Corinne (pronounced Coreen) began her dream of playing music early in life. She started piano when she was 5, guitar at 12 and played saxophone in her school and community marching band. She grew up on her family farm in Manitoba near Strathclair and moved to Central Butte Saskatchewan in 2004 where she married her farmer husband and is currently continuing her dream of pursuing music while helping run the farm and raise a family.
She has released three albums…'Wave' in 2010 and 'Party Line' in 2013, and 'Chasing Butterflies' in 2015. Her song “Prairie Town” was selected for a compilation cd to celebrate The Lyric Theatre’s 100th year celebration in 2012. In 2013, her song and video “Taking Back Summer” was aired on Canada Am. She was a featured artist on the Timberline Music Show in 2014 and was a "Roots Artist" nominee at the 2014 Saskatchewan Country Music Awards where she performed on the Roots Cafe stage. That same year she won a song contest for the Just Be Friends organization where her daughter performed the song “Just Be Friends” with her. In 2016, “Chasing Butterflies” was nominated for roots album at the SCMA’s. She has loaned her talents to fellow members both in live shows and as a studio musician. Songwriting, however, remains her greatest love. Her music reflects her influences from 80’s rock and 90’s country. Her lyrics tell the stories. Corinne’s songs have and continue to leave an impression to all who hear.
Back in the studio for Prairie Town
July 15, 2022
Back in 2003 when she made the move from Manitoba to Saskatchewan, Corinne wrote "Prairie Town", a catchy tune paying hommage to the small towns on the Canadian prairies. The original version was recorded in 2003 on her small digital studio. In 2012, it was selected to be included on Swift Currents "The Lyric Theatre - A Living Legacy" compilation cd and was re-recorded at the Lyric Theatre. With the song turning 20 next year, she decided to head back to the studio to record a version closer to the original but with a professional sound. Mike Beaudry of Sonar Records in Tugaske, Sk did a stellar job of recording and mixing, and adding his amazing Brent Mason style guitar licks to give Prairie Town a fresh new feel. The song resonates with the people on the prairies. Conor Geekie of her hometown in Strathclair, Manitoba was recently selected 11th overall in the NHL draft and chose Prairie Town to play when they called his name. Whatever your age, if you're from the prairies, the lyrics will resonate with you and the music will have you dancing. It can be found on all streaming platforms.
Real Life Reality
March 6, 2021
Corinne headed down the road from her farm by Central Butte to Sonar Records in Tugaske for the recording and production of "Real Life Reality". This 5 song EP is her fourth album. She wanted to give her mostly traditional country lyrics a 90's country sound. Corinne's songwriting has always been influenced by her life on the prairies. And this album is no different. The songs range from the title track having a more modern sound and is based around our addiction to technology, to the song 1905, which is the story of homesteading in the Palliser Triangle. All but the last track are upbeat. The final song being based on a quote by her farmer husband "I'm Tired, I'm Broke and I Just Don't Care". The single Real Life Reality was released to radio on March 3. The album will be available on all streaming platforms mid-March. Recorded at: Sonar Records, Tugaske Sk Produced by: Michael Beaudry