Born and raised in Toronto, country artist Owen Barney has been strumming the guitar since he was just 7 years old, influenced by country heavy-hitters Eric Church, Steve Earle, and Jason Aldean. He has played shows around Toronto from the age of 14, and has spent the last few years honing his skills as a performer. “Barney’s maturity and natural talent as a performer allows him to be a storyteller so young in his career,” says Front Porch Music, while Canadian Beats commends Owen’s ability to “fuse soulful song writing and easy breezy vocals.”
2020 has been a landmark year for this rising star, with over 7.5 million global streams and a chart topping summer smash “Thank Her For That”. Timing couldn’t be better for the release of his brand new EP No Road Too Long featuring his latest single “Pour Me," a lighthearted song that reflects on dealing with hard times. This release follows a big month for Owen; being named the Amazon Breakthrough Artist of the Month, hitting over 320K views on his most recent music video for "Thank Her For That", topping the Shazam charts, and a partnership with iconic Canadian brand Roots. Check out the first ever Roots Muskoka Cottage Country Concert (socially distanced) here. The momentum is happening and will be followed by some exciting surprises in the new year!