SiriusXM Discovery Series 2019

We’re back teaming up with SiriusXM Canada to highlight 8 Canadian Country artists on the #Boots2019 lineup. Check back here to see the Artist of The Week, and to learn a little more about our fave Canadian Country superstars.


While growing up on her family’s working ranch near Medicine Hat, Alberta, Nashville-based MacKenzie Porter fell in love with country radio and at age four she began studying classical piano, violin and voice. Following the star’s move to Vancouver in her late-teens she developed a love for songwriting and recorded her debut self-titled album which she released in 2013. Over the following years she received several award nominations including a 2015 JUNO for Country Album of the Year and the CCMA Award for Female Artist of the Year three years running. MacKenzie shows no signs of slowing down in 2019 and she’ll be hitting the stage at Boots this August!

Check out MacKenzie’s number 1 hit song “About You” now!



Vancouver-based singer/songwriter Shawn Austin has found his place in the Canadian Country landscape following the release of his debut single “Paradise Found”, which garnered him a position in the Top 10 most played Canadian Country Artists on radio. This success lead to his nightly appearance as a surprise guest on fellow Canadian country star Dallas Smith’s “Side Effects Tour” as well as spots touring with both Chris Lane and the duo High Valley in 2018. With his magnetic vocals and overall laid-back vibe, we can’t wait to see Shawn hit the stage at his first-ever Boots and Hearts appearance this August.

Shawn released his newest single, “What Do I Know” earlier this year. Be sure to listen to it here:



Born and raised in the prairie town of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Tenille Arts has been working her way up the ladder of the Country Music scene since her songwriting skills earned her a publishing deal in Nashville in 2015. Her debut EP in 2016 peaked at #1 on the iTunes Canada Country Album Charts AND cracked the Top 100 in the US, but the acclaim doesn’t stop there for Tenille. Her video for her track “Cold Feet” reached #1 on the CMT 12 Pack Countdown and her first full-length album “Rebel Child” debuted at #2 in Canada and reached #17 in the US. With international appeal Tenille has spent the past year touring the US, opening for Reba McEntire, Scotty McCreery, and Maddie & Tae as well as joined Canadian Country Superstar Dean Brody on his tour across Canada in the Fall.

Tenille recently released her new single “Call You Names” in April of 2019 – Check it out here:


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