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Jordan Riley - Riding High

October 12, 2022

Canadian Country artist, Jordan Riley has been playing music for well over 12 years.

Growing up in a town just South of Barrie, Ontario, Jordan first realized country music

was his passion after playing numerous shows all across Ontario. Jordan first started

songwriting in 2014, and after a few years, he was ready to hit the studio. "The first time I head this song I got so excited! We had been searching for the right summer song to release and I think we found it in Riding High," says Riley. "It's the kind of song that makes you want to roll the windows down, crank the radio and drive!" Riding High is a great way to roll out of summer and into fall!

For more information about Jordan Riley, visit his website at​​

Michael Botte Band - Here We Go

October 12, 2022

An indie musician working hard to be heard, Michael Botte Band's "Here We Go" released on all streaming platforms on October 5th. It's a song about the arrival of fall and communities coming together in celebration.

For more information about the Michael Botte Band, visit their facebook page at

Kristen Renee - Like The World's Gonna End

May 8, 2022

Hailing from Southern Ontario, Canada, Kristen is a phenomenal singer/songwriter having spent the first years of her career in the pop acoustic world. With a family background in country music, she has made the jump to country with this new anthem "Like The Worlds Gonna End".  We hope that fans, listeners will find a new hope in this song. This one is all about not giving up, not caring what it looks like and loving yourself.

Johnson's Creek - Burn It Up

May 8, 2022

Whether it's projecting their high-energy "Redneck Rock n Roll," inspired by the likes of The Road Hammers and the The Georgia Satellites or more classic standards influenced by Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Hank Williams, Johnson's Creek has the unique ability to appeal to a wide variety of country music demographics. Johnson's Creek released a self-titled six-single EP in the Fall of 2019 which triggered strong airplay for their anthemic "I Like It Dirty" which earned them key bookings with major concerts such as the 2018 Starts and Thunder Festival and numerous gigs throughout Northern and Southern Ontario.

Featuring lead vocalist/guitars Glenn Code, Michael Lanteigne (lead guitar/backing covals), Mike Crombez (bass guitar/backing vocals), and Jake Adams (drums), Johnson's Creek have been building a strong reputation for themselves since arriving on the scene in the summer of 2017 with the release of their debut single "Ocean Fantasy."

For more about Johnson's Creek, visit their website at 

Jessee Gardiner - "Never That Far Apart"

May 2, 2022

Country Artist Jessee Gardiner was raised in Manitoba, Canada. From an early age, Jessee was immersed in his rich Métis culture. He was taught to be proud of who he was and still believes this today. His family moved around a lot as he was growing up and it set a wonderful foundation for a childhood that was rich with different experiences laying a foundation for his songs. Eventually Jessee found himself a career that suited his loved of the outdoors and his drive for success in the oilfield where he gained his nickname "Redneck Roughneck."

Music was always a deep passion of Jessee's. His taste in music is eclectic which is reflected in Jessee's songwriting. Currently, he listens to Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Tim McGraw, The Highway Women, and Faith Hill. Jessee also auditioned for The Voice in Austin, Texas in 2017.

For more about Jessee Gardiner, visit his website at

Angie Rey - "I Ain't the Middle of the Road"

April 23, 2022

Angie has been in the entertainment business since age 5, appearing on The Voice for Kis and American Idol in her youth. The daughter of two Cuban parents who fled Cuba chasing the American dream, Angie set her sights on HER dream as an entertainer early in southern California, before her family moved to Tampa where Angie found her soul in Country Music. 

Growing up in rural southern California, before her move to Tampa, Angie's country soul is rooted in that farmland setting of those early years. A perfect combination of gentle soul bursting with energy, Angie is truly one of those special people who draws you in, like a moth to a flame.

For more about Angie Rey, visit her website at 

Scott Howarth - "It's You"

April 19, 2022

With influences ranging from Hank Williams and Elvis Presley to Luke Bryan and Eric Church, The Scott Howarth Band brings a mix of traditional and modern country with hint of rock ‘n’ roll for an uplifting slice of Country Music with heart felt lyrics, infectious guitar instrumentation with catchy harmonies and anthemic choruses.

Scott was nominated for the Fan's Choice award at last year's London Music Awards and is nominated this year for the Country category. His last 3 singles ('Never Been Kissed Like That', 'Just Fine', & 'Everybody's Welcome') have peaked at #2 on the Canadian Indie Country Countdown. With his latest single 'It's You' available now and more new music planned for release, 2022 promises to be an exciting year for the band and their fans!!

For more about Scott Howart, visit his website at

Deborah Lynn - "Something Good"

April 18, 2022

Award winning country singer/songwriter Deborah Lynn was born and raised in Stirling Ontario. Country roots with musical influences in folk and classic rock paired with her incredible vocal talent consistently leave audiences wanting to hear more. Deborah has been singing and playing guitar since she was young. After college she started a small business in Toronto and entrepreneurship did not leave much time for music. A trip to Nashville in 2018 sparked her love for country music again

Deborah Lynn has a voice that has been described as Dolly Parton meets Ashley McBryde and has a rasp that commands a room. This has earned her multiple award nominations over the past couple years including The Breezeway Entertainer of the Year in 2020. Her songwriting is influenced by her folk music roots and focuses on telling her stories using in a traditional country tone.

For more about Deborah Lynn, visit her website at

Courtney Bowles - "Wanted"

April 5, 2022

Courtney is a passionate Canadian singer-songwriter who has a blend of smooth and smokey in her voice. Courtney started her career in music desperate to find a way to connect to more people and share the support music had provided to her to as many people as possible. 

Courtney’s educational background consists of Child and Youth Work, Mental Health and Addictions and Community and Justice Services. Her passion for connecting with people young and old has led her down

interesting paths but music has always been the answer she was looking for.

In December of 2021 Courtney signed with Red Brick Records. WANTED is Courtney's debut single with Red Brick Records

For more about Courtney Bowles, visit her website at

Chase Stevens - "Gypsy Wind"

April 4, 2022

Chase Stevens is recognized for his heartfelt lyrics and visual imagery. Chase says his songwriting style is a blend of New Country and Singer/Songwriter, or as he likes to call it “Troubadour Country”.

Currently in the studio working on his 3rd album, Gypsy Wind is one of the tracks that will be on the new cd. Recorded in Nashville and Toronto, Gypsy Wind encapsulates free-spirited romantic serendipity.

For more about Chase Stevens, visit his website

Aaron Allen - "Coming Home"

April 4, 2022

3-time CMAO winner Aaron Allen burst onto the Canadian Country scene in 2019 and immediately started turning heads with his first single, "Where Music Comes From".

 A family man, tattoo shop owner, and all-around down to-earth guy, Allen's writing style of being transparent about stories from his real-life experiences quickly got him noticed and earned him the attention of local industry shakers and fans alike. Carried by a relatable and genuinely differentiated brand, his ascent was lightning fast by industry standards.

After only 2 years of professional activity, Aaron is already a mainstay on Canadian Country radio. Aaron has been featured on 17 different Apple Music Playlists since his debut single, including 10 of the 30 Country specific playlists.

For more about Aaron Allen, visit his website at www.