“Breathe In The Summertime” Chase Stevens Awarded 1st Place in the Country Music Category in the Yangaroo Indie Song Contest

Fri Jul 10, 2020

Not a newcomer to the Canadian music scene, it is refreshing to see an artist like Chase Stevens take 1st Place Country Music Category in the Yangaroo Indie Song Contest.

A Toronto, Canada based singer/songwriter, Chase Stevens is recognized for his heartfelt lyrics and strong imagery. His 2019 CD, “Tumbleweed” contained 10 original songs including the critically acclaimed Remembrance Day themed song, “H.W.R.” that was featured on the CTV National News and is regularly requested at his shows.

In 2019, Chase opened for multi CMAO Award nominee, (Country Music Association of Ontario) Tianna Woods on her Southern Ontario Tour. Chase was also a co-writer on two of her recent radio releases. He makes frequent trips to Nashville where he does most of his recordings

The new single titled, “Breathe In The Summertime” was awarded 1st place in the contest that had over 300 submissions from all across Canada

Watch and listen to “Breathe In The Summertime” here:

H.W.R. Chase Steven Breathes Life Into Three Carved Initials

Fri Nov 09
Chase Steven

Initials carved into a tree in a forest in Holland in a wooded area outside of the town of Eelde went largely unnoticed for nearly 70 years. The tree was marked by the letters HWR with the words Toronto Canada underneath. The message was discovered by a local resident who took a photo of it and posted it on Facebook and through the magic of social media, the wheels of discovery began turning.

A Dutch journalist named Ernst Abrouw was intrigued by the picture and began researching the initials and the location; Toronto, Canada. His search proved fruitful and the mystery was solved. The initials were carved by a Canadian soldier named Harold Wilber Roszwell. He was killed in action in April 1945 at the tender age of 21 only days before his scheduled return home.

Toronto singer/songwriter Chase Stevens was stuck in traffic and flipping through radio stations just around Remembrance Day last year and he came upon this story on the airwaves. He listened closely and was fascinated by the touching story and when he got home decided that this needed to be put into song form to get the story out to the world.