Arts & Culture

Hogg nominated for two ACMA Awards

Morinville country singer Justin Hogg is up for consideration for two Association of Country Music in Alberta (ACMA) Awards. The up-and-coming singer/songwriter has been nominated for 2015 Male Artist of the Year and 2015 Fans’ Choice Award. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Plenty of talent here in this town of ours

One often hears the lamenting cry, “There’s nothing to do here.” Though quite commonly heard among young people, it is often heard among adults as well. While the validity of such a statement is entirely subjective as individuals should be entitled to determine what offerings are of interest to them or not, it certainly cannot be said … […]

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Arts & Culture

Country singer’s devotion to music is taking him places

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Justin Hogg is a familiar face in Morinville’s music scene, having performed frequently at school and community events for a number of years. But the 20-year-old singer / songwriter’s dedication to his craft is taking him to new gigs and new opportunities outside the community. In the past six months Hogg has opened for two major country music artists. He’s hoping to one day enjoy the same success as those he has opened for.

“I’m really looking at going commercial with my music and bringing it to the radio and promoting it that way,” Hogg said, adding he would love to have more people hear his music. “It’s just expanding, really. Taking bigger steps in my career.”.. […]

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Arts & Culture

Canadian Legend Charlie Major packs cultural centre

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Approximately 120 country music lovers came out to the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Wednesday night to hear Canadian Legend Charlie Major and his band perform a collection of songs that champion the blue-collar hero.
Major, whose career burst fourth 20 years ago with the release of his first album, has remained true to his roots and true to his fans… […]

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Arts & Culture

Young musician excited to open for major artist

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – When Canadian Legend Charlie Major takes to the stage of the cultural centre Wednesday night; his audience will have already heard a Morinville legend.

Local singer / songwriter Justin Hogg will be opening for the multi award-winning country singer… […]

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Arts & Culture

He’s Hogg wild about music

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A local singer / songwriter was in the studio last week to begin the long road he will travel towards his next album. Justin Hogg, who has been involved in music for as long as he can remember, began recording his second CD at Smith Music Studios in Morinville Apr. 17… […]