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Live from Ontario, Dave talks with Country artists & plays their songs. You'll hear about career highlights, current projects, stories behind the songs & more. You can contact the show at inthecountry@mail.com.

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No matter what you call him - genius, recluse, friend, foe, outgoing, unapproachable, giving, kind, or thoughtful - there is so much more to Nova Scotia's J.P. Cormier beneath the surface. Celebrated as a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, recording artist, teacher, collaborator, innovator, and award winner, J.P.'s talent is comparable to none. He's praised in superlatives, but even these don't do the man justice. The best way to get to know J.P. is to listen to his music. His latest song is called Hometown Battlefield. Alberta's Don Gammie is country singer/songwriter from Lucknow, Ontario but has called Edmonton, Alberta home since 1994. When attending an open mic session where he received great response to his performance from fellow musicians, he was approached by Laurence Pugh to work together on a couple of original songs. Within days, Don was in a recording studio for the first time, with seasoned studio musicians. Don is attracted to and influenced by a wide range of music from soulful rock and alternative to Country and Indie. ?Playing music is an astonishing thing. It feeds the soul - and success or not - mine will never be full,? he explains. Mandy Ringdal is a singer/songwriter from Hawarden, Saskatchewan. She wrote her first song at 13 years of age about her trusty pair of Wrangler Jeans, and followed this with many poems and other literary works. For several years she focused on getting an education as a biologist and nurse. But a life changing diagnosis sent her on a different path. She moved back to the country after years of feeling unsettled in the city. It was during this time that she taught herself to play guitar and dove into songwriting. She began recording her first album in March of 2012. Mandy's latest release is called Love Knows What To Do.
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In the world of country music, there’s a lot to be said for family support. Talented Barrie, Ontario Country artist Derek James Tilley can attest to that. It was his sister who encouraged him to showcase his abilities at a singing competition in... more

Country artist Rhonda Towns made her debut as a country music singer on Ed McMahon’s Star Search as a champion female country music artist. She soon after attracted the attention of producer Norro Wilson (Kenny Chesney/Reba... more

Born and raised in Jonesville, Virginia, Kelley Nelson was exposed to traditional Country and Bluegrass music throughout her childhood. She began singing in her church choir when she was eight years old and performed with her high school... more

St. Catharines, Ontario-born Country artist Marshall Dane won Country 95.3 FM’s “Big Break Competition” in July 2009. He had been ready, willing and able to make sure that if this was going to be his ‘big break’, he was prepared to... more

"George Strait is my hero. I can die happy the day I get to shake his hand", jokes Jessica Ridley. This talented Alberta singer/songwriter also cites Reba, Shania Twain & Loretta Lynn as strong musical influences. Along with a great voice and... more

Saskatchewan's Codie Prevost is continuing to see his star rise in the Country Music world with the release and success of his latest CD "Get Loud". It's the follow-up to his previous two albums "The Road Ahead" and "Spin (6 Pak... more

Hemingway Corner was formed in 1992 by two established singer-songwriters, David Martin and Johnny Douglas. They had hits on the Canadian pop charts with "Man on a Mission" and "Love, Love, Love", and received a Juno Award... more

Texas-born singer/songwriter Doug Bruce now resides in Bendigo, Australia. He's been impressing die-hard country fans and new converts alike with his rich voice and natural affinity for the southern country sound. Doug was awarded... more

Tommy Gilham was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama in a home filled with love and southern hospitality where gospel and country music filled the air. Each Sunday afternoon all of the relatives would gather to pick up their instruments... more

Mark Wayne Glasmire writes and sings with a depth of understanding that only a well-traveled troubadour can. It is obvious that he's lived life to the fullest - and taken notes along the way. His newest CD, Life Goes On, is a 12-song collection... more
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