It was a crazy summer for local country artist Jaryn Friesen and his star continues to rise.

Nominated for a pair of Manitoba Country Music Association awards, the recently married Friesen says it was a whirlwind of a few months. "This summer was unbelievably busy and I did so many things that I'm incredibly proud of as well. Without playing shows over the past two and a half years leading up to this summer, you wonder what's going on. I actually thought I wouldn't be playing any more shows, that I was kinda done with that part of my life. But then things happen. Interest goes up again and people start calling. All of a sudden, you're traveling Canada playing music and it's just an amazing feeling."


Listen to the whole conversation with Jaryn on the podcast including talking about his latest song Outlaw In My Blood and his MCMA Award nominations.