The Longest Country Song is Here

Country’s Local is taking a break from specific Manitoba country music this week to look at a song that every country music fan should listen to. The long anticipated 10-minute version of Taylor Swift’s hit All Too Well is here. All Too Well (Taylor’s version) is the longest country song that currently exists. Taylor SwiftContinue reading “The Longest Country Song is Here”

Manitoba Country Music Awards are Here

Tonight the Manitoba Country Music Awards streams virtually on the MCMA’s YouTube and Facebook page. Don’t worry if you missed it. You can still watch the stream online. If you haven’t watched it yet, go watch and come back to the blog! *There are major spoilers.* In today’s post, we will review category winners andContinue reading “Manitoba Country Music Awards are Here”

Female Representation in Country Music

It is no secret the country music industry is male dominated. This doesn’t mean there is a lack of female artists; there is a lack of female artists represented in the industry. Country radio is known to play a higher percentage of male artists’ songs. Mickey Guyton, a female country music artist shared an exampleContinue reading “Female Representation in Country Music”

Upcoming Local Events

There are many local country concerts happening in the next few months. Here is everything you need to know! David James is performing for the Winnipeg Jet’s home opener afterparty at King’s Head Pub. The show is Oct. 21, 2021 at 10:00pm. Tickets are still available to purchase on eventbrite. General admission tickets start atContinue reading “Upcoming Local Events”

What Country Music is to Me

Since I was young I have always gravitated towards the vulnerability of country music songwriting. I think vulnerability attracts me to songs because it takes you into an artist’s life and makes music easily relatable. The idea of an artist performing with just an acoustic guitar and their story is really what country music isContinue reading “What Country Music is to Me”

Local Country Music Awards

Manitoba Country Music Association Recognizes Local Talent Manitoba has so much talent in the country music industry that deserves to be recognized. The Manitoba Association of Country Arts was established in 1976 and in 2004 was renamed, The Manitoba Country Music Association (MCMA). They have hosted the Manitoba Country Music Awards for five years withContinue reading “Local Country Music Awards”