Pour­house hosts Jensen

Coun­try mu­sic artist com­ing to Char­lot­te­town

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Coun­try record­ing artist Drake Jensen is com­ing to Char­lot­te­town on Tues­day.

A na­tive of Cape Breton, Jensen now calls Ot­tawa home.

Jensen, whose first al­bum “On My Way To Find­ing You’’ charted No. 16 on the Euro­pean Coun­try Mu­sic As­so­ci­a­tion’s top 100 in 2012, will per­form at The Pour­house.

Jensen’s tour takes him to P.E.I., Nova Sco­tia and On­tario.

The ti­tle track, re­leased in Fe­bru­ary 2012 along with a video fea­tur­ing his hus­band, earned him a Coup de Cha­peau (Hats Off) award from Mon­treal’s Fon­da­tion Emer­gence, whose pre­vi­ous re­cip­i­ents in­clude Lady Gaga and Ricky Martin.

Us­ing his mu­sic and grow­ing fame as a launch­ing pad, he re­leased the anti-bul­ly­ing sin­gle “Scars That You Can’t See’’ in June 2013, which logged more than 250,000 hits on YouTube. That brought Jensen an in­vi­ta­tion to pre­view the video in Nashville to be shown at the Hard Rock Café dur­ing that city’s Pride cel­e­bra­tions.

In De­cem­ber 2016, Jensen achieved his first top 40 hit on Aus­tralia’s lead­ing coun­try mu­sic chart.

Re­cently, he re­leased his lat­est sin­gle to ra­dio, “Go Your Own Way’’, send­ing a mes­sage of in­clu­siv­ity and equal­ity to coun­try mu­sic fans.

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