“It took me years to write this song. What I mean by that is that I’ve always wanted to write a tribute to my hometown, but I wanted to get it right. I waited until I had the right idea, the platform, and the songwriting ability to give this song, and this town, the credit it deserves. I hope when you hear this song, it makes you think about, and appreciate all the small details about what makes your own hometown so special.”
An internationally celebrated artist, Jess Moskaluke continues to break barriers in the country music world with her big voice, pop-infused hooks and sonic versatility. The first Canadian female country artist since Shania Twain to achieve CRIA Platinum single status with the hit “Cheap Wine and Cigarettes”, Moskaluke has since gone on to earn CRIA Gold certifications for “Take Me Home”, “Kiss Me Quiet” and a nod for her feature on Paul Brandt’s “I’m An Open Road”.
She was also notably the first Canadian female country artist since 2008 to have a song in the Top 3 with “Drive Me Away”, and has notched another SIX Top 10 hits in addition to that including her first-ever NUMBER ONE “Country Girls”. The 2017 JUNO Award winner for ‘Country Album of the Year’, Moskaluke is also the 2018 CCMA Award winner for “Album of the Year”, a three-time consecutive CCMA “Female Artist of the Year” Award winner – the first resident of Saskatchewan in the history of the awards to achieve this title – a 2017 SOCAN Award winner and most recently took home the 2020 WCM Award for ‘Country Artist of the Year’.
Taking 2020 by storm with “Country Girls” topping the charts, Moskaluke’s follow-up track “Halfway Home” landed in the Top 5 at Australian country radio, where last fall she was invited to play at C2C Music Festival and asked to take part in CMC’s “Songs and Stories” series, performing six songs for a one-hour special. Nominated for her seventh consecutive “Female Artist of the Year” award at the 2020 CCMA Awards, Moskaluke delivered a memorable performance of “Country Girls” during the national broadcast. Next up is the release of “Mapdot”, a personal ode to smalltown pride and the place she’s proud to call home.