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Interview with Ches Anthony

CHES ANTHONY RELEASES DEBUT SOLO SINGLE WRITTEN IN STONE Ches Anthony grew up in a small town in Saskatchewan, surrounded by music and motocross. He learned to play harmonica, guitar and piano at a young age. His father would bring him up on stage with his blues band where he performed for their fans. One of his fondest memories was when his father’s band played at a gospel country music festival. The power went out due to a severe thunderstorm and everyone ran into a hall. They kept the...


Interview with The Western Swing Authority

The Western Swing Authority has a brand new album out called Big Deal produced by Jason Barry. Joining the WSA on this album is a long list of special guests including Jason McCoy, George Canyon, Jason Blaine, Russell DeCarle and Carolyn Martin. Shane Guse from the group is here to chat with me about it and share some tracks.


Interview with Dan Washburn

Dan started playing guitar at the age of seven, beginning with a lap steel and by the time he was ten he was playing the acoustic and wrote his first song for his mom; Someone Like You. His Dad integrated him into the band he was playing bass for and by the time he was 13, Dan was the bass player and harmony singer for a local weekend band. His credits include over 200 albums as a singer/song writer, producer and bassist. Dan was band leader for the late Colleen Peterson for several years....


Interview with Maddison Krebs

Alberta's Maddison Krebs - now living in Nashville - joins me on the show to chat about living in Nashville, songwriting, her books of dreams, her new single Real Real Thing & more!


Interview with Aaron Pritchett

Aaron Pritchett is here to chat about the success of his latest single Worth A Shot, his multiple BCCMA award nominations & much more!


Interview with Julian Austin

Born in Sussex, New Brunswick, Julian Austin has written and played music since he was in his mid-teens, dabbling in every genre from heavy metal to rock to 80’s pop before falling in love with the new country music sound that was taking shape in the early 90’s. In 1998 Austin moved out west to Calgary Alberta. While living out west Austin further honed his musical skills in both writing songs and entertaining the fans. His first album, “What My Heart Already Knows”, more than justified that...


Interview with Ajaye Jardine

Richmond, B.C.'s Ajaye Jardine - now living in Nashville - joins me on the show to chat about her music career, songwriting, life in Nashville, her EP Midnight & Bourbon and much more! Since her debut EP, the past three years have included professional breakthroughs for Ajaye Jardine. She was a Female Artist nominee consecutively for the BC Country Music Awards (2016 and 2017), she placed in the Top 10 of the 2016 Ole On the Spot, and in the Top 3 of the CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest –...


Interview with Doc Yates

Ottawa's Doc Yates is here to share a brand new song with us called Home To The Country. Plus he chats with me about songwriting, influences & much more!


Interview with Tia McGraff

Ontario's Tia McGraff has just released her new album Stubborn In My Blood. Once again, Tia delivers a stellar project with solid songwriitng and heartfelt vocals. Tune in for my conversation with Tia and to hear some of the songs from her new release.


Interview with Tim Hicks

Ontario's Tim Hicks is here to chat about his latest album New Tattoo featureing the hit song Loud! The album also inclues a duet with Lindsay Ell. Tim is nominated for the Apple Music Fans' Choice Award at this year's CCMA Awards in Hamilton, Ontario in September!


Interview with Jason Benoit

Newfoundland's Jason Benoit will release his new single - a cover of the classic Slow Hand - on June 22nd. His radio hits include All Wanna Party and Gone Long Gone. Slow Hand was first recorded by the Pointer Sisters and then by Conway Twitty, Check out this episode of In The Country to get to know Jason & his music.


Interview with Michelle Wright

Ontario's Michelle Wright will receive the Impact Award from the Country Music Association of Ontario on June 3rd at the CMAOntario Awards held in London, Ontario, She's here to chat about this honour as well as talk some of her career highlights & give the stories behind three of her songs including the smash hit "Take It Like A Man".


Interview with David Leask

Originally from Jedburgh, Scotland, David Leask is a powerful performing songwriter, who has built an artistic bridge between the influences of his birthplace and the fresh possibilities of his adopted Canadian home to produce five critically-acclaimed CD's and numerous international songwriting awards in different genres. Songwriters Magazine called David, "the most consistent Canadian songwriting competition winner." He was also awarded the Mississauga Established Performing Artist of the...


Interview with Ben Hudson

Ben Hudson is a country singer-songwriter from Uxbridge, Ontario. His smooth, rich vocals have been compared to Josh Turner and Brothers Osborne although his country-rock influenced songwriting is similar to that of Eric Church and Aaron Lewis. His self-titled EP was released in early 2016, gaining the attention of CMT Canada who made him their Fresh Face artist and also earned him a nomination at the 2016 CMAO Awards for Rising Star. In June of 2016, he released his first single “Redneck...


Interview with Michael Peterson

Country artist Michael Peterson scored big with his 1997 self-titled album featurng Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie and From Here to Eternity. On March 31st, he'll release a new album featuring some of his past pits as well as his favourite Country covers made famous by artists like Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Charlie Pride, Johnny Lee and Garth Brooks.


Interview with Meghan Patrick

Ontario's Meghan Patrick, who now lives in Nashville, co-wrote all but one of the 12 tracks on her new album Country Music Made Me Do It. Some of her other co-writers include Kelly Archer (Brett Young, Dustin Moore) and Justin Weaver (Kip Moore, Jason Aldean), who helped pen Walls Come Down, an ominous number about family strife. Case Of Beer And A Bed, written with Derick Ruttan and J.T. Harding (Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney), is a sentimental song about going back to the basics. Meghan...


Interview with Abby Stewart

Ontario's Abby Stewart may be young, but she has accomplished so much in such a short period. From sharing the stage for a duet with Hunter Hayes, Dan + Shay, Dean Brody, Dallas Smith or Aaron Pritchet or opening for Hunter on his Canadian tour dates or completing a set at some of Canada's biggest music festivals, her star is on the rise. Her versatility and passion for music shines through whether she's belting out one of her radio friendly originals, a Taylor Swift or Band Perry lyric or...


Interview with Ben Klick

British Columbia Country artist Ben Klick is here to chat about his new single Middle Of Nowhere & much more! Over the years, Ben has won five North American Country Music Association Awards, two British Columbia Country Music Awards, a Performing Arts Award, Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Okanagan College Young Alumni Award, and was a Top 7 Canada’s Walk of Fame Emerging Artist, BreakOut West SOCAN Song House Participant, and Global Country Canada Star Search Winner.


Interview with Ian Janes

Nova Scotia's Ian Janes has a song he co-wrote with hit songwriter Byron Hill featured in the popular TV series Nashville and on its soundtrack (Season 5, Volume 2). Now, he's released his own version of the song and he's here to share it with us. Plus. he'll chat about his 2017 album Yes Man.


Interview with Dayna Shereck

Ontario's Dayna Shereck has just released her brand new EP Chasing The Moon featuring the debut single Two Feet On The Ground. Tune in and get to know this talented singer-songwriter and hear two tracks from her new release. Listen to more In The Country podcasts at