Hailey Benedict Bio
Recognized as a five-time North America Country Music Association International Youth winner, including Most Promising Female Entertainer & Songwriter, Hailey Benedict continues to make her mark as a rising talent in the Canadian music industry. A past winner of the Big Valley Jamboree Talent Search, this dynamic, guitar-wielding singer-songwriter was also named the 2019 Edmonton Music Awards Rising Star and Alberta Country Music Awards Horizon Youth Artist of the Year.
Hailey's diverse music talents have enabled her to perform on numerous, highly respected stages, including the Alberta Country Music Awards, Big Valley Jamboree and K-Days mainstages, the Canadian Finals Rodeo, as well as the Bluebird Cafe & Tootsies in Nashville. She has also had the privilege of opening for several internationally recognized country music artists such as Jason Aldean, Lindsay Ell, Doc Walker and Gord Bamford. Most notably, Hailey captured international attention from her original impromptu performance for country superstar Keith Urban and 20,000 fans on opening night at Roger's Place. Urban shared the video and his appreciation on his social media accounts, writing, "A HUGE THANK U to Hailey Benedict who blew us all away tonight!!!!"
Hailey's unique covers and extensive songwriting repertoire have garnered attention online with over 200K followers on Tik Tok. Her original music has also received recognition on Canadian Country radio, CBC Country' Sirius XM, and commercial films. Most recently, Hailey secured a song cut for a feature film to be announced this fall.
A strong advocate for mental health and anti-bullying, Hailey continues to support charitable foundations such as The Stollery Children's Hospital, CASA Foundation, Santa's Anonymous, Jacks.Org, and the CIBC Run for the Cure. As a result of her achievements and philanthropic efforts in the community, Hailey was also honoured as one of the youngest ever Global Woman of Vision award recipients.