Laurie LeBlanc Bio
A country music singer songwriter on the rise! Laurie is very popular in his native Canada with special interest coming from Europe. LeBlanc consistently achieves top positions on the Country music charts and has been accumulating awards ever since the release of his first album La Pitoune in 2010.
Through his original music works, Laurie LeBlanc the artist shares with us his experiences in his exciting and upbeat tunes. Listeners can connect with the heart of inspired lyrics that have made Laurie famous. His music, a unique blend of Country and Acadian folk rhythms, was able to achieve numerous awards and nominations over the years.
With undeniable charisma, Laurie is always among the audiences’ favorites at the live shows he performs at. Year after year, LeBlanc’s albums have always kept him at the top of the charts and among the best sellers of his distributor; leading the artist to present several performances throughout the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec. He has been privileged to be a guest on several television programs where he was part of recordings with very well-established artists. These relationships have allowed him to share his talent by working with them on various artistic projects.
In 2011, he won top honors at the 1st Canadian Country francophone Awards ceremony by winning no fewer than three awards: Album of the Year for his album La Pitoune, Singer-Songwriter of the Year and Rising Star of the Year. In the fall of that same year, he was also granted the prestigious Galaxy Étoile Stingray Award at the 2nd biggest Country Festival in Canada, “Le Festival Western de St-Tite, Quebec.” He was also awarded with Singer-Songwriter of the Year and Concert of the Year for his first album La Pitoune at the 2nd Canadian Country francophone Awards ceremony in 2012.
In 2013, Laurie received the Album of the Year trophy with his album Noir et Blanc at the 3rd Canadian Country francophone Awards ceremony. He also received the Country Recording of the Year at the Music New Brunswick Awards for his first English album Influences which he recorded in one of the finest studios in Nashville, Tennessee.
With only 6 weeks of sales during the holiday season, Laurie’s first Christmas album Noël de la Pitoune became the second-best seller among all albums released in 2014 by his distributor.
Since 2014, Laurie produces a series of shows entitled Country STAR broadcast LIVE on radio stations across the Maritime, reaching to over 130,000 listeners. These professional shows hosted by Laurie and produced by his production company welcomes no fewer than sixteen guest artists annually. International country star artists, Chris Cummings, summed up his experience as “one of the best organized shows of its kind in the Maritime and possibly in Canada!”
LeBlanc also hosts the annual Christmas show Noël en Acadie. The first edition in 2014 was sold out with more than 1 800 people in attendance.
Laurie celebrates 20 years of great music in 2015. In recognition of all the years of support from his Country fans, he released a new album titled 20 which includes a bonus DVD (20 years of photos, videos and anecdotes about his musical career). Within five months of the release date, the album is nominated for Country Album of the Year by L’ADISQ. The album is also nominated by Music NB Award in two categories : Recording of the Year and Solo Recording of the Year.