Emerson Drive

Emerson Drive Start Their Own Record Label
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Emerson Drive are the latest group exercising more control over their musical destiny by forming their own label, Amdian Records. "These are scary but exciting times," fiddler David Pichette tells The Boot. "For the first time, our career is solel…
Emerson Drive’s David Pichette to Welcome Baby No. 2
Emerson Drive's David Pichette will soon be even more outnumbered in his household! The fiddle player has confirmed exclusively with The Boot that his wife, Jill, is pregnant with their second daughter, due in October.
"My daughter Emma is now 19-months-old, and she is growing up so fas…
Emerson Drive Singer Gets ‘Framed’ for Diaper Duty
It has been two and a half months since Emerson Drive frontman Brad Mates became a first-time father. On April 28, Brad's wife, Jana, gave birth to their son, Tyler Robert Mates, in Nashville. Brad is the second Emerson Drive member to have a child, as fiddler David Pichette welcomed daughter E…
Emerson Drive’s Brad Mates Welcomes Baby Boy
Congratulations to Emerson Drive's lead vocalist Brad Mates and his wife, Jana, who gave birth to their son Wednesday night (April 28). Tyler Robert Mates arrived at 7:04 PM, weighing 7 lbs. 13 oz.
This is the first child for Brad and Jana, who tied the knot in October of 2008...
Emerson Drive’s Brad Mates and Wife Expecting Baby Boy
Emerson Drive's lead vocalist Brad Mates and his wife Jana are preparing for the arrival of their first bundle of joy, and that bundle will be wrapped in blue!
The couple have revealed they're expecting a boy next month. With the due date quickly approaching, Brad is still trying to grasp t…
Emerson Drive Pick Up Third JUNO Award Nomination
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) has announced nominees for the 2010 JUNO Awards show. Emerson Drive scored their third JUNO nomination when their name was called as one of the contenders in the Country Album of the Year category for their 2009 release, 'Believe...
Emerson Drive Find Inspiration Through Tragedy
Emerson Drive are opening up about the impact the suicide if their former bassist, Patrick Borque, still has on the group almost two years later. The Canadian country singers say their friend's death served as inspiration for song selection on their new CD...
Band Name Stories: Emerson Drive
Emerson Drive founder Brad Mates, originally from Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, entered a talent contest in high school, and was inspired afterward to form a band. The group was originally named 12 Gauge, and would go on to release two albums under that name in 1996 and 1997...

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