Being a self confessed bedroom musician the Young Songwriter competition has given me the opportunity to take my songs into the real world. Bella, Finalist It encourages young people to believe in themselves.
Biography[ edit ] Early life and music[ edit ] Carolyn Dawn Johnson was born in Grande PrairieAlberta to John Johnson, a farmer and operator of a seed-cleaning business, and Loretta Johnson, a supervisor of a home for senior citizens.
Johnson was raised on a farm in Deadwood, Alberta with two brothers, late older brother Derwin, who died due to an undisclosed illness on Christmas Eve inand brother Greg. Johnson was passionate about music from a young age and even asked her mother how anyone could live without it.
During her high school years, she learned to play the clarinet, flute and saxophone. She kept up her piano lessons largely in part due to Thiessan sending books and encouraging letters to her. At the age of 20, she taught herself to play the guitar  and realizing that her true calling was in music, she went to VancouverBritish Columbia and there she attended Columbia Academy  and learned the technical aspects of the music industry.
I'm going for the big picture. InJohnson moved permanently to Nashville after obtaining a work visa and later that year, she signed with Patrick Joseph Music as a songwriter. Johnson's breakthrough as a songwriter came in when " Single White Female ", a song she co-wrote with Shaye Smith and recorded by Wright, became a number one hit on country radio.
This song became Johnson's first number one hit as a songwriter. Another one of her songs, "Downtime", recorded by Messina, also became a top five hit. Singing and recording career[ edit ] InJohnson started her career as a solo artist. Her success as a songwriter led her to a record deal with the Arista Nashville record label.
Paul Worleya producer with whom Johnson was working, was also working with Martina McBride at that time and asked Johnson to sing background vocals on McBride's songs. Johnson toured with McBride for over a year and during this time she was also hard at work writing songs for her debut album.
Later that year, Johnson released her debut album Room with a View in Canada. She co-wrote all 13 songs and co-produced the album. An American release of the album followed a few months later, though only containing the first 11 songs due to differences in the contracts.
The year ended with Johnson receiving a record-breaking 10 nominations from the Canadian Country Music Associationwith "Georgia" and "Complicated" competing against each other for "Single of the Year", "Song of the Year" and "Video of the Year".
Subsequent singles did well on the Canadian charts but not on the American charts. While on tour, she was once again writing songs, this time for her second album. Urban provided his voice for a song on that album. Dress Rehearsal[ edit ] InJohnson released her second album, Dress Rehearsalin which she co-produced and wrote 11 of the 12 songs.
The album debuted at number nine on Billboard's top country albums charts.
This was the only song on the album that she did not write. The second single, "Die of a Broken Heart", also did well on the Canadian country charts but not on the American charts.
Later that year, she received seven CCMA award nominations and won five awards. As with her first album, she wrote all 12 songs, but this time she produced the entire album by herself. The album was originally scheduled to be released in the United States in mid by Equity Music Group but was delayed and Johnson exited Equity in Love Rules[ edit ] InJohnson released the first single from her upcoming studio album.
The album is produced by Johnson and Frank Rogers and features 12 new songs. The couple welcomed a daughter, Abigail Grace Fisher, on September 16, The couple's second child, son Bennett Derwin Fisher, was born February 3, Student Success Felix Shepherd Wows on The X Factor.
BIMM Birmingham Songwriting Student, Felix Shepherd, wowed the judges on ITV's The X Factor. The BPI administers the BRIT Certified Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze awards scheme for music releases in the United Kingdom.
The level of the award varies depending on the format of the release (albums, singles or music videos) and the level of sales achieved. International Songwriters Association has been representing songwriters and those involved in the business of songwriting, since The Beatles, formerly called the Quarrymen or the Silver Beatles, byname Fab Four, British musical quartet and a global cynosure for the hopes and dreams of a generation that came of age in the kaja-net.com principal members were John Lennon (b.
October 9, , Liverpool, Merseyside, England—d. December 8, , New York, New York, U.S.), Paul McCartney (in full Sir James Paul . The albums that have kept us happy, strong, comforted and ALIVE in the past 12 months. A few notes: this chart was compiled by John Doran out of polls from Patrick Clarke, Christian Eede, Luke Turner, Anna Wood & himself based on the new albums they have listened to most since January 1.
Even the most experienced of us find the simplest aspects of life a strange affair, so, combined with the number of us humans rushing around from place to place, navigating our way through this tumultuous landscape could easily appear impossible to someone looking in from the outside.