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SINGER-SONGWRITER CAROLYN DAWN JOHNSON TO PRODUCE ANTHEM FOR FEMALE SELF CONFIDENCE MOVEMENT

Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson has become the latest high profile Canadian woman to throw her support behind the female self-confidence initiative The Sparkle Project BC by offering to produce and financially sponsor its Kristal Barrett-Stuart penned anthem, “Sparkle”.  See more at http://cwired.co/CDJ15SCM

CAROLYN DAWN JOHNSON TO GRACE LLOYDMINSTER STAGE

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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 »

TERA LEE TALKS ABOUT WORKING WITH CDJ

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Tera Lee  – KG Mornings

I remember exactly where I was the first time I heard her music. It was Keith and Lana Floen’s annual musician’s picnic on Sunday of the Labour Day Long weekend. There was a break in the jamming, so Country 105 was playing over the PA. I was actually chatting with Lana when ‘Georgia’ came on the radio. She quickly stopped in the middle of our conversation and said, “have you heard this yet”. I hadn’t, so we took a break from chatting and listened together. I’ve always respected Lana’s ear for music, and when the song was over, she had not let me down. She went on to tell me what little she knew of this singer … she was Canadian and a writer who had got an American deal.
CCMA’s were only a week away and you can always count on the record companies to parade their latest and greatest around, introducing them to the industry. I’m not sure at what point it was in the weekend, but it was during Country Music Week 2000 that I experienced the complete artistry of Carolyn Dawn Johnson. It was just her, with her accoustic and I totally remember being blown away overall, but did take special note of how she could really play guitar… I hate to say for a woman, but a chick that can really play always scores points with me.
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LOVE RULES: CAROLYN DAWN JOHNSON’S HAVING IT ALL

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Heath McCoy – Calgary Herald

To focus on the hard-won career, or put it on hold to raise a family?

That’s a crossroads familiar to so many women in this day and age — and celebrated Canadian country singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson was no different when she decided to put on the brakes and start her family a couple of years back.

But given the fast, hyper-competitive nature of the music business — and her status as a public figure a considerable fan base wants to hear from — it’s fair to say the pressures on Johnson were felt with a particular edge.

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