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This world republic is banning music that’s too slow or too fast

This world republic is banning music that’s too slow or too fast

Apr 10, 2024 | 10:48am
Dancing has never been a favourite past time of mine. No matter how hard I try, I just don’t have rhythm, nor do I have the ability to sing, which is probably a good thing if I lived in the Russian Republic of Chechnya, located between the Caspian and Black Seas. Chechnya is under the […]
Sask Country Music Award Nominations are out!

Sask Country Music Award Nominations are out!

Apr 1, 2024 | 8:59am
The Saskatchewan Country Music Association has announced nominees for the 2024 SCMA Awards. Leading the nominations this year is Jake Vaadeland with six in total, including Male Artist of the Year and Fan’s Choice. Shantaia is coming off a great 2023 and has five in 2024, including Female Artist and Country Album of the Year. […]
‘Beer For My Horses’ singer-songwriter Toby Keith has died after battling stomach cancer

‘Beer For My Horses’ singer-songwriter Toby Keith has died after battling stomach cancer

Feb 6, 2024 | 4:55am
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — “Beer For My Horses” singer-songwriter Toby Keith has died. He was 62. Keith, who was battling stomach cancer, passed peacefully on Monday surrounded by his family, according to a statement posted on the country singer’s website. “He fought his fight with grace and courage,” the statement said. He was diagnosed in […]
Joni Mitchell performs, Celine Dion surprises at Grammy Awards

Joni Mitchell performs, Celine Dion surprises at Grammy Awards

Feb 5, 2024 | 6:22am
Joni Mitchell marked her first-ever performance at the Grammy Awards on Sunday following years of health setbacks, while Celine Dion emerged as a surprise presenter in the final minutes of the show, herself making a rare appearance since announcing her own health troubles. The two Canadian music legends were among the brightest moments on a […]
The 2024 Grammy Awards:  Luke Combs among the performers

The 2024 Grammy Awards: Luke Combs among the performers

Feb 4, 2024 | 12:45pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 66th Grammy Awards are set to take place Sunday at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, and there’s a lot to be excited about. Women outpace men in the major categories, so expect to see a spotlight on its female nominees. “That’s the same throughout the show, really — it’s dominated by women,” […]
This Saskatchewan country artist is releasing a vinyl only record (Audio)

This Saskatchewan country artist is releasing a vinyl only record (Audio)

Feb 1, 2024 | 11:46am
When it comes to storytelling in Saskatchewan, nobody does it quite like Blake Berglund. He has an incredible ability to blend stories of growing up on a farm near his hometown of Kennedy using strong lyrics, harmonies, and instrumentation. Berglund’s latest project is one called “What’s Left of Right,” which combines his own memories with […]
Who are these bands? (Audio)

Who are these bands? (Audio)

Jan 18, 2024 | 10:10am
The Coachella Music Festival announced their massive lineup for 2024 and many of these bands I’ve never heard of! The headliners are familiar like No Doubt and Lana Del Rey, but several bands and performer are completely out of my music wheelhouse. Now, I’m not saying these bands and performers are awful because I’ve never […]
Green Day to headline Grey Cup halftime show

Green Day to headline Grey Cup halftime show

Oct 2, 2023 | 6:59am
Grammy Award-winning band Green Day will headline the halftime show for the 2023 Grey Cup game. The CFL made the announcement Saturday night during halftime of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats-Calgary Stampeders game at Tim Hortons Field. The Grey Cup game will be held Nov. 19 in Hamilton. “You better be ready because we’re about to turn […]

Buffy Sainte-Marie retires from live performances, cites health concerns

Aug 4, 2023 | 8:40am

Buffy Sainte-Marie has announced that she’s retiring from live performances.  The Cree artist and activist has roots in the Qu’Appelle Valley in Saskatchewan and was adopted by an American family from Massachusetts. A statement announcing her decision cited factors including travel-induced health concerns and performance-inhibiting physical challenges. “I have made the difficult decision to pull out of […]