ROYALTY RECORDS CANADA DAY LONG WEEKEND PLAYLIST!
ROYALTY RECORDS & SONY MUSIC CANADA PRESTENT….
From the the album “INSIDE OUT”
Available on iTunes
From the the album “INSIDE OUT”
Available on iTunes
Shaw TV is pleased to announce Amy Metcalfe as our TV host for our broadcast of The ACMAs’ Jan 31, 2016 in Red Deer. Amy will lead a 15 minute pre-show package for TV. Amy will also be interviewing the winners from each category as they come off the stage from their acceptance speech. If time allows Shaw TV will also have a short post awards show wrap up that Amy will host.Along with ACMA Awards Show Live Performance of “Fairyfail”.
HIGHLIGHTS OF 2015
December 9th, 2015 (Edmonton, AB) The Association of Country Music in Alberta (ACMA) is thrilled to announce Amy Metcalfe will host the 5th Annual ACMA Dinner & Awards Show and 1st year to broadcast on Shaw TV Alberta wide, taking place Sunday January 31st, 2016 in Red Deer, AB. Royalty artists to perform at this event include, The Orchard & Amy Metcalfe.
The ACMA Awards Show is an annual event held to celebrate and recognize the outstanding contributions Alberta artists, musicians, individuals and companies make in the country music industry throughout each year. Awards are presented in 11 categories:
2015 ACMA Female Artist of the Year
2015 ACMA Male Artist of the Year
2015 ACMA Group/Duo of the Year
2015 ACMA Fan’s Choice ~ presented by Royalty Records
2015 ACMA Industry Person of the Year ~ presented by PM Gigs
2015 ACMA Talent Buyer of the Year
2015 ACMA Song of the Year
2015 ACMA Album of the Year
2015 ACMA Video of the Year
2015 ACMA Single of the Year
2015 ACMA Rising Star ~ presented by Ranchman’s Cookhouse & Dancehall
In addition, our 2015 ACMA Hall of Fame Inductee Larry Werner will be honoured for his continued contributions to the development, nurturing and promoting of Country Music, Country Music Artists and the Country Music Industry within the Province of Alberta.
The evening showcases live performances from some of Alberta’s top talent including the 5 Rising Star nominees’.
About Shaw TV
Shaw TV is your local voice. We profile interesting people and places, providing insight and a unique voice on community issues and events. We give members of the public access to Channel 10 as well as free training! We are currently accepting completed shows and new programming ideas that reflect Alberta!
About the Association of Country Music in Alberta (ACMA)
Established in 2008, the ACMA is a membership-based, non-profit organization whose mission is to develop, nurture and promote Alberta Country Music and its Artists, and to support the Alberta Country Music Industry and its Alberta based companies to the best of our ability.
Sponsors of the ACMA and the 2015 ACMA Dinner and Awards Show include the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA), 840 CFCW Edmonton, Hanson Productions & Entertainment, XM105 Whitecourt, CISN Country Edmonton, Country 105 Calgary, Royalty Records Inc., Ranchman’s Cookhouse & Dancehall, PM Gigs, Exposure Productions, Sheraton Hotel Red Deer and Lifford Wine & Spirits.
“Whiskey Won’t Fix Me”
Produced by: Aaron Goodvin, Bart Butler & Tristan Horncastle
“I started to write this song at Big Valley Jamboree, on my walk towards the outhouses (true story). As I was on my walk, I passed through and by a lot of campsites. So many people were a mess. I’m all for having a good time, but you can always tell the difference between people that party for fun and people that try to disappear for a few days. I wrote the lyrics on my leg with a pen, or rather scratched them on, as the pen wasn’t working. I sang the Whis-key won’t fix-me over and over, so I wouldn’t forget. My friends probably thought I was in space, because I was kind of out of it the whole weekend. I was in a writing trance. I had written a few more lyrics to the chorus like “rum leaves me numb”. But I could just tell it wasn’t becoming what it should.
When I was in Nashville, I took the song to the magical Byron Hill (George Strait, Gary Allen, Gord Bamford) and I played him the chorus I had. He changed my second sub par line and added a better one and then we began to write the verses. We wrote the song in about 45 minutes and I knew it was done! Man he’s good. The song ended up lighter, cute and just a feel good song. Now after we wrote it, I thought to myself, this needs to be a duet, who’s a down to earth, rich voiced country singer that can give the song what I’m envisioning. Tristan Horncastle, that’s who. He sent me a voice memo of him singing it acoustically and I knew it was going to be something great. He did such a great job on this track. We recorded it in Nashville with producers Aaron Goodvin, Bart Butler and engineered by Julian King, who has engineered for artists like Tim McGraw, and Faith Hill’s smash “Breathe” and MANY more. Aaron and Bart brought this song one step further, they delivered such a radio, patio, pontoon friendly jam along song.
