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The Paul Brandt & Dean Brody Road Trip Tour 2015

April 20th, 2015

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DEAN BRODY AND PAUL BRANDT ANNOUNCE CO-HEADLINE NATIONAL TOUR

www.roadtriptour.ca #RoadTripTour

Canadian country music superstars join forces for fall #roadtriptour

CALGARY (April 20, 2015) – Multiple JUNO and CCMA Award winners Dean Brody and Paul Brandt are thrilled to announce the launch of their co-headline tour #roadtriptour. Bringing together the best in Canadian country music, this epic #roadtriptour will kick off in Victoria, British Columbia on September 24 and wrap up 21 cities later, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Artist pre-sale runs Tuesday, April 21 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, April 23 at 10 p.m. local time or while supplies last. Tickets go on-sale to the general public Friday, April 24 at 10 a.m. local time.

There is no question that these two are a force to be reckoned with. With a list of awards and accolades a country mile long, Brandt is recognized as the most awarded male Canadian country artist in history; Brody, the #1 most played Canadian country artist on radio. Brody also recently took home Country Album of the Year at both the 2014 CCMA and JUNO Awards. It is difficult to argue that there are any bigger names in Canadian country music today.

Brody and Brandt share commonalities beyond the scope of their success in country music, making the decision to partner on a national tour an easy one. Both were born in Western Canada and were raised with strong family values – a common thread that is clear not only in how they conduct themselves (including a deep investment and commitment to those in need) but a dominating force in their songs.

They both set off for Nashville early in their careers, which proved to be a defining time for each of them. As a result, both continue to hold the rich history found in Nashville close to their hearts by still actively writing and recording there.

“Dean and I are both deeply proud of our Canadian roots,” says Brandt. “Touring our country together this fall allows us to engage with both sets of fans and celebrate the heritage of country music that inspired our careers.”

“Canada has the greatest fans in the world,” adds Brody. “We are truly excited to bring our two styles together and create an unforgettable experience for them.”

In addition to the tour, both are busy with their latest music. Today, Brody released his fifth studio album Gypsy Road. The record covers huge emotional terrain, reflects Brody’s time living in different parts of the country and features the top 10 single Upside Down.

In March, Brandt released his latest single Nothing which recently hit #30 on the Canadian Artists chart. Nothing joins two hit singles this past year – Forever Summer and Get a Bed.

For ticketing information, please visit: www.livenation.ca and www.roadtriptour.ca. Please note there are a limited quantity of VIP ticket packages available in each market.

#RoadTripTour Dates:

Sept. 24 – Victoria, BC – Save On Foods Memorial Centre
Sept. 25 – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
Sept. 26 – Kelowna, BC – Prospera Place
Sept. 27 – Cranbrook, BC – Western Financial Place
Sept. 29 – Prince George, BC – CN Centre
Sept. 30 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
Oct. 1 – Medicine Hat, AB – Medicine Hat Regional Event Centre
Oct. 2 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
Oct. 3 – Grand Prairie, AB – Revolution Place
Oct. 6 – Red Deer, AB – Enmax Centrium
Oct. 7 – Regina, SK – Brandt Centre
Oct. 9 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
Oct. 10 – Thunder Bay, ON – Community Auditorium
Oct. 13 – Sudbury, ON – Sudbury Arena
Oct. 15 – London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
Oct. 16 – Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
Oct. 17 – Oshawa, ON – General Motors Centre
Oct. 18 – Kingston, ON – Rogers K-Rock Centre
Oct. 19 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
Oct. 21 – Moncton, NB – Coliseum
Oct. 23 – Saint John, NB – Harbour Station
Oct. 24 – Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre

Pre-order the new album Dean Brody Gypsy Road now

March 24th, 2015

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“It still amazes me that what I write in silence, in a corner of my house, turns into a record -that turns into a summer festival with us all in a field somewhere. I finally get to share these new tunes with you guys. Here it is!! Gypsy Road…” – Dean Brody

Pre-order ‘Gypsy Road’ here and get a new track every week!

Travel Down a ‘Gypsy Road’ to new music from Dean Brody

March 19th, 2015

No, you aren’t seeing things Upside Down, there is a new album from Dean Brody coming your way on April 21st and we can’t wait for you to enjoy it! Here is your first glimpse of Gypsy Road:

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BE THE FIRST TO SHARE THE NEWS!
Tweet/Instagram/Facebook the album cover with #GypsyRoad @deanbrody for the chance to win a signed copy of the album!

