Up-and-coming star travels west for BVJ debut

By Mark Crown, Camrose Canadian

Just a girl with a guitar and a love for music. That’s how it all started for Lindsay Broughton, who will perform at Big Valley Jamboree for the first time this weekend.

The Ontario native signed her first record deal with Curve Music when she was just 19 and she’s already making waves around the Canadian country music industry ahead of her first full length album Take Me There, which is set to be released Sept.16.

But perhaps the most interesting part of Broughton’s story is how she was discovered in the first place.

“I had been writing poetry forever and I started putting my poems to music once I picked up a guitar in high school,” she said. “I decided that I wanted to start recording some of these songs so I went into a friend’s basement and recorded a crappy little demo and put it up on Myspace — when Myspace was popular. Within a few weeks I actually had interest from a couple of different labels…it’s basically been a roller coaster since then.”


Curve Music President Brian Hetherman, newly elected to the Board of the Country Music Association of Ontario

On July 14th, the Country Music Association of Ontario held its Annual General Meeting. While there were six seats up for election, eight candidates were in the running. Elected to the Board were Bruce Good, Cadence Grace, Brian Hetherman, Craig Parks, Samantha Pickard and Randy Stark. They join Brian Allen, Sam Arraj, Wendell Ferguson, Cathie Faint, and Amanda Power.

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New Canadian Music review for Lindsay’s newest single!

Last year, young country songstress Lindsay Broughton was named CMAO Rising Star Award recipient, based on the strength of her eponymous 2012 debut, and she is quickly validating that award. In fact, at this week’s CMAO Awards she was up for the Top Female Vocalist honour, while she was also named CMT Fresh Face Artist in May. The reasons why are audible in her strong new single, “Take Me There”. It’s a catchy cut, and the rock edge to the production won’t hurt its chances. Neither will the presence of respected industry veteran Brian Hetherman in her corner. She terms her style “fun modern-country with a twist of pop fused /funky rock”, and a new album, also called Take Me There, is coming soon.
 She has plenty of summer gigs in Ontario. Go to her website for dates.

– Kerry Doole

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