Tag: country artist interviews

INTERVIEW: Shawn Austin Discusses Tour Life, Being a First-Time Dad and His Brand-New EP, Words

Calling Vancouver, BC home is country singer-songwriter, Shawn Austin.​

For those unfamiliar with the Local Hay Records’ flagship artist, he has amassed a collective 30M+ global streams and earned himself a gold-certified hit with “Tailgate To Heaven (feat. Chris Lane)” — which held the title of the No.1 most played country song for 5 weeks in a row. Also known for his high-energy performances, he’s toured with notable country acts such as Dallas Smith and Old Dominion.

On April 5th, the rising country star released his latest 6-track EP, Words.

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Q & A: Kalsey Kulyk on Her Latest Album, Outlaw Poetry and Her New Music Video for “Heaven, Are You Listening?”

If you’re searching for an artist with an authentic presence who’s incredibly passionate about what she does, than look no further than Canadian country singer/songwriter, Kalsey Kulyk.

This past February, the singer-songwriter released her Factor-funded album, Outlaw Poetry– a vulerable record that explores the highs & lows of life through poetic lyricism and tride & true country storytelling. 

Recently, I spoke with Kalsey about her latest album, the new music video for her moving track, “Heaven, Are You Listening?” and more.

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Q & A: Hunter Jordan Embarks on Solo Career with the Release of “Dark”

With small-town roots in Mercer, West Tennessee and now calling Nashville, Tennessee home, is country artist & songwriter, Hunter Jordan.

As an artist, he’s toured across the United States and has opened for notable country acts such as HARDY, Riley Green and Mitchell Tenpenny. As a songwriter, he’s penned tracks with some of Music City’s most renowned talents. This past February, he embarked on his new solo project with the release of his catchy single, “Dark”.

Recently, I spoke with Hunter about how he got his start in country music, his new single and more.

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INTERVIEW: Griffen Palmer Discusses His Debut Album, Unlearn

Big Loud’s rising star Griffen Palmer is giving fans a first taste of his music with his debut album, Unlearn. 

For those unfamiliar with Palmer, he’s a songwriter first, with cuts with Jade Eagleson, Keith Urban and MacKenzie Porter. Since signing with Big Loud, he’s released numerous singles, accompanied Lily Rose on her US nationwide tour and performed at the 2023 CMA Fest.

Last April, the singer-songwriter released Unlearn, a record that is best described as encompassing what it means to be young and in your ’20s. Consisting of 10 pop-infused tracks, the record explores relatable themes & experiences such as falling in love with the one, personal growth and more—all while maintaining fresh perspectives.

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2022 IN REVIEW: Jaclyn Kenyon Discusses How She Got Her Start in Country Music, Songwriting & Her Single, “My Heart Says No”

Hailing from a small town in Ontario, Canada and now calling Nashville home, is country singer-songwriter Jaclyn Kenyon.​

Jaclyn was only 3 years of age when she first got into music–attributing much of her musical & songwriting roots to her father. Before pursuing a career in dentistry, her dad was a piano player and an artist. She used to sit at the piano alongside him as he played. She was very young when she composed her first song, the result of playing around with 3 chords on the piano and making some melodies up.

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2022 IN REVIEW: Olivia Rose on Her Single, “Truck Boi”

Hailing from Elk Point, Alberta is pop-country singer-songwriter, Olivia Rose. For those unfamiliar with Olivia, she’s a 2x Edmonton Music Awards’ Rising Star award-winner and has previously opened for country music heavy-hitters such as Brett Kissel, Meghan Patrick and Paul Brandt. Her music has also seen success on both country radio and streaming platforms. Most notably, her 2019 single “Put It Like That” was added to CBC Country/Sirius XM’s regular rotation and surpassed 128K+ streams on Spotify.

In July of 2022, she released her latest single “Truck Boi”– a song she shares is about a hypothetical “Country f-boy who only cares about his supped-up truck and getting ladies” (Rose, Olivia).  A song that resonated with her fans, as it has amassed 48K+ streams on Spotify alone.

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INTERVIEW: PEI’s “Saltwater Cowboy” Ben Chase Discusses His Growth as an Artist since Relocating to Nashville and His Debut Album, That Was Then, This Is Now

Hailing from the small Canadian province of PEI is the country music industry’s very own “Saltwater Cowboy,” Ben Chase.​

For those unfamiliar with Ben and his music, he has already earned more than 2 million global streams, with his single “Call Me Drunk” recently surpassing 1 million streams on Apple Music. The high-energy entertainer has also previously opened for notable country acts such as Zach Bryan, Brett Kissel and Dan + Shay at highly regarded Canadian country music festivals.

In November of last year, Ben released his debut album, That Was Then, This Is Now. The project consists of 20 tracks, including 12 previously released singles and 8 brand-new songs. As a whole, the record explores relatable themes such as dating & relationships, young love, heartbreak and coping with change– all of which draw inspiration from his lived experiences. In many ways, the album is an introduction to Ben himself.

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Q & A: Cassidy Cummings Doesn’t Mind a “Fixer Upper” with Her Debut Single

Singer-songwriter Cassidy Cummings is bringing some Canadian flare to Nashville.

This past October, the emerging artist released her debut single “Fixer Upper”— A pop-country track that encourages listeners to not discredit a potential romantic partner just because they are a little rough around the edges.

Recently, I spoke with Cassidy about her start in country music, her debut single and more.

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Q & A: Josh David on His Latest Single, “Made To Be Married”

Canadian country artist Josh David is back with his brand-new single, “Made To Be Married”. Written by Blaine Mitchell, David Madras, Lisa Winfield & Josh himself, the R & B infused country track offers a (…) that will surely be a hit with hopeless romantics & country fans alike.

Recently, I spoke with Josh about his start in country music, his latest song & more.

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