2022 Performers

JESSI ALEXANDER

Nashville – Award-winning Songwriter. Hits include The Climb (Miley Cyrus) and I Drive Your Truck (Lee Brice)

Established Singer/ Songwriter, Jessi Alexander, is the writer of some the chart topping hits on country radio. Alexander has penned five #1’s including “I Drive Your Truck” recorded by Lee Brice which won Song of the Year from the 2013 CMA Awards, 2014 ACM Awards, and 2013 NSAI Awards. Additional #1’s which include Blake Shelton’s “Mine Would Be You” and “Drink On It”.

CHRIS DESTEFANO

Award-Winning singer/songwriter for #1 hits including Carrie Underwood's "Good Girl", Rascal Flatts' "Rewind", and Jason Aldean's "Just Getting Started". Chris is also a 3x CMA Triple Play Award winner

Chris DeStefano is a singer/songwriter, producer/mixer and multi-instrumentalist based in Nashville, TN.  He is a 3x CMA Triple Play Award Winner and has co-penned over 20 hit songs for artists like Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Chase Rice, Rascal Flatts, Billy Currington, Dan+Shay, Miranda Lambert, Chris Young and Morgan Evans.  Chris also is the President and CEO of Winsongs Music focused on developing songwriters and artists.

ALAN FREW

Toronto — Grammy nominated, Juno Award winning, multi-platinum singer/songwriter, Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone) & Someday (Glass Tiger)

Alan Frew is a multi-platinum selling songwriter, public speaker and author of the best-selling book ‘The Action Sandwich-A Six Step Recipe to Success by Doing What You’re Already Doing’. His work with Glass Tiger has garnered him five Juno Awards, a Grammy nomination and five Canadian Classic Awards in recognition of songs that have been played in excess of 100,000 times on Canadian Radio.

TEIGEN GAYSE

Chetwynd, BC – Popular, BC-born, singer/songwriter. Recent singles and Country Music Chart hits include “I Don’t Wanna Fall in Love Anymore” and “Blame the Wine”

Teigen Gayse is a Metis singer-songwriter whose music is fresh and familiar, hitting on deep and relatable topics.  She grew up in Chetwynd, BC.  A small town of 3000, affectionately known as “Little Prairie”.  Music was her escape from the forestry, oil & gas, mining and ranching environment she was surrounded by.  This singer/songwriter’s lyrics and melodies are catchy.

MARC JORDAN

Toronto — Multiple Platinum artist/songwriter – Marina Del Rey (Marc Jordan) and Rhythm of My Heart (Rod Stewart)

Marc was born in Brooklyn NY son of singer Charles Jordan and grew up in Toronto Canada. In 1978 Marc was signed to Warner Music in Burbank California by Steely Dan Producer Gary Katz. Jordan spent 16 years in LA writing songs for and with Diana Ross, Chicago, Kansas, Manhattan Transfer, Kenny Loggins, Amanda Marshal, Amy Sky, Bette Midler, Natalie Cole, Roch Voisin, Canadian Tenors. Shawn Colvin, Sheena Easton, Olivia Newton John, Joe Cocker, Bonnie Raitt, Josh Groban, Cher and Rod Stewart including the world wide #1 hit Rhythm of My Heart.

MADDISON KREBS

Okotoks, AB — Canadian Country’s Rising Star. Great new single, Dreamer Kid

There’s a classic timelessness and a sense of poise to Maddison Krebs that you won’t often find in someone of her era. The 25 year old singer-songwriter, native to Southern Alberta, has spent the last 3 years in Nashville honing her musical abilities and song-craftsmanship with intention to create depth, meaning, integrity, and love behind her music.

KIM MITCHELL

Multi-platinum, Juno Award-winning Rock icon and inductee of the 2021/22 Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Kim Mitchell is a Canadian rock icon who has sold more than 1.5 million records in Canada, earned 17 Juno Awards nominations, and, in 2021, was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

TIM NICHOLS

Nashville — Grammy winner - Live Like You Were Dying (Tim McGraw)

Inducted into the 2017 class of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, award winning songwriter, Tim Nichols, has been writing hit songs and entertaining audiences for over two decades. A veteran in the country music industry, he's become one of the genre's most respected and well liked members. He's known for an easy-going, honest manner, creative lyrics and a comedic banter onstage.

NEIL OSBORNE

Vancouver – Lead Singer of 54•40 - Hits include I Go Blind and Ocean Pearl

As lead singer and chief songwriter of 54•40, Neil Osborne has achieved critical acclaim, released more than a dozen albums and weathered the fickle music business for more than three decades. He is known primarily as a rock musician but is also an accomplished producer often taking the production reins of 54•40 albums and is also a songwriter of amazing depth and clarity.

JEFF TROTT

Award-winning writer of If It Makes You Happy & Everyday is a Winding Road (Sheryl Crow)

Award winning, singer-songwriter Jeff Trott has been a key member of the Nashville music community.

He has played in bands such as Wire Train, World Party, Pete Droge and Tears For Fears in addition to launching a solo record in 2001“Dig Up The Astroturf”. However, Trott's name is probably most recognizable among fans of Sheryl Crow, as he has co-written some her biggest hits including "If It Makes You Happy” "Everyday is a Winding Road” “A Change” "My Favorite Mistake”and “Soak Up The Sun”.

PAUL McGUIRE (Host)

Toronto - Award Winning Broadcaster - The Paul McGuire Show

A pop-culture junkie, Paul McGuire spent his childhood devouring movies, TV, comic books and music. Inevitably, he chased a career in the entertainment industry. A few commercials gigs and small TV roles paved the way for a hosting job on a children’s game show that aired on “Canada’s Nickelodeon,” YTV. Paul moved on from YTV to work at Canada’s largest network, CTV, as host and producer of Canada’s first entertainment magazine show, ENow.

CASEY CLARKE (Host)

Kelowna, BC - Multi Award Winner and Host of The Casey Clarke Show

Casey Clarke started his career in 1989 in Westlock AB working on 1370 CFOK from there a stop in Whistler/Squamish at Mountain FM then over to Vancouver to work for The Satellite Network's "Country Coast to Coast " channel.