Chris LeBlanc
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Chris LeBlanc

Calgary, Alberta, Canada | SELF

Calgary, Alberta, Canada | SELF
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Chris LeBlanc was chosen by Mr. Damron and associates to be the recipient of the Dick Damron Award - an award presented to new talent in country music, an artist that demonstrates not only a traditional style but one who has true gentleman qualities, an air about him that reminds you of the younger Dick Damron.

The award was given to Chris during a Tribute Concert for Dick Damron, held in Calgary, Alberta on October 3, 2009 at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino. Other performers at the event included Charley Pride, George Hamilton IV, Ronnie Prophet, Carroll Baker, Gary Fjellgaard, The Good Brothers, Michelle Wright, Joan Kennedy, Glory Anne Carriere, Julian Austin, Patricia Conroy and Beverley Mahood.

Chris was honoured to receive this prestigious award which came with a $ 5000 cheque, and the opportunity to perform with Mr. Damron and one of his hit tunes, "The Legend and the Legacy".

A magical night for all, one that Chris LeBlanc will not soon forget. - ESP Entertainment


Chris LeBlanc, and his song titled, "And Then Some" was selected by INIRA (International Network of Independent Recording Artists)for inclusion on their compilation CD 4 The Troops to be released on Remembrance Day. The initiative is to raise funds for all soldiers NATO and will be sold around the globe. - ESP Entertainment


CHRIS LeBLANC
Too Much nothin'
Kickin’ Music - KMP-I
(Produced by) Steve Lamm .
(12 Selections - Playing Time 43:42)
Two Lane Road / Clean Break / Too Much
Nothin' / And Then Some/ Radio/ What You
Mean To Me / Arrest Me / Pabst Blue
Ribbon / Set My Heart on Fire / Nowhere /
l'd Still Be Lost Without You / You Inspire Me

Calgary-based Chris LeBlanc makes his debut with Too Much Nothin' He delivers the material here with a strong voice, sounding not unlike George Canyon, but missing some of the passion that is needed to take these tunes to more than album cut' level. LeBlanc utilized Nashville producer Steve Lamm (no previous credits) to put this album together, and he attracted songs from some of Nashville's top tunesmiths (Brett
James, Vince Melamed, Karyn Rochelle,
etc.); but they didn't serve up their top- drawer songs for this project (those are always saved for Nashville's hit-making stars).
Still, Chris LeBlanc does create some interest with the material. Tunes like the bouncy title track Too Much ‘; the message songs And Then some and Radio and the wanderlust. Folksy number Nowhere, all come off as the strongest of the bunch.
The song You Inspire Me, sounds as though it came right out of the Paul Brandt songbook (both lyrically and vocally), but it didn't.
Chris LeBlanc also shows some talent as a songwriter penning two of the more energized, up-tempo items on the album in Set My Heart On Fire and Arrest Me.
Too Much Nothin’, is a good start, , , but perhaps a lesson can be learned here. If these are the best songs a new artist can attract for a Nashville produced session there is really no need to go that route. , .material and production expertise just as strong is available right here in our backyard,

For info/copies visit:
www.chrisleblanc.ca
- Country Music News


Discography

Too Much Nothin' - Full 12 song production CD

Two Lane Road - 1st single released to Canadian radio - May- 2008

And Then Some - 2nd single released to Canadian radio - January- 2009

Set My Heart On Fire - 3rd single released to Canadian Radio March 2010

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For Chris LeBlanc, it’s all about the music. It started with his first band practice when he was 3 years old in his hometown of Shediac, New Brunswick. Music was in the family, so there was no doubt that young Chris was destined for stardom.

Fast-forward a few years to 2007 in Calgary, Alberta when Chris released his debut album “Too Much Nothin’.” Shortly after, he won the 2008 Country 105/Lammles Rising Star, was nominated for Country Recording of the Year at the 2009 East Coast Music Awards, and was presented with the Dick Damron Award at the Dick Damron Tribute Show.

With his electric bass or guitar in hand, Chris LeBlanc always puts on an electrifying live show. He's had the pleasure of sharing the stage with many great Canadian and U.S. artists ranging from Julian Austin to Charlie Pride.

It doesn’t stop there! Chris recently got together with award-winning singer, songwriter, producer and friend Steve Fox to begin working on his sophomore album. They wrote five incredible songs together, one of which was pitched and is currently being considered by super-group Rascal Flatts. (Come on boys, record that song!) Upon returning home from Nashville in October, Chris had finished recording six fresh new songs all produced by Steve.

Early 2012 will see the release of Chris LeBlanc's new album. His smooth, deep vocals and unique styling will instantly captivate you. Chris' baritone voice is often compared to that of Paul Brandt, George Canyon, Chris Young and Josh Turner. You'll be itching to hear more!