"She is a sensation!" — Ron MacLean, Hockey Night in Canada                                                                                                                  "[An] over-abundance of talent" — Robert Tuomi, Eyes on Windsor                                                                                                   "This woman and her band..... Phenomenal" — Kevin Vyse, Stagepass Media

This promises to be a "festive" year for songwriter/singer/actress Kelsi Mayne, as she builds on her list of 2018 breakthroughs. 

Watch for her on the international film-festival circuit, as she plays the title role in an adaptation of Stephen King's short story, "Willa." 

In addition, expect to see Kelsi at country-music festivals across Canada, as she promotes her late-2018 release, "Takin' U Home." Available on Spotify, iTunes, etc., it will be on her debut album, due in spring. 

"Takin' U Home" was introduced on national television during last year's Canadian Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony. And it was reprised, again for a national audience, on a Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour telecast. 

These gigs came on the heels of numerous shows at high-profile venues throughout Ontario, from the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, to the main stage at the Boots and Hearts country-music festival, where Kelsi shared billing with Florida George Line and Alan Jackson. 

Since 2016, she has also appeared on the same bills as artists ranging from Blake Shelton to Chris Young. 

Kelsi currently divides her time between Toronto and Nashville. But dual-city allegiance is nothing new to her. 

She grew up in Canada's southernmost city — Windsor, Ontario — which is within earshot of Detroit, one source of her musical inspiration. 

Kelsi is also the world's only country singer with a nursing degree and a one-time nationally ranked hurdler. ... So if you fall ill at one of her concerts, she can either help you on the spot, or go for help. Real fast.