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Saskatchewan’s Blake Berglund

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July 12, 2018 at 9:58 am - Home, Canadian Coast 2 Coast
By Cal Gratton

Canadian Coast To Coast is presented by Melody Motors in Melfort.

My Special Guest is Blake Berglund.

Blake Berglund’s fresh style of country music is unpredictable, intelligent and genuine. His grassroots approach, strengthened by the selling of over 11,000 albums door-to-door, has lead to the release of his newest single “Moose Mountain” to Canadian radio. Raised in the Moose Mountains deep in Saskatchewan’s south east corner, Berglund took his early childhood responsibilities of tending to 200 head of horses as the education needed to base his music career around hard work and cultivating relationships.

Berglund independently released his fifth full-length album, Realms, in September 2017. BEATROUTE Magazine called it “the most ambitious Canadian country record of 2017 and should certainly be regarded as one of the best.”The progressive concept album touches on non-prevalent themes and is executed through an intelligent lyric and instrumentation that honour country music traditionalisms. His strength as a writer is balanced with his wit as a performer; garnering a reputation for extended monologues and outrageous anecdotes preluding songs.

Berglund is nominated for Country Artist of the Year at the upcoming Western Canadian Music Awards alongside mainstream heavy-weights, Brett Kissel, Jess Moskaluke, The Road Hammers and The Dungarees. Berglund recently provided support for Colter Wall’s North American Tour as well as for Dwight Yoakam, Tyler Childers, The Dead South and Jason Eady and is booked at this year’s Tumbleweed Festival in Kansas City, KS alongside Ray Wylie Hubbard, Marty Stuart, Shooter Jennings, Robert Earl Keen and Cody Johnson. He is currently on tour in The United States and Canada.

It’s great that I caught up to Blake today. He’ll tell us about the album, the single, the WCMA nomination and lots more.

1pm MT on 105 CJVR.

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