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Aurouran Newspaper Article – The Hoedown Showdown Is Back!

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

In 2006, I walked in to a bar in Aurora, ON to participate in a singing and songwriting contest.  I didn’t really know what I was getting into, but I had entered because I wanted to win the advertised Gibson guitar.  (The $1000 cash, studio time, and Magna Hoedown performance slot in front of 5000 people wasn’t […]

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The Mad Mile debuts on the AMA charts in the U.S.!

Friday, August 5th, 2011

In its’ first week out at radio in the U.S. to all the Americana Music Association reporting stations, The Mad Mile debuted on the chart at #207! Special thanks to the following 8 stations who have officially ADDED the album to their rotation right out of the gate: Country Bear Radio Lake Placid, Florida Indie […]

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CCMA Nomination – Roots Artist of the Year!!

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

I’m very excited to share this latest development – the Canadian Country Music Awards voters have selected me as one of the five nominees for Roots Artist of the Year! It is a dream come true, and if you’re reading this, I probably have YOU to thank in some way. Thanks so much for your […]

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Tour of Eastern Canada starts July 5th – Send your friends in NB, NS and PEI!!!

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

OK guys – send out all your friends in…. July 5, 2011 @ 8:00 pm {Brutopia / Montreal, QC } July 7, 2011 @ 8:00 pm { Bourbon Quarter / Saint John, NB } July 8, 2011 @ 8:00 pm { F Studio / Fredericton, NB } …July 9, 2011 @ 5:00 pm { The […]

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Radio stations on board across Canada – “I Don’t Wanna Live Like This” gets a great start

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

This is our first journey into the land of Canadian Country Radio, and it’s been an amazing trip so far!. See below for the stations who jumped on board. “ADDED” means that the station is playing the song – you can tune into their station and hear “I Don’t Wanna Live Like This”. ADDED at […]

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ISC Winner! Kirsten (and Gary Louris!) win third place in the International Songwriting Competition (Americana Category)

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

To quote ISC Founder/Director Candace Avery’s letter… the song “I Don’t Wanna Live Like This ” has won Third Place in the Americana category in the 2010 International Songwriting Competition. With over 15,000 entries from 115 countries, this is a remarkable achievement, and ISC and its judges applaud the skill and dedication to the craft […]

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CHAM 820 interview and performance

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

Kirsten stopped by the CHAM studio in Hamilton, ON this past Friday and did an interview and performance with Becky Coles. She and guitarist Kevin Zarnett had a great time, and performed “Bittersweet Grand Canyon” from The Mad Mile.

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“I Don’t Wanna Live Like This” goes nationwide to Country Radio

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Thanks to Adrian and the wonderful team at Pitbull Promotions, Kirsten’s single “I Don’t Wanna Live Like This” is now a single at country radio. Please call your local radio station to request the track! It’s from her latest album, The Mad Mile, and is currently in the finals of the International Songwriting Competition.

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International Songwriting Competition Finalist – third year in a row!

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

It’s that time of year again, and for the third year in a row, one of Kirsten’s songs from The Mad Mile has been nominated in the International Songwriting Competition out of 15,000 entries worldwide. She is very grateful to be nominated again, and is especially excited to be in a category that includes such […]

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Juno Nomination for the Mad Mile’s Denis Tougas!

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Thanks to an early Canadian iTunes release, my NEW album has a Juno nomination! My good (and very talented) friend Denis Tougas has been nominated for Engineer of the Year at the 2010 awards for The Mad Mile, which will take place on April 18th in St. John’s, Newfoundland. And thanks to the May 11th […]

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