Desiree Dorion is one of Manitoba’s most celebrated women in country music. She is known for writing "darkly beautiful and introspective songs" (Bruce Leperre, 730 CKDM), which often make their way to the top of the National Indigenous Music Countdown. She has had four songs chart in the top 100 on the Canadian Country music charts. The Juno award nominee is on the verge of releasing her 5th studio album with the help of producer Chris Burke-Gaffney.
In 2017, Desiree took home the award for Songwriter of the Year at the Manitoba Country Music Awards for co-writing "Whiskey Knows" with Chris Burke-Gaffney. "Whiskey Knows," was also a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition.
Dorion's previous albums have garnered nominations at the 2014 JUNO Awards, 2014 WCMA Awards, 2014 and 2013 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, 2013 Indian Summer Music Awards, the 2012 International Songwriting Competition, 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.
2019 Manitoba Country Music Awards
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