Tristan Horncastle, Artist of the Week
Runs Aug. 1-5th.
Born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Tristan’s musical expedition started at the early age of six when he would sing solos at his local Church on Sundays and started to play guitar at the age of 11.
Growing up in a small community Tristan’s life, personal experiences and strong family values would inevitably find themselves embedded in some of his song writing.
Tristan has grown up with the musical influences and aspirations of one day following in the footsteps of his idols Alan Jackson, Waylon Jennings and Brooks and Dunn.
Tristan Horncastle (born March 23, 1986) is a Canadian country music singer-songwriter. Horncastle signed to Royalty Records in November 2013. His first single for the label, “A Little Bit of Alright”, was released in January 2014. It peaked at number 34 on the Billboard Canada Country chart. Horncastle’s debut album, A Little Bit of Alright, was released via Royalty on May 27, 2014 and distributed by Sony Music Canada.
When you hear a Tristan Horncastle song, whether it’s the Friday night anthem “She Brings The Beer” or the yearning “You Want,” you’re hearing his life. With the Canadian radio success of his Top 5 selling debut album A Little Bit Of Alright having established Horncastle as an undeniable breakout artist, he’s eager to share more of his life on his brand new single, “Drinkin’ Girl,” coming out on October 19th, 2015, which is just a taste of his next album, Turnin’ Up A Sundown, due out in February 2016.
Recorded at Nashville’s fabled Sound Stage Studio with producers Julian King (Tim McGraw, Faith Hill) and Bart Butler, Turnin’ Up A Sundown features eight solid cuts laid down with some of Music City’s top musicians, including the title track written by Jason Blaine.
Since releasing his first EP in 2011, the Fredericton, New Brunswick native has shared stages with the likes of Travis Tritt, Dean Brody, Joe Diffie and Leann Rimes. Horncastle’s hard work and dedication culminated in 2015 with a nomination in the Canadian Country Music Association Awards’ Rising Star category and Canadian Radio Music Award nomination for Best New Group of Solo Artist in the Country category and most recently 3 Wins at Prix Music NB Awards for Album of the Year, Country Artist of the Year and Fans’ Choice.
Along with that recognition, Tristan Horncastle’s honest songwriting and down-to-earth personality has him poised to make an indelible mark on the country music scene.
He’s the real deal. He is positive, fun, and sings it with a million watt smile..