EXCITED FOR ‘GYPSY ROAD?’
Enjoy ‘Upside Down’ here: http://bit.ly/1zOE3pe and instantly get the unheard song ‘Hillbilly’ when you pre-order the album on March 24th!

Stay tuned for even more info coming your way soon…

COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR NOMINEES THE ROAD HAMMERS TO PERFORM AT JUNOFEST ON SATURDAY, MARCH 14

March 5th, 2015

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2015 JUNO Award Country Album of the Year nominee The Road Hammers to perform JUNO Fan Fest March 14, 2015 at Club Absinthe, Hamilton, Ontario – 9:00PM, Doors at 8.

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WHAT:Join The Road Hammers, Canada’s favourite country music act, as they rock the stage at Club Absinthe during JUNOfest 2015. Nominated for Country Album of Year, The Road Hammers will close out the night following sets by The Crawlin’ Kingsnakes, and Poor Young Things.

WHEN: Saturday, March 14th, 2015
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
The Road Hammers perform: 12:00 am

WHERE: Club Absinthe
38 King William Street
Hamilton, ON, L8N 1B3

WHO: The Road Hammers (Jason McCoy, Clayton Bellamy and Chris Byrne)

JUNOfest 2015 – Presented by CBCMusic.ca
Co-produced by Hidden Pony Records and Sonic Unyon

Date: Friday, March 13, 2015 and Saturday, March 14, 2015
Location: 9:00 pm to 2:00 am, both nights
Purchase Details: JUNOfest wristbands offer priority access to all JUNOfest venues over two nights (subject to capacity). Wristbands are $30 each and are available through all Ticketmaster outlets or online at ticketmaster.ca. Individual tickets will be available at the door of each venue ($15-$30).

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Tim Hick ‘So Do I’ Video Teaser

February 24th, 2015

New video #SoDoI from Tim Hicks premieres on CMT Canada this Friday Feb. 27th!
Download on iTunes

Dean Brody ‘Upside Down’ Official Video

February 23rd, 2015

Download the brand new single ‘Upside Down’ from Dean Brody now on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1zOE3pe The first single from Dean Brody’s new album coming April 2015.

Dean Brody New Single ‘Upside Down’ Available Now

February 9th, 2015

Dean Brody has announced the release date for his 5th studio album. Available for pre-order from Open Road Recordings on March 24, Brody’s upcoming album will be delivered to fans across North America on April 21, 2015. The first single, “Upside Down,” takes over the Canadian airwaves TODAY! February 9th – Available now on iTunes/Amazon/Google Play – BUY NOW

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New Video from Doc Walker “That’s What I Call Love”

February 9th, 2015

The new video ‘That’s What I Call Love’ from Doc Walker features fan submitted love photos! Watch here:

JUNO AND MULTIPLE CCMA AWARD WINNING ARTIST, DEAN BRODY, TO RELEASE 5TH STUDIO ALBUM APRIL 21

February 5th, 2015

ALBUM’S FIRST SINGLE, “UPSIDE DOWN,”
TO BE RELEASED FEBRUARY 10

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February 5, 2015 (Toronto, ON) – With his last album earning recognition from both The JUNO Awards and the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards for Country Album of the Year in 2014, nine-time CCMA Award winner and three-time JUNO Award nominee Dean Brody has announced the release date for his 5th studio album. Available for pre-order from Open Road Recordings on March 24, Brody’s upcoming album will be delivered to fans across North America on April 21, 2015.

As the album’s first single, “Upside Down,” takes over the Canadian airwaves on February 9, fans will instantly know that the wait has been worth it. Reminiscent of earlier favourites “Roll That Barrel Out” and “Old Joe Riley,” Brody knew instantly that “Upside Down” was the best introduction to the new material. “Making a new record is always about pushing boundaries and having fun,” said Brody. “This song is all about having a good time which is exactly what we did when making this one.”

To challenge himself in new ways, Brody composed three of the album’s ten tracks on instruments he had never played before. The result was a record, whose title will be announced first to fans via social media later this spring, that is a perfect combination of both the East and West Coast. Having grown up in the mountains and now living on the ocean, Brody proudly admits that this costal inspiration runs through all of his work. Album five definitely proves this as it delivers, without question, the carefree nature of summers on the ocean and the feeling of freedom found in roaming through the Rockies.

