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 AWARD-WINNING COUNTRY MUSIC DUO HIGH VALLEY ANNOUNCES BRAND NEW ALBUM COUNTY LINE PRE-ORDER COUNTY LINE ON iTUNES, IN STORES OCTOBER 14TH TRACKING LISTING REVEALED 2014 COUNTY LINE FALL TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED September 30th, 2014 (Toronto, ON) – Canada’s hottest, award-winning country music duo High Valley is ready to rev things up with the release of their brand new album, County Line on Tuesday, October 14th via Open Road Recordings/Universal Music Canada. Available now for pre-order on iTunes, County Line is the band’s third full-length studio album and follows the release of their highly successful sophomore album Love Is a Long Road.Currently sitting at #2 on the Canadian Top Country Singles chart, “County Line”, the smash hit and title track of the new album, shot up the charts to the Top 15 in less than a month. A track that will no doubt become an anthem for country music fans, the…
MAJOR RECORD LABEL PRESIDENTS AND CEOs JOIN RECORDING SUPERSTARS TO JUDGE THE 2014 INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION (ISC) Sarah McLachlan, John Hiatt, Tom Waits, Pat Metheny, Sara Evans, Jon Secada, Bastille, Avicii, Wayne Shorter, Casting Crowns And Many More Join ISC's Judging Panel Deadline To Enter Extended Until November 4, 2014 September 29, 2014 - The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is now in its extended deadline period, and the deadline for entering songs is November 4, 2014. ISC is open to amateur and professional songwriters, and entries are accepted online through the ISC platform and Sonicbids or through the mail. In addition, ISC will be offering some special promotions and incentives through the end of the year. This year, ISC has expanded on the participation of music industry executives, offering the opportunity for artists to have their music heard by the highest level of decision-makers in the music business. Judges include…
DAUPHIN'S COUNTRYFEST PRESENTS HIGH VALLEY IN CONCERT WATSON ART CENTRE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2014 DOORS 6PM/SHOW 7PM Ticket Information: Ticket price is $29.00 plus fees and tax. Tickets go on sale today at 9:00am! You can purchase tickets one of these 3 ways: Online at WWW.COUNTRYFEST.CA or online HERE In person at 28-2nd Avenue NE, Dauphin By calling 1-800-361-7300 Event Details: This concert will be held at the Watson Art Centre in Dauphin (104 - 1st Avenue NW) Doors open at 6:00pm Show starts at 7:00pm
BLAKE SHELTON'S BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE RISES SEPTEMBER 30 Performs Lead Single "Neon Light" On Today Show & Live With Kelly and Michael NASHVILLE, TN – (September 26, 2014) – With his new single “Neon Light” rising fast on the charts, CMA reigning Male Vocalist of the Year Blake Shelton is ready to release his 11th studio album, BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE on Tuesday, September 30. With performances on The Today Show on October 1 and Live with Kelly and Michael on October 2, SUNSHINE finds Shelton at his best. “There’s something magical about that title, and given what this album is all about, I thought ‘BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE’ is like I’m bringing back some country music,” he says. “Country is sunshine to me.” With 11 tracks, Shelton returns to those themes that drew him to Nashville as a 17 year-old kid fresh out of high school. "It’s very…
Carrie Underwood to Release Greatest Hits: Decade #1 on December 9! Underwood Reveals Album Information Exclusively on NBC’s Today Show and Announces Album’s First Single, “Something in the Water” Superstar and six-time GRAMMY® winner Carrie Underwood appeared on NBC’s Today show this morning, where she revealed exclusively that she’ll release her first collection of hits, titled Greatest Hits: Decade #1, on December 9. With a final track listing to be announced, the album will draw from Underwood’s 18 #1 singles to date, while also featuring new material, kicked off by the first single, “Something in the Water.” Officially impacting country radio on October 6, “Something in the Water” will be available to stations in time to coincide with the digital single’s retail release on Monday, September 29. For Underwood, the album is not only a career milestone, but also a perfect way to be able to share some new songs…
