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Banned & Outlawed Deliver Downhome Ode to the Genre in “Real Country Song”

‘Three chords and the truth.’ That’s what they say country music is built on… And for multi-award nominated Hazelridge, Manitoba’s Banned & Outlawed — and their latest single, “Real Country Song” — that sentiment is absolute fact.

Spotify — “Real Country Song” 

With country music being the air they breathe, the food they eat, and the song in their hearts, the brothers Jon and Daniel Hnatishin’s authentic and sought-after yarn-spinning recently earned them multiple nominations at the 2021 Manitoba Country Music Awards — including for Group/Duo of the Year, Emerging Artist Award, Roots Artist/Duo/Group of the Year, and Daniel for All Star Band of the Year – Drums.

Featured in a variety of outlets, including Record World, Canadian Beats, and Cashbox Canada, and more — and having opened for heavyweight Aaron Pritchett, and sharing the stage with more country greats in Dean Brody, Lonestar, the Hunter Brothers, and Emerson Drive since stepping onto the scene — “Real Country Song” follows this year’s previous release, “Livin’ my Life in a Small Town,” and continues to deliver their brand of blue-collar-true country music as a way of life.

In their downhome ode to the genre that fits them better than a well-worn Stetson, “Real Country Song” lands as a track that will have you feeding another quarter in the jukebox at the midwestern roadhouse on a Friday night.

“Real Country Song” is available now.

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