“The girl can sing!” says grammy-nominated entertainer, Sammy Kershaw, in an interview with Nashville Country Club. “Her pitch is so good, she has country soul, her phrasing is great and the way she breathes in the song, it’s unbelievable that she has been sitting out there.”
2017 CCMA Spotlight winner Mallory Johnson, has been turning heads in the country music scene, sharing stages with artists like Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Rascal Flatts, and Blake Shelton to name a few. Her debut single “Tupelo” reached #6 on the Canadian Country iTunes top songs list and her following single “Good Mistake to Make” broke top 50 on music row and top 30 on the CDX breakout chart.
Raised on icons like Dolly, Merle and Loretta, it’s no surprise that Mallory wanted to pursue country music. However, hailing from Newfoundland and Labrador, another genre of music is near and dear to her heart — celtic music. Mallory started her professional career performing with the 6-time MusicNL award winning and ECMA nominated celtic family band “The Cormiers”.
In May of 2018, Mallory released her debut self-titled EP (produced by Kershaw) which earned her the 2019 ECMA for Country Recording of the Year and 3 MusicNL nominations for Country Artist, Rising Star and Female Artist of the Year. The EP includes songs written by hit-makers Gordie Sampson, Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges, and Steve McEwan.
Following an audition for the war thriller “Into the Wilderness,” Mallory was asked to both act and write music for the feature film. Directed by Richard De Witt and starring Shuler Hensley, Christopher Lawson Palmer, and Kelly Shipe, the film is aiming to be released in 2020.
On September 20th 2019, Mallory is releasing two brand new songs as a digital 45 called a “Double Shot” (produced by Dustin Olyan). The project includes the singles “Hungover” (written by Mallory Johnson, Krystan Bellows, and Christie Huff) and “Drunk Mind, Sober Heart” (written by Mallory Johnson, Tenille Arts, and Krystan Bellows). “Hungover” has already received an Honorable Mention in the 19th annual NSAI song contest presented by CMT and Martin Guitars and Strings.