Cold Creek County
About the Artist
Cold Creek County come by their name naturally. Cold Creek, after all, runs through the rolling hills, apple orchards and villages in central Ontario near locations the band members call home.
Nestled in the rural in-betweens of Peterborough and Belleville, Ontario, (lead vocals/acoustic guitar) calls Brighton, population 4,800, home. Drummer Dougie Oliver is from nearby Hastings and its 1,200 population. Josh Lester (guitar/vocals) and Justin Lester (bass/vocals), the sons of bluegrass master Emory Lester, hail from the outskirts of Frankford, population 2,500. Lead guitarist, Trevor MacLeod the relative city slicker in the group, is originally from Stratford, Ontario, population 30,000. Band members literally cross Cold Creek to get to each other’s homes.
“I’m a small town guy and I love it,” says Oliver. “Because I’ve been here so much and my community has been so supportive, everyone is loving and small towns have that I’ve-got-your-back vibe no matter what.” “Our Town”, the first single from the band’s debut release, is a rousing singalong that celebrates what happens when everyone in town lets loose on Friday night.
“Our Town”, Cold Creek County’s debut single was produced by Scott Cooke (Chase Rice, assistant engineer on Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Dallas Smith) and co –produced by Oliver, who also co-manages the band with Chief, the titular head of Chief Music (Florida-Georgia Line, Dallas Smith, Chris Lane and Joey Moi).
“Til The Wheels Come Off”, the second single from the band’s debut release, is a country anthem that all country fans can belt out whether in their truck or at their concert.
“Til The Wheels Come Off”, Cold Creek County’s second single was produced by Scott Cooke (Chase Rice, assistant engineer on Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Dallas Smith) and co –produced by Oliver. Chief believes Cold Creek County, who’ve already opened for the likes of Tim Hicks, Kira Isabella, Travis Tritt and Jason Blain in their short time together, have what it takes to touch country fans, be they from small towns or big cities.
“Cold Creek County is a band that has all the pieces to the puzzle to succeed,” he says. “They’re great people with a great drive. They can play, sing and write music that is current and relevant to the country world and their dedication to putting on an amazing live show will surely transform into a large fan base that will follow and love this band.”
Cold Creek County deliver a powerful, dynamic sound that’s already captured a sizeable fan base. Being heavily influenced by Country and Rock, the band brings both worlds together in a way that’s sure to get your feet stomping. Cold Creek County spent 2014 honing their sound and performances and opening for country stars including Dallas Smith, Emerson Drive, Kira Isabella and Jason Blaine.
The band have already been rewarded for their music release winning three 2016 CMA Ontario Awards (Group or Duo of the Year, Rising Star Award, Fans Choice) and the 2016 CRMA Best New Group or Solo Artist: Country. The band were also nominated for three 2016 CCMA Awards (Group or Duo of the Year, Rising Star, Video of the Year (Our Town) performing their massive radio hit Our Town on the live CCMA TV broadcast. Cold Creek County are also nominated for the 2017 Juno Awards (Breakout Group of the Year)
Cold Creek County are writing and recording their next singles and look forward to touring in support of their sophomore release in 2017.