Open Road Recordings Artists CMW 2014 Appearances

August 26th, 2014

Country music fans from across Canada will be hitting the streets of Edmonton in celebration of the 2014 CCMA awards to be handed out September 7th.

In celebration of these awards, Open Road will be holding its 2014 Throw Down at Knoxvilles Tavern, on September 5th. Performers at the event include Dean Brody, Tim Hicks, The Road Hammers, High Valley, Madeline Merlo and Doc Walker. Doors to the event are 9:00pm with a cover of $7.00 at the door. Want to win tickets?! See below!

ORR Throw Down CCMA Party
Friday, September 5, 2014 – 10:00pm – 2:00am
Location: Knoxvilles Tavern
10736 Jasper Ave NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 2A7

Performers include:
Tim Hicks
Dean Brody
The Road Hammers
High Valley
Madeline Merlo
Doc Walker

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Here’s How to Win Entry to the ORR Throw Down CCMA Party

Tweet to @openroadrecs why you want a pair of free tickets to the #ORRThrowDown @KnoxvillesTavern Sept. 5!

Winner(s) selected on Wednesday Sept 3.

 
 

New singles from The Road Hammers and Doc Walker at radio today

August 26th, 2014

In celebration of the 2014 Bands On The Run Tour, JUNO & CCMA Winning Canadian Country groups Doc Walker & The Road Hammers are releasing brand new singles to radio TODAY! Doc Walker’s new single “That’s How I Like It” and The Road Hammers’ “I’ve Been Everywhere” are available now on iTunes! Check em’ out!

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Vote Dean Brody for CCMA Fans’ Choice Award

August 22nd, 2014

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Please vote Dean Brody for the 2014 Canadian Country Music Association Fans’ Choice Award!

Click below to vote and tweet this link to your friends!
http://bit.ly/1n6NVC6

and don’t forget you can vote everyday!
Once from each device you have.

Thanks for voting.

#VoteDean

New single “That’s How I Like It” from Doc Walker Available Now

August 18th, 2014

With 20 top 10 singles under their belt and countless miles traveled across Canadian soil, multiple JUNO and CCMA award-winning country group Doc Walker are back with their brand new single, “That’s How I Like It.” With a fresh sound and catchy melody, this new release is the perfect addition to your end-of-summer soundtrack…as the days get shorter and the nights get a bit cooler. On iTunes now – Buy it!

YouTube Video Premiere “Madeline Merlo – Alive”

August 14th, 2014


“Alive” by Madeline Merlo now playing on YouTube world-wide and at CMT.ca!

iTunes Canada: http://bit.ly/1rokUXy
iTunes USA: http://bit.ly/1qEnVFl

DEBUT EP AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE NOW!
(#2 COUNTRY ALBUM OVERALL)

Open Road Recordings’ newest rising star, Madeline Merlo, is excited to announce the release of not only a brand new single – but her debut self-titled EP! The 5-song Madeline Merlo EP features the debut single “Sinking Like A Stone,” and the brand new single “Alive.”

“Alive” was co-written by Merlo and fellow B.C. native & producer Dan Swinimer.

The official video for “Alive” was shot in Las Vegas, NV, by award-winning director John ‘JP’ Poliquin.

2014 JUNO AWARD WINNER AND SEVEN-TIME CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD WINNER DEAN BRODY MAKES HIS MASSEY HALL DEBUT

August 14th, 2014

Reigning CCMA Male Artist of the year, Dean Brody, has had a banner year with his sold-out Crop Circles and Tractor Beams arena tour, winning his first JUNO Award for Country Album of the Year (Crop Circles), scoring his 14th top 10 single with “Another Man’s Gold” and becoming the first male Canadian to receive two #1 country singles.

This week, the Canadian Walk of Fame announced that Dean Brody, along with Matthew Good and Burton Cummings, would be the three chosen headliners to perform at Canada’s Walk of Fame Concert Series. Brody will perform on Friday, September 19th, at the legendary Massey Hall in Toronto, ON. This will be Brody’s Massey Hall debut!

Massey Hall is internationally famous as Canada’s most important venue for concerts and lectures, attracting many of the world’s leading celebrities. Massey Hall remains a vital part of Toronto’s cultural and entertainment scene.