A self-proclaimed storyteller, Brody lives for fan feedback. Thankfully, this full-length provides many opportunities for that. From what is sure to be a fan favourite, “Sweet Lola” (tagged by Brody himself as a sequel to the chart-topping “Bounty”) to the upbeat drive of “Bring Down The House” and the heartfelt spirit of “Footprints Of A Giant” – an emotional song written in the hours after the parliament events in Ottawa last October – it’s clear that what has been delivered is an album that will satiate.

With the video for “Upside Down” set to premiere in mid-February, it won’t be long before Canada gets to spend more time with the award-winning Dean Brody as a national tour will be announced later this spring. Fans are encouraged to stay tuned via Facebook and Twitter for album and tour announcements.

For more information on Dean Brody, his new album and upcoming tour dates, visit www.deanbrody.com.

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High Valley – Make You Mine CMT Canada Video Premiere

January 29th, 2015

Watch the video premiere for @HighValley‘s #MakeYouMine now! Click here

Watch at CMT.ca

CANADA’S FAVOURITE TOURING BAND, THE ROAD HAMMERS, EARN A 2015 JUNO AWARDS NOMINATION

January 27th, 2015

WHEELS NOMINATED FOR

COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

AS NEW SINGLE, “HILLBILLY HIGHWAY” CLIMBS THE CHARTS

January 27, 2015 (Toronto, ON) – With 2014 marking an epic comeback, Canada’s favourite country band has proven that it made the right decision to return. Recognized earlier today with a 2015 JUNO Award nomination in the Country Album of the Year category, The Road Hammers hope to take home their second JUNO win when the Awards land in Hamilton, ON this March.

As the group celebrates its third JUNO Award nomination, country radio stations across Canada are adding WHEELS’ fourth single. “Hillbilly Highway” to rotation. A tribute to the group’s love of freedom found on the road, the single combines the driving beat The Road Hammers have become known for and features an unforgettable performance by Colt Ford. Fans can watch the recently released video on both CMT and the band’s official YouTube channel.

VETERAN MUSIC EXECUTIVE PAUL SHAVER NAMED SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER OF RGK ENTERTAINMENT GROUP / OPEN ROAD RECORDINGS

January 20th, 2015

Toronto, ON – RGK Entertainment Group (RGK)/Open Road Recordings (ORR), one of North America’s premiere management groups and independent music labels is pleased to announce that veteran music executive Paul Shaver will join the award winning team as Senior Vice President and General Manager.

With a global focus RGK was founded in 1993 by Ron Kitchener, who was first named Manager of the Year at the CCMAs in 1998 and continued to claim the honour for an unprecedented 13 consecutive years between 2002-2014. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2013, Open Road Recordings, Canada’s #1 country record label, was established in 2003 and has to date sold over two and a half million albums by artists like Taylor Swift, Tim Hicks, Dean Brody, Johnny Reid, The Road Hammers, Doc Walker, Emerson Drive, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire and more. …

The Road Hammers – Hillbilly Highway feat. Colt Ford CMT Video Premiere

January 14th, 2015

New video “Hillbilly Highway” feat. Colt Ford now playing! CLICK HERE TO WATCH ON YOUTUBE

Submit Your Photo to be in Doc Walker’s “That’s What I Call Love” Video!

January 12th, 2015

Calling all Doc Walker fans, here’s your chance to be in their brand new “That’s What I Call Love” video!

Staring on Tuesday, January 13th WE WANT YOU (yes you, the person reading this message right now) to submit your favourite photo that relates to Doc Walker’s brand new single “That’s What I Call Love” for your chance to have it included in the video. The deadline is Tuesday, January 20th at 11:59 pm, which means you only have one week to submit your photos!

Having a hard time deciding on which photo to send in? It’s actually quite easy; all we are asking is that you submit a photo of people showing their love for one another. It could be a wedding photo, family photo, a photo of you and your best friend, or even a photo of you and your pet. We just want to collect as many ‘love’ inspired photos as possible!

How to Enter:
Email your photo to docwalker@rgk.ca with the subject line – Doc Walker That’s What I Call Love Video Photo Submission. To note, by emailing us your photo you grant us rights to use your photo anywhere.

Once we’ve closed the submissions we’ll select the best photos to be featured in the brand new Doc Walker video.

