Brett Kissel to Perform at Toronto Argonauts Home Opener

WHO: Brett Kissel, 2014 Juno-Award winner for Breakthrough Artist of the Year

WHEN: Saturday, July 5; 3:00 PM kick-off

WHERE: Rogers Centre in Toronto. For tickets:

WHAT: Halftime performance in association with Boots and Hearts festival, at the Toronto Argonauts’ season opener against the reigning Grey Cup champion Saskatchewan Roughriders


Brett Kissel is THE Canadian country music story of the past year. The Flat Lake native overcame the odds of making it out of small town Alberta to sign a major label recording contract as well as finding a home with the same management company that helped guide the career of Garth Brooks. Following the release of his major label debut album Started With A Song, Brett became the first country artist to be awarded with the JUNO for Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 17 years.  His singles “Started With A Song” and “3-2-1” were both Top 3 radio hits, while both videos reached No. 1 on CMT’s Chevrolet Top 20 Countdown earlier this month.  Brett will open for one of the world’s biggest names in country music, Brad Paisley, on a 14-date cross-Canada tour starting in October.


Boots and Hearts is an annual country music festival event run by Republic Live taking place at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario from July 31st – August 3rd, 2014 with headliners Toby Keith, Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton confirmed to perform, along with Hunter Hayes, Lee Brice, Paul Brandt, Gord Bamford, The Road Hammers, Tim Hicks, Dallas Smith, Neal McCoy, Tyler Farr, Danielle Bradbery, Deric Ruttan, Brett Kissel, Sawyer Brown, Dan + Shay, David Lee Murphy, Chris Stapleton, Sam Hunt, Natalie Stovall and The Drive, Jess Moskaluke, Jordan McIntosh and The Reklaws with more artist announcements to come.  Boots and Hearts features 3 stages, BOOMTOWN Entertainment area, Sports and Outdoor Zone, midway, market stalls, food vendors and much more. Children under 12 years of age receive free admission.  For more information visit


The Toronto Argonauts are North America’s oldest professional football club, celebrating their 141st anniversary in 2014. As Toronto’s #1 community team through player involvement and community programs, the Toronto Argonauts, a member of the Canadian Football League (CFL), have 16 Grey Cup championships to their credit. For 2014 season ticket and group sales packages, please contact the sales team at (416) 341-ARGO. For more information on the Toronto Argonauts Football Club, please visit

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