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 News Country 05/08/2019

Rising Star Owen Barney Releases New EP Diamonds & Dust, Including Hit Single "Somebody Like You" Ft. Alysssa Reid

Rising Star Owen Barney Releases New EP Diamonds & Dust, Including Hit Single "Somebody Like You" Ft. Alysssa Reid

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Country heartthrob Owen Barney is back with his much anticipated second EP Diamonds & Dust, including the new single "Somebody Like You" Ft. Alyssa Reid, via Wax Records/Universal Music. After a landmark year, amassing over 2.5 million streams worldwide and reaching #13 on the Spotify Global Viral Chart, Owen Barney has kept busy this summer, performing at several major festivals throughout Ontario, including Country Wild Fest, Horton Hoedown, and Toronto's Beer Festival. See Diamonds & Dust track listing and upcoming tour dates below.

With reference to the new EP, Barney comments, "It's an unreal feeling to have my second EP released. These songs are some of the first songs I'd ever written, songs that really have been a big part of my life, and getting to share them means so much to me. I also got the chance to finally release a song with my good friend Alyssa Reid. Although we've written together many times, releasing this song has been an awesome experience."



Born and raised in Toronto, country artist Owen Barney has been strumming the guitar since he was just 7 years old, influenced by country heavy-hitters Eric Church, Dean Brody, and Jason Aldean. He has played shows around Toronto from the age of 14, and has spent the last few years honing his skills as a performer. "Barney's maturity and natural talent as a performer allows him to be a storyteller so young in his career," says Front Porch Music, while Canadian Beats commends Owen's ability to "fuse soulful song writing and easy breezy vocals."
"What I've always hoped for myself is to someday be performing to a crowd that knows every word of my songs," says Barney. With his debut single "Letting Go" grabbing the attention of country fans across Canada and garnering over 2 million streams worldwide, placing Owen at #13 on the Spotify Global Viral Chart, Owen is ready to hit the ground running and melt a couple hearts along the way. This summer, Owen had the pleasure of performing at several major festivals, including the Horton Hoedown, Country Wild Fest, and Toronto's Beer Festival. Owen will also be making his debut at Canada's biggest country festival Boots & Hearts this August.

Diamonds & Dust Tracklisting:
Somebody Like You
Sounds of Home
Sixteen
Brothers

Canadian Tour Dates:
August 11 - Boots & Hearts (Oro-Medonte, ON)
August 20 & 21 - CNE (Toronto, ON)

Wax Records is an independent, full-service music company. Our focus is on finding, developing, and promoting career artists with remarkable talent. Founded in 2009, Wax began as a small operation built on 40 years of combined music industry experience. Originally formed in 2006 as the Canadian branch of Windup Records, and representing such top tier acts as Evanescence, Seether, and Finger 11, the new team built their reputations together with high profile marketing strategies and remarkable Canadian success. Having recognized the talent present in Wax, Universal Music Canada soon decided to lend their support with full international distribution. Wax Records is home to the following artists: ASHS, b├╝low, Alyssa Reid, Virginia to Vegas, Owen Barney, and Blitz//Berlin.






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