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YAHOO VOICES: ‘GIRL WITH A VIEW – FROM CANADA’S SIMPLE LIFE TO NASHVILLE’S MASTERPIECE’

Amanda A. BrooksYahoo! Contributor Network
Aug 29, 2013

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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 »

CAROLYN DAWN JOHNSON TO PERFORM APRIL 4 AT TIN PAN SOUTH SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL

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

CDJ FROM THE SET OF HER UPCOMING VIDEO “THE WHOLE THING”

COUNTRY CHIC

Country Chic

By Marcy Cornblum – Home-Extra.ca

Singer/songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson has a very good reason for her four-year absence from the spotlight: she became a mom. Twice.

But now the Grande Prairie, Alberta, native is back, with the new record, “Love Rules.”

“I bring my songs to life in the studio,” says Johnson. “On stage I love to rock out with my band and let the music take over.”

Her passion for music began with singing in church and at neighbourhood sing-alongs. She went on to study audio engineering in Vancouver. All the while, she was penning songs. Read the rest of this entry »