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Rising Stars: Meet Justine Lynn

Today we’d like to introduce you to Justine Lynn. 

Hi Justine, so excited to have you on the platform. So, before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
I grew up in South Africa, with my musical influences being old school Motown, Blues, Soul, and traditional South African artists; Aretha Franklin was my all-time favorite musician. At the age of 14, I moved to Canada and my love for music continued to grow with much of my time spent on stage performing. In high school, I heard the song “God Bless the Broken Road” by the Rascal Flatts and was mesmerized by the harmony, the melody, and the way that it grasped a moment in time. From then on, I was hooked on Country Music and couldn’t get enough. I did my post-secondary education in music and spent much of my adult life performing, writing, and immersing myself in Country Music. 

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Following my passion for Country Music, it has been a long hard road :)! Like MANY others in the music industry and having spent over 20 years following this passion, you have to become used to hearing “No” and trusting your gut and your craft. You have to learn to trust in your art and the product you are producing and stay true to yourself. With a lot of time doubting yourself and your abilities, time spent away from friends and family, the passion for music has always been my driving force. 

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
With my musical inspirations of traditional South African artistry, and old-school country music, I believe my sound and performance blends the best of both worlds. I love to be authentic with my music and show people who I am through the music. I have always loved being on stage and have been so lucky to have performed all over the world; including Carnegie Hall as part of an established choir. When performing, I love working to bring the audience into the show with me and make them feel like they are on stage with me! 

What are your plans for the future?
With 2022 just upon us, I am looking forward to releasing new music in the Spring! Followed up with a music video and hopefully some more shows and festivals to celebrate the return of live music! 

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Heather Glasgow Photography

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