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  • Luke Bryan to play July 14 Calgary Stampede concert at the Saddledome

    Country superstar Luke Bryan is coming to town for the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. The Georgia native is the first act announced for the 2018 Virgin Stampede Concert Series. He will play the Scotiabank Saddledome on July 14. Bryan has been named both the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Entertainer of […]
  • Green carpet a little bit country, a lot glamorous

    Green carpet a little bit country, a lot glamorous

    Fans and musicians alike were blown away Sunday on the Canadian Country Music Association Awards green carpet. A warm, eye-watering wind didn’t dampen the smiles of hundreds of fans who lined the emerald-coloured walkway as country stars from across Canada stopped to sign autographs and take selfies with fans. Aaron Pritchett nearly lost his cowboy […]
  • Calgarians up for Canadian Country Music Awards

    Calgarians up for Canadian Country Music Awards

    If there was any lingering doubt that Calgary and area is a hotbed for twang, the sheer number and broad range of nominees for the Canadian Country Music Awards should lay them to rest. The awards show will be held in Saskatoon on Sunday, where the Canadian Country Music Association will hand out brass in […]
  • Country queen: SK's Moskaluke vies for fourth consecutive female artist CCMA

    Country queen: SK's Moskaluke vies for fourth consecutive female artist CCMA

    Jess Moskaluke has attended the Canadian Country Music Association Awards only a handful of times but she’s already a veteran of the experience. The Langenberg native is the reigning Female Artist of the Year. Not only that, she’s been awarded that title the last three years running. Moskaluke will try to make it a four-peat […]
  • Brody, Patrick among album of the year nominees for CCMA Awards

    Brody, Patrick among album of the year nominees for CCMA Awards

    TORONTO — Country favourite Dean Brody and newcomer Meghan Patrick are among the best album nominees for this year’s Canadian Country Music Association Awards. British Columbia’s Brody, who has won 13 CCMA Awards over his career, is vying for the prize with his sixth album “Beautiful Freakshow” alongside “Grace & Grit,” the rollicking debut from […]
  • Coca-Cola Stage: 'Loved or hated' Theory of a Deadman just rocks on

    Coca-Cola Stage: 'Loved or hated' Theory of a Deadman just rocks on

    Theory of a Deadman may not get much love from music critics, but that hasn’t stopped them from becoming one of Canada’s most successful hard rock bands. Formed in Vancouver in 2001, the group was the first act to sign with Chad Kroeger’s label, 604 Records. That association with Nickelback and their melodic post-grunge sound […]
  • Queen + Adam Lambert hit all the right notes at Rogers Place

    Queen + Adam Lambert hit all the right notes at Rogers Place

    It’s impossible to believe that Adam Lambert would kill a man. Other than that, the American Idol runner-up was perfectly acceptable as a Freddie Mercury replacement at Tuesday night’s Queen + Adam Lambert performance. The now five-year-old project has provoked grumbles in some quarters as hardcore fans denounce Lambert’s association with original members Brian May […]
  • Long-term relationship: Friends of Chamber Music and the Emerson Quartet

    Long-term relationship: Friends of Chamber Music and the Emerson Quartet

    Sunday’s upcoming performance by the Emerson Quartet shines a spotlight on three very long and very productive associations. Friends of Chamber Music is poised to celebrate its seventieth season of bringing chamber music’s best to Vancouver; the Emerson Quartet celebrates its own fortieth anniversary; and Friends and the Emerson have been collaborators almost since the quartet’s inception. Clearly this relationship is one that offers much to be learned about commitment and compatibility.
  • There's so many reasons to get excited about the Mid-Winter Blues Festival

    There's so many reasons to get excited about the Mid-Winter Blues Festival

    The Mid-Winter Blues Festival will feature six nights plus an afternoon of shows at various venues around the Queen City beginning Feb. 25 and running until March 4. Dan Silljer, artistic director of the Regina Blues Association, said this year’s festival features an all-Canadian lineup, a perfect way to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. He said […]
  • Five live sounds: Calgary music you won't want to miss this week

    Five live sounds: Calgary music you won't want to miss this week

    The CPO borrows from the Tower of Power, while Vipers and Wolves descend upon the Owl. Friday and Saturday: Gretchen Peters She started as a behind-the-scenes hitmaker before pursuing her own career in front of the mic. She hasn’t received the same recognition (Grammy nominations/Country Music Association awards) in front of it, but her chops […]

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