Jason Benoit will release his latest EP Revolution Pt. 1 via Vicktory Music Group on July 5, 2019. Right now fans have the opportunity to pre-order the EP and receive early access to Benoit’s newest track “Forget to Forget.” With Benoit’s talent crossing borders and his latest single “I Won’t Go” quickly making its way up the US country radio charts, it is a very exciting time for the CCMA Award-winning country artist.
“The title of the album was initially called ‘Evolution Pt. 1’,” says Benoit.“Evolution represented this album being a literal evolution of my songwriting, my sound, and me as an artist; but when my management made a typo and called it ‘Revolution Pt. 1’ we all agreed it was a more powerful message.”
Revolution Pt. 1 was recorded with Toronto producer Gabe Gallucci (Shawn Mendes, Francesco Yates) at ALTR studio. The new music showcases an elevated style for Benoit while continuing to blend modern country melodies with the familiar guitar picking and harmonies that define the country genre. The EP promises to deliver tracks ranging from high-energy country anthems such as “Saturday’s For The Girls” and “Two Wrongs” to heart swelling ballads like “When We Know” and “Endless Love.” Benoit has created a seven-track collection with songwriting credits from some of country’s biggest heavy hitters such as JT Harding (Blake Shelton/Dierks Bentley/Kenny Chesney), Brett James (Carrie Underwood/Jason Aldean), Chris Tompkins (Tim McGraw/Florida Georgia-Line), The Warren Brothers (Faith Hill/Martina McBride), Brock Berryhill (Kane Brown/Jake Owen), and Jeff Dalziel (The Washboard Union, Brett Kissel, Dan Davidson, Andrew Hyatt).
Benoit’s newest release comes on the heels of a banner year in 2018. With his Top 10 hit “Gone Long Gone” reaching certified gold status, Benoit was a Top 3 finalist in SiriusXM’s Top of the Country competition, and toured across the country hitting some of the biggest festival stages such as Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Boots & Hearts, the Calgary Stampede, and CCMA Fan Village. Undoubtedly becoming a country favourite, Benoit has seen his streaming numbers climbed to over 4.5 million, with his latest single nearing the 100K mark.
With new music in hand, Benoit is heading back on the road across Canada this summer. Following his east coast run with Old Dominion and The Washboard Union, the country crooner will be making his Quebec debut with a sold-out show for Sainte-Séraphine’s New Country Music Night before jumping into the summer festival circuit.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
June 07, 2019 – Quebec City, QC – Sainte-Séraphine’s New Country Music Night
July 06, 2019 – Exeter, ON – Jessica’s House Music Weekend
July 07, 2019 – Cavendish, PEI – Cavendish Beach Music Festival
July 18, 2019 – Red Deer, AB – Westerner Days
July 19, 2019 – Edmonton, AB – Taste of Edmonton
Music has touched my soul since day one. Whether it is performing or sitting down with some of the biggest names in music, I can always be found sharing my profoundly tender affection of music with anyone who will listen. Being a music journalist has allowed me to expand my knowledge of music and interact with some of my biggest childhood heroes. From days of radio broadcasting to sitting back, kicking off my cowboy boots and sharing my adventures with likeminded music fans online has been nothing short of amazing. Canada is full of true musical talent and I look forward to continuing to share my adventures in music with you.