w/ Country Artist Hailey Benedict
Hosted by Kim Cyr
Presented by NOW and THEN Magazine
''Wanted You To''
Hailey Benedict finished last year as the first artist to simultaneously secure the iHeart Radio Future Star and Stingray Trending track features, which catapulted her single, "Wanted You To", to #25 on the Mediabase country charts. The song was the highest-charting independent CANCON single by a female artist in 2021 and Hailey went on to win both Horizon Female Artist of the Year and Horizon Single of the Year at the Country Music Alberta Awards in March 2022. This dynamic, guitar-wielding singer-songwriter has the talent and power to capture an audience, and Sakamoto Agency is already well into booking shows for Hailey.
''Hailey Benedict is such a bright light in Canadian country music,'' says Kim Cyr, Editor in Chief for NOW and THEN Magazine, radio host, and host of the International Music's Journey Podcast. ''Hailey has continued to show that her love of music and songwriting is exactly where she needs to be. The stars keep on aligning for this young artist. Hailey is definitely one to watch. She will be carrying on the legacy of amazing Canadian country women in the music industry that are crossing borders and bringing great Canadian country music to the world stage. Hailey has it all and I know she will be joining these incredible women as a true trailblazer. We are going to be hearing a lot more from this young star.''
Hailey Benedict - Wanted You To - Official Music Video
Level Up - Hailey Benedict - Official Music Video (A Song for Youth Mental Health)
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Hailey Benedict - Project Wild Intro Video
Keith Urban bringing Hailey Benedict up on stage - Edmonton - Sept 16/2016
Writing and performing are in Hailey’s blood, with a lifelong passion for singing and songwriting. Pulled up on stage by Keith Urban in front of 20,000 fans in 2016, she was handed a guitar and sang an original song, with a video of the performance reaching over 10 million views. Her viral videos have made her one of the most followed Canadian country artists on TikTok. They also grabbed the attention of American Idol Producers who invited her to perform for their judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie in San Diego last season.
Hailey has also performed for numerous large-scale events including the Country Music Alberta Awards, Big Valley Jamboree, Seven Music Fest, Canadian Finals Rodeo, CFL Edmonton Anthem singer and headline performer in John Cameron Changing Lives production of Crescendo. She’s been invited to sing twice at Tootsie’s World Famous Orchid Lounge in Nashville, TN and has performed for showcases during Canadian Country Music Association Week. She also has had the privilege of opening for several internationally recognized artists such as Jason Aldean, Blue Rodeo, Lindsay Ell, Aaron Goodvin, Doc Walker, and Gord Bamford.
A strong advocate for mental health and anti-bullying, Hailey supports several charitable foundations, and as a result of her efforts in the community, Hailey was honoured as one of the youngest ever Global Woman of Vision award recipients.
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