Saturday, September 13, 2014

Review - Codie Prevost "All Kinds of Crazy"

Codie Prevost 

All Kinds of Crazy

Having been following Codie Prevost's career for a number of years this album was a long anticipated step for Codie.  When I first caught wind of the title I didn't know what to expect and then he released the cover and I knew it was going to be Crazy. Even his manager Al Leblanc, wouldn't give away the secrets of the Album.

Over all this album is going to appeal to various audiences without crossing out of the party Codie always tries to bring to his audiences.  The album takes you from that country party to that slow dance right into the fun that Codie is known for.

When I first heard "I'll be your Whiskey" I had to check to make sure I was listening to the right album (electronic download).  It was to say the least a great surprise to hear Codie having fun and bringing that fun out in the very first song on the album.  I knew I was in for a treat. 

"Stay up late" takes us back to the early days of Codie's career with a little rock-a-billy country which if you have been to Codie's shows is exactly the party he brings.

"Some Day" takes us through a relationship song, but one that everyone can relate to, giving that you will find everything in time, just not always when you want and if you wait love will come your way.  It's a cuddling slow dance for the Grad dances in 2014-2015.

'Last Night all Day" is where Codie makes you want more it's a good up beat Country song, that truly shows why fans truly love Codie and his music.  

So when I come down to it, and give you a final verdict on the album, I don't want to because I want to listen to the album over and over again......It's that much fun and I am now waiting for his next release.

On a scale of 1-5 replays  this gets 4 replays...............  The only thing missing ......... it needed one more of Codie's true upbeat melodies.....and left me wanting more... Not a bad thing

Codie Prevost Country Artist
Codie Prevost at the 2014 CCMA Awards

This is definitely a buy.........

You can catch Codie Prevost on Tuesday Evenings talking to his fans and answering questions. Which is why Codie is this years CCMA Interactive Artist of the year.  

Codie's website  and All Kinds of Crazy can  be bought now on Itunes.

Until Next time........Turn on that Country.

Friday, September 12, 2014

CCMA Canadian Country Music Week ends a showcase of Canada's Best in Country Music

Royalty Records Inc Original Country Cowboys and Cowgirls
Canadian Country Music is alive and well.......
Edmonton was the Host of this year's Canadian Country Music Association's Country Music Week and Awards.  from start to finish it was non-stop good ol' country fun and show cases.

W. Brett Wilson from CBC's Dragons Den

Without stopping Thursday was just as filled with conferences Diamonds in the Rough showcases, highlighting new up and coming artists, such as 13 year old Sydney Mae from Cochrane, Alberta, who played on the Main Stage at Canada's Premier Country Music Festival the Big Valley Jamboree, and Nova Scotia's Kevin Davison, a funny young artist who is always a performer.
Kevin Davison from Nova Scotia
Kevin Davison shows his Area Code on his Jacket

13 yr old Sydney Mae
"The talent coming up is as good as gold and is a true testament to the Canadian Country Music Industry"

The week has more showcases than any human being can possibly get to so you have to be ready to maybe forsake one show to go to another.  Which is what we did, and headed on down to the Ranch Roadhouse and got what was considered to be one of the best shows of the week, at least even with the Royalty Records 40th anniversary party on Wednesday at Cook County Saloon.  We were not disappointed and that was what is expected when Invictus Entertainment and On Ramp Records got together for this party.  These two companies pulled out all the stops providing entertainment all night long for the people that support the industry the fans.  With Artists like Brett Kissel,
Brett Kissel
Brett Kissel shows why he is nominated 8 Times
The Western Swing Authority, The Orchard, 
One More Girl

One More Girl
One More Girl (Carli and Britt McKillip)
it was a regular who's who in Canadian country music.  It's only Friday and things are going strong, but the best is still yet to come.   Saturday is about to begin and it is the day fans wait for during Country Music week.

CCMA Fan Fest

The Road Hammers (Clayton Bellamy, Jason McCoy and Chris Byrne)

Michelle Wright
Michelle Right

Dean Brody
Dean Brody 2014 Album of the Year - Crop Circles

Paul Brandt
Paul Brandt

Tim Hicks 2014 CCMA Rising Star

Kira Isabella 2013 CCMA Female Artist of the Year

Wes Mack
Wes Mack

MacKenzie Porter
MacKenzie Porter

Lindsay Ell
Lindsay Ell

The Small Town Pistols
The Small Town Pistols - Amanda and Tyler Wilkinson

Jess Moskaluke 2014 CCMA Female Artist of the Year
We will update the blog tomorrow with pictures from Saturday Night and the all important CCMA Countdown Concert, the John Deere Green Carpet and the Award Winners.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tenille uses music to help out others


     Tenille, a country artist from Grande Prairie, Alberta, is setting the standard for new country artists when it comes to helping out n the community. As an Ambassador with the Tim Horton's Foundation and her own benefit for Sunrise House the only youth emergency shelter north of Edmonton in Alberta. Tenille has definitely set the bar high
Tenille on the K-Days North Stage 07/22/2014

Tenille, at the Age of 9 actually sang on stage with Shania Twain at Rexall Place in Edmonton.  
Tenille on the K-Days North Stage 07/22/2014

At the end of July, Tenille, headed to the Chengdu International Youth Festival, (which included a visit to a children's orphanage where she interacted with the children) as the first Canadian to participate in the festival since it's inception in 2007.  She returns to Canada, to continue her work with the Tim Horton's Foundation, visiting Camps in Kanaskis, Alberta and in Kentucky.

The 2010 CCMA Slaight humanitarian award winner will be continuing her work with Sunrise house to raise funds to keep the facility operating in Northern Alberta with her sixth
Big Hearts For Big Kids Concert in 2015.

Tenille always with a smile.
Tenille is an inspiration to the Country Music industry in Canada and with her latest Album "Light"'s third release now out "halfway to somewhere" this young lady is going to be around for a long time.

You can find out more about Tenille and her work in the community on her website.

Tenille's Website


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Julia Nicholson - Competes at Northern Talent Search Competition at K-Days

Julia Nicholson performs her Version of Johnny Cash's Folsom Prison Blues
Capturing a spot in the finals for the Northern Star Contest.
 Julia went on to the Finals on Thursday night.
Julia will also be playing at The Big Valley Jamboree on the DIscovery Stage.
 You will be hearing more from Julia that can be said with confidence!

Julia Nicholson - Folsom Prison Blues