Congratulations to our 2014 CMAO Award Nominees

April 8th, 2014

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Tim Hicks [iTunes]
Jason McCoy [iTunes]

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Throw Down – Tim Hicks [iTunes]

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Get By – Tim Hicks [iTunes]

SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR
Get By – written by Shawn Hamm/Tim Hicks/Tyler Hubbard/Brian Kelley/Casey Marshall/Neil Sanderson; performed by Tim Hicks [iTunes]

RECORD PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR
David Kalmusky/Emerson Drive (Roll – Emerson Drive) [iTunes]

Doc Walker “Shake It Like It’s Saturday Night” New Single Available Now

April 7th, 2014

New single “Shake It Like It’s Saturday Night” Available now on iTunes

To celebrate the release of the new single “Shake It Like It’s Saturday Night,” we’re giving away some prize packs to help you ‘shake it’ yourself!

Send us your very favorite original cocktail recipe (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) for your chance to win one of these limited edition prize packs:

“Shake It Like It’s Saturday Night” Cocktail shaker with martini glasses, a Doc Walker key chain, t-shirt and a beer kookie!

Tweet your recipe to @doc_walker with the official hashtag: #DWShakeIt

Dean Brody Wins JUNO Award For Country Album of the Year

March 30th, 2014

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DEAN BRODY WINS JUNO AWARD FOR COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

PERFORMS #1 GOLD SINGLE “BOUNTY” ON JUNO AWARDS BROADCAST TONIGHT

WINNIPEG, MB – Canadian Country star Dean Brody earns his first JUNO Award for Country Album of the Year at last night’s JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony in Winnipeg. Nominated for the third time in his career, Brody’s fourth album, Crop Circles (Open Road Recordings / Universal Music Canada) soared to the top of the charts upon release this past November. The award-winning album is available via iTunes.ca.

“I’m so proud of the team around me, its been a long journey and I feel like this win is for all of us,” says Dean Brody. “Years from now I’ll look back on this as one of the greatest honours given to me. Thank you all for your part in making this happen. What a night!”

Receiving critical acclaim for his songwriting, Brody made history in 2013 becoming the first male Canadian artist to earn two #1 songs at Country radio on the BDS and Mediabase charts for Crop Circles first single “Bounty” featuring Lindi Ortega and 2012′s Platinum-selling anthem “Canadian Girls.”

To date, Brody’s career has spawned 12 Top 10 singles at radio becoming the #1 Most Played Canadian Artist for the past three years; seven Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA) including his current reign as Male Artist of the Year and multiple sold out tours across Canada including his most recent headlining arena tour Crop Circles and Tractor Beams.

Dean Brody will perform his #1 Gold-selling hit “Bounty” on the 2014 JUNO Awards Broadcast this evening, Sunday, March 30, 2014 on CTV from Winnipeg’s MTS Centre at 8 p.m. CT/ 9 p.m. ET.

Tim Hicks “Hell Raisin’ Good Time” Officially certified GOLD

March 19th, 2014

Tim Hicks – “Hell Raisin’ Good Time” – certified gold in Canada.
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Sign the Petition to end Winter & Bring on the #MUD!

March 12th, 2014

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Join the petition to bring on the #MUD and help unlock prizes! Your email will be automatically entered into each draw by SIGNING!

Video Premiere: Madeline Merlo “Sinking Like A Stone”

March 4th, 2014

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CMT Canada’s Fresh Face Feature Artist is Madeline Merlo!
Watch “Sinking Like A Stone” – the new video now exclusively at CMT.ca

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“MUD” The New Single from The Road Hammers, Available Now!

February 25th, 2014

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#MUD New Single from The Road Hammers Available Now on iTunes! CANADA: http://bit.ly/Mr4yMJ USA: http://bit.ly/1gzlCcR Join The Road Hammers today, February 25th at 6:30 PM EST for a half-hour twitter chat! Have a question? Tweet to @theroadhammers with the hashtag #ASKRH or email your question to theroadhammers@rgk.ca!

