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A Podcast Conversation With ... Chris Buck

This fast-rising Canadian country artist is the first signing by new Warner-distributed label Sakamoto Music. Learn more about Chris Buck in this revealing FYI podcast.

A Podcast Conversation With ... Chris Buck

By Bill King

Chris Buck – Can’t Beat the View


Back to live couldn’t come soon enough. Soon spring will roll in and faces in a crowd will be a welcome relief from two years of setbacks, loss and endless tension. Those two years have offered many an artist downtime to dig deeper into their craft and consider the road ahead. For country artists such as today’s FYIMUSICNEWS.ca guest podcast interviewee Chris Buck – that road is paved with possibilities and little apprehension. Our conversation was just a glimpse into the preparation, workload, and newly signed record and publishing deals.

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One of the fastest rising Canadian country acts since the release of the Billboard Top 20 hit That’s When You Know, featuring Kira Isabella. Chris saw the track hit hard with over 7 million streams, earning him a GOLD certified record and a CCMA Award nomination for Video of the Year. Buck went on to release All In in 2019, his second album, adding to his total five Top 40 singles and over 13 million streams. He’s been featured at BreakOut West, Junofest, East Coast Music Awards, Country Music Association of Ontario Awards and has performed on some of Canada’s biggest festival stages including Boots & Hearts, Rockin’ River Music Fest, The Calgary Stampede and Manitoulin Countryfest.

February 16, 2022: Sakamoto Agency launches new record label Sakamoto Music, distributed by Warner Music Canada. The first signing to the fledgling label is beloved Canadian country artist Chris Buck, who is releasing his first single since 2020, Can’t Beat The View to DSPs on March 4, 2022. Buck, whose catalogue has gathered more than 13 million streams and 5 Top 40 hits to date, is also looking forward to the official music video for the single coming on March 18, directed by CCMA award-winning director Stephano Barberis, and a full-length album due in fall 2022, produced by Jeremy Stover, Julian King, and Dan Swinimer.

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Can’t Beat The View is an uplifting, feel-good song that speaks to the endless beauty the world has to offer and finding the beauty of that special person that feels like home. It’s also the perfect lead-out track for all of Chris Buck’s new ventures, signalling the unbeatable view into an exciting future, having recently signed a publishing deal with Anthem Entertainment in addition to the label signing with Sakamoto Music (via Warner Music Canada).

Nashville-based, Canadian-born artist Buck is making his reintroduction after taking two years to write and record with the release of his new single Can’t Beat The View in early March, with a music video to follow later in the month. 

The new track was written with a very personal love story in mind, “I had been dating my girlfriend for about a year and a half, and that’s where the inspiration came from, really,” Chris recalled. “It's basically about how you've seen all the beautiful sights in the world, but your girl beats all of them at the end of the day. I think that’s an idea a lot of people are going to relate to.”

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Shaq’s Classic Song ‘You Can’t Stop the Reign’ Featuring Biggie Is Finally on Streaming Services
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Shaq’s Classic Song ‘You Can’t Stop the Reign’ Featuring Biggie Is Finally on Streaming Services

There's a more explicit Biggie verse in the vault, according to the NBA legend.

Shaq’s classic with Biggie is finally available on streaming services. The news was broken by FakeShoreDrive on X earlier this week, and the Hall of Fame big man confirmed the news Thursday afternoon (June 13).

The year is 1996 and Shaquille O’Neal and the Notorious B.I.G. are two of the biggest figures in their respective fields. Shaq was entering the last year of his deal with the Orlando Magic before he headed west to the Los Angeles Lakers at the end of the 1995-1996 season. Biggie was getting ready to release his sophomore album, Life After Death, while in the throws of a beef with 2Pac. Big name-dropped the NBA player on the song “Gimme the Loot” off his debut album, Ready to Die, and the two had a mutual respect for each other ever since.

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