Be sure to grab your copy of Doc Walker’s brand new single “That’s What I Call Love” on iTunes and follow the band on Twitter @doc_walker and on Facebook (facebook.com/docwalkerband) to find out when the video will be released!

New single from Doc Walker “That’s What I Call Love” at radio January 13

January 12th, 2015

“Doc Walker – That’s What I Call Love” at radio Tuesday, January 13, 2014.

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The Road Hammers release new single to radio “Hillbilly Highway”

January 7th, 2015

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Happy New Year ya’ll! It’s a new year and we’ve got brand new music from The Road Hammers to share with you!

Hot off the heels of their 19-date 2014 Bands on the Run tour, which saw them travel across Canada last November/December with label mates Doc Walker and Blackjack Billy – Jason, Clayton, and Chris invite you to hop on the express ride headed towards the “Hillbilly Highway”!

Released to radio just this week the brand new single off of their highly successful third studio album Wheels, “Hillbilly Highway”, will soon be hammering through your speakers. Heading out this winter? Be sure to request the song at your local radio station so that it’s on your driving playlist! Download on iTunes

Looking for that perfect ride to set out on? Why not take a brand new Triumph motorcycle on the “Hillbilly Highway” with you! Watch The Road Hammers test drive these beauties in their brand new video for “Hillbilly Highway”, to be released on CMT.ca on January 14th, and enter for your chance to win one at winnewwheels.com.

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How to Enter: It’s easy! Simply enter your contact information at winnewwheels.com to be automatiically entered into the draw in April 2015. Deadline is March 31, 2015. You can also enter via Twitter – by tweeting with the hashtag #IveBeenEverywhere to both @TriumphAmerica @TheRoadHammers to be considered to win a brand new 2014 Triumph Thunderbird LT.

For the most up to date information about the contest follow @TheRoadHammers and @TriumphAmerica on Twitter and please continue to check back at winnewwheels.com.

Don’t forget to mark January 14th in your calendar if you want to be the first to see the brand new video, “Hillbilly Highway”, from The Road Hammers, which will premiere on CMT Canada. (CMT.ca)

The Road Hammers – The Band On The Run – Tour Stats:

19 shows in 27 days
9 time zone changes
17 missing socks
0 arrests
1 clown
35 guitars
301 strings changed
165 pink arrows
10,432 kms traveled
209 cleaned mic screens
18 truck stops
760 batteries
2 head wounds
1 muddy stripper
0 oil spots (although Calgary was a close one…)
1 baby on its way! (was born since then..)
AND OVER 20,000+ satisfied fans!

All just part of a trip down that “Hillbilly Highway”….
Going for Adds Now!

Radio Contact:
John Ettinger – The Talent Associates
johnettinger@ttamusic.com

VIDEO: Tim Hicks on the Dierks Bentley Riser Tour

January 7th, 2015

Hot off the heels of Dierks Bentley’s Riser Tour with Randy Houser, rising country music star Tim Hicks will be releasing his new single “So Do I” in just a few weeks! Check out this video for a Glimpse into Tim’s experience on the tour, and keep your eyes and ears open for new music!

BANDS ON THE RUN – TRIPLE BILL SHOW BECOMES ONE OF THE MOST MEMORABLE TOURS OF 2014

December 18th, 2014

THE ROAD HAMMERS, DOC WALKER, AND BLACKJACK BILLY ASTOUND CANADA WITH NEW MUSIC, AND OLD FAVOURITES

December 18th, 2014 (Toronto, ON) – Bands on the Run goes out with a BANG! Wrapping their 26-date tour at the renowned Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver B.C., The Road Hammers, Doc Walker, and Blackjack Billy left it all on the stage on Monday night. Playing to thousands of fans night after night the tour saw The Road Hammers, Doc Walker, Blackjack Billy, hammer out 6,000 km, while travelling from coast to coast during their first ever cross-Canada tour together.

A rare tour opportunity for fans, as well as all three bands, Jason McCoy of The Road Hammers said “the fans on the BOTR tour have re-defined the term ‘party’, they were completely off the hook. Thank you Canada, our home and native land!”

