With the support of FACTOR and the radio broadcasters of Canada the Western Association of Broadcasters is excited to announce the Hunter Brothers as our feature entertainment at our prestigious Gold Medal Awards Gala on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
Luke, J.J., Ty, Brock and Dusty -- a.k.a. The Hunter Brothers -- are the epitome of Canadiana country. The five brothers from Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, grew up singing gospel with their family across Canada and the U.S., working on the family farm and playing hockey for the likes of the Kelowna Rockets to Edmonton Oilers.
After taking a timeout from their various professions -- and on a break from seeding -- the brothers found themselves drawn to the singing that united them in their childhood. Having each played instruments, including piano and guitar, since pre-kindergarten, the boys brought their exceptional talents together and for the first time began to turn their hands to country music.
The Hunter Brothers' first single, "El Dorado" was created with the stellar production skills of Brad Rempel (High Valley), Grammy award-winning producer Seth Mosley and Michael & "X" O'Connor. Their follow up single, "Long Way to Love You", an upbeat track about long distance love, was a Top-40 radio hit late last year.
Since their explosive launch, the brothers have been performing live acoustic sets on radio stations and television spots, sharing their versatile harmonies and soulful sound across the country. They've also become known for their unparalleled ability to create song parody videos – with their most recent attempt, "The Tractor Got Stuck" gaining more than 1.5 million organic views on Facebook.
Their highly-anticipated debut album dropped in March 2017 and is a compilation of fun, light-hearted, uptempo tracks about love and small town life, inspired by the brothers’ life on the farm together. The inspiration for the single “Getaway” comes from ice-cold Canadian winters. “Born and Raised” highlights their passion for where they come from, while “Those Were The Nights” is reminiscent of memories that will last a lifetime.