Vanessa is a country signer songwriter born in B.C. and raised in Oakville, ON. She recently won the Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase for 2016. Opened live for U.S. country artist Chase Rice in front of 50,000 people.
In August of 2016, and from a field of over 270 applicants, Vanessa won the coveted Emerging Artist Competition at the prestigious Canadian Boots and Hearts Festival, initially by winning the fan voting portion with over 47,200 fan votes and then winning the live singing competition at the festival, besting 6 other artists. After they announced her as the 2016 Emerging Artist winner, she opened for Chase Rice in front of over 40,000 people. Since the festival in August 2016, Vanessa received a prize package worth in excess of $50,000, culminating in the signing of a recording contract with Universal Music. They will support her as she ramps up her visibility in country music, culminating with a record launch to radio in early 2017.
Vanessa spends a lot of time in Nashville, TN, where she has developed a large network of industry professionals and writers. There is no question that Vanessa’s star in on the rise. She excels at writing compelling songs and is literally at home in front of the largest crowds in country music. Stay tuned, as her accomplishments continue at a rapid pace.