Coming out of hiatus with the release of their third studio album Wheels in June of this year, The Road Hammers saw huge success with the first single “Get On Down The Road”, as well as “I’ve Been Everywhere” and the GOLD certified track “Mud”. Doc Walker, one of Canada’s most legendary country music bands, along with label mates Blackjack Billy both released new albums this past fall. Doc Walker’s eighth studio album, The 8th features the Top 10 hit “Put It Into Drive”, the fan-favourite “Shake It Like it’s Saturday Night”, and the latest hit “That’s How I Like It”.

Touring with both bands for the first time, Chris Thorsteinson of Doc Walker weighed in and said, “the BOTR tour was truly an amazing experience for me as a musician and a fan of music. The crew was amazing and if it were not for the support of country radio it never would have happened. Most of all, I want to thank the fans for their support, I hope you know how much each and everyone of us appreciate you coming out to see us.”

Hailing from three small-towns across the USA with one token Canadian band member, Blackjack Billy put forth their debut album, Rebel Child, to the masses and couldn’t have been happier with the success that they received. Not only did “Booze Cruise” reach well-over 350,000 downloads, it was also certified PLATINUM and was selected as a Sirius XM The Highway favourite. Their tracks “Get Some”, “Got A Feeling”, and “Sugar Cane” also received a great amount of attention from country music lovers. Completing their first cross-Canada tour Jeff Coplan would like to say, “thank you Canada for welcoming us into your party and making us feel at home”.

Creating even more buzz around the tour, Blackjack Billy released a brand new track “RUN”, featuring The Road Hammers, and Doc Walker just prior to the tour kick off, amping up the excitement. Giving fans an exclusive backstage look, the video also captures the electric energy that each brand brought to the table. Premiering on CMT Canada earlier this month the “RUN” music video features the bands rocking out at their second stop of the tour in Moncton, New Brunswick.

Although the Bands on the Run tour has come to an end, be sure to visit the band’s websites listed below to find out when one of them may be rolling through your town in the new year!

Happy Holidays from Open Road Recordings

December 17th, 2014

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TIM HICKS – CHEERS, STRONGER BEER, GOLD RECORDS AND NO. 1’s

December 17th, 2014

Canadian Country Music Star Proves He’s A Force To Be Reckoned With

“She Don’t Drink Whiskey Anymore” Is Hicks’ Sixth Consecutive Top 10 Hit

“Country album of the year.” – Examiner

“Tim Hicks leads Can-country charge.” – Times Colonist/Post Media

“5:01 is a critical and commercial breakthrough.” – Times Colonist/Post Media

“Irresistibly likeable…” – Edmonton Journal

Toronto, ON (December 16, 2014) – JUNO Award nominated, country music star Tim Hicks has enjoyed an undeniably busy and hugely successful year. The St. Catharines, ON, native received his first Canadian Country Music Association Award for Rising Star in September, soared into the Top 10 at radio with his sixth consecutive hit, played for more than 25,000 fans at Yonge-Dundas Square in downtown Toronto, headlined the CFL 102nd Grey Cup Festival in Vancouver, and joined U.S. country star Dierks Bentley for all of his Canadian dates on the critically acclaimed Riser Tour.

2014 quickly became the year of Tim Hicks when his sophomore album 5:01 (Open Road Recordings/Universal Music Canada) debuted at #1 on the SoundScan Country Album sales chart, and was pronounced a “critical and commercial breakthrough,” by fans and media alike. The debut was Hicks’ second #1 country album and the first to see featured air play on SiriusXM’s coveted U.S. program The Highway – cementing his status as the biggest country music act we’ve seen this decade in Canada.

Since signing to Open Road Recordings in 2011, Hicks has captured the hearts and minds of Canadian country fans in a huge way. What sets him apart, beyond an ample sense of humour and his depth as a songwriter and performer, is his ability to tell those kinds of truths in a way that anyone, whether they’re a country fan or not, can relate to. Throw Down garnered Hicks critical acclaim, debuted at #1 its week of release and spawned four Top 10 hits, including three GOLD Certified singles; ‘Get By,’ ‘Hell Raisin’ Good Time’ and the YouTube smash viral sensation ‘Stronger Beer.’

In 2013, after 200,000-plus 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 been honoured with multiple CCMA Award nominations, a Socan Award for “Get By”, a 2014 Canadian Radio Music Award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year and a Country Music Association of Ontario Award for Male Artist of the Year.

His songs resonate with so many people because, just like his fans, he works hard, plays hard and recognizes that chasing your dreams – whatever they may be – takes a toll that often requires taking some time to cut loose, and that, more than anything, is what Hicks is all about.

