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.
The last two stops of this leg of the tour will be rolling into Harbourfront Theatre, Summerside, PEI on February 3rd and King’s Playhouse, Georgetown, PEI on February 4th. I can’t think of a better artist to open these dates than Trinity Bradshaw. Both shows are sold out!
I first met Trinity in 2014 at Boots and Hearts in Bowmanville, Ontario, as part of the Sirius XM Emerging Artist Showcase. It was tough competition but, Trinity had that little something extra that made her rise above the rest. Since then, we have crossed paths many times, usually during Canadian Country Music Week and the CCMA’s. She is one of the most active artists on social media, constantly checking in and giving us new music with herself and her guitar. Her voice is a delight – A softness with a little grit. She is sassy and honest and a joy to be around. PEI, catch her while you can!
Trinity became the youngest winner of the Summerside Festival Talent Search in PEI and performed twice at the East Coast Music Awards before moving to Calgary in 2010 where she soon won Sugar Crisp‘s National Songwriting Contest, and the Amp Radio Rock Star Contest. She was Alberta’s 2014 representative in the CCMA Spotlight Contest, and, as mentioned above, winner of the 2014 Boots & Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase.
Trinity has performed at the Mercy Lounge and the Bluebird Café in Nashville, Musexpo, and the Viper Room in Los Angeles, Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Big Valley Jamboree, Calgary Stampede, the CCMA’s, the ACMA Gala Awards, the Boots and Hearts Festival main stage opening for Hunter Hayes and Blake Shelton, and opened for Shania Twain in Prince Edward Island.
Her EP Open Skies entered the iTunes Canadian Country Albums Chart in the top 10 – while “Never Drinkin’ Again” was added to rotation on many stations across Canada. Country Music fans voted Open Skies as their #2 favourite Country Album for 2014 via topcountry.ca
Trinity has been nominated for several awards at the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Alberta Country Music Awards and is 2015 winner of the Alberta Country Music Awards Rising Star Award. The 2016 edition of the ACMA Awards will be held this weekend, January 22, 2017, where Trinity has been nominated for Female Artist of the Year. She was also nominated for Country Recording Of The Year at the 2015 East Coast Music Awards.
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.