We’re back y’all! Teaming up with SiriusXM Canada to highlight 6 Canadian Country artists on the #Boots2022 lineup. Check back here to see the Artists of the Day and to learn a little more about our fave Canadian Country superstars!
Hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba Don Amero went from installing hardwood to tirelessly touring, performing, and becoming a three-time JUNO award nominee. With the rare ability to connect his audience effortlessly and genuinely, Amero, has taken his stage skills and applied them to his advocacy work within indigenous communities and beyond.
Amero’s 2020 EP “The Next Chapter” won the hearts of many by highlighting his more tender side, featuring the hit tracks “Morning Coffee”, “Wouldn’t Be Home”, and smashing hit “Wasn’t The Dress”. His recent national appearances include The Marilyn Denis Show, ET Canada, The 2020 CCMA Awards, and competing as a semi-finalist in the 2020/2021 SiriusXM Top Of The Country Competition.
Don will be hitting the Front Porch Stage this August and you won’t want to miss it! – his hit single “Wasn’t the dress” – Check it out here:
From Beaconsfield, Quebec, Brittany Kennell packed her bags over 10 years ago to complete her studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston and then spent 8 years in the writing streets of Nashville. She became the first and ONLY Canadian to be on NBC The Voice, making it to the knockout round, and can now be found tearing up the Canadian Country Scene.
With a modern country sound, mixed with some roots and rock influences, Brittany’s debut album “I AIN’T A SAINT” hit shelves in 2021, later being named one of CBC Music’s 21 Most Anticipated Album of The Year and CBC Music’s Top 15 Album of the year.
As a semi-finalist of the SiriusXM Canada’s Top of the Country contest, Brittany Kennell proudly represents Quebec with a music video for her recent single, “Bought The T-shirt” shot in the heart of the Old Port of Montreal – Check it out here:
Born the seventh of eight children in a two-stoplight town of Rural Ontario, Madison Kozak was destined to write and tell stories. Having grown up in a musical household, she discovered her passion for entertaining at an early age, and at just 10 years old, Madison was selected to perform at the Havelock Country Jamboree, a music festival drawing an audience of 30,000 people.
Her breakout debut single, “First Last Name,” not only scored the Belmont alum a publishing deal with Big Loud in 2018, but compelled award-winning songwriter Nicolle Gaylon to launch female-driven label Songs & Daughters, and sign Kozak as their flagship artist. In the months following her signing, she toured the U.S and Canada with superstars Morgan Evans, Aaron Watson, Mason Ramsey and made her Grand Ole Opry debut to a standing ovation.
Named to CMT’s 2021 LISTEN UP roster and 2020 Next Women of Country class, Madison shows no signs of slowing down in 2022, and she’ll be hitting the stage at Boots this August!
Madison recently released her hit single “Click”- Check it out here now:
Ontario-based singer/songwriter Robyn Ottolini AKA the “Eminem of Country Music” has been tearing up the Country Music Scene ever since her hit “F-150” went viral on TikTok amidst the global pandemic.
Going into 2020, Robyn Ottolini had no way of knowing she’d land a record deal with Warner Music Nashville, let alone that she’d rise to fame while the world was shut down. With more than 16 million global streams, “F-150” chartered at #3 on the Rolling Stone Chart, became her first Top 10 hit on the Billboard Canada Country chart, and first Gold-Certified single in Canada. In June 2021, Ottolini released her major-label debut project “THE BUT IM NOT ALWAYS SAD EITHER EP”, where she displayed her honest and unfiltered vulnerability proving she is not a country girl to reckon with. Later that year, she won the “Rising Star” award at the 2021 Canadian Country Music Awards.
From being the runner-up at the Boots and Hearts Emerging Showcase in 2016, to 6x CMAO nominee, we’re so excited to welcome Robyn back home to the Boots Stage this summer.
Check out her 2022 crowned winner CMAO Music Video of The Year “F-150” here:
Hailing from Sudbury, ON, Andrew Hyatt spent years working as an ironworker at a nickel mine before deciding to pursue his true passion with music, and country fans can’t seem to get enough of Hyatt’s music.
Often known as the man with “Nickel bones & a Nashville Soul” Andrew released his critically acclaimed debut Album Iron & Ashes in 2017 and has been on the charts ever since. His previously released Top 15 track “Didn’t Know Me” and back-to-back Top 10 hits “On Me” and “Do It With You” garnered Hyatt the attention of the industry and in 2018 landed him on the list of the Top 10 most played Canadian Country artists at Country Radio in addition to taking home the CMAO Award for “Rising Star” and being crowned the winner of SiriusXM’s “Top of the Country” competition.
Andrew recently dropped a brand-new EP Four good years, which boasts eight tracks including the lead single “Close To You” and “Still Something”. Named an “Artist To Watch” by Entertainment Tonight Canada and garnering two consecutive CMAO nominations for “Male Artist of the Year” as well as a nod for “Album of the year”, Andrew shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon!
We are so excited to welcome Andrew Hyatt back to the boots stage this summer! Check out his recent EP here:
STEVEN LEE OLSEN
Toronto-native, Steven Lee Olsen moved to Nashville in 2004 to pursue his dreams of being a songwriter. He spent years in Music City working on his song writing skills, and eventually breaking into the upper echelons of Nashville singers and songwriters.
Olsen’s work has been recorded by some of Country music’s most significant artists like Keith Urban, Garth Brooks, Rascal Flatts, Billy Currington, Dallas Smith and many others. He has notched impressive accolades, including two No.1 hits in the US with his Grammy-nominated, double platinum certified song “Blue Ain’t Your Color” performed by Keith Urban and “More Girls Like You” performed by Kip Moore.
In 2021, Steven signed a joint record deal with Universal Music Canada and The Core Entertainment and released the extended play “Relationship Goals” which included the 2021 CFL Song of the Year “What You’re Made Of”.
His hit single “Hello Country” released in 2020, reached #10 on the Canadian Charts, and was the most added song at Canadian Country Radio upon release. Check it out here:
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