April 21, 2020
This week's exciting news was finding out that we have been named one of the five final nominees in the Design - Swag/Merchandise category for the Independent Music Awards!!! The IMAs are an all-genres awards celebrating the music and creativity of independent artists from more than 73 countries on 6 continents!!! This is a big thrill and exciting honour. The awards are usually held in New York City at the end of June, but for obvious reasons, will be held virtually this year instead. :(
Oh, maybe I should tell you which merch item we have been nominated for...lol...the one and only, Cowboy Boot Can Coozie!!!! So keep your fingers...and toes...crossed and hopefully we can bring the award home to Canada!!!
And if you want to get a cowboy boot coozie of your very own (or any other merch!), we have new stock in my online store! I will even wash my hands before signing it and mailing it off you...or dropping it in your mailbox if you live close enough!!!
Please take care and stay safe! We will see you soon!
Justin and team
February 15, 2020
Justin is beyond excited to announce that he made the final ballot nominations in FOUR categories for the 2020 Saskatchewan Country Music Awards!!!! Justin is up for Male Artist of the Year, Video of the Year ("Way Crazy"), Interactive Artist of the Year, and Fan's Choice Entertainer of the Year!!! And the charity collaboration album "Sending Heart Shaped Snowflakes" that has "Drunk on Christmas Cookies" on it is also up for Album of the Year! Watch for the Fan's Choice voting instructions closer to the date! And be sure to get your tickets to the star studded Gala and Awards show on April 18th in Regina, SK!!
February 2, 2020
On his way home from an amazing radio tour in Ontario and a really fun house concert, Justin received notification that his current single, "See You in the Stars" reached #71 on the Top 100 chart for Canadian country radio spins! Ahead of Old Dominion and Madeline Merlo for the week!
December 31, 2019
Justin is full of holiday cheer to announce that his single, "Drunk on Christmas Cookies" made an appearance on the Canadian Top 100 Country Songs this week played on radio for the second year in a row!!! #93!!!!
August 2, 2019
We are beyond excited to announce the shows for our "Way Crazy" 2019 Western Canadian Tour! You don't want to miss the boys and I on this epic tour...11 shows, 3 provinces/territories and 6200kms driven in 14 days!!! We will be capturing all the antics...well, maybe not ALL....lol...for you to follow along on my socials and my You Tube vlog channel. Be sure to come say hi at the shows and get ready to party the night away! See y'all on the road!!
April 14, 2019
My latest single is available worldwide for purchase as well as for request at your favourite country station across Canada! Check out the official video for "Way Crazy" on YouTube and drop me a note to let us know what you think! Have a great summer and we will see y'all on the road!!
November 27, 2018
Christmas is my favourite time of the year. The sounds, sights, and smells of the holidays always bring a smile to my face. And this year I have found a way to combine all of those things in my very first Christmas single!!! As part of a Christmas collaboration for charities with other Saskatchewan artists, Doug Sylvester, songwriter extraordinaire, has compiled and released a CD of 16 original Christmas tunes he wrote or co-wrote over the years. And one that I wrote with him called, "Drunk on Christmas Cookies" is on the CD and has been released to Canadian country radio!!!! So excited!!!!! The songwriter royalties for each song are donated to a specific charity....my songwriter royalties will be donated to Teddy Bears Anonymous. And the sales of the physical collaboration CD through my website here will be shared between Teddy Bears Anonymous and the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation. Two charity organizations very close to my heart. Thank you for your help in putting smiles on the faces of children in Saskatchewan this holiday season. Merry Christmas everyone!!!
November 13, 2018
I am soooo excited to share the news that I have been nominated for Country Artist of the Year for the Saskatchewan Music Awards alongside Jess Moskaluke, Blake Berglund, Tenille Arts, and Jay Semko!!! How cool is that???? I am so humbled and in shock with this news this morning. Thanks SaskMusic for this incredible honour!!!
October 6th, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians! I have a lot to be thankful for this year...my family, bandmates, friends, and especially you all...your support of live music is what allows me to follow my dreams and passions. Thank you!
And also a special thank you to the Young Fellows in Weyburn for having us close out their Flavours of Fall Gala tonight and to Denis and Angie for capturing it all on camera. Here is the link to the pre-show interview we did with Denis and other memories of the evening they captured!
July 1st, 2018
Happy Canada Day everyone! This is truly a day to celebrate. Not only our nation's 151st birthday, and the second anniversary of the release of my debut EP, Roots, But also this is the official release date for my first full length album!!! "Friends or Lovers" is now available on Apple Music, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, as well as Spotify and all other digital streaming platforms. A physical copy of the CD which has a bonus live track on it, can be purchased from my online store here or at any of my upcoming shows. This is a dream come true for me to release a full length album and I can't wait to share it with you! Also, to everyone who came out to the soft launch of the album at Roca House last week and everyone who was at the Release Party at the Last Mountain Rodeo last night....THANK YOU!!! Your support and enthusiasm for my music warms my heart and ignites my passion even more!
April 29th, 2018
WOW! I am so excited to share with you all that last night not only did I have the opportunity to perform on the televised SCMA Awards in Prince Albert, but I also won Emerging Artist as well!! I am truly humbled by the support of the SCMA, my parents, my family and friends, and especially my fans who listen and buy my music and come out to shows. Thank you everyone!
April 3rd, 2018
Be sure to tune into the SCMA Awards on April 28th or come see them live in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan! I am so thrilled to have been asked to perform on the awards show this year! It is a dream come true!!!
March 25th, 2018
I am super excited and humbled to announce that I have been nominated for three 2018 SCMA awards!!! It is hard to believe that I am nominated alongside guys who are mentors of mine for the Male Artist of the Year, Emerging Artist of the Year, and Video of the Year for "Front Row Seat". Wow! Also, a big shout out to Parker Nabis, bassist with True North, who is nominated for Bass Player of the Year and my Dad, Wes LaBrash, who is nominated for Country Person of the Year.
Thanks to all who believe in us and nominated us. You are appreciated from the bottom of my heart. See you all in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on April 27-29th!!!
Feb. 3rd, 2018
"We Ran Out" is #100 on the Canadian country radio chart for this week!!! My charting debut!!! BIG shout out to all the radio stations who have taken a chance on me and supported me by adding, featuring, and playing my songs! And a HUGE thank you to all my fans who call in and request to hear my music on the air!
December 31, 2017
A big "Thank You" to Canadian Country Radio for all the support in 2017 with "Honeybee", "Hooked On You", "Front Row Seat", and "We Ran Out"!! Your continued support means so much to my team and myself. Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas holiday season and all the best to you and your families in 2018!
THANK YOU to 620CKRM in Regina for making "Front Row Seat" the 13th most played Saskatchewan song of 2017!!