Canadian Country Artists We’re Thankful For This Thanksgiving October 5, 2018 LIFESTYLE, LISTS, NEWS BY: BEN PAPAGEORGE In case you didn’t know, Thanksgiving is this weekend! Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what we’re thankful for in our lives. The long weekend allows us to take a break from our busy schedules and spend time with those closest to us. As Canadians, we have so much to be grateful for and that includes our music! In honour of Thanksgiving in Canada, we decided to put together a list of the Canadian artists that we’re so thankful to have fill our playlists with amazing music. This list could go on and on but here are a few of the Canadian country artists that we’re thankful for this Thanksgiving! Jessica Mitchell Jessica Mitchell has given country music fans a lot to be thankful for. In 2018 she released her debut album Heart of Glass and announced her first solo tour. A stunning performance at the CCMA Awards paired with an amazing music video for “Maybe It’s Me” has made us very grateful to have Jessica Mitchell on our playlists. View this post on Instagram ‘heart of glass’ live // full performance on ig tv #ccmawards A post shared by J E S S I C A M I T C H E L L (@jessicamitchellmusic) on Sep 14, 2018 at 9:18am PDT Dallas Smith As one of the top names in Canadian country music, Dallas Smith always gives his fans something to be thankful for. His album Side Effects was just certified Gold and that’s not a surprise considering he is the reigning CCMA Male Artist of the Year! View this post on Instagram Woke up to learn my 3rd record #SideEffects has been certified GOLD! Thank you to my fans for the continued support! Working on the next one and should be out early ‘19! A post shared by Dallas Smith (@dallassmithmusic) on Oct 4, 2018 at 10:16am PDT The Reklaws It’s been quite a year for the brother-sister duo known as The Reklaws! They followed up last year’s breakout single Hometown Kids with their top 5 hit Long Live the Night, and most recently released Feels Like That. On top of that they won the SiriusXM Rising Star Award at the CCMA Awards. Let’s be thankful to have this duo in our lives! View this post on Instagram Honestly… where do we even begin? We have kind of been speechless today… because we are still trying to wrap our heads around everything that happened yesterday! We won the @ccmaofficial @siriusxmcanada RISING STAR Award!!! Is this real? Especially since we were alongside artists whom we have looked up to for such a long time! We are so thankful to everyone that voted, as it’s obvious that this is something we can not do by ourselves! Thank you to @umusic, @starseedent, @olemajorlyindie and @feldmanagency these people make this dream possible for us! Also, thank you to our family and the big man upstairs… because God’s plan and timing is everything! Lastly, thank you to the people that saw what we could achieve before we did! (@jeffreyremedios, @neever38, @matthewgrieve, @don.green, @mikekozelj, @tonyszambor, @kristen__burke… this list could go on and on) We love every single one of you, thank you for making it one of the best day of our lives! More pictures to come…. obviously! WE LOVE YOU ALL 🍾 A post shared by The ЯEKLAWS (@thereklaws) on Sep 10, 2018 at 3:27pm PDT James Barker Band It’s Working, Good Together, and the CCMA Single of the Year – Chills are just a few reasons we’re thankful for these guys. We can’t wait for more hits! View this post on Instagram We are truly thankful everytime we step foot on stage 🤘🏼 🎥: #Repost @thejunoawards A post shared by James Barker Band (@jamesbarkerband) on Oct 2, 2018 at 3:03pm PDT Tenille Townes As one of the freshest and most impressive voices in Canadian country music today, Tenille Townes gives us a lot to be thankful for. Her music itself is a gift to fans but she also challenges us to be grateful for what we have in life with music videos like this. View this post on Instagram This is sweet Lynlee. She did such an incredible job being a big part of the #SomebodysDaughter video and I loved getting to know her hanging out on set. She’s four years old and told me all about her pets on her farm at home in Kentucky and how much she loves them all and she made little arts and crafts for everybody between takes. She had quite a fiery spirit about her too ha. She represents the beginning of everybody’s story to me. We were all once a kid full of wonder and we don’t always get to control the circumstances that shape us as we grow. There’s a lot I don’t understand about the cards we are dealt, but I do think there’s a lot we can learn from the kids around us and the way they see the world. And I think it’s powerful to remember we were all a little kid once upon a time. A post shared by Tenille Townes (@tenilletownes) on Sep 26, 2018 at 4:23pm PDT Sons Of Daughters When you hear Sons Of Daughters and their debut single Ain’t Gonna Be Lonely Long for the first time, it will definitely make you thankful that more music is coming from this amazing duo! View this post on Instagram Our debut single is now available on country radio stations Canada wide! Request lines are open!! 🙌🏼 . . . . . #sonsofdaughters #newmusic #newmusicalert #debut #single #country #nashville #canada #countryradio #duo #larriveeguitars #batson #radio #agbll #acousticguitar #producer #ccma #ccmadiscovery #wemighthaveaproblem A post shared by Sons of Daughters (@sonsofdaughters) on Sep 27, 2018 at 1:14pm PDT Jess Moskaluke Jess Moskaluke has given us so much to be thankful for including the FORD Album of the Year Past the Past. She just released her holiday album A Small Town Christmas which is sure to get country music fans into the holiday spirit this winter! View this post on Instagram Christmas is coming early this year!I’m giving my biggest fans on @Spotify the first chance to get tickets for my Christmas show at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre in Toronto! Check your inbox to see if you’re one of them! #SpotifyFansFirst A post shared by Jess Moskaluke (@jessmoskaluke) on Oct 4, 2018 at 7:12am PDT Tim Hicks Tim Hicks always fuels our playlists with party anthems and this year’s New Tattoo gave us plenty more reasons to be thankful for Tim Hicks. We can’t wait for his Get Loud tour next month! View this post on Instagram The #GETLOUDTOUR is less than 3 months away!! Grab your tickets and get ready to party!! (Link in stories) A post shared by Tim Hicks (@timhicksmusic) on Aug 16, 2018 at 10:06am PDT Lindsay Ell She’s been making Canada proud ever since her debut in 2008 and we couldn’t be more thankful for her. She is always releasing amazing music and touring with the biggest stars in country music – most recently Keith Urban. View this post on Instagram To say this leg of the #GraffitiU tour has been incredible would be a huge understatement. @keithurban, as a person and an artist you are such an inspiration and your whole crew is one of a kind. Thank you for believing in me to take me on the road with you… 🙏🏼 And thanks for singing along with us 🇨🇦!!! #graffitiuworldtour A post shared by Lindsay Ell (@lindsayell) on Sep 26, 2018 at 8:01am PDT If you’re throwing a Thanksgiving get-together this weekend and need some last minute essentials, click here!