This past Wednesday night, the Rock N’ Horse Saloon in downtown Toronto was host to a night of country music as part of Universal Music’s New Hot Nashville Series.
Burlington’s own Josh Ross had a warm welcome from fans as he hit the stage and performed everything from his newest single “First Taste Of Gone” which he released in February of 2022 to his extremely amazing cover of “Iris” by the Goo Goo Dolls.
In April of this year, Universal Music Canada and The Core Entertainment, the management company specializing in discovering and championing new talent in music, announced they signed Ross.
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The Ontario-born singer-songwriter quickly built a name for himself with a handful of songs that generated more than 7 million streams. In February, Josh dropped “First Taste of Gone,” a personal track and quickly climbed the charts on Canadian Country radio.
Josh has been selected as one of SiriusXM’s Top of the Country Top 8 semi-finalists.
Later in the evening, on his first ever trip and performance in Canada, Parker McCollum opened his set with his well known hit “To Be Loved By You” which was released in May of 2022.
Parker released his debut album, The Limestone Kid in 2015 with a pair of EP’s each of which made a strong showing on the Heatseekers chart in advance of his second album.
McCollum signed with Universal for 2021’s ablum Gold Chain Cowboy. His Hit Single “To Be Loved By You” earned him Breakthrough Video of the Year at the CMA’s as well as taking home the award for new male artist of the year.
Together, Josh and Parker were able to make the New Hot Nashville night a great experience with breakdowns of both artist and their music.
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