Cold Creek County

Cold Creek County come by their name naturally. Cold Creek, after all, runs through the rolling hills, apple orchards and villages in central Ontario near locations the band members call home.

Nestled in the rural in-betweens of Peterborough and Belleville, Ontario, Brandon Scott (lead vocals/acoustic guitar) calls Brighton, population 4,800, home. Drummer Doug Oliver is from nearby Hastings and its 1,200 population. Josh Lester (guitar/vocals) and Justin Lester (bass/vocals), the sons of bluegrass master Emory Lester, hail from the outskirts of Frankford, population 2,500. Lead guitarist Trevor MacLeod, the relative city slicker in the group, is originally from Stratford, Ontario, population 30,000. Band members literally cross Cold Creek to get to each other's homes.

"I'm a small town guy and I love it," says Oliver. "Because I've been here so much and my community has been so supportive, everyone is loving and small towns have that I've-got-your-back vibe no matter what."

"Our Town", the first single from the band's debut release, is a rousing sing-along that celebrates what happens when everyone in town lets loose on Friday night.

"Our Town", Cold Creek County's (") debut single was produced by Scott Cooke (Chase Rice, assistant engineer on Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Dallas Smith) and co –produced by Oliver, who also co-manages the band with Chief, the titular head of Chief Music (Florida-Georgia Line, Dallas Smith, Chris Lane and Joey Moi).

Chief believes Cold Creek County, who've already opened for the likes of Emerson Drive, Kira Isabella and Jason Blain in their short time together, have what it takes to touch country fans, be they from small towns or big cities.

"Cold Creek County is a band that has all the pieces to the puzzle to succeed," he says. "They're great people with a great drive. They can play, sing and write music that is current and relevant to the country world and their dedication to putting on an amazing live show will surely transform into a large fan base that will follow and love this band."

Cold Creek County deliver a powerful, dynamic sound that's already captured a sizeable fan base. Being heavily influenced by Country and Rock, the band brings both worlds together in a way that's sure to get your feet stomping. Cold Creek County spent 2014 honing their sound and performances winning Country Group of the Year at the 2014 Wire Awards and opening for country stars including Dallas Smith, Emerson Drive, Kira Isabella and Jason Blain.

"It's our roots," says lead singer Brandon Scott. "We grew up with rock and country."

Watch for Cold Creek County's debut release on Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc. coming this fall.

Cadence Grace, Ann Chaplin and Stacey Zegers have had major successes in their own right as solo female artists, but never imagined that together their collective talents would catapult them to an entirely new level as Runaway Angel.

It all began in 2009 when Stacey and Cadence met as solo artists on set during the filming of CMT’s Karaoke Star, where both were finalists and became fast friends. Cadence then met Ann at CCMA Week in 2011 and they clicked instantly. In late 2013, while all three were still navigating solo careers, Stacey had the idea of forming a group. Cadence introduced Stacey to Ann as a promising third member, and together Runaway Angel was born. Their group chemistry is palpable and their onstage energy is unforgettable.

Individually, they have toured Canada, the United States, Europe and Britain, opening for major acts like Dean Brody, Aaron Pritchett, One More Girl, Jessie Farrell, Aaron Lines, Terri Clark, Emerson Drive, and Doc Walker. Since joining forces they’ve been no strangers to festival stages opening for acts like Jason Blaine, Dallas Smith, Jess Moskaluke, Dierks Bentley and Tim Hicks.

All strong writers, their solo music has been featured on the likes of CMT, Disney, Much Music and Much More Music, as well as shows like Degrassi High, Dawson’s Creek, Joan of Arcadia, Naturally Sadie and MTV’s The Hills. Together the girls make a dynamic writing force, performing all original material written or co-written by the girls with some of Nashville and Canada’s finest writers. They also write regularly with other artists- fellow Canadian Myria Webber’s debut single ‘Move Kiss’ was co-written by Grace.

Their debut single ‘Our Story’ released in January 2014 landed them as Regional Finalists in the 2014 CBC Searchlight Contest, and snagged them a spot in Boots and Hearts 2014 Emerging Artist Showcase. Their Live Video entry won them the chance to play at Lucknow’s Music in the Fields that summer and the girls were invited to participate in the CCMA 2014 Coast to Coast showcase series at West Edmonton Mall.

Their second single ‘Run Angel Run’ was released to radio and digital retailers in March 0f 2015 and continued to grow the buzz the group has been touting since their inception. The accompanying Music Video shot by David Pichette in Nashville chronicles the girl’s journey to showcase new material for industry down south all with the usual playfulness the girls have managed to lace their brand with.

“One of the things we definitely feel sets us apart is our energy when we’re together. We have so much fun onstage and off . We’re not afraid to get a little goofy and just enjoy eachother and art as much as possible,” remarks Zegers.

This spring Stacey, Ann and Cadence were beyond excited to recieve four nominations for the Ontario Country Music Awards including Rising Star, Group or duo of the year, Songwriter(s) of the year and Single of the year for their debut single ‘Our Story.’ They also recieved Funding support from both FACTOR and The Ontario Arts Council for upcoming projects the girls are working on.

Managed by Casadie Pederson at Mainstage Management the girls have managed to navigate the indie world remarkably well. Just two years into this collaboration, the girls were recently highlighted as one of 6 of Ontario’s Hot Country Acts to Watch by the Toronto Star, alongside major label acts like Tim Hicks and Tebey.


Using their love of social media, exuberant personalities and creative youtube content, Runaway Angel has slowly cultivated a huge and dedicated fan base long before the release of their debut EP. Co-produced by Jason Barry and Adam Newcomb, the EP is slated for release in early 2016 and features plenty of exciting originals the band is dying to share.

“It’s so hard to keep it in sometimes,” comments Grace.

“It’s brutal! Sometimes we write a song and it takes more than a year to go from writing, to playing live, to demo, to final recording and the anticipation that builds during this time is almost explosive. It’s such an exciting feeling when we finally get to share the stuff we’ve been living with, outside of just our group!” remarks Chaplin.

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