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1 MARCH 2019 (TORONTO, ON) – Newcomer Owen Barney is exploding on to the country music scene with his debut EP Home via Wax Records/Universal Music Canada. Featuring the viral hit “Letting Go,” which garnered over 1.3 million streams worldwide and reached #13 on the Spotify Global Viral Chart, and the brand-new title track Home, Barney’s debut EP beautifully showcases his indisputable talent as a vocalist and songwriter. See below for track listing and upcoming show dates.


Of the title track “Home”, Barney states, “Whether it was during the writing process or every time I perform it, ‘Home’ is a song that has stood out from the rest. I first performed this song at Boots & Hearts last summer and by the last chorus, I could hear people in the crowd singing along. That experience was truly a dream come true for me and my hope is that I can continue to connect with fans the way that I did that day.”


Born and raised in Toronto, country artist Owen Barney has been strumming the guitar since he was just seven years old, influenced by country heavy-hitters Eric Church, Dean Brody, and Jason Aldean. He has played shows around Toronto from the age of 14 and has spent the last few years honing his skills as a performer.


“What I’ve always hoped for myself is to someday be performing to a crowd that knows every word of my songs,” says Barney. With his debut single “Letting Go” grabbing the attention of country fans across the country, Owen is ready to hit the ground running and melt a couple hearts along the way.


Home Track Listing:

  1. Home
  2. Killing Time
  3. Letting Go


Tour Dates:

March 13 – Dakota Tavern (Toronto, ON)

March 27 – Dakota Tavern (Toronto, ON)

July 20 – Country Wild Music Fest (Cobourg, ON)


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Wax Records is an independent, full-service music company. Our focus is on finding, developing, and promoting career artists with remarkable talent. Founded in 2009, Wax began as a small operation built on 40 years of combined music industry experience. Originally formed in 2006 as the Canadian branch of Windup Records, and representing such top tier acts as Evanescence, Seether, and Finger 11, the new team built their reputations together with high profile marketing strategies and remarkable Canadian success. Having recognized the talent present in Wax, Universal Music Canada soon decided to lend their support with full international distribution. Wax Records is home to the following artists: ASHS, bülow, Alyssa Reid, Virginia to Vegas, Owen Barney, Jason Blaine, and Blitz//Berlin.