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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.


 
Online Interviews
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Tucker Lane Live Stream Ticket Giveaway
Tuesday April 13th, 2021


Hi Everyone. We have an amazing offer beginning today! Canada’s premier Alt-Country-Rock band “Tucker Lane” https://www.tuckerlane.ca   , who just recently released their latest album “Random Fireworks on a Beach Obscured by Trees”, is streaming their concert “Live From The Longbranch” from Saskatoon, Saturday April 24th at 7:00 PM CDT (9:00 PM EDT/6:00 PM PDT).  Portions of the ticket sales will be going to the Unison Benevolent Fund, an organization that provides counselling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music industry.   Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com  with Tucker Lane and Strut Entertainment http://strutentertainment.com are giving away 5 tickets to this amazing show .   Follow me on Instagram @rudy.blair, follow @tuckerlaneband & tag 2 friends in the comments. Unlimited entries per person. #Giveaway only available to #Canadian residents.(excluding Quebec).  Contest ends this Saturday April 17th 2021 and the winner will be randomly selected and contacted via Instagram DM. To note, this giveaway is not sponsored, administered or associated with Instagram. By entering you are confirming you’re  at least 13 years of age, release Instagram of responsibility and agree to Instagram’s terms of use.
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Tag: @strutent @tuckerlaneband @rudy.blair 


https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/04/tucker-lane-live-stream-ticket-giveaway/


Tuesday February 13th, 2021
(This Interview is only on SoundCloud)


This Alberta small-town band has created some big moments in Canadian Country music, garnering numerous nominations, including Top 50 on the charts and the ACMA (now Country Music Alberta) Single of the Year. They also have won back-to-back Association of Country Music in Alberta, as Group of the Year (2015, 2016) as well as the ACMA Fan’s Choice of the Year in 2015 and garnered a CCMA nomination for songwriter of the year for their tune 2:15..  They’ve also  shared the stage with some of Canadian Country music’s biggest stars including George Canyon, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, David Lee Murphy, Emerson Drive, and Bobby Wills.  They’ve just released a new single they say is ‘all about the little things in life. The things we always take for granted…little moments are actually big moments and that some of the best things in life are free’.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with ‘Kent Nixon’ of “Renegade Station”    https://renegadestationmusic.com about how the group has been dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, the origins of the band, how they developed their unique music style and their incredible harmonies , their plans for 2021 and if it includes a new album and music performances and the meaning behind their new single “Free, Free, Free”  https://tinyurl.com/26b6wna8  .


https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/04/interview-with-kent-nixon-of-country-band-renegade-station-on-new-single-free-free-free/

Monday April 12th, 2021
(This Interview is only on SoundCloud)


This Canadian Country artist who’s music has earned over 10.5 Million global streams ,  a Top 40 charting single that earned  1M+ streams, a music video that garnered 330K views and was named the Amazon Breakthrough Artist of the Month, has just released a new EP that he says hopes his songs “can bring some joy to people in this crazy time. This moment isn’t forever, and music helps remind us that we’re all in this together.”  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with  ‘Owen Barney’  https://www.owenbarney.com  about dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, how his love of music began, how important his family roots helped him with his music career, how he helped raise $125,000 in support of Movember,, how he recorded his new music during the pandemic and the stories behind his latest EP ‘Tough Times’ ft single “You Make Me Wanna”  https://tinyurl.com/acuzvsxz  .

https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/04/intv-w-breakthrough-artist-owen-barney-on-his-new-ep-tough-times-ft-single-you-make-me-wanna/


Sunday April 11th, 2021
(This Interview is Exclusively on SoundCloud)


On Friday April 9th, 2021 Buckingham Palace announced the passing of “Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh” at the age of 99.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with five time Juno award winner, “The First Lady of the Guitar”,  ‘Liona Boyd’ https://lionaboyd.com about her longtime friendship with the late prince, who he really was and why they remained friends for decades.

https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/04/intv-w-the-first-lady-of-the-guitar-liona-boyd-on-the-passing-of-her-friend-prince-philip-duke-of-edinburgh/

Podcast
Coming Spring 2021
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E-mail: rudy.blair@gmail.com

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