Rock N’ Horse Saloon presents “ROCK N’ HORSE LIVE” Long Weekend Kick-off Party feat. Ben Hudson and Ryan Landon Thursday March 29th at 8pm

1 More Day Til CMT Music Fest! 

We're gearing up for our biggest show to date tomorrow at Bingemans in Kitchener! With our country heroes like Eric Church and Zac Brown headlining the event, we are beyond honoured and excited to be included in the lineup. We hit the stage Friday July 8th at 5:15PM. For last minute tickets head to cmtmusicfest.com!

CMAO Awards 2016! 

It was all a dream! Brooke and I got all dressed up for our first CMAO Awards experience and what a time it was! Congratulations to all the winners of last nights awards. So many hardworking well deserved artists were recognized for the hard work and sacrifices they make throughout the year for their love of country music. A big congratulations to my good friend and Uxbridge neighbour Leah Daniels for winning Female Artist of the Year! Well deserved. Leah along with Ontario's top country artists brought down the house at the Flato Markham Theatre, highlighted by Jessica Mitchell's performance of her new song "Workin on Whiskey," which received a standing ovation! There could be no better host for the occasion than Jason McCoy who kept everyone in stitches all night. The after party is a chance to meet a lot of the people responsible for keeping country music at the top in Ontario. Here's a few pictures from the night. 

CMAO New Faces Showcase 

The 2016 CMAO r2i conference has been an incredible learning experience so far! Saturday and Sunday were filled with informative panels from industry pros on everything from songwriting, marketing, social networking and everything else in between. Sunday night we were honoured to be a part of the "New Faces Showcase" but on top of that we won the opportunity to perform at the CMT Music Fest on July 8th!! It's already been an incredible weekend and tomorrow is the 2016 CMAO Awards where I will be co-presenting with Jason Barry The Album of the Year Award! 

CMT Canada Fresh Face January 2016! 


What an honour! CMT Canada has just let me know I will be the "fresh face" for the month of January. I couldn't think of a better start to the new year. We have been working hard and having even more fun in the studio in our efforts to get ready for the release of my EP in February. We have been working with some incredible musicians who are bringing the tracks to life in ways I never would have imagined and I am incredibly excited to share it with everyone in the coming weeks. Until then, head on over to cmt.ca and check out the video for my latest single "Wear and Tear" and all the latest on Canadian Country music. Thanks CMT!

New Years in Nashville and Chris Stapleton! 


Just arrived in Nashville! Decided to drive down to music city with Brooke to check out the biggest New Years party in country music, The Jack Daniels Bash on Broadway, which is supposed to draw a crowd of around 150,000 people. Chris Stapleton's new album "Traveller" seemed a fitting soundtrack for our 12 hr trip, which we made through the dead of night with his album on repeat building our excitement to see him live on New Years Eve. We plan to check out as many live shows as we can fit in while we are down here the next few days and hopefully get an opportunity to play as well. I'm also hoping to do some co-writing and maybe create a great song for this album or the next. I love road trips and adventure and I'm sure there will be a lot of unforgettable moments here that may inspire the next song! What a perfect way to end the year! 

Ladies Night @ The Corral! 

Its almost the end of 2015 and we have possibly the biggest show of the year still to play! We've heard how crazy it can get at the legendary Corral in Oshawa and we are excited to play ladies night this Tuesday December 22nd! We've prepared a lot of new material you've never heard us play before so come on out and share this exciting night with us!! Once again we have Clayton Mark joining us picking leads. After this show it will be down to Nashville to do some writing and watch Chris Stapleton for New Years on Broadway. New music to come in early 2016!

The Earl Beaus Beer Tap Takeover Country Hoedown! 

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to The Earl for the Beaus Beer Tap Takeover Country Hoedown! The Ben Hudson Band had a new lineup with Tim Deegan on drums, Luke Speers on bass, Clayton Mark on lead guitar and Brooke Averill on backup vocals. We had an incredible time and tried out a lot of new songs that we are learning for our big end of the year show at The Corral December 22nd. However, the original song we just released "Wear and Tear" was the encore of the night thanks to all the requests. This picture sums up how much fun we all had that night!

Leah Daniels CD Release Party for "What It Feels Like" 

It was a packed house at the Uxbridge Music Hall Saturday night for Leah Daniels CD Release Party for "What It Feels Like" We had so much fun opening the show and getting the party started! The energy in the building was amazing and the crowd was dancing all night long! Even Carolyn Ellis of KX96 was on the dance floor! A huge thankyou to all the sponsors, organizers and volunteers of the event who made sure everyone and everything looked great. So much support for independant artists in our small town of Uxbridge. Robyn Ottolini also played a great opening set. I just got a chance to sit down and listen to Leah's new album and was seriously impressed with the powerful songwriting and vocals. Head to leahdaniels.com to check it out yourself!!
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