Canada’s uncut nation of country music

As Canada prepares to open the country’s first dedicated music venue dedicated solely to the country’s acclaimed country music scene, we take a look at the nation’s most eligible country princess – Katie Pruitt….

Canada's uncut nation of country music

As Canada prepares to open the country’s first dedicated music venue dedicated solely to the country’s acclaimed country music scene, we take a look at the nation’s most eligible country princess – Katie Pruitt.

Rural-born Katy is carving out a career for herself on the Nashville music scene

“Singing is a craft – [and] it’s about being very specific. You take a song and you’ve got to really decide what [is] going to be better,” says Katie. “I believe if you’re a student of songwriting, you can really write a great song. There’s not a lot of overlap, I mean, I don’t necessarily think everybody’s going to be the same. I don’t have some specific idea of what makes a great song; it’s just your experiences, it’s that thing that makes you feel a certain way about something.”

Singing came first, and Pruitt’s mom encouraged her to pursue a career in music. However, Katie always shared her passion for speaking out, and attending the Edmonton Liberal Government Leadership Debate in 2009 was her first step on the political trail.

“I was like, ‘It’s happening, I’m down for it,'” says Katie.

After making several trips to Washington, she campaigned alongside her local Liberal MP and was later chosen to represent Alberta as she sought election to the United Nations.

Katie grew up in Edmonton and moved to Nashville for the country music scene in 2014.

“I’ve seen the picture of my desk there since I first moved to Nashville. It’s totally covered in them [country music posters] and it looks like I’ve been there for years and years,” says Katie.

She splits her time between Nashville and her hometown of Edmonton.

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