September 27, 2018
Then and Now Volume 1 - Get Your Copy Today!
On September 7, in partnership with Creative BC and the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA), the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame released Then and Now – Volume 1 at the CCMA Legends Show: A Tribute to Yesterday & Today during Country Music Week 2018 in Hamilton, Ontario. This groundbreaking recording project features duets between Hall of Fame inductees such as Ian Tyson, Murray MacLauchlan and Gary Fjellgaard performing some of their best-known classics with country stars like Aaron Pritchett, The Washboard Union, Jess Moskaluke and Brett Kissel. Produced by CCMA Award winners, Tom and Carly McKillip, the concept evolved from a need to revive the somewhat overlooked narrative of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame and to pay tribute to the icons and pioneers of Canadian country music, upon whose shoulders today’s brightest country stars stand. The fundraising initiative included the filming of a ‘Making Of’ video that documents the highlights and behind-the-scenes moments of this event. In addition to the album, a Then and Now – Volume 1 Collector’s Edition is available that includes the CD, the ‘Making Of’ DVD and a beautifully curated 24-page booklet. To download or order a copy, CLICK HERE.
Then and Now – Volume 1 is envisioned to be the first of a series of recording projects as new Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductees are added, and as Canadian country music artists continue to develop successful careers and create legacies worthy of such recognition.