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About Rudy
SO WHO IS RUDY BLAIR?  Tough question to answer and especially when I have to keep this short but let's try  anyway.  I've been in the Broadcasting Industry for almost 30 years in both Radio and Television.  23 of those years was with 680News as the Music & Entertainment Reporter.  During that time I've interviewed some of the biggest artists in music including Beyonce, Jay Z, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Lorde, Gordon Lightfoot, Tony Bennett and Tim McGraw to name a few.  I was there for many of these artists at the beginning of their careers and helped give them their first national interview spotlight including Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Michael Buble, Avril Lavigne and The Tenors.  I've estimated I've interviewed over 7,000 artist and that's a lot to remember.  I've covered several big events multiple times including The Grammy, Junos, Much Music Video Awards,The Canadian Screen Award and Canada's Walk Of Fame.  I've also been lucky winning several honours including 16 Radio-Television News Directors Association National and Regional Awards, The Harry Jerome Award, inducted into the Humber College Radio Broadcasting Hall Of Fame,The Vaughan Road Academy Hall of Fame and received an Honorary Degree from Humber College.  I've appeared on several televisions shows, reported for CityNews and had my own Rogers Television show, ON THE MIC WITH RUDY BLAIR where I not only interviewed many of the top music acts in the business but also new indie artists and helping them get exposure.  I could really keep going but there isn't room to put everything in on my career. What I can say is this website RUDY BLAIR ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA will be a continuation of everything I've done  in the past to help promote music acts of the future.  I'll also be interviewing and promoting upcoming events,chat with stars of the stage,movies,sports,politics and the every day person who has an interesting story.

In short, welcome to Rudy Blair Entertainment Media.


 
Updates
Click here to check out all my interviews and reviews: Rudy's Reviews.

Friday September 25th, 2020
(This Interview is also on YouTube   https://tinyurl.com/y2pv4njx    )
(This Interview is also on Soundcloud   https://tinyurl.com/y3v3taee    ) 


The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)  https://ccma.org    2020 CCMA Awards presented by TD will air on Global and stream live on the Global TV App this Sunday September 27 at 9pm E.T./P.T (The show will also broadcast on Corus radio stations Country 105 (Calgary), CISN Country 103.9 (Edmonton), and Country 104 (London/Woodstock). The big event will have a different look because of the COVID-19 pandemic  https://tinyurl.com/  as this year the CCMA’s will not only be virtual but also have two locations, Ontario and Nashville.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with CCMA President Tracy Martin and Executive Producer Claire Adams about this years broadcast, some surprises and firsts for the CCMA’s and who are the big nominees and performers including  Tenille Townes , Brett Kissel, The Reklaws, Dean Brody ,Dallas Smith  & Tim McGraw.
(2020 CCMA Awards | Sunday September 27 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3onGLXYifV0 )




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2020/09/intv-w-president-tracy-martin-and-executive-producer-claire-adams-on-the-2020-ccma-awards-on-global/


Thursday September 24th, 2020
(This Interview is also on YouTube   https://tinyurl.com/yxd7uznd  )
(This Interview is also on Soundcloud   https://tinyurl.com/yxwpgfxg   ) 


Canadian Country music superstar Tim Hicks  https://www.timhicksmusic.com  has accuracy had some great luck during the COVID-19 pandemic  https://tinyurl.com/ .   Not only has he released a new EP “Wreck This” but his single “No Truck Song” https://tinyurl.com/y6orkrn9   went number 1, another single “What A Song Should Do” https://tinyurl.com/y2ef2xv8  was just certified GOLD, received two nominated for the 2020 Canadian Country Music Association Awards (Songwriter of the Year & Video of the Year)  https://ccma.org/contact/  and also 4 nominations for the Country Music Association of Ontario  https://tinyurl.com/y5tu5kjs  .  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with Hicks about dealing with the pandemic, his nominations in the CCMAs and CMAO’s , his upcoming concerts, advice on dealing with the pandemic and the music behind his latest EP Wreck This including  the single No Truck Song






https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2020/09/intv-w-tim-hicks-on-his-ccma-2020-nominations-and-latest-ep-wreck-this-ft-the-single-no-truck-song/