OPEN ROAD RECORDINGS & RGK ENTERTAINMENT GROUP ANNOUNCE THE SIGNING OF MADELINE MERLO

February 20th, 2014

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“We’ve been waiting for an artist like Madeline. She has it all.”
- Michelle Carpenter, CMT Canada

“Madeline has what it takes to be the next massive female superstar. Not just in Canada, but the world.”
– Mark Patric, 93.7 JRfm, Vancouver, BC

THE ROAD HAMMES #MUD OFFICIAL VIDEO PREMIERE ON YOUTUBE & CMT.CA

February 17th, 2014

#MUD – The brand new single from The Road Hammers is available on iTunes February 25th
Join the Hammer Heads fan club now at www.theroadhammers.com.
Follow @theroadhammers on Twitter & Instagram.

Open Road Recordings Artists, Dean Brody & Tim Hicks earn 2014 JUNO Award Nominations

February 4th, 2014

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Congratulations to Dean Brody, nominated for Country Album of the Year for Crop Circles is on tour now. The Crop Circles & Tractor Beams Tour kicked off Jan. 29th in St.John’s, NL. This is Dean’s first arena headline tour, selling out across the nation! Visit www.deanbrody.com/tour for list of tour dates. Dean’s newest single, “Crop Circles” is at radio now. Watch the official video on YouTube.

Congratulations to Tim Hicks, nominated for two 2014 JUNO Awards for “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” & “Country Album of the Year” for Throw Down. Tim’s new single “Got A Feeling” feat. Blackjack Billy is at radio now. Watch the official music video here.

One More Girl Releases “The Hard Way – Limited Edition” Digital EP

February 4th, 2014

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Advance release of One More Girl’s brand new album “The Hard Way” is available now on iTunes featuring the hit single “Love Like Mine.”
One More Girl is on tour, “Young Guns Tour” visit www.onemoregirl.com

High Valley “Rescue You” Now Top 10 & Climbing at Canadian Country Radio

February 3rd, 2014

Download Rescue You from iTunes Canada: http://tinyurl.com/k47qghq
Download Rescue You from iTunes USA: http://tinyurl.com/m5bmr6n

DEAN BRODY EARNS GOLD CERTIFICATION FOR ‘BOUNTY’ ON THE EVE OF HIS CROP CIRCLES AND TRACTOR BEAMS TOUR

January 28th, 2014

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TORONTO, ON – On the eve of his arena headlining cross-Canada Crop Circles and Tractor Beams Tour, Dean Brody announces that his latest single “Bounty” has been certified Gold in Canada. This marks Brody’s third Gold-selling single from his catalogue and his second #1 hit, making Brody the first male Canadian artist to earn two #1 songs at Country radio in BDS and Mediabase history. The music video for Brody’s second single “Crop Circles” debuted on CMT Canada this past weekend.

TIM HICKS #GOTAFEELING FEAT. BLACKJACK BILLY AT RADIO NOW

January 13th, 2014

Watch the official music video only at cmt.ca.
Youtube World-wide premiere Friday January 17th! Official hashtag: #GotAFeeling

Open Road Recordings – Year End 2013

December 20th, 2013

Wishing everyone a happy & healthy holiday and a rockin’ new year! We are looking forward to a ground breaking 2014, its going to be an amazing year for Canadian country music. Look out for announcements coming early in the new year. In the spirit of the season, Open Road Recordings and RGK Entertainment have made a donation to Habitat For Humanity Foundation Canada & Youth Encouragement Services of Nashville. Be safe! View 2013 stats …

New Lyric Video: “Got A Feeling” Tim Hicks feat. Blackjack Billy

December 20th, 2013


#GOTAFEELING 2014 – The countdown to new years is on! Share your 2014 predictions and new year’s resolutions with the official hashtag #GOTAFEELING