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Jessica<\/span> Mitchell<\/h1> <\/div>\n <\/div>\n <\/div>\n
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\n\tCongratulations Jessica on your 2016 CCMA Award Nomination \u2013 Roots Artist of the Year<\/span><\/h4>\n

Country-singer\/songwriter Jessica Mitchell is, at heart, a storyteller \u2013 an open book.\u00a0 Based in Toronto, she has spent the last decade digging deeper into her artistry, focusing on writing new music and crafting her richly unique sound, which has led her to become country music\u2019s best kept secret. \u00a0\u00a0<\/p>\n

After signing a publishing deal with Slaight Music Publishing, Mitchell embarked on several writing trips to Nashville where she found herself inspired by the raw honesty and storytelling nature of the country music genre. \u00a0 This experience led to a new direction in her own music. \u201cWhat I love so much about the genre is the clever way in which country singers emote,\u201d explains Mitchell.\u00a0 Having found a new voice, Mitchell has spent the last few years travelling between Toronto and Nashville collaborating with top-notch songwriters including Stephen Kozmeniuk (Jennifer Hudson, Kendrick Lamar), Todd Clark (Phillip Phillips, Tim Hicks), and John Goodwin (Brad Paisley).\u00a0<\/p>\n

After losing her mother to a long battle with cancer, Mitchell had her own epiphany about what kind of artist she wanted to become.\u00a0 As she puts it, \u201cYou\u2019ll never see the light until it\u2019s completely dark, and it got DARK for a while.\u201d\u00a0 Staying true to who she is as a songwriter Mitchell believes that at the heart of every relatable piece of music is pain and loss.\u00a0 Her hope is that sharing these personal experiences will forge genuine bonds with her audience.<\/p>\n

Produced by Grammy nominated producer Dave Brainard (Brandy Clark, Jerrod Niemann) and co-written with Luke Sheets (Plumb), her lead off track \u201cGrown Up Things\u201d,\u00a0 is a soul-searching song about loss and change, of not wanting to deal with the curve balls that life throws at us \u2013 a feeling that most people have had a some point in their lives.\u00a0 It showcases her powerful and pure voice as well as her considerable song-writing skills. \u00a0 \u201cI want to connect with people,\u201d she says, \u201cand create something that sounds real to someone.\u00a0 Something that might change someone\u2019s life or help that person through a difficult time.\u201d\u00a0<\/p>\n

When listening to Mitchell\u2019s music, she makes it very easy for you to latch onto her inviting melodies and the genuine, soulful nature of her words. The rich tone and hopefulness in her voice grabs you and pulls you in \u2013 and once the song is over, you can\u2019t help but feel as though you have personally connected with her on a deeper level.<\/p>\n<\/div><\/div><\/div> <\/div>\n