Michelle Wright, the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame icon, logs the mile markers of her career with her co-penned new release Small Town available today on all platforms. To stream or purchase this track produced by Bob Funk, visit: https://orcd.co/MichelleWrightSmallTown.
Small Town serves as the lead single from her forthcoming album Milestone on BFD / Audium Nashville dropping in August. Michelle debuted the single she co-wrote with Danielle Boujeaurd and Rick Ferrell earlier this month at her Country Music Association of Ontario and CMA Music Festival performances.
“It was my first time writing with Danielle and Rick. Danielle started asking me questions about my career,” recalls Michelle. “It was fun reminiscing, and it was suggested that we write my story. As the song started to present itself on the page, it unfolded very organically. Small Town says so much about the road I’ve been on in just three minutes. It makes me smile each time that I listen to it.”
While the song serves as snapshot of her journey, fans have been dancing to this summer country smash with a pavement pounding Motown beat that drives the single. It’s only fitting that Michelle would dial in on the sound of Motor City as she was reared in the border town of Merlin, Ontario, Canada, a farming community of around 700 an hour away from Detroit.
Here’s a lyrical selection from Small Town:
“I’ve been all around the world, even kissed the Stanley cup.
Got to sing at the World Series, ‘oh Canada’
Some things are gone; some things have changed.
Some things will always stay the same.
Cause I’m a little bit small town, edge of the border
A little big city when I got older
When the carpet rolls up and the lights go down,
I’m still small town, small town.”
Michelle has been traveling across North America this year celebrating the 30th Anniversary release of her breakout album Now & Then. That project featured her signature hit Take it Like a Man alongside fan favorites, the storytelling, powerful ballad He Would Be Sixteen and party starter Guitar Talk.
Upcoming Performances & Appearances
Date: Sunday, July 3
Time: 6:30 PM
Event: Dauphin’s Countryfest
Venue: Club Regent Casino & Event Centre Main Stage
Address: 28 2nd Avenue NE, Dauphin, MB R7N Oz4
Date: Friday, July 22
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Recreation Park
Address: 221 SW 13th Street, Chehalis, WA 98532
Date: Sunday, July 31
Time: 2 PM
Venue: Camrose Regional Exhibition Grounds
Address: 4250 Exhibition Dr, Camrose, AB T4V 4R4, Canada
Date: Saturday, August 6
Time: 9 PM
Address: 8528 14th Line RR#2 Merlin, ON NOP 1WO
Preregister at: https://flightfest.ca/
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 Me, in 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 Around,” “Guitar Talk,” “He 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 & Then the 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.
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