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3 Awards in 5 Days!
After winning “Country Artist of the Year” at the Musique NB Awards in Moncton, NB on October 12, he then received the “Fan Choice Award” (that included $5,000) from GMC at the Canadian Francophone Country Awards that was held at the Casino in Montreal, QC on October 14. And to top that off, at the annual Canadian Francophone SOCAN Awards also held in Montreal, QC on October 16 he also won “Country Artist of the Year” . So 3 great prizes, at 3 Galas in 5 days. WOW!
Laurie’s is currently working on his 6th album titled “Couleurs” which will be out on 02/02/2018.
The first single “Country Reggae” was launched 06/06/2017 and was a great success and made it up to #1 on Stingray Music, and on radios in the province of NB. Special thanks to the Province of New-Brunswick for their financial support in this project.
On May 10, Laurie was part of the Canadian Francophone Country Music Awards press conference hosted by the Culture country at the Casino in Montreal, Québec. With many country artists present, they unveiled the 2017 nominations. During an exclusive interview with Émilie Perreault of 98,5 fm Montreal, Laurie was announced he had 2 nominations. The Acadian Cowboy was very happy to learn he was nominated in the 2 categories he was eligible for. show of the year for The 20 Tour, and “Male Vocalist of the Year”. The general public to vote once a day until Septembre 30 on the Culture Country website. https://culturecountry.com/galacountry_public.php. Thanks for you support!
Multiple award winner, Laurie LeBlanc from Bouctouche, NB has performed throughout Canada for two decades. He first started with a local band, which he sang covers by his American country Influences such as Alan Jackson, George Strait, George Jones, Mark Chestnut, Randy Travis,etc. After realizing the importance of his traditional Acadian roots, he founded a French group called Zarico with whom he recorded two albums, which led to perform at the Country Rocks the Hill Concert, opening for Sugarland, Alan Jackson and Brooks and Dunn.
In 2010, Laurie LeBlanc started a solo career which has developed significantly in a few years. Five albums later, the Acadian Singer Songwriter is still on the rise, as he is among the top best-sellers at his distributor. He was very fortunate that all three French albums were awarded Album of the Year at the Canadian Francophone Country Music Awards in 2011, 2013 and 2016.
In 2013, LeBlanc realized another one of his dreams as he recorded his first English LP in one of Nashville, TN’s finest studios, The Tracking Room. Influences, his first cover album, was also awarded “Album of the Year” at the Music NB Awards ceremony.
His latest album 20 which commemorates with his 20 years as a singer, recently won Album of the Year and Singer-Songwriter of the Year at the Canadian Francophone Country Music Awards . The album, which also includes a bonus DVD, was also nominated at ADISQ and Music NB Awards.
His single Moi-itou Mojito became the most downloaded French song on iTunes Canada last April after it was discovered in one of Montreal’s famous radio talk show Puisqu’il faut se lever hosted by Paul Arcand on 98.5fm, This incredible buzz created a lot of interest from media, which led to radio interviews, TV interviews and journal / magazine articles. With all this wonderful media attention, LeBlanc was recognized at the end of the year as he made the top 5 cultural event in New Brunswick.
Since the beginning of his solo career in 2010, Laurie LeBlanc has won more than eleven awards including the prestigious prize Assomption Vie ICI Acadie, which consist of a 13-date cross Atlantic Canada Tour in 2018 (selected by RADARTS members at the FrancoFête en Acadie).
Country Music Shows Featuring Laurie LeBlanc
Nashville recording artist, Laurie LeBlanc will show you a good time! On stage, he delivers a contagious energy. Just like Celine Dion, Laurie LeBlanc started recording in French! But don’t be fooled by his Acadian accent, because Laurie is as comfortable singing in English as he is in French. Even though most of his original compositions are French lyrics, his melody will be enjoyed by everyone who loves country music. That’s what makes him unique! The Acadian cowboy is so versatile; he can do a complete show in English, in French, or bilingual. On stage, he’s surrounded by some of the best country musicians in Eastern Canada including NB Country Hall of Fame member, Ray Legere.
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Although most of his compositions come directly from his French Acadian roots, LeBlanc finally recorded one of his many English Country songs in 2013. “Stop Dreaming my Dear” was included in the compilation album Influences which was produced at one of Nashville’s finest studios, The Tracking Room. The album was awarded “Country recording of the Year” at the NB Music Awards in 2013.
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Don’t miss Laurie’s version of On the Other Hand made famous by country artist Randy Travis. Laurie also did a great job with his country version of Straight from the Heart made famous by Canadian artist Bryan Adams.
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