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(Nashville, Friday, April 6) After such a wonderful 2011, which saw Michelle become one of the youngest country artists ever to be inducted into the prestigious Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, we here at The Wright Staff would like to make her 2012 just as special by “rounding up the troops” to help nominate Michelle for Canada’s Walk of Fame Award!

Throughout her career, we’ve found Michelle to display remarkable character. She’s worked with World Vision Canada for ten years, traveling abroad to countries like Honduras and Zambia in an effort to promote child sponsorship and create awareness of the many impoverished nations currently battling poverty and injustice. She’s visited Afghanistan in support of the Canadian Armed Forces. And in her native land of Canada, Michelle has been an exemplary role model to the many female Canadian artists that have followed in her footsteps.

We, The Wright Staff, would like to ask for your support in nominating Michelle forCanada’s Walk of Fame Award. Whether it’s because of her humanitarian efforts, her character and radiant personality, a personal experience you’ve shared with Michelle, or simply because you’ve enjoyed her music over the years, we ask that you please click here to nominate Michelle.

To nominate Michelle, you must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or Aboriginal resident of Canada, age 19 or older. Nominations may be submitted once per day (between 12:00 a.m. EST and 11:59 p.m. EST) until midnight EST on April 30.

We sincerely hope you’ll join us in our efforts to have Michelle nominated for this honour.

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(Nashville, Friday, March 9) Starting today at 5:00 p.m. (CDT), the Wright Store is hosting “The Michelle Wright 50,000 Fans Sale” to celebrate Michelle now having50,000 Facebook Fans!

The sale will last five days, with different items being discounted by 50% each day beginning at 5:00 p.m. (CDT) today. Every 24 hours, a new item will be discounted. Also throughout the sale free shipping will be applied to orders of $50 or more.

Check back every day at the Wright Store or at Michelle’s Facebook Fan Page for each day’s discounted item

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(Nashville, Wednesday, March 7) A personal note from Michelle:

“Hi, everybody! Thanks again for making the trip to 50,000 such an enjoyable adventure.

“Now it’s time to take care of some fun stuff. I’m happy to announce the names of the Michelle Wright 50,000 Fans Sweepstakes winners.

“Those who entered the sweepstakes will know that if they correctly named the day we crossed the 50,000 Fan threshold on my Facebook Fan Page, their name would be entered into a random draw for five prizes, each an autographed and personalized copy of my new album, The Wright Songs: An Acoustic Evening With Michelle Wright, plus a Grand Prize – a 5-CD libary of my music, autographed and personalized, and including: The Wright Songs: An Acoustic Evening With Michelle WrightDo Right By Me (the remastered and repackaged version);Everything And MoreA Wright Christmas; and Michelle Wright: The Greatest Hits Collection.

“Well, today’s the day. There are now more than 50,000 Fans of my Facebook Fan Page! Hooray!!! So let’s give out some prizes! And here we go!!! The 5 winners of a copy of The Wright Songs: An Acoustic Evening With Michelle Wright are: Nancy Burns, Geoff Graves, Koreen Gross-Keeler, Lorne Holzapfel, and Elizabeth Raymond. Congratulations to the Fantastic Five, and now let’s find out our Grand Prize winner:

OK, gang! The winner of the Grand Prize in the Michelle Wright 50,000 Fans Sweepstakes is JOAN RICHARDSON!!! Congratulations, Joan!!!

To all prizewinners: my office will be in touch immediately to get you your prizes.

Thanks to everybody who entered my Sweepstakes. And to all my wonderful Fans, come back to my Fan Page often: we’ve got more things planned to keep on celebrating us reaching 50,000 Facebook Fans. Love, Michelle”

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(Nashville, Monday, March 5) This morning Michelle announced the immediate launch of her Michelle Wright 50,000 Fans Sweepstakes to celebrate nearing the 50,000-fan threshold on her Facebook Fan Page.

Making the announcement Michelle enthused, “Here we are, everybody, closing in on 50,000 fans on my Facebook Fan Page. Am I excited or what! I’m so blessed to have fans like you!

“I promised you that I would have some news this morning about any celebrations we might have around the time we reach 50,000 Fans on my Facebook Fan Page. Well, here’s news about our “Michelle Wright 50,000 Fans Sweepstakes” that starts right now!

“Guess which day we reach 50,000 Facebook Fans and if you’re right, you’ll automatically be entered into a draw for some autographed Michelle Wright music, including an autographed and personalized 5-CD collection! So go to this link:http://www.michelle-wright.com/fiftythousandfanssweepstakes.html and enter now!”

Sweepstakes participants who follow this link, http://www.michelle-wright.com/fiftythousandfanssweepstakes.html, and correctly guess which day this month Michelle crosses the 50,000 FACEBOOK fan threshhold on her FACEBOOK Fan Page will automatically be entered into a random draw for a 5-CD Michelle Wright music library and other prizes.

Sweepstakes entries will be accepted from 7:30 a.m. Central Time (“CT”) on Monday, March 5, 2012, through 7:30 a.m. CT on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.

For more information and to enter the Sweepstakes, follow this link:http://www.michelle-wright.com/fiftythousandfanssweepstakes.html.

