New music to INSPIRE you!
Finally, I can share some new music with you! Last night, the INSPIRE Awards took place. Usually they happen at Toronto's beautiful Hart House, but due to the pandemic, the big 10th anniversary edition of the awards went online. What a year for me to have the honour of providing the theme song, "Inspire"! The legendary k.d. lang received the International Icon Award, and HER personal idol, Anne Murray, delivered congratulations. Performer Drake Jensen tipped his cowboy hat to Anne by singing the song that made her an international superstar and Grammy winner, "You Needed Me". His rendition was gorgeous and heartfelt, one of the highlights of the evening. Performances by Carole Pope (from sunny California), Amythyst Kiah (from Tennessee), and other incredibly talented musicians made for a memorable night, helping us to celebrate the lofty achievements of all of the INSPIRE Awards nominees and recipients.
On a personal note, it was lovely for me to have comedian and actor Gavin Crawford (co-host of the awards with Martha Chaves) say that he enjoyed listening to "Inspire", and that it made him want to dance. I hope my newest tune has that effect on all of you as well! James Atin-Godden, who produced the tune, did an amazing job, and I'm currently working on another project with him - more on that later. Wishing you all a joyous, music-filled weekend ahead!