With over 110-million total global streams (as of mid 2019), the James Barker Band have taken the country music scene by storm. Formed in 2013, the founding members of this award-winning band (James Barker, Taylor Abram, Bobby Martin, and Connor Stephen) continue to break records one release at a time.
JBB first burst onto the scene when they won the Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase in 2015 and were signed to Universal Music Canada. In addition to their first six singles all achieving gold certification and top-10 in Canada, JBB has had the most spun song by a Canadian artist on Canadian country radio in 2017 (Chills), 2018 (Good Together) and 2019 to date (Keep it Simple). Their debut 'Game On' EP was awarded Country Album of the Year at the 2018 Canadian JUNO awards.
Their first #1 Canadian country radio hit “Chills” also reached #46 on the US Country radio airplay chart in 2018, the first time for a Canadian Country artist not signed to a domestic label to do so. This record-breaking single achieved platinum certification and was also awarded Single of the Year and Best Selling Canadian Single at the 2018 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards. It was also the most streamed domestic country single in Canada in 2017.