MICHELLE WRIGHT FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

MICHELLE WRIGHT NOMINATED FOR 
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR AT 2013 CCMA AWARDS 
Toronto,
ON – Announced on June 17 at the 2013 CCMA Awards press conference,
Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Michelle Wright, has been
nominated for
Female Artist of the Year, an award she has won five times previously. Wright recently released her new album, Strong,
on July 9, 2013. The album features her current single, “Strong,”
co-written with fellow singer/songwriters Deric Ruttan and Melissa
Peirce and presents original music from Wright for the first time in
seven years.
“This is an exciting and gratifying day for me and my team,” says Michelle Wright. “Thank you to all of the CCMA members for the nomination for Female Artist of the Year.”
Over the course of her career, Wright has accumulated more than 40 major awards (including the Academy of Country Music Award for Top New Female Artist
in 1993) and has garnered 25 Top Ten Canadian radio hits. Additionally,
she is the first Canadian-born artist in the modern era of Country
music to have a Top Ten hit in the U.S. (“Take It Like A Man”), with the
accompanying video being the first clip from a Canadian artist to reach
#1 at CMT U.S. Last year, Wright was awarded the prestigious Queen
Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her contributions
to Canadian culture and civic life. She has been a devoted World Vision
Canada artist affiliate for the past 10 years.
Since
her debut release, Wright has sold nearly two million albums in Canada
and the U.S., enjoying an international career that has brought her
around the world. 

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