Countdown to Canadian Beats 4th Anniversary – Part 1

Yes, it seems like barely yesterday that our fearless leader, Jenna Melanson, launched Canadian Beats, by herself, on March 25, 2013. She soon added a few contributors…and a few more….and even more to keep up with the requests to review shows, music videos, EP’s and albums. Four years later we are over 30 strong and show […]

Five Questions With Jason Maxwell

Cover Photo Credit: Cassy Jade Back in June 2016, at the start of Summer Festival Season, I attended a Cabin Media show at The Kee To Bala. It was Chad Brownlee, along with Ty Baynton, and another opening act, an artist new to the music scene named Jason Maxwell. There was something about him that […]

Lucknow’s MITF Line-Up Will Be Announced March 22, 2017!

The anticipated line-up for the 9th year of Lucknow’s Music In The Fields is set to be announced on Wednesday March 22, 2017 at 8:00 AM. They have created a little teaser video, with emcee Johnny Gardhouse, to get us even more excited about the news to come. Stay tuned and we will update you with […]

Hamilton To Host Country Music Week And The CCMA Awards Show In 2018

Cover Photo: CCMA Twitter Post The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) is pleased to announce that Hamilton, Ontario has been selected as host city of Country Music Week 2018. Scheduled for September 6-9, 2018, this four-day annual event – part music festival and part industry conference – will culminate with the Canadian Country Music Association […]

Jason Blaine & Cold Creek County To Perform at the 2017 CMAO Awards

The Country Music Association of Ontario is thrilled to reveal Jason Blaine and Cold Creek County as performers for the 2017 CMAOntario Awards. Hosted by renowned musician, entertainer and now radio broadcaster Jason McCoy, the awards show will take place at Centennial Hall in London, Ontario on Sunday, June 11 at 8:00 p.m. Jason Blaine […]

Mattawa Voyageur Days Celebrates 20 Years in 2017!

Cover Photo: Nicole Wolfe In a day and age where there are so many music festivals from coast-to-coast, it is an accomplishment to see that Mattawa Voyageur Days is one that will be celebrating it’s 20th year this July 28-30, 2017. Canadian Beats did our first coverage of the festival last year and it is […]

Joe Nichols Announced As Saturday Night’s Headliner for MCF 2017

It was announced earlier today that the last of the 2017 Manitoulin Country Fest line-up would be none other than Joe Nichols as headliner for Saturday August 12th. Nichols, an American country artist, is known for such hits as “Brokenheartsville”, “Gimmie That Girl”, “Sunny and 75”, “Yeah” and “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off”. Other […]