Based in Edmonton where her roots are, she has set her sights on taking over Canada’s country music scene. She was a Boots & Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase finalist for 2018, as well as the Nashville North Star 2016 winner at the Calgary Stampede. Her first single ‘Whispers’ has been featured on country radio stations Canada wide and garnered her opening slots for artists such as Adam Gregory, Beverly Mahood, Gord Bamford, and George Canyon. Julia continues to work hard and cannot wait to continue to write more music and share world wide.
“Stay” was a starting point for new beginnings in my writing, and new beginnings in my personal life. I had been writing and performing for a long time. With every song you write you get better at your craft. When that craft is met with a pinnacle moment in your life, it is your greatest asset for how you deal with those emotions.
I’ve written about love, heartbreak, the good times, family, losing loved ones, people in the world who are young and old, and so much more. This song was written at a time when I had made some of the biggest mistakes in my life. The person I had become was not someone I was proud of, and it cost me not being with the person I was put on this earth to be with. When you know you are supposed to be with someone, they will complete you just like a puzzle. When you know who they are, all I can say is don’t ever let them go, and if you believe in that love, fight for it. “Stay” was the rock bottom, where I would’ve done anything to have that person in my life again. The journey of songs I wrote over that period of life taught me to grieve, hurt, reflect, learn, and eventually love again. When I say love again, I mean learn to love myself again. I hope to share the songs with the rest of the world in that no matter what kind of relationship has been broken, you deserved to love and be loved again. To get to that point, we may have to start at rock bottom, the most vulnerable version of ourselves. For me, that was “Stay”.