Over this past weekend, Brome Lake welcomed some of New Country’s most talented artists with the first ever New Country Brome Festival held at the Brome Fair grounds. With a line-up that included the likes of Paul Brandt, the most awarded male Canadian artist in history, Chase Rice, Tebey, Meghan Patrick, and many more, the festival provided a variety of different New Country melodies for everyone to enjoy. The Record was invited to attend the festival over the weekend and we got to speak to Pierre Poulin, co-producer of the New Country Festival alongside his partner Shantal Bourbelais, about their decision to put the festival together and why they chose Brome as the place to be. The idea to put together a New Country music festival emerged around three years ago after attending an event celebrating the 375th anniversary of Montreal. “We went to see a country show in Montreal for its 375th birthday. It got us thinking about it and we decided to do a New Country festival. We want to start this event at a higher level. We want to start at the right place.” Most importantly, “we want to stick with New Country.” See full story in the July 30 edition of the Brome County News.
Taylor McClure, Special to Brome County News