On May 24, Alberta’s own Brett Kissel, fresh off of his JUNO Award win for Country Album of the Year for What Is Life?, debuted his new song that celebrates the spirit of Albertans during that night’s Hockey Night in Canada broadcast. This memorable tune highlights the province’s diversity and stunning natural beauty. “Our Home” will also be available on Kissel’s brand-new album, released this fall.
The reason for this song – for the first time since 1991, the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers are facing off in the second round of the Western Conference Stanley Cup playoffs, and viewers from all over North America are tuning in to watch the “Battle of Alberta.” Kissel, born and raised in Alberta, felt this song reflects his love and pride of his homeland.
Brett Kissel shares this,
“Having grown up in St. Paul, and as a fifth generation Albertan, I am fiercely proud of this province and the people who call it home. This is such an exciting time for Alberta and writing this song really allowed me to combine all of my passions: music, hockey and my roots.”
Says Tannis Gaffney, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Travel Alberta,
“We’re thrilled that Brett lent his musical talents to celebrate our province. Albertans are passionate about their communities and we are pleased to build on this passion. This song will help to generate excitement for our province leading into our summer travel season and as we continue to recover from the pandemic.”
Hi all. I’m Nanci Dagg. I am from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and have lived my entire life here. There is nothing I like better than supporting local artists followed by supporting Canadian artists. Although I was a classic rock gal, my go to genre is country. Something about this music that just makes me feel great. I can be found at most country music concerts and shows (from someone’s house to really large venues) taking lots of pictures. Music and photography are two of my passions. Add to this mix, writing about artists, well let’s say, life doesn’t get better than this.