An exciting night of Country Music featuring Dallas Smith and Dean Brody on the Friends Don’t Let Friends Tour Alone Tour with special guests The Reklaws opened Caesars Windsor’s 7th Annual Concerts For A Cure series on Friday, October 4.
The Colosseum was packed for an epic concert featuring two of Canada’s most iconic Country Music artists in Dean Brody and Dallas Smith. The pair currently on tour and performing together at the same time for the fist time ever both hold multiple JUNO Awards and a plethora of CCMA Awards.
New music from both artists was released as the pair just before they headed into the summer festival season and tour, with Smith’s EP “The Fall” including his chart topping singles, “Rhinestone World” and “Drop”; and Brody dropped a brand new single back in March, titled “Whiskey in a Teacup”, followed his new EP “Black Sheep” in April.
Smith’s knack for chart topping singles has him credited as the first and only Canadian Country Artist in the Nielson BDS era to have four consecutive #1 singles from the same album, and eight in total, surpassing Shania Twain on both fronts. Brody’s compelling songwriting abilities have also led to record-breaking stats, such as the title and award for #1 selling Canadian country digital track of all-time titled “Bring Down The House”, while showcasing his unparalleled ability to bring storytelling to the forefront of country music.
Fans in Windsor were blown away by the pairing of these two award-winning artists, through the course of an immersive, co-headlined show.
For more about Dallas Smith visit https://www.dallassmithmusic.com
For more about Dean Brody visit http://www.deanbrody.com
Joining Smith and Brody on the tour and opening the show at Caesars Windsor were the Reklaws, the Canadian Country Music brother-sister duo of Jenna and Stuart Walker from Cambridge, ON. The Reklaws burst on to the scene as a 2013 CCMA Discovery Program Artist. Growing up on a working farm has shaped them in many ways, and taught them to understand the true meaning and appreciation behind country music.
For more about The Reklaws visit http://www.thereklaws.com
Last Tuesday (Oct 1) Caesars Windsor announced that the Windsor Cancer Research Group will be one of two beneficiaries for this year’s Concerts For A Cure campaign. In addition, during the announcement Tim Trombley, Caesars Windsor Director of Entertainment, told Eyes On Windsor that this Dallas Smith and Dean Brody concert was one of the shows he was looking forward to most.
Since 2013, Caesars Windsor Cares’ Concerts For A Cure has donated $1 from every October and November Colosseum ticket sale to local non-profit cancer-related organizations whose primary goal is to raise awareness or provide support to individuals undergoing treatment. The campaign has raised over $140,000 for Windsor Cancer Research Group, Canadian Cancer Society Windsor-Essex, Hospice of Windsor-Essex, Pajama Angels, Transition to Betterness and In Honour of the Ones We Love.
The 2019 Concert for A Cure Series continues tonight featuring the return of The Australian Pink Floyd Show (Oct 6).
Additional concerts in the series include Million Dollar Quartet (Oct 10), Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X – All Ages (Oct 17), The Chieftains & Glass Tiger (Oct 18), Daughtry (Oct 24), Jim Gaffigan (Nov 3), Walk off the Earth with special guest, fast rising local pop singer Christie Palace (Christie Palazzolo) opening the all ages concert (Nov 7), Logic – Ages 16+ (Nov 10), City and Colour (Nov 20), Charlie Brown Christmas – All Ages (Nov 23) and We Will Rock You – All Ages (Nov 29 & 30).
For more information or to purchase tickets please visit the Caesars Windsor Box Office or online go to https://www.caesars.com/caesars-windsor/shows
Photos by Maureen Stewart
Maureen Stewart is one half of a photography team she operates with her husband Kirk Harris. They are know for their fresh prospective on photography and client relations. They work seamlessly with each other knowing what each expects of the other which makes them the ultimate team. In addition to photographing live events they are also available for your wedding, engagement, newborn, and family portrait sessions. You can find out more about their services on the K & M Photography website and follow them on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.