WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Country music with a rock edge all wrapped up with a killer bow from a powerhouse frontman, Josh Norrad."
- New Country 92.3 FM -
"Josh Norrad takes country music and adds a down home, classic rock, kitchen party spin to his performances"
- York Resilent -
"Thank you Josh Norrad and York County Smoke you were one of the highlights of Campobello Fogfest's country stage this year. Super professional, awesome sound, great at working the crowd. We would have you back again in a second!"
- Campobello Fog Festival -
Josh's great energy onstage and ability to reach out to both younger and older individuals in the crowd made a great impression, as did his dedication to the fans he met after the performance. Once again I would like to reiterate my thanks, to Josh and his bandmates, for their exceptional performance.
- City of Dieppe, NB -
"He performs with passion and connects with people in a real and fun way "
- BGEA Event Promoter -
The energy of Josh Norrad and his band The York County Smoke was a great way to open our 2018 Nashwaak Music Fest. Not to mention the showmanship of Josh ruling the stage and getting the crowd going. I hope to see them back soon.
- Music Director, Nashwaak Music Fest -
Josh Norrad is a country/rock performer from Upper Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada. His single "TO THE WIND" features country star Dean Brody's award-winning band, and debuted at #11 on the iTunes country charts on the day of its release. Josh's latest singles "Boondocks" and "Fast Cars & Memories" have solidified his place as one of the most listened-to Country artists in Eastern Canada!
Most recently, Josh has been making a name for himself nationally with his music being played on Country Radio nationwide. Josh followed up his radio success with multiple Canadian tours in the past 2 years. One of the highlights of these tours was his opportunity to perform alongside the HUNTER BROTHERS in Manitoba this past summer to rave reviews!
Josh is a seasoned performer, known for his explosive performance, unique energy, and ability to connect with his audience. Whether it is a crowd of 50 people or an audience of thousands, Josh repeatedly demonstrates his ability to engage his listeners.
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- Accolades -
Two-time MNB “COUNTRY ARTIST OF THE YEAR” nominee with a total of 6 MNB award nominations in all.
Shared the Stage with the HUNTER BROTHERS for a sold-out show in Steinbach, Manitoba
"To the Wind" featuring DEAN BRODY’S band reached #11 in North America on the iTunes country charts.
Latest single has remained on the Country Thunder Charts “TOP 20” for 10 consecutive weeks!
2022/2023 CANADIAN TOUR included over 30 performances from British Columbia to the Maritimes.
CBC Searchlight has named Josh as one of the “TOP 25 IN CANADA” by popular vote.
Reverbnation has named Josh as one of the “TOP 10 COUNTRY ARTISTS” in Eastern Canada.
COUNTRY LIBERTY COVER CONTEST WINNER with record-shattering fan support.
Josh is currently planning his 4th Canadian tour in a row!
- Notable Recent Performances -
+ SUMMER IN THE CITY (MB) - Performed alongside the HUNTER BROS
+ CAVENDISH BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL
+ DIEPPE - THE WEDNESDAY SHOW
+ CTV MORNING LIVE - REGINA SASKATCHEWAN (Multiple performances)
+ CTV MORNING LIVE - ATLANTIC
+ L-JACK MMA - HALFTIME SHOW (2600 people in attendance).
+ NASHWAAK MUSICFEST (Multiple Performances)
(More dates available upon request)