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(September 8, 2011) Michelle will be out-and-about often during Canadian Country Music Week, which begins tomorrow (Friday, September 9) and concludes on Monday, September 12.

On Saturday, September 10, Michelle will be performing at CCMA FanFest on the roof of the Jackson Square Mall alongside some other fine Canadian country artists, including Terri Clark, George Canyon, Doc Walker, Dean Brody, Jason Blaine, Paul Brandt and Gord Bamford. The artists will be there to meet with their fans for autographs and photos during the event, which runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Michelle’s set start at noon.

On Sunday, September 11, Michelle will be inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame at a private gala dinner and award ceremony.

On Monday, September 12, Michelle will present an award at the 2011 Canadian Country Music Awards show, which airs at 8:00 p.m. EDT on CBC and 10:00 p.m. EDT on CMT Canada.

Congratulations, Michelle, on your induction into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. Have a great time at FanFest and the CCMA Awards!

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(September 7, 2011) The Montreal Gazette’s feature story on Michelle, published today on the eve of her induction into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, is now posted online at http://bit.ly/oXAGjm,

Written by the Gazette’s Dave Stubbs, the feature can also be found on page C5 of the Arts section of the physical newspaper.

Yesterday’s audio interview and slide show are still online as well: you can link to them at the top of today’s story.

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(Nashville, September 6, 2011)  Today the Montreal Gazette posted a two-part audio interview with Michelle, accompanied by an extensive photo gallery, as a sneak peek at tomorrow’s featured article on Michelle’s career and upcoming induction into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.

In the interview, Michelle discusses her relationship with her fans, her love of performing, and her journey from growing up and playing guitar on a farm to becoming a Hall of Fame inductee.

Click here to listen to the audio interview and view the photo gallery.

In addition, be sure to check out tomorrow’s Montreal Gazette for a full feature story on Michelle which will also be available at the Gazette website.

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(Nashville, September 3, 2011) The names of the Prize Winners in the Michelle Wright CCMA Sweepstakes have been announced.

There are five (5) Secondary Prize Winners, each of whom has won a limited edition pre-release copy of Michelle’s upcoming CD, The Wright Songs: An Acoustic Evening With Michelle Wright, autographed by Michelle.

The Secondary Prize Winners are: Donna Clark from Hamilton, ON; Dave Dandell, Vernon, BC; Susan Hoffman, Ajax, ON; Maury Lambert, Cupertino, CA; and Ray Briand, Port-Daniel, QC.

The Grand Prize is a pair of tickets to the Canadian Country Music Awards show, which will be held on Monday, September 12, 2011, at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario.

The Grand Prize Winner is Crystal Peckford from Peterborough, ON.

Congratulations go out from Michelle to Crystal and to all the Prize Winners, and her thanks to all who participated.

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(Nashville, August 28, 2011) Michelle is having a sweepstakes to celebrate this year’s Canadian Country Music Awards, which are being held at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario (Canada) on Monday, September 12, 2011.

Those who enter the Michelle Wright CCMA Sweepstakes can win a randomly-selected Grand Prize consisting of a pair of free tickets – courtesy of Michelle – also to the Canadian Country Music Awards show. There are also five (5) Secondary Prizes to be won by random selection, each consisting of a limited edition pre-release copy of Michelle’s upcoming CD, The Wright Songs: An Acoustic Evening With Michelle Wright autographed by Michelle.

Sweepstakes entries will be accepted from 3:00 p.m. Central Time (“CT”) on Sunday, August 28, 2011, through 11:59 a.m. CT on Saturday, September 3, 2011.

Enter the Michelle Wright CCMA Sweepstakes! Learn more and enter here:

The Prize Winners will be announced by Michelle this Saturday, September 3 in the late afternoon on her Facebook page and here on the News page of her website. Prize Winners will be notified by email.

Note: The Grand Prize of this Sweepstakes is one pair of tickets to the Canadian Country Music Awards. Travel to Hamilton, Ontario is not included, nor are accommodations nor meals. However, in the event the Grand Prize Winner cannot attend the 2011 Canadian Country Music Awards show for any reason, he or she cangive the tickets to an approved third party who is able to attend.

Click here for the complete rules of the sweepstakes.

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(Nashville, July 22, 2011) The Wright Store is in the midst of a special sale to celebrate Michelle reaching30,000 Facebook Likers.

During this 30/30/30 sale, which began yesterday at 4:00pm and runs through Saturday, July 30, everything inMichelle’s store will be discounted at checkout an additional 30% off the current purchase price by using promo code MW30.

In addition, everybody who purchases something from Michelle’s website store during the sale (no matter how big or how small the purchase) will automatically be entered into a draw for a Daily Prize and a special Grand Prize!

The Daily Prize at this 30/30/30 sale is an autographed pre-release version of Michelle’s upcoming CD, The Wright Songs: An Acoustic Evening with Michelle Wright, and the Grand Prize is a personal telephone conversation with Michelle!

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(Nashville, August 8, 2011) On Saturday, September 10, Michelle will perform at the largest annual fan appreciation event in Canadian country music: CCMA FanFest!

