Official website of country singer-songwriter Ben Hudson

Dani Strong "Time To Breathe" Album Release Party 

Having Dani Strong's album release party for "Time To Breathe" in The Maverick's Music Hall in Barrie was a match made in HonkyTonk Heaven. The soaring ceilings and brilliantly lit stage matched the powerful vocals and energetic performance put on by Dani and her band with seemingly bottomless amounts of talent. The iTunes Charts seemed to agree as her album went to #1 in Canadian Country on its release date. The only thing bigger than her vocal range might be her heart. Dani donated the proceeds of the event to a local charity Redwood Park Communities raising over $5000! I was incredibly honoured to be a supporting act for her release along with Toronto based band Torero. Tour Bus Entertainment, Canadian Beats and Nailhead Rocktography were all in attendance to cover the magical night. 

CMAO showcase Sept 9 at the Bull and Barrel for CCMA week!  

 
Its an honour to be part of this talented lineup for the CMAO showcase during the CCMA Award weekend in London, Ontario. Brooklyn Roebuck, Heather Ballantine and Meghan Patrick are all making a big statement in country music this year and I can't wait to join them for this showcase at The Bull and Barrel September 9.  

1 More Day Til CMT Music Fest! 

We're gearing up for our biggest show to date tomorrow at Bingemans in Kitchener! With our country heroes like Eric Church and Zac Brown headlining the event, we are beyond honoured and excited to be included in the lineup. We hit the stage Friday July 8th at 5:15PM. For last minute tickets head to cmtmusicfest.com!

CMAO Awards 2016! 

It was all a dream! Brooke and I got all dressed up for our first CMAO Awards experience and what a time it was! Congratulations to all the winners of last nights awards. So many hardworking well deserved artists were recognized for the hard work and sacrifices they make throughout the year for their love of country music. A big congratulations to my good friend and Uxbridge neighbour Leah Daniels for winning Female Artist of the Year! Well deserved. Leah along with Ontario's top country artists brought down the house at the Flato Markham Theatre, highlighted by Jessica Mitchell's performance of her new song "Workin on Whiskey," which received a standing ovation! There could be no better host for the occasion than Jason McCoy who kept everyone in stitches all night. The after party is a chance to meet a lot of the people responsible for keeping country music at the top in Ontario. Here's a few pictures from the night. 

CMAO New Faces Showcase 

The 2016 CMAO r2i conference has been an incredible learning experience so far! Saturday and Sunday were filled with informative panels from industry pros on everything from songwriting, marketing, social networking and everything else in between. Sunday night we were honoured to be a part of the "New Faces Showcase" but on top of that we won the opportunity to perform at the CMT Music Fest on July 8th!! It's already been an incredible weekend and tomorrow is the 2016 CMAO Awards where I will be co-presenting with Jason Barry The Album of the Year Award! 

CMT Canada Fresh Face January 2016! 


What an honour! CMT Canada has just let me know I will be the "fresh face" for the month of January. I couldn't think of a better start to the new year. We have been working hard and having even more fun in the studio in our efforts to get ready for the release of my EP in February. We have been working with some incredible musicians who are bringing the tracks to life in ways I never would have imagined and I am incredibly excited to share it with everyone in the coming weeks. Until then, head on over to cmt.ca and check out the video for my latest single "Wear and Tear" and all the latest on Canadian Country music. Thanks CMT!

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