Sarah Burke here, and I’m looking at the week that was in country music, including the latest SiriusXM Most Wanted Countdown, Shania Twain news and more!
We’ll be releasing this list of the hottest songs in Canadian Country music every week! To see the list before anyone else, follow along:
It’s no coincidence that our SiriusXM House country acts are holding down the the top spots on our weekly list ahead of their performances this weekend. High Valley jumps five spots this week to #1 and Jess Moskaluke holds steady at #4.
SiriusXM House Canadian Music Week Preview
It’s not too late to get tickets to our SiriusXM House at The Great Hall in Toronto during Canadian Music Week. We’ve got an intimate night with High Valley, Jess Moskaluke & Madeline Merlo planned for this Saturday, April 22nd!
High Valley: the brothers from Peace River, Alberta are back in Toronto with some new material to show off from their international record deal. Brad & Curtis have picked up back-to-back wins at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards, they have seven Top 10 singles, and two Juno nods.
High Valley explain their new song, I Be U Be:
Jess Moskaluke just sang the national anthems for the Toronto Blue Jays home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers infront of a sold-out crowd of 50,000.
Jess Moskaluke just released a new single, the title track from her new album “Drive Me Away.”
This is the follow up to 2015’s “Kiss Me Quiet” which just scored her Country Album of the at the Junos!
Madeline Merlo will be supporting Dean Brody on his “Beautiful Freakshow” tour across Canada through festival season.
Shania Twain Becomes Key Advisor on The Voice
On April 24th’s episode of The Voice, Shania Twain will help 12 contestants compete as a key advisor. Season twelve has had many exciting guests including Luke Bryan and Celine Dion, and past advisors have included everyone from Tim McGraw to Rihanna. Shania Twain is also due to release her first new album in fifteen years this fall, and her first new single since 2011. While we wait for all of the above, watch her talk about stage fright on The Late Late Show With James Corden earlier this week:
Country Stars Sing The Anthems for Stanley Cup Playoff Game
Ahead of a playoff game between the now-eliminated Chicago Blackhawks and Nashville Predators, Carrie Underwood surprised the crowd at Bridgestone Arena. Sounds like she was good luck for hubby Mike Fisher, who plays for the Preds and has moved on to the next round. She even sported a Fisher jersey and blue and gold nail polish.
Luke Bryan dreamed of moving to Nashville at nineteen years old but after some family tragedy, waited until 2007. He sang the anthem for the last game of the series: