Small Town Girls
In 2017, Small Town Girls hit the music scene with a storm, winning the Ice, Snow and 30 Below #kickitwithkissel contest at the ages of 12 and 14. They opened for Brett Kissel in Barrie, January 2017, where he commented that it was like watching “the Dixie Chicks for the first time on stage”. They amazed the audience, making this the beginning of their musical journey. For 3 young girls, this was like a dream. Their hard work and dedication had paid off. For the next year, they continued to blossom, travelling province wide to perform at fairs and festivals. Their set list grew from 20 to 30 to 60 songs. They began songwriting with Jason Hamor from Nebraska and Doug Folkins from British Columbia. Songs like “Small Town Girls” and “Six String” were added to their set, showcasing their ability to write and harmonize their own music.
In 2018, they won their 2nd #kickitwithkissel contest, earning them a spot on the “We Were that Song” tour in North Bay, Ontario. This time they played an original song “Right As Rain” wowing the audience with their harmonies and playing abilities. This gained them recognition from the Country Music Association of Ontario, who named them Artist of the Month for January 2018. Small Town Girls went on to win the Country Wild Music Festival “Emerging Artist Contest” as well as the Boot Hill Jamboree “Rising Star Contest” winning them a set at Boot Hill Jamboree, performing ahead of Johnson Crook, Nice Horse and Aaron Goodvin. The year ended on a high as the girls won the “Norfolk Has Talent” contest and walked away with $5000 in winnings.
In 2019, Small Town Girls placed in the top 6 of the “Next Country Music Star Contest” and gained new fans and followers on Social Media. One of the highlights of 2019 will be opening for Cold Creek County in June 2019 as well as having their own set at Country Wild Music Festival in July 2019.