Laurie LeBlanc Is All In On Love

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Laurie LeBlanc hits the romantic jackpot on his latest single and video All In — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

The fourth release from the award-winning East Coast Acadian country artist’s 2021 award-nominated album When It’s Right, It’s Right, All In goes all out for a rollicking good time. With its chugging beat and playful mix of tasty guitar, pedal steel, fiddle and piano riffs, All In is made for Saturday night. And that’s no accident. “The idea of the song came while playing a game of poker one Saturday Night,” recalls LeBlanc. “The story is about a guy and a girl at the final poker table. The hot babe is making a pretty cute poker face at her opponent, and he thinks they have something special going on. He’s getting more and more interested in the girl thus losing focus on the game.”

Fittingly, All In also introduces a new focus for the Francophone country artists. “I’ve written numerous French songs, and most of them are based on fun ideas that I hope make people smile,” he says. “So I wanted to try to do that in English.”

LeBlanc didn’t have to look far to stack the deck for When It’s Right, It’s Right, his first all-original English album. The Buctouche, N.B. artist partnered up with CCMA-winning producer and guitarist Jason Barry, along with the crème de la crème of Nashville writers (Grammy winner Don Schlitz, Mike Reid and Dallas Davidson, as well as Ireland’s Don Mescall) and the musical contributions of members of Dean Brody’s touring band.

Since 2011, LeBlanc has been honoured more than 15 times by the Canadian Francophone Country Awards, Music NB Awards, Josie Music Awards and others, including wins for CFCA Entertainer of the Year and Male Artist of the Year. With those accolades under his belt, it was definitely a leap of faith for LeBlanc to sing in English. “I needed to step out of my comfort zone, and it turned out to be a truly gratifying experience,” he notes. “I’ll always love singing in French and cherish the support I get from my francophone audience, but hearing one of my songs on the radio alongside the Canadian and American country artists I admire gives me so much joy.”

Watch All In above, listen to When It’s Right, It’s Right below, and get more from Laurie LeBlanc at his website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.