Meet the artistS
Surrey, BC’s Tyler Joe Miller quickly made a name for himself in Canadian country music, after releasing his Gold Certified debut single, ‘Pillow Talkin’’ at the end of 2019. That single earned him the title of iHeartRadio Future Star and became his first #1 single at Canadian country radio. An unprecedented and record-breaking climb followed with single ‘I Would Be Over Me Too’, steadily rising on the charts and earning Miller the distinction as the first independent Canadian country artist to reach #1 at radio with their first two singles. In 2020 he released his debut EP Sometimes I Don’t, But Sometimes I Do which included the singles ‘Fighting’ and ‘Sometimes I Do’. Miller went on to be named SiriusXM’s 2021 Top of the Country winner in addition to receiving four CCMA Award nominations (“Rising Star”, “Male Artist Of The Year”, “Album Of The Year” and “Fan’s Choice”), going on to then be nominated for "Fan’s Choice” and “Male Artist of the Year” in 2022 and securing nominations for “Musical Collaboration of the Year”, “Single of the Year” and “Songwriter of the Year” in 2023. To date, Miller has 8 consecutive Top 10 singles at Canadian Country radio. Miller is extremely passionate about helping people around the world and spends majority of his time, when he isn’t on the road, working with the Non-Profit Organization that he created called ‘The Climb Outreach Society’ which partners with Hope Of Life International, an organization based in Guatemala that assists in building homes, schools, water systems and rescuing malnourished children. Miller continues to share new music with his growing fan base across prominent stages including the 2023 Boots and Hearts Music Festival and LASSO Montreal. In May 2023 he released a special acoustic EP, The Band’s Packed Up, showcasing his evolved songwriting and vocals in a stripped back capacity and most recently released his newest EP ‘Spillin’ My Truth’.
Earning his first Album of the Year nomination this year, Shawn Austin continues to prove he is Canada’s fastest-rising country talent. The flagship artist of Local Hay Records, Austin recently celebrated his first GOLD-certified hit with “Tailgate To Heaven (ft. Chris Lane)” and that was just the beginning. 2023 has also seen Shawn receive the title of #1 most added track for his two most recent single releases “Slip” and “Settle for a Drink,” both of which earned Top 10 spots on Canadian charts. Landing the spot of #1 most played country song for five consecutive weeks (“Tailgate To Heaven (ft. Chris Lane)”), Austin has been direct support on national tours for CCMA Entertainer of the Year Dallas Smith and ACM and CMA Award-winning group Old Dominion. Austin is currently supporting his sophomore album release.
In just a few short years, Andrew Hyatt has amassed tens of millions of streams and video views, Top 10s on major market stations, won the 2022 Canadian Country Music Association Award for Rising Star, was nominated for Album of the Year and received nominations from the Country Music Association of Ontario, and won the prestigious “Top of the Country” title from Sirius XM. Hyatt has also had the honour of performing in high-profile slots on prominent festival stages and tours alongside stars like Dallas Smith, Dean Brody, and Tim Hicks (to name a few). All are impressive feats for an artist whose pedigree goes far beyond country music and its ilk. “I’m kind of a musical mutt when it comes to my influences,” Hyatt jokes, walking through his journey from Christian rock in his younger years to alt-rock and punk in his teens. Country icons like George Strait and Alan Jackson came next, followed by more recent chart-toppers like Eric Church and Sturgill Simpson. And while not always tangibly, those tinges of other genres and styles are seamlessly woven throughout his latest work. His latest EP, L is For, is easily Hyatt’s most personal record to date. “The last twelve months, I’ve been through hell and I used writing as a tool for healing. Every song on this record details a separate stage of coming to terms with a separation and that betrayal.” Hyatt looks forward to sharing his story at some exciting upcoming shows in the new year, giving fans the opportunity to hear the more personal side of Hyatt.