The results are in and the fans have spoken… According to the voters of Top Country magazine, the top 5 Canadian artists of 2014 are… Johnny Reid, Gord Bamford, George Canyon, Michelle Wright, and Western Swing Authority!
THE 2013 CCMA AWARDS ANNOUNCE CBC-TV’s RON JAMES, CANADIAN OLYMPIANS MELLISA HOLLINGSWORTH AND KALLIE HUMPHRIES, AS WELL AS COUNTRY MUSIC STARS MICHELLE WRIGHT, DEAN BRODY, HUNTER HAYES AND MORE TO PRESENT
TORONTO, SEPTEMBER, 5: Canadian country music’s biggest night takes over Edmonton on Sunday, September 8 and airs at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC-TV. CBC LIVE will bring viewers a live stream from the 2013 CCMA Awards John Deere Green Carpet and Backstage starting at 5p.m. ET at cbc.ca/live
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(Nashville, April 24, 2013) Residents of the Golden Horseshoe and visitors alike will be pleased to know that Michelle’s next live performances will be in Toronto on Friday, May 24, and Saturday, May 25, at the 14th annual Tin Pan North songwriter festival! Tin Pan North is Ontario’s largest 3-day songwriter festival, featuring intimate performances ranging from local talent to world-renowned songwriters. Click here for more information about Tin Pan North. Click here for tickets, available now.
On another note, in case you missed it, here’s a link to a sample of Strong, Michelle’s new single, which was just sent to Canadian country radio yesterday. It’s from her forthcoming album due out in the early summer. Enjoy! Let us know what you think of the song.
(Nashville, June 25, 2013) Effective today, CMT Canada has added Michelle’s video of her current single at Canadian country radio, Strong, to its play list. The song, which Michelle co-wrote with Deric Ruttan and Melissa Peirce, is an ode to female empowerment and its video features photographs of real-life women who were able to overcome obstacles and challenges in their lives.
The clip, which was filmed at several locations in Burlington, Ontario, was directed by Crossroads Television’s Keran Rees and his Director of Photography, Chris Stacey. Adam Little from Filmworkers Nashville edited the video. Michelle’s long time friend, legendary director Steven Goldmann, provided invaluable creative input.
(Nashville, June 7, 2013) Great news! Michelle’s long-anticipated new album, Strong, now has an official release date: JULY 9, 2013! The album, featuring her latest single, Strong, is Michelle’s first release of original material in seven years.
Capturing Wright’s distinctive style and expressive voice, Strong showcases her remarkable growth as a singer and songwriter – inspired by the perseverance and strength that she has witnessed in friends, family and strangers over the years. Recorded in Ontario and Nashville, the album was produced by Jason Barry (Dean Brody, Terri Clark, Jason Blaine), Eric Silver (Neal McCoy, Ricochet) and Danick Dupelle (Emerson Drive).
Her passion for songwriting has grown with her newest project, for which she co-wrote 10 of its 11 songs.
“I created this record with a group of friends that I admire as writers, singers and producers. We had a lot of fun,” says Michelle. “The songs are a collection of my observations about life and the people around me and how we’re all just stumbling through it. At time there is laughter and joy; at other times, pain and disappointment. Overall, I hope this record is inspiring and relatable to my fans.”
Click here to see the music video for Michelle’s first single from the album, Strong.
(Nashville, June 1, 2013) For those of you attending next week’s 2013 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tennessee, just thought you’d like to know that Michelle will be performing this Monday, June 3, as part of the 10th annual CMA Global Artist Party! Michelle will take the stage at 9:45 p.m. at The Stage On Broadway, located at 412 Broadway in downtown Nashville.
Be sure to come by and say hi!
(Nashville, May 26, 2013) Michelle joins a host of her fellow country artists tomorrow evening, May 27, 2013, at the Markham, Ontario, Theatre for the Performing Arts, when she attends the very first Country Awards show put on by the recently-formed Country Music Association of Ontario.
The Markham Theatre is located at 171 Town Centre Blvd North in Markham, ON. The gala runs at 7:30 pm. A few tickets are still available from Ticketbreak at www.ticketbreak.com. For more information, contact the theatre box office at (905) 415-7537.
Michelle is nominated for a CMAO award in two categories: Female Artist of the Year, and Songwriterof the Year with co-writers Patricia Conroy and Emerson Drive’s Danick Dupelle for last summer’s hit, Another Good Day. She is also presenting an award and performing her brand new single, Strong, on the show.
(Toronto, May 22, 2013) Watch Michelle’s live national television interview on Global TV’s “The Morning Show” this morning at 9:20am EDT. Don’t miss it as Michelle chats about her new single, “Strong,” and her forthcoming album, and previews upcoming performances in the Greater Toronto Area, including at this weekend’s Tin Pan North songwriters’ festival and next Monday at the first Country Music Association of Ontario awards show at the Markham Theatre.
(Nashville, May 21, 2013) Watch Michelle’s live TV interview on Toronto’s CP24 BREAKFAST this morning at 7:20am EDT. It’ll be short …but sweet!
(Nashville, May 15, 2013) Michelle’s new single received a “Strong” review in this week’s New Canadian Music Intelligence Report from David Farrell.
After picking Strong as the all-format Single of the Week, the NCM review continues:
“Michelle Wright returns with another very “Strong” song, this taken from a forthcoming album. Great story lyric, crack arrangement and a voice that melts like butter on warm toast. The Canadian Country Hall of Famer has been around forever it seems, and yet she continues to look and sound fantastic.”
Click here to listen to a sample of Michelle’s Strong.