By: GregFri, 08/03/2018
AmericanaFest 2018 | Fresh Vibe

The name “Americana” is a relatively new one. The Americana Music Association describes it this way: Americana is contemporary music that incorporates elements of various American roots music styles, including country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues, resulting in a distinctive roots-oriented sound that lives in a world apart from the pure forms of the genres upon which it may draw. While acoustic instruments are often present and vital, Americana also often uses a full electric band.”

By: SashaFri, 07/27/2018
NEW MUSIC FRI-YAY | Week of July 23

Craving fresh sounds? Stingray’s got everything you need. For you. For your friends. For your mom. For your neighbor. And even for that friend who says ''I hate music''.

By: SashaFri, 07/20/2018
NEW MUSIC FRI-YAY | Week of July 16

Craving fresh sounds? Stingray’s got everything you need. For you. For your friends. For your mom. For your neighbor. And even for that friend who says ''I hate music''.

By: Catherine BoisvertFri, 05/25/2018
Annie Blanchard | De retour avec Welcome Soleil | Entrevue

En collaboration avec Ariane D.

By: GregTue, 05/22/2018
Americana Music Awards | 2018 Nominees

While participating in the Music Biz 2018 conference in Nashville this past week, we also had a chance to attend the Americana Music Association press conference announcing this year’s nominations for the AMA Awards which took place at the Country Music Hall of Fame Ford Theatre on May 15.

By: GregWed, 05/09/2018
ECMA Awards 2018 | Events

This year’s East Coast Music Association conference and awards (#ECMA2018) is in the books. The event was an incredible success in Halifax this past week (May 2-6, 2018). Through the Export Development program, many representatives from festivals, theatres, and concert series from across Canada, Europe, and Australia attended as did music supervisors from LA. Many deals were struck!

By: CharlesTue, 04/24/2018
La 6ème édition du Gala Country | Conférence de presse

Au total, 12 trophées seront remis lors du Gala Country 2018 qui se déroulera au Casino de Mont-Tremblant le samedi 20 octobre 2018.

By: GregThu, 04/12/2018
Down in Bro-Country | Fresh Vibe

Country, like most styles of music, is constantly evolving. It’s not uncommon for younger fans of country music to groove to hard rock, grunge, hip-hop, and electronic, so it stands to reason that those later generations of country artists have grown up on those influences too might just adopt that diversity into their brand of country music.

By: NoémiTue, 04/03/2018
ACM Awards | Special Programming

Get ready for the biggest names in country, on the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards channel. From the rising-stars to legendary chart dominators, this star-studded selection features all the nominated artists from this year’s awards. The special programming channel will be available April 3 to April 30, 2018. 

By: GregWed, 03/21/2018
Hot Country Canada | Fresh Vibe

There’s an irony that many of today’s top Canadian country music stars live and record in Nashville but don’t see a lot of love on the American country charts. It’s even more ironic when you consider the international success of Canadian artists in pretty well every other music genre where they’re constantly found at the top of those charts. There have been a few exceptions over the years (Shania Twain, Terry Clark, Michelle Wright and more recently High Valley) but generally, they’re not overly exposed on US country music radio.

But country music is certainly alive and well and thriving in Canada of course, with constant national touring and radio exposure happening with our top country performers as well as award recognition by the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) and Junos.

Reflecting all this is Stingray Music’s Hot Country Canada channel. It’s a 24/7 contemporary country music stream showcasing 100% Canadian country music artists. You’ll hear the likes of Canada’s biggest country stars like Dean Brody, Jess Moskaluke, Brett Kissel, Dallas Smith, Meghan Patrick, George Canyon, James Barker Band and the latest releases by many more charting up and comers. This special Vibe stream is updated weekly with the latest releases too.