This week's 'CASUAL COVER MONDAY' has got your cure for the January blaaahs! Captivating a worldwide audience after performing her original song ‘Clean Slate’ for country super star Keith Urban and nearly 20,000 fans at Rogers Place Arena in Alberta, Hailey Benedict continues to forge her own independent, impressive mark as a rising talent in the Canadian Country music industry.
Hailey is up for 'Horizon Female Vocalist of the Year' and the 'Fan's Choice' Award at the upcoming Country Music Alberta Awards on February 28, 2021. If you get a chance please check out her latest single released with 'Horizon Male Vocalist of the Year' nominee Ryan Lindsay called 'Hindsight 2020' which is a reflective song about how the world changed last year. The song is amazing and the lyrics really hit home with how our lives became so drastically different in 2020.
Enjoy Hailey's version of Jess Moskaluke's classic 'Drive Me Away'! Have a great week!
Wherever you're from in Canada we'd like to wish you a good morning and hope you are all staying safe and healthy! For this week's 'CASUAL COVER MONDAY' we have 3 musicians from the beautiful prarie province of Saskatchewan!
Known for his deep rock-sounding voice Tyler Lewis Music has been turning heads in the Canadian country music industry for a few years now! This Rockglen, Saskatchewan native first gained notoriety as a Top 3 finalist on the 2006 season of Canadian Idol. Since then he's been forging a path in music releasing music with his latest single called 'Redneck On'.
Singing with Tyler on this cover is LISA MOEN, winner of the "2019 Country Music Person of the Year / Interactive Artist of The Year Award" at the Saskatchewan Country Music Association Awards- and Planet S Magazine's 2018 Best Solo Act Winner- has been performing professionally for many years.
Together accompanied by Garth Howell they do a beautiful job of covering an oldie but goodie Tim McGraw hit single 'It's Your Love'. Enjoy and have a great week!!!
Happy Monday everyone!! Today's recipient of 'CASUAL COVER MONDAY' is currently up for 'Interactive Artist Of The Year' for the Country Music Alberta awards happening at the end of February 2021. Kym Simon Music is not only a country artist but is also the President of Red 19 Entertainment Inc., an independent record label offering artists services such as digital distribution, online marketing, and mentorship.
Kym Simon has paved her own unique path in the Canadian Country Music scene as an award-winning Recording Artist and Singer/Songwriter. She remains undeniably down to earth as a devoted wife, mother of two, dedicated music teacher, and businesswoman.
She has three successful albums to date (“Mirror”, “Priority”, and “If You Stole My Heart”) followed by two singles (“You Got This” and “Heroes”). The first of three new singles, “Lonely Together” became available in October 2020. All singles were produced by Canadian Country Music Association Hall of Honour Inductee Travis Switzer (Dallas Smith & Meghan Patrick) and mixed by Juno and CCMA Award winner, Bart McKay.
Kym has creatively found a way to realize two dreams despite Covid-19 lockdown measures. Kym’s dreamt of being a talk show host (like her idol Oprah Winfrey, whom she met in 2013). She also wanted to expand her fanbase beyond the Canadian borders. Every Monday at 7:30pm MST she brings both dreams to life with “Kym’s Korner” on Facebook. She’s been steadily growing her viewers and currently gets tens of thousands of views worldwide. With different themes, customized set lists, and the odd celebrity special guest, each week is unique and entertaining! Check out her cover of Keith Urban's hit 'Wasted Time' and then hit the 'SUBSCRIBE' button on her Youtube page and prepare to be entertained!
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Welcome back to the 1st 'CASUAL COVER MONDAY' of 2021! We thought we'd start if off with a 3 pack of talented Canadian country females, Mallory Johnson & the girls from Twin Kennedy doing their beautiful cover of The Road Hammers hit song 'All Your Favorite Bands'!
West Coast sisters Carli and Julie Kennedy, have been making music together since they could talk. Born and raised in the small town of Powell River, BC, Twin Kennedy grew up perfecting their sibling harmonies and dynamic live performances, while making their name known throughout their small community as a family band.
This magical blend has been recognized internationally - Twin Kennedy was awarded the Grand Prize in The John Lennon Songwriting Contest for their original song “Secondhand Gold,” as well as the Lennon Award for Best Country Song and the Vancouver Island Music Awards for Song of the Year. The duo has received three Canadian Country Music Association Award nominations, including Interactive Artist of the Year and two nominations for Fiddle Player of the Year (Julie), and their music has been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine and CMT.
2017 CCMA Spotlight winner Mallory Johnson is from the northeast coast of Newfoundland.She's been turning heads in the country music scene, sharing stages with artists like Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Rascal Flatts, and Blake Shelton to name a few. She has been recently nominated for MusicNL Telegram Fans' Choice Entertainer of the Year 2021.
Happy New Year everyone!
For our last 'CHRISTMAS COVER MONDAY' as we head into last week of 2020, we saved a very special duet of mother Carrie Underwood performing with her 5 year old son Isaiah to the Christmas classic 'Little Drummer Boy'. It seriously might be the cutest thing you've watched this year!
"I got to listen to his vocals get put together and then listen to myself with him," she added. "I was laughing, and I was crying, and it was just very overwhelming in a good way. It was just very emotional." We're thinking this will be a Christmas keepsake that she'll treasure forever!
Have a safe and Happy New Year everyone!!
Well we are finally into the week of Christmas and we've saved a VERY special 'CHRISTMAS COVER MONDAY' for this week!! There’s a sound that isn’t heard enough on Country radio—the sound of organic, three-part female harmonies, offering stories that speak the language of modern women everywhere. Add in some good-natured brash and sassy attitude and you’ve got Canada’s pop-country queens, The Heels. These 3 ladies were recently up for several BC Country Music Association Awards and walked away with the award for 'Best Video Of The Year' for their entertaining single 'Take The Trailer'.
Bobbi Smith, Brittni Dominelli and Kyla Rawlins still get a kick whenever someone assumes they’re sisters. They know it’s not just because of their seamless “family blend” harmony, but because of the obvious personal chemistry they share. And when that chemistry comes down to spreading positive energy, there is just no limit to how high The Heels will lift us. You will definitely have all the Christmas feels from The Heels exquisite version of 'O Holy Night'!
Today's 'CHRISTMAS COVER MONDAY' is from a 5 piece band from the Ottawa Valley. These guys have had a lot to show for the last couple years, including millions of YouTube views and Spotify streams, a top 10 hit with their single, “Bonfire”, Canadian Country Music Association
nominations, Country Music Association of Ontario and Canadian Radio Music Awards, tours with Tim Hicks, Kip Moore and several large-scale festivals. With the holiday season upon us the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival recently shared their "Holiday Sessions" with everyone.
Here's Ottawa's River Town Saints covering the seasonal favourite "Christmas ~(Baby Please Come Home)".
This single is available for download on December 18th and you can presave it here! ~>https://ffm.to/rtschristmas.
This week's 'CHRISTMAS COVER MONDAY' is brought to you from someone who probably won't be able to make it home to Canada for Christmas this year since relocating from his hometown in Spirit River, Alberta to country music’s Mecca, Nashville. Have a listen to
Aaron Goodvin belting out his own heartfelt cover of 'Please Come Home For Christmas'. .
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