Whether the name’s Alee or Alessia, Cohle or Nicole, Canada’s rising stars of country are all worth a listen.
‘I was never much into country music. Aside from the occasional number, country music just never hit the spot for me. But everything changed the first time I heard Kira Isabella.
‘The Ottawa native’s first single “Love Me Like That” caught me off guard. “What’s this?” It was refined and beautiful and sent a few chills down the spine. From there, I began checking out other modern Canadian country artists and found music of exceptional quality from the likes of Gord Bamford, MacKenzie Porter, Dean Brody, Lindi Ortega, High Valley and the like. There was something refreshingly different about Canadian country. Jess Moskaluke’s “Good Lovin'”, if there ever was a country song that made you want to get up and dance, stands as one of the greatest pieces of music in any genre in the past five years. I then realized why the Canadian country scene was one that has attracted people of every demographic.’–Shawn PT
Beneath the surface of A-listers are the rising stars who are making notable contributions to the pool of rich Canadian country and should brighten up the summer. Below are profiles on three, all from different provinces. Wilf Carter would be proud.
Lisa is a professional musician thanks to Selkirk College. She comes from Castlegar, BC and her sound leans more towards the country rock flank. She released a single last year called “Do You Like That”. We have embedded her MV for “It Got Ugly” below which was very well done with a bit of a western shoot out. Website.
Alee whose real name is Alexandra Adamoski is from Edmonton. Her upbeat style can be enjoyed on her brand new EP Say Hello to Goodbye. She co-wrote all its tracks. We have embedded the MV for “Moonshine” below to give you a taste. Website.
Alessia hails from Mississauga. She is brand new at the game releasing her debut EP Let’s Get Gone last month. “Sunday Shoes” is very catchy country pop. We have embedded the MV below. Website.