ROYALTY RECORDS & SONY MUSIC CANADA PRESENT
Blake Reid draws from his deep-seated farm roots to tell his story through music. Coming from a five-generation farm family, Reid has the ability to create diverse tracks while maintaining his innate, homegrown country style.
Consistent with the theme of the entire RUST album, “Cowboys Were Kings” is a look back to when life was simpler.
Co-written with Buddy Owens and Phil O’Donnell, “We wanted to capture the integrity of the Cowboy and those qualities of hard work and good love, and translate them in today’s life.” explains Blake Reid.
This connection to the rural lifestyle helped spur 4-H to partner with Blake for their centennial celebration. The former 4-H’er will be creating the centennial theme song that captures the spirit of 4-H.
Highlighting touchstone themes and pulling inspiration from stories told by 4-H members and alumni. Stay tuned for updates on the song and special performances by Blake throughout the anniversary year.”
As a native of Cremona, AB., Reid uses his rural roots as the driving inspiration for his song writing and is passionate about producing authentic country music and Rust reflects this. With his latest album, Rust, released on Royalty Records/Sony Music Canada, Blake Reid firmly establishes himself as a true workingman’s poet.
Produced by Phil O’Donnell in Nashville and featuring many of the city’s top session players, the album’s 3rd single, “Cowboys Were Kings” showcases Reid’s storytelling gifts. In celebrating the future, while honouring the past, Rust is undeniably Blake Reid’s finest work to date.
UPCOMING DATESJune 11, 2016 – Jamboree for Charity – Calgary Petroleum Club
July 1, 2016 – Canada Day Concert – Cremona, AB
September 9 – 11, 2016 – Country Music Week – London, ON
October 12, 2016 – Arts Northwest Conference – Fox Theatre – Spokane, WA
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CANADIAN COUNTRY SINGER BLAKE REID RELEASES SOPHOMORE ALBUM RUST
3. Cowboys Were Kings
6. Sounds Like A Song
7. Mile Of Dust
8. Whiskey, Lonely And Me
9. How Country
10. Irol Johnson
11. That’s What Grandpas Do
Wednesday April 23rd, 2014
ROYALTY RECORDS SIGNS BLAKE REID!
Royalty Records hand picked Blake Reid to add to the label’s roster of new artists to be released this year.
Blake was one of the first 6 artists chosen to participate in the CCMA discovery program in 2013, where he quickly earned his reputation as a quality songwriter, inspired by his deep country roots.
“Everyone at Royalty is excited to have Blake join our family. We’ve been following Blake since last year and saw him perform and the CCMA’s in Edmonton. Blake is deeply embedded in country music and the agricultural community, which clearly inspires his song writing and singing by telling real life stories.” – Rob Smith
Blake Reid comes from a five-generation farm family who staked their claim in 1902, broke the land and made a life in Alberta. Blake grew up with country music, with his mom singing along with all the radio legends that echoed in the old farmhouse and Dad would tune into the daily grain prices. Blake spent thousands of hours listening to the evolution of country music through the AM radios of tractors, trucks, and combines.
Blake’s music is about my life and home. He finds himself drawn to the intimacy of farm life, found down every gravel road outside the city limits. Whether the dirt field beside your road is red, brown, or sandy, Blake believes we all turn our ear toward something real and genuine.
“I’m super excited to be partnering with Royalty Records going forward in 2014 and to begin work on my next record. I’m not going to give out too much info yet, but I will say this record is setting up to be really cool and fresh. Joining the Royalty family and working with Nashville Producer/writer Phil O’Donnell is definitely a big step toward success for my career.” – Blake Reid
Blake Reid hits the studio next month to work with Phil O’Donnell in Nashville and will have new music coming later this year!