We caught up with James of the James Barker Band to talk about the band’s new song “Wastin’ Whiskey” and how much whiskey was actually harmed in the making of this song and video. James tells us about dad life, testing new music out on fans and how excited they are to hit the road with Dallas Smith and half of the Canadian country music industry on the ’Somethings Never Change Tour!’
Thomas Rhett talks with Shannon Ella from Pure Country Radio about working so closely with his family on professional projects (his dad, his brother in law), and how they influence the content and the relatability of his music.
Hailey Whitters has written songs like “Happy People” for Little Big Town and “The Older I Get” for country superstar Alan Jackson, but now it’s time for Hailey to sing her own stories. Hailey Whitters dropped her third album “RAISED” which truly takes you down a walk through her hometown and how she was “raised.” We caught up with Hailey to talk about her experience in London, England playing the O2 Arena, what she hopes fans take from this new project and how badly she wants to come to Canada!!
Thomas Rhett sits down with Pure Country and iHeartRadio's Shannon Ella about his new album "Where We Started", working with Katy Perry, going back on tour and more.
Gearing up for his first official time playing the iHeartCountry Festival in Austin, TX, Scotty McCreery shares some food recommendations for anyone heading to Austin and talks about what makes the show there so different! We also talked about his trip overseas to play the 02 Arena in London, England to 20,000 fans, what it was like attending a soccer game in the Netherlands and having George Strait himself react to his latest single “Damn Strait!"
If you are just discovering the sounds and songs from Sacha, you are in for a treat! After breaking records with The Reklaws on their TikTok hit “What The Truck,” Sacha is dropping her own hits with her new EP called “We Did” and the title track is sure to get you moving! We talk to her about her journey in music, who are some people that have inspired her along the way and why the pops of bright colours in her wardrobe and photos compliment her music! Plus she tells us what it was like getting to perform on the CCMA Awards stage for the first time!
Our new iHeartRadio Future Star Joss Ross tells us about his new single “First Taste of Gone.” He tells us about the challenges of being a new artist and his recent move to Nashville. PLUS he filled us in on some of his favourite new artists to check out.
Country newcomer Priscilla Block has shown the country world she is here to stay! She tells us the story of how a chance encounter with Taylor Swift on the street in Nashville pushed her to drop everything and chase her dream! Check out her brand new album ‘Welcome to the Block Party!'
No big deal, The Reklaws join us to discuss their new collaboration with country superstar Jake Owen. The song titled “11 Beers” is not about drinking beer but actually a fun spin on a hopeful love song. We find out how this came together and what they have planned for the future with this song and Jake Owen. PLUS we find out how many beers Jenna and Stu can drink and still stay standing!
Mackenzie Porter is currently touring with Walker Hayes across the U.S. and enjoying watching fans sing along to her current single “Pickup!” She tells us who her most memorable encounter was with in country music, and the artist is someone from her hometown! Mackenzie also tells us what it means to her to be a role model to young women!
Tenille Arts is celebrating her first Juno Nomination for her record ‘Girl To Girl’ in the Country Album of the Year category and being nominated for New Female Artist of the Year at the ACM Awards! Tenille dives into friendships with powerful women in country music including Carly Pearce and Callista Clark, plus what it means to her to be a woman in country music!
To celebrate we played a little Women In Country rapid fire with Carly Pearce, Robyn Ottolini, Tenille Arts and MacKenzie Porter to find out who they have been inspired by in the music industry and who they’d love to work with!