Mersaidee Soules, originally from Picton, Ontario, Canada, got an early start on her career path--she's been singing since she was a little girl and writing songs from the time she became a teenager. So, it's only natural that she wrote the majority of the songs for her debut CD, Honest. Mersaidee notes that her songs are a reflection of her small-town experiences and family life. 'Music has always affected me on such a deep level,' she says. 'So many songs have had such an impact on my life and that's really why I feel so drawn to not only sing but write as well.' After moving to Nashville in 2001 to pursue her dream, Mersaidee landed her first cut in Canada by a Major label artist and the single had an immediate impact and soon aired on two popular TV shows, Dawson's Creek and Crime & Punishment. Three years later, Mersaidee won the overall Grand Prize in the US Mid-Atlantic Song Contest and flew to Washington, DC to perform her original tune 'You Knew.' The song won first place in the Country Music division and later finished first overall for every genre entered. 'You Knew' is also the first single from her Debut CD. 'This is a true love story between my sister and her husband,' Mersaidee says. Mersaidee has become a popular performer in Nashville, playing various Music Row clubs along with special events for the Salvation Army, an organization that remains close to her heart. 'The Salvation Army helped my family when I was young and I've never forgotten that,' she says. 'I am proud to have been a part of their Angel Tree Program in 2005 and 2006.' Now, she continues to build on her dream with the release of her first CD, Honest. 'I love the stories/songs on this project,' she says with a smile. I also cut 3 songs of long time co-writing friends, because I loved the songs and wanted this project to be about dreams coming true for them too. I had so much fun writing songs for this CD and working in the studio with the musician's & engineers. There were many magical moments and I am excited to share them with you... Turn it up and join me on the journey! XO Mersaidee.
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