Here’s a creative way to get noticed by big names in Country music. Brad Paisley has agreed to make a dream come true for a young musician named Blaze.
Blaze is good guitar player and the young man has set his sights on getting to jam with Brad. So, he wrote and recorded a song titled “Brad Paisley” that is based around the tag line, “I wanna jam with Brad Paisley.”
The song details all the things Blaze would be willing to do to make that dream come true — including mowing Brad’s lawn.
What do you think of the song?
There’s a new band out there. Hot Country Knights is creating quite a buzz, and it’s not because of their epic mullets and ’90s inspired fashion.
The band features Douglas “Big Rhythm Doug” Douglason, who’s better known as Dierks Bentley. Dierks calls his ’90s cover band “a little side project.”
The CCMA is extremely proud of the Discovery Program, now in its third year. This national initiative, developed to support Canadian country music artists endeavoring to reach their full potential in the music industry, provides unparalleled educational, mentorship, networking and exposure opportunities unlike any other program offered in our genre.
The 2015 CCMA Discovery Program will include the following components for its six (6) jury-selected Canadian acts (finalists):
1.Music Industry Discovery Week
3.Country Music Week Discovery Showcase
4.CCMA Discovery Award
Music Industry Discovery Week: The six (6) selected acts (finalists) will be flown to Toronto for a week (April 26 – May 1, 2015) to learn, in-depth, about the music business and artist development; including: industry-led information sessions, branding and media training, media interviews and the opportunity to perform at a private industry showcase.
Mentorship: The CCMA will pair each of the selected acts (finalists) with an established Canadian act for mentorship purposes. This connection will be made following Music Industry Discovery Week and prior to Country Music Week 2015 in Halifax.
Country Music Week Discovery Showcase: This three-hour showcase (formerly known as the CCMA New Artist Showcase) spotlights the six selected acts (finalists) during Canada’s largest recognized celebration of country music (Country Music Week) and is an official CCMA-sanctioned event. With full concert production, and backed by a house band, each act will have the opportunity to perform in front of the music industry and fans alike.
CCMA Discovery Award Winner: During Country Music Week, one exceptional CCMA Discovery Program act (finalist) will be selected by an industry jury to receive the “CCMA Discovery Award” at the CCMA Gala Dinner & Awards. The CCMA Discovery Award winner will also receive Music Video funding, courtesy of CMT Canada (subject to the standard terms in the VAP agreement); a performance spot on the 2016 CMA Music Festival Global Artist Party showcase in Nashville, and other industry-related prizing.
“We are forever indebted to the CCMA for the Discovery Program. One of the most invaluable experiences was learning from Canada’s top music industry leaders in the program’s roundtables – it saved us about 3 years’ worth of mistakes! It also provided us with new skills, a broader network and a national platform that enabled us to propel our music career forward. We would recommend the CCMA Discovery Program to every new artist!” – The Lovelocks, Ali Raney & Zoe Neuman (Hometown: Toronto, ON) 2014 CCMA Discovery Award Winners
Submissions for the 2015 CCMA Discovery Program will open tomorrow, Friday, January 16, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. ET. Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 6, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Applications will be available as of tomorrow morning on ccma.org.
Tickets now on sale for the CCMA Awards. More details here.
The nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards were announced on Thursday from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
The awards air on Feb. 22, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.
See a partial list of nominees below.
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Laura Dern, Wild
Emma Stone, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Alejandro Iñárritu, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game
Best Animated Feature Film
Big Hero 6
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Song of the Sea
The Tale of Princess Kaguya
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Costume Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
Best Film Editing
American Sniper, Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach
Boyhood, Sandra Adair
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Barney Pilling
The Imitation Game, William Goldenberg
Whiplash, Tom Cross
Best Documentary Feature
Finding Vivian Maier
Last Days in Vietnam
The Salt of the Earth
On behalf of all of us at KICX 106 we thank the men and women who currently serve our country, those who served in the past and we remember those who lost their lives in service for our freedom.
