Thank you CBC for including my work founding #GirlsWhoBelieveFest in amongst your impressive list of Nominees for your “Heart Of Gold Award”. Thank you to the artists who have participated, my charitable partner Girls Inc and my generous sponsors: Slaight Music, Benefit Cosmetics and West 49.
If you’d like to throw a vote my way, i’d be oh so thankful: http://bit.ly/1qlkJ1H
It was an early start but i’m so grateful for the support that’s been shown my way this week from Canadian Country Radio and now Breakfast Television. The love for “Better Than This” makes me so excited for things to come. Country is a beautiful community to be a part of xo
Now you can sing along loud and proud!!
Thanks for all the support with the single so far xo
“She’s seductive, she’s hurtin’ and she can holler” – Roots Music
Following the release of her critically-acclaimed series of EPs, Toronto-based Meredith Shaw (www.meredithshaw.com) has released her “Better Than This” single on iTunes today via eOne Music Canada. Fans can purchase the modern country track at https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/better-than-this-single/id920846026.
Shaw’s country roots are deep, solid and legitimate. After sending her first demo to a Nashville producer at 14, she flew back and forth, with Nashville being the first place she ever made music in a studio. “And I know I have come back to this place very naturally,” Shaw explains. Every moment of putting these new songs together has felt right. I just feel very at ease and very at home.”
Meredith returns to Toronto after a successful country radio promo trip through Alberta and Saskatchewan, after performing at the Canadian Country Music Awards showcasing for the music industry and audiences alike.
The songs that will make up her debut country album will be produced by songwriter/producer Jeff Johnson. “Better Than This” was co-written with her longtime musical collaborator Patrick Ballantyne and Jeff Johnson, mixed by Scott Cooke, features Shane Hayes on bass, Shania Twain’s fiddle player Jason Mowery and Shaun Verreault of Wide Mouth Mason laying down lead guitar licks.
Shaw found success and critical acclaim with her debut album ‘Place Called Happy,’ produced by Big Sugar’s Gordie Johnson. After being released in 2011, the album helped to establish her fresh approach to music as one to be reckoned with on the North American music scene.
Shaw’s music continues to find success, having spent many weeks on the CBC Radio 2 Top 20 chart and being picked as “Song of the Week” on CBC Radio. Most recently, she was a nominee for NOW Magazine’s Top Female Vocalist 2014 alongside Serena Ryder, Feist and Emily Haines. In a true testament to her vocal powers and songwriting, she is nominated for a Toronto Independent Music Awards in the Adult Contemporary category.
Meredith is in the middle of her weekly Wednesdays residency throughout September at The Cameron House (408 Queen St W). Performances start at 6pm.
For more information, photos, or music, please contact:
Eric Alper Director of Media Relations eOne Music Canada P1: 416-913-0998 ex. 4731 P2: 647-280-3345 email@example.com
What a great time Koko and i had in Edmonton…thank you to the Canadian Country Music Association for organizing such a terrific week.
We showcased, we partied, caught up with friends, watched incredible songwriters tell the stories behind their songs and then, Jann Arden hosted the awards with Rick Mercer. Jann & Country music in one spot? I almost exploded. But luckily i didn’t.
After the CCMAs we got in a huge black suburban (ya that’s how we roll) and headed out on my very first radio promo tour! We met all the country stations in Alberta and Saskatchewan. It was a lot of driving but i was so pleased to meet so many great radio peeps. Even cooler that they love the song. Eeeek!
2014 has been a busy busy year, recording and releasing my ‘Tringle” EP series: Trouble (produced by Joel Plaskett) and Hardest Goodbye (produced by John Angus MacDonald: The Trews) through eOne Music Canada.
Thank you for your support with these releases and thanks so much for coming out to the shows!! I’ve been on a bit of a break from playing this summer because i’ve been back in the studio. Yup…MORE music. No rest for the wicked, and you know i’m the wickiest of the wicked
Happy to announce that i’ll be releasing a new single this fall. The tune is called “Better Than This” and it’s COUNTRY y’all so get ready. I’ve been spending a lot of time in Nashville (the place where i started my music career at 14 years old…so just last year;) ) and I couldn’t be happier with the decision to make country music. Sure, i’m a city girl born and raised, but i’m country in my heart and i can’t wait to share that piece of my heart with you this fall!
For now, back to the studio….
It meant a lot to me to get asked back to my highschool, Branksome Hall, to address their graduates!
I am so proud of the girls and i hope that with my speech i was able to pass a little wisdom & inspiration their way…
Photo: Young Alum Award Recipient: Meredith Shaw; Alison Roach Alum Award Recipients: Christie Smythe & Andrea Lenczner (Smythe)
No shows booked at the moment.