With over 110 million global streams, the James Barker Band have taken the country music scene by storm
With over 110 million global streams, the James Barker Band have taken the country music scene by storm,
In 2015, upon winning the Boots & Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase, JBB signed with Universal Music Canada. Their first 6 singles all achieved gold certification and top-10 in Canada. JBB has had the most spun songs by a domestic artist on Canadian country radio from 2017 to 2019. Their debut “Game On” EP won “Country Album of the Year” at the 2018 Canadian JUNO awards.
Their #1 Canadian country radio hit “Chills” also reached #46 on the US Country radio charts in 2018, the first time for a Canadian country artist not signed to a domestic label to do so. “Chills” also won “Single of the Year” and “Best Selling Canadian Single” at the 2018 Canadian Country Music Awards.
Their 2018 hit single “Good Together” was featured on Spotify’s “Hot Country” – capturing over 21-million streams to date on Spotify alone. In 2018 JBB was selected by Spotify Canada to be their first ever Canadian-signed artist in any genre to be chosen to record a Spotify Single Session.
JBB's 2019 single “Keep It Simple” hit #1 at Canadian country radio and has already over 18-million global streams. In May, JBB was the featured cover artist on "Hot Country" and released their second EP "Singles Only" and current single "There's a Drink For That".
Their busy 2019 live schedule includes performing at C2C festivals (London/Berlin) and at CMA Fest.