On December 31st, Hicks will wrap up 2014 with one final performance as the headliner for Ottawa, Ontario’s Sparks Street New Year’s Eve Celebration.

2014 – The Year of Dean Brody

December 12th, 2014

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If you were in Canada at any point during 2014, maybe you live here permanently or maybe you were just visiting, chances are you would have heard the name Dean Brody during your travels. Known as one of Canada’s most recognized country music artists of the decade Dean Brody showed no signs of slowing down in 2014.

Releasing his third studio album Crop Circles at the end of 2013 no one could have predicted the level of success that this album would receive. Knocking it out of the park with the lead single, “Bounty”, the moment that Dean revealed the song an instant buzz was formed. Attracting millions of listeners across the country the song quickly shot up the charts to the Top 10 and reached #1 status on the Canadian country music charts as well as on CMT Canada.

Following the success from “Bounty”, Dean released his second single, “Crop Circles”, which was without a doubt THE country music single of 2014. The “Crop Circles” music video also earned the #1 spot on CMT Canada. His singles “Another Man’s Gold”, and “Mountain Man”, both released in 2014, saw huge success on country music radio and resonated well with fans. It should also be noted that all four singles off of the Crop Circles album reached Top 10 status.

As if these were all of his triumphs in 2014, at the start of the year Dean set out on his Crop Circles and Tractor Beams headlining cross-Canada tour, performing 18 shows and selling out multiple dates. His performance of “Mountain Man” at the 2014 CCMA Awards was another one of the most talked about moments of this year, as he channeled his inner ‘mountain man’ and repurposed some antlers as an instrument.

Being the only male Canadian country artist to have two #1 singles on the charts in Canada it is no surprise that Dean was awarded the two highest honours this year. At the 2014 JUNO Awards Dean took home the Country Recording of the Year Award, his country music family also awarded him the 2014 CCMA Award for Country Album of the Year.

If the information above does not convince you that 2014 was the year of Dean Brody, we don’t know what will. Although, who knows what’s in the cards for 2015. He could have back-to-back year of success, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see. Stay tuned Brody lovers!

BLACKJACK BILLY, THE ROAD HAMMERS, AND DOC WALKER ‘RUN’ VIDEO PREMIERE

December 9th, 2014

BLACKJACK BILLY, THE ROAD HAMMERS, AND DOC WALKER ARE ON THE RUN IN NEW VIDEO
“RUN” PREMIERES ON CMT CANADA TODAY

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“You don’t want to miss this tour! There’s a reason why these three bands have legions of dedicated fans across the globe. Three solid bands, one stage. Great times.” – Adam Bowie, The Daily Gleaner

“The Bands on the Run tour was like porn for my ears … seriously it was that good!” – Corey Kelly, SoundcheckBlog.ca

December 9th, 2014 (Toronto, ON) – Ever wondered what its like to be on tour with Blackjack Billy, The Road Hammers, and Doc Walker? Maybe you missed the opportunity to see the Bands on the Run tour when it stopped in your town? Well, you’re in luck! The official video for Blackjack Billy’s brand new single “Run” featuring The Road Hammers and Doc Walker is here!

Filmed at the Bands on the Run show in Moncton, NB, the video gives fans a front-row seat to the most-talked-about Canadian country tour of 2014. Capturing the electric energy that each band brings to the table the video also provides a glimpse of this one of a kind tour experience. Written and performed by all three bands, the song first came to life during a Nashville song-writing trip, which took place just prior to the start of the tour. On its way to becoming a true country music anthem, “Run” has already seen great success and is most definitely a crowd-pleaser at every show.

The boys are making their way across Canada, heading West, and there are only a handful of dates left. Be sure to grab your tickets before the opportunity ‘runs’ away on you! Tickets for remaining Bands on the Run dates can be found on bandsontherun.ca. By entering the official Bands on the Run contest here, fans also have the chance to win an exclusive CD pack and a pair of tickets to the show in their town. Hit after hit, night after night, Canadians just can’t get enough of the most talked about tour of the year – Bands on the Run.

Click here to buy the brand single “Run” on iTunes today!

