Canada’s Walk of Fame Names Allan Slaight Honour Recipient
Canada’s Walk of Fame has announced that JUNO Award-winning singer-songwriter Brett Kissel will receive the 2016 Allan Slaight Honour. Recognizing young, inspirational Canadian music artists who have achieved international success, Kissel will be presented with this honour during Canada’s Walk of Fame Celebration Events on Thursday, October 6 at Toronto’s Allstream Centre, kicking-off with star-studded red carpet arrivals beginning at 4pm ET.
“At only 26, Brett has solidified his place in country music,” says Melanie Hurley, Canada’s Walk of Fame CEO. “His strong work ethic, enthusiasm and determination is unparalleled and we are proud to recognize him with this honour.”
Brett Kissel, the proud ranch kid from Flat Lake, Alberta, has a list of accolades a country mile long, including a JUNO Award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year, which marked the first time a country singer won the award in almost 20 years, as well as a tractor bucket full of Canadian Country Music Association Awards and nominations. He toured with Brad Paisley, performed on the sacred stage at the Grand Ole Opry and is the first Canadian to ever open shows for global mega star Garth Brooks, which surely solidified his place in the national and international music industry. But it’s not the awards or accolades that mean most to Kissel – it’s the music, the stage and the fans.
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