July 8, 2020
We have teamed up with Wild 95.3 for WILD-FEST 2020 from July 6th – 10th to bring you 5 Virtual Concerts broadcasted on air at WILD 95.3 and on their Facebook page! Alberta Music members had the chance to apply to open for some of Canada’s biggest names in country music.
Get ready for live music performances featuring:
*July 6th @ 6pm: Alee opening for Jess Moskaluke
Missed this performance? Watch Alee and Jess Moskaluke
*July 7th @ 6pm: Drew Gregory opening for Gord Bamford
Missed this performance? Watch Drew Gregory and Gord Bamford
*July 8th @ 6pm: Ryan Lindsay opening for Brett Kissel
*July 9th @ 6pm: Alex Hughes opening for Aaron Pritchett
*July 10th @ 6pm: The Dungaree opening for George Canyon
Tune in on WILD 95.3’s Facebook page to catch the show!
Three-time ACMA Female Artist of the Year, ACMA Album of the Year winner, and CCMA Female Artist & Rising Star nominee Alee is making waves…not only for her uniquely stylistic vocals, but the strength of her songwriting which has brought her cuts from artists across North America.
There is an authenticity and truthfulness to the music of Drew Gregory that is undeniable. The songs of this award-winning Alberta country music sensation are infused with a down home realism, a gritty honesty and vibrant sense of rootedness that comes from years spent working the land as a farmer – an aspect of his life that is deeply connected to his talent as a musician, singer and songwriter.
Raised on the Alberta Prairies, Ryan Lindsay brings his strong country roots into his modern country sound. Winning the 2019 ACMA Rising Star Award and the 2018 Country 105 Rising Star Award, Ryan Lindsay is the new buzzword in the Canadian country music scene. From a musical family, Lindsay’s songs are a reflection of his life experiences. His sound reflects the 90’s country music he grew up with, citing his influences as Garth Brooks, Diamond Rio and Brooks & Dunn. Yet Lindsay jumps into 2020 with a modern twist on a classic country sound: fun, edgy and authentic, with unrivalled energy.
Pop Country artist, Alex Hughes’ style is best described as a cross between Leanne Rimes and Miranda Lambert with a touch of Rihanna (Think pop-based R&B runs mixed with girl power country). Her latest release, “Strong As You”, is a sultry love song that describes the buzz of being with the one you love. With more than 25,000 streams on Spotify in its first month of release alone, rave reviews continue to pour in for Alex’s latest single including reaching #10 in the top released independent music on DMDS (radio distribution). Alex is set to release her highly anticipated second single, “Gentleman”, a song calling out guys who act too big for their boots and combines a throwback to 90’s female empowerment with a modern pop country twist August 14, 2020.
From humble beginnings in western Canada to international festival stages, award winning band The Dungarees have taken their unique brand of country – blending the classic twang of a telecaster and infusing it with modern intensity and pop sensibility – to become one of Canada’s fastest rising stars. With two CCMA nominations and seven ACMA wins, James Murdoch (bass/vocals), Robb Angus (guitar/vocals), Kiron Jhass (guitar/vocals) and Ben Shillabeer (drums) have become an undeniable force in country music.