Concert Info:
Dean Brody @ Massey Hall
Friday, September 19th
Toronto, ON
Tickets on sale: Thursday, August 14th

CANADIAN STAR TIM HICKS CELEBRATES FIRST #1 COUNTRY ALBUM WITH “5:01″

August 13th, 2014

 
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CELEBRATES ‘HAT TRICK’ WITH THIRD GOLD-CERTIFIED SINGLE, “STRONGER BEER”
 
PERFORMS TO 35,000+ CROWD AT BOOTS & HEARTS MUSIC FESTIVAL
 
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Toronto, ON – (August 13, 2014) – With four Top 10 singles, nearly 3 million YouTube hits, two JUNO Award nominations and his third GOLD-certified single (with the viral hit “Stronger Beer”), multiple 2014 CCMA Award Nominee and Niagara, ON, native, Tim Hicks, has achieved what many artists would strive for in a decade. His sophomore album “5:01” (Open Road Recordings/Universal Music Canada) debuted today at #1 on the SoundScan Country Album sales chart, making this Hicks’ first #1 country album.

This week, Hicks was announced as an opener on the second leg of American country star Dierks Bentley’s “RISER” Tour, which will be making multiple stops across Canada this Fall. 8 Canadian markets have been announced so far. In addition, Hicks was announced last week in the first round of performers on the Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA) show, which will be broadcast live on CBC on Sunday, Sept 7th. Tim will perform alongside Dean Brody, Dallas Smith, Little Big Town, and Dierks Bentley. Hicks has been nominated for four 2014 CCMA Awards including Rising Star, Album of the Year (for his debut album Throwdown), Songwriter of the Year for “Hell Raisin’ Good Time” and CMT Video of the Year for “Got A Feeling” featuring Blackjack Billy.

Hicks has had his busiest summer to date, performing at multiple large-scale festivals, with the highlight being last weekend’s 2014 Boots & Hearts Music Festival, where Hicks played alongside Lee Brice and Luke Bryan to a crowd of 35,000. Also, if summer has not been exciting enough, Hicks was just awarded his third GOLD-certified single, for the viral hit “Stronger Beer.” Even though the song was never released to radio, it took on a life of it’s own online through social media – with the lyric video being viewed nearly 1 Million times.

In 2013, after 250,000 downloads, Hicks became the #1 highest selling digital Canadian Country Artist of the Year, as well as the Most Played Debut Artist overall at Country radio. Since, Hicks has also been honoured with a Canadian Radio Music Award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year, a SOCAN award for his debut single “Get By,” and a Country Music Association of Ontario Award for Male Artist of the Year.

The lead single “Here Comes The Thunder” from the album 5:01 is poised to hit Top 10 this week at country radio – and has been also added to rotation at SiriusXM’s “The Highway.” This is Hicks’ first single to receive American airplay. Watch the brand new video for “Here Comes The Thunder” here.

TimHicksMusic.com
facebook.com/timhicksofficial
@TimHicksMusic

For more information, please contact:

Brianne Deslippe
Open Road Recordings
brianne.deslippe@openroadrecordings.com
416.908.1717

VIDEO: Vote Dean Brody for CCMA Fans’ Choice Award

August 10th, 2014

Vote @deanbrody for Fans’ Choice at the 2014 #CCMAAwards! Video: http://youtu.be/iUBISMjGaq8 Vote: http://www.ccma.org

Madeline Merlo “Alive” Exclusive Video Premiere at CMT.ca!

August 8th, 2014

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WATCH ‘ALIVE’ THE BRAND NEW VIDEO FROM MADELINE MERLO TODAY ONLY AT CMT.CA!

DEBUT EP AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE NOW!

Tim Hicks new album “5:01″ available everywhere today August 5

August 5th, 2014

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Tim Hicks New album “5:01″ (Official hashtag: #Five01) available everywhere today August 5! Visit www.timhicksmusic.com

iTunes Canada: itunes.apple.com/ca/album/5-01/id892906256
iTunes USA: itunes.apple.com/us/album/5-01/id900170599

Tim Hicks New Album “5:01″ CD Release Party Saturday at Boots & Hearts Fan Fair Village

August 1st, 2014

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Tim Hicks new album “5:01″ available early exclusively to Boots & Hearts goers this weekend in Bowmanville, Ontario! Going to Boots & Hearts? Don’t miss the exclusive CD Release Party for Tim Hicks “5:01″ Saturday at 1:15 PM at Fan Fair Village!

Pre-order “5:01″ on iTunes Canada now, available everywhere August 5, 2014.

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Listen to “5:01″ streaming exclusively at CBC Music right now!

