OUR 2019 LINEUP


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JESS MOSKALUKE

WEBSITE: www.jessmoskaluke.com

An internationally celebrated artist, Jess Moskaluke (MDM Recordings Inc. / Universal Music Canada) continues to dazzle the country music world with her infectious love of country music. The 2018 CCMA Award winner for “Album of the Year” was the first Canadian female country artist since [her childhood idol] Shania Twain to achieve PLATINUM single status (with “Cheap Wine and Cigarettes”), and she has achieved not one, but SIX Top 10 hits with her respective singles, “Kiss Me Quiet”, “Take Me Home”, Drive Me Away” , “Camouflage”, “Used” and “Cheap Wine and Cigarettes” (recently receiving a GOLD award for “Kiss Me Quiet”).

This winter, Moskaluke teamed up with Paul Brandt, High Valley and Hunter Brothers for the “Journey Tour”, travelling from coast to coast for 22 dates across the country.


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AARON PRITCHETT

WEBSITE: www.aaron-pritchett.com

Aaron Pritchett retains his title as one of Canada’s most electrifying entertainers, as he prepares to release his 8th studio album - “Out On The Town.” With 14 career top ten singles, a gold selling smash hit, a recent string of top 10 songs, and a massive headlining national tour, Pritchett continues to pave his way to indelible legacy.

Nationally, Pritchett continues to evolve his profile with a formula of intensity and consistency applied to his social media fan engagements, his tour itinerary, and - his music. “I have been fortunate enough to write & co-write many of my hits, but once we hit the studio, I set my ego aside. The best song wins, whether or not I have a hand in writing it. That’s what my fans deserve and that’s what they’ll always get from me.”

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TENILLE ARTS

WEBSITE: www.tenillearts.com

Born and raised in the small prairie town of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Tenille Arts picked up the guitar and penned her first song at the age of 13 and has been performing across the U.S. and Canada ever since. She made her first appearance on the Bachelor in January 2018 performing her original song "Moment of Weakness". The appearance resulted in a record deal with Powerhouse Cindy Label Reviver Records.

Tenille's music has tallied over 8 million streams. Tom Rowland was so moved by her music that he has pinned to full-page features in the Billboard Country update. Music Row magazine critic Robert K. Oermann call Tenille "Promising in the extreme". Pandora named her one of their new artists to watch and CMT included her in their "10 Must-See Indies You Need To Know", a video discovery program that spotlights rising independent artists and establish artists from independent labels.

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AARON GOODVIN

WEBSITE: www.aarongoodvin.com

When Warner Music Canada recording artist Aaron Goodvin was announced as the winner of the 2018 CCMA award as Songwriter of the Year, it was a sign that the music industry was acknowledging what the public already new – a new star had arrived! Aaron recorded and released his 2016 self-titled debut album with the confidence of having already enjoyed success as a songwriter contributing the track “Out Like That” on Luke Bryan’s multi-platinum album Crash My Party. With a number of hits under his belt and an incomparable live show, Aaron Goodvin has become one of the most talked about new names on the Canadian country music scene.

Aaron’s versatility and passion for writing and performing is second to none. Aaron has a natural ability to light up a stage, connect with his audience, and deliver a show-stopping performance, whether it’s a small intimate gathering or a crowd of thousands.

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AARON GOODVIN

WEBSITE: www.aarongoodvin.com

When Warner Music Canada recording artist Aaron Goodvin was announced as the winner of the 2018 CCMA award as Songwriter of the Year, it was a sign that the music industry was acknowledging what the public already new – a new star had arrived! Aaron recorded and released his 2016 self-titled debut album with the confidence of having already enjoyed success as a songwriter contributing the track “Out Like That” on Luke Bryan’s multi-platinum album Crash My Party. With a number of hits under his belt and an incomparable live show, Aaron Goodvin has become one of the most talked about new names on the Canadian country music scene.

Aaron’s versatility and passion for writing and performing is second to none. Aaron has a natural ability to light up a stage, connect with his audience, and deliver a show-stopping performance, whether it’s a small intimate gathering or a crowd of thousands.

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JAY SEMKO

WEBSITE: www.jaysemko.com

Jay Semko is known internationally as singer/bassist with multiple JUNO Award nominees and Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame members The Northern Pikes, and as an award winning music composer for numerous film and TV productions, including the syndicated series, "Due South". He is considered one of Canada’s premiere singer/ songwriters, with 10 solo albums released, and has co-written and recorded with many of the best songwriters and musicians in music.