Wednesday September 23rd, 2020
(This Interview is also on YouTube   https://tinyurl.com/y5t2bz7x    )
(This Interview is also on Soundcloud  https://tinyurl.com/y67lp3mk    ) 


Canadian Pop Country recording artist Nichole Rayy  https://nicolerayy.com   is releasing her new music video “Broken Boys”  https://tinyurl.com/yxtshk64  today (Wednesday September 23rd, 2020.   Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with this years  CMA Ontario’s Female Artist of the Year  https://cmaontario.ca   about  dealing with the  COVID-19 pandemic  https://tinyurl.com/  ,her thoughts on the discussion of racism, how she’s become an advocate for women empowerment as her single “All Woman” https://tinyurl.com/yy87eron  represents that, Her Facebook live talk show “All Woman Music”  https://tinyurl.com/y32qyevr  if she will be involved in future live performances, will she be involved with this Sundays  Canadian Country Music Awards https://ccma.org  and the story behind her latest single Broken Boys.






https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2020/09/intv-w-canadian-pop-country-singer-nichole-rayy-on-new-single-video-broken-boys/


Tuesday September 22nd, 2020
(This Interview is also on YouTube   https://tinyurl.com/y34epa6a    )
(This Interview is also on Soundcloud   https://tinyurl.com/y382zvcu    ) 


It’s billed as Canada’s largest drive-in concert experience  featuring some of the biggest rock acts from the great white north including Juno Award winners The Trews  http://www.thetrewsmusic.com and one of the most influential bands in music who are also celebrating their 20th anniversary ,Silverstein http://www.silversteinmusic.com kicking off this Friday September 25th, 2020 8th at The Ancaster Fairgrounds (630 Trinity Rd S, Jerseyville)  https://ancasterfair.ca .    Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with series founder Rian Malloch  https://twitter.com/burlyrianfrom Skyware Eyes Collaborative  https://www.facebook.com/skwareeyes/  on how to get tickets for the family music fun filled and social distancing concert series “Live At The Drive In “  https://www.atthedrivein.ca  . 


https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2020/09/intv-w-rian-malloch-on-live-at-the-drive-in-concert-series-ft-the-trews-silverstein/


Tuesday September 22nd, 2020
(This Interview is also on YouTube  https://tinyurl.com/y2vaad42   )
(This Interview is also on Soundcloud   https://tinyurl.com/y2o2j9jt   ) 


There’s a new music initiative showcasing top artists and emerging performers through interactive programming that includes exclusive content, socially distanced fan experiences and live events with the partnership between  SCENE(Cineplex) https://www.scene.ca/en-ca/  , Universal Music Canada  http://www.umusic.ca  and The Rec Room Toronto  https://tinyurl.com/y3bk7kkn  .  It launched recently with the Juno award winning group The Beaches as the programs 1st performers.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with Susan LeBlanc ( Senior Manager, Acquisition & Brand Marketing, SCENE at Cineplex) about this new music experience  SCENE Music  https://tinyurl.com/y6sajzl2  and what future performances fans can expect.
(The Beaches – Late Show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRmq-LnhE2Q )




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2020/09/intv-w-susan-leblanc-senior-manager-scene-at-cineplex-on-collab-w-universal-music-canada-scene-music/


Monday September 21, 2020
(This Interview is also on YouTube  https://tinyurl.com/y6x8sfkr    )
(This Interview is also on Soundcloud   https://tinyurl.com/yxule6an    ) 


One of Canada’s most prestigious music awards, celebrating some of this nations best album releases as chosen by music critics, “The Polaris Music Prize 2020”  https://polarismusicprize.ca   will be presented tonight at 8pm and broadcast on CBC Gem  https://tinyurl.com/y26pgckn  , CBC Music’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages   https://www.cbc.ca/music/events/polaris   and around the globe at cbcmusic.ca/polaris  , but with a different look and presentation because of the COVID-19 pandemic  https://tinyurl.com/    .  Rudy Blair  Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with Executive Director  “Claire Dagenais” about what the new presentation will look like, some of the surprises that will happen during tonights broadcast, how the winner is chosen and who are some of this years nominees where the winner will receive 50 thousand dollars.
(witch prophet  https://tinyurl.com/y3nbh3wf  )




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2020/09/interview-with-executive-director-claire-dagenais-on-the-polaris-music-prize-2020/


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