Welcome to the Heartland blog

Posted on Oct 14, 2007

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Welcome to Heartland blog. Starting this week, we'll be putting up video interviews with Heartland cast and crew, new songs from tonight's first episode, news stories and gossip about the show, the books and the actors. We want to hear from you. Send us a comment -- your thoughts about the first episode, your favourite character, your favourite heartland fan site -- whatever you want.

Heartland's theme is Dreamer by indie singer Jenn Grant.

"It's orchestral and has a modern element. I keep saying that she's kind of like the new Feist. But she totally has her own original sound," said Andrea Higgins, the show's music supervisor. "It kind of grabs me and it's just pretty, the lyrics work for the show. It's kind of bittersweet, and the show's like that. It's not cookie-cutter happy."

 

The bio on Jenn Grant's website starts at the beginning:

26 years ago Jenn was born in a brown house in PEI. A few years later she started making funny sounds and eventually strung enough words together to write her first song. Many songs and one EP later Jenn is now working on her first full length that she has been invited to record with the CBC.

 

Her website is here.

Oh, and after all that, here's the song:

In the news:

The Vancouver Sun has a story on local Heartland actors Graham Wardle and Jessica Amlee:

Graham Wardle... plays Ty Borden in the Alberta-based series that centres around life on the Heartland ranch. Ty is Heartland's 17-year-old stable hand who is working there as a condition of his probation. His spotted past and knack for horses, as well as the attention he catches from many local girls, figure into the story. Link

At the Edmonton Sun there's an interview with Michelle Morgan (Lou):

Sometimes "family drama" is a dirty term in TV or film, because it is considered to be a synonym for "boring." But according to Morgan, not only is Heartland not boring, but it also fills an oft-neglected void. Link

Shaun Johnston (Jack) tells the Edmonton Journal:

"The urban centres are so determined to make our lives neat and to make ends meet and we burn the candle at both ends," said Johnston. "(Heartland) might be a chance for urban audiences to take a look at a little slower pace in life, see how rural sensibilities still fit into 2007." Link

And we posted a little shout out for the blog at LaurenBrookeFans.com, a fan site for the Heartland author.

CBC Radio's Words at Large blog And video of the Heartland trailer...

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