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‘It hurts from smiling’: Country singer shouts out Kelowna crowd

Brett Kissel played at Kelowna Community Theatre on Nov. 24
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Canadian country singer Brett Kissel played at the Kelowna Community Theatre on. Nov. 24, 2023. (Facebook/Brett Kissel)

Canadian country music star Brett Kissel loves Kelowna.

The “Make a Life, Not a Living” singer posted to Facebook saying how exhausted he was after his show on Nov. 24 at the Kelowna Community Theatre.

“I don’t know if I’ve felt this way in my career ever,” Kissel expressed in a Facebook reel.

“I’m truly exhausted and it’s a beautiful feeling to be this exhausted and to have my cheeks hurt…It hurts from smiling.”

Kissel said some of the best crowds he’s had the opportunity to play for have been in Kelowna, calling the group on Thursday night “magnificent”, adding that him and the band played five encores. “I’ll never forget it as long as I live.”

@brettkissel KELOWNA!!!! HOW DOES IT GET BETTER THAN LAST NIGHT?!?!?!?!?!?! WOW!!! Y'ALL WERE ON 🔥🔥🔥!!! THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH FOR PARTYING WITH US TONIGHT!!!! OLIVER, BC -- I HOPE YOU'RE READY BECAUSE KELOWNA JUST SET THE BAR!!!! #TwoOfUs #BrettKissel #CooperAlan #NewMusic #CountryMusic #countryconcerts ♬ Two of Us - Brett Kissel & Cooper Alan

The Compass Tour is en route to Naniamo for a show on Dec. 3 and Victoria on Dec. 5 before making its way east.

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Brittany Webster

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