w/ Canadian Multi-Award Winning Country Artist Jamie Warren
Hosted by Kim Cyr
Presented by NOW and THEN Magazine
An Exclusive Sneak Peek of the New Single
''Gonna Make Ya Wanna''
Jamie Warren is generally regarded as the most awarded independent country vocalist in Canada (Junos, CCMAs, OCMAs). Over his 35-year career he has released 54 singles, many of them hits. He’s also known as a great songwriter and if you’ve ever seen him perform live, maybe a comedian!?
Jamie has been awarded multiple Junos, CCMA’s, and Ontario Country Music Awards in his career with 62 singles from 9 studio albums, including a Greatest Hits album in 2004.
Jamie’s latest single “Heart Comin’ Around” is the third song released from his next studio album. This is his 62nd release in total and will be found on his upcoming 10th CD; the follow-up to “The Secret To Life”.
''I had a blast chatting with Jamie Warren about his latest single "Heart Comin' Around'' a song about a guy trying to pick up a girl in this fun tropical vibe tune with some cool hook lines, production angles, and arrangements,'' says Kim Cyr, Editor in Chief for NOW and THEN Magazine, radio host, and host of the International Music's Journey Show. It's always such a good time talking with Jamie about all the new music he has been doing. We chatted about crushing the 2 records he wanted to write before he hit the age of 60, his latest 3 singles of his upcoming 10 studio album, and an exclusive sneak peek at his brand new single ''Gonna Make Ya Wanna'' coming out in May that you don't want to miss. The song was co-written by singer-songwriter Carrie DeMaeyer and produced by Rick Hutt. This is a cool summer rockin kind of song you are going to love. To hear it, click on the link below!
Jamie lives in Kitchener Ontario, Canada, but was raised in Hanover Ontario where he pursued an adolescent dream of playing professional hockey in the NHL…with music as a background distraction. When he realized that his natural abilities for singing and playing guitar might make it easier to attract the attention of girls, he hung up his skates. Songwriting was a logical progression for a sensitive guy who wrote poetry and short stories throughout his high school years.
His interest in music was likely genetic since his mother sang and played piano and his father played guitar and mandolin. Jamie had piano lessons at age 5 and guitar lessons at age 8. By the time he was 10 years old, it was tradition for the Warrens to entertain after Saturday night euchre games (a Canadian card-game institution) in their smoke-filled basement. His earliest musical influences were whatever his parents listened to on the radio and the only thing his parent’s radio seemed to play, was country music. To this day he’s still a huge fan of Merle Haggard, Tammy Wynette, and Patsy Cline. Later in high school, his best friend’s older brother exposed him to celebrated vocal groups like The Eagles, America, Poco, and CSNY. Jamie has always had an appreciation for Texas singer-songwriters like Radney Foster, Lyle Lovett, and Rodney Crowell.
Jamie attended Conestoga College to study Broadcasting. His goal was to become the youngest general manager of a mid-market radio station, but he emerged instead with a desire to sing for a living. What changed his mind? Jamie won a regional talent show at London Ontario’s Western Fair which sent him to Memphis Tennessee for an international competition where he placed second. Jamie then stayed in Memphis, while he worked a one-year gig at Libertyland Theme Park as an entertainer. He still feels a connection to Memphis, the city that kicked off his career.
Heart Comin' Around - Jamie Warren (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO)
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The Secret to Life - Jamie Warren (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
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