w/ Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter
Hosted by Kim Cyr
Presented by NOW and THEN Magazine
''Break My Heart''
Music's Journey Podcast INTERVIEW #178 w/ Award-Winner Singer/Songwriter Mariya Stokes Heading To Cavendish Beach Music Festival July 7th!
The countdown has begun…
PEI’s epic country music festival, Cavendish Beach Music Festival takes place from July 7-9, presented by Bell. Making a triumphant return, the festival is back with main stage headliners Luke Combs on Thursday, July 7th (sold out), Darius Rucker on Friday, July 8th, and Dustin Lynch on Saturday, July 9th.
Rounding out the main stage line-up includes CMA Award-winner Raquel Cole and Tyler Joe Miller, amongst many other amazing performers.
For Tickets and More Information, Click HERE
The Colliding Tides Kitchen Stage will also kick off on Thursday, July 7th, and run until Saturday, July 9th, including an incredible array of talents such as multiple CCMA Award-nominated and CMAB award-winners Nice Horse, multiple CMAB award-winner Mariya Stokes, and multi-award-nominated Chris Ryan.
Two-time award-winner of the Canadian Country Music Association Festival / Event of the Year and nominee for the East Coast Music Association Festival / Event of the Year, Cavendish Beach Music Festival has quickly grown to become Atlantic Canada's largest multi-day outdoor music festival. Located in the picturesque coastal resort community of Cavendish, P.E.I, Cavendish is turned into the hottest, most star-studded spot in the region every July, attracting over 60,000 country music fans each year. Past festival performers have included Eric Church, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Brett Eldredge, Lady Antebellum, and country legends Ricky Skaggs, Alabama, Reba, and pop sensation Shawn Mendes.
You can get your tickets at cavendishbeachmusic.com for tickets and information.
Growing up in Stavely, Alberta, an hour south of Calgary, Mariya Stokes spent time in her parents' small-town bar, and at eight years old, was sneaking in on Friday afternoons to sing with the local jam band. Now a seasoned performer, she has opened for Doc Walker, Lindsay Ell, and Jann Arden and was one of three artists selected to work with 19-time CCMA winner Terri Clark at National Music Centre's RBC Master in Residence program in 2019. In addition, Stokes' was the 2019 runner-up in Project WILD, a country-focused artist development program run by WILD 95.3 FM (Calgary) and Alberta Music. In 2021, she graced festival stages, including Nashville North at the Calgary Stampede, and Elk Valley Pride in Fernie, BC, and was a featured artist in Breakout West's "Back To Live" showcase.
Her small-town, community-minded values have followed her to the big city: Stokes was a 2020 Artist in Residence at the Women's Centre of Calgary. A past volunteer at the Calgary Drop-In and Rehab Centre, she worked on two charity records and independently organized numerous coat drives for the organization. In addition, she is a member of the 2022 CCMA Host Committee, taking part in planning the Canadian Country Music Association's upcoming awards week in Calgary in September.
Focusing heavily on songwriting, Stokes has had songs recorded by artists in multiple genres, including CCMA nominees Leaving Thomas, alt-pop singer Celia Palli, country-rocker Devin Cooper, and pop singer Hayden McHugh.
"I'm a songwriter first." Stokes says, "My songs are rooted in country storytelling, but I'm not afraid to bend outside the genre if it feels right. My sound changes drastically with each release because I'm constantly evolving, and I like to surprise my fans and keep them excited for what could be coming next. We're hitting the road again in 2022 - I can't wait to see everyone and share my upcoming record with you."
''Mariya Stokes is an extraordinary talented singer-songwriter that drips in confidence and empowerment with her music,'' says Kim Cyr, Editor in Chief for NOW and THEN Magazine, radio host, and host of the International Music's Journey Show. ''Í don't believe that Mariya even knows just how talented she really is. It is going to be a pleasure to watch this artist continue to grow and hone her craft as a singer-songwriter. Stokes continues to impress and deliver songs about moving through the unpredictability of life, love, and finding yourself on the other side of tough times.'' To hear my interview and music by Mariya Stokes, click on the link below.
Break My Heart
Mariya Stokes - Rebound (Lyric Video)
Mariya Stokes - Hands on My Body (Official Audio)
Follow Mariya Stokes