Music•Musique NB (MNB) has unveiled the nominees’ list for the 7th annual Prix MNB Awards. A total of 25 awards will be presented to artists and industry professionals who have made their mark on the NB music scene in the past year.
Tristan Horncastle has received 5 nominations in the following categories, Country Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, SOCAN Song of the Year, Video of the Year and Producer of the Year for his current album “Turnin’ Up A Sundown”.
When you hear a Tristan Horncastle song, whether it’s the Friday night anthem “Recreation Land” or the yearning “You Want”, you’re hearing his life. Tristan is eager to share more of his life on his recently released #1 selling album, Turnin’ Up A Sundown, out on Royalty Records/Sony Music Canada, February 2016.
Recorded at Nashville’s fabled Sound Stage Studio with engineer Julian King (Tim McGraw, Faith Hill) and Producers Aaron Goovin & Bart Butler, Turnin’ Up A Sundown features eight solid cuts laid down with some of Music City’s top musicians, including the title track written by Jason Blaine.
Since releasing his first EP in 2011, the Fredericton, New Brunswick native has shared stages with the likes of Travis Tritt, Dean Brody, Joe Diffie and Leann Rimes. Horncastle’s hard work recently earned a 2016 CCMA nomination for Recording Package of the Year.
The winners will be announced during the Prix MNB Awards evening, taking place Thursday, October 13, at Miramichi’s Carrefour communautaire Beausoleil. The evening will kick off Festival (506), a four-day migrating event which showcases incredible homegrown New Brunswick music.
Tickets for the MNB Awards Show are available at the Carrefour communautaire Beausoleil.
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“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