Her voice is as smooth as her worn in leather cowboy boots. Her music is as rockin' as the gravel roads around her hometown in Dauphin Manitoba. Desiree Dorion's latest album, "Small Town Stories," has garnered nominations at the 2014 JUNO Awards, 2014 WCMA Awards, 2014 and 2013 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, and 2013 Indian Summer Music Awards. Her recently released song, “Turn to Me” won an honourable mention in the 2012 International Songwriting Competition. The song is a touching tribute to her daughter Grace. You might expect a singer to take time off after having a baby.....but not Dorion. In her typical 'hard-working-country-girl' style, she was right back at it, writing and recording songs with WCMA award-winning Producer and Manager Arun Chaturvedi (James Struthers, Keeping up with the Kardashians). The album, serves as a follow up to her critically acclaimed record “Soul Back Jack” which garnered Dorion multiple awards and nominations including Best Country Album and Best Female Artist at the 2010 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, Best Country Artist at the 2010 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, Best Country Album at the 2011 North American Indigenous Image Award, Best Country Album at the 2011 Indian Summer Music Awards, and Best Country Album and Best Female Artist at the 2011 Native American Music Awards.
Honesty, emotion, and work ethic are some of the defining attributes of Dorion. These coupled with her gift for songwriting, and her versatile voice (at times reminiscent of greats like Dolly Parton) are what sets this young country crooner apart.