Check out "Riding The Brakes" The new EP from Doug!



Doug is a signed artist/songwriter with Nashville publisher Lynn Gann Music Enterprises.  More than 70 of his songs have been recorded by artists in the US and Canada, including 20+ radio singles and multiple song placements on The Voice, CNN, OWN, Animal Planet & National Geographic Channel programs.


Making regular trips to Nashville since 2014, Doug co-writes with many Nashville hit makers and with recognized Canadian artists: The River Town Saints, James Barker, Chris Buck, Adam Gregory, Buck Twenty, Ryan Laird, Codie Prevost, Drew Gregory, and Beamer Wigley

Career Highlights

  • Signed Publishing Deal with Nashville publisher Lynn Gann Music Enterprises  in 2014
  • Over 70 of his songs have been recorded by other artists in Canada and the US including 20+ radio singles
  • His song “I Can’t Blame Her” won “Best Country Song” at the 2018 Canadian Songwriting Competition.
  • Doug was nominated for both BC Country Music Association’s “2018 SOCAN Songwriter of the Year” for his co-written song “Midnight & Bourbon” and Alberta Country Music Association’s “2018 SOCAB Song of the Year” award for his co-written song. “Safe Harbour”.
  • In August, 2018, Doug released a new EP, “Riding The Brakes”, which includes the single “Wait On The Weekend”.  This debut single reached #1 on True North Country Indie Row charts and peaked at #102 on the Canadian Country Mediabase charts.
  • Winner of "Best Country Song" in the 2018 Canadian Songwriting competition for his song "I Can't Blame Her" (co-written with Keesy Timmer)
  • Recorded and released 7 indie CDs
  • Won Best Modern Country song at 2016 Josie Radio Awards in Nashville for “Unlove You” co-written and performed by Andrew Frelick
  • Viral hit with ~535k YouTube views for co-written song “When Those Sirens Are Gone” released by Kevin Davison about PTSD for first responders.  Song also placed in the documentary film, “The Other Side of Hero” released in 2017. View video!
  • Co-written with hit writers: Kessy Timmer, Adam Wheeler, Sherie Austin, Steve Dean, Dan Demay, Will Nance, Wil Rambeaux, Alissa Moreno
  • Co-written with label artists: James Barker, River Town Saints, Chris Buck, Colin Elmore (Sony Nashville), Adam Gregory, Ryan Laird, Raquel Cole, Beamer Wigley, Rod Black
  • Canadian Rep for Global Songwriters Connection
  • Seminar speaker and panelist at 2016 BCCM Awards Weekend
  • Selected as FACTOR Juror in 2017


Radio Singles

  • "Still Got Hope" Todd Richard  LISTEN
  • "Doin' Alright"  Ryan Lindsay  LISTEN
  • "When All Else Fails"  Andrew Frelick  LISTEN
  • “When I Was Little” Andrew Frelick LISTEN
  • “Half The Bottle” Cole Malone  LISTEN
  • “Spinnin’ Around” Matt Williams  LISTEN
  • “Off Road” Ben Klick  LISTEN
  • “When Those Sirens Are Gone” Kevin Davison LISTEN
  • “Make Love Tonight” Matt Williams & Alyssa Morrissey LISTEN
  • “Unlove You” Andrew Frelick  LISTEN
  • “The Devil’s Deal” Todd Richard LISTEN
  • “I’m A Mess” Kevin Davison  LISTEN
  • “Road Heart” Todd Richard LISTEN
  • “Throwback” Andrew Frelick LISTEN
  • “Spread Some Good Time Around” Andrew Frelick  LISTEN
  • “California Sunrise” Candice Ryan LISTEN
  • “What You Don’t Know” Cynthia Leigh-Ann  LISTEN
  •  “Time Stands Still” Andrew Frelick LISTEN
  • “Without You I’ve Got Nothing” Andrew Frelick  LISTEN
  • “I Don’t Want To Love You Like That” Rick Stavely  LISTEN


Album Cuts and iTunes Singles


  • "Aint We" Ryan Lindsay LISTEN
  • "Wait On The Weekend" Doug Folkins LISTEN
  • "Midnight & Bourbon" Ajaye Jardine LISTEN


  • “Safe Harbour” Renegade Station
  • “Whiskey Lie” Alyssa Oeder
  • “Worth My Prayers” Rebecca Lappa
  •  “In Good Hands” Shawn Oates
  •  “Girl Like That” Troy Castellano
  • “Back To Good” Troy Castellano
  • “State I’m In” Troy Castellano
  •  “Reckless Heart” Sean Gristwood
  • “Wrong Way Again” Sean Gristwood
  • “On The Rebound” Sean Gristwood
  •  “Merry Christmas To Me” Beth Marie Anderson
  •  “Song In My Heart” Troy Toma



  • “Hustle and Flow” Beamer Wigley
  •  “Big Hearts Small Towns” Campbell and Green



  • “You Don’t Know That” Abby Stewart
  •  “Gravity” Kevin Davison
  •  “Little Man” Andrew Frelick
  •  “What You See Aint All You Get” Todd Richard
  • “Longneck Breakdown” Todd Richard
  •  “Dark Somewhere” Todd Richard


2014 and earlier

  •  “Shine On” Chris Buck Band
  • “I’ll Find You” Jesse Mast & Nicole Summerlyn
  •  “Merry Christmas To Me” Sherry Lynn
  • “What You Don’t Know” Justine Collins
  • “California Sunrise” Heather Davis
  • “Merry Christmas To Me” Beth Marie Anderson (2012 version)


Here you can listen to a few songs that Doug has written and co-written. Check back as this list can change with new songs as they are written and added to this player.

Doug's EP "Riding The Brakes" on iTunes CLICK HERE!

Doug on Spotify CLICK HERE!


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Singer Songwriter, British Columbia CA

Doug Folkins
Campbell River BC


Singer Songwriter, British Columbia CA