Jay has recently released a new solo album, entitled “Never Sent” - a collection of 10 new songs, and in June 2018 he and the other members of the Northern Pikes were presented with the SOCAN Classic Award for their single “She Ain’t Pretty” receiving over 100,000 plays on Canadian radio. Jay continues to tour across Canada with the Northern Pikes and as a solo acoustic artist, sharing his songs, stories and adventures from his life in music.

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SAMARA YUNG

WEBSITE: www.samarayung.ca

Samara Yung isn't afraid to pave her own path. Her current album Steamroller encompasses Samara's journey and where she is both musically and personally. A multiple SCMA award winner, Yung released Steamroller on May 26 2017 and was produced in part by Danick Dupelle (Emerson Drive) and Bart McKay (Brett Kissel). It featured the singles "Scared Enough" and "Fireproof", which was co-written by GRAMMY Award winners Maren Morris and Emily Weisband.

Years of experience from her beginnings as a performer in her father's band, Samara has roots that run deep into many genres of music. Music is truly a family affair for the Yungs; with her dad on bass, and her mom and husband waiting in the wings with their toddler Nova, music is not just a job - it's a lifestyle. A new single will be released later this fall from her brand new project due out in 2019.

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JASON BLAINE

WEBSITE: www.jasonblaine.ca

Fun, family, friends and faith. They’re the cornerstones of life for Jason Blaine. “I like to cut up with friends and play a little too loud. My family’s really important to me. And in recent years, I’ve had a kind of spiritual awakening. Entering my 30s, I finally found balance in my life and got my priorities right. I learned you can have a little bit of fun on Saturday night and be at church on Sunday morning. That's really where I’m at."

Blaine earned CCMA nominations for Male Artist, Single of the Year, Songwriter, & Producer in 2012. "Life So Far" turned out three Top 10 singles, including On a Night Like This, Cool and They Don’t Make ’Em Like That Anymore, who won Single of the Year at the Canadian Country Music Awards, and whose video hit No. 1 on CMT Canada.

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BOBBY WILLS

WEBSITE: www.bobbywills.com

An acclaimed musician with a reputation for writing from the heart, CCMA Award winning artist Bobby Wills (MDM Recordings Inc. / Universal Music Canada) is best known for two things – his signature cowboy hat and a diverse musical personality, combining a classic country sound with a toe-tapping, dynamic twist.

Wills has an impressive list of accolades under his belt, including winning the 2013 CCMA “Rising Star” Award in addition to consecutive 2013/2014 “Male Artist of the Year” nominations, consecutive 2015/2016 “Songwriter of the Year” nods as well as 2016 nominations for “Single” and “Album of the Year”. He was also crowned “Male Artist of the Year” as well as “Fans Choice” award winner at the 2017 ACMA Awards.

Schedule of Events

  • 6:00 pm - Cocktails, Sask Country Showcase Stage Artist
  • 7:00 pm - Opening Remarks
  • 7:15 pm - First Half: 3 Artists share stories and songs in the round
  • 8:00 pm - First Headliner
  • 8:20 pm - Intermission
  • 8:35 pm - Second Half: 3 Artists share stories and songs in the round
  • 9:20 pm - Second Headliner
  • 9:45 pm - After Party at The Hub at Holiday Inn

Our Mission

Building community, sharing stories, and showcasing country music from Saskatchewan and beyond. We believe that music connects people and ties the community together. Join us for an intimate evening of storytelling and music sure to leave you entertained, and better yet inspired. Sask Country Showcase is a rare opportunity to hear outstanding country music talent while supporting an important cause.

Throughout the showcase artists share their personal experiences as both songwriters and musicians, building a sense of togetherness and community. This event begun in 2011, continues to grow each year and raises funds for The Saskatoon Society for the Protection of Children.

Sponsor Recognition

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Lions Club

2nd Half Show Sponsor
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William Joseph

Diamond sponsor
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CIBC Wood Gundy

VIP Reception Sponsor
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Con-Tech

Coat Check Sponsor
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Tourism Saskatoon

Diamond Sponsor
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Flaman

Diamond Sponsor
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McDougal Gauley

Silver Sponsor
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Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation

After Party Sponsor
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CJWW

Diamond Sponsor
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The Bull

Diamond Sponsor