On The Porch With Front Porch Music

On The Porch With Front Porch Music

A country music podcast! Every two weeks, we talk to your favourite country artists, and introduce you to new artists you haven't heard about yet. The Front Porch has long been a staple in country music ... and that's what we are. The digital front porch! We're here to talk about the Canadian country music industry. Join hosts Logan Miller and Jenna Weishar as they have conversations with prominent figures in country music. Pull up a seat and join us on the porch!

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May 28, 2024 51 mins

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Dawson Gray wasn’t always set on a music career ...

Growing up playing baseball, his eyes were on going pro. An issue with his eyesight preventing him from this dream, he discovered a new love, with a little help from his friends.

Dawson dove right in to the world of creating music, songwriting and performing.

A staple in the BC- country music scene, he’s often found playing alongsi...

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Mariya Stokes is a two-time Country Music Alberta award winner for Horizon Female Artist, currently based out of Calgary, Alberta.

Mariya is a 2024 SiriusXM Top of the Country semi-finalist where she recorded and debuted a brand new song “One of Em”. 

We sat down On the Porch with Mariya to talk about her small-town of Stavely, musically influenced upbringing, her killer style, and more. 

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April 30, 2024 45 mins

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This week on the podcast we have the busiest touring band that we are aware of in Canada ... the country duo Nice Horse.

Brandi and Katie, otherwise known as Nice Horse, joined us ahead of the release of their self-titled album.

We started with talking about our morning routines ... and teetered on the edge of becoming a beverage podcast. But once we were all well caffeinated (except for K...

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This week on the podcast we take a virtual trip to Quebec to have a chat with country artist Matt Lang.

We learned a lot about Matt, including: 1) he in fact cannot break dance, 2) he went to school for radio, 3) he has a new album All Night Longer coming out soon, 4) life in the music industry with 2 kids, and so much more.

We dive right in with Matt and talk about where he got his start,...

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Aaron Goodvin’s latest single “Written All Over It” is his first release of 2024. We had Aaron “On The Porch” to dive into his career so far.


Long before “Lonely Drum”, “Lucky Stars”, and “Boy Like Me”, Aaron was cutting his teeth as a songwriter. Some of his songs have been released by Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, and Jon Pardi.


Aaron recently won two Country Music Association of Alberta (CMAB) Awards ...

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Amy Hef is a pop-rock turned country artist based in Calgary, Alberta, however we learned this episode, she’s originally from Saskatchewan! 


Originally a drummer, Amy tourned North America in a Christian rock band. She went to Los Angeles for music school, and wrote albums of pop rock music with her brother.


Covid sent her home to Alberta after years in the sun, where she met a manager and started to ...

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This week on the podcast, we’re joined by British Columbia emerging artist, Tony Stevens.

Pull up a chair and join us on the porch as Tony takes us through his journey so far. From his early days influenced by classic sounds to his chart-climbing single, “Whiskey In Colorado.” We also dive into the story behind his unique “Deckhand” merch and how a life-changing experience brought him back to music.

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Zach McPhee grew up in Kelowna, British Columbia with his eyes set on a career in hockey. He grew up in a musically inclined family, with both parents and his brother playing guitar, piano and singing. This was easily passed along to Zach.

He first started singing as therapy for a speech impediment. Teammates from his hockey team happened to notice he was pretty good, created a YouTube account and started post...

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This week on the podcast we have Brittany Kennell join us. With Jenna and Brittany being both avid book readers, this episode could have easily become a book podcast. 

But don't worry ...

We still got to know Brittany and talk a lot about her journey as a country artist. 

From her time touring with Ariel Posen, to being the first Canadian on NBCs The Voice, to her decision to move back to Canada after livin...

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Meghan Patrick is an 18x CMA Ontario winner and back-to-back CCMA Female Artist Of The Year. She made her Grand Ole Opry debut and released her latest EP Greatest Show On Dirt in 2023. Her latest single “The Other Side of 25” was just released this past Friday.


We sat down with Meghan for a vulnerable conversation about her time cutting it in the music industry. From playing in a funk band to playing cove...

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Welcome back to another season of On The Porch with Front Porch Music. We’re so excited to be back with a third season!

What better way to kick off season three and the new year with independent platinum-selling artist, Dan Davidson!

Dan spent some time in Australia last year, and that got us talking about the support Canadian country music receives from our friends down under. With more tra...

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Somehow we blinked and we’re at the season finale for Season 2 of On The Porch with Front Porch Music.

We’re so excited to have multi-CCMA award winning country artist Dallas Smith.

Dallas dove into music after overcoming his fear of singing in front of people. Within a year, he went from jamming in the garage with his band (Default) to having a record deal and hitting the road as a frontma...

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This week on the podcast we are joined by CMAOntario Roots Artist Of The Year ,country-roots artist Mackenzie Leigh Meyer. 

She shares her journey from humble beginnings playing in dive bars to winning Roots Artist of the Year, and joining a tour with Shania Twain. 

]She calls herself the Divebar Diva. It all stems from playing small, run-down bars. She tells us stories about it, including a night with three ba...

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This week On The Porch we take you to the heart of Country Music week at the CCMA Awards in Hamilton. 

Every year, country artists from across Canada and straight from Nashville gather to celebrate the best in country music. In this special episode, we take you to the Red Carpet and Content Row to capture live interviews from some of Canada's most celebrated country artists.

We speak to some of the most ac...

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This week, we have the incredibly talented country/folk artist Noah Derksen join us for a great episode of our podcast. 

Despite some technical difficulties with the Internet, we had such a great time getting to know Noah. 

While Noah is newer to the country music scene, he has established himself really well as a Folk artist. He has played for audiences across the globe and now getting attention in the world o...

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Nicole Rayy has become one of the most notable independent artists in Ontario. She is well known for her music, her activism, a strong support of independent artists, and the colour purple. 

Growing up in Ontario, Nicole brings us back to the beginning. From singing before she could even talk, to being one of the musical theatre nerds in High School, her love for music and her drive to uplift other v...

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Another August has almost passed which means the Front Porch team has been at Boots and Hearts for another weekend of country music. 


Jenna, Stage Manager Meg, and our intern Carolyn spent the weekend connecting with many of the artists who took the stage, including some of our Canadian country favourites.


We connected with many of the Emerging Artist contestants after their big night, including the 2...

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This week on the pod we have an artist that has been making waves over the past year. Griffen Palmer has been one of the most talked about artists of 2023, and there’s no sign of things slowing down.

Griffen has been everywhere, and we’re here for it.

Griffen first came on to our radar when he appeared on NBCs Songland and his song “Second Guessing” ended up being chosen to be recorded by Florida Georgia Line.

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This week, we're back with another episode of On The Porch with Front Porch Music. This week's guest is none other than Andrew Hyatt. 

The last few years have been nothing short of a whirlwind for Andrew. 

He has achieved tens of millions of streams and video views, securing Top 10 spots on major market stations, and receiving nominations from organizations like the Canadian Country Music Association ...

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Shantaia was recently announced as a semi-finalist for the 2023 Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase, played her first official Calgary Stampede, and collected a win at the 2023 SCMA Awards for Female Artist of the Year. 


Earlier this year, Shantaia released her debut album, which featured Top 40 single, “Broke To Brand New” (Stingray Trending Track, Rogers One To Watch), “Had a Good Weekend”, and “K...

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