Canadian County Music Community Comes Together to Raise Money for the Unison Fund

Date: Feb 25, 2021

What began as a fun conversation about how to write a song and get it recorded, turned into a major fundraising initiative for the Unison Fund, Canada’s music industry charity.

Calgary-based duo, Scarlett Butler (Joni Delaurier and Troy Kokol) wrote Looking for a Lockdown with You with some friends (G. Schmidt, T. Schmidt, S. Stevens). Before they knew it, Canadian Country Music Association Hall of Fame inductee Michelle Wright and an all-star cast of Albertans, CCMA Award winners Aaron Goodvin and Duane Steele, and Amber Marshall of CBC’s Heartland went into the recording studio to cut it. The result is a tongue-in-cheek pandemic love song that takes a lighter look at dating in the age of COVID-19.

All of the artists donated their talent and time in addition to Reluctant Cowboy Records who produced the track free of charge. By joining together to support Canada’s music community, the star-studded collaborators hope to raise funds and build awareness while also creating some levity for country music listeners and fans during these challenging times. Fans can visit Bandcamp to download the song for $5.00. 100% of the net proceeds from all downloads will go to the Unison Fund in support of the Canadian live music industry. 

For every individual download of Looking for a Lockdown with You (purchased), fans will be entered into a contest to win a personalized video message from Heartland's Amber Marshall along with a digital code that will allow them to join a private Zoom concert featuring; Scarlett Butler, Duane Steele, Aaron Goodvin, and CCMA Hall of Fame member Michelle Wright.