JAMES BARKER BAND’S “CHILLS” HITS #1 AT CANADIAN COUNTRY RADIO
“LAWN CHAIR LAZY” WINS MOST PLAYED COUNTRY SONG OF 2016 MUSIC AT 28th SOCAN AWARDS
BAND TAKES HOME FANS CHOICE AWARD AT THE CMAOS
21 JUNE 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Ontario-crafted country outfit James Barker Band have landed a number one at Canadian country radio with their third single, “Chills”, released via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, making the band the first Canadian country act to achieve a #1 off a debut album. The track, which was written by James Barker, Gavin Slate, Travis Wood and Donovan Woods, debuted back in March as the number one most added song at all formats at Canadian radio, and secured the number one spot at radio this past Sunday, June 18.
To add to the wins the band’s first single, “Lawn Chair Lazy” took home the award of “Most Played Country Song of 2016” at the SOCAN awards on Monday night (June 19), and the band won the “Fans Choice Award” at the Country Music Association of Ontario Awards earlier this month.
Formed in 2013, the James Barker Band consists of James Barker, Taylor Abram, Bobby Martin, and Connor Stephen. As winners of the 2015 Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase, they secured an album release with Universal Music Canada and won an all-inclusive trip to Nashville, Tennessee. The band have had a busy year, with their first two singles, “Lawn Chair Lazy” and “Just Saying”. Both tracks debuted in the top 10 at Canadian Country radio, with “Lawn Chair Lazy” securing the guys the title of the highest charting debut single ever from a Canadian country artist. The videos for their three singles also went to #1 on the CMT Canada “Chevy Top 20 Countdown”. Their debut EP, Game On, dropped in April to industry praise and the band recently wrapped their cross-country tour opening for Dean Brody.
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