IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Country music legend Tommy Hunter to unveil his stamp OTTAWA – Canada’s Country Gentleman, Tommy Hunter, is one of five Canadian country music artists to be commemorated on a stamp series issued on July 31. The new stamp series recognizes Canada’s contribution to the evolution of country music and will feature Mr. Hunter along with kd lang, Renée Martel, Hank Snow and Shania Twain – 5 of the most unique voices in Canada’s country music history.
Mr. Hunter will be joined by Canada Post representatives in London to do the unveiling of his stamp in a special ceremony.
WHO: Tommy Hunter, Peter Scott (Director, Retail Sales, Canada Post)
WHEN: Thursday, July 31 at 11:00 AM
WHERE: Canada Post outlet at The London Business Centre (387 Wellington Rd., London)
Interviews will be conducted immediately following the unveiling.
The passing of legendary Canadian songstress Rita MacNeil in 2013 was an unexpected shock to her family, friends, fans, business associates, and the Canadian music world in general. No one ever expected that this incredible lady, loved by millions, would leave us so soon. Along with vivid memories of her beautiful voice, warm personality, brilliant sense of humour, and love of life, Rita has left the world an incredible legacy of music and song that will live on for decades.
Following her passing, those closest to her felt it appropriate to release a special collection of some of her most cherished songs. After many hours of thought and consultation, Rita's son and long time manager Wade has put together this collection of 19 Rita MacNeil classics appropriately titled "Traveling On". The songs were selected from every album she released, going back to her very first album "Born a Woman" and progressing right through to her final CD entitled "Saving Grace".
"Traveling On" is undoubtedly the most special collection of Rita MacNeil recordings ever released. The CD, along with others from her collection, can be purchased from the STORE.
The country music icon credited with creating “one of the most comfortable yet exciting sounds in country music” is back in Canada in 2014, and fans are elated.
CHARLEY PRIDE who has been performing in Canada on a regular basis for over 45 years will return in late May of 2014 with appearances scheduled in six provinces including New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.
CHARLEY PRIDE has always had warm feelings about his trips to Canada, often stating that country music fans in this country are some of the greatest, most loyal fans in the world.
Pride is a singer who knows what it takes to please an audience and is often greeted with a standing ovation. There is nothing outdated about his music or the sound he creates with his renowned band “The Pridesmen” as they feature many of his 36 “Number One Hits” in every show. He always leaves his fans satisfied.
CHARLEY PRIDE in Canada in 2014. The magic continues! Visit Charley Prides Official Website - Click Here.
A Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons - “Oh What A Night” is an exciting fast paced musical tribute to the legendary Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons coming direct from Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world!
The show features 4 talented performers singing live that “feel good” music you grew up with that made the name Frankie Valli known around the globe. Songs like “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Sherry Baby”, and “Walk Like A Man” will take you back to an incredible musical era of the past.
Don’t miss this incredible musical experience as OH WHAT A NIGHT returns to Canada in March 2014 with stops in Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Nova Scotia.
A BRAND NEW SHOW – FROM THE SAME OLD GUY! - After a successful run of 139 shows throughout Canada and the USA on his “Wit and Wisdom Tour”, Red Green is back in theatres across North America in 2014 with a brand new show – How To Do Everything – from the man that should know!
Red Green, Canada’s foremost handyman, who became famous for such things as duct tape, Possum Lodge, and his own unique style of humour and wisdom now shares his thoughts on “How to do everything”. After establishing himself in fifteen seasons of his enormously popular TV show as one of the world’s handiest men, he now shows there is no limit to his specialized knowledge and advice.
“When all else fails, play dead!”
“Never stand between electricity, and where it wants to go!”
“Never insult your surgeon, until after the operation!
“In an argument, the big guy with the chain saw is always right”.
An evening with Red Green is always an evening of advice and laughter. Be there to experience it in person.
The legendary Charley Pride is on his way to Washington to perform at the 2013 Black Tie & Boots Inaugural Ball taking place this Saturday, January 19th! Sponsored by the Texas State Society of Washington, DC, this is one of the largest events taking place during the inaugural festivities with over 15,000 guests expected. “I am pleased and honoured to be a part of this event that celebrates President Obama and the start of his second term in office”, noted Charley, “it’s truly wonderful to be asked to perform. The Texas State Society knows how to throw a great party, so I’m looking forward to a very memorable evening.”
This is Pride’s second Inauguration related event. He performed in Washington in January of 1981 at the Capital Centre gala celebrating President Ronald Reagan. In May, the Country Music Hall of Famer will travel north of the 49th to tour select cities in Canada.