For some reason you don’t see a lot of collaborations in Canadian Country Music and I’m so excited to change that”. -Amy Metcalfe
“First listening to the song I was struck by how well written it is….it all begins with that! The second part is the simplicity in the recording that makes the two of you shine as artists. Seeya on the charts!” – Ralph Murphy – ASCAP Nashville
“Two minutes and forty-one seconds of 100 Proof Magic! Everything about it sounds like a BIG hit.” – Byron Hill – Songwriter/Producer/Musician
A great Country duet song about “ Drinkin up the one you Love”… I love it. – Duane Steele – Singer/Songwriter
“I love it! Seriously, it sounds great and I love the tempo and lyrics…. Their voices work really well together.“- Christie Armstrong – Sakamoto Entertainment
June 20th, 2015 Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival – Beaumont, AB
June 29th, 2015 Ponoka Stampede – Ponoka, AB
July 9th, 2015 Carman Fair – Carman, MB
July 11th, 2015 Carman Fair – Carman, MB
July 23rd, 2015 – July 29th, 2015 Chengdu International Festival – Chengdu, China
August 1st, 2015 BVJ Songwriters Stage – Camrose, AB
August 15th, 2015 Corporate – Red Deer Golf and Country Club – Red Deer, AB
August 16th, 2015 Ivan Daines Picnic – Innisfail, AB
June 26th, 2015 Bud Country Fever – Grande Prairie, AB
June 28th, 2015 Ponoka Stampede – Ponoka, AB
July 1st, 2015 Draft Bar and Grill – Edmonton, AB
Calgary Stampede Dates:
July 2nd, 2015 7:00pm Wildhorse Saloon – Calgary, AB
July 3rd, 2015 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 9:00pm Wildhorse Saloon – Calgary, AB
July 4th, 2015 5:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm Wildhorse Saloon – Calgary, AB
July 6th, 2015 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:30pm Wildhorse Saloon – Calgary, AB
July 7th, 2015 7:30am, 9:00am, 3:00pm, 5:30pm Wildhorse Saloon – Calgary, AB
July 8th, 2015 12:00pm – 4:00pm & 7:30pm – 11:00pm – Bookers Crab Shack – Calgary, AB
July 9th, 2015 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm Wildhorse Saloon – Calgary, AB
July 10th, 2015 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:30pm, 9:00pm Wildhorse Saloon – Calgary, AB
July 11th, 2015 Peacefest – Peace River, AB
July 12th, 2015 NASHVILLE NORTH (All Star band Jam)
Aug 8th, 2015 Manitoulin Countryfest – Little Current, ON
SONY MUSIC CANADA PRESENT…
A multi-faceted talent grown in a small town in Manitoba, and cured on an acreage in Alberta, Amy Metcalfe is the newest face to Country Music.
With her unique vocals and writing Amy has caught the attention of some of the biggest writers in country music today. She has written over 250 songs herself and co-written with talents such as Byron Hill, Grammy award winners and Nominees Cindy Morgan and Wayne Kirkpatrick (Little Big Town, Faith Hill, Martina Mcbride, Trisha Yearwood…),Duane Steele and Phil Madeira (Garth Brooks, Civil Wars, Toby Keith…) to name a few.
Amy’s debut EP “InsideOut” comes out today on iTunes and hits store shelves Tuesday April 28th, 2015, with 6 of the 7 tracks self penned. Amy hopes the compilation gives listeners a good sense of the many sides of her.
“This EP, if you listen to the lyrics, is about self discovery whether that be through someone who hurt you, someone you’ve lost, or the person you’ve shaded yourself to be. As a new artist I’m trying to figure out my place in the mix and this album is a good representation of the last few years of my life. There are a lot of question marks in the lyrics. I’ve been blessed to write with so many amazing writers but I felt like the stuff we wrote was better suited for my second album, allowing room for growth and to show another side of me… as there seems to be a few of those!” – Amy Metcalfe
With a love to perform and be on stage rooted in a 13 year dance career Amy aspires to impact Canadian Country Music in a big way by embracing radio and performances across Canada. Her hopes are that with every performance and listen you experience, you leave with a sense of who she is and can relate to the life in her lyrics.
May 9th – Tracks – Olds, AB
CALGARY JOINS THE NATION FOR 2015 MUSIC MONDAY CELEBRATIONS
Showcase Event in Celebration of the Importance of Music In Our Schools Features:
Youth4Music Host Amy Metcalfe
Lead Event in Montreal Linked to Calgary event via the National Webcast at:
Monday, May 4 – 10 am MST – Studio One, National Music Centre
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Calgary, April 21, 2015 – Calgary joins the 2015 Music Monday, Canada’s annual nationwide celebration of the power of music in our schools, with a musical extravaganza event featuring performers and special guest speakers live from Stage One at The National Music Centre on Monday, May 4, from 10-11 am MST. The musical extravaganza is joining the national public webcast and is open to the media. Music Monday Anthem Search winner, 16 year-old high school student Connor Ross will be in Montreal to lead the nation in a simultaneous sing-a-long of the new Music Monday anthem, We Are One. Thousands of elementary and high school students in Calgary will raise their voices alongside students in Alberta and across the country, who have registered to sing We Are One and take part in the Music Monday celebration.