RISING STAR MADELINE MERLO RELEASES NEW EP AND SINGLE “ALIVE”

July 23rd, 2014

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DEBUT EP AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE NOW!
* THE MADELINE MERLO EP IS CURRENTLY THE #1 CANADIAN ALBUM AT ITUNES COUNTRY! *
(#2 COUNTRY ALBUM OVERALL)

Open Road Recordings’ newest rising star, Madeline Merlo, is excited to announce the release of not only a brand new single – but her debut self-titled EP! The 5-song Madeline Merlo EP features the debut single “Sinking Like A Stone,” and the brand new single “Alive.”

Pre-order the new album ‘5:01’ from Tim Hicks now on iTunes Canada!

July 8th, 2014

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Breakthrough Country star Tim Hicks will release his highly anticipated sophomore album on Tuesday August 5th, via Open Road Recordings / Universal Music Canada. 5:01, the follow-up to the award-winning #1 debut album Throwdown, marks Hicks’ second full-length album in two years, and includes the lead smash single, “Here Comes The Thunder.”

Pre-Order “5:01” now on iTunes

BREAKTHROUGH COUNTRY STAR TIM HICKS ANNOUNCES “5:01″ ALBUM DETAILS, TRACK LISTING

June 26th, 2014

“5:01″ AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE AUGUST 5th

NEW ALBUM FEATURES THE HIT SINGLE “HERE COMES THE THUNDER”

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Thursday, June 26th, Toronto, ON – Breakthrough Country star Tim Hicks will release his highly anticipated sophomore album on Tuesday August 5th, via Open Road Recordings / Universal Music Canada. 5:01, the follow-up to the award-winning #1 debut album Throwdown, marks Hicks’ second full-length album in two years, and includes the lead smash single, “Here Comes The Thunder.”

TIM HICKS’ “HERE COMES THE THUNDER” ADDED TO ROTATION AT SIRIUS/XM’S “THE HIGHWAY”

June 11th, 2014

Coming off a high-energy show at the 2014 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, TN, Canadian country star Tim Hicks has another reason to celebrate today as his latest single “Here Comes The Thunder” has been added to rotation at SiriusXM’s

‘Wheels’ New album from The Road Hammers – Available Now

June 3rd, 2014

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“Wheels” Available in stores & online today, June 3, 2014. Buy now on iTunes

“Here Comes the Thunder” Tim Hicks Video Premiere

May 31st, 2014

2014 JUNO AWARD NOMINEE “BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR” & “COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR.” NEW ALBUM COMING THIS SUMMER. FIRST SINGLE “HERE COMES THE THUNDER” AT RADIO & ITUNES NOW!

The brand new single ‘Here Comes The Thunder’ available now on iTunes from Tim Hicks new album “5:01″ (Official hashtag: #Five01) set to release this summer on August 5th! Pre-order on iTunes Canada beginning July 8th!

Video Premiere: Dean brody “Another Man’s Gold”

May 16th, 2014

‪#‎AnotherMansGold‬ from the album ‘Crop Circles’ Available in stores & online now. Buy on iTunes

Brand new single #HereComesTheThunder from Tim Hicks new album coming this summer!

May 16th, 2014

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Available now on iTunes! The brand new single from Tim Hicks, “Here Comes the Thunder.” The first single from Tim’s new album, set to release this summer/fall 2014.

Pre-Order #Wheels the new album from The Road Hammers now on iTunes

May 14th, 2014

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The Road Hammers are back with a new album #Wheels, available everywhere June 3, 2014. Pre-order your copy now on iTunes and instantly receive the unheard track “I’ve Been Everywhere.”

New single from Dean Brody “Another Man’s Gold” at radio today!

April 22nd, 2014

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New single “Another Man’s Gold” from Dean Brody at radio today from his 2014 JUNO Award winning Country album of the Year: Crop Circles
Buy now on iTunes

Blackjack Billy “Blood, Sweat and Beer” at radio now!

April 22nd, 2014

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The follow up to their smash hit “The Booze Cruise” comes “Blood, Sweat and Beer” just in time! The guys will be bringing the party to Canada this summer with festival dates across the country! Visit www.blackjackbilly.com for tour dates!

“Blood, Sweat and Beer” from the “Get Some – EP” Available on iTunes

Whats new from Open Road Recordings

April 16th, 2014

New singles from Doc Walker “Shake It Like It’s Saturday Night” & One More Girl “Drunk Heart” at radio now (“One More Girl – Drunk Heart” available on iTunes April 22, 2014).

Got A Feeling your ready for the Easter long weekend!
Tim Hicks “Got A Feeling” is the #1 most played video on CMT! Watch “Got A Feeling” feat. Blackjack Billy and others like #Stronger Beer on Tim’s YouTube Channel. Tim is finishing up work on his second album now, and the lead single will be coming soon! Check out where you can see Tim Hicks this summer here!