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Coast To Coast Closeup – Hailey Benedict

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October 1, 2019 at 9:55 am - Home, Coast to Coast Closeup
By Cal Gratton

The Coast To Coast Closeup is presented by The Eagle River Casino and Travel Plaza in Whitecourt.

“I wanna say a HUGE THANK U to Hailey Benedict who blew us away tonight!!!!!“Keith Urban Captivating a worldwide audience after performing her original song “Clean Slate” for country super star Keith Urban and nearly 20,000 fans at Rogers Place Arena, 17 year old Hailey Benedict continues to forge her own impressive mark as a rising talent in the country music industry. 

Recognized as the youngest winner of the 2014 ACMA Fan’s Choice Award, this guitar wielding singer/songwriter was named a Top 10 Canadian Songwriting Competition youth finalist, a 2019 EMA Rising Star, as well as a five-time North America Country Music Association International Award winner, including Female Vocalist & Most Promising Female Entertainer and Songwriter of the Year

Hailey has performed for numerous large-scale events including the Alberta Country Music Awards, Big Valley Jamboree, Seven Music Fest, Tootsie’s World Famous Orchid Lounge and has also been part of several Artist Showcases during Canadian Country Music Week. 

Hailey has had the privilege to open for several internationally recognized artists including Jason AldeanChris YoungLindsay EllGord Bamford, & Hunter Brothers. Most notably, Hailey received international attention when a video of her impromptu original performance for Keith Urban went viral reaching more than 10 million views to date. 

As a result of her achievements and philanthropic efforts, Hailey was recognized a 2017 Global Woman Of Vision recipient.

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