Miranda Lambert is no stranger to taking corners on two-wheels, getting into – and out of – trouble, laughing at what life hands you and creating authenticity on her own terms. The most decorated artist in the history of the Academy of Country Music, Lambert is the recipient of more than 70 prestigious awards and special honors: 34 ACM Awards (including 9 ACM Female Vocalist of the Year Awards), 13 CMA Awards (Country Music Association), 2 GRAMMY Awards, the Harmony Award (Nashville Symphony), Artist in Residence (Country Music Hall of Fame), the ACM Gene Weed Milestone Award, ACM Song of the Decade Award, and recently was named 2019 RIAA’s Artist of the Year. The celebrated singer/songwriter has released six studio albums that all debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Album Charts, including the critically acclaimed double record The Weight of These Wings (2016), Platinum (2014), Four The Record (2011), Revolution (2009), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2007) and Kerosene (2005). In addition, she released three albums with her trio, the Pistol Annies.
Dan + Shay continue their rapid rise and are taking the music world by storm. The last twelve months have seen GRAMMY, Billboard, ACM, CMT, and Teen Choice Award wins – most recently snagging several CMA Awards nominations, the accumulation of over two billion on-demand career streams, several mega-hit, chart-topping songs, and more. The pair have already sold out headlining US & UK tours in 2019, where they performed from their ever-expanding array of hits, including their most recent chart-topper, “All To Myself,” their 2x-Platinum, multi-week No. 1 single “Speechless”, and the most-streamed song released in 2018, multi-Platinum, multi-week No.1 global smash, “Tequila.” All three are featured on Dan + Shay, which has sold more than one million album equivalents and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart the same week “Tequila” reached No.1 on the Country Airplay chart, marking the first time since 2009 that a duo or group has topped both charts simultaneously. Dan + Shay made SoundScan recorded history as the first new country duo to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart with their Gold-certified first album, Where It All Began. Their catalogue comprises three albums, including Where It All Began,
Brett’s sophomore album, TICKET TO L.A., hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Country Albums Chart upon release and features PLATINUM-selling lead single “Here Tonight.” Written alongside Ben Caver, Justin Ebach and Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley, “Here Tonight” marks Young’s fifth consecutive No. 1 single. The follow-up “Catch” is currently Top 15-and-rising on the charts. TICKET TO L.A. follows the 2018 ACM Awards New Male Vocalist of the Year’s PLATINUM-certified, self-titled, debut album. The 2018 ASCAP Country Songwriter-Artist of the Year penned 11 of the 12 tracks on this Billboard Music Awards-nominated project, which also produced four consecutive No. 1 radio hits: PLATINUM “Sleep Without You” and “Like I Loved You,” 2X PLATINUM “Mercy,” plus 5X PLATINUM “In Case You Didn’t Know.”
Armed with one of the best voices in Country music, Smith has amassed international appeal since making his country debut with Jumped Right In, a project that netted a GOLD single, 5 CCMA Award nominations and a JUNO Award nomination for Country Album of the Year. He followed with the infectious Platinum-selling single “Tippin’ Point” and dominated the Canadian Country charts with songs like "Lifted" and multi-week #1 hit "Wastin' Gas." The Vancouver, British Columbia native is the only Canadian male country artist to spend multiple weeks at the top of the Country Airplay Chart in the Nielsen BDS era for single “Wastin’ Gas.” Piling on the accolades, Smith was the 2015 JUNO Award winner for Country Album of the Year (LIFTED), and the CCMA Award winner for Album of the Year (LIFTED). This September he picked up 2017 CCMA Awards for Top Selling Canadian Country Album, Album of the Year (Side Effects), and Single of the Year (Autograph).
