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Andrea Nixon and the Prairie Son

Andrea Nixon is a Western Canadian Country music Singer-Songwriter currently living in Edmonton, Alberta. She was born in the small town of Kitimat, British Columbia. Her strongest vocal influence is Patsy Cline, though she counts other classic country artists such as Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn amongst her idols. The end goal of both her song writing and performance is emotional authenticity and a strong connection to her audience. Her sound has been compared to a young Dolly Parton on one end and the fiery Reba McEntire on the other. Her songs' lyrical messages cover a lot of ground from heartbreak, to unrequited love, to empowerment! Her shtick is to write her own life into song. She believes in the magic of music and the strength the listener gleans from realizing their truth in the words of another. Almost two years ago, after nearly a decade of penning songs at her dining room table, Andrea began working with the incomparable Singer-Songwriter/Producer/Guitarist Bobby Cameron to prepare all her original material for release. She is extremely proud of the album set to drop in 2016.


In January 2015, she independently released her first commercial single "You Didn't Make Me." The song received airtime in Edmonton (CFWE and CJSR), Leduc (93.1 The One), Whitecourt (XM 105), Drayton Valley (Big West Country), High River (Sun Country), Kamloops (Country 103) and Owen Sound (Country 93) and was featured by Medicine Hat's CHAT FM, during their Top 30 countdown. In April, Program Director TJ Collins of Country 103 added the tune to his playlist, describing Andrea Nixon as an "emerging artist." Andrea thanked Alberta broadcasters in person during a radio tour with on-air interviews and performances in Whitecourt, Drayton Valley and High River and by calling in to discuss the song, its message and her passion for country music with DJs in additional locations. Andrea also shared her personal story on air with Jenn Dalen, host of her stations "Made in Canada" program.
In April 2015, she became a Regional Semi-Finalist in CBC Searchlight 2015, landing in the top 225 out of the more than 3000 entrants. On May 25th of 2015, she was one of ten Alberta based artists to be awarded a $10,000 music video grant through Telus Storyhive to produce her debut music video with her film partner Justin Brunelle of Moving Artistry Productions. This video featured two hundred extras including many members of Alberta's music and line dancing community as well as an army of supporters.

She was able to accomplish these feats thanks to her incredible fan base for whom the single's empowering message rang true. Along with her passion for country music, Andrea is an avid supporter of local charity, Little Warriors. As a thank you for her fans support of the single and music video, Andrea organized a charity event in support of Little Warriors, performing a free show at the video's clothing sponsor, Welsh's Saddlery & Western Wear and selling branded merchandise that she personally designed, with all proceeds going directly to Little Warriors.

She continues to raise both funds and awareness for this organization through radio interviews, public appearances and merchandise. Hot on the heels of the success of "You Didn't Make Me," Andrea is preparing to release more singles, and a full album entitled "Diary of a Housewife" in 2016. Andrea has collaborated with some of Edmonton's best musicians to form her touring band "Andrea Nixon and the Prairie Son." They are currently performing locally, with plans to tour Alberta in Spring/Summer 2016.

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