BIOGRAPHY

Heading into what is already proving to be a busy 2019, Justin Hogg is thrilled to release his brand new single “Just Drive”. The Alberta native from the small town of Morinville is piggy-backing on the success of his debut single, “Smoke Signals”, and his follow up Kiss You Instead”, both of which received nation-wide radio airplay for Justin, introducing him to listeners across Canada.  For this new single (co-written by James Murdoch of The Dungarees), Justin 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, Adam Gregory and Charlie Major 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 two singles already set to go in 2019, it’s full steam ahead for Justin Hogg!


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS

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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 - Performed in the Alberta Country Music Showcase

at the Canadian Country Music Awards industry conference

2018 - Over 75 live performances in 2018 in 3 different provinces


RECOGNITION

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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)