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By: Greg Wed, 10/10/2018
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival | Photo Album

After so many years, I got to cross off one item off my bucket list last weekend in San Francisco by attending the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.

By: Greg Sat, 09/29/2018
Georgian Bay & The O’Pears | Folk Music Ontario 2018 | Stingray Rising Stars

Folk Music Ontario's 2018 conference and Awards took place from September 27-30 in Mississauga Ontario. We were there to award a Stingray Rising Stars award.

By: Greg Wed, 09/19/2018
Dallas Smith | CCMA 2018

The 2018 CCMA (Canadian Country Music Association) Awards are now officially in the record books. The awards happened in Hamilton, Ontario over three nights, September 7 – 9. Stingray Music was there to participate in the ceremonies as a perennial sponsor of the CCMA under our Stingray Rising Stars program.

By: Greg Mon, 08/27/2018
Canada’s Music Incubator 2018 | Stingray Rising Stars

Stingray’s Henry Van Den Hoogen, Director of Programming, and Greg Torrington, Content Manager & Music Programmer (Roots and Country Music Channels), returned to Canada’s Music Incubator on August 24, 2018 to work with and mentor 15 up-and-coming artists as part of the Stingray Music co-sponsored Artist Entrepreneur Program.

By: Greg Fri, 08/03/2018
AmericanaFest 2018 | Fresh Vibe

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.

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

We had the great opportunity 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: Greg Wed, 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).

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

Bro-Country!? More or less. Bro-Country is a sub-genre of today’s Hot Country style of country music. One thing’s for certain, it’s not your grandfather’s country music, nor your father’s for that matter!

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

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.