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Canadian Country Weekend
Sat, Aug 4
Fort Macleod Fish and Game Park - Fort Macleod


Time: 7 p.m.

Tickets:$145 weekend pass, $55 day pass 

3:30 Brant Anderson band;

4:45: Melissa Papp and the Naturals

My name is Melissa Papp and I am a 20 year old Calgary musician. Over the past few years, I have achieved more than I could ever imagine and have met amazing people along the way. In 2009, I wrote a song called "We Were Empowered" which is labelled the theme song for the Werklund Foundation. I teamed up with Kelly Brothers Productions and Six Degrees studios and professionally recorded my song and released a music video to go along with it. I was so motivated and driven by all that I accomplished, I wasn't going to stop there.

After writing over 30 songs, I felt the need to go out and show the world what I got. In April 2011, I auditioned for Country 105's Next Rising Star where I made it into the Top 25. Sadly, I didn't make finals... But I knew I was going to work harder for it the following year. In October 2011, I released my very first CD where we raised $3,333.33 for Kid's Cancer in silent auction donations. I had an amazing team of volunteers who helped made the event possible and made it an amazing night I will always remember.

 In April 2012, I auditioned for Country 105's Next Rising Star (again). I made it into the Top 25 (again)... And then to my surprise, I made it into the Top 6. Just when I thought life couldn't get better... I won "Best Original Song" and walked away with a $2000.00 cheque and a huge grin on my face. Sometimes you have to fail a few times before you get what you really want :)

Although it's been a crazy ride of sneaking into bars to play shows, waiting in lines for auditions and singing with strep throat... I have enjoyed every second of this journey.. But it's not over yet...


5:30  p.m. Livy Jeanne


Under The Radar

Under The Radar? Not for long. Country music industry insiders have been aware of the phenomenal talent of young Western Canadian songstress Livy Jeanne for some time now, and by all indications, the release of her debut album in the spring of 2012 promises to propel the career of this fast-rising star into a much higher orbit. It is astonishing to consider that an artist can possess this much poise, self-confidence and musical and emotional maturity at just 16.

Livy Jeanne has honed her performance skills at numerous North American talent competitions, and she has diligently worked on her songcraft with some of the best writers in country music. Her commitment and hard work have now paid off with Under The Radar. The album was recorded at famed Vancouver studios The Factory and The Armoury, under the watchful guidance of ace producer Tom McKillip (One More Girl, Lisa Brokop, Aaron Pritchett) and Juno-winning engineer Kevin Churko (Shania Twain, Ozzy Osbourne).

Appearing on the album is an all-star cast of Vancouver musicians: drummer Jerry Adolphe (Chilliwack), guitarist Jay Buettner, Darren Savard (Deric Ruttan) Joey Landreth, (One More Girl), keyboardist Simon Kendall (Doug and the Slugs), bassist Dennis Marcenko (K.D. Lang), John Ellis (Ridley Bent), and fiddle player Mike Sanyshyn. Tom McKillip played acoustic guitar, while his talented daughters Carly and Britt (aka One More Girl) chimed in on backing vocals.

7 p.m. Ridley Bent;

8:30 p.m. Oh Canada;

9 p.m. Corb Lund and the Hurtin Albertans

Beer Garden Stage:

2:30 Robert Grosse;

4:30 p.m. Melissa Papp and the Naturals;

6:30 p.m.: Leanna Santangelo;

after main stage Brant Anderson


Fort Macleod Fish and Game Park   -   Website
Lyndon Road
T0L 0Z0
Fort Macleod
Country: ca


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