Boots & Hearts Recap
If you missed all the action at one of Canada’s biggest Country Music Festivals, you can re-live Boots & Hearts right here, including our SiriusXM House performances from the hottest spot on the grounds (literally…it was a HOT weekend for both the weather and the acts that played our stage!) See our festival highlights below, featuring Lindsay Ell, James Barker Band, River Town Saints, Meghan Patrick and our Top of the Country finalists (Jason Benoit, Andrew Hyatt, and Leaving Thomas).
Top of the Country: The Final Weeks
Speaking of our Top of the Country competition…we’re into our final weeks of the contest which will award one act $25,000 & songwriting camps with collaborations in Nashville and on Peller Island in British Columbia. That’s in addition to their already stellar performances at our summer festivals and one final show coming up during Canadian Country Music Week in Hamilton for the CCMA Awards. We can’t wait to see how everything unfolds. Congratulations to finalists Jason Benoit, Andrew Hyatt, and Leaving Thomas.
Watch their videos: https://topcountry.siriusxm.ca
Country Musicians Pay Tribute to Aretha Franklin
Tributes are pouring in for the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, who left us at 76 this week at her home in Detroit.
To the woman who showed me how to sing with raw, unbridled emotion and soul. The woman whose records I listened to over and over again trying to match her every note and inflection. To the… https://t.co/9izaX9VOu0
— Meghan Patrick (@MegPatrickMusic) August 16, 2018
Aretha Franklin. R E S P E C T. pic.twitter.com/ebfb5brJoi
— paulbrandt (@paulbrandt) August 16, 2018
the greatest singer who ever lived sang her final song today. been waiting all week to hear it, and it’ll always be as beautiful as it was in life. #aretha was the goddess of music. i’m so blessed to have grown up trying to hit those notes and feel her light. goodnight queen.
— Jessica Mitchell (@jessicamitchell) August 16, 2018
Hear the Aretha Franklin Tribute Channel on SiriusXM Soul Town all week.
Charlie Major’s It Can’t Happen to Me: A Remake
Originally released in 1994, Charlie Major’s ‘It Can’t Happen To Me’ reached #1 on the country charts and almost 25 years later, Charlie returns with a remake of this hit single, featuring some of Canadian country’s biggest talents. Guest appearances include Dean Brody, Brett Kissel, Jess Moskaluke, Bobby Wills, Tim Hicks, Johnny Reid, The Road Hammers, Gord Bamford, Doc Walker, Aaron Goodvin, Aaron Pritchett, Tebey, Jason Blaine, Terri Clark, Derek Miller and Joey Landreth on guitar. All proceeds of this single will go to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Charlie hits the road with Alabama this summer, and will be releasing ‘More of the Best – Greatest Hits 2’ on September 7th.