Jenna and Stuart Walker are the Brother-sister duo who make up The Reklaws. Born in Ontario, the country music duo were raised on a farm and started playing music from a very young age. The two first emerged onto the country music scene, taking home the CCMA Discovery Artist title in 2012 and topped it off by winning the Boots & Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase in 2013. In addition to playing the annual music festival, The Reklaws have shared the stage with country music stars like Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley. To top it off, their hit single “Long Live The Night” has over 4.3 million streams and was named the official song of the CFL. Their Debut EP ‘Feels Like That’ is out now and you can catch The Reklaws on their “Winter’s A Beach” tour in 2019.
Fun Fact: Just in case you wondered how they got their creative band name, it’s their last name spelt backwards!
Alberta native Aaron Goodvin first started singing and writing songs at the age of 18. He only went up from there, writing “Out Like That” for Luke Bryan’s ‘Crash My Party’ multi-platinum album and contributed to tracks for Jon Pardi and Cole Swindell. Although he earned success as a songwriter, Goodvin continued his push to be a performer and came out with his first top 10 single “Woman In Love” in 2016. A year later, Goodvin released his smash single “Lonely Dum”, which became an instant hit with over 5 million streams and three 2018 CCMA nominations. 2019 is looking like a busy one for the singer who will be taking the stage at British Columbia’s Sunfest Country Music Festival and Rockin’ River Country Music Festival.
Delaney Jane is an EDM singer-songwriter who is making her mark in the dance/electronic genre. In 2016, the Toronto native made her way onto the Top 40 of Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic songs and Canada’s Hot 100 for her lead vocals in songs by Dzeko & Torres and DVBBS. In 2017, Delaney made her solo debut with her single “Howl” and earned a Juno nomination for her appearance on the Adventure Club track “Limitless”. Her latest hit, “Bad Habits” was her first single to go gold. Jane will be giving us a full album and tour in 2019.
24-year-old Tenille Townes is making a name for herself in Nashville, becoming one of country music’s most promising artists. The Alberta native released her first single “Home Now” at the age of 15, followed by her first album two years later. “Somebody’s Daughter” is the most recent single from the artist's upcoming collection. The future is bright for Townes, who recently made her Grand Ole Opry debut and will be joining Dierks Bentley on his “Burning Man” North American tour in 2019.
Luke, J.J., Ty, Brock, and Dusty are five brothers that make up the Hunter Brothers. The boys grew up in Saskatchewan working on their family farm. Though the boys played hockey, music was what brought all of their talents together. Since releasing their first single in 2016, the Hunter Brothers have performed all over the country, earning themselves a total of four CCMA nominations. Their recent single, “Those Were The Nights” has earned over two million streams on Spotify and “Born And Raised” hit the Top 10 on Canadian country radio. You can catch the Hunter Brothers on the "Journey" tour 2019, alongside Paul Brandt, Jess Moskaluke, and High Valley.
You may not know of him yet but Johnny Orlando could very well be Canada’s next pop music star. The 15-year-old Toronto singer-songwriter began posting videos to YouTube and quickly became a sensation with over 3.5 million subscribers. Orlando just signed with Universal Music Canada and will be releasing his album next year.
It doesn’t get more country than musician and actress MacKenzie Porter, raised on a cattle ranch in southern Alberta. The 28-year-old grew up playing the violin and toured with a family band, which included her brother and "Canadian Idol" winner Kalan Porter. In 2012, Porter launched her own solo career and won the 2011 Nashville North Star competition. Porter released her debut single, “I Wish I’d Known” in 2012 and followed it up with her first album in 2014, which earned her a Juno nomination for Country Album of the Year. Porter also gained fame playing Marcy Warton in the Netflix series, “Travelers”. Porter’s most recent single “About You” is available now.
The Washboard Union
The Vancouver-born country music group consisting of David Roberts, Aaron Grain and Chris Duncombe first began writing and singing together as teenagers. Their singles “Maybe It’s the Moonshine” and “Shot of Glory” made it to the Top 10 on the Billboard Canada Country chart. The Washboard Union have piled in the awards over the past few years, including a CCMA Award for Roots Artist of the Year in 2016 and CCMA Award for Group or Duo of the Year in 2018. The Washboard Union will be hitting the road with Old Dominion for their “Make It Sweet” tour in 2019.
Tyler Shaw is a B.C.-born singer-songwriter, who started upon the road to fame by winning a MuchMusic cover contest in 2012. He followed this up with his first single “Kiss Goodnight” and then his debut album, 'Yesterday’. “Kiss Goodnight” earned him major accolades, including a Juno nomination for Breakthrough Artist of the Year and an MMVA nomination. Shaw released his sophomore album ‘Intuition’ on September 28, 2018, and will be releasing more tour dates for 2019.
The British Columbia-born singer-songwriter was discovered at the age of 17 and signed with Open Road Recordings. She released her self-titled EP in 2014 and followed it up with her debut album, 'Free Soul', in 2016. Among the tracks on her debut album were two top-15 hits, “War Paint” and “Whatcha Wanna do About It”. Merlo won the CCMA Rising Star Award in 2016 and was nominated at the 2018 CCMA Awards for Female Vocalist of The Year. Merlo has opened for Dean Brody, Paul Brandt, and is currently on tour with Tim Hicks.
If you haven’t been following the rise of Canadian DJ duo consisting of Andrew Fedyk and Joe Depace, you need to start! Their hit song “Body” was their first to make its way on the Billboard charts and has been streamed a whopping nine million times on Spotify. It’s easy to say “Body” was one of the hottest songs of the summer, and was recently certified seven-times platinum in Canada. Loud Luxury are currently on their worldwide tour with Straight No Chaser and we can’t wait to see what the duo will bring in 2019.
Jade Eagleson is making a name for himself in country music after winning the Boots & Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase in 2017. He was raised on a farm in Bailieboro, Ont., and started writing his own songs at the age of 12. Eagleson’s debut single, “Got Your Name On It” has already made an impression on fans with more than 400 000 streams on Spotify. The rising star is currently on tour with Gord Bamford.