Dean Brody and Doc Walker play Massey Hall in Toronto this Friday, September 19th

September 17th, 2014

This Friday, September 19th is a big day for Dean Brody! Not only will Dean make his MASSEY HALL debut with Doc Walker in Toronto, as part of Canada’s Walk of Fame – but his brand new music video “Mountain Man” will premiere on CMT.ca! The fun new video takes us on a country boy’s exciting journey through the big city. Visit www.CMT.ca to catch the premiere and http://www.canadaswalkoffame.com/festival/event/dean-brody for tickets to see Dean Brody, with special guests Doc Walker, at the legendary Massey Hall. This is not an event to be missed!

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THE NEW SINGLE FROM 2014 CCMA RISING STAR TIM HICKS “SHE DON’T DRINK WHISKEY ANYMORE”

September 17th, 2014

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CMT VIDEO PREMIERE – FRIDAY OCTOBER 3RD

ON TOUR WITH DIERKS BENTLEY!

With five Top 10 singles, 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) shot to #1 on the iTunes Country chart upon release, and the lead single “Here Comes The Thunder” has been added to rotation at SiriusXM’s The Highway. 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.

The new single from Tim Hicks “She Don’t Drink Whiskey Anymore” at radio now! Watch for the music video premiere on CMT.ca on Friday October 3rd!

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,” a Country Music Association of Ontario Award for Male Artist of the Year, and most recently, the prestigious CCMA Award for Rising Star!!

DIERKS BENTLEY “RISER” TOUR
w/ Randy Houser & Tim Hicks

Oct 18 Rexall Place Edmonton, Canada
Oct 19 Credit Union Centre Saskatoon, Canada
Oct 20 Saddledome Calgary, Canada
Oct 22 MTS Centre Winnipeg, Canada
Dec 02 Canadian Tire Centre Ottawa, Canada
Dec 04 FirstOntario Centre Hamilton, Canada
Dec 05 General Motors Centre Oshawa, Canada
Dec 06 Budweiser Gardens London, Canada

LINKS

http://timhicksmusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/timhicksofficial
https://twitter.com/timhicksmusic
https://www.youtube.com/user/TimHicksMusic

Video Premiere: High Valley “County Line”

September 12th, 2014

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Watch the video premiere for #CountyLine by High Valley, available exclusively on CMT.ca!

Share link: http://bit.ly/1BxS6jb

“County Line” the new single from High Valley at radio now. New album “County Line” coming October 14th!

DEAN BRODY AND TIM HICKS TAKE HOME 2014 CCMA AWARDS

September 8th, 2014

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THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson


DEAN BRODY WINS ALBUM OF THE YEAR AT THE 2014 CCMA AWARDS

TIM HICKS WINS THE RISING STAR AWARD

View Photo Gallery from the 2014 CCMA Awards on Facebook

EDMONTON, AB – It was an exciting night for Country music in Canada! Nova Scotia-based Dean Brody was given Album of the Year for Crop Circles, the same album that snagged a Juno back in March for country album of the year. He accepted the CCMA wearing his father’s dusty cowboy hat.

Brody has had a banner 2014, with his sold-out Crop Circles and Tractor Beams arena tour, scoring his 14th top 10 single with “Another Man’s Gold” and becoming the first male Canadian to receive two #1 country singles. This is the third time Brody has won Album of the Year, following wins in 2011 and 2012 for Trail in Life and Dirt, respectively.

Brody said being back in Edmonton, where he once attended college and worked part-time at an area Walmart, reminded him of how differently his life could have turned out if he had never taken a chance and sent some of his first songs off to record labels.

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Codie McLachlan/Edmonton Sun

The Rising Star award went to Tim Hicks, a 35-year-old country rocker from St. Catharines, Ont., who sported a ball cap instead of a Stetson. He has amassed four Top 10 singles, two Juno nominations, three GOLD certified singles and has an upcoming Fall tour with country star Dierks Bentley – but Hicks said his success has been a long time coming.

He remembered one job he took before he made it big, singing on a moving double-decker bus. He turned green and his audience told him it was OK for him to sit down and stop playing. “It took me 20 years to be a rising star but I don’t regret any of those gigs,” he said.

“I can’t wait to go back home and share this with my friends and family and just continue this wild ride.”

Artist info & Links:

www.deanbrody.com/press
www.timhicksmusic.com/press
www.twitter.com/deanbrody
www.twitter.com/timhicksmusic

Tim Hicks presented with plaque for “Stronger Beer” certified gold digital single

September 5th, 2014

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Tim Hicks (right), Denny Carr (middle) & Jeff Coplan (left)
Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 – Knoxville’s Tavern, Edmonton – Open Road CCMA Throw Down Party

Tim Hicks presented with a plaque for their certified gold digital download “Stronger Beer” on Friday evening at the Open Road CCMA Throw Down Party in Edmonton. Congratulation to Tim Hicks winning the 2014 CCMA Rising Star Award. Click here to watch the “Stronger Beer” Lyric Video!

New album ’5:01′ featuring smash hit single “Here Comes the Thunder” is available in stores & online now – iTunes

Did you miss Tim’s performance on the CCMA Awards? Watch it here!

Open Road Recordings Artists CCMA Weekend 2014 Appearances

September 4th, 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

 

Doc Walker opening for Dean Brody at Massey Hall Sept. 19 for Canada’s Walk of Fame Fest presented by Tim Hortons

September 4th, 2014

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With over 20 Top 10 singles, Doc Walker is one of the most recognized Canadian country acts of the past two decades. The group has received multiple Canadian Country Music Awards, including Fans Choice, Group or Duo of the Year, CMT Video of the Year, Single of the Year, and Country Music Program or Special of the Year. New single “That’s How I Like It” at radio now from their new album coming this October!

In addition, Doc Walker has been nominated for several JUNO Awards for Country Album of the Year, including a win in 2009 for the album Beautiful Life.

Don’t miss Doc Walker in an acoustic performance when they open for Dean Brody on September 19th at Massey Hall.

Click here to Buy your tickets now!

Dierks Bentley announces Riser Tour dates with Tim Hicks

September 3rd, 2014

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October

18 – Rexall Place – Edmonton, AB – (w/ Dierks Bently) on sale sept 12

19 – Credit Union Place – Saskatoon, SK – (w/ Dierks Bently) on sale sept 12

20 – Saddledome – Calgary, AB – (w/ Dierks Bently) on sale sept 12

22 – MTS Centre – Winnipeg, MB – (w/ Dierks Bently) on sale sept 12

December

2 – Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON- (w/ Dierks Bently) on sale sept 12

4 – Copps Coliseum – Hamilton, ON – (w/ Dierks Bently) on sale sept 12

5 – GM Centre – Oshawa, ON – (w/ Dierks Bently) on sale sept 12

6 – Budweiser Gardens – London, ON – (w/ Dierks Bently) on sale sept 12

Dean Brody new single “Mountain Man” at radio today

September 2nd, 2014

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2014 Fan’s Choice nominee, 7 time CCMA and 2014 Juno award winner Dean Brody releases his 4th single from Crop Circles, “Mountain Man” to radio this week! Catch Dean performing at this year’s CCMA’s on September 7th and listen for “Mountain Man” on your local radio station!

Click here to enter the “Show Us Your Mountain Man” contest!

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.”