Eight-time Alberta Country Music Award (ACMA) nominee Karac Hendriks has a number of shows booked through 2021 and is currently working on new music. Based on his single of the same name, “Karac Hendriks: This Road Is Mine” is a concert experience about his life growing up in east-central Alberta. Karac and his band showcased at the 2019 Manitoba Arts Network and Alberta Arts Touring Alliance conferences, with a number of concerts being booked in communities throughout Canada by Sakamoto Agency. As well, Karac is currently recording a series of singles with (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) SOCAN Award-winning producer Troy Kokol to be released beginning in Fall 2020.
After closing the ACMAs in 2019 with a performance of his 13-week Top 100 Nielsen/Billboard Canadian Country Airplay single “This Road Is Mine” (written with JUNO Award winners Clayton Bellamy and producer Mike Little), Karac released “Some People’s Kids” (written with Little and Drew Gregory) based on his and Drew’s experiences growing up in rural Alberta and now each raising boys of their own. Also produced by Little (Road Hammers, George Canyon), “Some People’s Kids” finds Karac continuing to draw on his traditional influences while embracing today’s popular sounds. The song also features one of Karac’s most unique and meaningful birthday gifts: drums by Kenny Aronoff (John “Cougar” Mellencamp, John Fogerty, Smashing Pumpkins). Little and Candace Lacina surprised Karac via FaceTime on his birthday from their Legion Lounge Studio in Calgary with news that this iconic drummer on many of his favorite songs since childhood would be playing drums on HIS song!
For many years, Karac worked as a highly sought-after supporting guitarist and harmony vocalist for some of Canada’s biggest country acts. But with a dream to one day take center stage himself, Karac took a final bow and kicked off his solo career in a big way, debuting a self-titled album garnering two radio singles “Youth” and “Can’t Help Loving You” and an ACMA “Album of the Year” nomination. The album also features “Feel the Magic”, the official song inspired by the athletes of the Special Olympic Canada Winter Games in St. Albert, Alberta, which Karac performed at the Opening Ceremonies. Often compared to country music icons Brad Paisley and Keith Urban, Karac Hendriks is an electric-guitar-wielding performer that delivers his songs with dynamic, soulful vocals on stage and in studio.