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”

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”