Artists

BLACK MOUNTAIN WHISKEY REBELLION

Black Mountair Whiskey Rebellion

Holy Smoke” is the first single from Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion – a musical collective of peers and long-time music friends (Mitch Merrett, Corbett Frasz, Erik Dylan, Greg Carroll, Mike Little, plus special guest Clayton Bellamy from The Road Hammers, and more to be named soon) that have come together to create a musical awakening that walks the line of boundless melodic prowess and raw unapologetic grass roots truth.

www.bmwrmusic.com

DAVID JAMES

Award winning country artist David James (MDM Recordings Inc. / Universal Music Canada) lives by the motto “nothing worth having comes easy and opportunity looks a lot like hard work,” and work hard he does.  With his debut performance at Boots and Hearts in summer 2015 and two 2016 Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) Awardnominations in the Rising Star and Recording Package of the Year categories, this Winnipeg native has been busy mapping out his musical trajectory. Continuing a year of many exciting moments, he also received his first (2016) 19th Annual Canadian Radio Music Award nomination for Best New Group or Solo Artist: Country.  David James released the new album Downtown Kids in October 2017.

www.davidjamesmusic.ca

DON AMERO

With the release of his 2018 album, EVOLUTION, Don Amero (MDM Recordings Inc./Universal Music Canada) stepped into the mainstream country music genre with brand new material that he considers his strongest yet.  Don is an engaging storyteller, songwriter and performer who has been touring and speaking all across Canada for over 10 years. With 7 albums to his name he has already garnered numerous national and international awards, including a JUNO nomination in 2013 and two more in 2016.

Raised in the notoriously tough north end of Winnipeg, Don faced his share of adversity growing up. Yet, despite the poverty, gangs, drugs and violence that surrounded him, his life was tempered by love and support that held him up enabling him to thrive beyond those struggles and find his passion in music.

When Don was 14 years old he walked into an audition and soon discovered that he had a gift for music. His intention when auditioning for the musical was to catch the eye of his Jr. High crush, but instead he landed the lead role in that years play as ‘Curly’ in ‘Oklahoma’.

Around that same time Don’s personal life was in turmoil as his family was breaking apart, but somehow he found solace in learning how to play music on his father’s old guitar.

The music he was learning to play resonated with his souls longing and inner pain. It became his therapy and over the years Don’s passion grew and his focus as an artist has been to create music that he hopes will be medicine for others.

It wasn’t until he was 27 years old when he gave music his best shot. He was working as a hardwood floor installer and his boss plainly asked what he wanted to do with his life, without hesitation Don replied, “I want to be a touring musician and do music full time”, his boss said,”What are you waiting for!?”. That shook Don, but he realized that he’d been waiting for someone else to give him a shot. With that, Don quit his job and began the journey into a career in music.

With powerful vocals, a lovable stage presence, and a soulful sound along with his tireless work ethic, ambition, and determination, Don has earned the respect of the Canadian Music industry and has proven himself a much sought after performer who genuinely connects with his audience with an easy and effortless charm. A true musical talent without the rock-star attitude, Don impresses wherever he goes with his messages of encouragement, positivity, and beauty — and his desire to get out and chat with fans, no matter the venue.

https://donamero.ca 

JESS MOSKALUKE

An internationally celebrated artist, Jess Moskaluke (MDM Recordings Inc. / Universal Music Canada) continues to dazzle the country music world with her infectious love of country music.  Acclaimed as the first Canadian female country artist to have a song in the Top 5 since 2008 (Drive Me Away – #3), and the first female Canadian country artist since [her childhood idol] Shania Twain to achieve PLATINUM single status (with “Cheap Wine and Cigarettes”), she has achieved not one, but three Top 10 hits with her respective singles, “Kiss Me Quiet”, “Take Me Home” and “Drive Me Away”.  A multiple 2015 JUNO Award nominee and 2017 JUNO Award winner for Country Album of the Year, Moskaluke is a 2017 SOCAN Award winner and the reigning three-time consecutive CCMA Award winner for Female Artist of the Year (2014, 2015, 2016) – the first resident of Saskatchewan in the history of the awards to achieve this title.  A proud small town girl, when she first posted her music online, no one could have anticipated the bright future that lay ahead.  Many years later with her growing fan base, she now has over 32 million views on YouTube to date.  In 2016, Moskaluke had the #1 Most Played Song (“Take Me Home”) at Canadian Country Radio and was the top spun Canadian female artist for the second year in a row.

www.jessmoskaluke.com

BOBBY WILLS

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An acclaimed musician with a reputation for writing from the heart, Bobby Wills (MDM Recordings Inc. / Universal Music Canada) is best known for two things – his signature cowboy hat and a diverse musical personality, combining a classic country sound with a toe-tapping, dynamic twist.   His passion for writing songs has once again been acknowledged, receiving his second consecutive Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) 2016 nomination for Songwriter of the Year.  A consecutive 2013 – 2014 CCMA Award Male Artist of the Year nominee, and 2015 CCMA Award Songwriter of the Year nominee, Wills was nominated in 3 categories for the 2016 CCMA Awards, including Album of the Year, Single of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year (for the top 10 hit, “Won’t You Be Mine”).  His last album, Tougher Than Love is the 4th album in Wills’ vast discography, featuring two top 10 hits to date.  Exploring his diverse musicality, the EP blends a classic country sound with a modern edge, complemented by Wills’ signature emotive, relatable lyrics.  His latest album In Comes The Night was released in September 2017.

www.bobbywills.com

CHARLIE MAJOR

Charlie Major

He’s more Mellencamp than Merle. His lyrics champion the ‘Blue Collar Hero’ in a manner that resonates of Springsteen and other roots rock legends, but it is in the country music format that Charlie Major finds his home.

Rising to the forefront of the Canadian Music scene in the early to mid-nineties, Charlie had a heyday at radio as he became the first Canadian artist in history to score six BDS #1 hits off of his debut album. Nine more chart topping hits would follow, and Charlie would crisscross the world headlining tours and connecting with his fans at fairs and festivals.

www.charliemajor.com