"She is a sensation!" — Ron MacLean, Hockey Night in Canada
"[An] over-abundance of talent" — Robert Tuomi, Eyes on Windsor
"It won’t be long until Kelsi Mayne becomes a household name across Canada" — Hendrik Pape, Soundcheck Entertainment
As one of the three recently announced Sirius XM "Top of the Country" finalists, singer-songwriter and actress Kelsi Mayne is proving to be one of Canada's fastest emerging country artists.
In addition to performing at major music festivals across Canada (Big Valley Jamboree, Havelock Jamboree, and more to be announced), Kelsi makes her big-screen debut on the international film-festival circuit performing the title role in "Willa," an adaptation of a popular Stephen King story.
Her current single, "Takin' U Home," is quickly climbing the Canadian Billboard charts, having been introduced late last year on national television and reprised — again for Canada-wide audience — on the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour telecast.
This 2016 Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase finalist, Trackside Homegrown Spotlight Artist and 2018 CMA Ontario New Faces Showcase performer has also garnered strong support from industry mainstays, FACTOR Canada, the SOCAN Foundation, and Ontario Arts Council.
Kelsi currently divides her time songwriting between Toronto and Nashville but, a dual-city allegiance is nothing new to her. Windsor, Ontario’s hometown sweetheart, continues to be true to her blue-collar roots. Growing up within earshot of Detroit, each city provides a rich source of her musical inspiration.
Kelsi is also the world's only country singer boasting both a nursing degree and a track record as a nationally ranked hurdler... So if your heart stops at one of her shows, she’ll either help you on the spot, or run for some. Real fast.