Calgary is a richly diverse musical destination, explains Coalition for Music Educations’ Executive Director Holly Nimmons. “Hosting an event from Canada’s National Music Centre, an institution devoted to preserving and celebrating our nation’s musical heritage exemplifies Connor Ross’ poignant lyric, that we are indeed one. I couldn’t be more thrilled at how this exciting event is shaping up”.
“At the National Music Centre we see the power of music everyday, and nothing is more touching than when that power is harnessed by children. We’re proud to support Music Monday and its incredible commitment to music education and a stronger Canada through it,” said Andrew Mosker, President and CEO of the National Music Centre.
It’s an honour to be a part of this exciting national music celebration in Calgary,” said Brian Gervais, Senior Vice President, TD, Prairie Region. “We love music and are committed to supporting youth with access to music education in the communities where we live and work.”
Three-time ACMA Nominee Youth4Music Host Amy Metcalfe will host the Calgary showcase. The Calgary Stetson Show Band, Canada’s premier marching band and performing arts ensemble for youth grades 10 – 12 will kick off the festivities which include pop country vocalist Amy Metcalfe, the JazzYYC Youth LaB Band, classical music courtesy of Central Memorial High School Strings Ensemble, and alt-country favourites Calgary’s own Cowpuncher. A showcase for up and coming group music the Calgary celebration also features emerging rock artists, The Static Shift as well as the Cranston School Choir. The performance will be featured in the national webcast that includes a performance from anthem winner, songwriter Connor Ross live from Montreal.
Montreal takes the lead for this year’s Music Monday, with a showcase at Place des Arts on Monday, May 4, from 12-1pm EST. Youth4Music’s David Peretz-Larochelle will host the Montreal showcase. Along with Connor Ross, the event features jazz, courtesy of the Alain Caron Quartet, classical music from the McGill Chamber Orchestra and Maestro Boris Brott, and hip-hop, courtesy of The Lifeboat Project from Gerald McShane Elementary, Grammy Award-winning and two-time JUNO-nominated singer/songwriter Jennifer Gasoi and students from Harold Napper Elementary School, and First Nation artists from N’We Jinan and the St. Thomas More School drumline.
Individuals and groups participating in Music Monday are also invited to share their creative spin on the new Music Monday anthem, We Are One. Music Monday’s We Are Creative initiative www.musicmonday.ca/wearecreative will showcase their own flare on We Are One by creating a video in any musical style or genre using Music Monday resources, which include the We Are One lead sheet, various arrangements and translations and an instrumental backtrack. The video should be prefaced with a dedication to the person who cultivated the creator’s love and passion for music.
Everyone is invited to join the celebrations via the live web-cast streaming on www.musicmonday.ca.
ABOUT MUSIC MONDAY
Launched in 2005, Music Monday is the world’s largest single event dedicated to raising awareness for music education. Each year, hundreds of thousands of students, educators, and music makers participate in a simultaneous nationwide concert performance of an original song written by a Canadian artist. In 2013, Music Monday extended its reach into space with I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing) co-written by former Canadian Space Agency Astronaut and musician Chris Hadfield and Barenaked Ladies’ Ed Robertson, and commissioned by CBCMusic.ca and The Coalition for Music Education. More info: www.musicmonday.ca.
ABOUT THE COALITION FOR MUSIC EDUCATION
Music Monday is an annual initiative of The Coalition for Music Education, an organization made up of parents, students, educators, and business people from varying walks of life who support school music programs and highlight the importance of music education for all young people in Canada. More info: www.musicmakesus.ca.
ABOUT TD COMMUNITY GIVING
TD Bank Group invests in communities in order to effect positive change in the places where it operates and where its customers and employees live and work. In 2014, TD donated more than $82 million to community organizations in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. In Canada, TD focuses on education and financial literacy, creating opportunities for young people and the environment. For further information, please visit www.td.com/corporate-responsibility.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE
The National Music Centre (NMC) is a national catalyst for discovery, innovation and renewal through music. In its new home at Studio Bell, NMC will preserve and celebrate Canada’s music story and inspire a new generation of music lovers through programming that includes on-site and outreach education programs, performances, artist incubation, and exhibitions. For more information, please visit nmc.ca.
Jolayne Motiuk, JM Entertainment | 403-862-0776 | email@example.com
National Media Contact for Music Monday:
Victoria Lord, VLPR Inc. | 416.484.9047| firstname.lastname@example.org
ROYALTY RECORDS &
SONY MUSIC CANADA PRESENT…
Available on iTunes February 17th, 2015
From the upcoming album
Available April 27th, 2015
PERSONAL VIDEO MESSAGE FROM AMY METCALFE ON THE WRITING OF
“FORECAST SAID FOREVER”
Check out AMY METCALFE online: