(Nashville, TN) June 24, 2011 – The Canadian Country Music Association recently announced the 2011 Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductees. Recognized for her outstanding contributions to Canada’s country music landscape, Michelle Wright has been announced as this year’s Artist inductee. Bill Langstroth, the host of one of Canada’s first talent showcases, “Singalong Jubilee,” will have his outstanding achievements in television production celebrated in the Industry Builder category.
Canadian born Michelle Wright has drawn rave reviews for her powerful voice for the last two decades. Selling nearly two million albums in North America and enjoying an international career she is the first Canadian artist in the modern era of country music to have a Top Ten hit in America (Take It Like A Man, 1992) and a Number One video on CMT-USA.
“What a tremendous honour. I deeply appreciate this recognition and am so very proud to have had the opportunity to represent Canada across the globe through my music,” said Michelle Wright of her upcoming induction. “I have been blessed, and continue to be blessed, with a wonderful career. My thanks go out to the CCMA, along with my fans and industry friends, Brian Ferriman – my manager of more than 25 years, my outstanding team, and my husband, Marco, for helping make this recognition possible.”
The Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductions will take place during a private industry event to be held during Country Music Week. After their induction, Michelle and Bill will have their official plaques displayed at the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame located in Merritt, BC. They will also be acknowledged within the collections of the National Music Centre, which is to be opened in Calgary, AB in 2014.
Taking place September 9-12, 2011, in Hamilton, Ontario, Country Music Week culminates in the live broadcast of the Canadian Country Music Awards, Monday, September 12, 2011 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC Television and at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CMT Canada. For more information about the Canadian Country Music Association or Country Music Week, please visit www.ccma.org.Return home