Heading into his second album for Big Loud Records, aptly titled Laps Around the Sun, that quest for self discovery was heavy on Chris Lane's mind. Two whirlwind years of chart toppers and jam-packed shows had gone by for the breakout country talent, but the North Carolina native still felt restless. With Girl Problems, the 2016 album that launched Lane as one of Nashville's most exciting new artists, the singer-songwriter got a taste of that connection. Its red hot romantic edge led to back-to-back, Gold-certified singles ("Fix" and "For Her") and the first Country Radio #1 of his career, propelling the set to a Top 10 debut and sending Lane on tour with superstars like Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill - all while helping him rack up 400 million digital streams worldwide.
The platinum selling entertainer’s catalogue of highly praised releases including: “Throw Down”, “5:01”, “5:01+”, “Shake These Walls” and most recently, 2018’s “New Tattoo”, have earned the four-time JUNO Award nominee and CCMA Award winner, two PLATINUM selling singles, 6 GOLD singles, one GOLD album and twelve Top 10 radio hits with his long-time label Open Road Recordings, in addition to multiple sold-out headlining dates and tours across the country. The first recipient of the Nielsen Compass Award, an honour that recognizes an artist for the most total content plays including streams, single and album sales as well as total social media following. Hicks’ current single “If The Beat’s Alright” is the follow up to his first #1 song (What A Song Should Do) at Canadian Country Radio. Holding the title for reigning CMAO Male Artist of the Year, Tim also celebrates four 2019 CCMA Nominations including Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year, MNP Male Artist of the Year, and Apple Music Fans’ Choice.
On the heels of his Platinum-certified No. 1 single, “Drunk Me,” comes Tenpenny’s major label debut album, Telling All My Secrets. Revealing a wide range of influences and a level of assurance and confidence that comes from already having years of songwriting and touring behind him, the record marks the arrival of an artist recently singled out recently singled out as one of Pandora’s Artists to Watch in 2019, MusicRow’s Next Big Thing honorees, and The Tennessean’s Next Nashville Stars for 2019.The 2015 Black Crow album featured cameos from the SteelDrivers, Ace Frehley and Brian “Head” Welch from Korn. In 2017, his Linden Ave. EP made it to No. 6 on the Billboard “Heatseekers” chart. Concurrently, he was seeing success as a songwriter, most notably co-writing Granger Smith’s Top 10 hit “If the Boot Fits.” Along the way, he has toured with the likes of Maren Morris, Jake Owen, Brett Young, Cole Swindell, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Dustin Lynch.
Blurring the lines between Country and hip-hop music, Blanco Brown makes a southern sound that he proudly calls “TrailerTrap.” It’s a boundary-breaking, multicolored genre of his very own — which draws upon the rawness and storytelling abilities of his two biggest musical influences, Johnny Cash and Outkast. His debut album, Honeysuckle & Lightning Bugs, shows off the full range of its creator, who juggled multiple roles as the project’s songwriter, producer, vocalist, visionary, and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, harmonica, lap steel, spoons, tambourine, to name a few). Since 2014, Blanco has been honing in on his unique sound, which is a mix of countrified influences and street-smart lingo, that balances both the urban and rural settings in which he grew up. His viral hit “The Git Up” has taken the world by storm, claiming the top spot in charts across the globe and spawning nearly three billion views across social platforms. In addition to being named Billboard’s “7 Country Acts to Watch in 2019,” the Georgia native is a background singer, artist and Grammy-nominated engineer who has worked with big name talent including Fergie, Childish Gambino, Kane Brown and Chris Brown.
Defying odds, her No. 1 debut “Every Little Thing” designated Carly as the highest charting solo female debut since July 2015 and one of only three women to accomplish the feat the last decade. Her PLATINUM-certified, blockbuster ballad steered a chart-topping trifecta on SiriusXM’s The Highway as “If My Name Was Whiskey” and “Hide The Wine” followed. Beyond her 2019 CMA Awards New Artist of the Year, iHeartRadio Music Awards Best New Country Artist, ACM Awards New Female Artist of the Year, CMT Music Awards Female Video of the Year nominations, the diversity of Carly’s connection saw her win CMT Music Awards’ Breakthrough Video of the Year and Radio Disney Music Award for The Freshest! – Radio Disney Country Best New Artist.
