William Prince Talks Unique Background, Winning a Juno Award, New Dave Cobb-Produced Album & More

William Prince Talks Unique Background, Winning a Juno Award, New Dave Cobb-Produced Album & More

Jim Casey talks with singer/songwriter William Prince about:

  • growing up on the Peguis reservation in Manitoba, Canada
  • the music he was exposed to on the reservation
  • being influenced by Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson
  • singing funeral hymns at this father’s church
  • traveling to events as part of his parents’ DJ service
  • pursuing music as a career after applying to medical school
  • embracing his baritone voice
  • releasing his debut album, Earthy Days, in 2015
  • winning the Juno Award for Best Contemporary Roots Album
  • connecting with producer Dave Cobb, who is helming his new album
  • visiting Nashville for the first time in 2018
  • what to expect from his new album
  • the re-release of his debut album in the U.S. on May 11 with a new version of his single, “Breathless,” produced by Dave Cobb
  • hitting the road this spring and summer

Participants:

  • William Prince
  • Jim Casey, NCD editor in chief

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson