The first major Canadian tour of 2017 has been underway now since January 12th – Brett Kissel‘s Ice, Snow & 30 Below. Aptly named, The 19-date tour will cover 10 dates in Ontario, 1 in Quebec, 4 in Nova Scotia, 2 in New Brunswick and 2 in P.E.I.
Late last year, Kissel, a Juno Award winner, multi Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) award winner, and reigning CCMA Fan’s Choice and Male Artist of the Year, posted a contest on social media to vie for an opening spot at each venue. In mid-December, the lucky winners were announced. Since we here at Canadian Beats are familiar with many of the selected artists and bands, we thought we would give you a little background on who you are going to see.
Bailey MacKinnon, a 19 year old singer/songwriter from Pictou County, Nova Scotia, got the call to open for not just one, but two sold out shows for Brett. January 28th, she will be at Glasgow Square Theatre in New Glasgow, NS and January 29th, Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre, Port Hawkesbury, NS, accompanied by her brother, Brennon.
Singing practically since she could speak, Bailey began voice lessons at the age of 5. She also has 4 years of piano lessons to her credit. Ukulele is another instrument she plays.
“I grew up on the Dixie chicks and Shania Twain. Then, grew more into rock and blues as I got older. I write my own songs but also love a good Amy Winehouse cover,” states MacKinnon.
She continues; “Getting the call to open for Brett was so exciting because it’s such a great opportunity for me to open for someone who is so talented and appreciated. I’m always looking to play wherever I can and I’ll definitely say this is one of the coolest and most exciting opportunities to do so!”
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Posted by Bailey Mackinnon Music on Sunday, October 2, 2016
Hello everyone! My name is Linda and I have been a fan of Canadian Music for as long as I can remember. That counts for way too many decades than I want to admit to! I have three primary passions in my life, music, photography and writing. When I can combine them all, I feel I am right where I should be. Though I can appreciate all genres of music, my particular favourite is Country. Canadian Country is moving in leaps and bounds. I love how it is progressing and I’m thankful that I can be a small part of it.