Friday, 7 February 2014

Coming Up In Winnipeg...

Over the past few years, it seems like there are more and better country music concerts than ever in Manitoba. In 2013, we watched Eric Church, Carrie Underwood, and Little Big Town, to name a few. Of course, there was also Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line at Dauphin's Countryfest. Here's a look at what's coming up for country shows in Winnipeg.

First, I'll give a little plug for my own concert, which happens tomorrow (Saturday) at The Park Theatre. My debut EP Miles On This Truck peaked at the number 62 spot on the Canadian iTunes Store's Country Albums chart, and I will be performing along with opening artists Bryce Pallister, Rhia Rae, and Shannon Patterson. Jonathan Best from QX104 will be hosting, too – come check it out!

Next Wednesday, we've got Dean Brody in town coming off of a fresh album release. Bounty was a number one hit on Canadian country radio, and the rock-and-roll title track Crop Circles is rising fast! The new album has a bit of an East Coast feel mixed in with his traditional country sound. Having seen Brody in concert three times before, I know it will be another standout show. Cassadee Pope joins him, and the The Voice Season 3 winner's debut single Wasting All These Tears recently cracked the top 5 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. She's a great vocalist and a great country artist.

Then on March 5, Lady Antebellum is taking over the MTS Centre. To tell you the truth, I'm just as excited to see openers Kacey Musgraves and Kip Moore. With two Grammy Awards and an unconventional style of country music, Musgraves is creating a lot of buzz right now. And Moore's Somethin' Bout a Truck and Beer Money are great singalong songs.

Later that month, new Canadian artists Brett Kissell and Tim Hicks will be coming through town, and then it's summer fair season! Also check out the QX104 Concert Centre for news on upcoming Winnipeg shows.

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