There were a lot of big moments for country artists in 2018. From groundbreaking performances to number one hits, there was never a shortage of excitement! There were plenty of milestones for newer artists and veterans alike but certain moments stuck out above the rest.
Some of the biggest moments artists had in 2018 happened on tour, at award shows, and even in Europe! None of these moments would’ve been possible without the fans, so we asked some of country music’s biggest acts to share with us what some of their biggest moments from 2018 were.
As we gear up for an exciting 2019, let’s look back at some of the biggest moments country artists had in 2018, as told by the stars themselves!
“I had a crazy experience this summer. I found out that I have a lot of fans in Europe and serendipitously, I was scheduled to play the Tours American Festival in France (with Meghan Patrick and Gord Bamford). I used that as an opportunity to shoot video, meet some fans, and play some shows. I got to play in France, Italy, and Hungary. It was amazing to see people so far from Canada digging in on what I do. Line dancing is king and my tunes definitely seem to get people dancing! They definitely aren’t afraid of a fiddle and stomp clap tune over there!”
Meghan Patrick also achieved her first number one single at Canadian country radio this past week. Congrats Meghan!
“Favourite moment from 2018 would be selling out the arena in my hometown on the Get Loud Tour. The night was electric! So many friends and family came and the band and I had a really great show. I was speechless, it was such a killer night! It was one of the top 5 moments of my entire career for sure.”
“2018 was a blast, and I have to say picking one thing is pretty tough. The only major festival we had not played in Canada going into 2018 was Boots and Hearts, so getting to play that stage was definitely a highlight.”
“I have two favourite moments! The first one is going on my very first nationwide tour with the homies James Barker Band and my girl Ms. Meghan Patrick! The second moment would be my second national tour with my brother from another mother, Gord Bamford!”
“What an incredible year this has been! I think a highlight was getting not one, but my first two top 15 singles at country radio. It truly takes a village to accomplish these things, and my team and I have been working very hard for many years to accomplish this. It feels so good when hard work pays off, and when your songs resonate with country music fans.”