“I had the chance to interview Broughton before the weekend and she told me her sound has country roots with rock undertones. You can hear it in her studio music, but it really shines through in when she’s on stage.” - Mark Crown of The Camrose Canadian
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.”
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.