Dallas Smith stole #1 back from Shania Twain! High Valley had a big jump this week, moving into #5 with ‘Dear Life’ and James Barker Band ‘It’s Working’ debuts high at #6.
We release this list of the hottest songs in Canadian Country music every week – we’ll keep you posted on our socials:
2017 Canadian Country Music Week in Saskatoon
Saskatoon is the host city for the 2017 Canadian Country Music Association awards and there’s a weekend full of live entertainment planned for fans leading up to the annual awards show; the biggest night in Canadian Country music! The live broadcast begins Sunday at 8pm Central Time, 7 Eastern on CBC and SiriusXM Channel 171 featuring performances from artists like Gord Bamford, Jim Cuddy, Tim Hicks, Meghan Patrick, The Washboard Union, Dean Brody, Brett Kissel, Jess Moskaluke, Dallas Smith, James Barker Band, and international country stars Blake Shelton & Brett Young.
Shining the light on some local talent and stars from Saskatchewan, here’s our local spotlight for Canadian Country Music Week.
Jess Moskaluke Surprises Saskatoon Students
‘Female Artist of the Year’ & ‘Single of the Year’ nominees Jess Moskaluke was born in Langenburg, approximately four hours southeast of Saskatoon. She helped kicke of Country Music Week with MusiCounts to celebrate the launch of the 2017-2018 Band Aid Program at L’École Canadienne Française. She surprised students with $10,000 worth of new instruments for their music program and a special performance!
The MusiCounts Band Aid Program provides school music programs in need with musical instruments and equipment. The instruments provided through this program (awarded in $5,000 or $10,000 value allotments) impact thousands of young Canadians and support diverse music programs that include everything from concert and jazz bands to rock band programs. To date, the program has distributed nearly $8 million in instruments and equipment to hundreds of school music programs across Canada.
Born & Raised in Shaunavon: The Hunter Brothers
The Hunter Brothers are from Shaunavon, about four hours southwest of Saskatoon and nominated for ‘Interactive Artist of the Year.’ They just released the music video for their song Born & Raised which was filmed on their family farm:
In the video, you’ll notice footage from a charity event in their hometown where they helped raise $60,000 for local charities. Catch the Hunter Brothers at the CCMA Legends Show with Paul Brandt Friday, September 8, 2017 at TCU Place, Sid Buckwold Theatre, 35 22 St E.
A part of the Canadian Country Music Association’s discovery program last year, Tenielle Arts was born in Weyburn, Saskatoon, almost four hours southeast from Saskatoon (an hour and a half from Regina). She was singing by eight, writing by thirteen, and she just moved to Nashville to pursue her lifelong dream. She’s working on new music now, and will preview some with some other fabulous ladies in Canadian Country on Saturday morning. See the event information below, and check out her new song Cold Feet. She says,“It’s like a Nicholas Sparks book in a song. A story song about choosing between your head and your heart. What would you do?”
Sirius XM Canada’s Rising Star Award:
We are lucky to support emerging Canadian talent at SiriusXM Canada, and we have loved watching the following artists generate a buzz with music they’ve released this year, good luck to our rising stars this weekend! The award will be given out during the live broadcast which you can hear on SiriusXM Country, CH. #171.
James Barker Band
Follow along with the other awards this weekend, here are the rest of the nominees:
FANS’ CHOICE AWARD
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Beautiful Freakshow – Dean Brody
Dear Life – High Valley
Game On – James Barker Band
Grace & Grit – Meghan Patrick
Side Effects – Dallas Smith
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Dallas Smith ***TIE in this category
GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Cold Creek County
James Barker Band
The Road Hammers
The Washboard Union
ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Washboard Union
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Autograph – Dallas Smith
Cool With That – Brett Kissel
Lawn Chair Lazy – James Barker Band
Take Me Home – Jess Moskaluke
Time – Dean Brody
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Chills – James Barker Band
I Didn’t Fall In Love With Your Hair – Brett Kissel
That’s When You Know – Chris Buck Band feat. Kira Isabella
Time – Dean Brody
When A Momma’s Boy Meets A Daddy’s Girl – Aaron Pritchett
SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR presented by ole
James Barker, Gavin Slate, Travis Wood, Donovan Woods
Song: Chills (Performed By: James Barker Band)
Ted Hewitt, Brett Kissel, Phil O’Donnell
Song: Cool With That (Performed By: Brett Kissel)
Clayton Bellamy, Dan Davidson
Song: Found (Performed By: Dan Davidson)
Song: Time (Performed By: Dean Brody)
Patricia Conroy, Jessica Mitchell, David Thomson
Song: Workin’ On Whiskey (Performed By: Jessica Mitchell)
INTERACTIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
SiriusXM Country EVENTS GUIDE
SiriusXM House @ CCMA’s in Saskatoon
Date: September 8th, 2017
Where: Village Guitar & Amp Co. 432 20th Street W, Saskatoon
Artists: Jess Moskaluke, Bobby Wills, Leaving Thomas
SiriusXM Fanfest @ CCMA’s in Saskatoon
Date: September 9th, 2017 11am – 4pm
Where: Prairieland Park, 503 Ruth Street West, Saskatoon
Artists: Gord Bamford, Chad Brownlee, Cold Creek County, Tim Hicks, Brett Kissel, JoJo Mason, Madeline Merlo, Jess Moskaluke, Meghan Patrick, Aaron Pritchett, The Road Hammers, Dallas Smith, The Washboard Union, Bobby Wills
SiriusXM Country Broadcasting Live @ 2017 CCMA Awards
Date: Sunday September 10th, 2017
Where: SaskTel Centre, Saskatoon
Artists: Gord Bamford, Jim Cuddy, Tim Hicks, Meghan Patrick, The Washboard Union, Dean Brody, Brett Kissel, Jess Moskaluke, Dallas Smith, James Barker Band, Blake Shelton & more perform live at the awards!
Listen live on channel 171 on SiriusXM!