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We are so pleased to announce that these amazing artists will be joining at the event!

  TENILLE



Tenille is paving her own way in country music and quickly becoming a role model to many with her infectious way of inspiring people. In 2012, Tenille was honoured as the youngest recipient in history with the CCMA Slaight Music Humanitarian Award. She has been a past award winner for the Association of Country Music In Alberta's Fans' Choice and Female Artist of the year and was honoured with both the Queen's Gold & Diamond Jubilee Medals. She's the youngest ever Canadian Country Music Awards nominee for the 2011 Female Artist of the Year and was awarded Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce- Business Excellence Award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year. She's recently been focusing on songwriting and working on some new music in Nashville. She's a proud Ambassador for the Tim Hortons Children's Foundation and has raised over $1,000,000.00 for her local youth shelter, the Sunrise House, through her fundraising concert Big Hearts For Big Kids in the past eight years.

To learn more about Tenille, click here
To view Tenille's THCF inspired song, Dare to Be, click here
To watch her Behind the Scenes work at camp, click here


CHAD BROWNLEE 
An award-winning singer, songwriter, philanthropist and former NHL draft pick, country music artist Chad Brownlee (MDM Recordings Inc./Universal Music Canada) is by definition a renaissance man. With over a billion radio impressions to date, his singles have rapidly climbed the country music charts. Most recently, he garnered a highly coveted 2017 JUNO Award nomination for Country Album of the Year, earned GOLD certification for his single “I Hate You For It”, celebrated his first #1 video at CMT and achieved his third consecutive top 10 hit with the single, “Somethin’ We Shouldn’t Do”. Throughout his career, Brownlee has received critical acclaim and numerous accolades including a 2013 JUNO nomination for Country Album of the Year, and multiple Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) Award™ nominations, including a 2016 Album of the Year nod for Hearts On Fire, the fourth release in his discography. In January of 2017 Brownlee’s Hearts On Fire Tour collided with Tim Hicks’ Shake These Walls Tour for 8 highly praised co-headlining dates across Western Canada.


 BOBBY WILLS
An acclaimed musician with a reputation for writing from the heart, Bobby Wills (MDM Recordings Inc. / Universal Music Canada) is best known for two things – his signature cowboy hat and a diverse musical personality, combining a classic country sound with a toe-tapping, dynamic twist. His passion for writing songs has once again been acknowledged, receiving his second consecutive Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) 2016 nomination for Songwriter of the Year. A consecutive 2013 – 2014 CCMA Award Male Artist of the Year nominee, and 2015 CCMA Award Songwriter of the Year nominee, Wills was nominated in 3 categories for the 2016 CCMA Awards, including Album of the Year, Single of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year (for the top 10 hit, “Won’t You Be Mine”). His new album, Tougher Than Love is the 4th album in Wills’ vast discography, featuring two top 10 hits to date. Exploring his diverse musicality, the EP blends a classic country sound with a modern edge, complemented by Wills’ signature emotive, relatable lyrics. As of December 5th, 2016 Wills was the 3rd Top Charting Canadian on the BDS Country charts.


JJ SHIPLETT
Rugged, raspy and reserved, JJ Shiplett is a true artist. Unapologetically himself, the Alberta born singer-songwriter and performer is bold in range and musical creativity, with a passion and reverence for the art of music and performance that has captured the attention of music fans across the country. A troubadour whose songs resonate with emotional sincerity and an underdog's enduring hope, he pens anthemic songs that make you believe in something in this hard world, and others that convince you to soak it all in whiskey 'n' wine and just go dancin'. Shiplett's music is all heart: convincing, compelling and resonant. He's currently putting the finishing touches on his self-penned and produced debut album.




 WENDELL FERGUSON
Wendell Ferguson can play the guitar. It’s about all he can do. A misspent youth compounded by asthma left him with nothing to do but learn the guitar. An aversion to actual work in his early adult years led him to hone his skills on the instrument. On the road as soon as he got out of high school he’s led a life of pure leisure. Playing in various rock, country, folk and even jazz situations have rounded out his style. Performing in acts like George Fox, Duane Steele, Shania Twain, Gordon Lightfoot, The Dixie Chicks, Patty Loveless, Tennille, Jane Siberry, Tommy Hunter, Martina McBride and countless others attest to his ability on the instrument. Along the way he’s won 10 CCMA (Canadian Country Music Awards, 6 for Guitar Player and 4 for Back-up Band of the Year). He’s also won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ontario Country Music Performer and Fan Association, a Canadian Folk Music Award for Instrumental Album of the Year, was twice nominated for a Juno and was recently inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. Pretty good for a lazy, asthmatic, underachiever with a bad attitude.

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 Mike & Fran Reid   



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