Peterborough, Ontario native Elyse Saunders, is a 2023 CMAOntario award winning artist that's carved her path in Country music as a powerhouse vocalist, dynamic stage performer and topline songwriter. Not only is she quickly building a name as an exceptional talent, but her undeniable & unstoppable drive has been the foundation to her rising success.
As a FACTOR Canada (JSR) & Creative BC funding recipient, Elyse has been making huge strides in Canada & building international buzz, earning her the title of award winning artist at the 2023 CMAOntario awards in addition to 3 × Mississauga Music awards & past CMAOntario award nominations Her music videos have received multiple features on CMT Nashville & regular rotation on CMT Australia. She's done hundreds of media interviews across Canada, US, Australia & Europe as well as multiple feature TV performances on news outlets in Canada & the U.S, and to date, her songs have gained over 3.3 million global streams. After gaining the attention and support of Apple Music & Amazon Music major editorial playlists, Elyse has also been featured on several of their playlist covers. In 2021, Elyse was selected out of the thousands of submissions, as a winner of CBC's "Toyota Searchlight", providing radio support for her radio release of song, "Genes" across Canada, Australia and the U.S.
As a songwriter, Elyse has steadily grown her songwriting catalogue between Nashville & home for several years with many single releases of her own and most recently, 13 cuts by other artists since 2021.
As an entertainer, Elyse has always looked up to world class entertainers like Shania Twain and Garth Brooks and it's where she truly shines as a female artist. A show built for high energy festivals, Elyse takes pride in building a memorable show that connects her closer to her fans & new audiences.
Elyse has already played over 400 shows at festivals like Boots & Hearts, Sunfest, Canadian Music Week as well as CMAOntario awards, CCMA week.
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