Emerging Artist: Daniel Désorcy

Daniel Désorcy caught the music bug being surrounded by music growing up, with his father and grandfather both being singers and guitarists. At 12 years old, he was convinced to sing at his school concert and continues to perform today. Daniel Désorcy was awarded the 2021 Manitoba Country Music Awards Emerging Artist of the Year.Continue reading “Emerging Artist: Daniel Désorcy”

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 venuesContinue reading “Getting to Know: Banned and Outlawed”

Getting to Know: Don Amero

Local country music singer- songwriter, Don Amero has been sharing his musical talents for many years. Don Amero started playing and writing music around 15 years old. When he was in grade nine, he picked up his dad’s old Gibson Hummingbird guitar, which was his first inspiration with music. At the age of 26, heContinue reading “Getting to Know: Don Amero”

Petric’s First Collaboration Flirtin’ is Here

Petric and Hayley Jensen are delivering the perfect song to get you in the spirit of Valentine’s Day. Local Manitoba band Petric, are teaming up with Australian country singer Hayley Jensen for their first-ever collaboration, Flirtin’. Flirtin’ is a song that is different from anything Petric has done before. The song has more of aContinue reading “Petric’s First Collaboration Flirtin’ is Here”

Kendra Kay’s New Single- Wild

Kendra Kay’s new song Wild is out today! Wild is a song about loving someone in a wild way, where the love is uncontainable. It relates to the nature of the land with wild horses, which ties Kendra’s country elements into a love song. “This song has a mid-tempo feel with some traditional country elementsContinue reading “Kendra Kay’s New Single- Wild”

Can You Teach Songwriting?

Storytelling through songwriting is something that has interested me since I was young. This week I listened to the SongTown on Songwriting podcast with co-hosts Clay Mills and Marty Dodson. Mills and Dodson are talented songwriters who have written songs for Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, and George Strait. In this episode, they answerContinue reading “Can You Teach Songwriting?”

Getting to know: Renée Lamoureux

Renée Lamoureux is a local Manitoba award-winning singer-songwriter who has been sharing her music for many years. Her professional music career started when she was 20 years old in a duo, Keith and Renée, before pursuing a solo career. “When I started my solo career, it was almost like I was putting out music toContinue reading “Getting to know: Renée Lamoureux”

Getting to know: Two Crows for Comfort

The local folk/roots duo Two Crows for Comfort (Erin Corbin and Cory Sulyma) are this year’s Manitoba Country Music Awards roots artist duo of the year. The duo has been playing together since 2017 but hasn’t always gone by Two Crows for Comfort. They would go by different names when they started playing shows untilContinue reading “Getting to know: Two Crows for Comfort”

Upcoming Local Events Part 2

Since my last post on local events, there have been many new exciting announcements! They are all listed below. Tenille Townes is performing with Tim and the Glory Days at The Park Theatre on Sunday, December 12 at 8:00pm. Tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster for about $42.30. Don Amero has his annual Christmas showContinue reading “Upcoming Local Events Part 2”

Behind the Scenes of a Local Country Music Radio Station

I asked some questions to the Now Country 104.7 FM Morning Show host and recent MCMA Awards host, Stefan Richard. Here is a Q&A with Stefan Richard: How do you choose what songs you play? “There is a music director at most stations, especially ones that play new music, who is in charge of whatContinue reading “Behind the Scenes of a Local Country Music Radio Station”