TD Stage - Thursday June 13, 6:00 pm
About the Artist
Since bursting onto the Canadian country music scene following his 2014 signing with MDM Recordings Inc., award winning country artist David James (MDM Recordings Inc. / Universal Music Canada) has lived by the motto “nothing worth having comes easy and opportunity looks a lot like hard work,” and work hard he does. The 2016 release of his debut EP “Songs About A Girl” garnered the Manitoba native two Canadian Country Music Association Award nominations including a nod in the “Rising Star” category, his debut performance at the highly celebrated Boots and Hearts Music Festival, a Canadian Radio Music Award nomination for “Best New Group or Solo Artist: Country” and a tour slot with country artist Chad Brownlee before returning to the studio to begin working on a new EP.
His October 2017 sophomore album “Downtown Kids” is what followed, spawning James’ first and second Top 15 hits and most successful singles to date with “Sun Set On It” and the title- track earworm “Downtown Kids”. James marked the release with a performance at Calgary’s Webber Academy Performing Arts Centre as part of the live music broadcast series Stampede City Sessions, which debuted on PBS (KPBS) to an audience of more than 2 million viewers. The six-song EP showcases James’ melodic pop-rock infused country sensibilities and lyrically draws influence from both his personal and professional life and in keeping with his upward trajectory, he was nominated for four Manitoba Country Music Association Awards including “Male Artist of the Year”, “Album of the Year”, “Video of the Year” and “Single of the Year”.
In November 2018, James dropped his latest single, “Cars, Girls, & The Radio” and took his infectious live show on the road when he appeared as the featured guest on JUNO Award nominated country artist Aaron Pritchett’s “Out On The Town” tour, which stopped in over 30 cities across the country before wrapping in late February.