September 23, 2016
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For more than ten years, Tim Hicks has been entertaining us with his country music. This singer-songwriter from Niagra Falls, Ontario, released his debut single, “Get By”, in 2012; in February 2013, it debuted on the Canadian Hot 100. Tim has released three studio albums and one live album. In 2014 he won the Rising Star Award from the Canadian Country Music Association. In 2017, he was voted Male Artist of the Year by the Country Music Association of Ontario.

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Madeline Merlo is a Canadian country music singer-songwriter from Maple Ridge, BC. She released her debut album, Free Soul, in 2016. It includes the previously-released singles as well as two subsequent top-15 hits, “Whatcha Wanna Do About It” and “War Paint”.

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Hailing from the outskirts of Sarnia, Ontario, Eric Ethridge’s journey to country music is one that could be written about in a country song. He began to play guitar at a young age and started penning lyrics while in high school. After high school, he went to Western University where he earned a kinesiology degree and played football, but also sang at pub nights, coffee houses and bars. Today, Eric is both a chiropractor and a country music artist. In 2018, he released his debut EP, featuring the popular single, “California”.

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