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3 Questions With The Country Music Icon Brett Kissel

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Brett Kissel: Born To Do Country

As you’re reading you’ve probably heard of the Expo Grandiose which gathers all your favorite

country artists but thanks to Felipe Del Pozo we were able to get an interview with one of the biggest star of the festival’s lineup: Brett Kissel

About Brett Kissel

The first thing you need to know about is that he grew in the rural area of Alberta and discovered himself as an artist at the tender age of 12 years.

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Releasing a couple of independent projects and drawing inspiration from legends like Johnny Cash.

The Canadian icon was about to get his moment a little in life and ironically it was his track ”It Started With A Song” that gave him the spot light.

He wont to takeover the billboard charts and become a superstar and it all started with a passion for the art form.

We wanted to know more about the singer who now resides in Nashville Tennessee.

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We’ve asked three questions that focuses around his career, inspiration and what to expect from him in a near future

MGS: Do you think a country artist today can be considered authentic without the traditional imagary of the genre  (I.e the hats, the boots etc).

Brett: “Country music has always been more about ‘the story’ then it is about the imagery of ‘cowboys’ ‘western’ and ‘rural’.  If you look back to the days of Johnny Cash, he never wore a cowboy hat.  He was ‘The Man in Black’.  A stoic patriot.  A wonderful character.  The epitome of ‘country music’, an incredible story teller, yet, nothing close to a ‘rodeo cowboy’.  In my case, I am a ranch kid from Northern Alberta.  I grew up on a farm.  We have cattle.  We are active ranchers.  So the ‘cowboy’ persona is in my blood.  But that doesn’t make me any more or any less authentic than a country singer who wears a ball cap and a t-shirt.  So can a country artist today be considered authentic without the traditional ‘attire’?  My answer is: ABSOLUTELY.”

MGS: How was it for you to move from Alberta to Nashville and did it had an impact on your artistry?

Brett: “The move from Alberta to Nashville was extremely fun, extremely exciting, but extremely difficult.  I love Canada, and I loved my home in Alberta – but I knew that I had to go to Nashville to further pursue my career.  There has been a significant impact on my career because I’ve been living in Nashville.  For the most part it’s the creativity I’m surrounded by every day – in every way.  Being with like-minded people is so valuable, and it inspires me to be the best.  I’ve always thought about it this way:  If I was in the oil business, I have to be in Alberta or Texas.  If I wanted to be an actor, I better get to Hollywood.  If I want to be in country music, I better get myself down to Nashville.  And that’s what I did…”

MGS: Before signing your major record deal, have you ever thought about giving up? What kept you going?

Brett: “Honestly no.  Sure, there’s been doubt and challenges along the way, but I have never thought of giving up — ever.  I am very goal oriented, and I’ve been very fortunate to accomplish a lot of things I’ve put my mind to.  So no matter what, I was going to make it (to some degree) in country music, even if it remained a local and regional career.  In my business, hard work pays off, and I’ll continue to work hard to reach new heights.  That’s just the kind of guy I am.”

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Catch him this afternoon at Expo Grandiose along with multiple of your favorite country artists!

 

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A Luxurious Circus Is Coming To The Formule Peel And You Can’t Miss It

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Formule Peel is taking things up a notch this year in a real see-it-to-believe way!

It’s that time of the year where we get to thinking about what to do during Formula 1 and Formule Peel is by far the option that NEVER miss!

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Let me paint the picture. Peel street closed from Maisonneuve to Ste-Catherine, music blasting, racing cars, the crème de la crème of personalities and a plot twist you didn’t expect because why not?

Indeed, they’re bringing an hint of je-ne-sais-quoi to the famous Peel Paddock. A circus will take place while the crowd can showcase their best style.

It’s a celebration for Grand Prix and most of all something unique like Montreal only experience once or twice.

Acrobatics, gastronomic discoveries and ”showgirls” will be in the mix for a an experience that gathers people from all over the world just for you and I’s ultimate pleasure.

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The festivities will be available from June 15th to June 18th. Do yourself a favor and let the energy of Peel street capture you.

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This New Men Product Line Might Be Your New Essentials For The Season

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A Men Product Line With A Story To Tell…

I don’t know for you but I don’t buy off hype, maybe price and recommendation from credible sources but when I buy from a men product line; I like to buy their story.

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#SoisGentlemen by Stephanie Beauté is indeed not just a good men product line promising you the world, it’s a brand with a message and mission.

Its founder is a woman who happens to have lived a major part of her life in an abusive relationship.

Instead of closing on herself and let it take a toll her, she decided that she would make the difference by helping us men make the difference.

By taking care of ourselves with the right products, combined with the right smells.

It’s about taking the time to pamper ourselves and simultaneously boost our confidence.

It’s a reminder that if we take time to take care of ourselves, we can also be more conscious of how we treat people when we go outside.

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The line also partners with la crème de la crème of our favorite media personalities like Patrice BernierJonas Tomalty and Pierre-Olivier Beaudoin.

The men product line comes in different essential kits  named the Pobeaudoin Box, the Patrice Box and the Jonas Box.

Filled with hydrating face serums, moisturizing creams and face scrubs.

Each kit ultimately comes with the same guarantee: it’s made out of natural products and as a man you can’t ask for better.

They’re currently on sale so head on to stephaniebeaute.com and see for yourself!

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Marie-Luce Béland Returns On The Music Scene Like She Never Left And It Sounds Fire

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Marie-Luce Béland Gives Us A Taste Of What Music Is All bout

Marie Luce Béland has an interesting story we rarely hear in the music business. She came out the gate with a hit in 2006 when she was only 19 and while people might think that she would’ve went the teen star route she actually did the opposite; she went missing!

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Indeed with the release of ”Pleine Lune” in 2006, Marie Luce Béland, her energy, style and melodies were an undeniable part of the ecosystem in the music scene at the time.

Sometimes as bad as you want something you then realize that might not be enjoying it the way you thought you would.

Instead of pushing it to the extreme like we see some artists do, Marie simply decided to stop and focus on things that brought her joy instead.

Things like teaching young delinquents the art of expression, returning to school to perfect her craft or simply enjoying life with her significant other.

Never in a million years she would of thought that this new found balance would suddenly vanish when her and her partner decided to separate while having a young child.

Some people lose it all, some people drink, some people go to therapy. Marie-Luce Béland decided to sing and singing she did!

Following her gut she went somewhere no one who once had a hit single on radio would go: La Voix.

Reconnecting with fans, reconnecting with music and reconnecting with herself period. It was like a second birth captured live on TV.

Following the success of her appearance, the Trifluvienne artist released her single called ”Roméo” which is a great way to scream loud and clear : ”I’m back and i’m unapologetic about it”.

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Currently mentionned as ”Succès De La Semaine” by the Palmarès Adisq, the young artist is going places

Roméo is already number 53 in the top 100 only one month after it came out. We’re looking forward to Marie-Luce Béland has in store and so should you!

 

 

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