This 17 year old songwriter is quickly making a name for herself within the music industry as Olivia’s vibrant and sweet style shines with a unique country sound.
As winner of the 2012 Global Country Talent Search (Youth), Olivia recently traveled to Tennessee for the 2013 NACMAI (North American Country Music Associations International) competition. Olivia won International Female Vocalist, International Female Entertainer, Songwriter, and Co-Songwriter (with Larry Wayne Clark) in the 17-20 age division. In 2011 and 2012, Olivia was nominated for ACMA Female Artist and Fan’s Choice awards and is a finalist in the 2013 Ponoka Stampede Talent Show this June!
Since 2011, Olivia has been entertaining audiences at local, provincial, and national levels. On her first trip to Nashville, Olivia sang at the famous Tootsies and recorded 2 demos at Smash Recording located inside Studio 19. She has performed at main events such as the Calgary Stampede, Big Valley Jamboree, Westerner Days, Summer Send Off, River City Round UP, the CFR, and New Year’s at Edmonton City Hall with Global Country artists. Olivia also performed the national anthem for the Edmonton Eskimos’ New Fan Day and the Edmonton Indy, and showcased at the 2012 ‘Diamonds in the Rough’ Stage at the CCMAs in Saskatoon.
Olivia publishes her songs with Royalty Music Publishing Inc., and regularly writes with Larry Wayne Clark. Olivia has also written with industry songwriters Troy Kokol, Tim Taylor, Freddy Litwiniuk, Willie Mack, Jimmy Whiffen, Vee Lasher, Mitch Smith, Jason Petric and Frannie Klein.
Olivia’s songs ‘Drive’ and ‘Visit Me’ (co-writer Larry Wayne Clark) were winners in the 2013 NACMAI competition and semi-finalists in the 2012 UK Songwriting Contest. Olivia's creative talents caught the ear of TV producer/host Michael-Ann Rowe of the Detroit PBS show 'Off the Beaten Palate' where 2 of Olivia's songs (Taste the Sun and Alberta Pride) will be used for this food & travel show airing June 6, 2013.
Writing and performing country music is Olivia’s passion and what fuels her soul.