Following in the footsteps of her idol Shania Twain, Jess Moskaluke became first female Canadian country solo artist since Twain to achieve gold single status. The achievement was thanks to her hit track, "Cheap Wine and Cigarettes." Also like Twain, Moskaluke found her singing voice early by performing around her home town of Langenburg, Saskatchewan. Five years ago, she released her debut indie EP, Cover Up. It's first single, "Amen Hallelujah" helped to propel Moskaluke into the national spotlight. She embarked on a tour with Tyler Ward and landed a chance to represent Canada at a CMA Festival showcase in Nashville.
In 2012, Moskaluke released another EP, Catch Me If You Can and by 2014 her first studio album, Light Up The Night. The album contained four top 20 hits and helped Moskaluke to win her first CCMA award for best female artist -- an achievement she repeated in 2015 with the addition of two Juno nominations! Moskaluke has honed her performing skills touring alongside artists such as Paul Brant, Dean Brody and Chad Brownlee. While she writes and records regularly in Nashville, Moskaluke still calls Saskatchewan home.
Moskaluke's latest EP is called Kiss Me Quiet and it has already produced two top ten singles. Today on Big Country with Rudy Blair, Moskaluke shares the music that inspires her.
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Jess Moskaluke shares her favourite music on Big Country with Rudy Blair.