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Canadian Graphic Designer, Digital Marketer & Professional Writer for country music, film & TV. Freediver in training, budding enviromental & music journalist.
Photo by Yoann Boyer on Unsplash
Photo by Yoann Boyer on Unsplash

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been in love with the ocean. As a young child, I dreamt of the day I could swim with the wild orca whales & bottlenosed dolphins — settling for pool floaties moulded in their resemblance and backyard dives until that long-awaited day came.

Then life happened.

I spent less and less time in the water.

I grew up and made the practical choice, trading my childhood dreams and fantasies for a steady career in graphic design.

Between the award wins, the big breaks and public praise that followed, the ocean was never…


Featured: Canadian Country Artist Adam Cousins.
Featured: Canadian Country Artist Adam Cousins.

With roots stemming from the small-town of Brussels, Ontario is Canadian country artist Adam Cousins. His musical sound offers a contemporary twist on classic country, highlighting the traditional instruments of the genre, which he tastefully pairs with his trademark acoustic vocal performances. In 2018, he made his debut on the Canadian country music scene with his EP “Dirt Road”, which features a collection of songs that speak to the small-town lifestyle he’s familiar with. The EP reached radio airwaves across Canadian soil and surpassed over 40K streams (Cousins). In March 2021, he released his single, “Riding The Waves”- which was…


Featured: Canadian Country Artist Greg Rider.
Featured: Canadian Country Artist Greg Rider.

Greg Rider is a country artist with vision- If he sets his mind to something, you know he’ll do everything in his power to make it happen. Authentically himself, he isn’t afraid to stray from the norm and push the upper limits of the country genre- which he does lyrically with the themes he addresses in his songs.

In December 2020, he released his single, “Sixteen Sticks”. Produced by Milano and penned by Adam Bahadursingh and Rider himself, Sixteen Sticks is an emotional tribute song to the 16 lives lost during the bus accident involving the Humboldt Broncos in 2018…


Featured: Singer-songwriter Sarah Harralson.
Featured: Singer-songwriter Sarah Harralson.

Knoxville-native Sarah Harralson’s brand of country presents authentic stories delivered with raw emotional vocal performances over stripped-back instrumentals, making it easy for you to get lost in each verse of her songs.

Penning her first song at the young age of 10, the budding singer-songwriter would go on to release her debut 6-track EP a few years later in 2014-”Finally Found”. Since then, she’s released several EPs and singles and collaborated with the likes of Scotty Schultz (Drummer for Shooter Jennings) and Johnny Garcia (lead guitarist for Garth Brooks). She’s also shared the stage with Aaron Tippin and Bucky Covington…


Featured: Singer-songwriter Ben Selleck.
Featured: Singer-songwriter Ben Selleck.

Hailing from Essex, England is singer-songwriter and music teacher Ben Selleck. Citing his influences as Al Green and Marvin Gaye, Selleck’s vocal performances and musical sound are reflective of times’ past. This year, Selleck has released his debut single “Different Sides”- which speaks to a couple who couldn’t be more different, but complement one another’s differences. The song recently earned its way to the #1 position in the UK country charts and amongst the top 100 songs on iTunes.

Recently I spoke with Selleck about his path to pursuing his solo career, his debut single and his goals for the…


Featured: Canadian country artist Karen-Lee Batten.
Featured: Canadian country artist Karen-Lee Batten.

Canadian country artist Karen-Lee Batten is a living example of what it means to put in the work to make your dreams a reality- “As a young adult, she was bouncing between serving jobs, hosting karaoke shows, and performing intermittent gigs when an unwavering sense of purpose pushed her to devote full-time energy to music.” (Batten). Her musical journey then led her to perform on the stage of Canadian Idol, graduating from the show as a Top 10 finalist. Riding on that success, her debut album Every Moment, followed by her sophomore album Cause a Scene in 2014 and her…


Featured: Canadian pop-country artist & multi-passionate entrepreneur, Crystal McGrath.
Featured: Canadian pop-country artist & multi-passionate entrepreneur, Crystal McGrath.

Hailing from Calgary, Alberta is Canadian pop-country artist & multi-passionate entrepreneur, Crystal McGrath. A professional artist for more than a decade, McGrath has shared her music with fans on international stages while touring across the U.S., Australia, the UK and Mexico. On Canadian soil, she’s previously opened for the likes of Aaron Pritchett, George Canyon, David Usher and The Lights. In September 2020, she released her country anthem “Game On”- a song that inspires women to go after what they want in life, even if it’s a boy.

Within its first week, the song climbed its way to the Top…


Instantly recognized for her relatable lyrics and emotionally intimate vocal performances, singer-songwriter Taylor Wilson is quickly making a name for herself in the Ontario country music scene.

From a small town in southern Ontario, is country singer-songwriter Talyor Wilson. As early as age four, this artist could be found giving passionate vocal performances from her grandmother’s coffee table, belting the best of Shania Twain. Later on, she graduated to performing at family functions- happily singing the classics in front of her loved ones, including music from her early artistic influences Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline and Tanya Tucker. In high school…


Featured: singer-songwriter Gizelle de Guzman.
Featured: singer-songwriter Gizelle de Guzman.

With a signature sound that blends folk and country, singer-songwriter Gizelle de Guzman brings a fresh perspective to the Canadian music scene.

Born in the Philippines and raised in Cremona, Alberta, Guzman now calls Halifax Nova Scotia home. From a musical family, her path to pursuing a career in music happened organically. Growing up, she wrote a lot of country songs. Later on, she decided to pursue her passion for music professionally in order to help her mental health, as music therapy and songwriting helped her get through the tougher times. In 2019, Gizelle was “the Bronze Winner for The…


Featured: Canadian singer-songwriter & recording artist Jonny Lee.
Featured: Canadian singer-songwriter & recording artist Jonny Lee.

Originally from Sundridge, ON and now calling Alliston, ON home is Canadian singer-songwriter & recording artist Jonny Lee. “Jonny comes from a proud family history of farming complemented by a rich music background — audio production credits on the Monty Python series in addition to overseas disc-jockeying success can be traced thru his lineage.” (Lee). His small-town experience, true country lifestyle and musical upbringing translate into the honest and relatable stories he shares through his songs-akin to traditional country. With a unique sound that blends the best of country and rock, Jonny earned himself a #33 Sirius XM’s CBC Country…

Kyla Pearson

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