Ontario-based sibling country duo, the Reklaws, became a breakout success in 2018 when their single, "Feels Like That," topped the Canadian Country chart and their EP of the same name earned them a Juno nomination. Leaning toward the pop end of the country music spectrum, the band landed a second hit the following year with the uplifting and extremely catchy, "I Do Too" which appeared on their debut album, Freshman Year.
Two of five siblings, Jenna and Stuart Walker have sung together since childhood when they would entertain tourists at their family's Yee Haw Adventure Farm in Cambridge, Ontario. They began their professional career as a duo in 2012, playing at regional festivals where in 2013 they won the Emerging Artist Showcase at the Boots and Hearts Music Festival. Over the coming years they traveled frequently to Nashville where they learned about the industry and honed their skills, eventually landing opening gigs for major acts like Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, and Blake Shelton. Early on, while trying to decide on a band name, their mother suggested the Reklaws, which is Walker spelled backwards. The name stuck and when they signed with Universal Canada and released their debut single, "Hometown Kids," the Reklaws made their first entry on the country chart. Of the two EPs they released in 2018, it was the latter, Feels Like That, that firmly established them, and its title track hit number one and went gold. By the year's end they had landed not only a Juno nomination, but won a Canadian Country Music Award. The Reklaws' rise continued in 2019 with the Top Ten single "I Do Too," and their full-length debut, Freshman Year, which was released that August. The duo returned to work in early 2020, collaborating with country star Dean Brody on the party anthem "Can't Help Myself." ~ Timothy Monger