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(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.

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(Nashville, April 30, 2013) Urgent news!!! The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) has a FREE FAN CLUB open to all fans of Canadian country music from around the world! If you join by the end of today (Tuesday, April 30), you will be eligible to vote for the CCMA 2013 Fan’s Choice Award!

Click here to sign up for the CCMA Fan Club.

And while you’re at it, click here to listen to a sample of Michelle’s latest single,Strong, which was released on April 23 to Canadian country radio. Enjoy!

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(Nashville, April 23, 2013) Michelle’s new single, Strong, has just been sent to country radio across Canada and will be available on iTunes.ca next Tuesday, April 30! Click here to listen to a sample of Strong.

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(Nashville, April 11, 2013) Last Tuesday the Country Music Association of Ontario announced the nominees for their first-ever country music awards, and Michelle has been nominated in the Female Artist of the Year category, and along with her co-writers, Patricia Conroy and Danick Dupelle, as Songwriter of the Year for her song, Another Good Day.

The 2013 Country Music Association of Ontario Awards will be held on Monday, May 27, at the Markham Theatre in Markham, Ontario.

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(Nashville, January 18, 2013) Brian Ferriman, President of Savannah Music and personal manager of Savannah recording artist Michelle Wright, is pleased to report that Michelle recently was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her contributions to Canadian culture and civic life. The presentation was made on Friday, November 16, by the Honourable Member for Chatham-Kent – Essex, Dave Van Kesteren, during Michelle’s concert in Chatham, Ontario, one of the final shows on her recent 28-date Songs From the Halls Canadian tour.

Ten days later, on Monday, November 26, Mr. Van Kesteren spoke in the House of Commons regarding Michelle’s accomplishments and her receiving the medal. Below is the official transcript of his remarks:

“Mr. Speaker, on Friday, November 16, Michelle Wright performed in my riding at the Capitol Theatre in front of a full house.

“Everyone is proud of our hometown girl from Merlin who grew up listening to the Motown hits coming out of Detroit and the country music songs played by her parents.

“Michelle has amassed a total of 25 top ten hits in Canada and a top ten hit in the United States, Take It Like A Man. She was the top female artist in 1993 and, in September 2011, Michelle was inducted in the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.

“Michelle is active with World Vision and is always quick to donate her time and energy, helping to raise money for our local hospital and the Victorian Order of Nurses.

“That is why it was such an honour to present to her, in front of all her fans, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. Everyone in the house agreed that Merlin’s hometown girl is a worthy recipient.”

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal was created to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada.

On behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Governor General of Canada, David Johnston, acknowledged Michelle’s award: “In granting you this honour, I thank you for your dedicated service to your peers, to your community and to Canada. The contributions you have made to our nation are most commendable and deserve our praise and admiration.

“I wish to convey to you the heartfelt congratulations of your fellow Canadians, to which I add my own.”

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(Toronto, Thursday, December 15) When last seen, Michelle was relaxing in a taxi en route to the CBC’s Front Street Toronto headquarters to perform live on both CBC Radio and CBC TV this afternoon on shows that air in the Greater Toronto area and across southern Ontario.

Michelle appears first on CBC 99.1 FM Radio on the show Here & Now between 5:15pm and 6:00pm EST. She’ll be doing three songs live in front of a studio audience in the CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio as part of Sounds of the Season, the broadcaster’s annual fundraiser to benefit local food banks in the Greater Toronto area. The first person who tells Michelle on her Facebook Page which three songs she played on CBC Radio will win a copy of her brand new The Wright Songs CD and a pair of tickets to her Christmas concert at Brock Centre of the Arts in St. Catharines tomorrow night, December 16.

Next up, Michelle guests on CBC TV’s Supper Hour News between 6:00pm and 6:30pm EST. She will perform two songs live in front of a studio audience in CBC’s Lobby Atrium. The first person who correctly tells Michelle on her Facebook Page which two songs she played on the Supper Hour News will win a copy of her brand new The Wright Songs CD and a pair of tickets to her Christmas concert at the Markham Theatre this Saturday night, December 17.

Michelle’s CBC appearances today with be followed by a visit tomorrow morning (December 16) to Canada AM as she continues promoting the release of her brand new The Wright Songs CD and begins the Ontario leg of her 17-date I’m Dreaming of a Wright Christmas tour.

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(Nashville, Friday, November 2) Just thought you’d like to know that Michelle was recently featured in the Chatham This Week newspaper! In the interview, Michelle candidly speaks about her initial surprise at being inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, her current Songs From The Halls tour, and even shares some new details about her upcoming album!

Click here to read the Chatham This Week feature.

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(Nashville, Friday, October 26) Just thought you’d be interested to know that Michelle was featured yesterday in Saskatoon’s The Star Phoenix newspaper, where she discussed her current Songs From The Halls 2012 tour. In the interview, Michelle describes her newfound love for performing her favourite songs recorded by her musical heroes, how her career took her to places she’d never even dreamt of while growing up, her sleepless nights on the road, and much, much more.

Click here to read the full feature.

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(Nashville, TN / Toronto, ON – September 5, 2012) Beginning this Thursday, September 6, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Michelle will participate in multiple events throughout Canada’s Country Music Week, culminating with an appearance at the 2012 Canadian Country Music Association Awards on Sunday, September 9, where she is a nominee for the Female Artist of the Year Award.

On Thursday, Michelle will host the CCMA New Artist Showcase at the TCU Place Arts & Convention Centre at 9 p.m. Michelle will appear next at CCMA FanFest at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Prairieland Park, where she will perform “in the round” with fellow Canadian country artists Gord Bamford, George Canyon, and Aaron Pritchett. Michelle will wrap up the weekend at the 2012 Canadian Country Music Awards, where she is both an award presenter and a nominee for the Female Artist of the Year Award.

The 2012 CCMA Awards will air on Sunday, September 9 at 8 p.m. on CBC, with encore airings on CMT Canada at 10 p.m. EST.

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