Toronto – Rock legend, singer/songwriter and lead guitarist of Triumph. Top hits include “Magic Power” and “Lay It On The Line”
As the principal songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist for Triumph, Rik contribution to the group's impressive legacy of songs, includes the hits "Magic Power," which peaked at #8 on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, and "Lay It on the Line," which reached #13 on the same chart. Triumph's music has continued to resonate with audiences, with their overall combined streams and sales reaching impressive heights. To date, the band has sold over 20 million records worldwide and their music has been streamed over 200 million times across various digital platforms.
Alberta - Canadian Country Music Hall of Famer. One of Canada’s most awarded artists. #1 hits include “I Do” & “My Heart Has A History”
Paul Brandt is the most awarded male Canadian country artist in history.
His 1996 debut RIAA certified Gold album Calm Before the Storm went on to sell one million albums internationally, propelled by the #1 single and wedding classic “I Do”. Stateside, his #5 and #1 charting songs “My Heart Has A History”, and “I Do” were the first to chart by a male Canadian Country artist on the US Billboard Top 20 since 1976.
LEE THOMAS MILLER
Nashville – Song of the Year Award-Winner. Seven #1 Hits (“Whiskey & You” Chris Stapleton and “You’re Gonna Miss This” Trace Adkins)
Lee Thomas Miller is a songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee.
He earned a BA in Music Theory/ Composition from Eastern Kentucky University where, along with classical composing and arranging, he studied classical violin, guitar, piano and voice. He was inducted into the EKU “Hall of Distinguished Alumni” in 2010.
Nashville – Multi #1 Hit Songwriter. Hits include “How Country Feels” (Randy Houser) and “How Forever Feels” (Kenny Chesney)
Good chance you’ve heard Wendell’s songs on the radio but if you’ve not heard him sing and play them live and in person you’re missing out! Here are a few; Randy Houser’s ASCAP Song of The Year “How Country Feels”. Rascal Flatts’ “Take Me There”, “Fast Cars & Freedom”, “I Melt”, “Banjo” and “Changed”. Kenny Chesney’s ACM nominated Song of the Year “There Goes My Life” and ASCAP Song of the Year “How Forever Feels”. As well as Jason Aldean’s “Tattoos On This Town”.
Nashville – Multi Award-Winning Artist/Songwriter #1 Hits include There is No Arizona and When I Think About Angels
Jamie O'Neal is a Platinum-selling 4 x Grammy nominated country singer songwriter who became a household name in 2001 with her back-to-back # 1 singles, "There Is No Arizona" and "When I Think About Angels." With multiple hits that followed, including "Shiver”, “Trying To Find Atlantis" and "Somebody's Hero," “I Love my Life, + more Jamie’s career caught fire. She earned numerous accolades including an ACM award, Billboard Award, CMA nominations along with Grammy nominations. O’Neal has appeared on The Tonight Show, David Letterman, Emeril cooking show, Craig Kilborn and numerous other national tv shows.
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.
Growing up in Kelowna, BC, Teigen Gayse was an Olympic bound figure skater when she picked up her first guitar at the age of 13. It wasn’t long before she discovered songwriting as her true passion, which led to several trips to Nashville and pursuing a degree in audio engineering. Her undeniable talent has landed her in writing rooms with several industry veterans, such as Chad Kroeger, Gordie Samson, Jeff Trott, Dylan Guthro, Baker Grissom, Phil Barton, Patricia Conroy, David Thompson and Buddy Owen.
Country singer and songwriter, Cole Bradley, is a making major inroads in the North American music scene. Growing up listening to the likes of Kenny Chesney and Garth Brooks, Bradley first graced the stage at the young age of five. Since then, Cole has fostered a passion for performing and sharing his music with others. “As an artist, it is important for me that people connect and relate to my songs,” says Bradley.
Alberta’s country sensation Dan Davidson has created undeniable momentum in the last few years. With 6 CCMA nominations, 10 ACMA awards, a gold record, a number 1 selling Canadian song and record, top 20 charting numbers and hundreds of performances – it's easy to forget that he is still independent.
“Writing these songs put me through an emotional wringer,” says breakout Nashville newcomer Sykamore. “I was living in a new town and working with new people and going through all this change and self-discovery at the time. Looking back now, I can hear an entire chapter of my life in the music.”
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.