The Essential Advent Calendar: December 25

The Essential Advent Calendar – December 24: The 2023 Washboard Union Christmas Country Special On More Radio Stations Than Ever

This holiday season, JUNO Award-winning and nine-time Canadian Country Music Association Award winners, The Washboard Union will host their fourth annual “A Washboard Union Christmas” on Corus Radio Country stations and more than 32 more radio stations across Canada, and for the first time SiriusXM Canada. 

Hosted by all three members of the band – Chris ”Dunner” Duncombe, David Roberts, and Aaron Grain, the program will feature a bunch of their country music friends including: The Reklaws, Madeline Merlo, Tim Hicks, Jade Eagleson, Tyler Joe Miller, Tebey, James Barker Band, and emerging country artists Hailey Benedict and Kyle McKearney.

“This year we are thrilled to bring our Christmas special to more people in Canada and around the world, and have so many of our artist friends joining us this year for some hilarious stories, holiday traditions, and some of the best country Christmas songs out there,” says Chris “Dunner” Duncombe of The Washboard Union.

The two hour radio special will air today, Christmas Eve, and tomorrow, Christmas Day, on these partner stations (check local listings for airtimes):

COUNTRY 105 – Calgary 

CISN COUNTRY – Edmonton 

COUNTRY 104 – London 

SIRIUS XM – Top Of The Country 

JR Country 93.7 – Vancouver

JR Country 89.5 – Chilliwack

QX104 – Winnipeg

KX94.7 – Hamilton 

KX 96 – Oshawa/ Toronto

CKHZ – Halifax 

CHSJ – Saint John 

CKTG – Thunder Bay

CJHK – Bridgewater 

COOL 100 – Belleville  

CJWW – Saskatoon  

CJWF – Windsor   

CKRM – Regina 

Real Country 95.5 – Red Deer

Real Country 93.3 – Stettler

Real Country 105.7 – Brooks

Real Country 95.9 – Lloydminster

Real Country 910 – Drumheller

Real Country 97.7 – St. Paul

Real Country 93.5 – High Prairie

Real Country 97.9 – Westlock

Real Country 104.9 – Edson (and repeaters)

Real Country 94.9 – Blairmore (and repeaters)

New Country 98.1 – Camrose

New Country 92.3 – Fredericton

New Country 96.9 – Moncton

New Country 103.5 – Sydney

New Country 930 – St John’s

New Country 97.1 – Clarenville/Carbonear

New Country 100.7 – Kelowna/Penticton

New Country 103.1 – Kamloops

CFCH (Country 90.5) – North Bay, ON

The Washboard Union, comprising step-brothers Aaron Grain, Chris Duncombe and their best friend David Roberts, have carved their place as one of Canada’s top country bands. The band has over 81 million streams, 35+ award wins, and 380,000 radio spins, with two top five hits and nine top 10 hits. The band has one Platinum and four Gold-certified singles, They have won 9 CCMA Awards including three consecutive Group of the Year and five consecutive Roots Album/Artist of the Year. They remain the only country group to ever win a JUNO Award for Breakthrough Group of the Year. The Washboard Union Christmas special was nominated for a 2023 CCMA award for special program.    The Washboard Union have upcoming performances at Boots on The Beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico in January 2024 and Country on the Bay (Thunder Bay, ON) and River N Roots Festival (Paris, ON) in July 2024, Sunfest (Vancouver Island) with more summer festival dates to be announced soon! For more information on The Washboard Union and their upcoming show dates, please visit their official website.

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