International Women’s Day
As you know, we put together our #MostWanted list; a collection of the biggest songs in Canadian Country for the week. Lately, I’ve noticed that we are getting closer and closer to that 50/50 ratio of male and female acts on a more regular basis. Sure, this list is curated at SiriusXM; but it’s based on true streaming numbers from the artists themselves. I’m proud of the ladies in Canadian Country for continuing to push boundaries and I’m equally proud of the guys for supporting them. The conversation continues artist level but it’s happening everywhere! Music festivals and conferences around the country continue to make gender disparity a key conversation as they book their programming. Will we always need both a Female AND Male Artist of the Year designation at the Canadian Country Music Awards? Or, at some point, could we simply just see an ‘Artist of the Year’ category packed with killer artists that are both male and female? Happy International Women’s Day to the gals, and thanks to the guys that respect us, encourage us, and remind us that we are valued.
Friends Don’t Let Friends Tour Alone
Speaking of our girl Mackenzie Porter with the #1 Most Wanted song of the week… she’ll be heading out on the road with some pals this summer. Just announced with tickets on sale TODAY, Dallas Smith and Dean Brody will co-headline the ‘Friends Don’t Let Friends Tour Alone’ tour with special guests Chad Brownlee and Mackenzie Porter. For gender disparity’s sake… I’m available if you need another female for say, tambourine?
P.S. Dean Brody has a new song, great timing for some Whiskey in a Teacup to kick-off the weekend!
Jessica Mitchell to Play Outlaw Music Festival with Willie Nelson & Family
Outlaw Music Festival will take over Budweiser Stage in Toronto this summer with Willie Nelson & Family, and featuring another one of our fab #MostWanted ladies, Jessica Mitchell! The Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss and Matt Mays will complete the stellar line-up.
Tickets are on sale TODAY! Visit outlawmusicfestival.com/presale – use the code OUTLAW2019 to get your tickets!