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CANADA'S STINGRAY COUNTRY STATIONS TO AIR A 60-MINUTE SPECIAL ON MICHELLE WRIGHT

Edmonton, AB’s CFCW will Premiere the Broadcast on September 13 at 6 PM MDT; Stingray Network’s Sister Stations will air the Broadcast on Sunday, September 18 at 10 AM MDT

Canadian Country Music Hall of Famer Michelle Wright will be featured in a 60-minute radio special produced by Stingray Radio’s CFCW Program Director Jackie Rae Greening. The broadcast marks the 30th Anniversary of her global smash Take It Light a Man and spotlights her latest project, the BFD/Audium Nashville album Milestone. The program comes on the heels of her latest appearance at the CCMAs, where this 16x CCMA winner was featured on the CCMA Legends Show and honored in the broadcast for her timeless signature tune, Take It Like a Man performed by Sacha.

 

“I could not have imagined this success without the incredible support of the fans right here in Canada,” say Michelle. “You embraced me first, and I am so grateful to continue to share my music with each of you. As I look back on four decades of being on the road, I have some wonderful stories to share. Tune in and you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the milestones along my journey that began in my Small Town of Merlin, Ontario.”

 

The broadcast will premiere on CFCW on Tuesday, September 13 at 6 PM MDT.  Listeners elsewhere will hear the special when it airs across the Stingray radio network on Sunday, September 18 at 10 AM MDT.  To find the station nearest you, visit https://www.stingray.com/radio.

Michelle’s latest album Milestone dropped on August 26 featuring her most recent releases, Small Town, an autobiographical track she co-penned with Danielle Bourjeaurd and Rick Ferrell, and Heartbreak Song, a smoky, pensive tune she wrote with Adam Wakefield of Texas Hill.  Small Town debuted on the Official Academy of Country Music’s New Music Friday and Spotify’s New Music Friday Playlist on its release day. Michelle currently has two tracks, Heartbreak Song & Take It Like a Man (2022), featured in Spotify’s New Traditions Country Heroes playlist.

 

To purchase or stream the Milestone project, visit https://orcd.co/MichelleWrightMilestone.

 

Michelle is currently featured in the Fall Issue of Western Life Today Magazine and fans can find her sharing her music and stories on these upcoming appearances:

 

To keep up with Michelle Wright, visit the following:

About Michelle Wright

 

Like so many country artists, Michelle Wright cut her teeth playing six nights a week in clubs throughout Canada. In 1988, after teaming with Savannah Records President Brian Ferriman, Savannah Records released her first CD, Do Right By Mein Canada. Michelle and her band set off to tour North America. Do Right By Me was a major hit in her homeland, with seven charting singles and over 40,000 copies sold. That success opened many doors, landing her a deal with the brand-new Arista/Nashville label. Arista/Nashville made Michelle one of its flagship artists, and, in 1990, they released her first U.S. album, Michelle Wright. American audiences enthusiastically responded to “that girl singer from up north with the snow in her videos.” Her first single, New Kind Of Love, became her first top thirty American hit.  

 

In 1992, Arista released her second CD Now & Then, producing a total of six singles including One Time AroundGuitar TalkHe Would Be Sixteen, and the song that changed everything, Take It Like a Man. After the latter was release in February 1992, Michelle became the first Canadian-born artist in the modern era of country music to have a Top Ten hit in America. She went on to secure a number one video on CMT-USA (also for Take It Like A Man) as well as winning the Academy of Country Music’s “Top New Female Vocalist” award. The song also catapulted Michelle to superstardom, receiving a total of twelve music industry awards, including the 1993 Canadian Country Music Association’s Fans’ Choice Entertainer of The Year Award, and double platinum honors for Now & Thenthe same year. 

 

Her career has been a dream come true. Her total of twelve album releases have sold millions of copies and produced twenty-five Top Ten radio hits. She went on to win a total of 16 CCMA Awards. Michelle enjoys an international career that has seen her grace concert stages across North America, Europe, Africa, South America, Australia, and Asia. To date, she has garnered forty major awards, including her 2011 induction into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. 

Stingray operates more than 100 radio stations across Canada, reaching 7.5 million listeners every week in their cars, workplaces and homes. We proudly serve the country’s largest cities and smallest towns, with radio stations from coast-to-coast, from Vancouver to St. John’s. Our stations are active participants in the communities they serve and often rank amongst the most popular in their markets. With on-air talent that entertains and engages listeners, our radio stations operate in nearly every music format including country, Top 40, rock, news/talk, classic hits, and hip hop. For more information, visit www.stingray.com.

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