Capital Hoedown 2012 Lineup

MARSHALL DANE

MARSHALL DANE

Although he is known for consistently delivering an energetic, boot-stomping performance, it’s Marshall Dane’s voice that just might make you a fan forever. In September 2011, Dane was one of only eight artists to be selected for the Canadian Country Music Awards “New Artist” Showcase. His debut single “Love and Alcohol” from his record Running … [ + ]

GORD BAMFORD

GORD BAMFORD

Whether he’s opening for George Strait at the Calgary Stampede or playing for an intimate crowd in a small town, Gord Bamford puts heart and soul into his brand of Canadian country music. After honing his craft for 15 years, the Australia-born, Alberta-raised Bamford has certainly paid his dues. His determination began to pay off … [ + ]

RONNIE DUNN

RONNIE DUNN

The self-titled album Ronnie Dunn is more than just the first-ever solo LP by one of country music’s most beloved artists. Though his voice has become very familiar to most country fans, Dunn has only now taken the time to explore his powerful vocals as a brand new solo artist. And as Dunn himself notes … [ + ]

REBA

REBA

You might expect an entertainment and business mogul to take a break every now and then, but Reba is not your average superstar. She keeps on thrilling audiences even after a career that has produced more than 55 million in worldwide album sales; 63 Top 10 hits; the #1 TV sitcom for six consecutive years … [ + ]

CHAD BROWNLEE

CHAD BROWNLEE

2011 has been a whirlwind year for singer-songwriter Chad Brownlee, capped off with him being named the Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA) Rising Star. Brownlee will be riding the momentum with his new album Love Me or Leave Me set to hit the streets in February 2012. Brownlee has been stealing the hearts of fans … [ + ]

TARA ORAM

TARA ORAM

In choosing Revival as the title for the follow-up to her 2008 debut, Chasing the Sun, Newfoundland-born Tara Oram isn’t just summing up the subject matter—she’s capturing the spirit that has characterized her approach to music from the outset. While many Canadians were introduced to Oram during season five of Canadian Idol, that television show … [ + ]

DEAN BRODY

DEAN BRODY

If there’s one thing that the British Columbia-born Dean Brody has proven in his career, it’s that he’s not afraid to pull up stakes and risk everything to chase his dreams. That ethic is a good part of the inspiration behind the title to his new record, Trail in Life, the follow-up to his 2009 … [ + ]

TAYLOR SWIFT

TAYLOR SWIFT

A record-breaking and genre-busting phenomenon at the tender age of 21, Taylor Swift has risen very swiftly to the top of the country music world. But despite the rapid ascent, audiences and critics agree that this singer-songwriter and actress radiates the kind of star power that endures. In November of 2011, Swift was named Entertainer … [ + ]

HIGH VALLEY

HIGH VALLEY

A combination of thought-provoking songs and potent performances makes High Valley one of the most impressive new acts on today’s competitive country scene. The Alberta-raised trio of brothers won big at the Gospel Music Association of Canada Covenant Awards in November, taking home awards for Group of the Year, Artist of the Year, Country/Bluegrass Song … [ + ]

TERRI CLARK

TERRI CLARK

With more than four million albums sold and nearly a dozen Top 10 hits to her credit, Terri Clark has emerged as an influential voice on the country music landscape – thanks in large part to a driving, passionate, and spirited approach to her craft. A dynamic, no-holds-barred live performer, Clark is one of the … [ + ]

THE BAND PERRY

THE BAND PERRY

The story behind The Band Perry tells of a good old-fashioned southern musical family growing from small-town favorites to big-time stars. Having just celebrated the first anniversary of their debut album, The Band Perry was named New Artist of the Year at the 45th Annual CMA Awards in November 2011. If that wasn’t enough, the … [ + ]

Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow literally grew up in a small town 100 miles from Memphis—something that informed not only her musical taste, but also how she looks at life. “The music that came out of that part of the world is a part of who I am,” Crow has said. The Missouri native rose to prominence when … [ + ]

BRAD PAISLEY

BRAD PAISLEY

If any artist has earned the right to title an album This Is Country Music, it just might be Brad Paisley. When the 2010 Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year staged his H2O Tour last year it was the top country trek in attendance. Paisley has sold more than 12 million albums—recordings that include … [ + ]