Held on the roof of the Jackson Square Mall in Hamilton, Ontario, this year’s FanFest features performances from Michelle (this year’s Artist inductee into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame) and other top Canadian country artists, all of whom will be there to meet with the fans for autographs and photos during the event, which runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Other artists participating in FanFest include Terri Clark, George Canyon, Doc Walker, Dean Brody, Jason Blaine, Paul Brandt and Tara Oram.

More information will soon be available at Michelle’s website tour page.

FanFest is one of many events taking place during Country Music Week, September 9 to 12 in Hamilton, ON. This annual celebration brings together industry and fans alike for four days of educational seminars, valuable networking opportunities and most importantly non-stop music. Country Music Week culminates with the live broadcast of the Canadian Country Music Awards on Monday, September 12.

Tickets for the Canadian Country Music Awards, taking place on Monday, September 12 at Copps Coliseum are available at all Ticketmaster locations, or online at www.ticketmaster.ca. Ticket prices range from $45 to $70 (plus applicable taxes and service charges).

 

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Michelle has a new blog post, “For the Love of our Doggies,” which introduces the four loveable dogs sharing Michelle and Marco’s world. But life’s not always sweetness and light for Gracie, Winter, Lycos and Bella: doggies suffer their share of bumps and bruises, too. And canine misadventures can require costly corrective surgery – as Michelle and Marco soon find out.

Click here to read Michelle’s latest blog post.

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(Nashville, June 29, 2011) It’s become somewhat of a tradition for Michelle to celebrate Canada Day and her July 1st birthday with a free performance somewhere in her native land.

This Friday, Michelle headlines a free outdoor concert at Lede Park in Leduc, Alberta, a celebration of particular significance to Michelle not only because it’s Canada Day, but also because it’s her 50th birthday.

It’s an exciting time for Michelle. The Canadian Country Music Association recently announced she will be this year’s Artist inductee into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. Michelle is thrilled to be celebrating this honor, Canada’s 144th birthday, and her 50th with her July 1st concert in Leduc.

For more information about Leduc’s Canada Day festivities, visithttp://www.leduc.ca/Events/Canada_Day_2011.htm.

To read more about Michelle’s upcoming induction into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, scroll down to the previous entry on this page.

Happy birthday, Michelle!

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Inductions to take place during Country Music Week – September 9-12, 2011

(Toronto, ON) June 21, 2011 – The Canadian Country Music Association® is pleased to announce the 2011 Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductees. Recognized for her outstanding contributions to Canada’s country music landscape, Michelle Wright has been announced as this year’s Artist inductee. Bill Langstroth, the host of one of Canada’s first talent showcases, “Singalong Jubilee,” will have his outstanding achievements in television production celebrated in the Industry Builder category.

Canadian born Michelle Wright has drawn rave reviews for her powerful voice for the last two decades. Selling nearly two million albums in North America and enjoying an international career she is the first Canadian artist in the modern era of country to have a Top Ten hit in America (Take It Like A Man, 1992) and a Number One video on CMT-USA.

“What a tremendous honour. I deeply appreciate this recognition and am so very proud to have had the opportunity to represent Canada across the globe through my music,” said Michelle Wright of her upcoming induction. “I have been blessed, and continue to be blessed, with a wonderful career. My thanks go out to the CCMA along with my fans, industry friends and outstanding team – a team that includes my manager Brian Ferriman and my husband Marco. For more than 25 years I have felt their support and without it this recognition would not be possible. “

Spending his youth in Montreal, Bill Langstroth landed his first gig in Halifax as a producer at CBC. Working alongside the recognized Don Messer, Langstroth quickly climbed the ladder, moving from coordinating producer in 1954 to a series producer in 1955. Under this title, Langstroth grew the Don Messer show to a nationally broadcasted program and in the years following hosted, “Singalong Jubilee.”  His extensive efforts and great talent in the areas of television production allow him to be recognized as one of the country’s first and best industry leaders.

“I am honoured and delighted by my induction into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame,” said Bill Langstroth. “To be recognized for my years in the industry by the CCMA as an industry Builder is a distinction that I am proud to celebrate alongside this year’s artist inductee, Michelle Wright.”

The Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductions will take place during a private industry event to be held during Country Music Week. After their induction, Michelle and Bill will have their official plaques displayed at the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame located in Merritt, BC. They will also be acknowledged within the collections of the National Music Centre, which is to be opened in Calgary, AB in 2014.

Taking place September 9-12, 2011, in Hamilton, Ontario, Country Music Week culminates in the live broadcast of the Canadian Country Music Awards, Monday, September 12, 2011 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC Television and at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CMT Canada. For more information about the Canadian Country Music Association or Country Music Week, please visit www.ccma.org.

To purchase your tickets to the Canadian Country Music Awards show, visitwww.ticketmaster.ca.

About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)
Established in 1976, the CCMA is committed to ensuring the growth of Canadian country music through education, communication, information, promotion and recognition. Core to the organization’s efforts is Country Music Week – an annual event that heightens awareness and increases exposure for Canada’s country artists. A culmination of Country Music Week, the Canadian Country Music Awards were inaugurated in 1982 and continue to celebrate the music and artists that represent Canada’s unique culture.

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