By Mallory Clarkson
An Alberta songstress will be throwing her voice behind the Lloydminster Community Youth Centre (LCYC) this weekend as the agency raises more funds for its new location. On Sept. 13, Grande Prairie-native Carolyn Dawn Johnson will be bringing her musical talents to the Vic Juba Community Theatre at 8 p.m.
Tracy Klotz, vice-chair of the LCYC board and event chair, said proceeds will be going towards moving the cramped centre into a larger facility, as well as costs associated with renovations of the new spot. He added this kind of event could become a more permanent fixture on Lloydminster’s event calendar.
But with the award-winning singer’s performance on the horizon, Klotz said he couldn’t be happier. “Carolyn Dawn Johnson is the 2012 female country music (artist) of the year,” he said. “I’m hearing nothing but fantastic comments about what kind of a person she is and it’s very suitable to our type of community involvement, our type of centre and things like that. “Everybody that’s involved in the concert and has been talking about it is tremendously excited to know because she’s a fantastic performer and very giving of her fans.” Tickets cost $40 and Klotz said it would be “amazing” if in excess of $20,000 could be raised from this event. Read the rest of this entry »
The life and career of hit singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson has been a steady climb to the top, as she remains a staple in the country music industry nearly 20 years after setting out to pursue her dreams in Nashville.
Just four short years after making the 60-hour drive from Vancouver, BC Canada to Music City U.S.A., Johnson scored her first chart-topping hit as a songwriter when Chely Wright took “Single White Female” all the way to No. 1. The success then led to publishing deals and cuts with several other artists like Patty Loveless, Mindy McCready, Kathy Mattea, Pam Tillis, SheDaisy Lila McCann, Suzy Bogguss, Linda Davis, Jo Dee Messina & more. Johnson was named Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year in 2000 by Music Row, and has continued to carry that title well as one of the town’s most loved and respected tunesmiths around.
“I love this town and all the creative people that really make it happen,” says Johnson. “I never seem to run out of inspiration. The music community has always included me and uplifted me, and I’m extremely blessed and thankful.” Read the rest of this entry »
DATE: Saturday, August 10th
WHERE: South Huron Recreation Centre, Exeter, ON
TIME: Doors open at 7:00pm / Show begins at 8:00pm
TICKETS: $85.00 plus HST
TICKETS AVAILABLE: http://cwired.co/
Canadian country music icons – Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Michelle Wright, Beverley Mahood and Patricia Conroy will take the stage for the first time ever for the Exeter Rodeo Committee Fundraiser in a unique Acoustic Concert in the Round.
The Acoustic Concert in the Round – The Songwriters Series 2013 celebrates the penning of original songs and introduces you to four of Canada’s strongest female country songwriters of our time.
Carolyn Dawn Johnson (www.cdj.com) has racked up 17 CCMA’s, including the tile for reigning Female Artist of the Year, as well as being crowned the Academy of Country Music Top New Female Vocalist in 2002. The following year CJD was named Favorite New Country Artist of the Year by the American Music Awards.
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CALGARY, July 15, 2013 /CNW/ – Following the unprecedented flooding in Southern Alberta, some of the biggest names in music are joining forces with business leaders and the Province of Alberta to stage the Halo High Water Benefit Concert August 4, 2013 and raise money in support of the Calgary Foundation’s Flood Rebuilding Fund. The televised performance and telethon will feature an all-star roster of musical talent.
The Halo High Water Benefit Concert will take place on Sunday, August 4th at the Southern Jubilee Auditorium inCalgary. The performances will broadcast on CBC TV and Radio and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network in conjunction with a telethon that will enable all Canadians to donate and support the people and communities impacted by the flooding. CBC Music will also broadcast on-demand video of the full show and individual artist’s performances.
“Whether it’s rural communities like High River, urban neighborhoods in Calgary, or the southern Alberta First Nations, thousands of people have been impacted by the flooding. However, as with any great tragedy, the power of the human spirit is evident in the way communities and individuals have rallied to support those that need it most,” said Tom Jackson, Halo High Water Benefit Executive Producer and Host. “Everyone associated with the Halo High Water Benefit Concert is greatly honoured to provide an evening where the entire country can come together to show our support and celebrate the incredible community spirit that has been demonstrated in Alberta and acrossCanada.”
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Carolyn Dawn Johnson opened the Chevy Roadhouse Stage on Thursday afternoon to fans from around the world. Right in the center of it all, the Chevy Roadhouse Stage was in a great location for fans to find Carolyn – they just had to follow that beautiful songbird voice. “I found out later that the CMA guide book had me down for 1:30 instead of opening the stage like it was always planned for, so I was thankful that the fans recognized my voice and came anyway!” Johnson told CMJ.com.
Immediately after the performance, she quickly went over the the Team Cocktail Booth to sign autographs. The booth was filled with fans and CDJ music was being spun by the DJ. CDJ stayed as long as she could and did her best to meet with every single fan. “I had a sweet day performing and loved all the faces, singing, swaying and dancing, Thank you,” was her final post on Facebook and Twitter with great memories of another CMA Music Fest.
Is it just me, or is there more music than ever at this year’s CMA Music Festival?
I took my first tour of the “campus” on Thursday afternoon (June 6), and it seemed like just about every ten steps I took, I caught another melody.
As usual, I proceeded downhill to the river. Unlike usual, this year’s tour began at the brand-new Music City Center, which is making its debut as the home of the Fan Fair part of the fest. When I saw the exhibit hall’s layout map, I was concerned that there would be audio bleed between its various stages. Not to worry: The hall is so vast that you can’t hear any music being made from one side to the other.
At the Keep the Music Playing Stage, which is on the 8th Avenue side of the hall, Alana Springsteen was holding forth. In the middle of the hall on the Korean War Veterans Boulevard side of the venue, “Thinking Problem” David Ball was giving the fans a taste of true-blue country. This stage, by the way, has some of the best bookings of the fest. On Thursday, alone, it hosted Riders in the Sky, Buddy Jewell, Daryle Singletary, T.G. Sheppard, gospel’s Chuck Wagon Gang and bluegrass stars Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, in addition to Ball and others.
Carolyn Dawn Johnson will be performing on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 6:00pm at the Hard Rock Cafe Nashville for the prestigious Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival – the world’s largest all-songwriter festival. Tin Pan South offers the chance for fans to hear songwriters tell stories behind hit songs they have written and perform the songs as they were originally composed. Performing alongside Carolyn Dawn Johnson will be Carly Pearce, Melissa Peirce, and Jenn Schott. The Don’t miss your chance to see this incredible show! More information HERE