High Valley | Kingston Grand Theatre

High Valley

Jun 30th, 2014 - 5:58PM /
Kat Evans
kevans [at] cityofkingston.ca

Raised in the small, remote town of Blumenort, Alberta, brothers Brad and Curtis Rempel, have been playing Country music for as long as they can remember. In recent years, High Valley has become a hit in the Nashville music industry opening for Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, LeAnn Rimes, Reba McEntire, and Canada’s own Shania Twain.

The music runs deep in the Rempel brothers. Brad co-wrote 10 of the 11 songs on their latest album and Curtis brings his mandolin into the mix. For their latest album, High Valley enlisted Canadian Phil O’Donnell and songwriter Jeremy Spillman to produce. Some of the songs were written at Phil’s ranch, 75 miles west of Nashville, a perfect match for High Valley’s authentically rural sound and faith-based lyrics. Raised in an isolated, unincorporated community of 2,000 in northern Alberta, their harmonies form the base of nearly everything they do. “We had a blast being creative and making our own entertainment,” Brad has said of their childhood and that energy and practice show on the stage.

It’s no surprise that the awards and nominations are starting to pile up. In 2011 alone, the band won five GMA Canada Covenant Awards including Artist of the Year and Group of the Year. 2012 saw the release of High Valley’s third studio album, Love Is a Long Road and their first Juno nomination for Country Album of the Year and another three GMA Canada Covenant Awards including Country/Bluegrass Song of the Year “Have I Told You I Love You Lately.”

Join High Valley at the Grand on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 for what is sure to be a family-friendly performance of toe-tapping beats and compelling lyrics.