Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018
Canada Country music star Hendricks releases new song
By Tanya Cruz, ACMA
lberta Country Music Awards (ACMA) nominee Karac Hendriks is thrilled to release his latest single “This Road is Mine.” Produced by JUNO and CCMA award-winning producer, songwriter and session musician Mike Little (George Canyon, Serena Ryder, Corb Lund), the track is the first taste of what Hendriks has in store for 2018, with a sophomore album of the same name to be released for download and streaming on March 2, 2018.
“This Road Is Mine” is the fourth to hit radio, following “Thinking About You”, the first single off his upcoming album, which also led to a Western Canada radio tour last summer. Other tracks to hit airwaves include “(Blame It On My) Youth” and “Can’t Help Loving You” which hit #10 all-genre Most Active Indie in Canada on the Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS). Hendriks’ new release comes ahead of his ACMA performance on January 28 in Red Deer, AB where he is also nominated for Male Artist and Song of the Year for “Thinking About You.”
Often compared to country greats
like Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban in both talent and
on-stage charisma, Hendriks has
previously performed at the Grey Cup Festival, the Big Valley
Jamboree and the 2012 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games.
Prior to launching his own solo career in 2016, Hendriks worked
as a supporting musician where he got to tour with some of
Canada’s top country talent including
Adam Gregory and
Sean Hogan. Now with a new
single in tow, Hendriks will also be embarking on an Eastern
Canada radio tour starting in February 2018, hitting country
music stations in Halifax, Fredericton, Saint John, Ottawa,
Kingston, Toronto and more.
It also features outstanding
instrumental performances from an all-star lineup including
Justin Kudding, and
Matt McKay (drummer, bassist and guitarist for Canadian
Brett Kissel), as well as
Russell Broom (former guitarist for Jann Arden) alongside
Road Hammer Chris Byrne and Calgary-based artist
Candace Lacina who provided harmony vocals.
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But with a lifelong dream of becoming a solo artist, Hendriks finally said goodbye to his supporting role in 2016. He soon kicked off his solo career in a big way, debuting a self titled album which spawned two radio singles including “(Blame It on My) Youth” and “Can’t Help Loving You,” also garnering him a ACMA nomination for Album of the Year.
Hendriks was among 2017’s Top 12 Artists in Project WILD, a professional development program that works to educate, promote, develop and launch the careers of some of Alberta’s up-and-coming country and roots artists. He’s also been featured in the Alberta Motor Association’s “Just A Card” campaign, which promotes the benefits of membership to young families. Karac’s “Just A Card” video was featured prominently at the Country Thunder Music Festival in Calgary, Alberta.
With a sophmore album released in
2018, Hendriks looks forward to performing on stages across
Canada and taking over country music airwaves with his new
single “This Road Is Mine.”