MANITOBA ARTISTS LAND 10 CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARD NOMINATIONS WINNIPEG, MB – Six acclaimed Manitoba-based artists have landed 10 Canadian Folk Music Award nods, shining a spotlight on the strength and musical diversity of our province's music community. The nominees -- which include Tanya Tagaq, Del Barber, The Bros. Landreth, Fred Penner, Vince Fontaine and Indian City, and Sweet Alibi -- were announced on September 24. This year's Polaris Music Prize winner, Inuit throat singer and composer Tanya Tagaq, has earned two nominations for her heralded, groundbreaking album on Six Shooter Records, Animism. Tagaq, who calls Brandon home, is up for The Oliver Schroer Pushing the Boundaries Award, which celebrates innovation in creating new folk sounds, and Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year. Roots singer/songwriter Del Barber leads the Manitoba nominees with three nods for his latest, Prairieography, released on True North Records. Barber, who is fresh off coveted showcase spots…
AC/DC: MALCOLM YOUNG ``WILL NOT BE RETURNING'' TO BAND UNDATED (AP) -- AC/DC are putting out their first album without guitarist Malcolm Young. The band say on their website they will release ``Rock or Bust'' on December 2. Young is taking a break from the band because of an unspecified illness. AC/DC say, ``Unfortunately, due to the nature of Malcolm's condition, he will not be returning to the band.'' Stevie Young, the nephew of Malcolm and Angus Young, played rhythm guitar on the ``Rock or Bust'' tracks and will play with the band on tour. Turner Sports will use a song from the album, ``Play Ball,'' to promote Major League Baseball's postseason games beginning Saturday.
Here's a list of some new CD releases for the week of Sept. 23: Josh Abbott Band _ ``Tuesday Night'' (EP) alt-J _ ``This is All Yours'' Aphex Twin _ ``Syro'' Marcia Ball _ ``The Tattooed Lady & the Alligator Man'' Big & Rich _ ``Gravity'' Bonnie 'Prince' Billy _ ``Singer's Grave a Sea of Tongues'' Kasper Bjorke _ ``After Forever'' Joe Bonamassa _ ``Different Shades of Blue'' David Bowie _ ``Sound+Vision'' (4-CD Box Set) Otis Brown III _ ``The Thought of You'' Betty Buckley _ ``Ghostlight'' Steph Cameron _ ``Sad-Eyed Lonesome Lady'' Martin Carr _ ``The Breaks'' Julian Casablancas + The Voidz _ ``Tyranny'' Charm City Devils _ ``Battles'' Kenny Chesney _ ``The Big Revival'' Shawn William Clarke _ ``William'' Gary Clark Jr. _ ``Gary Clark Jr. Live'' Leonard Cohen _ ``Popular Problems'' The Crooked Brothers _ ``Thank You I'm Sorry'' The Cry! _ ``Dangerous Game'' Christine Fellows _…
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 08:50

Throat singer Tanya Tagaq wins Polaris Prize

Tanya Tagaq has won the 2013 Polaris Music Prize for her album Animism besting the nine other albums on the Polaris Short List. The Inuk throat singer performed an intense version of her song “Uja” accompanied by a 40-member choir during the Polaris Gala. “We’ve been doing it our own way without backing down artistically or conforming, so to be recognized in this way and have so many people latch on makes me feel the world is tolerable,” said Tagaq in a statement. “There’s so much hurt in the world and within indigenous cultures with colonialism. Canada is in a desperate need for repair and I think a lot of people are tired of living this way and just to have people understand where we’re coming from makes me have hope that we can move forward and expose the true history of Canada.” The Prize, which goes to the best…
New album is a wrap! Canadian tour on the horizon! It has been a hectic summer for Tom Savage. Savage says, "Between performances, bookings, and working on the new record, it's a lot to keep straight.. Wow! My head is spinning! I'm looking forward to getting on the road for the singular focus it provides me. Next town. Next show. Next place to crash. Repeat.That being said, I am incredibly excited about this new record. I'm very proud of how it has turned out and I can't wait to share it with all of you. Geoff & I have been painstakingly dotting every "i"and crossing every "t", and I think we have come away with something special".The fall tour schedule so far:Sept. 11th - The Apollo - Thunder Bay, ONSept. 12th - Music In The Alcove House Concert- Red Lake, ONSept. 13th - Times Changed High and Lonesome Club w/…