELIEF CONCERT

 

Lady Gaga made a surprise appearance at the One America Appeal concert near Austin, Texas, on Saturday.

The show-stopper, though, was the five living former presidents taking the stage together: Barack Obama, George W. Bush, George H.W.

Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter. President Donald Trump sent video remarks. The concert was a fundraiser for victims of recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The concert also featured Lyle Lovett, Sam Moore of Sam and Dave, Cassadee Pope, Lee Greenwood, Yolanda Adams and Alabama. 

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SOLANGE KNOWLES GETS APOLOGY FROM NEWSPAPER THAT AIRBRUSHED HER BRAIDS

 

As Solange Knowles reminded Britain's Evening Standard newspaper, ``Don't Touch My Hair.'' The newspaper has apologized for digitally altering a photo of Knowles' elaborate braids. The original photo of Knowles shows her hair braided in a circle that extends at least a foot above the top of her head. The cover photo took that out. The magazine says it altered the photo for ``layout purposes.'' It adds, ``Plainly we made the wrong call and we have offered our unreserved apologies to Solange.'' The article quotes Knowles as saying she considers braiding an art form and recalls her experiences in her mother's salon as a child.

Knowles posted the original photo on Instagram with the caption, ``DTMH.'' 

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JASON ALDEAN RELEASES ``I WON'T BACK DOWN''

 

Jason Aldean's version of Tom Petty's song ``I Won't Back Down'' is for sale, with proceeds going to victims of the Las Vegas shootings. Aldean performed the song on ``Saturday Night Live'' five days after a gunman killed 58 people at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Aldean was on stage when the shooting began.

Proceeds from the sale of the song will be donated to the Direct Impact Fund. 

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MGM RESORTS WILL NOT RENT OUT GUNMAN'S LAS VEGAS SUITE

 

The hotel suite from which a gunman killed 58 people at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on October 1 will not be rented, according to MGM Resorts. A judge also has approved a temporary order for the hotel to preserve photos, surveillance video and gambling records of gunman Stephen Paddock.

Lawyers for a California woman critically wounded at the festival asked for the order. Meanwhile, the Las Vegas tourism bureau has put on hold its slogan, ``What happens here, stays here,'' which it has used since 2002. 

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VAMPIRES CELEBRATE TOM PETTY'S BIRTHDAY

 

The vampires of Los Angeles paid tribute to Tom Petty on his birthday Thursday. LA Weekly reports the Tom Petty Memorial Vampire Walk took place on Ventura Boulevard in reference to his song ``Free Fallin'.'' Petty sang, ``And all the vampires walking through the Valley/Move west down Ventura Boulevard.''

Organizer Mary Soracco expected maybe 10 or 15 people, but dozens of people showed up in goth costumes and Petty shirts. Musicians led the crowd in a sing-along of ``Free Fallin'.'' 

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CHARLIE DANIELS SHOULD HAVE BEEN CHARLIE DANIEL

 

Charlie Daniels says he's been dealing with bureaucratic flubs since the first day of his life. Daniels tells Billboard magazine his name is supposed to be Charlie Daniel. He says when he was born in 1936, everything was written longhand in pen and an ``S'' was added to his name. He says he's the only person in his family with an ``S'' at the end of his name. Daniels tells his life story in his new book, ``Never Look At The Empty Seats,'' out tomorrow.

 

 

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BEACH BOYS CONCERT HIT BY TORNADO

 

Mike Love of the Beach Boys notes that before their Saturday show in Norman, Oklahoma, they were visited by Dean Torrence of Jan and Dean, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin -- and a tornado. Love writes on Facebook the band cut short their meet-and-greet after a tornado sent water pouring through the roof.

He says the concert was not cancelled. Fallin tells KWTV she was evacuated from the Riverwind Casino twice that day. Part of the casino's roof was ripped off. Most of the severe storms that swept through Oklahoma this weekend hit rural areas.

 

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DAN AND SHAY'S SHAY MOONEY GETS MARRIED

 

Shay Mooney of Dan and Shay and his new bride are off on what they're calling their ``Honeymooney.'' His representative tells People magazine Mooney married former Miss Arkansas Hannah Billingsley on Friday between two oak trees on the Mooney family property in Arkansas. Their wedding party included the couple's 9-month old son, Asher, as well as bandmate Dan Smyers and band guitarist Justin Richards. Mooney choked up at the reception while performing an original song on acoustic guitar he wrote for Billingsley.

 

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JAKE OWEN'S HOUSE IS FOR SALE

 

A house owned by two country music stars is on the market. The Nashville Tennessean reports Jake Owen is selling his three-bedroom house outside Nashville for $1.5 million. He bought it from Loretta Lynn. The house sits on seven acres and includes a chef's kitchen, a recording studio and a beach area complete with a tiki bar. 

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(The Canadian Press)