Heading into what is already proving to be a busy 2019, Justin Hogg is thrilled to release his brand new single “Suntans & Beer Cans”. The Alberta native from the small town of Morinville is piggy-backing on the success of his three earlier singles, all of which received nation-wide radio airplay for Justin, introducing him to listeners across Canada. With each release building off of the previous, his last single “Just Drive” has proven his most successful to date reaching chart status. For this new single (written solely by Justin), he again partnered with Johnny Gasparic at the CCMA award-winning MCC Recording Studios in Calgary.
Having journeyed through various musical styles over the years from rock to acoustic indie, Justin has truly found his roots in the country music scene. Drawing on influences like Keith Urban and Hunter Hayes, his style is a blend of country, rock, and pop music with his own twist of originality. His style and talent resulted in over 75 performances and two CCMA showcases in 2018, including proudly representing Alberta as part of the ACMA contingent in Hamilton. Additionally, Justin earned a coveted spot in the line up at the 2018 ACMA “Fanfest” event held during the ACMA Awards weekend, building off of his 2017 nod from the Alberta Country Music Awards, for “Smoke Signals” for song of the year.
Justin’s adaptable style translates well across multiple venue styles, from small intimate stages to larger festival stages, and his boyish charm and good nature allows him to connect effortlessly with his audience. Having been offered opening slots for Brett Kissel, High Valley, George Canyon, Jess Moskaluke, Aaron Pritchett, Emerson Drive, and Dan Davidson among others, Justin takes every opportunity to learn from the experience of artists that have paved the way for others in Canadian Country Music. With perseverance, planning and motivation at the core, it’s full steam ahead for Justin Hogg!
2013 - Opened for Charlie Major at Morinville Community Centre
2014 - Performed on set taping of CMT’s, “Moms a Medium” opening for
Brett Kissel at Cook County Saloon in Edmonton, AB.
2015 - Opened for High Valley in St. Albert, AB
2016 - Opened for George Canyon in Whitecourt, AB
2017 - Performed at True North Emerging Artist Showcase
2017/2018 - Performed in the “Diamonds in the Rough” showcase
at the Canadian Country Music Awards industry conference
2017/2018/2019 - Performed in the ACMA Showcase at the CCCMA industry conference
2018 - Over 75 live performances in 2018 in 3 different provinces
2019 - Sold out show in Morinville at Coach’s Corner Sports Bar with over 100 tickets sold ( $2360 of ticket sales)
2019 - Single, “Just Drive” Top 100 on the Trax Report, peaking at #94
2019 - Opening slot for Jess Moskaluke, and Aaron Pritchett at the St. Albert Rainmaker Rodeo (50 out of 50 tickets sold - $2000 of ticket sales)
2019 - Opening slot for Dan Davidson and Emerson Drive at the Centerfield Music Festival in St. Paul, AB
2019 - Opener for Emerson Drive at the River Cree Resort and Casino in Edmonton, AB (Approximately $2300 of ticket sales)
2016 - Global Country Star Search overall winner
2017 - Top 10 ACMA nominee for Male Artist of the Year (2016 ACMA Awards)
2017 - NACMAI International Cowriter of the Year
(with David Hogg)
2017 - NACMAI International Instrumentalist Duo of the Year
(with Brad Durand)
2017 - NACMAI International Most Promising Songwriter of the Year
2017 - NACMAI International Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year
2017 - NACMAI International Most Promising Male Entertainer of the Year
2017 - Debut single “Smoke Signals” announced as official nominee for ACMA Song of the Year at the 2018 ACMA Awards
2018 - Top 5 ACMA Nominee for Songwriter of the Year (2017 ACMA Awards)