Jess Moskaluke, Artist of the Week
Runs Sept. 1-5
Jess Moskaluke (born in Langenburg, Saskatchewan is a Canadian country pop singer.
In June 2011, Moskaluke won the Next Big Thing contest and SaskMusic. In September 2011, she won the New Artist Showcase Award at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. She was chosen to represent Canada at the Global Artist Party at the 2012 CMA Music Festival.
2013 kicked off with a bang as Jess Moskaluke (MDM Recordings Inc./Universal Music Canada) released her new single “Hit N’ Run” to Canadian radio airwaves on January 28, 2013, hitting number 48 on the BDS radio charts for country radio in Canada in two short weeks. A small town gal from Langenburg, SK, she celebrated her first Saskatchewan Country Music Association Award for Female Vocalist of the Year! On October 14, 2013 Jess will release the first single “Good Lovin’ ” off her forthcoming album (release date TBA) to Canadian country music radio.
With her collective YouTube views to date just shy of 20,000,000, the past few years have been a whirlwind for this country songstress, a Tyler Ward Featured Artist who rocked the stage on a 45-city tour with his camp throughout North America in 2011. Wearing her signature stilettos and sporting her long dark rocker-chic hair, she released the title track and video “Catch Me If You Can” on June 4, 2012, and the 8-track EP on September 4, 2012. An award-winning Canadian country artist in her own right, she won both the 2011 Big Dog 92-7/Astral Media’s “The Next Big Thing” (securing an opening spot with Grammy award nominee Dierks Bentley) and the 2011 Canadian Country Music Awards New Artist Showcase. Jess’ rapidly growing fan base is evident with her first indie EP “Cover Up” debuting at number 5 on the iTunes Canada album charts, whilst her YouTube cover of The Script’s “For The First Time” reached over 1,000,000 views in only 3 weeks. On November 4, 2012 her track “Go Big Or Go Home” was featured on the hit TV show Heartland.
Certainly no shrinking violet, her rich, edgy vocals and stunning beauty has attracted the attention of many music industry executives including the Identical Entertainment team in Nashville, who signed her to an artist development/publishing deal in 2010. Of German/Ukrainian heritage, she is a Saskatchewan native, born and raised in the town of Langenburg. When she is not on the road touring, Jess splits her time between her home base in Saskatchewan, Canada and the US, writing in Nashville alongside the Identical Entertainment team.
In 2011 she continued to further her career working with Canadian country music distributor and record label MDM Recordings Inc. Her EP is a medley of pop-infused country tracks, with 3 tracks produced by award-winning musician Mitch Merrett (2007 Canadian Country Music Award Producer of the Year and Juno nominee). Fresh faced, bubbly and full of spirit, Jess is ecstatic to see what her musical future has in store. A sign of exciting things to come, she was chosen to represent Canada and perform at the Country Music Association (CMA) Global Artist Party at The Stage to help kick off CMA Fest 2012.