We also thank our many listeners who sent us special pictures to include in our tribute this Remembrance Day. We Stand Strong and True! – We Remember!
‘Hot Summer Nights’ with Barrie Firefighters…
(Barrie, ON) Once again, Barrie Fire & Emergency Service will help keep families cool and safe this summer with their 3rd annual ‘Hot Summer Nights’ campaign. This community event is a refreshing way to increase awareness about fire safety, and offer residents the opportunity to:
· Meet firefighters in person and ask any questions surrounding fire safety;
· Check out the rescue vehicles and equipment;
· Have some fun getting “sprayed” with a cool mist by one of the trucks!
Starting tomorrow evening, join Barrie firefighters every Thursday (weather permitting*) between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on these dates at the following locations:
July 3 – Sunnidale Park, between Cundles Road & Letitia Street
July 10 – Pringle Park, Edgehill Drive & Miller Drive
July 17 – Cundles West Park, at Emma King Public School
July 24 – Leacock Park, Leacock Drive & Edgehill Drive
July 31 – Cloughley Park, Sherwood Court, West of Ferndale Drive North
August 7 – Shear Park, Innisfil Street
August 14 – Painswick Park, Ashford Drive, East of Yonge Street beside Pope John Paul II Separate School
August 28 – Lennox Park, Big Bay Point Road & Widgeon Street
What could make cooling off with the spray of a fire truck even better? Pizza! Domino’s Pizza will also be on-site selling pizza for $1 a slice, with proceeds going to charity.
*Any cancellations will be posted by 4:30 p.m. on barrie.ca and via the City’s social media channels: twitter.com/CityofBarrie and Facebook.com/CityofBarrie.
At 1095 Warminster Side Rd at RR#3 Coldwater there is a farm doing something incredible.
Horseplay Sanctuary owned and operated by Lillian Tepera and Robert Timlin, is a rescue and shelter farm for mistreated, injured, infirm, abused, neglected and abandoned horses. In addition to saving horses the facility provides therapeutic equine programs to abused women and children and to individuals with physical or cognitive impairment.
For 7 years the couple offered therapeutic riding programs under the Stonegate Farm name, but now as Horseplay Sanctuary they are proud to be recognized as a Registered Charitable operation by the CRA. Both Lillian and Robert have full time jobs outside of Horseplay Sanctuary to keep this sanctuary afloat, but donations and volunteers are also vital for the operation. The time and cost to operate this sanctuary is unbelievable, but with huge hearts Lillian and Robert are committed to help people with horses and save horses who otherwise have no hope.
The full story of Horseplay Sanctuary is at horseplaysanctuary.com, but take a look at what Jack and Carey discovered on a recent visit to the farm.
YOUR DOGGIE QUESTIONS WELCOME.!
Jill Priest knows dogs and knows how to train them. She does it all the time with Time and Patience Dog Training.
Jill is the first Canadian to have been elected to the Board of Directors of the International Association of Canine Professionals, the group of dog experts recommended by Cesar Millan, star of National Geographic Channel’s The Dog Whisperer. Jill has also spent the last four years working with Purina Dog Chow, promoting fun and safe relationships with Canadian families and their dogs.
We thought it would be great idea to get your dog questions answered by one of the best around and Jack and Carey will do that Tuesday morning (March 10th) when Jill Priest joins us. In advance of us talking to Jill, here’s your chance to submit a question you have about dog training. We’ll include some listener questions in our talk with Jill.
Submit your question here and be listing Tuesday morning March 10th.
The People’s Choice Awards announced (January 8, 2014) that Tim McGraw is The Country Icon this year.
Tim was up against some tough competition for the award this year. Those also nominated were Alan Jackson, George Strait, Toby Keith and Willie Nelson.
Congratulations Tim and to all who were nominated.
Who would you have voted for as Country Icon?