The face of a girl that just was presented with a plaque for 100,000 downloads from "Light Up The Night" in her home province after winning 2 Saskatchewan Country Music Awards. CRAZY. FREAKING. NIGHT. I love you guys more than you will ever know for downloading my music and coming to my shows and following my career. And now, as always... Whiskey. ❤️❤️
Please help me #endMS by using the hashtag #StepUp4MS as much as you can over the next couple days!!!
I can't believe I'm writing this for a third year in a row. Bear with me. This is gonna be a LONG one.
I grew up in the early 90s listening, watching, and singing along in my hairbrush to women like Patricia Conroy. Michelle Wright. Terri Clark. Carolyn Dawn Johnson. And of course, Shania Twain. I could've never, in my wildest dreams, have imagined I would someday be looking into the crowd at most of those same women, whom I now call my dear friends, cheering me on as I'm singing my heart out. Even more than that, I never pictured my name next to theirs on a list of "Female Artists of the Year". It has been a VERY surreal weekend, once again.
Thanks for the party, London! To the Canadian Country Music Association Family.. you really have outdone yourself this year. Every year, I truly think we get a little bit better!
To my team at MDM Recordings. Thanks for being the best extended family a girl could ask for. I couldn't think of a more deserving crew to win Record Label of the Year. Again. From the publicists, to the radio trackers, to everyone in between. I appreciate every one of you striving to make my life a little easier.
To my band, I have never been more proud of you boys in my life. The amount of compliments and love that was expressed to me about your playing, your professionalism, and your care for your job was so encouraging, and my heart swells with pride. Love you guys!
To my family at home watching, thanks for sharing me with the world and with my fans. I know it's not always easy watching your little girl walk out the door and really not know where she's going, or what she's doing, or when she's even coming back sometimes. But knowing that I've got you in my corner to come home to is what keeps me going.
To my friends at Creative Saskatchewan and SaskMusic. You are such a cherished team member to me, and I know I'm not alone in saying this. Thank you for seeing the value in Saskatchewan music and the arts, and for allowing us to chase a dream that may have otherwise been slightly out of reach.
To my producer, Corey Crowder, and songwriters on my Kiss Me Quiet album. Thank you for understanding my vision, even when I wasn't always able to accurately put into words what I was hearing. Every song on this album is one of my favourites, and I am tremendously proud of what we've created together.
To my bomb agents at United Talent Agency. Thank you for putting food on my table! Haha, but seriously, thank you for always checking in after a gig, and for dealing with the good, the bad, and the ugly. I'm so thankful to have such a busy schedule doing something that I adore.
To CMT Canada and Canadian Country Radio. Thanks for taking a chance on a little Saskatchewan girl who likes to sing. ????
To DSW Canada and Tacori Engagement Rings, Wedding Bands and Jewelry. Thank you for allowing me to show off some of your most beautiful pieces!
Last, but certainly not least, thank you to my fans. All of you. Whether you started following me during my YouTube days, or whether you started following me last night. I don't take for granted the fact that without you, I don't get to have a job. Thanks for standing in line to meet me after a show. The honour is truly mine to hear your stories. I love you guys!!
#DSWCanada #Tacori #TheShowroomNashville #CMT #CBC #CCMAAwards #FemaleArtistOfTheYear #LondonON
OH!!! AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!!
From now until April 26, for each RT of #StepUp4MS @SKBlueCross will give $1 towards the fight to #endMS @MSSocietySK.