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Well.... I can't put the start to this note any other way! This has been an amazing year so far, and I can't thank my fans, management and musical family enough for all that's happened for me. First of all I'd had some amazing shows with some amazing musicians throughout Alberta at many of the popular Casino's, including Grand Prairie, Cold Lake and Camrose. May brings me to the very successful, well received and VERY FUN Western Canadian radio tour. I can't say enough about this and thank Kevin Lato for being with me to play guitar, help with the driving and keeping the laugh's going on the 6500KM we drove throughout SK, AB and BC. Thanks to all the fam along the way that gave up beds and food for us too :) All the people we met at the stations were so receptive and I'm very appreciative of the support they gave me at EVERY stop! Now we're into June and I have shows throughout the end of the month which I've been missing - HOWEVER, in saying that, the best thing that I could have asked for came to me as a very pleasant SURPRISE. I learned that I have made the 2nd ballot for CCMA Female Artist of the Year! WOWOWOWOW! I can't tell you how exciting this is and can't explain the gratitude one gets for their support, and to know that people are recognizing what you're doing and loving what you do enough to submit your name is truly an honour..... LOL... I've been a voting CCMA member for 9 years and to actually have seen my name there was surreal and well....Need I say more!
I have an extremely busy Stampede week coming up as well with at least 15 different shows and breakfasts with a definite highlight of having been asked to sing the National Anthem at the Grandstand opening the 2009 Rodeo, which also airs nationally on CBC. What an honour! If this is any indication of how the rest of this year is going to go, bring it on! Thanks everyone for sticking by me. Hard work pays off, and don't just dream what you want to do, DO IT!!