The temperatures are a lot cooler than Nashville, but on-stage the shows will be as hot as always as RH and the T3 tour make three stops in Canada this week.

The first stop is Merritt, British Columbia, for MountainFest 2006. According to their website, MountainFest 2005 shattered all attendance records last year with an estimated 148,000 people enjoying the outstanding line-up of entertainment over the six day event. The event was also named Best Canadian Country Music Festival of the Year. This year should prove even more successful with headliners Big and Rich, Travis Tritt, Darryl Worley, Randy Travis, Martina McBride, and, of course, the Triple Threat Tour. For more information, check http://www.mountainfest.com/default.asp.

The environment will be a little more intimate on the second stop of the Canadian tour. From Merritt, the T3 bus convoy heads to Calgary to Frank Sisson’s Silver Dollar Casino for a July 15 show. The Silver Dollar Show Room seats only 350, so it’s bound to be another sell out. www.franksissons.com

It’s back to the festival environment on July 16 at the Craven Country Jamboree 2006, near Regina. “Our talent is deep this year, including many artists who are multi-award winners. We’re proud to offer this kind of quality to our fans,” said Brian Andrews, show producer. “Saskatchewan will be the site of the best festival in Canada. We’re bringing some great talent that we hope country music fans will enjoy.” The “Back to Our Boots” line-up includes the Bellamy Brothers, Joe Nichols, Randy Travis, Travis Tritt, Craig Morgan, Big and Rich, and Trick Pony. The Triple Threat crew closes the festival along with Sawyer Brown and Alan Jackson. Find out more at www.cravencountryjamboree.com