Erica Brighthill, hailing from Ottawa, Canada, has emerged as a dynamic country singer songwriter, captivating audiences with her enchanting voice and empowering lyrics. Her journey in the world of country music began at a tender age, inspired by her mother's friend and country music luminary, Carole Ann King. As a child, Erica was enthralled by Carole's performances at numerous festivals, igniting her own passion for the genre.
Erica's musical journey was further enriched by the influences of legendary artists like Shania Twain and Carrie Underwood.
In recent years, Erica Brighthill has garnered recognition and accolades for her contributions to the country music scene. In both 2022 and 2023, she earned nominations for Country Artist of the Year at the Ottawa Faces Awards. Notably, her music video for her single 'Girls Don't Need A Guy to Dance,' soared to the top 6 for Best Country Music Video at the Canadian Independent Music Awards in 2022, amassing over 300,000 views to date.
Erica's captivating performances have taken her across the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, gracing renowned stages at festivals and fairs. Audiences have swayed to her melodious tunes at RBC Bluesfest, The Patch during the World Men's Curling Championship, and the Diamonds in the Rough showcase during CCMA week 2023 alongside Sirroma.
In the live music arena, Erica has shared the stage with multiple Juno and CCMA award winner Dallas Smith, CCMA nominees The River Town Saints, Pamela Rooney, Dani Daraiche, and even her childhood inspiration, Carole Ann King. Collaborations with esteemed musicians such as Jeff Brown (CCMA guitarist of the year nominee), Travis Switzer (Multi Award-winning bass player & CCMA Hall of Honor Inductee), Jordan Honsigner (formerly of Cold Creek County), Rosewood Ave (CMAO nominee), Victoria Banks (Multiple CCMA winner, songwriter for Sara Evans, Jessica Simpson, Lauren Alaina, Carly Pearce), Joe Basch (Emmy Award winner), and Sandy Ramos (The Chicks, Faith Hill, etc.) have further enriched her musical journey.
Throughout her career, Erica has been privileged to receive mentorship from Debbie Zavitson, the former manager of the legendary Blake Shelton as well as industry professional Tara Shannon. This guidance has played a pivotal role in shaping Erica's artistic trajectory, infusing her music with authenticity and empowering messages.
Erica Brighthill's musical journey continues with the electrifying release of her latest single, "Bodies In the Basement." This edgy and empowering anthem strikes a resounding chord in the realms of women's empowerment and self-assuredness.
Erica's melodic offerings are a tribute to authenticity, serving for messages that ignite joy in life's small treasures, having fun and embolden confidence. Her mission extends beyond the music; Erica aspires to inspire and empower young women worldwide through the transformative power of her artistry and personal journey.
As she continues to grace stages, collaborate with talented artists, and evolve her craft, Erica Brighthill is undoubtedly poised to leave an indelible mark on the world of country music, one heartfelt note at a time.