GATINEAU, QUE. - There was a rock and country vibe at the fourth annual Canadian Music Night.
Tuesday's event -- co-presented by Music Canada and Quebecor, which owns QMI Agency -- has become a must-attend evening in Ottawa's political and power-broker social scene.
Award-winning Quebec folk rockers Kain and Alberta's rising country star Brett Kissel took the stage at the Museum of Civilization, across the river from Parliament Hill.
Serge Sasseville, senior vice-president of corporate and institutional affairs for Quebecor Media, says music has the power to bring people together.
"In a country as diverse as Canada, made up of many peoples and cultures, music is a common language that unites us and teaches us about one another like no other," he told the audience.
The gala celebrates and promotes Canada's top musical acts in French and English.
"In Quebec and Canada we have great, great musicians, artists" Kain singer Steve Veilleux said.