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Remaining 2014 Bands on the Run Tour Dates:
December 09, 2014 – Casino Regina – Regina, SK
December 11, 2014 – Saskatoon Credit Union Centre – Saskatoon, SK
December 12, 2014 – Cowboy’s Dance Hall – Calgary, AB
December 13, 2014 – Kal Tire Place – Vernon, BC
December 15, 2014 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC

“Must see show of 2014, blown away by the energy in the room, a non stop party! The finale with all three bands at the end is unbelievable!” – Lisa Savill, Countrified.ca

“The Road Hammers gave a pedal to the metal performance at Casino New Brunswick. The triple-bill show with Doc Walker and Blackjack Billy was a hillbilly party with heart.”- Samantha Magee, Miramichi Leader

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High Valley’s side of the “County Line” proves to be a successful one!

December 2nd, 2014

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When brother’s Brad and Curtis Rempel of High Valley released the second single off of their third studio album, “County Line”, there was no doubt that the song would take off, but no one could have predicted the level of success that the song has seen to date.

Hitting the airwaves on August 20th, 2014, “County Line” was the second most added song that week, with 17 adds across Canada. From there the track quickly gained momentum and it was selected as a Highway Find on Sirius XM’s The Highway, it also went on to reach Top 5 status on the prestigious country music radio show.

Receiving rave reviews straight out of the gate, “County Line” is currently holding the record for the only Canadian song to hold a spot in the Top 10 for a consecutive amount of time in 2014. In total, “County Line” has remained in the Top 10 for 9 weeks, surpassing Dallas Smith’s “Tippin Point”, and Tebey’s “Wake Me Up”, which were both in the Top 10 for 8 weeks.

The music video for the brand new single has also seen immense success. Climbing the charts since it’s release, the homegrown, back roads country video is currently sitting at #4 on the Chevrolet Top 20 Countdown.

Finding great success in 2014, if 2015 is anything like this past year High Valley is about to embark on the success train headed towards the greatness stop!

High Valley – County Line – iTunes

BLACKJACK BILLY RELEASES BRAND NEW SINGLE “RUN” WITH THE ROAD HAMMERS AND DOC WALKER

November 13th, 2014

“RUN” AVAILABLE ON iTUNES NOVEMBER 17th

BANDS ON THE RUN INVITE FANS TO ENTER OFFICIAL GIVEAWAY
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November 12, 2014 (Toronto, ON) – Gearing up for their first, full-length Canadian tour, Blackjack Billy will not only be bringing a full album’s worth of new music on the road, but they will also have their brand new single “RUN” in tow. Featuring Open Road Recordings label and tour mates The Road Hammers and Doc Walker, “RUN” gives fans a taste of what to expect at each Bands on the Run show: a rockin’, redneck country goodtime. Kicking off on November 20th in Fredericton, NB, Bands on the Run will see Blackjack Billy and Canadian country music heavyweights The Road Hammers and Doc Walker sharing the stage at 19 venues across the nation.

Releasing their debut album Rebel Child to Canadian fans just last month, Blackjack Billy has already proven to be one of the hottest up-and-coming, redneck rockers from south of the border. With their Platinum selling single “Booze Cruise,” hits like “Get Some,” “Got a Feeling” and the brand new single “Sugar Cane,” Rebel Child combines a rough grit and high-energy sound that fans have embraced. Produced by the band’s own Jeff Coplan, Rebel Child is just the beginning for the antics Blackjack Billy has in store for Canadian followers.

No strangers to the Canadian tour trails, JUNO award winning duo Doc Walker will also bring some new music to the stage with the release of their latest album The 8th. Following the two top hits, “Put It Into Drive” and “Shake It Like It’s Saturday Night”, the album’s latest smash hit “That’s How I Like It” has already climbed into the Top 15 and can be heard on all country radio stations across Canada. Since breaking into the country music scene over two decades ago, Doc Walker has delivered over 25 radio hits, becoming one of Canada’s most celebrated country acts to date.

Also on the bill for Bands on the Run are Canadian country music legends The Road Hammers. Those attending the show will most definitely enjoy some of their classic hits along with their recently certified GOLD single “MUD” from their fourth album Wheels, released earlier this year. Proving their road-warrior status, fans are invited to check out the video for their latest single “I’ve Been Everywhere” to catch a glimpse of their crazy tour antics.

Travelling from New Brunswick to British Columbia and everywhere in between, tickets for all Bands on the Run dates can be found on bandsontherun.ca. Fans now also have the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show in their town, plus a CD pack by entering the official Bands on the Run contest here.