Getting to Know: Banned and Outlawed

Banned and Outlawed, two brothers from Manitoba, Jon and Daniel Hnatishin surround themselves with country music. Growing up, they started playing music at the age of three.

Music runs in their family, and they would always play for their family during Christmas. They went from playing music in their grandpa’s basement to popular local venues in Manitoba.

When writing their own music they draw on life experiences they can relate to and the people around them.

Banned and Outlawed have three singles that were released in 2021, Livin’ my Life in a Small town, Real Country Song, and When I’m With You, which got them four nominations at the 2021 Manitoba Country Music Awards. These were their first Manitoba Country Music Awards nominations.

“Being nominated once is crazy, but being able to be nominated for four awards our first time was awesome,” they said.

If you live in Winnipeg, you will probably catch Banned and Outlawed playing one of their favourite venues, Cowboys Roadhouse. They have plans for many upcoming shows in the near future, including a local tour throughout Winnipeg and rural areas.

They are currently working on their first album, which is expected to be released late spring this year, and fans can most likely expect a single release before the album.

Their main goal as a duo is to perform at Canada Life Centre and one day open for big country music names like Jason Aldean and Eric Church and get on big stages. They would also love the opportunity to write songs with those well-known, successful artists.

Keep following Banned and Outlawed and push their name out there by requesting them to be played on your local radio station.

Check out their latest single, When I’m With You, here.

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