Genevieve Fisher, Artist of the Week
Runs Mar. 24-28th.
Genevieve Fisher, 21, born in London Ontario of Aboriginal and Italian parents, has been performing in front of and exciting audiences since the age of two. Since that first award winning performance at the Ilderton Fair in Ontario she has continued her climb to national recognition as one of Canada’s new breed of country singers.
As one of Canada’s brightest young rising country performers, Genevieve seemed destined to excite audiences from a very young age. Upon winning her first singing competition at the age of two, the announcer prophetically proceeded to tell the audience that they will be hearing from young Genevieve in the future. No truer words may have been spoken. Now, even though only 21 years old, London Ontario native Genevieve continues to forge a career which has caused country fans and industry insiders to stand up and take notice. Although her first 3 radio releases all hit Canada’s top 100 it wasn’t until the summer of 2012 that Genevieve achieved her first national hit. Her springtime release of “July”, a song she co-wrote with Nashville songwriter Jennifer Schott, was heard on over 60 stations across Canada and peaked at #41 on the country charts, remaining in the top 50 for almost 3 months. The success she has experienced this year has placed her as one of the top 10 most played Canadian female country artists on Canadian radio. Adding to the excitement for 2012 was her selection by the Canadian Country Music Association to perform at the CCMA’s in Saskatoon as part of the New Artist Showcase. Genevieve was 1 of only 8 performers selected to perform at this prestigious event. The success Genevieve has achieved on radio has transferred to a long list of impressive live show performances. Over the last year she has had the opportunity to open for such big names as Hunter Hayes, David Nail, Dean Brody and Great Big Sea. This year shows no signs of slowing down. Her followup release to “July”, entitled “Shut Down This Day” also hit Canada’s top 50 peaking at 42. As Genevieve continues to unfold her successful music career one thing will remain certain, you will be hearing much more from Genevieve in the near future.
Although her career seems ready to explode, Genevieve has found time to continue her studies. She is currently enrolled in her second year of university studying popular music. If there is any question of what she might do with what little spare time she has left over, Genevieve continues to give back to the communities that have supported her. She often performs at Chippewa of The Thames First Nation near London. Considered a great role model for their youth, she exemplifies someone who can succeed through hard work and dedication.
Some of the many events she has supported include the Fight against Breast Cancer, the Women’s Shelter, Tsunami Disaster Relief, Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, Thyroid Foundation, The Children’s Hospital and Partners in Research, and Toys for Tots. Her obvious musical gift combined with the desire to give back to the community has created the persona of Genevieve Fisher.