Tebey is a Canadian artist, producer and songwriter currently residing in Nashville, TN. In the past 18 months Tebey has secured three #1’s as a writer - a #1 Billboard US single with Justin Moore’s “Somebody Else Will”, a #1 in Canada with Gord Bamford’s “Dive Bar”, and his first #1 single as an artist (and writer) with his song “Who’s Gonna Love You” for which he also received a SOCAN award in March 2019. He also co-wrote his recent hit radio single, “Denim on Denim” (Top 5 Chart, Certified Gold and 6M streams to date). Overall, Tebey has three official top 5 singles in addition to two top 10 singles as a recording artist, and seven #1’s as a songwriter; one in the US, one in the UK, four in Canada and one in Asia.
For 604 Records recording artist JoJo Mason, the past three years have been an incredible journey. Now, with five Top 10 tracks under his belt, the BC based two-time CCMA Rising Star Award nominee is ready to hit the ground running once again, and he’s more than excited to see what’s on the horizon. “Future”, Mason’s aptly titled lead single from his 2019 sophomore EP “Chapter Two” is closing in on four million streams, quickly becoming his highest streamed song to date. The track peaked Mason’s interest immediately, notably blending two of his favourite genres; country, with a little bit of soul.
Sitting across from country singer/songwriter Niko Moon, the words "GOOD TIME" are inescapable, peeking through the threads above his knees. "Good Time" is a track on his forthcoming genre-testing debut EP, a moment he wanted to benchmark with tattoos: "GOOD" on his right leg, "TIME" on his left. "GOOD TIME" deserved permanent ink, since the phrase is more than just an album title. It’s also a way of life for Moon, an adventurous artist, writer and musician with an enduring optimism and a flair for challenging boundaries. That attitude is apparent in the EP, a judiciously layered synthesis of his Georgia roots, pairing Atlanta-bred hip-hop and rural-fed traditional country, two genres that were considered incompatible not that long ago. The EP will be released later this year, but for a sneak preview, "Good Time" and "Drunk Over You" are available now.
Since moving to Nashville in 2004, Canadian country artist Steven Lee Olsen has worked tirelessly honing his craft as both a singer and a songwriter, and all the hard work has paid off in some pretty impressive ways. He co-wrote Keith Urban’s double-platinum hit “Blue Ain’t Your Color” – which in 2017 was named the NSAI Song of the Year and crowned “Single of the Year” at the CMA Awards. The song was also nominated for “Best Country Song” and “Best Country Solo Performance” at the 59th Grammy Awards, and “Song of the Year” at the ACM Awards. Olsen also penned Kip Moore’s #1 hit “More Girls Like You” and co-wrote Dallas Smith’s #1 hit “Drop,” as well as numerous cuts for other stars including Garth Brooks, Billy Currington, Rascal Flatts, The Judds, Emerson Drive and more. Olsen’s latest single “Hello Country” was recently released to Canadian country radio where it was the most added song in its debut week and continues to climb the charts. His recent releases have garnered the attention of Pandora who named him one of their 2019 “Artists to Watch.”
Willie Jones is a uniquely gifted vocal artist who melds deep country roots, R&B influences, and hip hop into a sound and experience that consistently incites rave reviews from fans and superstars. Willie first broke into the international limelight on X Factor in 2012. Simon Cowell said of Willie’s performance, “Your voice is a sensational recording voice and I want to remember this time: the first time I heard Willie Jones.” His new single “Runs In Our Blood” releases on May 18th with his upcoming acoustic EP entitled “Road Waves” slated for early Summer 2018. Willie Jones is a true maven, uniting worlds by bridging genres, blessed with a voice and message that viscerally connects across generations.
The Redhill Valleys are a four piece Alt-Country and Roots Rock band from Hamilton, Ontario. Their influences come from iconic artists such as Neil Young, Lucinda Williams, Tom Petty and The Band, while forging a musical path all their own. Their unapologetic stage presence and grit-infused harmonies are putting The Redhill Valleys on the Canadian Country Music map as a band you don't want to miss.