“The girl can sing!” says Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum entertainer, Sammy Kershaw, in an interview with Nashville Country Club. “Her pitch is so good, she has country soul, her phrasing is great and the way she breathes in the song, it’s unbelievable that she has been sitting out there.”
2017 CCMA Spotlight winner Mallory Johnson, has been turning heads in the country music scene, sharing stages with artists like Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Rascal Flatts, and Blake Shelton to name a few. In May of 2018, Mallory released her debut self-titled EP (produced by Kershaw) which earned her the 2019 ECMA for Country Recording of the
Year and 3 MusicNL nominations for Country Artist, Rising Star and Female Artist of the Year. The EP includes songs written by hit-makers Gordie Sampson, Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges, and Steve McEwan and is “…packed with rollicking guitar solos, heartfelt storytelling, and catchy melodies—all supporting Johnson’s voice, a controlled, fierce, and empathetic instrument at the heart of each track” – Melody Lau (SOCAN Magazine).
On September 20th 2019, Mallory released two songs as a digital 45 called a Double Shot (produced by Dustin Olyan). The project includes the single “Drunk Mind, Sober Heart” which was a finalist in the 2019 International Songwriting Competition and nominated for Best Country Song at the 18th Annual Independent Music Awards, and the single “Hungover” which received an honourable mention in the 19th Annual NSAI Song Contest presented by CMT and Martin Guitars and Strings. This project also earned Mallory nominations for Fan’s Choice Entertainer and SOCAN Songwriter of the Year at the 2020 MusicNL Awards.
Most recently, Mallory collaborated with the sister duo Twin Kennedy on a song they wrote together called “Wise Woman.” The single has already received high praise from publications like The East, The Bluegrass Situation and Billboard: “[A] gorgeous tale of vulnerability that strikes just the right chord” – Billboard. Coinciding with the single release, Johnson and Twin Kennedy released a powerful music video directed by Cecil Johnson, as well as co-hosted Wise Woman – The Show, presented by The Consulate General of Canada to the Southeast United States. In honour of Women’s History Month, the show was introduced by Kirsten Hillman, Canada’s Ambassador to the United States and featured world class talent and critically acclaimed Canadian female artists residing in Nashville, TN. In addition to the online premiere, the show was aired as a weekend special on SiriusXM Country.
Mallory is currently working on a new studio album with Grammy-nominated producer Kent Wells (Dolly Parton).