Our friends north of the border in Canada have been putting out some great country music. However, much of their music does not reach the airwaves here in the USA. You may have already heard songs by Lindsay Ell or High Valley, but they are both actually from Canada! We put together a list of 10 Canadian country artists that you need to know (in no particular order) to give you a taste of what Canada has to offer! Make sure you check out our Spotify playlist at the bottom of the page to hear each artist!
Petric – Petric is a duo comprised of brothers Jason and Tom Petric from Transcona, Winnipeg, Manitoba. They were signed to fellow artist Dallas Smith’s label, Steelhead Music, back in May of 2015. Petric is able to pull of catchy choruses along with a tune you will be humming along to. If you are a fan of duos like Florida Georgia Line or Dan + Shay, you will definitely love Petric!
Madeline Merlo – Merlo was born in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. Merlo has just recently released her debut album, Free Soul, on April 29, 2016. Merlo has a powerful voice and you will see why by listening to just one song. Merlo was also nominated for Female Country Artis of the Year at the Canadian Country Music Awards in 2016. If you are a fan of Kelsea Ballerini or Carrie Underwood, you will love Merlo’s music!
Dallas Smith – Smith was born in Langley, British Columbia and originally in a rock band named, Default. Some of you may remember the band as they were successful with their hit song, “Wasting My Time.” Smith has opened for artists like Florida Georgia Line and Keith Urban. Smith has recently just released his newest album, Side Effects, on September 2, 2016. He was also nominated for Male Artist of the Year at the Canadian Country Music Awards in 2016.
Tim Hicks – Hicks was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Hicks has co-wrote his song “Get By” with Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line. Hicks has opened for artists like Dallas Smith and Dierks Bentley. Hicks has also just release his latest album, Shake These Walls, on September 9, 2016. Hicks was also nominated for Interactive Artist or Group of the Year at the Canadian Country Music Awards in 2016.
Brett Kissel – Kissel was born and raised in Flat Lake, Alberta. Kissel has won many awards in Canada including Male Artist of the Year at the Association of Country Music in Alberta Awards in 2014 and Male Artist of the Year at the 2016 Candian Country Music Association awards. Kissel’s song, “Airwaves” also reached the number one spot on the Billboard Canada Country charts on October 3, 2015.
Tebey – Tebey was born and rasied in Peterborough, Ontario. Tebey has collaborated with fellow Canadian group, Emerson Drive on a cover of “Wake Me Up” that reached number five on the Billboard Canada Country charts. Tebey is also a songwriter signed to BMG Rights Management and he has co-wrote songs for pop group One Direction.
Livy Jeanne – Jeanne was raised in Edmonton, Alberta. Jeanne got her first breakthrough when she toured across schools in Alberta in 2012 on her You Don’t Have to Be Invisible Tour. Jeanne’s first single, “Any Other Way” reached number 42 on the Billboard Canada Country charts. Jeanne released her debut album Dashboard Renegade on July 17, 2015. If you are a fan of Kelsea Ballerini or Carrie Underwood, you will love Jeanne’s music!
Jess Moskaluke – Moskaluke was born in Lagenburg, Saskatchewan. In September 2011, Moskaluke won the New Artist Showcase Award at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards, which allowed her to play at the Global Artist Party at the 2012 CMA Music Festival. Today, Moskaluke is having a very successful career, she just won her THIRD consecutive Female Artist of the Year award at the Canadian Country Music Association awards. One listen to Moskaluke’s music and you will see why she has been dominating.
Dean Brody – Brody was born in Smithers, British Columbia and grew up in Jaffray, British Columbia. Brody has had a very successful career thus far, winning many awards. Brody released his latest single, “Time” on September 9 2016. Brody has a classic country voice with strong songwriting setting him apart from the rest of the pack.
Autumn Hill – Autumn Hill is a duo comprised of Mike Robins and Tareya Green. Their debut single “Anything At All” reached number 12 on the Billboard Canada Country charts and even reached the top 30 on the Billboard Canada Hot AC charts. They were nominated for Group or Duo of the Year at the 2016 Canadian Country Music Association awards. Their harmonies speak for themselves with undeniably catchy songs and powerful lyrics. If you are a fan of Thompson Square and Lady Antebellum you will love their music.
Listen to all of their music below!