I got a really cool compliment this weekend - someone wrote a country song just so they could be a part of Made in Alberta again. That was so cool to hear! I love his rootsy rock music as is, but the fact this guy went out of his way to write a whole other genre was amazing! It made my heart grow three times bigger! Haha! 

Made in Alberta was tough to get into - I have told people this - when I started doing it, I had no idea what I was doing, who any of these people were, and it frustrated me to the point of almost pulling the plug on it, but man, am I glad I pushed through. 

This isn't a post about "Oh look what I've done..." or a "look how many people I can talk to..." this is a post to spotlight how much talent and the quality of talent we have in and from Alberta.

Being a smaller market radio station we are able to support local music, and 99.7 Sun Country and myself (in general and on Made in Alberta),we love being able to be a platform for local talent.

Here is a list of over 100 musicians, bands and industry professionals we have been fortunate to be able to feature on Made in Alberta since I started 19 months ago:

The Denim Daddies
El Niven and the Alibi
Mariel Buckley
Adam Gregory
Joe Nolan
Paul Brandt
Shane Harluck
Leeroy Stagger
Aaron Pollock
Mariya Stokes
Jana McDonald

Devin Cooper
Robert Gosse
Renegade Station
Alecia Aichelle
Matt Blais
McKenzie Porter
Mikaila Cooper
Lyndsay Butler
The Dirt Rich Band
Backroad Traveller Band
Sean Gristwood
Tenille Townes
Sean Ryan Morton
Kyle Dunn (he's Ontario I know, but Aaron Pollock helped create songs in his basement)
Ginelle James
Maddison Krebs
Justine Vandegrift
Tanya Ryan
Robins Avenue
Mark Parsons
Grant Kanigan
Blake Reid
Wes Mack
Dallas Clifford
Robert Rooke
Leaving Thomas
Cale Michael
Nice Horse
JJ Shiplett
Mitch Jay
Brad Saunders
Gregg Bolger
Tim Isberg
Drew Gregory
Mike Sands
Mike Cann
Weston Blatz
Megan Dawson
Greg Albright
Connor James
Maren Ord
Mitch Belot
Jake Mathews
Mark Times
Miranda Joelle
David Bradford
Steve Pointmeier
Julian Austin
Kim Thompson
CJ Boh
Devin Cooper
Kat Zel
Kevin Knopf
Grady Brown
Clint Baker
Johnny Gasperic
Josh Gwilliam
Cole Malone
Cody Hall
Craig Carswell
Cole Bradley
Karac Hendricks
Steve Newsome
Justin Hogg
Chris LeBlanc
Dustyn Fink
Lindsay Ell
Lauren Mayell
The Orchard
Foxx Worthee
Jordan Shingoose
Austin Warren
Spencer Stevens
Chance Tomke
Aaron Goodvin
Mandy McMillan
Ella Hart
Shaela Miller
Wine Soaked Preachers
Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion w/ Greg Carroll
The Prairie States
Brian Ferrell
Gord Bamford
Hometown Stereos
As High As We Go
Donny Lee
Liz (Elizabeth Christiansen)
Anna Lewis
Brett Kissel
Justin Ament
Katavello Entertainment
Ben Chase
Brandon Lorenzo
Ryan Lindsay
Chillbilly (Garrett Gregory)
Troy Kokol
George Canyon
Clayton Bellamy
Dan Davidson
Markus Sommer
Michela Sheedy
Calgary Country (Emily Holloway)
Brenda Dirk
Olivia Rose
Julianna Laine
Jamie Woodfin
Ryan Langios
Trevor Panczak
Andrea Nixon
Ray Banman
Eloise Cosgrove
The Dungarees
Brad Sims
Mark Parsons
The Tradesmen
The Roadhammers
Emerson Drive
Bobby Wills
Michaela Clarke
The Dervina Harvey Band
Connor James
Stephanie Bakker
Kevin Wallace

Thank you for supporting Alberta talent and to the talent who have come onto the program - whether it was with an interview or us being able to play your song - thank you for making Made in Alberta the most amazing program to be a part of! and for inspiring me every day to make you sound like the superstars you are!

The list keeps growing and I have features with new music, new industry professionals and much more coming your way every weekend - 9am Saturday and 3pm Sunday.

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