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(Nashville, Saturday, January 21) Michelle will be performing for the first time in 2012 in both Canada and the United States next month, kicking off the year with a solo acoustic performance at the Big Hearts for Big Kids fundraiser, benefitting the Grande Prairie Youth Emergency Shelter Society, at The Jackpot Grill in Grande Prairie, AB, on Saturday, February 11. From there, Michelle will travel to Phoenix, AZ, to perform at the Canadian Snowbird Extravaganza Celebration at the Mesa Arts Center on Tuesday, February 14, and Wednesday, February 15.

Michelle is also pleased to announce that she’ll be performing on the final evening of this year’s Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, AB, on Sunday, August 5.

For more information about Michelle’s upcoming shows, visit her website tour page.

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(Nashville, Tuesday, November 22) Today marks the release of Michelle’s much-anticipated new album, The Wright Songs: An Acoustic Evening With Michelle Wright! Available in stores on CD in Canada and on CD or digital download worldwide through Michelle’s website storeThe Wright Songs is a live acoustic collection of material from her “The Wright Songs” tours of 2009 and 2010. The album features seventeen songs, 67 minutes of live material including hits such as Take It Like A ManYour LoveI SurrenderHe Would Be Sixteen,Nobody’s GirlSafe In The Arms Of Love, and many more.

The album, available on CD or as digital download, can be purchased at Michelle’s website store.

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(Toronto, Friday, November 11) As you may recall, on May 17, 2006, the night when Canadian Armed Forces Captain Nichola Goddard became the first Canadian female combat soldier to be killed in combat since World War II, Michelle was at the same CAF base camp in Kandahar, Afghanistan, entertaining the troops. Two days later, she attended Captain Goddard’s ramp ceremony.

Two years ago, around Remembrance Day, Michelle travelled to Charlottetown, PE, to perform at a concert there to benefit Light Up Papua New Guinea, a project in honour of Captain Goddard. In addition to her musical performances at that concert, Michelle surprised the audience by reciting a poem composed in Captain Goddard’s honour (the first poem Michelle has ever written). Talking about the poem, Michelle relates, “As a result of this invitation to perform in honour of Captain Goddard, I started to reflect upon my experience of being in a war zone when a soldier serving her country lost her life … and the words just poured out.” Michelle presented the original manuscript of the poem to Nichola’s parents, Tim and Sally Goddard.

To view Michelle’s poem, Captain Nichola Goddard, click here.

To hear Captain Nichola Goddard read by Michelle, click the link:http://www.michelle-wright.com/music/fb5.php

Click here to read Michelle’s Afghan Journals.

November 11. Lest We Forget.

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(Nashville, November 10, 2011) This past Tuesday, Michelle visited her friends Laura Mary Clarke and Julian Chojnacki over at Take 8 Films on 17th Avenue in Nashville to guest on their “un-jammed. raw & real on the row” show and shoot a video of Michelle’s Top Ten hit, I Surrender.

Julian and Laura have a fresh, interesting concept for their show. Live video, live audio, live vocals, one camera, one take, no editing, no autotune, etc., hence the term “raw & real.”

Click here to see what they came up with!

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(Nashville, November 4, 2011) Starting tomorrow, Saturday, November 5, at 6:00 a.m. (CDT), the Michelle Wright Store is hosting a very special sale to celebrate Michelle now having 40,000 Facebook Fans!

Here are the details of Michelle’s 40/40/40 sale:

1) The sale is in celebration of Michelle now having 40,000 Facebook Fans.

2) The sale starts at 6:00 a.m. (CDT) tomorrow, November 5, at Michelle’s website store, www.michelle-wright.com/store, and runs for 40 hours ending on Sunday, November 6, at 9:00 p.m. (CST).

3) Many items in Michelle’s website store will be on sale at 40% off their current purchase price.

Hope you enjoy the sale! It’s worth a look – especially with Christmas coming on, and Michelle releasing a new album!

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Nashville, October 24, 2011) With the Christmas season right around the corner, Michelle has officially announced her public shows for her I’m Dreaming Of A Wright Christmas Tour 2011, beginning in Kamloops, BC, on December 3, and ending in Waterloo, ON, on December 22. This year’s show will include some traditional seasonal carols, some of Michelle and her band’s favorite Christmas music, some personal holiday family reminiscences, and some surprises, too – all punctuated by the powerful hits that have earned Michelle recognition as one of Canada’s great vocal talents.

Here is a complete list of the dates:

12/3/11 KAMLOOPS, BC Kamloops Convention Centre Theatre
12/4/11 KELOWNA, BC Kelowna Community Theatre
12/6/11 FORT MACLEOD, AB Empress Theatre
12/7/11 FORT MACLEOD, AB Empress Theatre
12/8/11 SHERWOOD PARK, AB Festival Place
12/9/11 DELBURNE, AB Delburne Community Hall
12/11/11 WHITECAP, SK Dakota Dunes Casino
12/12/11 YORKTON, SK Painted Hand Casino
12/14/11 BLIND RIVER, ON Alain Bray Auditorium
12/16/11 ST. CATHARINES, ON Brock Centre for the Arts
12/17/11 MARKHAM, ON Markham Theatre
12/18/11 WHITBY, ON Class Act Dinner Theatre
12/19/11 LINDSAY, ON Academy Theatre
12/20/11 HUNTSVILLE, ON Algonquin Theatre
12/21/11 BURNSTOWN, ON Neat Coffee Shop
12/22/11 WATERLOO, ON Country Playhouse

For more information about each of the shows, visit Michelle’s website tour page.

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